Dead Island

Dead Island Achievements

How many days exactly?

Play Dead Island at least 28 days after starting it for the first time.   

This can be gotten quickly if you are impatient by moving your system's clock forward 28 days and playing offline. Otherwise, just wait four weeks and get it normally.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by DustlessSOX
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 03:18:08 PM

Easy one this is.Just a matter of waiting.

Comment #2 by Exotic x NeOn
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 05:43:45 AM

28 days later ref?

Comment #3 by JeppeBoy
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 07:54:41 AM


Comment #4 by rawtalent
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 08:51:02 AM

Nice lol It even uses the icon from the movie

Comment #5 by georgeous123
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 01:13:44 PM

nice incentive not to trade back your game! achievement whores = no renting!!

Comment #6 by EP1C 5N1P3R
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 02:34:17 PM

#5 You could just simply rent from GameFly and keep the game for 28 days or
just rent it again another time.

Comment #7 by voidreaper21
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 02:58:32 PM

does this mean you have to play it for 28 days game time or real time?

Comment #8 by bobthekilla
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 09:43:57 PM

#6 is right the only problem is I get games from gamefly and send them back in a week. this game looks great but I don't know if it will last me a month, and since it only 10g I don't think I will go for this one.

Comment #9 by tS-BLiTZ
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 10:19:45 PM there any reason we can't just play again offline after moving the date forward a month?

Comment #10 by ScuzzyBunny FTN
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 02:26:26 AM

Exactly, blitz...since there is no online requirement I don't understand how all these "achv addicts" don't know the workaround!

Comment #11 by Jack12
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 05:13:57 AM

Or you could just put your date 28 days later, dosn't say anything about being/playing on Xbox live.

Comment #12 by Giptuc
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 05:33:40 AM

@7 Seriously?

It just means play it 28 days after you first do...

play it on the 1st of the month... then play it on the 29th of the month and you will get your cheevo

Comment #13 by Cocoabine
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 09:18:25 AM

Haha, nice 28 Days Later reference.

Waiting this time isn't too bad at all, at least it's not like some games where you have to wait a year or on a particular holiday.

Comment #14 by S1L3NTxSH0T
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 10:29:38 AM

Is it confirmed that you can do it via the Time/Date Settings Glitch?

Comment #15 by Feel My Rage
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 02:35:39 PM


I would think so...I got the achievement on Lost Planet 2 like that....although it was an accident to be honest. Started playing offline in another state, return home, sync up to live and the Xbox updates to the real time...according to the game, my first day of LP2 was in 2005 or 2006 :P

Comment #16 by flechetteXXX
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 02:41:21 AM

@4 Thats a Biohazard symbol... its used for lots of shit

Comment #17 by NewSlang7
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 10:39:39 AM

I love the 28 days later reference, this is great! And #16 yes it is the biohazard symbol you're correct, but it is also on the posters and DVD cover for 28 days later, so #4 is correct too. Yay you both win!

Comment #18 by SaveTheSunFIR3x
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 01:18:00 PM

it is confirmed to work with changing the settings on your consoles clock :)

Comment #19 by ademlakey
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 05:02:52 PM

how original.

Comment #20 by schrodog
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 10:11:16 PM

Oct 4th if you started it on Sept 6th(Release date for North America)

Comment #21 by Almost Perfect
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 01:56:15 AM

some how my friend got it today....

Comment #22 by Pormogo
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 05:33:26 AM

Set your clock to Oct 4-5 if you got this September 6th (NA)
When you start up the game, you get the cheevo

Comment #23 by bozie69
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 09:01:39 PM

er this sucks sorry but gears 3 out 20th fifa 12 out 30 f1 23 :/ would have bein nice if it was 12 or 10 days

Comment #24 by WilliamGalliher
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 04:19:04 AM

I already got this. I took my Xbox offline, changed the date to a month ahead and started the game and it popped up.

Comment #25 by xlDAVISlx
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:19:06 AM

need coop players just send freind request

Comment #26 by Give in to Evil
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:15:46 PM

@13 You do realize you can just change the date on ur xbox right? You don't need to wait until that day

Comment #27 by DENAz666
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 10:19:12 PM

@16 and do YOU realise that that symbol is used on the cover of the movie 28days later!? Quite obviously its a reference to the movie and not just a biohazard symbol

Comment #28 by Whiplash XXIII
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 05:00:12 AM

I already have this haha, I played offline first then played it while connected to xbl

Comment #29 by Rebecca Chang
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 10:29:08 AM

I doubt anyone is going to get this achievement. The game has very little replay value once you've done all the sidequests. It can be 100%ed in under a week. 28 days seems like a long strain for 10G.
Oh and at #28 cool story bro but the game came out 3 days ago.

Comment #30 by Crawley innit
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 01:47:45 PM

My friend got this game today and he got the achievement already? And he said there's no patch?!!

