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  1. Feb 6, 2013
    10
    Haters gonna hate. This is just as good as Dead Space 1 2 honestly. The coop is actually a neat addition to the series and the game is still scary if you play it at a higher difficulty setting. Weapon Crafting is handled well and adds a nice layer of customization. For anyone having issues with the FPS being locked to 30: Turn vsync off in the game and force vsync through your GPU controlHaters gonna hate. This is just as good as Dead Space 1 2 honestly. The coop is actually a neat addition to the series and the game is still scary if you play it at a higher difficulty setting. Weapon Crafting is handled well and adds a nice layer of customization. For anyone having issues with the FPS being locked to 30: Turn vsync off in the game and force vsync through your GPU control panel. After doing that I was able to play the game maxed out 150fps. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    9
    Dead Space 3 is a must have for series fans as well as random FPS/TPS gamers, mixing the survival horror mechanic of DS1 plus the TPS action style from DS2, all packed with a great plot as well as an involving storytelling.
    On PC the 60 fps graphics and surround sound are excellent, and you'll enjoy once again the outstanding attention to detail of the environment.
    Gameplay is fluid and
    Dead Space 3 is a must have for series fans as well as random FPS/TPS gamers, mixing the survival horror mechanic of DS1 plus the TPS action style from DS2, all packed with a great plot as well as an involving storytelling.
    On PC the 60 fps graphics and surround sound are excellent, and you'll enjoy once again the outstanding attention to detail of the environment.
    Gameplay is fluid and really enjoyable, with more emphasis on action (as the"dodge" feature) than the previous two games but without losing too much his survival horror component (you'll shout a little less than you've done in DS1 and 2).
    The soundtrack is epic and amazing but less "fear delivering" than the ones in Dead Space 1 and 2.
    I give it 9/10 because of the final, to much fictional and less scientific.
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  3. Feb 11, 2013
    9
    I have read many of the reviews and I dont think people got the memo that this was not gonna be a horror game like its predecessors. Its an Action/FPS/RPG now and I think some players got a bit hurt about that. I have found the storyline well written and the voice over work to be well done. The shooting works well and the game moves smoothly through a very well rendered world of spaceI have read many of the reviews and I dont think people got the memo that this was not gonna be a horror game like its predecessors. Its an Action/FPS/RPG now and I think some players got a bit hurt about that. I have found the storyline well written and the voice over work to be well done. The shooting works well and the game moves smoothly through a very well rendered world of space mutant necro-bugs. If you liked Mass Effect then you will like this game. Dead space 1 and 2 are totally different games and Im thankful they decided to go another route with this one. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2013
    8
    actually this dead space is ok......the graphics are great and the gameplay is still good,but the game is not a horror game anymore coz you carry alot of ammo and health packs and those dark places in the previous games do not exist here.
    the blood in this game looks bad and disappeares fast,also the dead bodies disappear fast.
    the new weapon crafting system is a good idea,but i did not
    actually this dead space is ok......the graphics are great and the gameplay is still good,but the game is not a horror game anymore coz you carry alot of ammo and health packs and those dark places in the previous games do not exist here.
    the blood in this game looks bad and disappeares fast,also the dead bodies disappear fast.
    the new weapon crafting system is a good idea,but i did not like it and found it confusing,also it lead to crafting weapons that looked bad and had no specific name.
    i really liked the weapons from the last 2 games they had better alternative firing and the upgrades in the previous games were way better than this upgrade system.
    the game has good suits especially the Arc suit but suits in dead space 2 had better looks (how the did they forget the ADVANCED SUIT!!.)
    the game is long and took me 12 hours and 26 min,good atmosphere,great characters especially Ellie and that mother****er Norton.
    good looking enemies but they are not as good as those in dead space 2,but my biggest problem with this game was the chapters from 15 to 18,coz they really sucked BALLS!!!,but the last chapter was epic.
    The story was not good too and the game turned from horror to action adventure in the last chapters, i found my self climbing tall ass mountains and killing many humans, seriously i don't know what the were the developers doing.
    the game is a dead space from CH1 to CH14,the atmosphere is good even if it was not scary and you will want to play it again but i really hope that EA won't do dead space 4 coz from what i see,their games are getting worse and alot of great franchises are ruined already
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  5. Feb 25, 2013
    9
    I played Dead Space 1 and 2 and as far as I'm concerned, this is a great 3rd installment. I'm now replaying it on "Survival" mode and enjoying it.

