Dead Island: Riptide

  • Developer: Techland Sp. z o.o.
  • Genre: Arcade/Action
  • Originally on: Windows (2013)
  • Works on: PC, Windows
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  • User Rating: 9.0/10 - 6 votes
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Game Overview

While Dead Island Riptide may not be Dead Island 2 by name, Dead Island Riptide is the full sequel to the original game. This was released shortly after the first game (just a couple of years) and there is some talk that it was originally intended as some kind of expansion pack rather than a full game.

The Gang Is All Back!

To say that Dead Island Riptide is a direct sequel is a huge understatement. This game takes place literally right after the events of the first game. As a result, all of the characters that you can across in that first game and who made it to the very end are here right at the start of the game.

New Island, Same Problems

The game sees you arrive on a new island that is once again something of a tropical paradise. The island this time around does not feel quite as spectacular as it did before and the level design feels like they have played it very, very safe. Do not get me wrong the island is a great size, there are plenty of locations for you to explore and each one is full of the undead. However, it just feels like you have seen it all before as there is very little here to wow you after the first game.

More Zombie Slaying RPG Antics

While the setting may not blow you away, as far as a zombie survival horror, RPG game goes I do feel that Dead Island Riptide is still a lot of fun. Now granted they have not exactly added a ton of new content here, but what it does, Dead Island Riptide does very well. You will once again be exploring every nook and cranny as you try to loot each location for all it has. Making your weapons, leveling up and making use of your skill points are just as much fun as they were before. So is the survival horror aspect where you always feel like there could be death waiting for you just around the corner. While I had fun with Dead Island Riptide and actually, I would say that technically it is just as good as the first game. The fact is they really played it safe here and did not add much of anything new.

Zombie Slaying With Friends

I would say that the co-op offered by Dead Island Riptide is better than its predecessor. Each of the playable characters do feel different, but the game will cater the zombies to the level of the people playing. So, if one player is a much higher level than another the game will set the level of the zombies accordingly which is a nice feature.

Let’s Talk About That Collector’s Edition!

Ok so this has nothing to do with the actual game, but we have to address the creepy, disgusting…... and kind of cool collector’s edition that came out with this. Getting a statue with a game is nothing new and something many of us collectors look forward to. Dead Island Riptide got some pretty major press for having a statue of a severed female torso as its statue!


So, did I like Dead Island Riptide? Yes, I did I just feel that they did not really add anything of importance to the game. It feels more like Dead Island 1.5 than Dead Island 2. Still, I do feel that if you liked the first game, you will like this one. On the flip side of this, if you did not like Dead Island 1, you will not find anything here that wins you over.


  • The island is once again diverse
  • It is actually a full sequel
  • There are buckets of blood and gore in the game
  • The characters feel different from each other
  • The RPG mechanics and survival horror aspect are once again fun


  • The same problems of the first game are here
  • It is very, very similar to the first game

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System Requirements

Processor: PC compatible, SystemP-100

OS: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game Features:Dead Island: Riptide supports single modeSingle game mode

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