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.
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.
Not Horrorchataolauj | 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.
Best in the seriesmugaro | 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.