Comment #31 by jimbo941992
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 05:00:31 PM

all that you need to do is disconnect yourself from live, put the date a month ahead then play the game. The moment you press start to begin you will get it.

Comment #32 by Crawley innit
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 07:48:36 AM

Ok I think the easiest way is to disconnect from xbox live play the game save it then connect to xbox live!

Comment #33 by Hippy Treee
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 10:48:03 AM

does this mean that you need to watch the movie, wait 28 days from when you started playing the game, and have all these people comment on how dumb you are? seems like a lot for 10g...

Comment #34 by jroc10991
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 11:39:22 AM

cool reference ;) nice to know there is an easy way to get this, but I think I'm going to wait an actual 28 days just cause of the fact i love Dead Island!! way better then dead rising 2 ( great game but became boring )and LFD2 ( terribly awful & boring ) anyway if anyone needs help just let me know.

Comment #35 by v1tr1us2
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 01:51:33 PM


Comment #36 by Wardiy
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 04:09:10 PM

When i first saw this achievement the first thing that popped into my head was change the date time on your xbox, glad to see i am not the only clever one on this site lol

Comment #37 by sw204me
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 04:02:20 AM

Can confirm, changing the date works.

Comment #38 by GWALTNESS
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 05:47:37 AM

Why even post, easy.

Comment #39 by joevsyou
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 05:07:44 PM

people people just remove your Ethernet cable and go into your xbox date and time setting and change...

Comment #40 by bearmod
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 05:30:20 PM

@5, At least it's only 28 days and not 6 months like the one from Crysis 2. And plus this game is crazy popular so I would imagine it's gonna be in demand for a while so I wouldn't worry about it loosing any resale value in a month

Comment #41 by Kakushu
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 09:38:16 AM

Instead of altering the date offline a good way to get this achievement is to.. Wait.

Comment #42 by Kornkid031
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 01:12:54 PM

Disconnect ur xbox Live, go to system settings, change it to a month later, start the game, let the Achieve Pop, then plug ur xbox live connection back in... simple and yet so stupid

Comment #43 by DeadlockDaze
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 07:33:25 AM

Changed my date and got the achievement. They should've thought that one through a little more :P

Comment #44 by I2aving I2abbit
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 12:33:35 PM

@43 agreed

Comment #45 by lewismax1
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 03:15:32 AM

90% of the comments are the exact same. must people repeat what everyone else already said 20 times over lol

Comment #46 by Zaft
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 04:13:31 PM

90% of the comments are the exact same. must people repeat what everyone else already said 20 tim--wait. DAMMIT!

Comment #47 by o CYB0RG o
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 01:06:53 PM

I think I can wait 28 days to pop the game in and get the achievement.
Seriously? It's 10 points. LOL

Comment #48 by ginister
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 02:26:19 PM

Can I kill #34? At least zombify him?

Comment #49 by codyc32
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 12:25:00 AM

haha you guys are dumb!!! unplug your ethernet cable change your date to 28 days later and load the game badda bing badda boom!!! IDIOTS

Comment #50 by HereticZombie
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 10:41:52 AM

lol @ #46

Comment #51 by fastNcurious
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 04:35:45 PM

I think the reference to the movie is pretty cool, but I hate achievements like these. If I ever rent this game, I am going to make sure this achievement is the first one I pop (using offline clock technique, of course).

Comment #52 by shaun orsler
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 08:57:11 AM

Similar acheivements like this on saw 2 play on halloween and way to.get it if u cant wait turn internet connection and change your date till 28 days after you started

Comment #53 by UKdragon1991
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 12:04:57 PM

does changing the date on the xbox count like on fable jus to boost money really quick?

Comment #54 by XxMr MillionxX
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 03:20:38 AM

Disconnect from Xbox Live, set your date to 28+ days from the first time you played Dead Rising on your console, and you'll get the achievement. Log back on, and it'll be there.

Comment #55 by I AM TH3 D0N
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 08:06:44 AM

mine just randomly popped up when i connected to live :/ didn't mess with the date or anything lol oh well i now have it :)

Comment #56 by Joshua the Corrupt
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:47:26 PM

lol clever

Comment #57 by RonanN1
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 05:47:19 AM

silly time glitchers :)

Comment #58 by Disp0sable13
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 04:08:50 PM

confirmed you can change the date being offline. there was an achievement hunter video that showed how to do it, and it popping on the video makers screen. so just count 28 days after your inital pop in, and alter the date. good to go!

Comment #59 by meageratoms81
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 09:17:21 AM

At first glance I thought I had to play at least once a day for 28 days clock trick would circumvent that :)

Comment #60 by NeuWerld
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 04:54:46 PM

Think i'm gonna wait and get this one legit, since i plan on playing this game a bit

Comment #61 by The Demon Cat
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 08:45:41 PM

Im legit so screw you cheaters ;) Lol No offence. And @34, LEFT 4 DEAD IS AWMAZING!!!! ;(

Comment #62 by ShyGuyRyRy
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:25:22 AM

This reminds me of playing pokemon diamond and pearl where drifloon only appeared on friday and i just changed the date because i didnt feel like waiting 4 days. same concept really

Comment #63 by jpace731
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 07:09:08 PM

@49... Who exactly are you calling idiots? Is it the people who have probably read what you just told them to do over 35 times in this thread already? Because it seems to me the person who took the time to retype something that has been said so many times before would be the idiot, wouldn't you agree?

