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Strange Brigade Isle Of The Dead DLC Review – PS4

Strange Brigade Isle Of The Dead DLC Review

Strange Brigade the up to four-person co-op shooter which has proved to be one of the years surprise gems, recently received its first story-based DLC, Isle Of The Dead. This is the first of three content drops that make up the Thrice Damned campaign. Check out our full review for Strange Brigade.

The Strange Brigade In the Isle Of Dead DLC Review

Isle Of The Dead introduces a new character, aviator, Tessie Caldwell, who is likely an homage to Bessie Coleman, the first female African-American to hold a pilot license. She brings along a few new weapons, the Colbeck Wildfire submachine gun, a new sidearm, the Hyde & Sons compact pistol, and glacier bomb grenades, which freeze your enemies for a brief time and is my new favorite thing to do in Strange Brigade. Her default amulet power is the Internal Firestorm.

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Meet your new favorite member of the Strange Brigade

When we last left the Strange Brigade they stopped the evil Seteki from destroying the world with various undead creatures. However, on a distant island in the middle of nowhere, the undead live again. It’s up to the Brigade to once again stop the undead armies of old and new foes by rebuilding the shield of Bes.

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The Song Remains The Same

Aside from a new setting, the Isle Of The Dead DLC plays much like the core game, and that’s fine with us. The new level is full of well-hidden collectibles and features a few new types of puzzles. One of the most memorable mini bosses also returns for comedic relief and the game also retains its irreverent sense of humor compliments of the returning snarky British narrator.

Strange Brigade still isn’t perfect, but that hardly matters when it offers so much fun and replay value. Plus, its quirks have become part of the game’s charm. If you are a fan of the game, it’s well worth your time and money to invest in the season pass.

Still not sure about buying the Strange Brigade DLC? Rebellion has provided a breakdown of all future free and paid DLC.

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Zombie pirates are back

Check out the full DLC roadmap below:



Texas Cowboy Character Pack

– Patrick ‘Bash’ Conaghan playable character

– Wrath of Quetzalcoatl amulet attack


  • Score Attack – Harbin’s Dig Path II
  • Score Attack – Hidden Valley II
  • Score Attack – Tunnels of Wadjet II
  • Horde map – Palace



Campaign Mission – The Thrice Damned 1: Isle of the Dead

American Aviatrix Character Expansion Pack

– Tessie Caldwell playable character

– Internal Firestorm amulet power

– Hyde & Sons compact pistol

– Colbeck Wildfire submachine gun

– Glacier Bomb special item


  • Score Attack – Stone Church II
  • Score Attack – Cursed Village II
  • Horde map – Tunnels



Campaign Mission – The Thrice Damned 2: The Sunken Kingdom

Japanese Naval Officer Character Expansion Pack

– Hachiro Shimuzu playable character

– Piercing Pestilence amulet power

– Marchador TT pistol

– Mikhailov-38 rifle

– Shock Grenade special item


  • Score Attack – Cut-Throat Caverns II
  • Score Attack – Forsaken City II
  • Horde map – Chamber



Campaign Mission – The Thrice Damned 3: Pyramid of Bes

Maharani Huntress Character Expansion Pack

– Anjali Khan playable character

– Mosin-Nagant rifle

– MP40 submachine gun

– Freeze Chain amulet power

– Cluster Grenade special item


  • Score Attack – Great Pyramid II
  • Score Attack – Afterlife II
  • Horde map – Void

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The Final Word

The first story-based DLC for Strange Brigade is out now and is a must buy for fans of the game. Isle Of The Dead is part one of the Thrice Damned campaign, and while it introduces a few new elements, it doesn't stray far from the formula that made the game so much fun in the first place.