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Dead Island Riptide tops the UK charts for third week running

Dead Island Riptide is the second game this year to keep the competition at bay for three weeks in a row. Despite a 55 percent drop in sales, the semi-sequel repeats the run of BioShock Infinite earlier in the year. That's no surprise given the new releases shelves are just tumbleweeds rolling past...

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Dead Island Riptide stays afloat of this week's UK Charts

A 32 percent drop in sales isn't enough to keep Dead Island Riptide from surviving as the UK's No. 1. A quiet week bereft of major new releases means it's a largely familiar line-up; this week's top ten features nine of the entries from last week. Injustice: Gods Among Us makes it three weeks i...

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Dead Island Riptide surfs the crest of this week's UK charts

Dead Island Riptide is the new chart leader in the UK. Like Dead Island before it, the zombie-stuffed continuation may be critically divisive, but commercially it's doing the business so far. Having said that, Riptide's first week sales come in at less than half of the original's. Dead Island slice...

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Dead Island Riptide review: DNR

Dead Island was a bit strange. A showy, standout marketing campaign belied a familiar zombie game, its roots in Dead Rising and weapon-heavy looters like Borderlands obvious. For all the modesty of its combat, for all the bugs and rough edges, it was satisfying. The endless array of swipes, kicks, ...

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PSN Tuesday: Dead Island Riptide, Star Trek, Thomas Was Alone

The PlayStation Store update this week includes four full games, two new for PSN and three Vita games. The full games are Star Trek, SoulCalibur 5, Dead Island Riptide and Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII, while PSN gets God Mode and Thomas Was Alone. Thomas Was Alone is a Cross Buy game, ...

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Metareview: Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide, the pseudo sequel to paradise-gone-wrong simulator Dead Island, shares one clear trait with its predecessor. No, not zombies (but, yeah, those are in there). It's that reviews are all over the place for the game's launch. The original Dead Island entered into a similarly host...

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Dead Island Riptide gameplay trailer thought it was safe

If you'd like to know how Dead Island transitions into the upcoming Riptide spin-off, watch this video. If you'd rather not have Dead Island's ending pseudo-spoiled for you, look away now. If you're indifferent about all of that and just want zombie carnage, why are you still reading?...

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Dead Island: Riptide UK pre-order bonuses slice, dice, BBQ zombie flesh [Update: US too]

Very few things will survive the zombie apocalypse. One thing that will make the cut: pre-order bonuses. Quite literally in this case, as Dead Island: Riptide bonuses in the UK will include the Survivor Pack, which features the BBQ Blade seen above. The hefty machete has a fuel tank attached that, ...

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9 minutes of Dead Island Riptide's new hub defense missions

This Dead Island Riptide video showcases a new gameplay element, hub defense missions. These missions involve making preparations – like hunting down some mounted machine guns – in order to defend a single location. They also involve zombies. Lots of those....

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Deep Silver apologizes for 'gruesome statue'

After discovering that sane people are universally disgusted by its foot-tall statue of a mutilated human torso in a bikini, included with the Europe/Australian Dead Island Riptide Zombie Bait Edition, publisher Deep Silver issued an apology today through its Twitter account. The company said the s...

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