    My favourite parts of the game were in orbit above Tau Volantis, going from ship to ship, looking for stuff and the great vista of being in space and above that world. I liked the differences between this game and the others making my
    I played Dead Space 1 and 2 and as far as I'm concerned, this is a great 3rd installment. I'm now replaying it on "Survival" mode and enjoying it.

    My favourite parts of the game were in orbit above Tau Volantis, going from ship to ship, looking for stuff and the great vista of being in space and above that world.

    I liked the differences between this game and the others making my own weapons, upgrading them with different circuit boards and attatchments. I think this 3rd Dead Space game needed changes otherwise it would just be the same formula all over again. Seems to me the developers did a smashing job of keeping what was really great about the other 2 games and adding in new aspects.

    There were more problems than usual with some glitches, like not being able to pick up ammo or some other things. I recommend not getting the voice "personalities" for the bots it gets really annoying after a while and it's like they never shut up sometimes.

    Considering they made this game in 2 years, compared to Aliens: Colonial Marines" five years well, they did an amazing job. And the Co-op is well implemented thanks Visceral for another great effort, much appreciated !

    Story was okay for me, ending too this is one of the best games I've played this year not sure what people are complaining about. I wonder sometimes if some gamers are becoming way way too demanding and critical jeepers Stop the whining and enjoy this game already :D
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  6. Feb 8, 2013
    10
    Satisfying ending even for a hardcore Dead Space fan like me. Sure the game is linear, but it's fun to play with friends and even alone. Crafting weapons is pretty bland in my humble opinion. I prefer the suits and weapons from DS2. This game is by no chance just a 5/10. Got to equal out certain reviews. Honest and fair rating would be a 7.5/10, the minus 2.5 because it's a direct consoleSatisfying ending even for a hardcore Dead Space fan like me. Sure the game is linear, but it's fun to play with friends and even alone. Crafting weapons is pretty bland in my humble opinion. I prefer the suits and weapons from DS2. This game is by no chance just a 5/10. Got to equal out certain reviews. Honest and fair rating would be a 7.5/10, the minus 2.5 because it's a direct console to PC port with zero to low optimization. Expand
  7. Feb 9, 2013
    9
    This franchise is among my favorite in the entire industry. This first game was one of the scariest thing I've ever experienced and the second one was a great game but I did find my self scared a jump scare or two got me but that was it. This game had quite a lot of attempts at scare but, much like the second, not many got pass. The overall mood of the game is mildly tense in a scary wayThis franchise is among my favorite in the entire industry. This first game was one of the scariest thing I've ever experienced and the second one was a great game but I did find my self scared a jump scare or two got me but that was it. This game had quite a lot of attempts at scare but, much like the second, not many got pass. The overall mood of the game is mildly tense in a scary way but there is a large amount tension in not knowing what is going to happen next. The mood of the game best shows through during solo play, save co-op for your second play through. Overall, much like the second game, it does less than stellar in the horror genre, unless you are easily gotten by jump scares. On the earlier mention not of co-op, it works great when you have no one in your game then there is no AI to follow you around leavening the feel of the game intact, rather than making you fell like a babysitter for your AI partner. The combat is as great as ever and the weapon crafting system is easy and one of the most fun this about the game can be making new weapons. If you like the old weapons than have no fear they all make a return. There is even a mode unlocked upon beating the game that is unlocked where you can only use those guns. Speaking of other modes there are 4 in total, not including new game that add in things that make the game more interesting, like hardcore where you have to play the game without dying once or pure survival where you must craft med-kits and ammo as you find none through. This helps to boost replay value even higher which is amassing considering that this games cut-scenes are short and none feel unneeded. The pacing of the story is great if you like to explore your game worlds, if not it might be a little slow, the last two chapters, out of the nineteen in the game, felt a little rush as the story accelerated towards the finale. Exploring is rewarded in this game with not only achievements but in game rewards every time you complete a set, which range from text log to weapon parts and even artifacts.

