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  • Summary: (Also known as "Dead Island: Definite Edition") Definitive Collection contains Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and a brand new stand-alone 16-bit game Dead Island Retro Revenge. Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition(Also known as "Dead Island: Definite Edition") Definitive Collection contains Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and a brand new stand-alone 16-bit game Dead Island Retro Revenge. Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition are fully remastered versions of Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide including all released DLC and patches. Dead Island Retro Revenge: A brand new stand-alone 16-bit game set in the style of a classic side-scrolling action/endless runner within the Dead Island universe. Smash heads, crack skulls and slice em up with visceral melee combat and true story-based 4-player co-op in a sprawling open world just waiting for exploration. Enhance and develop your unique character using RPG-like elements including an XP/leveling system and unlockable skill trees. Collect and customize thousands of weapons ranging from simple wooden bats and fire axes to heavy rifles as you search for the makings of the ultimate zombie-slaying tool. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. May 31, 2016
    100
    Some remasters can feel a bit mailed in when it comes to how much they’ve actually been improved, but Dead Island: Definitive Edition is not one of them. Who knows what is going to happen to Dead Island 2 at this stage, but one thing that is true is Deep Silver has reignited the franchise with Dead Island: Definitive Edition.
  2. Jun 2, 2016
    75
    Techland has done a good job with this collection, but it's aimed at a new audience rather than at those who played the originals, since it offers very few additions to those.
  3. 70
    Dead Island: Definitive Collection presents a lot of fun, albeit dated and repetitive gameplay for an affordable price. As a remaster, it's not perfect, but that's almost part of these games' charm.
  4. Jun 21, 2016
    70
    A competent collection which vastly improves the two Dead Island games included, adding a third game which can be fun in short bursts. Both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide never looked better, with a slew of technical enhancements and solid performance which makes revisiting both titles quite enjoyable. Most the gameplay issues, however, haven't been addressed, so those who couldn't stand the original releases won't change their opinions with the remastered releases. Solid games, for sure, but not for everyone.
  5. 60
    A reasonably-priced pair of remasters that actually do improve upon the original games, plus you get a surprisingly decent bonus title in the mix too. Sadly, while technical hiccups are stifled in the main games, many of the mechanical flaws remain, with the passage of time not helping matters. This means Dead Island is better than it's ever been, but a lot harder to enjoy than it once was.
  6. Jun 2, 2016
    60
    Dead Island: Definitive Collection is by no means perfect, but it still succeeds in providing you with a substantial slice of flawed but generally fine zombie slaying action. Despite offering a graphical upgrade, though, there may not be much here to lure in those who have played these titles before – especially seeing as no real changes have been made to the core gameplay, and because newcomer Retro Revenge disappoints.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 17, 2016
    40
    A festering corpse given an unnecessary kiss of life. [Aug 2016, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    Maybe that's not remastered well, however this is amazing game anyway, and by the end of the day that is most important. 9,5+/10.
  2. Nov 14, 2017
    9
    This is a good remastered version of Dead Island on ps4 and xbox one, The graphics are a lot better and the gameplay is fun solo and co-op.This is a good remastered version of Dead Island on ps4 and xbox one, The graphics are a lot better and the gameplay is fun solo and co-op. the performance is a lot better than on the ps3/xbox 360 and the leveling/upgrading is very fun. I think it is one of the best zombie games available for next-gen Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2016
    8
    Honestly, the game is not that bad. I can see how the PS3 version was bad with its technical flaws. I like that you can pick betweenHonestly, the game is not that bad. I can see how the PS3 version was bad with its technical flaws. I like that you can pick between characters. I love the location but I hate having narrow passages.

    For the price, I think it's worth picking it for fun. Especially if you never played Dead Island and you enjoy Dying Light. Not as good as Dying Light but it's alright on a free time and for those of you who like zombies and RPGs.
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  4. Jun 2, 2016
    8
    What can I say its good to be back on the island even though old problems are gone and new ones have popped up its still enjoyable as it wasWhat can I say its good to be back on the island even though old problems are gone and new ones have popped up its still enjoyable as it was back in 2011 so let get on the cruise and head to Banoi shall we?

    Story: NO SPOILERS the story for both Dead island and Riptide where never that big of a deal or that complicated you wake up with the worst hangover and suddenly the whole island is overrun by the undead and you have to find a way off. The story wasn't the main focus on the games and you'll see it when you play but there are a few heart pullers in their just not as much as I would have hoped for. Most of the quests are fetch quests and protect quest but for me its still very fun.

    Gameplay: Best part of the game by far. You have 4 characters to play as each with their own special skill trees adding an RPG element to each character the only problem with the 4 character is that 1 character is specialized in Guns and in the game guns are very rare and hard to come by and so a character specializing in Guns really wasn't the best choice in my opinion. There are lots of weapons on the island which you can use from rusty pipes to katanas and with blueprints that you acquire over time you can upgrade them to do special damage such as a flame mod which adds fire damage to a baseball bat and so on and so forth. The gameplay is what you'll be coming back for because its so much fun just to bash all the skulls in.

