Deep Silver's Dead Island Retro Revenge comes free with any purchase of Dead Island: Definitive Edition, but it's a short, fun, and worthwhile game in its own right.
Dead Island: Retro Revenge won't set the world on fire, but it's a very solid and enjoyable, endless runner-style game. It's challenging, action-packed and filled to the brim with blood and guts, while also featuring an immersive score attack system.
Dead Island Retro Revenge is not quite a runner, not quite a beat em up, and not quite a good game.
Dead Island Retro Revenge is a bit more limited than most beat-em-up fans would expect, but remains a fun time.
The game is easy to play but tough to master. Are you one of those gamers that can hit the top spots of the leaderboards? Then you’ll get the most out of this bonus release! I had a lot of fun doing this Dead Island: Retro Revenge since as far as bonus games go, this one is a great extra to the awesome Dead Island: Definitive Collection.
I’ve already spent several hours playing Dead Island Retro Revenge and plan to continue playing it so that I can improve my worldwide ranking, not to mention that I want to get all trophies the game has to offer. There are thirteen trophies in total (nine Bronze, Three Silver, and one Gold), so you’ll definitely be spending a lot of time with the game if you want to 100%, considering you have to finish the game once to unlock Survivor Mode (an endless mode) and Marathon Mode (where you take on all levels in a single go). It’s been a lot of fun doing this Dead Island Retro Revenge review, and hopefully you have fun as well with the game!
Dead Island: Retro Revenge is a short but good game that is fun if you give it a chance. Though the endless runner format can be limiting, the different strategies and the ability to mix up combos and attacks makes this a more skillful brawler. Enemy variety works, and the game is rather accessible for perfectionists in the realm of score hunting as well as those who just want to button-mash. Even though it's not considered a must-buy, Retro Revenge isn't a bad way to spend an afternoon for $4.99.
Some players may find the predictable stage design, repetitive art assets and regurgitated waves of the same dozen character models comforting and even entertaining. However, this was the reason that I got away from the mobile platforms to begin with.