Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 31, 2011
    100
    This isn't the scariest game on the planet, nor is it the best put together. The combat in particular is a black eye. But there's a lot in Dead Space to keep you engaged and there's some points of great design that I think you'll appreciate - especially if you're daring enough to play this on your sofa with the lights off and some great headphones on.
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    97
    Dead Space 2 is the first must-play game of the year for consoles, and Dead Space is the first must-play app for the iPad, paving the way for what is sure to be an exciting year for tablet gaming.
  3. Mar 9, 2011
    95
    With amazing graphics, a sturdy control system and a story to die for, Dead Space is definitely a candidate for game of the year on the Apple iPad! Highly Recommended!
  4. Apr 6, 2011
    90
    Dead Space for Apple's devices is absolutely stunning. If you own Dead Space 2 or planning to buy Visceral's latest for the home consoles, then consider this an essential purchase!
  5. Jan 27, 2011
    85
    Dead Space has good controls, great visuals, and a fun story. It may repeat itself a little too much, but the blood-soaked ride never feels bloated. I preferred it on iPad for the bigger screen, but iPhone version is just as fun. Dead Space fans are well-served by this download.
  6. Feb 2, 2011
    80
    A definite must-have for Dead Space lovers, and worth checking out for the more casual mobile gamer, Dead Space is a great title that blasts through its interface issues to prove that console experiences can work on a mobile phone ... provided you've got the patience for it.
  7. Feb 1, 2011
    80
    Not just a copy of the console game, but a real story that will tell us what happened before the events narrated in Dead Space 2. This iOS dedicated version of the latest Visceral Games creation captures very well the atmosphere and the gameplay of the saga. Maybe it's a little more action than survival horror and sometimes is too repetitive, but in the end it's a solid game that will not disappoint Dead Space's fans.
  8. Jan 31, 2011
    80
    This apparent desire to cut to the chase means that you'll blast through the 12 chapters in about four hours; short enough for the repetition not to set in, but long enough to satisfy. As a taste of what's to come, this is not to be missed.
  9. Mar 2, 2011
    70
    The game also suffers from a fetish for dropping you in rooms where doors lock and you're forced to fend off waves of monsters. This would be more tolerable if the doors didn't take forever to unlock.
  10. Jan 27, 2011
    70
    A distinguished iOS release that manages to replicate almost all the features of the home consoles originals, both good and bad.
  11. Mar 29, 2011
    55
    Dead Space for iOS is a game with a simple design born on a Procrustean bed of budgetary and technical constraints, although its creators did their best to recreate the atmosphere of the big console brethren.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 29, 2011
    10
    Dead Space is my personnel favorite game for the iPhone, it has a great story and very good controls. It also has really good graphics for a handheld game. I wasn't too sure about this game but I got it the day it came out since I'm a fan of the console Dead Space games. Also, when you play he game in the dark with good headphones the creepy noises and backgrounds bring you into the horrifying world of Dead Space. Full Review »