Dead Island Definitive Collection was developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver. The game is a bundle that includes a remastered version of the first Dead Island game, the stand-alone expansion, Dead Island: Riptide as well as the brand new 16-bit side-scrolling game called Dead Island: Retro Revenge.
Dead Island Definitive Collection released on May 31st, and a lot of people have been wondering whether this bundle is worth it for those who already tried both games. That’s why we are here to help our fellow gamers decide whether to buy or not to buy by providing you with our 5 reasons why Dead Island Definitive Collection is worth a shot.
It may seem a bit of a surprise but the collection’s price is really attractive to those who never got the chance to experience those games during their original release. The bundle includes Dead Island, Dead Island Riptide and a nice time-killing side-scrolling game called Dead Island: Retro Revenge, and all of that is going for $40 on Steam and around the same price on Amazon.
Dead Island: Retro Revenge
I know it may seem weird that this is a reason by its own, but honestly, I have spent time playing it as much as I spent playing the main two games in the collection. Retro Revenge lets you take on hordes of zombies in about a dozen levels as a bearded-chubby on an adventure to rescue his cat named Rick Furry. It’s a nice getaway from the seriousness and the scary zombies always trying to eat you, however, sadly you will be able to finish the whole thing in around 3 to 5 hours, depending on how good you are at doing combos, special moves and summons.
Visual And Technical Upgrade
One of the main reasons the first Dead Island didn’t live up to the hype, was the amount of bugs and technical difficulties that prevented players from experiencing the game’s full potential. However, if you want to have a much smoother experience than your first and enjoy the game’s core gameplay and chaotic zombie-killing, then Dead Island Definitive Collection is for you.
The remastered bundle utilizes a new lighting system and improved shadow effects that make the games’ colors look more alive and vibrant, and makes the tunnel sequences of the game a bit more tense and engaging. In addition to that, I rarely suffered from any performance or frame rate drops during my gameplay time, which is something that was frequently reported in the original game.
If you know Techland, then you know they are quite good at making zombie games, especially ones where you can go all-out crazy and kill every zombie in your path. The zombies already looked terrifying in the original versions of the games, and now Dead Island Definitive Collection grants you the opportunity to kill, butcher, shoot, slice them and throw knives at them, all that done in clear 1080p. Some people may complain of the 30 frames-per-second, but honestly, the game still looks pretty damn good.
Now, go grab anything you can, even if it’s a plank, hammer, machete or even a rusty shovel and go smash some zombies.