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.
Action horrorCyberspyXD | 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
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!
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.
AtmosphericSivisx | June 20, 2013 | See all Sivisx's reviews »
Dead Space 2 picks up several years after the events of the original, taking control of a plot convenient amnesiac Issac Clarke on Saturn's Moon Titan during a plot convenient Necromorph outbreak.
The game's beginning has a very 'Bioshock' feel, taking place inside a massive city.. unlike it's predecessor.. and I really enjoyed that.. it felt different, though I was annoyed with what seemed like always passing through either a nursery, child's bedroom or a school for most of the city sections.
The rest of the game has an amazing atmosphere and knows how to kick you down and make you strive for each save point.
The end literally blew my mind, finally bringing all questions to an end, definitely worth the cheap price and extremely long game storyline. Though I recommend playing the original first.. for story purposes.
Best Dead Spacelok0812 | June 13, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This is by far the best Dead Space out of the 3 installments. Especially the gameplay and sound really give you the feeling of keep on moving forward as something must be behind stalking you just to walk right into a trap of a monster lying in wait to scare you. Storyline continues from the first installment and I would say a big improvement in terms of everything from the first, a truly scary experience. The game also sports a multiplayer mode that allow team deathmatch, players can choose from human or monster to play from. The ability to play as the monsters is really rewarding as you too can have the chance to ambush the human players. Must get game if you enjoy scary action games or get the entire franchise if you want to know the story.