They thought they had escaped the terrors of Banoi and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Their fate took a turn for the worse.

The Dead Island heroes escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship, but when a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides.

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About Dead Island Riptide with 5 comments by Henley on Jun 20th, 2013

After fighting our way through hordes of the undead in the pursuit of modding perfection we arrived at our top three entries in the ModDB Dead Island Riptide scripting competition!

First of all we need to thank our sponsors Nvidia, Deep Silver and iBuypower for providing the fantastic prizes for this event. The top three winners will each walk away with a significant boost of gaming power and epeen with the first place winner getting a totally new custom gaming rig from iBuypower.

The winner takes home a custom PC from iBuyPower
Second place gets dual NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660

Third place gets a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660

Without further ado here are your winners and soon to be grinners!

Third Place - Day & Night Cycle Henderson Town Mod

This mod came out of nowhere. One of the most unique entries in this competition the Day & Night Cycle mod does just as described, adds a Day and Night Cycle to the Henderson Town location within Dead Island Riptide.

The author of the mod has stated that creating the mod he came across several difficulties the main one being that the area of the Henderson Town has a imposed "glow effect" on the water itself making the night effect almost impossible to create. However after several hours of work and a special thanks to some of the new engine code within Riptide he was able to get the desired effect. The area was quite imposing before the mod, so it is suggested if you're brave enough to face Henderson Town at night to bring a lot of health items, flares and brass balls.

Second Place - Kesslers Experiment

Kesslers Experiment came very very very close to actually winning this competition for one main reason, the mod itself could easily be considered a DLC for the main game and it fits perfectly within the game's world. Check out the video for all the details on how the mod actually works but needless to say Kesslers Experiment is a fantastic entry.

I mean who wouldn't want to mix a bunch of old chemicals and inject them into your arms? Seems like a good idea to me.

First Place - George Romero Survival Horror Edition

So here we are at first place and sitting at the top of the pack is none other than the George Romero Survival Horror Edition, for good reason as well! The mod while being a significant change to Zombie, weapon, survivor and item behaviors it comes packed with additional content sure to push your gameplay experience to even greater lengths.

There is an absolute plethora of different game mods and variations to the game added into the modification. Here are the examples of the extended gameplay modes on offer.

  • "Exorcist" mode. The women have been possessed by demons! They will set you on fire! Beware, they are very creepy!
  • "Gunner's Island" mode. The island has been taken over by gun crazy women! Experience Dead Island Riptide as a true first person shooter!
  • "Lilliput" mode. The little people of Lilliput have been zombified! Beware these tiny flesh eaters!
  • "Slashers" mode. The women have disappeared and the men have gone crazy due to loneliness. They will use their swords to slash you to pieces!

We just could not overlook the work put into George Romero Survival Horror Edition, the extensive editing and customization alone is worthy of a place in the top three mods in this competition but the overall package sealed the deal on first place.

Congratulations to all of the winners in the competition, proving once and for all the lack of any real tools or SDK's can never stop a motivated modder! Thanks again to Nvidia, Deep Silver and iBuypower and enjoy the mods, as there are plenty more for Dead Island Riptide to be found.

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WolfPack v1
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WolfPack v1

Oct 13, 2014 Dead Island Riptide Patch 1 comment

This is the first version of WolfPack. I am a new modder, so please excuse me if the mod is too useless, or if the mod is buggy. Please tell me about...

Item, weapon, and shop changes
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Item, weapon, and shop changes

Jun 10, 2014 Yuki's Micro-Mods: Dead Island: Riptide Full Version 0 comments

Fixes errors in several weapon mods, makes valid weapons for weapon mods more consistent, restores missing weapon mods and makes them available for purchase...

Fixed strafing
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Fixed strafing

Jun 10, 2014 Yuki's Micro-Mods: Dead Island: Riptide Full Version 0 comments

Fixes the strafe/sidestep movement speed so that you can strafe just as fast as you move forward.

Walker No-throw
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Walker No-throw

May 13, 2014 Yuki's Micro-Mods: Dead Island: Riptide Full Version 1 comment

Stops Walkers from throwing melee weapons at the player. Currently this is the only way to stop the one-hit kill bug with Walker-thrown weapons.

Legendaries Return
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Legendaries Return

May 13, 2014 Yuki's Micro-Mods: Dead Island: Riptide Full Version 0 comments

Adds the various Legendary weapons from Dead Island to the loot pool, allowing them to be found on defeated enemies and inside containers.

