Reviews for Dead Space 2
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Dead Space 2 was the first horror-shooter game I have played (although I had played BioShock 1 and 2 beforehand which have horror elements). I was really excited to see if a game could actually be scary and enjoyable, and I was not disappointed. Right from the beginning of the game you are thrust into a disturbing and tense situation with no way to defend yourself. The fact that you are without a weapon for the first half-hour of the game really set you up for a suspenseful play-through. Throughout the story there are plenty of tense and scary moments, and the shooting controls are robust enough to allow for flexible gameplay using the various different weapons you obtain. Unfortunately, that is where the replay value of the game is cut off. Aside from the limited customisation options of the weapons and suits, once you have played through the game once it will feel incredibly familiar the second time around. The multiplayer has a few good ideas allowing a team of humans to fight a team of necromorphs, but there are obvious balance issues which result in the human side always winning.