Dead Island Retro Revenge is an oldschool side-scroll 2D beat 'em up game and a spin-off of the popular series of FPP survival horror games, developed since 2011 by Polish studio Techland. Dead Island Retro Revenge was created by Empty Clip, a small studio specializing mostly in converting the other producers' games and developing simple arcade-musical games (such as Symphony or Groovin' Blocks). The game, released for PC, PS4 and XONE, is a part of Dead Island: Definitive Collection, including remastered editions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide.
The story takes place in a zombie-infested world, already known from the core Dead Island games. You play as a typical musclehead named Max, who's trying to exact revenge on his cat's kidnappers. Max plough through the streets of California and faces multitudes of various foes, including the mindless undead, corrupt soldiers and degenerate ex-convicts.
Dead Island Retro Revenge is a classic side-scroll beat 'em up game, resembling such productions as Golden Axe or Franko: The Crazy Revenge. During the game, you keep moving right, beating up everyone in your path. Apart from the hits, blows and strikes typical for the genre, you can also use complex combo attacks and collect power-ups, which activate powerful special abilities. There's more—there are weapons and other items you can find on your way and put to good use.
Dead Island Retro Revenge for PC, PS4 and XONE features colourful, although very oldschool 2D visuals, resembling those of the classic 16-bit arcade games and computers. What's more, the game's screen is stylized to resemble that of a pixelated arcade game screen. The overall atmosphere is complemented by a fitting soundtrack.
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- graphic card Intel HD or better
- 1 GB HDD
- Windows Vista