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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." -

"_Dead Space offers the best mix of action, customization and plot since Resident Evil 4. _" -

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


Best Played Alone With Lights Off

FaketoastFT | March 31, 2015 | See all FaketoastFT's reviews »

This is one of my all time favorite games, I have played through it at least 10 times start to finish. I don't get tired of the suspense it builds as you walk down a corridor, expecting at any moment for a necromorph to jump out at you. Combat and customization systems are not too complex and let you focus on enjoying the experience. Every bit of this game is made to stress you out from the game not pausing when you use the inventory to the flickering start menu, this is one of my all-time favorites.

The only warning I have about this game is that the in-game vsync causes some issues with mouse lag and low frame rates. I have a R9 280x and can recommend (for AMD owners) turning off in-game vsync and using radeon pro to force graphics card vsync - this makes the game run much smoother.


Doom 3 look-alike that is worse in almost every way

NucularS | Jan. 31, 2015 | See all NucularS's reviews »

Port Doom 3 to the consoles, then port it back to PC with non-rebindable controls and a laggy mouse, and the result is Dead Space. The game starts out trying to be a survival horror, but soon has an identity crisis, locking the player in arena-like spaces with dozens of fast moving monsters attacking at once, which is dubious considering that the character is as agile as a pregnant potato and takes up at least a third of the screen. Choosing a third-person perspective for a game with a silent protagonist is another strange design decision and removes any sense of immersion, especially when the protagonist just stands over a dying woman like a manikin with no trace of emotion. Add highly repetitive and mostly predictable gameplay involving completing two to three objectives per level, some of which are recycled later on, and there is no surprise that Doom 3 ends up a far superior game, with near identical visuals and storyline, but no artificial handicaps, better immersion, action, and horror.


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.


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.


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.