Game details

Game:
Dead Island Riptide
AKA
Dead Island II
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Horror
Release Date (US):
April 23rd, 2013
Release Date (UK):
April 26th, 2013
Players:
1
Online Players:
2-4
Developers:
Techland
Publisher:
Deep Silver
Rating:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC and Xbox 360.

About Dead Island Riptide

Having survived the ordeals of the zombie infestation on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi, our group of survivors thought they had finally found a safe place to escape from this terrifying nightmare," read a Dead Island press release. "But they were wrong. Shortly after the battle-hardened team had landed their helicopter on a military ship, a furious storm hits and havoc quickly spreads on board. Suddenly they find themselves struggling for their lives again with all hope drowning in the rising waves.

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PSU Review Score
7.5
Avg. user review score:
7.0

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Summary

Excellent open world zombie horror with great crafting slightly let down by unimaginative bosses and minor bugs.

We like

  • Impressive ppen world environment
  • Import your old Dead Island character
  • Creative crafting system

We dislike

  • Mundane bosses
  • Wobbly continue feature
  • Ninja zombies

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What's the best way to kill a zombie? Maybe you could use an electrified samurai sword, a fire-spitting shotgun or even a flaming shovel? Well, Dead Island: Riptide, the sequel to Deep Silver’s survival horror RPG, gives you the chance to try all these and more as you fight for your life to escape the zombie infested island of Palanai. The story of Dead Island: Riptide is set immediately after the end of the first game ...

Dead Island Riptide News

  • Deep Silver hints that we haven't seen the last of Dead Island

    The Dead Island franchise is likely to continue beyond the free-to-play PC offering, Dead Island: Epidemic, publisher Deep Silver has revealed. Speaking during a Reddit AMA, Guido Eickmeyer, creative director at Deep Silver, commented, “I would not expect the series to stop at this point.&r...

  • U.K. Charts: Dead Island: Riptide continues to prove as resilient as a hungry, walking corpse

    Dead Island: Riptide has infected the summit of the U.K. All Format Charts for a third week running. That’s despite the fact that sales of the zombie actioner have declined 55 per cent since the game’s launch in late April. Still, Riptide managed to equal BioShock: Infinite’s...

  • U.K. Charts: Dead Island Riptide is undead and loving it

    Zombie-mashing sequel Dead Island: Riptide has held the top spot on the U.K. All Format Charts for a second week running. In all fairness though, the Techland-developed action-RPG didn’t see much in the way of competition, with Soul Sacrifice being the only new release this week. Sadly for ...

  • U.K. Charts: Dead Island: Riptide infests the top spot

    Zombie sequel Dead Island: Riptide has invaded the U.K. All Format Charts at number one, knocking Injustice: Gods Among Us off the top spot after just one week. Sales for the Techland-developed action-RPG weren’t nearly as strong as its predecessor though, with Riptide clocking up less than...

  • Dead Island: Riptide launch trailer

    Dead Island: Riptide shambles into stores across the U.S. today, and to mark the occasion, Deep Silver has released the official launch trailer for your viewing pleasure. Check it out below.   Dead Island: Riptide picks up following the events of its predecessor, and sees the survivors s...

  • Dead Island: Riptide gets new screenshots

    Publisher Deep Silver has exhumed a casket full of decomposing Dead Island: Riptide images for your consumption. The zombie actioner is due out later this month on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 – April 23 in the U.S. and April 26 in Europe, to be precise. For those out of the loop, Rip...

  • Dead Island: Riptide has gone gold

    The Daily Dead reports that zombie romp Dead Island: Riptide has officially gone gold. Developed by Techland, Riptide is due out on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on April 23 in the U.S., and in Europe on April 26. The game, though billed as a spin-off of the original Dead Island, follows on...

  • Dead Island: Riptide hits us with new gameplay trailer

    Deep Silver has today pumped out a brand new gameplay trailer for the upcoming zombie killer Dead Island: Riptide. Riptide picks up immediately after its predecessor, with the survivors having escaped the onslaught of zombie hell on the Island resort of Banoi and landed safely on a military ship. ...

  • Dead Island: Riptide pre-order DLC announced

    Deep Silver has announced that Dead Island: Riptide will receive a batch of DLC pre-order goodies. Those of you who plonk your cash down early will receive a ‘Survivor Pack’ for the Techland zombie actioner, which includes the following: -BBQ Blade: Exclusive weapon that fuses a sh...

  • Dead Island publisher hints at next-gen announcement

    Deep Silver has hinted that the Dead Island series could be shambling onto next-generation consoles, with a possible announcement dropping as early as this year. The publisher teased the info during a chinwag with VideoGamer.com, where the company was quizzed on the future of the zombie franchise...

Dead Island Riptide Features

  • Dead Island Riptide review round-up: All guts and no glory?

    Zombies have become ubiquitous in the videogame scene over the past four or five years, with Dead Island: Riptide the latest title to feature the rotting, shambling undead. The follow-up to the original Dead Island released in 2011, Riptide sees the survivors battling zombies after being shipwrecked...

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