Comment #64 by GdogTheOne
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 12:58:02 AM

@61 Cheating? This is X360A!

Comment #65 by here2infirmary
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 05:17:40 AM

28 days since I first played, and it hasn't popped. Is it to the hour?

Comment #66 by Metal DJ
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 02:40:12 PM

You can change the date on your Xbox Xbox. But, you won't have a date stamp on it. Then, everyone will know you just changed the date instead of just earning it.

The instant gratification generation is a sad one.

Comment #67 by Blue Thunder28
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 12:59:44 AM

It's been 28 days but it's midnight so I'm assuming it tracks up to the exact hour too (unfortunate since I got the game late in the day) Oh well I can wait 18 or so more hours :P

Comment #68 by Gone4aDuck
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 11:11:52 AM

I turn my xbox off at the wall when im done with it. Since this resets the clock, does that mean i have to either leave the switch on for 28 days or just go without the achievement??

Comment #69 by XBOX ISAAC82
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 10:13:58 AM

#68 The time on the Xbox updates via Xbox Live. Why turn the Xbox off at the wall?
The power consumption may be about 160 watts running but is only 2.5 watts standby.That That is only about 10-15 pence / 20-25 cents a month.

Comment #70 by Gone4aDuck
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 01:23:03 PM

Just somthing ive always done. Turning off the switch powers down the t.v, x-box, sky box, and ps3. Nothing to do with saving the pennies, just force of habit.

Comment #71 by XBOX ISAAC82
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 02:08:08 PM

Lol, fair enough.

Comment #72 by r37r0
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 05:38:09 PM

although you can use the trick everyone's talking about, turning off live and playing with the clock, to get the achievement, there is at least for the time being a glitch in the game that allows you get this achievement. i never played with the clock and i got this achievement the following day when i first logged in to play. 2 days, no adjusting of clocks, and i got it! lol.

Comment #73 by Gamelunatic92
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 05:46:40 PM

OMG really people. Just change the date on the xbox. Achievement!

Comment #74 by ItsGUnit
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 05:51:23 PM

this was too easy

Comment #75 by electricx330
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 11:26:36 AM

I liked the achievment, as it made sure no one could know the achievment 28 days after the first play, the release date :)

Comment #76 by salemslicks
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 10:07:53 PM

i didnt even know this exsisted can i still get it if i play a diffrent character

Comment #77 by jeenyus22
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:08:11 AM

so easy lol..

Comment #78 by Zesty Potato234
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 03:37:06 PM

So if i play it today, if i go back and play it 28 days from today, i'll get it?

Comment #79 by AveryChu
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 06:36:40 PM

Ha 28 days later reference. Nice.

Comment #80 by AveryChu
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 06:38:27 PM

@Zesty Potato234

Play the game 28 days after the first time you played it and you will get it.

Comment #81 by woolvgang
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 07:23:30 AM

easy and funny achievment! especially when you havent't wait for it :)

Comment #82 by Filip36365
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 11:35:08 PM

Why rent when you can buy. U pay like 10 bucks to rent it for a week. I bought this game for 15. I never rent. I buy all my games used for around 20. And that is why I own over 40 games and 33k gamerscore. Stop rentin and start begin. And dont cheat by movie it clocks. Wait patiently for the 28 days

Comment #83 by CaLL Me Shaq x
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 05:27:07 PM

Ahaha gotta love a bit of cheese :D

Comment #84 by Jack Famine
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:05:22 AM

got it second time I played; first time I wasn't hooked up online (so my xbox thought it was october 2008) ^^ second time I played I was hooked up online and the time on my xbox updated to 2012 :L

Comment #85 by TimesTheory
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 03:16:36 PM

My 28th day is tomorrow. :3

Comment #86 by Dreeeebo
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 06:14:09 PM

Did this on accident lol

Comment #87 by Berry Face NZ
Saturday, January 12, 2013 @ 08:47:30 PM

This is my last achievement and it wont unlock for me I've tried lots of different ways. This achievement pisses me off

Comment #88 by Cayusez
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 07:47:10 AM

Is 78 being serious?? Can you really not work that out from the heading??

Comment #89 by Kevekazi
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 09:26:14 PM

I just disconnected xbox from net and changed the date from 1/24/13 to 2/24/13. Loaded dead island BAM.. got it. Reconnect xbox to internet and it auto fixes date.

Comment #90 by Danixoldier
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 09:24:44 AM

I changed the time and date but i didn't got it *sad face*

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US September 06, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

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