Dead Island achievement/trophy
"Guns don't kill but they help"
Kill 250 zombies using firearms.
Points 25 Game points
Trophy Trophy silver

"Guns don't kill but they help" is one of the achievements and trophies available in Dead Island.

To earn this achievement/trophy, the players must kill 250 zombies using firearms.


  • This achievement/trophy can easily be completed with Purna, as she has multiple skills which make firearms more lethal and accessible. Kills made with Purna's Fury Skill also count towards this achievement, which is available as early as level 2.
  • Note that only zombies count for the achievements. Aiming for the head will kill a zombie quickly, save your ammunition for more killing, and also have a chance to get the achievement/trophy "10 heads are better than 1".
  • A pistol is recommended as you get a Pistol Ammo Recipe earlier than a Rifle Ammo Recipe.
  • A cheap way to get this achievement is to get into a lower level's game and kill zombies there.


  • The reference is towards the popular saying "guns don't kill people, people kill people".