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PSA: The Dead Island Definitive Collection on PS4 only includes the first game on the disc

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Dead Island was a decent enough game, but it’s been superseded by its own developer’s much better Dying Light. Still, there’s a collection of the currently available Dead Island games plus a new 16 bit side-scrolling adventure that’s on its way to shelves next week if you want to see Dying Light’s genesis, I suppose.

While they may be flawed, the Dead Island games do offer some pretty hilariously riotous co-op play. That said, if you do get it for the PlayStation 4, be aware that you’ll only get the first Dead Island on the disc. The other games will need to be downloaded.

Yep, according to publisher Deep Silver, due to limitations in how Sony’s games work, you’ll need to download Dead Island Riptide and the 16-bit styled arcade beat-em up Dead Island: Retro Revenge. The limitation doesn’t exist on the Xbox One, which will feature the two main games on the disc.

Says Deep Silver on Twitter:

“On XB1 it is on the same disc. PS4 discs don’t support multiple games, so there Riptide comes as a download code. It will install the 3 games on the hard drive and you can select the one you want to play (or pin them individually).”

That’s drawn the ire from a few, who’ve noted that games like The Uncharted Collection, Metro Redux and The Borderlands Handsome Collection allow for multiple games on just the one disc. Which is where Deep Silver started digging itself a bit of a hole.

It is possible if you take the time to create a menu, which isn’t the case with Dead Island’s Definitive Collection.

“We could’ve worded that better. You need a separate menu, you can’t just put two games on disc the same way as on XB1.”

Responding to Gamespot’s queries, the publisher stated:

“There are limitations where you are unable to have multiple multiplayer experiences on the same disc, unfortunately we can’t comment further.”

It seems to me to just be a case of being too lazy to make a menu, but there may be other issues that I’m not aware of as an outsider. Anyway, the point is that if you’re planning on picking the collection up next week on PlayStation 4, be prepared to use a fair bit of bandwidth.

Last Updated: May 27, 2016

29 Comments

  1. Dutch Matrix

    May 27, 2016 at 09:10

    Too lazy to make a menu? Guess I am too lazy to pick up their game then. #BiteMe

    Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    May 27, 2016 at 09:13

    Only definitive here is that I won’t be getting it unless somebody is willing to donate a PS4 or NEO 😛

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  3. Captain JJ bound

    May 27, 2016 at 09:14

    “Definitive” editions. Nah. If I’ve got the game and I’ve played it, I’m not buying it again.

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    • Dutch Matrix

      May 27, 2016 at 09:20

      Tomb Raider was worth it. Well, I did go from 640*280 PC graphics to whatever gorgeous stuff my PS4 threw in my face…

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      • Captain JJ bound

        May 27, 2016 at 09:21

        Hehe. Fair enough. I’ll buy Rise of the Tomb Raider someday when it’s on sale. Looks decent

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        • Dutch Matrix

          May 27, 2016 at 09:24

          Fine. Make me cry. PS4 players are only getting it when, December this year? That three week wait before it goes on sale is going to be HELL!

          Reply

  4. Fnuik

    May 27, 2016 at 09:15

    I call bullshit. Uncharted collection contains 3 games on 1 disc.

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 27, 2016 at 09:18

    :unfortunately we can’t comment further.” Deep Silver diving into a deep hole

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    • Dutch Matrix

      May 27, 2016 at 09:23

      AKA “Yes. Indeed. You have caught us with our pants down, wanking to a picture of Winnie Mandela.”

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 27, 2016 at 09:28

        LOL eeeeeewwwwwww

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  6. Original Heretic

    May 27, 2016 at 09:25

    This game is only worth playing co-op. Single player falls very much into the “meh” category. Rather get Dying Light, much more fun.

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 27, 2016 at 09:26

      Agreed. And Dying Light is also a ton of fun if you’re looking for co-op.

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      • Dutch Matrix

        May 27, 2016 at 09:33

        Dying Light is such fun, even made me stop playing The Sims for an hour or two.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 27, 2016 at 12:50

          O_____O

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  7. Truth Hurts!

    May 27, 2016 at 09:27

    Um, Deep Silver?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 27, 2016 at 09:30

      XD

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      May 27, 2016 at 09:36

      I imagine Deep Silver like this right now.
      https://m.popkey.co/457473/WxRv0.gif

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 27, 2016 at 09:37

        They drive around with naked chinese men in the trunks of their cars?

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        • HairyEwok

          May 27, 2016 at 09:43

          Yes, they can’t find a way to get multiple chinese in the trunk at the moment.

          Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      May 27, 2016 at 09:51

    • Allykhat

      May 27, 2016 at 10:21

      IS IT MEEEEEEEEEE YOU’RE LOOKIN FOOOOOOR!!!!!

      Reply

  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 27, 2016 at 09:32

    Hey Deep Silver! The 80’s called
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/B4SxVAkx_do/hqdefault.jpg

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    • Dutch Matrix

      May 27, 2016 at 09:36

      BOM MOM CAR. That moment you read a game title and you realize your mind is not as innocent as it was circa ’89…

      Reply

  9. Strawman Jim

    May 27, 2016 at 12:27

  10. Strawman Jim

    May 27, 2016 at 12:28

    Deep Silver… you need to GIT GUD!

    Reply

  11. chimera_85

    May 27, 2016 at 13:23

    Decent enough game? Did we play the same game? Haha well for me they were terrible, great idea but the execution was horrendous

    Reply

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