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.
the only one that is worth itdamienjameswebb | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
i had gotten all the dead space games for pc in a bundle recently, and this was the only one that was good play. the second one has a game breaking flaw about halfway through and the 3rd one has to run through origin, AND has a terrible sound bug in it.
Given all that, i loved this game. it could have been a little scarier in places, but it did very well for its time (enough to spawn 2 sequels at least) its a simple you vs aliens 3rd person shooter with some unique gameplay elements like a hud that actually makes sense looking like a projection display coming from your armor.
the controls were a little slow and i found it much better to play with a mouse, but other than that it ran like butter on my laptop and gave we very little trouble (it did keep crashing at fist but i just updated my drivers and all was well)
a great game (better than the newer ones for sure)
Promisingchataolauj | Jan. 23, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This game is a very promising game. A mixture of shooter and horror makes this game worth it. I love horror games, and I love this game. This game got my heart pounding several times. Aliens tend to pop out of nowhere and scares the shit out of you (not literally). This game doesn't have machine guns or anything like that to kill aliens if that's what you're hoping for. The storyline to this game is okay in my opinion, but it's definitely worth buying. It doesn't go on sale much unless it's Black Friday or December because almost every great game goes on sale during those times, so that says a lot about this game.
A uniquely scary experiencemugaro | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all mugaro's reviews »
With the FPS market growing stale, this game takes to 3rd person shooter with some unique controls. You have to hold right click (or left trigger on a controller) to aim your gun, and most of them have laser sights, as opposed to first person perspective with crosshairs on the screen. The HUD is a unique idea and keeps the immersion in the game by having it be something that your character is looking at.
Basically, the game is a zombie/monster outbreak in space with little to no survivors. You're Isaac Clarke, looking for survivors, and most importantly, your girlfriend. Each chapter is its own hub area, with a halfway point boss and a final boss. By exploring, you get credits and nodes. Nodes can be used to upgrade weapons & armor, or open doors, which sometimes give even more credits/nodes. The credits buy ammo, medkits or nodes.
Give a lot of credit for creating a new IP that was different and took a lot of risks. If you like 3rd person shooters & are a horror genre fan, give this one a try.
Everything it promises...Codename_Bravo | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all Codename_Bravo's reviews »
I recently was given a copy of Dead Space by a friend. Now I'm not normally a horror player, but I continued on any way. This game is simply astounding. The story is compelling, and rich, with twist and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Though! I will say some of the characters are annoying, and the story, though rich, had a few predictable elements to it. As for horror, the mere atmosphere is enough to scare even veteran players. The monsters are grotesque and horrifying as well. There isn't enough I can say about this game. Its a classic!
In Space, No One Can See You Bleedrahnborshko | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all rahnborshko's reviews »
Dead Space is everything an Alien, Aliens, The Thing, Resident Evil 4 fan would ever want. The terrors of being secluded in space on a derelict ship full of nasty deformed humans whose only purpose is to rip you apart in many delectable ways are fully fleshed out in this fresh survival horror game. Everything is top notch from the sound, level design, setting, gameplay, and story. As Resident Evil 4 was fun to pick up and play over and over again, Dead Space will leave you wanting to come back to the horrors of the USG Ishimura over and over again.