Matt at Codec Moments writes:
"Dead Island was a surprise hit a few years back, the first person melee focus coupled with an open world to explore gave us a pretty unforgettable experience. The well known teaser trailer didn’t harm its chances either. The follow up, Dead Island Riptide, wasn’t quite as successful, but controversy in terms of the statue that came with the special edition ensured that it got noticed. Now we’ve got Escape Dead Island to fill the gap until Dead Island 2 arrives next year, and it’s taken a different approach to zombie survival."