    So to summarize if your looking solely for a horror game then look elsewhere but that is not to say the game is not great. The combat and mechanics are great and work flawlessly. The atmosphere is mildly tense and will keep you guessing on what will happen next. the graphics and sound design are beyond stellar. Replay value is high.
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  8. Feb 14, 2013
    9
    While it may not be the amazing horror/survival game that the original Dead Space was, I found it to be a more-than adequate addition to the series thus-far. Story wise, it tied together a bit of confusion, but left enough questions to prevent our need for answers from being sated.

    Another welcome thing was, in my eyes, the action. Horror gets stale when used repeatedly in the same
    While it may not be the amazing horror/survival game that the original Dead Space was, I found it to be a more-than adequate addition to the series thus-far. Story wise, it tied together a bit of confusion, but left enough questions to prevent our need for answers from being sated.

    Another welcome thing was, in my eyes, the action. Horror gets stale when used repeatedly in the same universe, under similar pretense. If they had attempted to maintain it as primary any longer, it would have been the biggest detriment to the series.

    I ran into a few bugs here and there, but altogether it was a solid play-through. The whole unification of ammo thing seems to have oversimplified things. Maybe bringing it down to 2 ammo supplies, like regular/explosive might have been better, but hey, overall, it left me digging through my inventory less. Which brings me to my next point: Having unlocked all the slots in my inventory twice in the previous games, I was happy to start with all my sockets open.

    I found the entire crafting system extremely fun, and wound up using much more weaponry than in previous games, especially thanks to the ability to craft a second weapon onto most guns.

    And regarding the in-game purchases... I made it through an entire game never thinking I was missing anything. I had plenty of resources, and more-than-adequate circuit-upgrades. Let people with extra money laying around spoil themselves if they want, but it didn't detract anything from the game.

    To summarize, and reiterate my first point: An excellent addition to the series, with strong and (for the most part) well-varied game-play. The story was surprisingly captivating, and the characters, while overbearing at times, were surprisingly relatable. They even had me as angry as Isaac at one point atop the mountain.
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  9. Feb 16, 2013
    9
    I can't believe all of these low scores. The game is FUN, it's long (took be 17 hours to complete my 1st playthrough and I didn't rush it nor did I just "walk" through, I enjoyed my experience), and a great story. There are plenty of scares though not as many as Dead Space 1 and 2 (but still enough and I found myself getting startled plenty of times), the work bench is awesome with plentyI can't believe all of these low scores. The game is FUN, it's long (took be 17 hours to complete my 1st playthrough and I didn't rush it nor did I just "walk" through, I enjoyed my experience), and a great story. There are plenty of scares though not as many as Dead Space 1 and 2 (but still enough and I found myself getting startled plenty of times), the work bench is awesome with plenty to do in terms of creating weapons from materials you collect or you can create guns via blueprints you pick up throughout the game,. You can also create secondary items such as ammo, stasis packs, health packs, and torque bars (which are used to open locked storage rooms). You even have salvage bots that help you collect materials. I never felt that the game became repetitive like some reviews suggest, and I'm guessing it's because you backtrack a few times to access areas you could not access before. For me that gives the feeling of accomplishment, that I have progressed enough to achieve what was needed to access a new area. There are plenty of interactive "things" to do in-game that help keep monotony at a minimum. I even read a few reviews that complained that some doors took too long to open. That's just ridiculous, play the game and you'll see why I say that. The more reviews I read the more I start to think this new generation of gamers has an ADHD issue.

