Visually remastered versions of two games in Techland’s first-person survival horror series, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Definitive Edition, are now available to stream on Nvidia Shield devices via GeForce Now. Set after the post-apocalyptic events depicted in the first Dead Island game, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, drops players on board a military ship controlled by the Australian Defense Force, which has taken the survivors of the first game captive. Unfortunately, the zombie virus has spread to the ship’s crew, which leads to the vessel crashing and offloading its passengers.
Soon after the shipwreck, the remaining survivors find themselves washed ashore a tropical island paradise where most of its vacationers and inhabitants have transformed into hordes of flesh-eating zombies. Armed with a variety of firearms, melee weapons and homebrew zombie butchering tools, players must take on relentless hordes of the undead in Riptide’s large open-world environments that are equal parts serene and horrifying.
If you missed out on the cataclysmic events that led up to Riptide, the original game is also launching alongside the sequel on GeForce Now. Dead Island: Definitive Edition features a similar backdrop and storyline to Riptide that takes place on the tropical island of Banoi, which becomes overrun by murderous throngs of zombies. Both games center on a group of playable survivors including hip hop artist Sam B., former pro football player Logan, ex-cop Purna and a spy named Xian Mei. All four characters return in Riptide along with series newcomer and hand-to-hand combat specialist, John Morgan, who’s also former soldier in the Australian Defense Force.
Both Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Definitive Edition boast newly remastered high-definition visuals, which include not only enhanced graphics but new detailed game models and a revamped realistic lighting system with physically-based shading.
Dead Island: Riptide
If you own a Shield device, you can grab either Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition or Dead Island: Definitive Edition off of GeForce Now for $19.99 as they are premium titles. If you buy either game, you’ll get a Steam key to download it on PC at no additional cost.