The Island Guide Books are a specific series of collectibles that can be found scattered throughout the maps of Dead Island: Riptide. They look like regular old paperback magazines and are usually found in rather inconspicuous places like on a bench next to a bucket. The guide books give a lengthy history lesson on the island itself, and are interesting story exposition.
Dead Island Riptide Island Guide Books Locations
Finding all the Guide Books will also award you the ‘Professional Tourist’ achievement/Trophy worth 30 gamerscore. Without further ado, let’s get into the guide.
Guide Book #1 – Flooded Jungle
Location. Search for a wooden bench next to a blue barrel right outside of the east exit of the Paradise Survival Camp where there is a car parked. The Guide Book is sitting on the bench.
Guide Book #2 – Flooded Jungle
Location. There is a wooden walkway south of the Kiwi Camping Grounds. On it, you will find a wooden picnic table and bench. The Guide Book is found on the table.
Guide Book #3 – Flooded Jungle
Location. Find the Hoyahoya bar north of Halai, and head further north from there. As you go along the road, you will see some umbrellas and stands along the side. The Island Guide is on one of the tables, next to some fruits and veggies in a box.
Guide Book #4 – Flooded Jungle
Location. Head to the shelter at the Crossroads Bungalow dead zone. Once there, search the bench in the center next to the red and black checkered travel bag.
Guide Book #5 – Flooded Jungle
Location. This Island Guide is lying on the floor inside a camper/mobile home where you need to help save Alex who is stranded on top. The vehicle is located just west of the crashed helicopter.
Guide Book #6 – Flooded Jungle
Location. Find Marik’s Marina, south of the gas station. Now scan all the tables right next to the water to find this book.
Guide Book #7 – Flooded Jungle
Location. Southwest of the biosphere lab, you can find another bench identical to the one where the first book was on the side of the road. The book is on this bench.
Guide Book #8 – Flooded Jungle
Location. Go east of the three tree-house walkway in the middle of the flooded jungle. On a small island with a tent and a wrecked car you will find the book.
Guide Book #9 – Flooded Jungle
Location. When you’re doing the ‘Where the Dead Live’ quest for Marcus Villa, you will eventually find a room with some supplies for Marcus in the Dead Zone in Halai. The Book is located on top of some crates here.
Guide Book #10 – Flooded Jungle
Location. In the tunnels, near the end, in the first smuggler’s den you come across in the tunnels, the guide book in on the bed in the far left corner.
Guide Book #11 – Ferry Station
Location. Deal with the prisoners at the ferry dock, then head upstairs and search the office on the right to find the book on the desk.
Guide Book #12 – Henderson
Location. Head to the market. In the southwest corner you will find a stall selling some folded cloths. It’s right next to the ladder that leads to a workbench and to Aubrey’s shop. The book is sitting on one of the folded products.
Guide Book #13 – Henderson
Location. Check behind the first row of seats in the movie theater to find a Guide Book lying on the ground.
Guide Book #14 – Henderson
Location. Go left of the ladder that lets you climb into the cinema. There will be a small walkway that leads to a table. The guide is sitting on top of it.
Guide Book #15 – Henderson
Location. You’ll find this guide on top of a metal counter in the northeast corner of the sea market.
Guide Book #16 – Henderson
Location. Head west of the Clinic map marker and you will spot a small wooden bench right in front of a tree and a stone wall. The Island Guide is on it.
Guide Book #17 – Henderson
Location. At the patio just outside the quarantine zone, south of the infected storage, you’ll find a table on the east side towards the south end. The guide is on it.
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