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8:00 AM on 05.23.2013

Dying Light is an open world, freerunning zombie game

Okay, take Dead Island's entire concept, subtract the role-playing mechanics, throw in freerunning features akin to Mirror's Edge, and set it all in an open world that features a day-and-night cycle where things become way ha...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 05.18.2013

NPD: Injustice and Dead Island lead sales in April

[DC zombie sculpts by Casey Love Designs] The NPD Group released US sales data for April 2013 two days ago, but a complete lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Destructoid staff has delayed our posting it. Not our fault! Loo...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 05.08.2013

Hellraid trailer looks sufficiently hellish and raid-like

Phew.... wonder what Warren Spector makes of this then? When Hellraid lead producer Marcin Kruczkiewicz tells Eurogamer that the game is "made by guys in their 30's," he's not wrong. You can see the influence of a game ...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 PM on 04.30.2013

Grand Theft Watchdogs, Hellraid & Soul Fjord

Today's Destructoid Show is chock full of fun news for you to learn about! Rockstar Games has released not one but three new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V, featuring the game's three new protagonists. Airtight Games announ...

Max Scoville

10:45 AM on 04.29.2013

Hellraid announced: co-op slasher for Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Techland, the folks behind Dead Island, Call of Juarez and others, have just announced their next title, a co-op first-person slasher called Hellraid. This game is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year.&nbs...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 04.26.2013

Dead Island Riptide Steam codes unlock Dark Souls

Dead Island Riptide customers in the UK and Nordic regions are discovering that retail PC copies of the game contain the wrong Steam codes. Redeeming these codes will give gamers a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition i...

Jim Sterling







Video Review: Dead Island Riptide  photo
Video Review: Dead Island Riptide
by Jim Sterling

Destructoid video reviews are back, sunshine!

Kicking off with the recently reviewed Dead Island Riptide, we're offering a retooled format that aims to be wholly complimentary to the written piece. We give you the straight facts on four key areas -- story, gameplay, graphics and audio -- before concluding with encouragement to check out the full written work. 

Video reviews will be voiced by the author, and (usually) edited by our lovely video kingpin Conrad Zimmerman. 

We're looking for feedback of course, so do feel free to let us know what you think!

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4:30 PM on 04.22.2013

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger shoots the sheriff on May 22

Techland's Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, the latest entry in the Western FPS series, will hit PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC on May 22. Even with a new trailer, I still don't have a good grip on exactly what thi...

Allistair Pinsof

9:00 AM on 04.22.2013

Reviews Elsewhere: Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide reviews went live in the graveyard hours of the morning, and ours totally didn't accidentally go up earlier, so don't go believing it did! I had review honors for Destructoid, and I wasn't exactly glowing...

Jim Sterling



Review: Dead Island Riptide  photo
Review: Dead Island Riptide
by Jim Sterling

Dead Island Riptide banks on you having really loved Dead Island. We're talking love to an unquenchable degree. Did you adore Dead Island, could you not get enough of its boundless slaughter and tropical zombie abominations? Riptide hopes so, because its sole purpose is to provide exactly more of it, and nothing further. 

The ironic thing is, Riptide is probably going to be most enjoyed by those completely new to the series. To a Dead Island veteran, Riptide's stance of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," may come off as tiresome, especially since the original game had plenty worth fixing. That, and the original's setting was a lot more engaging. 

Still, if all you ever wanted was two games about slicing zombies with poisoned katanas and exploding knives, Riptide has your back.

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8:00 AM on 04.09.2013

Dead Island Riptide screens have lots of green in them

Deep Silver has squirted a slick offering of Dead Island Riptide screenshots for your viewing delight. Low on the zombie visuals, this latest gallery seems intended more to show off the tropical environments which, I can conf...

Jim Sterling

4:15 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: Expect a 20- to 30-hour story out of DI: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide might have a $50 price point, but that doesn't mean that it's skimping on the content. Sebastian Reichert, the game's executive producer, says that players can expect a 20- to 30-hour campaign. "It's...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: Dead Island: Riptide prods players to explore

Sebastian Reichert, the executive producer of Dead Island: Riptide, thinks that exploration will be the shining star of the upcoming open-world zombie survival game. When asked what the single aspect of Riptide that play...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 03.21.2013

Here's a new Dead Island Riptide gameplay trailer, IDIOT

Oh look, here's a new trailer for Dead Island Riptide. What are you going to do about it? Watch it, probably. Yeah, thought you might. Predictable.  The latest video from Deep Silver does what you expect it to do. There...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 03.14.2013

A better look at Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

While that last trailer was a bit of a letdown, as promised, this latest video makes up for it by showing what Call of Juarez: Gunslinger looks like when actually being played. Now, I'm still not entirely sure what all gamep...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 03.05.2013

Dead Island Riptide's pre-order content gets detailed

Those that pre-order Dead Island Riptide will be given downloadable content packs. What exactly are in the packs? Here's the break down! DLC #1: The Survivor Pack BBQ Blade: Knife that you can set on fire or something XP/Sta...

Hamza CTZ Aziz