Dead Island: Riptide

  • Dead Island: Riptide
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  • Cool blood effects.
  • Addictive leveling.
  • A lot of great weapons.


  • Repetitive missions.
  • Poor dialogues.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCGamer on 45

If this had been released before Dead Rising or Left 4 Dead, or indeed any of the hundreds of zombie games released between then and now, it might still be relevant to your wallet. As it’s the reanimated corpse of a previous game that already looked a little peaky, it’s something that even Dead Island fans should avoid.

By on 60

Techland's Dead Island was a unique mix of Valve's Left 4 Dead, and Gearbox's Borderlands. It saw players attempt to survive a zombie-infested tropical paradise, using makeshift weapons to defend themselves against various types of zombie. It was fairly...

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While some fun can be had from Riptide, it ultimately fails to deliver. Tags: Zombies | Dead Island | PC gaming | gaming | User CommentsBe the first to post a comment! Post CommentName:Message:500 characters leftCaptcha:Click image to reload*What's...

By Strategy Informer on 50

It’s the small changes you’ll likely notice when coming back to Techland’s zombie opus, and with good reason; Dead Island: Riptide is essentially the same game as the original, repackaged and re-homed to a new island dense with jungle and populated...

By New Game Network on 63

The only thing that would attract newcomers to Dead Island Riptide is the fairly unique combat and the opportunity for playing cooperatively. But for most, the game lacks the overall quality to make it worthy of...

By TrustedReviews on 60

Dead Island deserved a second chance, but Riptide doesn’t make the most of it. There’s still the skeleton of a good game in here, but it’s covered by a little too much rotting zombie flesh.

By Trusted Reviews on 60

Available on Xbox 360, PS3 (reviewed), PC Sequels are sometimes second chances, and few games need a second chance as much as Techland's Dead Island. The game was a minor hit, but nearly everyone who played it agreed that while somewhere in there was a...

By Cheat Code Central on 70

Dead Island: Riptide is the follow-up to last year’s sleeper hit, Dead Island. Even though the first game has several issues, it still manages to be fun. It is an open-world-zombie bonanza with a little bit of character development thrown in. It works...

By GameSpot on 40

Riptide is dumb, and mind-numbingly slow, and somehow manages to make the art of zombie-slaying feel like utter tedium. And if slaying zombies isn't fun in a game that's all about slaying zombies, why bother?

By IGN on 72

Rather than fix the graphics and the performance problems that plagued the original two years ago, Techland slightly modified the setting and delivered a new character and more content. It’s a fun time, but there are no surprises or killer new features to make it an impressive package.

By Forbes on 40

If you thought of picking up Dead Island: Riptide to see what the developer changed from the original, don’t.

By Destructoid on 50

If you played the first game, however, I'd recommend waiting for a real sequel, because Riptide fails to get away with pulling the same trick twice.

By EuroGamer on 60

These things shouldn't be unattainable goals for a developer that must be flush from the unexpected success of the first game. If there is to be more Dead Island - and I wouldn't object to that - then those things must be high priorities for it to avoid another mauling. As for Riptide? It's half-fun, but fittingly enough it's the boring stuff that ultimately kills it.

By GiantBomb on 40

It's a shame Techland didn't take this opportunity to take a step back and figure out how to properly evolve this formula before iterating on the franchise again. Maybe that truly improved Dead Island will still come along someday, but in the meantime, Riptide feels like a game that didn't really need to be made.

By GameInformer on 80

Riptide’s flaws are many, but they couldn’t hold me back from having a blast. Few games nail the visceral feel of melee combat and co-op fun like Dead Island. At its worst, an annoying hiccup breaks the immersion of the grizzly trek through a zombie-infested paradise. At its best, Riptide hits the same high notes as the original.

By MeriStation on 68

No es lo último ni lo más original pero pasarás unas horas divertidas. Con algo más de esfuerzo, hubiera sido mejor título. Cómpralo si te gusta el género y te gusta tenerlos todos.

By GameSpot on 40

Dead Island: Riptide might look like an idyllic zombie-fest, but it's little more than a frustrating mess of half-baked ideas and repetitive...

By VR-Zone on 80

Developer: Techland Publisher: Deep Silver Release Date: April 23, 2013 Platform: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PS3 & PC Genre: Action Role-Playing, Survival Horror MSRP: $49.99 Dead Island: Riptide is the sequel to the first release in the series--Dead...

By NowGamer on 60

Dead Island: Riptide is still a little rough around the edges to really recommend, and its quests can quickly become a little monotonous. If you enjoyed the original then jump right in, otherwise you'll likely consider this too much grind for very little pay-off.

International Review By on 60

Fracasser du zombie, encore et en gore, voilà le postulat peu original de ce Dead Island Riptide qui, s’il reprend les forces de son aîné, en conserve malheureusement aussi les faiblesses. Répétitif, buggé, techniquement peu impressionnant et...