Dead Island is a zombie action/survival game where you wake up on an island overrun with a zombie infection. In my opinion, the game is actually pretty fun despite mixed reviews. There's some neat mechanics in the game like an extensive crafting system and a fun door opening minigame. There's a few issues with controls like sprint randomly turning off and a stamina bar that's a bit too important.
The game was released in 2011 and shows it's age in the menus. You'll often see really poor resolution of text and images in some menus and the quest paper you bring to your face gets cut off at the bottom on high resolution monitors. There's also some problems with inventory management later in the game where you collect tons of weapons and have to click through each of them to see the stats.