    So do yourself a favor and play it yourself and come up with your own conclusion. My expectations were low from reviews I had read and I was surprisingly blown away by DS3. So far this is easily my choice for GotY. Thank you Visceral Games for creating such a great game. Too bad you weren't the ones to develop Aliens: Colonial Marines.
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  10. Feb 10, 2013
    10
    I don't know why all of the negative reviews this game is getting. Out of all of the Dead Space games i've played on PC, this one is extremely well ported to the PC. Their is a little more action, but they executed it PERFECTLY. I wish I could give this game a 20.
  11. Feb 8, 2013
    10
    Let me say i loved the first two games so much and when i started playng the third dead space on PC i said Visceral games going on right way. This is the Dead space what i exacly want to be. I got many friends and offcourse the best choice to play in co-op with your friend. This is the most important feature of the game is co-op. I also love what they done to weapon costumization there rLet me say i loved the first two games so much and when i started playng the third dead space on PC i said Visceral games going on right way. This is the Dead space what i exacly want to be. I got many friends and offcourse the best choice to play in co-op with your friend. This is the most important feature of the game is co-op. I also love what they done to weapon costumization there r so many choices to upgrade your way how you like. Also bonus missions is lovely, it gives you more things to do in game not just playng story line and finish the game. In overall the game is awsome and i want Visceral games to go this way like they made Dead space 3. Thankyou Expand
  12. Feb 7, 2013
    9
    I'm not sure why people hate this game.. If you liked the first two you'll enjoy this one. I'm only about 2 hours into the game and already the graphics, environments, and set up has me drooling in fear and excitement. Remember how the controls were a little sluggish in 1 2? DS3 has fixed that sludgey feeling with a much more responsive control scheme. The baddies are scary as ever. TheI'm not sure why people hate this game.. If you liked the first two you'll enjoy this one. I'm only about 2 hours into the game and already the graphics, environments, and set up has me drooling in fear and excitement. Remember how the controls were a little sluggish in 1 2? DS3 has fixed that sludgey feeling with a much more responsive control scheme. The baddies are scary as ever. The level design has been vastly improved. No more hallway, hallway, room full of monsters, hallway feel. I think it was worth my $53. Go to greenmangaming.com to grab a downloadable copy since Steam isn't hosting it for some reason. Expand
  13. Feb 12, 2013
    10
    I have no idea what everyone is saying about how this isn't survival horror. It is. Plain and simple. Play in 1 person mode and this game will freak you out on a consistent basis. And YES! They are ALL jump scares. But that's all Dead Space has ever been. There haven't been many genuinely scary moments in this franchise, and to say that there have been is fooling yourself. On another sideI have no idea what everyone is saying about how this isn't survival horror. It is. Plain and simple. Play in 1 person mode and this game will freak you out on a consistent basis. And YES! They are ALL jump scares. But that's all Dead Space has ever been. There haven't been many genuinely scary moments in this franchise, and to say that there have been is fooling yourself. On another side note, if you like the jump scares so much MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT DEAD SPACE 2. EA publicly announced that they had to incorporate more action into this installment due to low sales of Dead Space 2 vs 1. Support what you like, or see it changed/cancelled. Wrapping it up-If you liked Dead Space 1/2, you will like this game. Plain and simple. Expand
  14. Feb 5, 2013
    8
    Mutiplayer is not forced on you like RE 5/6, you can play alone WITHOUT an AI partner. Its just like the old games this way. The only problem with this game is the fact that its the 3rd game in the series and by now people are used to the gameplay and it all feels very familiar.

    Don't like the microtransactions? Good for you and you can 100% ignore them. They are not required to play or
    Mutiplayer is not forced on you like RE 5/6, you can play alone WITHOUT an AI partner. Its just like the old games this way. The only problem with this game is the fact that its the 3rd game in the series and by now people are used to the gameplay and it all feels very familiar.

    Don't like the microtransactions? Good for you and you can 100% ignore them. They are not required to play or complete the game. If others want to "waste" more money then let them. Its their life.

    If the mindless bandwagon haters would calm down and look at this objectively you would see that its a great game like the previous ones.
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  15. Feb 8, 2013
    9
    I am a little over half way through this title and have enjoyed it quite a bit. The graphics are the best yet in the series, the crafting system makes sense and allows for a fantastic amount of experimentation, and the openness of the game is a much appreciated addition. That being said, the game does have its flaws. The voice acting is a bit of a mixed bag, as is the story in general. ItI am a little over half way through this title and have enjoyed it quite a bit. The graphics are the best yet in the series, the crafting system makes sense and allows for a fantastic amount of experimentation, and the openness of the game is a much appreciated addition. That being said, the game does have its flaws. The voice acting is a bit of a mixed bag, as is the story in general. It isn't bad, really, it just isn't as good as you want it to be. There are also pretty much the exact same enemies so far that have been in the series from the start. This was disappointing, but not too terrible as the enemies are on the whole well done despite their familiarity. None of my complaints about the game in any way diminishes what is an otherwise excellent entry ino the series. The game itself runs excellently, with the engine smooth and stable. There aren't even any clipping errors to be found. Very well polished in that regard. As a final note, the DLC is in NO WAY pushed on you. It isn't needed to progress through the game at all, nor do I feel like I am missing out on anything by not buying it. No worries there.

