Dead Space 3 (NA)
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Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools.
The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or go it alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Each mode offers unique story elements and gameplay.
Team up and take down the terror together
Play the full campaign in online co-op or single player
Easy drop-in and drop-out play
Head planet side and experience a hostile new environment
Discover underworld cities and accept side missions
Explore the frozen terrain and search abandoned encampments
Uncover the past and embark on a thrilling expedition to save mankind
Discover the source of the Necromorph terror and fight to fend off the extinction of the human race
Scavenge for parts and build your weapon of choice
Craft unique weapons by gathering components
Combine, reconfigure, and constantly upgrade your favorites
A Disappointing Shift For The SeriesFaketoastFT | March 31, 2015 | See all FaketoastFT's reviews »
Coming as a huge fan of the first two games, I was beyond disappointed by this conclusion to the series. Those looking for a survival horror game should turn back now.
Dead Space 3 makes a rather substantial shift from its predecessors by turning into a Dead Space themed action game. This game has no tension or suspense, it throws you from one action sequence to another much like CoD.
People like to say that "coop cant be scary". Those people would be correct, but even playing solo this game hardly warrants anything more than an exasperated sigh. While coop does sound cool, and is, it is incredibly buggy. In the one playthrough I did with a friend we experienced having to restart due to rooms refusing to let us advance, through both impossible to find/kill enemies as well as doors refusing to open. When trying to continue our playthrough we would have to go back entire chapters because the save and synchronization for coop games was/is terrible.
Remember in Dead Space 1 and 2 when you had to conserve ammo and carry specific types for each gun, each taking up separate inventory slots? They stripped that mechanic in favor of generic ammo that fits any gun. This combined with the absolutely laughable gun building mechanic make this game's combat a joke. This game has the remaining overlay of a survival game but there is never any risk of running out of health/ammo so... I guess it is a survival game since you definitely will.
My bias has shown itself quite a bit in this review. But if you have made it this far let it stand as a warning for those of you coming to this game as a fan of the previous installments.
Additionally: I dont even want to comment on the story. I dont remember if it was good or bad. So I guess that speaks for itself.
Pretty fun, first game played in the trilogy.QWOPPAH | Oct. 2, 2014 | See all QWOPPAH's reviews »
This is my first game in the trilogy and I loved it. For a person who gets scared outta his pants from the sight of mutated dead bodies jumping out of vents, Co-Op is pretty handy. It's fun blowing off limbs only to then decapitate another fellow necromorph with their brethren's own limbs. It sucks that you can't pick up as many things as I've heard you could in previous games though. The graphics are crisp and my PC could handle it. Not to mention, what's cooler than having the MOON as the last boss?
Tried too Hard to Improveyngdr | Aug. 15, 2014 | See all yngdr's reviews »
DS3 brings co-op and massive weapon modding to the game. The atmosphere has shifted from scarey to sigh. In that the monsters are bothersome but not the true enemies, as emotions amongst the survivors now lead to more problems then solutions. graphics are great as usual and sounds emphasize the games action themes. In co-op the visions are mostly enjoyed by playing Carver. Grab the game on sale and it'll give you a few hours of fun solo and then replay co-op as Carver to get the full story.
Worse in the seriesJericho417 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
Don't get me wrong, DS3 isn't a bad game. However, they completely gave up on what made Dead Space great. The first game had the atmosphere, the second had the story, this one has you fighting a freaking moon. I was so disappointed when I finished this game. The necromorphs became more of a chore to deal with, even in the new pretty sets. The game is pretty, certainly. You even get to explore the ruins of an ancient alien civilization. But pretty doesn't make up for the shortcomings. They did a cash grab with DLC and in game purchases. You collect resources with a bot, but you can gather so much more after purchasing the extra stuff. They were cool enough to leave a known exploit for gathering resources, but it takes quite a bit of effort to benefit from it very much. It's an enjoyable game, but far less so than the previous two. They left the ending open enough for the possibility of a fourth title, and that worries me. We already fought a moon, so how will they top that?
Sacrificing Scares for ActionJamfrost | April 1, 2014 | See all Jamfrost's reviews »
In comparison to it's predecessors, Dead Space 3 really lacks in the horror department. That's especially true if you play the game with a friend. I also didn't like the story. I'm not sure the writers really knew where to go after 2. Or after 1. Dead Space 1 still seems be the creepiest of the franchise (I played it soon after 3 to be sure).
Now if you play with a friend, you'll be looking at a very silly and fun 15 hour experience depending on how hard you loot. You'll mostly end up shooting and stomping zombies while opening everything in sight. Yup, the necromorphs are merely monsters that are in the way of shiny power nodes and weapon recipes.
The controls felt fine. The graphics seemed nice. The game did have the problem of not enough viable weapon combinations.
Nothing felt as strong as the shotgun. This was the primary weapon for both my friend and me as we pummeled necromorphs into oblivion. It's not that the shotgun was too strong, but the rest of the weapons didn't quite have enough strength. The Line Cutter came sort of close as did some of the rapid fire weapons, but the shotgun had both power and ammo efficiency, making it impossible to replace. They failed to balance the weapons appropriately which hindered our desire to experiment since anything we crafted turned out only okay instead of better or equal.
I would recommend experimenting to really check out the nice crafting system they have in the game which can involve a shotgun attachment for a shotgun. There are some opportunities for friend shenanigans in the game.
Dead Space 3 is a good choice for a co-op game. Just know what you're purchasing. (I do hear some stories about Origin giving people grief for pairing up, but my friend and I had little to no problems connecting to each other.)