    Performance/Graphics: Both games run at 1080p 30fps and its very stable I know alot of people would have preferred that it be 60 fps but honestly I can play games that are both 30 and 60 the only thing i care about is if its stable and it is so im happy with it. Now on to the bad stuff the game still has glitches and bugs and i hope in the future they will patch them out. The most annoying of these issues is the audio problems in Co-op the audio shorts out to where you can only hear music and no sound affects also the cars you drive are now lacking tire screeching noise like they did in the original so the driving sounds really weird. When you kill a zombie they have no facial expression this might be a personal thing but I just find it weird and also every time you behead a zombie the zombies head will go bald even if they had hair prior to the beheading. A couple of beachballs are scattered around the resort but for some reason have been nailed to ground even though in the original you could kick them and could cause damage to the undead. I just hope in time they patch these out, none of these are game breaking but they are just annoying at least to me they are. The graphics are more beautiful and realistic then ever before and you'll see it as soon as you hop into the game though what they did to the water is up for debate.

    The beginning of a Legend:Now alot of people compare this to dying light and rightfully so they were all made by the same developer and Dead island and riptide were both their first major releases, But too often people say that dead island suck and to just get Dying light instead well im here to say that Dead island does not suck at all and is a very god game, Dead island came out in 2011 and riptide 2 years later, they took what they learned from dead island and made dying light which is an awesome game but dead island doesn't deserve all the hate is gets because without dead island dying light would have never happened. There are a few things I enjoy more in dead island that I did in dying light but both offer something unique and I love them both.

    Personal Thoughts/Verdict: Even though the game still suffers from bugs its still good to go back to the roots of a legendary game that made headlines and ive enjoyed my time back on the blood soaked island my final verdict is a 8 out of 10 hopefully they patch out the remaining bugs but until then ill have fun just like i did many years ago in 2011. I hope my review was helpful to you have a nice day
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  5. Jun 7, 2016
    7
    My review of Dead Island Definitive Collection for the PS4

    Pro Fun “Guilty Pleasure” Gameplay - Like Dying Light before Dead Island
    My review of Dead Island Definitive Collection for the PS4

    Pro

    Fun “Guilty Pleasure” Gameplay - Like Dying Light before Dead Island Definitive Collection is a fun open world game. I definitely like the action RPG & experience-based gameplay. I also like how the game focuses on melee weapons and not so much on firearms. The stamina bar add a new twist to this zombie game because every time you run, jump, or swing your melee weapon you stamina bar drains (it refill automatically when your not doing the three things I just mention). I also like how you have to keep an eye on your melee weapon because every time you use them (when you hit an zombie) it wears out and it won’t be effect so you will be repairing them a lot (they can also be upgraded and you can add modded to them like nails or even poison).

    All Three games - One this I like about the collection is that you are getting three games in this package You’ll get the first Dead Island game, the follow up Dead Island Riptide and a fun side-scrolling game called Dead Island: Retro Revenge> so for a package its not that bad considering that both Dead Island and Riptide have plenty of content along with all of it’s DLC.

    Cheap - Not bad price for this collection. Its about $40 and if this is your first time playing the Dead Island games (like me) then it’s worth taking a look at.

    Cons

    Dying Light Is Better - Although I did enjoyed Dead Island Definitive Collection (and I still do). When compare to Techland new game Dying Light I have to say Dying Light is the better game because of it improve gameplay, leveling up system and visually speaking Dying Light look way better then the Dead Island games (the definitive collection doesn’t look bad but it doesn’t look as good as Dying Light).

    Sloppy Remaster - I don’t know if this apply to the Xobxone version but as far as physical copy goes I know the PS4 version has only the original Dead Island on the disc. The other two (Riptide & Retro Revenge) you get from a downloadable code that come with the game. This seen really odd (and downright lazy) considering that Deep Silver (they owns the rights to the Dead Island series) release a game called Metro Redux Bundle 2 years age that had both Metro 2033 & Last Light on one disc.

    Overall - Dead Island Definitive Collection is a fun guilty pleasure of a game. It may not be as strong as Dying Light is but an enjoyable game. If this os your first time (like me) playing the Dead Island games then its worth taking a look at considering your getting $40 worth of content. However the way they handled the PS4 port might turn some people off (where you have to use a downloadable code that comes with the physical copy in order to play Riptide and Retro Revenge).
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  6. Mar 6, 2018
    7
    The original game was one of my favorites when it released but the remaster adds nothing to the game with very little graphical upgrades. ForThe original game was one of my favorites when it released but the remaster adds nothing to the game with very little graphical upgrades. For new players, the combat is fun but the characters and boring and generic. Expand
  7. Jun 1, 2016
    0
    A download code for Riptide - really? My internet connection is pathetic so downloading this game is not an option for me so I paid for oneA download code for Riptide - really? My internet connection is pathetic so downloading this game is not an option for me so I paid for one game technically speaking. Not impressed deep silver because you should have included 2 discs instead of one if space was an issue. Lame lame lame. Expand

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