Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Dead Island was originally released back in 2011 and my experience with the title was very enjoyable experience full of zombie slaying goodness that was almost devoid of the various issues with bugs that many people had with the title. Now two years later Techland and Deep Silver have returned with Dead Island: Riptide, a game which has been emphasized as more of an expansion than a full blown sequel. As a spin-off/expansion, how is Riptide? Let’s find out."