Whereas the premise sounds incredible, Dead Island: Riptide falls short of being a stellar example of how open-world zombie games should be. Its redeeming qualities, however, reserve me from warning all ye who enter to turn back from the island. It may not be incredible, but it’s certainly something that will provide you and a friend fun for a playthrough. I repeat – you and a friend. Alone, I fear, Dead Island: Riptide is simply too taxing to endure with its constant fetch quests.