Dead Island is now available on Xbox Game Pass, but you'll need to be speedy

Dead Island is now available on Xbox Game Pass, but you'll need to be speedy ...

This weekend, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers may play the zombie-thumping action RPG Dead Island for free.

Following the release of Dead Island 2 at Gamescom Opening Night Live last month, the first game in the comically grotesque zombie series will be available on Xbox for a limited time. According to a Microsoft blog post (opens in a new tab), Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members may play Dead Island Definitive Edition for free from now on Saturday, September 26 at 12am PST / 3am BST / 6pm AEDT.

Both games have been released for the weekend as part of the Xboxs Free Play Days program, which allows Game Pass and Gold subscribers to play new games every week.

How to get Dead Island on Xbox Game Pass

Dead Island can be downloaded on your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One for the weekend. Go to the Subscriptions tab, tap on the Xbox Live Gold tile, and scroll down to the Free Play Days section. There, however, Dead Island should be a priority.

The game can be downloaded remotely on your PC. Head to the Dead Island listing page on the Microsoft store, enter your Xbox account, and click the green Install to button. A list of all consoles connected to your account will be thrown up, allowing you to remotely install the game to whatever one you wish.

The main campaign for Dead Islands takes place in around 20 hours, so you must dedicate a large portion of your weekend to it. Although it may not be one of the best co-op games around, its gruesomely gung-ho melee violence and four-player co-op campaign are worthwhile checking out. This is the Definitive Edition, which now includes all Dead Islands players.

While getting stranded in a tropical paradise might be helpful for the game''s upcoming sequel, which will hit screens on February 3 next year. We couldnt just button mash our way through the game. Hopefully, distracting zombies with Amazon Alexa will give us the opportunity to do so.