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Dead Island Video Game Guide: Playable Characters

The following Dead Island game guide reveals the playable characters available in the action role-playing video game developed by Techland for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.

Players who have purchased the video game will notice that they can access four characters, also known as heroes: Logan, Xian Mei, Sam B and Purna.

These characters survived the zombie infestation that took place on the island of Banoi, but each hero is different.

They have different stats, such as stamina, health or speed; different weapon proficiencies and different stories.

All characters can also upgrade different abilities and skills.

Our guide offers in-depth information regarding the heroes in Dead Island, including their in-game details and stories that explain how they got on the island and what they did in the past.

The guide can also help players who don’t know what weapons they should use in Dead Island, in order to beat the game faster.

Playable Characters


Character’s SpecialityThrowing Weapons
Character’s Health: 100
Character’s Speed: 100
Character’s Stamina: 80

Character’s Official DescriptionA former American football star, spoiled by life and successful in every possible way, Logan’s ego finally put an end to his bright future. Taking part in a reckless street race with tragic consequences, Logan not only killed a young woman – his unfortunate passenger; he also fractured his knee, putting an end to his sports career.

His fall from stardom inevitably followed and he plunged swiftly into a life of bitterness and despair.

In an attempt to get away from the demons hunting him, he gladly takes the chance to experience the beauties and wonders of Banoi. Soon enough though the getaway he was dreaming about turns into a real life nightmare…

Character’s In-Game BioOh, man. I used to be on top of the world, brother. All-pro quarterback, four years running. Voted the Sexiest Texan in 2004. Beat out Dennis Quaid and Matthew McConaughey for Christ’s sake. So I drank a few beers now and then. Popped the occasional pill.

That’s nothing compared to what the team quacks would shoot me up with just so I could play. Sometimes I just needed to numb the pain. You know what I’m saying? My biggest vice was speed. Not meth, buddy, adrenaline. I blew every penny I had on the fastest cars I could find. Just so you know…I’m a damn good driver. If that asshole I was street racing hadn’t a side-swiped me, I never would have crashed. And that poor girl would still be alive. That’s right.

It’s his goddamn fault I shattered my leg in six goddamn places. So I had a few drinks in me. So what the fuck? I drive drunk better than I do sober anyway. Of course, I couldn’t play worth shit after that. After I got outta jail, they canned my ass. Said I violated the morals clause on my goddamn contract. Ended up playing semi-pro in fucking Canada. But I’m still a name. Still a celebrity.

That’s why they wanted me to promote their blood drive here. That’s why they fucking flew me first class halfway around the goddamn world. Because my name still means something. Logan Carter is not a goddamn douchebag.

Xian Mei

Character’s SpecialitySharp Weapons
Character’s Health: 90
Character’s Speed: 100
Character’s Stamina: 100

Character’s Official DescriptionXian Mei is an employee at the Royal Palm Resort, born and raised in China, she chose an occupation that allowed her to leave her country of birth in order to experience different people and cultures – Banoi is her first placement outside of her homeland. 

She is a fast learner, intelligent, and also – as a passionate sportswoman – quick on her feet. Having just arrived at the island, Xian Mei was responsible for a myriad of menial tasks at the hotel, before starting work as a receptionist.

This opportunity to meet and greet all the different nationalities that visited the hotel was ideal for Xian Mei, as it provided a perfect source of inspiration for her dreams of traveling the globe. That is of course, before suddenly the world around her begins to crumble…

Character’s In-Game BioMy father was a very great man. A Chief Inspector for the Hong-Kong Police. Even though he died when I was ten, I remember him very well. He was killed by an enforcer for the Wo Shing Wo Triad. I told myself then that I would follow in his footsteps and honor his memory. He taught me martial arts and I continued to practice after he was gone.

 After finishing at the top of my university class, I joined the Hong Police and was chosen as part of the first all female anti-organized crime squad. I worked hard. I did my best. But the men in charge never intended to put us on the front lines. They didn’t train us the way they promised they would. They didn’t believe any of us women were up to the task.

