Get Dead Island: Riptide Free Now as Dead Island 2 Launches on Steam in April

Zombie fans rejoice – Dead Island 2 finally has a Steam release date of April 22nd, 2023. To celebrate, publisher Deep Silver has discounted Dead Island games on Steam, including making Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition free for a limited time.

Developer Dambuster Studios announced Dead Island 2 will come to Steam this April after being exclusive to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and the Epic Games Store since its launch in April 2022.

Leading up to Dead Island 2’s Steam debut, Deep Silver has launched promotions for the Dead Island series on Steam:

  • Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition is free on Steam until February 15th
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition is 85% off
  • Side-scrolling spin-off Dead Island: Retro Revenge is 75% off

Retro Revenge was developed by Empty Clip Studios, known for retro-style games like A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV and Streets of Kamurocho.

Dead Island 2 received its first DLC expansion called Haus in November 2022, with a second titled SOLA Festival planned for later this year. In IGN’s review, Dead Island 2 was praised as a “hilarious gore-fest” but criticized for lacking creativity beyond its humor.

Now PC players who missed out on Dead Island 2’s initial launch can look forward to slaying zombies on Steam this April. The free promo for Riptide offers a nice chance to revisit the Dead Island world before the sequel brings the carnage to Steam.

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