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Dead Facts about the Dead Island Definitive Collection

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I don’t particularly feel that Dead Island and its sequel really need a definitive edition – because Techland made the definitive edition of its zombie basher when they moved on to Dying Light. That was with another publisher though, and Dead Island publisher Deep Silver wants to wring its own zombie franchise for all its worth.

Coming at the end of this month, you’ll be able to get the Dead Island Definitive Collection, which includes Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and the more intriguing Dead Island: Retro Revenge.

Here’s a look at the latest trailer for the collection, which gives you some cold, Dead (and silly, needlessly glib) facts.

And in case you missed it, here’s what the definitive edition brings:

Higher Quality Textures

  • Game textures have been redone in a higher resolution and the level of quality has been improved across the board

Photorealistic new lighting system

  • The lighting system in the game has been vastly improved, providing a much more realistic look to the beautiful sunny tropical setting

Physically based shading

  • The introduction of new physically based shading techniques due to the latest iteration of the Chrome Engine means a higher quality look to the game models and objects as they react in a more realistic way to various lighting conditions

Image quality enhancements via anti-aliasing

  • The addition of more sophisticated anti-aliasing means that console players can now experience Dead Island without unsightly “Jaggies,” meaning a much cleaner look throughout

Improved-quality game models and geometry assets

  • All major geometry assets (for example: NPCs and character models) highlight a marked quality increase

HBAO and motion blur effects

  • The introduction of Horizon-based Ambient Occlusion adds an extra layer of depth and realism to the world. Through a better implementation of object shadows, while the all-new motion blur effects will provide a much more cinematic feel to the game experience

Updated game UI

  • Providing a more consistent look between both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. Increase to equal quality level for seamless game experience

The Current-gen Console Experience

  • The Dead Island Definitive Collection will also of course take advantage of the latest console features such as Online 4 Player Co-op, PS Vita Remote-Play (PS4), Share-Play (PS4), streaming and recording

Power Fists Power-up

  • And last but not least, the fan favorite unofficial PC mod will also now be added to both products. Punch your way through the mayhem with craziest power-up, ever

On a related note, the beleaguered Dead Island 2 is back on track, now in the capable hands of a new developer: Sumo Digital.

Last Updated: May 4, 2016


  1. HairyEwok

    May 4, 2016 at 08:34

    What happened to Dead Island 2?


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 4, 2016 at 08:46

      While there is a chance for a cash grab using a “definitive”/”Remastered”/”We don’t know what else to call it” version, most highly anticipated games will get the back seat…


  2. Loftus

    May 4, 2016 at 08:36

    This is not funny! Who got a photo of “Skoon Ma” for the header?


    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 4, 2016 at 08:42

      Check daai passion gap bra!


      • Loftus

        May 4, 2016 at 08:59

        Buddy mens moenie so vroeg die oggend skrik sonder ‘n koppie koffie in die lyf nie.


        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 4, 2016 at 09:03

          Janee, binnekort kan ek darm myne inwerk


  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 4, 2016 at 08:42



    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 4, 2016 at 08:43



      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 4, 2016 at 08:45

        *Le sigh, check previous article’s comments


        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 4, 2016 at 08:48

          C3p0, like Daniel Craig in Casino Royal, “To the Right, To the RIGHT!!”


          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 08:49


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 4, 2016 at 09:12

          I was just scanned a few sites quickly to see what specials & stuff they have for today. Specifically, Ahsoka-related… FUCK ALL. There’s even stuff for C-3P0 and Greedo. Who cares about them? NO ONE. Anyone who says they do is lying. There’s even silly Ewoks. But the best Star Wars character in existence gets nothing. Sometimes life is really unfair.


          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 4, 2016 at 09:36

            LOL shame man

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 4, 2016 at 10:01

            It’s not that I’m upset about it, it’s just I don’t understand it. I guess this must be how Black Widow fans feel.

  4. Kromas untamed

    May 4, 2016 at 09:01

    Dead Island 2 was waaaayyyyyy better than Dead Island. And the vehicles in the DLC is quite fun to drive around.

    Oh …. wait. 😛


  5. Original Heretic

    May 4, 2016 at 09:53

    That trailer makes this game look waaay less boring that it actually is. The only thing that really makes it worthwhile playing is the multiplayer. And that’s a pain in the ass to get working.


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