The secrets of the zombie infested land of Palanai holds within itself many secrets. While slaying zombies will always remain your primary concern, finding the collectables located across the different maps of this island is activity that is rewarding in more than one way.
You’ll gain vital information, some told from the experience of survivors, while others being in-depth details from formal researches and experiments on the virus. And like always, you’ll be obtaining some trophies/achievements while you’re at it.
There are a total of 61 collectables in the game, divided into various categories. Let’s have a look at each type, and where they can be found in each map.
Dead Island Riptide Collectibles – Flooded Jungle
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Location. The first diary is found in the Paradise Camp. Go up to the second story via the ladder near the entrance, and you’ll find the diary after entering the door to the right.
Location. The second diary is found in Halai, there area where the survivors group together by Rose.
Location. In the northeast of Halai Village is the Marik’s Marina. There’s a ladder that leads to a building near the gates there. Go up them and deal with the zombies, then find the diary on the workbench.
Location. While doing the House of God quest, you’ll reach the Santa Maria mission. On the second floor you’ll find a couple of balconies and a crate with the diary on top.
Location. Enter Kessler’s Lab, and go straight across to the window. Check the desk on the left side for the diary.
Location. During the tunnel areas in Chapter 6, you’ll eventually reach a large area with a satellite dish in the center. Go to the top and find a room filled with zombies. Clear the area and look for the diary on the metal shelf.
Island Guide Books
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Location. Look in the booth located near the east exit of Paradise Survival Camp. A car is parked nearby.
Location. There’s a wooden walkway located south of the Kiwi Grounds. Search the wooden walkway for the guide.
Location. There’s a building east of the Halai Village called the Hoyahoya Bar. North of the bar is a set of fruit stands, of which the first has the guide.
Location. At the Crossroad Bungalows is a shelter with a bench, on top of which the guide is located.
Location. Head west to the wrecked helicopter crash. There is a camper here, where you need to save Alfred. You’ll find the guide on the ground.
Location. You can find the guide in Marika’s Marina. Go south of the gas station there and you’ll spot it on a table.
Location. You’ll find this guide on the side of the road southwest of the biosphere lab. There is a workbench which it is located on, so keep your eyes peeled.
Location. Go east of the three tree-house walkway. There is a small island there with a wrecked car, a corpse and a set of water containers, which has the guide next to it.
Location. This is located in the Dead Zone in Halai while carring out the “Where the Dead Live” quest for Marcus Villa. The place where Marcus’s supplies are located also has the guide.
In Chapter 6, you will be exploring some underground tunnels. During that time you’ll come across the smuggler’s den. You can find the guide book on the bed.
You can read our in-depth PostCards Locations Guide for more.
Location. In the Paradise Survival Camp is bar. The first postcard is located here.
Location. There’s another drink bar at the Kiwi Campground. Enter the bar by jumping on a set of boxes, and look on the table.
Location. Near the infirmary in Halai is a two-story building with an NPC named Makaylian. The postcard can be found there.
Location. North of the Hanging Joe is an area in the swamp with a camp site. The postcard can be found on the mattress there.
Location. During the quest ‘Ritual’, you’ll need to visit Mataka Village for a map. Look for the postcard inside Marcus’s hut after finding the tree bark to enter it.
Location. Check the south region of Halai Village for one of the buildings over the water. The building required is painted blue. Circle around its walkway to find a table with a yellow plate. Alongside it is the postcard.
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Location. At the beginning of the game, go west and you’ll come across a shack that is locked. To enter it, follow the path up the hill and jump to the roof. Drop down and you should find the recording on the table.
Location. Check the southern building in Mataka Village for some shelves with tires. A recording can be found amidst them.
Location. There is an encampment with a women named Maya just east of the helicopter crash site. You can find the recording in her camp.
Location. There’s a workbench with Kingston’s Shack located east of the Vagaria’s Waterfall. Check it to find the recording.