    If you're a Dead Space fan, buy the game. If you're a fan of 3rd person shooters, this is a no-brainer. I wouldn't recommend it to those who aren't fans of the series and genre, though, as DS3 won't make any converts out of non-believers.
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  16. Feb 6, 2013
    8
    A lot of people are telling me there's a 30 FPS cap. But they're wrong all you have to do is turn off your v-sync! Anyway, back to the game.
    I'm a huge dead space fan and bought all the dead space games and eagerly awaited for this one.
    The one thing I really dislike about the game is the horrifyingly large amount of DLC on day one of the release and the microtransactions (WHICH MAKE
    A lot of people are telling me there's a 30 FPS cap. But they're wrong all you have to do is turn off your v-sync! Anyway, back to the game.
    I'm a huge dead space fan and bought all the dead space games and eagerly awaited for this one.
    The one thing I really dislike about the game is the horrifyingly large amount of DLC on day one of the release and the microtransactions (WHICH MAKE NO SENSE FOR A 60 DOLLAR GAME, EA!).
    Everything else is top notch the graphics are up to par with Dead Space 2 (and this game is a straight console port so not much can be expected in the graphics department).
    The atmosphere is quite less horrifying for Dead Space 3, but I would assume that's because the previous dead space games were still a 'shock' for Isaac Clarke. The atmosphere could have been better, but it's not game-breaking.
    The gameplay itself is even better than before the crafting system is really fun and gives hours upon hours of experimenting and limb-cutting action. The story is, honestly, pretty The characters are pretty bad, however the voice acting makes up for it most of the time. I'd say it's worth if you're willing to cough up some cash.
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  17. Feb 11, 2013
    9
    Let me start by saying THE ONLY shortcoming DS3 or DS2 have had to DS1 was less focus on elaborate and sadistic/sick dead sequences. Usually your head just gets ripped off, body decapitated, maybe a necromorph throws up in your face, but you won't see them pick you up and dismember you piece-by-piece then crawl into your empty neck socket and lumber your corpse around the room. I lovedLet me start by saying THE ONLY shortcoming DS3 or DS2 have had to DS1 was less focus on elaborate and sadistic/sick dead sequences. Usually your head just gets ripped off, body decapitated, maybe a necromorph throws up in your face, but you won't see them pick you up and dismember you piece-by-piece then crawl into your empty neck socket and lumber your corpse around the room. I loved that about DS1 but I find that stuff more funny in a twisted way than scary.
    -I don't understand people saying that DS3 is any different than DS1 or 2. It's not really anymore of an action game than it adding more elaborate action sequences here and there, which by no means are placed in a way that constantly interrupts the gameplay. DS1 was scary for about the first couple hours until killing monsters became a natural and simple process, there were no more scares to be had. If your idea of scary is a Disney park ride where arbitrary props pop out of the walls to scare you, then you need to go ride those some more and put down your controller. The only thing that makes any of these games "scary" is the slight adrenaline rush received by having to kill swarms of weird moving monsters before you get surrounded and mutilated. I'm sorry but after 3 installments of the game, even if DS1 had anything resembling scary it would have worn off by now for returning players, which is precisely why DS3 does not try to scare and instead throws more monsters at you. -Yes ammo management is less of a pain. If you like scrounging for ammo, they have a game mode for this. Yes there are many powerful weapons which can make it easier. If you like just simple weapons, there is also a game mode included for this. If you played the game on anything other than impossible, you should also put down your controller, none of the DS installments were