Better Locked Loot
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Better Locked Loot

May 13, 2014 Yuki's Micro-Mods: Dead Island: Riptide Full Version 1 comment

Improves the rarity distribution of items found in locked chests (those requiring the Lockpick skill)

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Adeno May 5 2013, 4:36am says:

George Romero Riptide Mod V8 Survival Horror Edition is now available, I hope everyone enjoys it! :D

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Adeno May 5 2013, 3:30am says:

George Romero Riptide Mod V8 Survival Horror Edition is just awaiting authorization. Enjoy the video for now :)

New Features:

- Optional Modern Fast Zombies now resemble fast zombies from popular movies like Dawn of the Dead Remake and 28 Days Later series!

- All zombies, from the slow Romero ones to the modern types, will kill you instantly if you let them bite your neck! Every zombie is now a horrifying threat!

- Once you attract a zombie's attention, other zombies will also be alerted to your presence and will go after you even from afar, just like in the movies! You always have to be alert! They will also follow you until something stops them physically. Very creepy!

- New Shop Option - WarShops, where ammunition is affordable, perfect for dealing with Modern Fast Zombies! There are also special weapons that become available in shops from time to time.

- Made Easy Installation Paks so players can jump right into playing without having to configure everything themselves in the simplest possible way. It is still possible to configure everything yourself of course.

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Adeno May 4 2013, 3:52am says:

George Romero Riptide Mod V7 and No HUD Mod V2 have been released, have fun all :D

Bug Fixes:

- Fruits and snacks bug fixed, you can now eat fruits and snacks anytime again you need to.

New Features:

- Added Modern Fast zombies as an option, as requested by a mod user.

- Implemented the No HUD Riptide Mod V2 as part of the official George Romero Mod to give a closer sense of "being there" in the game.

- Made Easy Installation Paks so players can jump right into playing without having to configure everything themselves in the simplest possible way. It is still possible to configure everything yourself of course.

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Adeno May 2 2013, 2:55am says:

No Hud Riptide Mod V1 is NOW AVAILABLE :D

Current Features

- Comes in two versions, Completely No HUD and Radar Only.

This is also compatible with the George Romero Riptide Mods :)

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Baziil May 2 2013, 8:56am replied:

Good. I wish you could remove the weapon indicator too.You don't really need it.

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Adeno May 1 2013, 6:11pm says:

George Romero Riptide Mod V6 is NOW AVAILABLE! :D

Bug Fixes:

- Zombies that don't attack and just follow you around have been fixed.

- Using up entire stacks of throwable weapons like molotovs has been fixed.

New Features:

- Apples, candies, and snacks are now treated like med packs. Press H to use them.

- Added Survivalist version of shops.

- Added two zombie and infected ai versions: Grab Only and Can Hit.

- Added EXP settings: 25%, 50%, 75%, 2X, and 5X.

- Added two inventory versions: Survivalist and Tourist.

- Added optional Matrix mode.

- Folder Installation Method has returned!

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Adeno May 1 2013, 4:58pm says:

George Romero Riptide Mod V6 is just awaiting authorization. If you want to see a video of V6 in action, please search for "George Romero Riptide Mod V6" on youtube (I still can't post links here), thanks and have fun :D

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Guest May 1 2013, 2:11pm says:

This is the best zombie survival game by deep silver

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Adeno May 1 2013, 12:42am says:

Problem solved finally, these fixes and extra features will be implemented on George Romero Riptide Mod V6! :D

Fixed in V6:

- Zombies Not Grabbing Issue Solved:

- Use All Throwable Weapons Issue Solved:

New Features In V6:

1. Fruits, candies, chips will be treated like med packs. Once you pick them up, just press H to drink or eat them.

2. Matrix Mode - You are The One!

3. Exp Choices - 1 exp/kill, 25%, 50%, 75%, 2X, 5X EXP gains.

4. Different Shop Choices - things that go BOOM will be added!

5. Configurable Folder Installation Method

Thanks for your support, V6 will be available in a day or two :D

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Lowest Rated (2 agree) 5/10

Its Dead Island with small improvements to combat, coop and lootings but its even buggier and glitchy than the previous game. Although it is alot harder... which I would have liked if it wasn't so unfairly hard. It uses the whole waves of enemies while you defend a area (and in some instances infinite respawning enemies, these areas that you have to run passed which you might realize and fight till you die). The original game had maybe 1 instance of them both, here we get 3-4 in a shorter game…

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