Dead Island and Riptide hit GeForce Now for NVIDIA Shield

dead islandDead Island is a game that pits your wits against the undead horrors of your once-fellow man. You have the ability to craft elaborate makeshift weapons from dross that you find along the way, but most players find that the most reliable weapon in the game is the ever-faithful chest-high-kick. Now both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide have arrived on GeForce Now and can be played on NVIDIA Shield devices. These versions of the game are being dubbed “Definitive Editions,” and sport revamped and enhanced graphics and more detailed models.

Originally released for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 half a decade ago, Dead Island is a survival horror game that made waves for bringing open world gameplay to the zombie genre. Dead Island: Riptide is a 2013 expansion of the original, but it stands on its own. With Dead Island 2 slated for release in 2016, now is the perfect time to get back into the zombie-clobbering spirit.

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Owners of NVIDIA Shield devices who subscribe to GeForce Now can snag Dead Island: Definitive Edition or Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition for $19.99 each. As a perk, purchasing either game on GeForce Now will also give you a Steam key for the respective game, meaning you can play it on your computer as well with no additional cost.

What do you think of these Definitive Editions of Dead Island games arriving on Android for NVIDIA Shield owners? Are these games you would enjoy revisiting, or is twenty bucks a bit steep for a remastered edition of an older title? Let us know whether you’ll be picking it up in the comments below!

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