Dead Island

Dead Island Achievements

10 heads are better than 1

Kill 10 zombies in a row with headshots.  

The headshots must be from guns. You will start to see guns in Act 2 in the city. At first they will be rare, but then start to be fairly common (specifically when fighting human enemies). Also, this achievement does not count the humans, has to be zombies. The headshot must be the finishing blow, it does not have to be instant kills. You can shoot an enemy several times (or use other weapons). Just each kill must end as a headshot.

There are a few different methods to get this achievement:

  • In the city area from Act 2, run around on the streets until you see a bunch of zombies roaming around. Run near them and then jump onto a car. From here you can pick off the zombies very easily.
  • First kick the zombie you're fighting to the ground and then line them up for an easy headshot. It can be done with any gun, but a shotgun would work best (wider shot).
  • Another method is to join a friend at the very beginning of a new game with your high level character. The Level 1 zombies will easily die in a single shot.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 9 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Phenoviral
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 09:47:55 AM

I definitely like the sound of this one. Think I'm gonna try to go for it early on in my first playthrough. =3

Comment #2 by MakoBallistic
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 10:32:51 AM

i guess saving it once you get a weapon and then realoading if you balls it up should make this pretty easy.

Comment #3 by CenozoicZombie
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 08:48:48 PM


Comment #4 by Akira_Katayama
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 01:34:19 PM

Now this seems like a fun achievie to try. Can;t wait for this game, looks damn awesome.

Comment #5 by voidreaper21
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 03:40:48 AM

do you have to get headshots with a gun or can u decapitate them?

Comment #6 by V Shinoda V
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 03:40:32 PM


Comment #7 by MagneticPhil
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:36:25 PM

#3 You have to get headshots with guns. Easy to do if you level up a bit and then join someones game who is just starting.

Comment #8 by hatchet hero
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 01:01:15 AM

Just be purna her fury automaticly pulls out a gun even if you do not have one in your inventory.

Comment #9 by LordTotenburg
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 02:29:06 AM

Easy one. DONT TRY to make it with a gun. in the 2 chapter (town) you will pass a
heavy 50 cal. on a balcony. down there on the street there are zombie and every kill is a autoheadshot of you aim carefully.

if you want to make it on your own kick the zombies close to their dead and make the final damage to kill them with a headshot. but thats the hard way

Comment #10 by Sidewind3r A7X
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 02:54:13 PM

what i did was, get some ammo for pistol and rifle then in the city
stand on a car (some roofs work aswell - i did that at the guy that asks
you to turn on the speakers, outside of the fence/gate there's a building
with a ladder and a lot of zombies on the crossroad below and left of you)
easy enough...

Comment #11 by Gnip Preacher
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 08:09:44 PM

Knock them to the ground with kicks, run up and shoot them in the face. The yellow bar under an infected individual's health meter is essentially their will to keep standing. A single jump kick will consistently put a walker on the ground. In Dead Island, it can take more than a full mag to br enough to get the kill, head shots or not.

Comment #12 by Keala Ka Nui808
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 10:17:30 PM

It's better to get their health way down then shoot them in the head cuz they won't die with one shot even if u were to shoot them in the head. With a full health bar I had to shoot them about 5-8 times before they died.

Comment #13 by Ultra1898
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 06:20:12 PM

Yupp Just Colllect some Zombies, Jump on a Car, Kick Them in the Face until theyre almost dead and then BOOM Headshot :) Easy

Comment #14 by swd tr1plek t12
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:50:38 PM

shotguns are fun

Comment #15 by MJDiaz90
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:37:28 PM

looking for someone to join with a low lvl. if anyone would like to help me.
my username is MJDiaz90. i will glady help who ever help me with any

Comment #16 by Tomtam
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 02:39:51 PM

I got this one in the police station there's a stationary MG on a balcony. I had to wait a while for them to show up after I killed a few.