incredibly difficult even on the hardest setting, especially with a mouse/pad instead of a analog stick at your disposal. -For me Dead Space was about the shooting aspect which DS3 delivers more so than any of the previous ones. It's really just a logical step forward from DS2 same as DS2 was to the original. They took the existing concepts and added on top of them. More items, more weapons, more monsters (but many of the same ones as well), a bit more story and a bit more action sequences. And that's not to say the action sequences felt alien to the rest of the gameplay, they felt very fluid and tied very well into the rest. DS3 still captures the remoteness of space, the feeling of claustrophobia, the sterile and industrial approach to space stations that DS1 and 2 had.
    -DS3 allows you to backtrack more which is an attempt to make the game feel less linear, which it accomplishes as well as one could expect for a game that does not try to be a RPG. It also accomplishes making the various space stations and locations you visit seem real, and the scenarios Isaac encounters also more realistic. You can space jump and explore the outside of the space station, for example. -DS3 still offers the hallway crawling and zero-G experiences DS1 and 2 had. You still chop limbs off of the enemies, you still prioritize targets and you still have to watch your back. It's not incredibly difficult but it's enough to avoid being over tedious, while still offering enough of a challenge to keep you interested. YMMV if you play on any mode other than impossible. I suspect many of the reviewers here giving DS3 negative reviews did not play it on impossible.
    -DS3 DOES NOT COMPARE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM TO THE DEBAUCLE OF THE LATEST RESIDENT EVIL. Anyone attempting to argue this in their review should offer you an immediate clue to skip their review; they are stupid and their reviews are stupid. The differences between DS3 and previous installments also are not analogous to the differences between RE6 and 5. In fact it's almost the opposite of what everyone is complaining about.
    -Bottom line: Dead Space cannot continue to be "scary" to returning veterans, it's a futile and impossible venture. Once you get used to the monsters popping out in front of you, it stops being scary. Once you get used to slaying necromorphs and playing with their dead bodies, they are no longer scary. DS3 attempts to keep you glued to the seat via fast paced shooting, fast paced action, rolling gameplay that does not feel choppy or inconsistent. -If you enjoyed becoming better and faster at dispatching necromorphs, watching badguys meet their untimely end, and getting revenge on unitologists, then DS3 is the game for you. If you like cheap thrills which get boring after an hour of playing, I would tell you to go play DS1 but honestly even DS1 was never that either. Some people here complaining about DS3 should go back and play DS1 again and see that it's no longer scary. This is as much a Dead Space as the first or second. Do not be fooled.
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  18. Feb 12, 2013
    9
    Dead Space 3 does a fantastic job continuing the journey of Isaac Clark to a climactic (if not entirely unbelievable) finish. There's a lot of hate towards this game right now, and I have no idea why. I played through the first two Dead Space games on the hard difficulty, and decided to do the same with DS3. I was definitely challenged, but not frustratingly so, which is more than I canDead Space 3 does a fantastic job continuing the journey of Isaac Clark to a climactic (if not entirely unbelievable) finish. There's a lot of hate towards this game right now, and I have no idea why. I played through the first two Dead Space games on the hard difficulty, and decided to do the same with DS3. I was definitely challenged, but not frustratingly so, which is more than I can say for Dead Space 2. In fact, I think DS3 is actually better at balancing challenge and fun, as DS2 was focused more on overwhelming the player with enemies, where in DS3 the enemies are still in great numbers, but not as much as the first two games.

