eGamer writes: "Dead Island: Riptide is simply more of the same, and is so similar to the original that it may have been an expansion pack. It does nothing to truly improve on its predecessor, and will only really please those who are eager for more Dead Island, or those who are completely new to the series and enjoy a decent zombie basher. Otherwise, this is just a very dull affair, and it’s mostly average. It can be fun, but on the whole it’s unimaginative, flawed and grows tired before its time. It’s also terribly overpriced."