Comment #17 by N 8R4ND0N
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 09:18:49 AM

im lookin for someone to start a new low lvl. ill help you you right after. message me

Comment #18 by Alex l 4 l
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:58:03 PM

Need a partner to do some achievements with.
Achievements I need:
-One is all I need.
-Light my fire.
-10 Heads are better than 1.
-Oh no you don't.

Basically needing some one to create a Level 1 character so I am able
to kill the zombies in 1 blow etc.

In Return I will also do the same or help with any other achievements.

Add me: Alex l 4 l.


Comment #19 by deathmule
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 05:07:36 PM

how to do it solo. hope it helps people :)

Comment #20 by Jack Frost
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 05:32:24 AM

If you've got a good co-op partner:

1. Start a new game so the zombies are level 1.
2. Invite your friend who has a high-level character with a gun into your session.
3. Have low-level character kick zombie onto ground.
4. High-level character pops them in the noggin.
5. Do this 10 times.
6. Achievement!

Comment #21 by Understocked
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 12:29:59 PM

If you are on new game + there is a much easier way to do this:

1) Have a shotgun with 10+ ammo

2) Kill zombie to the ground then shoot it in the face

3) Done!

Comment #22 by Understocked
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 12:33:53 PM

Just out of curiosity, I just got this achievement by using the shotgun, before this I was trying to do this using High Voltage Zed's Demise.

Because modified weapons will do elemental damage, I think elemental damage kill disqualify the kill, nor do stomping on the head counts toward the progress.

I tried with the mindblowing knife (using developer mod no.4 I guess), as each kill against usual zombies and infected is always head-blowing effect, however, this does count toward the progress.

Hope it helps

Comment #23 by Joshua the Corrupt
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:49:26 PM

Sounds fun!

Comment #24 by tommylee20rocks
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 10:59:43 PM

I used the stationary gun in city hall to get it.

Comment #25 by Valkynaz
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:50:36 PM

You get a revolver and some ammo early on in the Resort level (somebody named Torres gives you a quest located in the hotel bar area), and I think you get ammo for it as a quest reward from helping out yet another wetback that's holed up in a beachside bunker (as soon as you leave the cabin after meeting Sinamoi for the very first time, head right along the coast). Simply knock down a single zombie, kick off most of its health, and finish it off with a headshot. This method takes some time, but you can do it without joining another player's game. Just be careful not to crit hit it while kicking or it could kill the zombie and reset your kill count.

The other easier method is progressing the storyline until Moresby, find a pistol (looks like a deagle lol) from one of the looters/punks, g

Comment #26 by Valkynaz
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:56:21 PM

**The other easier method is progressing the storyline until Moresby, find a pistol (looks like a deagle lol) from one of the looters/punks, go back to the Resort level and search for a new player's game. If you're level 20+, you will easily headshot everything with the pistol. Boom. Achievement.

Comment #27 by CombatVet IZ AF
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:59:53 PM

Did it in Moresby by driving through the city and finding a group of zombies, jumping into the back of the truck and meleeing them until their health was way down and then finishing them off with a bullet. The way they press up against the truck in a group limits their movement and makes it easier to confirm the headshot.

Comment #28 by omarroms
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 04:16:10 AM

I did this solo in the city by gathering zombies as i run pass them and jumping on top of a car. I then aim at their head using a shotgun. I skip the zombies that were wearing helmets since they take more shots to kill. Repeat until it pops up. You should take down most zombies with 1-3 headshots depending on how much damage your shotgun does.

Comment #29 by XtremeDagger
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 07:05:54 PM

This is kinda hard for me, any tips?

Comment #30 by ZOMBIExFREAK
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 02:38:20 AM

#26 thats how I got it. easy as pie. my level 48 character in a lvl 1 players game :D pretty easy to find a lvl 1 game at the start of new game plus. just make sure you have a firearm and ammo in your inventory when you finish the previous playthrough.

