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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.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 6, 2016
    75
    I would wholeheartedly recommend this game to newcomers but not so much to returning players. It’s a lot of fun no matter what but Dead Island is much more enjoyable the first time around. Just take that into account when making a purchasing decision.
  2. Jun 10, 2016
    70
    Dead Island Definitive Collection is a fine collection of three games. With updates graphics and some new extras, the games are better then ever.
  3. 70
    Dead Island Definitive Collection is one of the better value remastered bundles currently available, serving up one genuinely good game, one relatively crap sequel, and a reasonably enjoyable bonus game in Retro Revenge. For the cash, you could certainly do a lot worse, and few other games do zombie slaughter quite so well.
  4. Jun 16, 2016
    70
    For its budget price the Dead Island: Definitive Collection offers two solid open world experiences that have never looked or played better on console as well as a retro-styled novelty that can be enjoyed in short bursts. It’s just a shame that the changes made to both Dead Island and Riptide are only visual, as both have gameplay aspects that could do with a little more polish.
  5. May 31, 2016
    65
    The specific value of Dead Island and its sequel is still there and they're still enjoyable games, but we can argue about the need of an adaptation.
  6. Jun 22, 2016
    60
    Two ho-hum games that are aging quickly despite their youth, and a new retro title that adds very little to the equation.
  7. Jun 1, 2016
    50
    Even at a budget price, players new to the franchise can safely avoid the set as there's much better gameplay to be found elsewhere, such as in the likes of the Metro: Last Light or even Techland's own Dying Light, both of which outshine Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide in almost every area.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    Hundreds hours of gaming. Amazing game on my best-loved platform. 9,5+/10. Recommended.
  2. Jun 2, 2016
    10
    Excellent definitive edition, Techland have done a great job at bring the beloved franchise back to it former glory. Dead Island 2's arrivalExcellent definitive edition, Techland have done a great job at bring the beloved franchise back to it former glory. Dead Island 2's arrival later this year has me excited. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2018
    8
    Dead Island: Definitive edition is/was a great form to get the new-gen users to play the original Dead Island, but it's not that good, likeDead Island: Definitive edition is/was a great form to get the new-gen users to play the original Dead Island, but it's not that good, like the fact of using the downlode code for riptide instead of a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc, but hey, i still like it. Expand
  4. May 31, 2016
    5
    I played Dead Island back in 2011, when it originally came out, and only made it through a third of the game. I can't remember why I lostI played Dead Island back in 2011, when it originally came out, and only made it through a third of the game. I can't remember why I lost interest, but I was excited to try it again after falling in love with Dying Light in 2015. I have only played about an hour so far, but I'm very disappointed that a remastered game from 5 years ago can have screen tearing as bad as this does. I definitely won't be purchasing Dead Island 2 on day 1 if this is the quality of product that they find acceptable. Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2016
    2
    Really Bad! How are these people able to release this filth? Nothing new added to gameplay{which was never great) in fact i would almost go asReally Bad! How are these people able to release this filth? Nothing new added to gameplay{which was never great) in fact i would almost go as far to say the game is worse than the version that came out on 360. Avoid at all costs unless they give it away for free, and even then i still wouldn't be jumping to hit the download button. Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2017
    0
    This remake is only 30fps....what a joke!
    The sluggish framerate makes it feel like an old ps3 game.
    A definite don't buy. The graphics
    This remake is only 30fps....what a joke!
    The sluggish framerate makes it feel like an old ps3 game.
    A definite don't buy. The graphics isn't pushing any barriers so this not being 60fps is just lazy. Give us 60fps or don't bother at all.
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  7. Jun 5, 2016
    0
    There is a download code for Riptide? really? Also why release this when superior verison of this (ahem Dying Light) is out and you can getThere is a download code for Riptide? really? Also why release this when superior verison of this (ahem Dying Light) is out and you can get the complete ed of that and have a blast. Expand

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