    The complaints about boring, repetitive side missions in DS3 are completely unwarranted. Each mission offers great nuggets of the DS story, and all of them feature custom VO work, unique combat situations, and in some cases other little gems. They aren't any more repetitive than all Dead Space games are repetitive; yes, you're going to be shooting necromorphs while traversing corridors... that's what every one of these games has been about, and Dead Space 3 doesn't change that.

    If you came to Dead Space 3 expecting a different game, you came with bad expectations; Dead Space 3 is just as much Dead Space as the first two games. There are some great jump scares, fantastic zero-G areas to explore, some messed-up new enemies, and more Unitologists screwing everything up. However, Visceral has really streamlined the ammo and upgrade systems in this game, and thrown in something more complex, but also more fun.

    The ability to gather resources to craft different weapon combos is awesome. There are in-game purchases available to boost your resources, but these are completely unneeded as the game throws plenty of resources your way. In fact, I was able to buy two of the DLC resource packs (the normal pack and the "elite" pack) using currency that I found in game before I finished it! Being able to create your own weapons truly allows you to play the game as you see fit, whether it's up close and personal or as far away as possible.

    I should mention that all of my experience was from playing the game solo, which works almost perfectly in DS3. There are a couple awkward moments that were obviously intended for co-op, where your partner is next to you one second, then suddenly somewhere else, but those are few and far between. In addition to it's side missions, DS3 also offers co-op only missions, so there is no shortage of content whether you want to play alone or with a friend.

    In summary, DS3 is everything that was great about the first two games, with a bit more action and a focus on customization. It's still scary, it's still brutal, and it kicks the action up to a whole new level with it's crazy ending. I can't wait to play it with a friend.
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  19. Feb 15, 2013
    9
    Ok. The first minutes of the game, I could not believe what they did with it. But when i like it. The game is perfect. I don't like the weapon and textures only
  20. Feb 23, 2013
    9
    play the game till the end before rating it. the part on the planet is quite good as well as the ending.
    a few more boss fights would have been a plus.
  21. Feb 24, 2013
    9
    I enjoyed the game. It's a must have in my opinion. Worth the price. Co-op is nicely implemented. If you're a fan of the series then this should definitely be included in your collection.
  22. Feb 11, 2013
    8
    Good game with very good sound, graphic and entertainment. It should be have more horror for a horror game! No hud on the display is a very good idea. So you be full in the scenery!
  23. Feb 10, 2013
    8
    So where to start. at the time of writing this review it is 3:51 AM. Why such a random time you ask well i just finished my second run of Dead Space 3 and am starting my third on Tuesday. I first did the game in single player and loved it. I found moments of great action and truly freaky times. The question is is it as good as the first one? As a horror game no, but as an over all game itSo where to start. at the time of writing this review it is 3:51 AM. Why such a random time you ask well i just finished my second run of Dead Space 3 and am starting my third on Tuesday. I first did the game in single player and loved it. I found moments of great action and truly freaky times. The question is is it as good as the first one? As a horror game no, but as an over all game it is quite better. This is a game that is polished to a mirror shine and has many great new features like different types of hacking mini games. Now the elephant in the room is the Co-Op and how is it? amazing i found my self constantly asking my friend what he was seeing as carver. also contrary to popular belief this is no DUDE BRO PARTY(extreme sarcasm intended). it is just as good if not better with a friend, but do single player first it makes the differences better. There is also no AI carver following you. with out a second person his roll in the game is that of cut scenes alone. Now i have read all the novels and played all the side stories so let me tell you this games story is great. My major gripe is not at the game at all it is with EA. three things bug me 1.Day one DLC 2 .lack of PC features and 3. ORIGIN, i mean if this were on steam i would be so much happier. oh sorry 4. ONLINE PASSES. i thought as a community we said that that did not fly but ea once again proves that they can do what ever and still come out Scott free. Any way make what you will but i am looking forward to play through #3 (and yes i realize what a hell of a first review that was don't sue me) Expand
  24. Feb 6, 2013
    8
    Dead Space 3 is as tense, shocking and awesome as 1 and 2. First off, the graphics are fantastic, especially in the space sections. The combat is both challenging and satisfying, as the enemies can have the jump on you when you least expect it. Fighting the non-necromorphs is also fun too. Crafting and suit upgrades are much improved, having to get all the different parts to gain access toDead Space 3 is as tense, shocking and awesome as 1 and 2. First off, the graphics are fantastic, especially in the space sections. The combat is both challenging and satisfying, as the enemies can have the jump on you when you least expect it. Fighting the non-necromorphs is also fun too. Crafting and suit upgrades are much improved, having to get all the different parts to gain access to the better upgrades and weapons gives an incentive to search the environment and do the side missions. The story is good too, yet