I’m sure many of you have been exploring the massive island of Banoi in Dead Island, but how many of you actually came across any secrets or easter eggs? Well RipTen is here to help. Banoi has many secrets, some of which are still a mystery, but we have a few for you today that we think you may enjoy.

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Remember the huge controversial trailer released by Deep Silver for Dead Island? Yes, the one with the little girl flying out the window. While many people tend to say Dead Island didn’t live up to the hype (we disagree, we think the game is fucking awesome), Techland decided to include a little easter egg. You can actually view the family from the trailer. Check it out below.

If you’ve ever watched a horror movie in your life, there’s a damn good chance the name “Jason Voorhees” rings a bell. In the beautiful jungles of Banoi, Jason lives. Not only is he fighting off a horde of zombies with this classic machete, there’s also a wieldable chainsaw in his cabin.

Perhaps one of the most interesting mysteries in Dead Island is a series of skulls that appear around the island. Not only do you have to find a color-coated skull, you’ll need to know where to take the skull in order to activate it. The game does provide visual clues, but only if you’re basically in the area where it needs to be placed.

For example, if you found the brown skull, you might see brown finger painting (I hope to good it’s not zombie shit) on the side of a mountain, indicating you need to climb up to reach your destination. Here’s a few skulls that have been found.

What’s even more fascinating about these skulls is once they’re placed in the correct location, you’ll be gifted a “developer mod”. From my personal experience, each mod requires at least 5 diamonds and $10,000, along with another item such a large battery.

By delivering the brown skull to the correct location, you’ll be granted a “developer 666 craft” which basically shoots electric from your hands draining all your stamina. It’s pretty fucking sweet. Check it out!

Have you found any additional skulls, easter eggs, or secrets in Dead Island? Be sure to let us know in the comment section. Happy Zombie Hunting!!

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  1. In one of the straw houses by the starting area coast, there’s a blonde female zombie handcuffed to a bed in front of video cameras. This zombie is different, because the devs gave her a name: Nenja Samejon XD

  2. Also to add there was a dude in the place where I found the teddy bear named Hector Lector or something of that nature who dropped a kitchen knife.

  3. I cant remember for sure but i found the blue skull near the purple drop, during a mission in the city where u go into an abandoned house in the upper right corner of the map and its drop location is in the resort. Go to the bottom left where you save that guy and he lets you in his base and theres a sewer that transports you to a bunker on the other side of the island thats usually inaccessible, climb the ladder and throw a propane tank down and place it next to the door on the same wall as the ladder then blow up the tank go inside and the drop is right there on the wall, i think its developer mod #3

  4. In one of the huts there is a man named Hannibal with a bloody face sitting next to a half eaten corpse, when you enter his room he attacks you with a kitchen knife, possibly a reference to hannibal lector

  5. I don’t remember where exactly I found a skull. It was under the stairway either in the police station or city/town hall. I think it was orange. I remember it was inside of a wire basket. If it was in the city/town hall, it was during the zombie attack. :( I wish I would have made a better note of its location when I first found it.

  6. There is a small rock you can push in at the bottom of the river underneath the rope bridge on the quest where you are following Ope the shaman in the jungle. The bridge is the one where a butcher runs at you from across the bridge, its after you leave his village. Just go below the bridge and near the water fall on the right hand side is the rock. You will get a gears sign that you can activate it. I have pushed it in and out but it doesnt seem to do anything. let me know if you figure this one out :)

    • well in the sewers there is a radio sorta in the middle of the sewer system and it goes half way into the matress and then when you activate the radio again it plays a new song. theres a big something with that and the waterfall in the last message

    • well in the sewers there is a radio sorta in the middle of the sewer system and it goes half way into the matress and then when you activate the radio again it plays a new song. theres a big something with that and the waterfall in the last message

  7. There is a small rock you can push in at the bottom of the river underneath the rope bridge on the quest where you are following Ope the shaman in the jungle. The bridge is the one where a butcher runs at you from across the bridge, its after you leave his village. Just go below the bridge and near the water fall on the right hand side is the rock. You will get a gears sign that you can activate it. I have pushed it in and out but it doesnt seem to do anything. let me know if you figure this one out :)

  8. Ok, call me crazy but I noticed that the Suicider says “Help Me!” But i just realized it sounds like the Scientist from ID4, Dr. Okun when he’s being strangled by the Alien

  9. *SPOILER* I just beat the game for the 2nd time and I noticed that when Col. White was on walkie talkie with his soldiers or someone he said “execute Executive Protocol 66.” Which is almost the exact same thing as when Emperor Palpatine sent out the message to all the Clones to Execute Order 66 which was the destruction of ALL Jedi knights

  10. Thanks for the info got to him no prob untill i went to fight him. Successfully killed him then about 10 seconds later he respawned right next to me and 1 shotted me. So i went back to kill him again and as soon as i swung to hit him my game froze. This is my third time trying him and each time my game freazes when i attack him. Anyone else having this problem?

  11. Hey you forgot to put up a video for the blue skull. There are only 5 skulls. If anybody needs help finding skulls or collectibles on PS3 add me erudite_91

  12. Hey you forgot to put up a video for the blue skull. There are only 5 skulls. If anybody needs help finding skulls or collectibles on PS3 add me erudite_91

  13. theres also a “walking dead” easter egg it, its in the slums go to the abandoned house were you have to kill this mans wife and kid. 

  14. I was doing the little side quest with Jose Garcia in the bunker far south on the island(resort area). While exploring the bunker there is a fast travel manhole to what I thought was a dead end bunker. In the second section there are some red gas cans you can explode, so i tried it on the metal door, it showed to have no function on my xbox, so I blew open the door…inside there is a purple arrow and what looks like a space to put a skull…anyone have any ideas?

  15. At then end of the game Col. White says execute “order 66” obvious star wars reference. Also in the center of the town when the section is names quarantine there is a large building covered by a CDC chemical sheet. its a reference to the movie Quarantine where they get stuck in the apartment build which gets covered by a chemical control cheet :)

  16. There’s also a ski mask wearing body in the church courtyard.  He’s leaning up against the wall, and you’ll have to kick the body to see the mask.  In addition to the Jason enemy.

  17. On the “In Cold Blood” quest, inside the abandoned house and all the way to the back of the first room, a message is written next to a door: Don’t open dead inside.  Zombie fans will recognize tis phrase from the hospital door in the first season of The Walking Dead.

  18. Sure I’ll be specific, when your at the lighthouse, come over the little hill just behind the light house, then go down the mountain and if you do it right, there’s no way you can missit, so then you’ll be behind the mountains and can’t get out until you go straight out from th toward the beach. WARNINGbe careful when you fall in the glitched hole beecause if your health is too low it’ll kill you

  19. at the river village there’s a dead zombie lying face-up on a long path that goes to one of the higher up bungalows, if you kick the body itll glitch and the top part of it will glitch and go thru the path

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