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Dead Island 2 Heads To Steam On April 22, Dead Island Games On Steam Currently On Sale

After exactly a year on the Epic Games Store, Publisher Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios have announced the PC version of Dead Island 2 is finally coming to Steam on April 22nd. Looking at the timing of the release and knowing the game’s April 2023 launch date, it looks like Dead Island 2 had a one-year exclusive with Epic’s platform, but better late than never.

As part of the announcement, other games in the zombie franchise are on sale on Steam, with Dead Island Definitive Edition at 85 percent off and Dead Island: Retro Revenge at 75 percent off. Dead Island Riptide Definitive Edition is free on Valve’s platform until February 15th if you’re looking for a freebie for your Steam account.

The release was a long time coming after the Los Angeles set game was announced almost a decade ago at E3 2014, and multiple developers were switched over the many years. All that continued and later rebooted work on the game eventually worked out as Dead Island 2 sold two million copies a month after launch, with the first million coming after only three days on sale. At the time, Dead Island 2 was the biggest launch title ever in the history of the game’s publisher in revenue and units, which reportedly  “exceeded management expectations.”

Dead Island 2 isn’t a serious zombie game, and it is so much better because of it. While the world burns, all your character wants to do is have some fun while trying not to die. Returning fans will find easter eggs tucked away, and Sam will return in a supporting capacity, passing the torch to a new group of players immune to the virus. If anything, Dead Island 2’s path to release may have been troubled. Still, Dambuster Studios did the impossible and elevated the core experience by doing away with the bloat previous games had,” Bobby said in our Dead Island 2 review.

Dead Island 2 launched on April 22nd, 2023, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series, an expansion of the game Haus released more than half a year after the game’s initial launch on November 2nd, 2023.