Dead Space 2 (NA)

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Description

"An excellent action-horror sequel. Dead Space 2 doesn't try to innovate, but it's a highly polished alien-rending experience." - PCGamer.com

"Dead Space 2's thrilling campaign and intense multiplayer make it an excellent game and a worthy follow-up to its superb predecessor." - GameSpot.com


Engineer Isaac Clarke returns for another blood-curdling adventure in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dead Space™. After waking from a coma on a massive space city known as "The Sprawl", the lone survivor of a horrific alien infestation finds himself confronting a catastrophic new nightmare. Battling dementia, hunted by the government, and haunted by visions of his dead girlfriend, Isaac will do whatever it takes to save himself and dominate the gruesome onslaught. With an arsenal of tools to dismember Necromorphs and new determination, an engineer will bring the terror to space.

#### FEATURES

  • Chaos Hits The Sprawl: Caught in the middle of a horrific infestation that’s decimating a massive space city, Isaac Clarke will dismember, impale, and stomp his way across the Sprawl. Blast through the Church of Unitology, jet across the Solar Array, and infiltrate the CEC facility on the path to survival.

  • Master The Terror: Familiar as well as all-new grotesque creatures lurk around every corner. Wield a set of devastating tools to bring the terror to space. Impale Necromorphs into the walls with the Javelin, use improved telekinesis to turn limbs into deadly weapons, plant powerful dismembering trip mines, or create a hull-breach to suck a group of monsters out into space.

  • Tear Through Space In Zero G: Fire up Isaac’s suit boosters to rocket around in zero gravity like never before. Explore the depths of the Sprawl and encounter new weightless combat and physics-based puzzles with full 360 degree movement.

Online Multiplayer: For the first time, experience the horror of a Necromorph outbreak with others. Fight in skirmishes around the Sprawl and strategically dismember your friends.

Customer reviews

88

Not Horror

chataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »

I bought this game when it first came out expecting it to be scarier than the first one, but they changed it up. It's more of an action game then horror this time around. It's still a good game though.

I just that one monster that you can't kill, and you can only stop his movements momentarily. Such a pain when I did my first play through. I haven't touch this game in a long time because I don't play my XBOX 360 that much anymore. I kind of want to replay this but I guess I'll just wait when I go back home from college. Great sequel to the franchise so take a try on it.

88

Best in the series

mugaro | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all mugaro's reviews »

Dead Space 2 maintains all of the basic gameplay tenets of of DS1 and makes some big improvements from the first game. Zero gravity sequences and puzzles are far more intuitive and less frustrating. More guns to play with, a more character driven story with a talking protagonist, instead of the silent Isaac from DS1. Some plot twists, some interesting themes of space religion and self induced insanity from the events in DS1.

The game is more linear than DS1. Instead of finishing a hub & hopping on a train, you just move forward and it changes chapters right there. One of the biggest improvements made was the bread crumb system. You can find the nearest save station, upgrade station, weapon table or current objective which is most helpful in these games. The game can be legitimately scary at some points and was a lot more fun than DS1.

The best part is that it's a lot more open ended that DS1 and takes you into different environments. Toward the end of the game, you return to the spaceship that you spent all of DS1 on and it felt like a really cool blast form the past, but it also reminded me of how repetitive DS1 could get and how different DS2 felt.

Summary: great game, much improved from the original. Horror survival in 3rd person shooter. Highly recommended.

90

Action horror

CyberspyXD | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »

Take Deadspace and its creepiness but not as solid shooting add in solid shooting and some clever mechanics plus a interesting story. I would consider this a direct improvement over Deadspace in every way. Deadspace 2 is more actioney then the previous Deadspace but this is a good thing. The enemies are still creepy and they are also fun to fight. And the new death animations are pretty cool. All in all I think this is a great game and I highly recommend it

98

Dead Space at its best!

Zilly01 | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Zilly01's reviews »

Dead Space 2 is vastly superior to the first game. The graphics, controls, action, and horror sequences have been improved. While some people say they moved this game away from horror and more towards action, I feel the horror was improved, but the feeling of isolation was removed. Now you are on a space station and run into several survivors. Isaac also has a voice now. So it's not that the horror is gone, but the isolated fight for survival has evolved into an aided escape from the space station. Most of the weapons from the first game have returned, but now most of them have a special node in their upgrades that add effects. Like adding stasis to the secondary fire of the contact beam, or adding fire damage to the plasma cutter. I feel the zero gravity experience was what improved the most. Instead of getting a weird angle and jumping, you now has tiny boosters on your suit that allow you to actually navigate around. If you enjoyed the first Dead Space, you will love the second!

85

Bad horror game, great action game.

zachoines | Sept. 5, 2013 | See all zachoines's reviews »

The first game is the series did a good job at atmosphere, building tension, and at eliciting fear in the player. However, its strong suit was not that of action. But, that is OK because its focus was not placed towards action at all. However, in Dead Space 2, there was a complete revision of this focus, one which relies very heavily on action. Combat, suits, weapons, and the shear amount of enemies were revamped with action in mind. Heck, I remember in the original Dead Space walking through a series of corridors, for what felt like forever, without seeing a single enemy and finding hardly any ammo at all. But, this was intentionally done in order to aid In the horror experience. In Dead Space 2, however, enemies jump out from every corner and ammo is plentiful. This of course comes at the cost of a truly immersive horror experience. However, I will not hold this against Dead Space 2. In fact, I think that this change in philosophy is a benefit to the series because, honestly, although the original Dead Space did horror well, it wasn't that great at it at the same time. In all reality, the horror was mostly jump scares and gore, a far cry from the truly great horror games which rely (such as Amnesia and the Condemned series) more on psychological elements to create fear. So, I think this refocus in Dead Space 2 is a refreshing take on an already great premise of a game, and is an easy recommend for action junkies who like just a touch of horror.