Dead Island Runs Slow/ Freezes


The horror game, Dead Islands, starts with a story of a child whose family slaughtered by zombies, dead bodies that have been back to life by supernatural force. The game is all about crafting weapons and staying alive on such an island. Unexpectedly, the game is not free of performance drop-outs. Many users raised the issue of memory leaks, low Frames Per Second (FPS) during their gameplay.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

Ensure Minimum System Requirements

Ensure the following system requirements to play Dead Island at its optimum performance.

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video Card: ATI/ GeForce
  • Video Memory: 512 MB
  • Free disk space: 7 GB
  • Software: Microsoft DirectX version 9.0C

Stop Resource-intensive Processes

CPU intensive stuff is one of the reasons behind Dead Island slowing down. Reduce the CPU dependency of running programs by terminating higher resource-consuming processes. Resource Monitor, a pre-installed tool from Windows, might be helpful.

1. Type ResMon in the Search Box on your Taskbar.

2. Open the ResMon from the Search Results.


3. You have Resource Monitor program on your screen.

4. Click the Overview tab, and then expand the CPU category.resource-monitor-overview

5. Click the CPU column to sort processes by their CPU usage.


6. Determine the higher CPU consuming processes, and terminate them. (Right click > End process)


Skip Introductory Videos

Use the Steam to configure your game’s launch options and skip introductory videos.

1. Open the Steam.

2. Go to the Game Library.

3. Right click the game Dead Island; select the Properties.

4. Click “Set launch options…

5. Type the following in the text box:

  • ” -nologos”

6. Click OK.

Update your Graphics Driver

A graphics card plays a significant role in computer gaming. Your graphics driver, a sort of program that facilitates communication with the graphics card hardware, must be updated regularly.

There are three alternative methods to update graphics driver, viz. 1) Downloading an update via the manufacturer’s website 2) Searching for an update using Device Manager 3) Conducting Windows update check-up.

Updating via Manufacturer’s Website

Your graphics card manufacturer occasionally releases new updates. All you need to visit its website, select your system specifications, and obtain the latest driver update.

Visit the website of your graphics card manufacturer and go to the Drivers link on the top right corner. Select the version of Windows you’re currently using, your system type (32/ 64 bit), and click Download Driver button.

Using Device Manager

This program is used to manage all hardware connected to a PC. It also facilitates PC maintenance and troubleshooting through its various features.

1. Press the Windows Key + X keys simultaneously, and select Device Manager option from the context menu items.


2. Expand the top node.

3. Expand the Display Adapters node.


4. Right click your graphics device, select Update driver software option.

Using Windows Update

Windows Update from techno-giant Microsoft gathers the list of newer updates from Microsoft and third party vendors, besides driver downloads.

1. Click the Start button, select Settings.


2. Click Update & Security icon.

3. Click the Windows Update tab.


4. Click Check for Updates button.

Clear Log Files & Change Folder Attributes

Your game takes a longer time to store and access log files due to inappropriate system settings. The steps for setting normal folder attribute are as under:

1. Click the Users folder on your Desktop.


2. Open the following location:

  • ..\Documents\DeadIsland\Out\Logs

3. Delete all files from the Logs folder.

4. Now right click the Logs folder, select the Properties.

5. Click the General tab.


6. Uncheck the box labeled Read-only.

7. Click Apply.

8. Click the Security tab.

9. Click Edit.


10. Check-up the box named Full control under the Allow column.


11. Click OK twice.


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