Okay, so Dead Island 2 isn't in the works yet . Doesn't mean you can't get your sandbox zombie fix this year.

Deep Silver has announced the Game of the Year Edition for the award-winning Dead Island , which released last September. Earning Gamecritics.com's 2011 Game of the Year and numerous Editors' Choice Awards, the title became the best-selling game worldwide upon its launch. It ended up shipping over 3 million copies and so now, the gory survival adventure gets a sweet re-release.

The GotY Edition will feature the Bloodbath Arena Mode, the Ryder White Campaign single-player story arc, and the blueprint for the "highly coveted Ripper weapon mod." Said Deep Silver's Aubrey Norris "Manager of Suspicious Radio Voices, while wearing a smooth velvet smoking jacket and pouring a glass of some questionable-looking red substance on the rocks:"

"There’s nothing more satisfying than gracefully tossing a normal, inconspicuous looking kitchen knife at some foul creature and bringing complete decapitation to their world. By unleashing – I mean, releasing- the Dead Island Game of the Year Edition upon the world, we feel that we are doing our part to empower the world with the ultimate survival tutorial. At Deep Silver, ladies and gentlemen, We. Make. SURVIVORS. *thunderclap*"

Deep Silver's press releases vie with Atlus' for The Most Entertaining Reading Award from journalists. Anyway, with all that new content (Bloodbath Arena offers four arenas and new challenges that can be played solo or in co-op mode) and an attractive $29.99 price tag, you should definitely consider a purchase when the Dead Island Game of the Year Edition launches on June 26.

Related Game(s): Dead Island

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Sir Shak
Sir Shak
8 years ago

Shouldn't a game receive a 'Game of The Year' award to have a GOTY edition?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

It did. Well, one, anyway.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

One is better than nothing, ahem Two Worlds II.

MartyRules
MartyRules
8 years ago

I really enjoyed this game. Felt super short tho, specially while playing with all my friends. I did get plat for this game too

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

It's pretty darn long if you do all the side quest, but having help with friend definitely cuts the time.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Nice price.

matt99
matt99
8 years ago

This is why gaming is having problems being considered a legitimate art form (which it is). Only one game can be game of the year, but it seems like every game is getting a game of the year.

And dead island? C'mon, it was entertaining and definitely showed promise but it was no game of the year. Not next to Arkham City, UC3, Skyrim…I could go on.

Miggy
Miggy
8 years ago

I loved this game. I'm still trying to get around to a second playthrough. But I'm kind of back logged atm.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Loved this game. Can't wait until they make a sequel or continue the franchise in some way. 30 is a steal.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Cool beans, this means I'll be able to swap out mine later for a better copy.

___________
___________
8 years ago

how the hell can you give this GOTY!?
hell, might as well give rouge warrior GOTY!
one of the biggest disappointments of the year especially judging by that target trailer they released.
its a shame they really could of made a awesome story with this, but they just did not bother!
not to mention the tech demos techland had been showing for years demonstrating their multiple skin layer technology, something that never made it into the game.
only award dead island should be getting is least promises delivered!
187000 features promised for the game, 2 delivered!
was as fun as watching paint dry too!
every god dam mission is a fetch quest, how the hell does that define GOTY!?