Comment #31 by kenco krusz
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 08:02:11 AM

finding it hard to do this achivment so if there i anyone out there who is near the lab at low level add me thanks kenco krusz

Comment #32 by goofycaca
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:18:29 PM

I found it pretty easy in Moresby with a shotgun. Jump on top of a vehicle and use the iron sights.

Comment #33 by theNeilicus
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 07:35:14 PM

Easy way to get this achievement is using the stationary gun in the city hall and bring a few meat baits with you:

Chuck a meat bait, wait a second.. pick off the zombies as they congregate around the blood cloud. When they start dispersing, chuck another meat bait out and continue this process until you get the achievement.

Comment #34 by Trombonafide
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 12:30:52 PM

I had some trouble with the "Get on Top of a Car" method. I would always miss a shot around 7-8 and get a non-headshot kill because of the awkward elevated angle. I managed to get it by going to one of the looter/punk locations in Moresby that was surrounded by chain link fences. Since its fenced off, there's no worry of zombies coming up from behind and gnawing on your ankles, and the fence keeps the zombies at bay but it full view on a level plane. This made it quite easy to line up perfect headshots with a normal pistol. Also, since the area was recently cleared of punks, there should be some stray ammo around should you run out of bullets. In the very least, you can pick up the discarded pistols which should each have a full clip of bullets. That's an extra 60 shots right there just fr

Comment #35 by Trombonafide
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 12:34:40 PM


That's an extra 60 shots just from the looted weapons. Just take your time and line up your shots carefully. There's no need to rush. The gunshots should attract more zombies, so you should have no problem getting 10. Also, be sure to stand back from the fence a few feet. Some enemies (most notably the Rams, which are in this area) can hit or kick you through the fence of you are too close. Happy hunting!

Comment #36 by S G T SnowSSS
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 07:18:36 PM

Simple way to get it is level high enough with a weapons wich dealts alot of damage go online with a player with a lot of levels lower and let the blood flow.

Comment #37 by jeffgordon24
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 10:11:32 AM


Comment #38 by drwill666
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 08:16:27 AM

You shouldn't try this with a modded Gun. I was at 8 or 9 out of 10 several times (checked it in the Extras menu), when the last zombie died from electricity damage dealt from my shock pistol and I got reset to 0.

Comment #39 by Xipee808
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:28:11 PM

DO IT WITH A SHOTGUN u can blow their head off in one shot dont matter health (unless its a specialized zombie of corse)

Comment #40 by LPfan19
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 03:37:39 PM

I'll have to try it with the shotgun

Comment #41 by metallbassist3
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 09:19:48 AM

easy.. explosive ak-47. anywhere really, 10 bullets 10 kills regardless of your level. just make sure u hit the head

Comment #42 by The Giant Claw
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:01:58 PM

I should have come here sooner thanks for all the tips this one was proving to be a bit difficult.

Comment #43 by GreyyPwnsYou
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 11:20:11 AM

Looking for someone willing to create a lvl 1 and invite me to kick 10 to the floor so i can headshot them. I'll return the favour if required. Message my gamertag: GreyyPwns you

Comment #44 by StickyVegas
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 03:20:59 PM

Barricaded area in front of police station, Act II.
Pull a few at a time.
Shoot point-blank with shotgun in the head.
If you run out of zombies, zone in and out of police station.

Comment #45 by Batou67
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 08:39:21 AM

My advice is the same as most of the others above - use a shotgun. You can kick the zombie to the floor and then last them in the head as they're getting up. Of course shotguns and ammo are rare until the last quarter or so of the game, but it's so much more reliable than using pistols.

Comment #46 by mundus
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 10:30:15 AM

best way to do this one and very quick and easy is to have the blood bath arena go to the easy arena take a pistol or single shot rifle and pick them off one by one they should be one shoted if ur gun is high enough

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Deep Silver


US September 06, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

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