Dead Space 2 (NA)
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"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.
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.
More guts, more g(l)oryMadDemon64 | Jan. 6, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Dead Space 2 ups the ante that Dead Space provided. Everything is bigger and better, from the environments, to the weapons, to the Necromorphs.
After witnessing everything that he did in Dead Space, Isaac Clarke has been admitted to a mental hospital, but one quick Necromorph invasion later and you must once again wade through tons of rotting flesh. This time, the conspiracy that you only caught a glimpse of in Dead Space is expanded upon as you discover new facets and horrors. You might not be trying to escape a ship, but if you had witnessed what Isaac Clarke had, you would be trying to stop the horrors too.
The combat is just as satisfying as ever before. You still need to sever the limbs of your enemies, but now you can use the severed limbs of projectiles, pinning Necromorphs to the walls. This is a good thing since you will be facing off against new, more horrific Necromorphs. It is a good thing that you also have new weapons.
Dead Space 2 takes everything Dead Space did right and cranks it up to 11. If you enjoyed Dead Space, playing Dead Space 2 is a no-brainer.
A scary and intense gameBlockAgent | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
Dead Space 2 is just as scary and intense as the screenshots and videos lead you to believe. It becomes more shoot em up towards the end, but all scary games tend to do that. The story is well done, but it definetly feels like it was made to be in the middle of a trilogy. If you have not played the first one, you will be lost (story-wise) and if you don't play the 3rd, then you won't feel anything got completely resolved. The graphics are pretty good and I didn't notice any glitches. The gameplay is smooth and fun. This is an enjoyable game and I recommend you pick up the entire trilogy.
Stop Playing With Your Intestines, Isaac.rahnborshko | Sept. 29, 2014 | See all rahnborshko's reviews »
I loved Dead Space and my hopes were high for the next installment; however, Dead Space 2 wasn't the masterpiece that I hoped for...but it wasn't an abysmal experience either. In fact, the game was still very fun and I still plan on playing it more later down the line. What made this miss the mark a bit though was the annoying difficulty spikes. The game isn't impossible and I do like challenges (Dark Souls makes me salivate) but where good challenging games encourage you to stay the course and try different tactics, Dead Space 2 challenges feel cheap and annoying. I can't say much about the tact on multiplayer because I still can't log onto it and I really don't care for it to begin with. If you love major Sci-fi horror in deep space then I would still recommend Dead Space 2 because you don't get games like this very often and it still is fun play.
What Dead Space was ment to beyngdr | Aug. 15, 2014 | See all yngdr's reviews »
The game has been vastly improved over the first DeadSpace. With the controls first being revamped and optimized, no more lag in the controls. The graphics has been overhauled and look great and the voices have meaning now that Isaac speaks. Weapons have evolved with mods to stasis and damage. Story is continued and deepened by the fact that survivors have been introduced. The horror has been increased in my opinion with the need to escape and protect others now during a mass necromorph outbreak. Id recommend buying DS2 and watching the movie for the beginning story.
A step backJericho417 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
Dead Space 2 took a step away from horror and a step towards action. I was hooked on the story, so I didn't mind as much. There's a part of the game where you revisit the Ishimura, which might be my favorite part of the entire game. I'd argue that the action in Dead Space 2 might be the best in the series, with dead space 1 being the better atmosphere. Still, what's amazing about Dead Space 2s story is that you're there as the necromorphs rampage through Titan Station. You're present when things go down the toilet and get caught in the middle of it.