Dead Space (NA)
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"an instant action classic. While the ride is fairly short - the game could be completed in a few evenings - and offers no real extras, it’s perfected to the point where it’s entirely satisfying." - ThunderboltGames.com
"_Dead Space offers the best mix of action, customization and plot since Resident Evil 4. _" - Gamespy.com
Dead Space from EA is sure to please any action-adventure gamer looking for a bloody battle against deadly aliens.
Dead Space for PC begins when a massive mining ship, the USG Ishimura, comes in contact with a mysterious alien artifact and suddenly loses its communications with Earth. Engineer Isaac Clarke is sent to repair the Ishimura's communications, but arrives to find a floating vessel that has become a complete bloodbath. The crew is mutilated and infected with an ancient alien scourge.
Clarke's repair mission is transformed to one of survival as he fights to save himself and return the artifact to the planet at any cost.
A great game for its timethy_savior | Nov. 4, 2014 | See all thy_savior's reviews »
Dead space brought the action horror that Resident Evil 5 aimed for. It had the clunky controls, but felt more run and gun than ever for a stick and run kind of shooter.
The enemies are tough and there are varying dificulty levels. The vaaiety of weapons makes it nice too, giving you a unique play experience each run.
Controls and bugs hinder game play in Dead Spaceyngdr | Aug. 15, 2014 | See all yngdr's reviews »
Controls are laggy and various bugs in both the game and Origins client hinder game play. The story is great but also lacks a voice to the scene. The graphics are decent but nothing compared with DS2 or DS3. Weapons mods are more scarce then in DS2 but that also leads to greater feeling of dread while playing, to enhance the horror aspect of it. I would definitely wait for a sale or pass on the game and just watch the movie version.
Scary funJericho417 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
The game that started it all. Dead Space is a blast to play. The level design was great and the aesthetic design of the ship was really cool. Combat was intentionally frustrating. I mean, you play a miner and not a space marine. He specializes in mining tools, not assault rifles. The weapon selection was a lot of fun, with many different options for slicing up the necromorphs. The story was well put together, I was at the edge of my seat wanting to learn more about what had happened. I've replayed this game dozens of times and I still jump from time to time.
Starts out scary, but quickly becomes a shoot-em-upBlockAgent | July 3, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
I'll start out by saying that this game is fun. I enjoyed playing it and got into it. The graphics are great, the gameplay is good, and it has alot of unique and inventive features. The story is a little thin, but good enough to keep you going. The game starts out as a terrifying experience where you are afraid to look around every corner. I loved that. But then after about the first hour of play, the game quickly became an action oriented shoot-em-up. For me that stripped away all scariness to where even the jump scares that the game was trying to do didn't spook me at all. I wish it could have been scary all the way through, but it was saved by being a good shooter too.
Dead Space ReviewDarkpeing | April 14, 2014 | See all Darkpeing's reviews »
The Great: -Atmosphere.
The Good: -Story. -Occasional scares keep you hooked up. -Good leveling system.
The Bad: -Some clunkiness in controls. -Occasional bugs and technical flaws.