Dead Island: Definitive Collection Confirmed, out May 31st [Updated]

Update: This has now been confirmed by Deep Silver, with a long list of improvements that are being made to the two games as they make the jump to current gen consoles, including a new lighting engine, a bunch of finer graphical improvements (HBAO, AA, etc.) and an improved UI.

The collection is out on May 31st for PS4, XBO and PC, at a suggested retail price of $39.99/€39.99/£29.99, however, Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide will also be available separately for $19.99/€19.99/£14.99. The extra penny for buying them together gets you a copy of Dead Island Retro Revenge.


The original story follows.


Three months ago a Dutch retailer listed “Dead Island Redux” for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and then two weeks ago we had “Dead Island Retro Revenge” pop up on a ratings classification. These two stories have now merged with the listing of the Dead Island: Definitive Collection, which includes Dead Island Retro Revenge.

According to Best Buy the pack will be out on May 31st and includes Dead Island: Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition “and a brand new stand-alone 16-bit game Dead Island: Retro Revenge.”

Retro Revenge is described as endless runner / side scroller set within the Dead Island universe. The two older games will be “fully remastered” and include all the DLC and patches.

Source: Gematsu



  1. *groans*
    What was happening with Dead Island 2? Is it still happening or is it completely abandoned?

    • Last I heard, they had ditched Yager & were looking for another developer to take it forward. Haven’t heard anything further about it since as far as I am aware.

      Which is a bit of a shame as I really liked the tone of the trailer they put out.

  2. If they would include a feature that let us import ps3 save files and let us continue from where we left off, I’d get this inna heartbeat.

  3. I would be tempted to jump back into these games depending on what improvements have been made, but that Retro Revenge sounds, well, kinda poo to be honest.

    Extra value for money I suppose, but I don’t think those that pick it up will generally put the time into that. Don’t think I would.

  4. I get the remasters with TLOU, Gravity Rush and Heavy Rain/Beyond Souls, but not for games that has been on every major platform and have been available for very cheap. Might have been better to have added Escape Dead Island (despite it’s poor reviews) than an endless runner.

    I couldn’t see myself going back to this having played Dying Light. The game ok, but repetitive and glitchy as hell, not to mention the awful connection problems. Riptide was a boring sequel too, it was basically the same game.

    • As the franchise belongs to Deep Silver, I’m curious if this is a financial exercise and nothing more. It’ll bring a bit of money in until they decide to launch Dead Island 2… if ever.

      Techland must be very amused (and frustrated) as to what they’re doing with Techland’s baby.

      • I think you’re spot on, I can only imagine it’ll be a cash-grab. If it’s around £20-£25 it’ll probably do quite well to be fair.

    • Yeah, they have been available far & wide, but those that entered this gen as a starting platform likely won’t have played them. That being the case though, you could technically remaster any game & release it now, so it is a question of where does it stop.

      Although, Dead Island Riptide was totally different! It had boats! ;)

  5. Yay!

    Another remaster. I are so excite. See this face? I am super excited.

    Seriously, dead island? Erm… ok, but if i recall correctly, the original’s fanbase wasn’t that big and well, the game is kinda meh by yourself. That and apparently, the rage viruse can turn a drunk ass man into several people.

    Also, Dead Island 2? Is that dead or is this just Deep Silver stiring the waters to see if it’s even worth doing it.

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