Dead Space (NA)

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Description

"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.

Customer reviews

80

These ain't Romero's zombies

MadDemon64 | Jan. 5, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

Dead Space takes the premise of most zombie movies and splices in a dash of Alien to make a new take on the zombie genre that is deserving of a playthrough.

In Dead Space, you take the role of Issac Clarke, an engineer whose job it is to fix whatever ship or machine is given to him. Fighting off the mutilated zombified remains of an entire ship’s crew was never in his contract, but that is what you will have to do to survive and get off the ship. While there is a plot twist or two in the game, the main goal never changes. However, the plot is not why you will be enjoying Dead Space.

The zombies of Dead Space are the main draw of the game. They are deliciously decrepit and morbidly monstrous in their design, and this time headshots will only make you wonder how they heck they know where you are without any eyes. Instead, you need to shoot their limbs off with your weapons and limited ammunition, and different zombies require different tactics. Some are too fast for you to hit unless you are using a fast weapon, and others need to be blown away with a giant cannon blast.

Dead Space is a reimagining of both zombies and the survival horror genre done right. It is also one of the few games to ever understand that sound does not travel in space.

91

A great game for its time

thy_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.

69

Controls and bugs hinder game play in Dead Space

yngdr | 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.

85

Scary fun

Jericho417 | 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.

76

Starts out scary, but quickly becomes a shoot-em-up

BlockAgent | 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.