We were only for show. Instead my superior sent me here. To this resort. To this front desk. To be an informer. To spy on wealthy Westerners. My father would not be proud of me. This work dishonors his memory. But I will do as they ask. For I am a patriot.

But I know I am capable of much much more. I just need the opportunity to prove myself.

Sam B

Character’s SpecialityBlunt Weapons
Character’s Health: 110
Character’s Speed: 100
Character’s Stamina: 90

Character’s Official DescriptionA one-hit-wonder rap star of fading fame, Sam B was booked by the Royal Palms Resort Hotel to perform his well known song “Who do You Voodoo?” at a high profile hotel party. He gladly took the chance to play this gig. 

Once strong, self-confident and proud, Sam B has had a troubled past and a history of drug and alcohol abuse, as his private life became caught in a haze of fake friends and bad advisors.

 Trying to pick up the pieces and earn some extra cash, he suddenly finds himself surrounded by a whole lot of different problems…

Character’s In-Game BioI grew up in New Orleans. The Lower Ninth Ward. My daddy went to prison when I was two. That’s where he died. Angola. Momma didn’t ever recover from that and drank and did crack and any random motherfucker who didn’t smack her around too bad. My nanna’s the one who raised me. She ran a washeteria and we lived in a little shotgun house on Burgundy.

From the time I was ten, man I wanted to rap. I was into old school free-style rap and I’d be kicking ass at them battles, brah. But, man I just couldn’t catch a break. Nothing caught on. So one Halloween I came up with “Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch?”. Just as a motherfucking joke, you know? It went right to the top of the hip-hop charts. Like a motherfucking rocket! Suddenly I was famous.

Going to the Grammies. Hitting the parties. Man, I had bitches up the yin yang and for the first time in my life, I was making money. But shit, I was spending it as quick as I was getting it. I thought I had made it, you know what I’m saying? That the gravy train was never gonna end. So I did another song. And another song. And nothing hit. Nothing fucking hit. Song after song and nobody gave a shit.

It’s been ten years man, and yeah I can still get gigs but all they want me to do is “Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch?” I used to play the big Casinos in Vegas or Atlantic City, but now, it’s just Reno or Laughlin or some motherfucking cruise ship. So this gig here might be my last chance.

There’s some heavy Hollywood hitters here and if I get noticed, I could be right back on top. You know what I’m saying?


Character’s SpecialityFirearms
Character’s Health: 100
Character’s Speed: 100
Character’s Stamina: 90

Character’s Official DescriptionPurna is a former officer of the Sydney Police department. After losing her career when she killed a child molester who could not be touched legally because of his wealth and connections, Purna then turned to working as a bodyguard for VIPs in dangerous places all over the world. 

She is hired not just for her skills but her looks as wealthy men did not mind showing up with Purna on their arm.

Character’s In-Game BioI hate rich assholes, which is fucking ironic since I’m expected to put my bloody life on the line for them. That’s why they pay me for. This pricey hotel here? To be a bodyguard for the rich and famous fuckwits who come to Banoi to blow their money.

I used to be a cop. A bloody good one. A vice detective in Sydney. You know how many female half-Aborigine detectives there were before me? None. You think it was easy suffering the abuse of my so-called colleagues? Half of ‘em hated me because I was a girl and the other half didn’t like the fact that my mom was a Koori. So, I came up the hard way: I busted my ass. It took me twelve years to make detective and that still wasn’t enough. It’s an old boys’ club, you know?

 The whole justice system is a fucking joke. Teenage drug addicts get put away forever and old white wankers who steal fucking millions get away scot-free. One rich bugger I investigated was clearly molesting his fourteen years old daughter, but he had too much pull with the politicians, so I couldn’t touch him. After the girl killed herself, I confronted him but he just laughed at me.

He pulled out a pistol and told me he could blow my bleedin’ head off and no one would care because I was nothing, a nobody, an Abo bitch…So I fucking took his gun away and shot the bastard. It was self-defense, but I still got sacked. Twelve bloody years down the drain.

Worst part is, I didn’t even kill the son of a bitch. I just gelded him. One day I’m gonna have to go back and finish the job…

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