Location. Once you have obtained the ‘Way of Science’ quest from Harlow, you’ll have to go to the Biosphere facility. Go through the minefield on the left instead and enter the bunker. Go to the upper floor for the recording.
Location. In the tunnels, you’ll have to turn on the lights, and then pass through an eerie pathway. Look to the left for a doorway that can be broken. Inside are a few zombies, and towards the end is the recording.
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Location. You’ll find this one during the quest Where the Dead Live, while obtaining Villa’s supplies. It’s in the same room where the supplies are located.
Location. Check under Marcus Villa’s bed after returning the supplies to him to find the secret file.
Location. After taking the White Line quest from Bruce, you’ll need to enter the basement of the drug dealer’s house. After fighting the zombie, enter the basement and look for the file on a shelf.
Location. After talking to Dr.Kessler in the Biosphere, explore the area. There is one office with cardboard boxes on the ground. Next to them is the file.
Location. When you require the key to exit the tunnels, you’ll need to search a room where the key is located. The file is also located there on the ground.
Dead Island Riptide Collectibles – Ferry Station
Island Guide Books
Location. After dealing with the prisoners in the ferry dock, go upstairs and check the office for the guide on the desk.
Location. At the Pinai Ferry Docks, enter the garage after fending off the wave of enemies. Check inside for the recording.
Dead Island Riptide Collectibles – Henderson
Location. When you enter the Make-Shift Hospital in Henderson, look to the counter on the left to find the diary.
Location. In the Infected Warehouse Dead zone, there are a couple of tables in the terrace area. One of them has the diary.
Location. Go to the left region after entering the flooded streets in Henderson. Check a green crate to find the diary.
Location. Below the Military Base in west Henderson is a path that leads south. Follow it while keeping an eye on the left side. There is a set of crates you need to watch out for. Once you find them, climb on and get to the other side to find the diary.
Island Guide Books
Location. In the southwest corner of the market is a ladder that leads to Aubrey’s shop. Check the stands nearby for the guide.
Location. You can enter the movie theater via a ladder. Left to the ladder is a walkway that leads to a dead end and a table. The guide is on top of that table.
Location. In the movie theater, check behind the first row of seats to find the guide on the ground.
Location. Check the northeaster area of the market for the guide on top of a counter.
Location. Go west of the Clinic to find a bench. The guide is on it.
Location. There’s a patio outside the quarantine zone south of the infected storage. Check the tables to find the guide on one of them.
Location. Enter Nick’s house and go to the second floor. Enter the bathroom there to find it.
Location. Check the front of the bank in Henderson.
Location. Check the extreme south of Henderson for a small building. Inside it is the postcard on the couch.
Location. While searching for the movie theater, cross the first bridge and go down the stairs to the left. Follow the walkway to the end and you should find the postcard.
Location. After exiting the theater, go east past the Infected Basement Dead Zone. There is a patio region there with a table that has the postcard on it.
Location. Check for a bench next to a toppled umbrella.
Location. Go to Rodrigo’s store east of the Infected Apartments Dead Zone, and check the wall behind the counter.
Location. On the roof outside the cinema, go to the northeast corner to find the postcard on top of a table.
Location. In the Henderson Villa area, you can find a bench located across from where Eva is on the roof. On the bench is the postcard.
Location. Found on the table near the ladder that leads to a workbench east of Geoffrey Napes Dead Zone.
Location. Go to the southern area of Henderson. Below Ogio Moke’s Laundry Dead zone is a set of tables, of which one has the recording on top.
Location. After entering the Military Base, go to the south region to find a tower and a tent. Enter the tent to the left to find the recording.
Location. Enter the Com-Room in military base, and you should find a file on a table there.
Location. While in the military base, check the north area of the map for the fast travel station. Next to it is a table with the file on top.
Location. During the mission ‘The Crash’, you’ll have to go to a helicopter crash. You can find the file in the chopper there.
Location. Check the quarantine zone before heading to the docks. There’s a stack of crates next to a tent. Check behind the crates to find the file.
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