different in the way it's very group based, kind of like how Alien is set out. However, you can see most of the plot events coming from a mile off in a clichéd way, and the main villain isn't really that scary and let's Isaac get away most of the time. Co-op is incredibly well implemented too, and doesn't interfere if you want a single player experience. There's also a lot of backtracking through samey environments, and apart from one or two side missions, the rest are just simple loot hunts where you only gain from it if you invest in making a weapon. The enemies are exactly the same from Dead Space 2, except re-skinned and ever so slight changes in behaviour. If you're looking through the real, claustrophobic thrill then Dead Space 3 lacks that slightly compared to 1 2, due to the fact there aren't many claustrophobic settings and psychological twists. I'm not taking the microtransactions into account because they are completely optional purchases and don't affect the epic gameplay whatsoever. Expand
  25. Feb 11, 2013
    10
    I absolutely loved the first two Dead Space games. They are practically my religion. I've played DS1 13 times and DS2 9 times. DS3 is everything it should have been. I loved the weapon crafting, although I found myself longing to just recreate the classic weapons, which I did The co-op was not forced, and the levels were less linear and the monster design was fantastic, even if limited toI absolutely loved the first two Dead Space games. They are practically my religion. I've played DS1 13 times and DS2 9 times. DS3 is everything it should have been. I loved the weapon crafting, although I found myself longing to just recreate the classic weapons, which I did The co-op was not forced, and the levels were less linear and the monster design was fantastic, even if limited to only a few new additions to the necro library. The dessicated versions of slashers and leapers were very creepy and OMG the Feeders. Anyone who was not genuinely creeped out by Feeders wasn't playing the same game I was. I'm a hardened DS veteran and those guys gave me the heebeejeebees. ---For those who complain that the game wasn't survival enough for you, or was too much this or that, Visceral/EA included "Pure Survival" and "Classic" modes where you can play by your own playstyle. The only problem with their implementation of these is that they are NG+ modes, and they should have been available as difficulties from the start. At least pure survival, since that's the most oft-read complaint about the newer DS games. "Too actiony!" they say. You can't be afraid of something you understand. Xenomorphs weren't scary after the first Alien film, so James Cameron gave us Aliens. DS2 was the Aliens to DS1's Alien, and now we have a departure and reimagining of many aspects of the game in DS3's "The Thing" (a la John Carpenter). They nailed it. My only gripes are with the autosave feature (I lost progress due to a poorly timed crash a couple times) and that the last couple chapters leading up to the end were a bit drawn out. The game might have been a bit punchier with 17 chapters instead of 19, but I'm not complaining. The final areas are visually stunning and anyone who thinks Visceral and EA were making "an easy cash grab" obviously don't understand the work that goes into making those amazing set pieces. I've met the devs and they poured their soul into this game, and it shows. 10/10 exceeded expectations. Would recommend and will play again. Expand
  26. Feb 12, 2013
    8
    The amount of enjoyment you'll get out of Dead Space will depend greatly on how much you have enjoyed the previous Dead Spaces and are ok with more of that. The game is not "less survival horror", it does not force you to engage in microtransactions, it does not force you to play coop, it is not a terrible port on the PC, so you can promptly ignore all the negative reviews from trolls whoThe amount of enjoyment you'll get out of Dead Space will depend greatly on how much you have enjoyed the previous Dead Spaces and are ok with more of that. The game is not "less survival horror", it does not force you to engage in microtransactions, it does not force you to play coop, it is not a terrible port on the PC, so you can promptly ignore all the negative reviews from trolls who have never played the game if they say any of those things. What it is: very similar to DS2, but with a few more enemy types, coop, side missions crafting, a roll move that doesn't dramatically change the game and a longer play time. The downside is that after 3 games it is hard to create novel situations from where necromorphs come from. I recommend veteran dead space players start on Hard difficulty, as normal and easy are far too easy. Expand
  27. Xon
    Apr 13, 2013
    8
    There's life in Dead Space yet!
    The third installment had its highs and its lows, though in my opinion more of the former. Admittedly the game is more action orientated, especially in co-op, with flash mobs of necromorphs coming in waves at you needing less "strategic dismemberment" and more balls-to-the-walls rapid fire and explosions.
    The Good: -Beautifully detailed world -Great
    There's life in Dead Space yet!
    The third installment had its highs and its lows, though in my opinion more of the former. Admittedly the game is more action orientated, especially in co-op, with flash mobs of necromorphs coming in waves at you needing less "strategic dismemberment" and more balls-to-the-walls rapid fire and explosions.

    The Good:
    -Beautifully detailed world
    -Great sound effects
    -Gameplay and combat is top-notch
    -Weapon crafting is surprisingly fun

    The bad
    -Very poor story
    -Confusing love triangle leading to boring and incongruous dialogue
    -Many questions unanswered.
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  28. Mar 5, 2013
    9
    There is plenty of evil in this game. Honestly EA is a biggest horror which is scaring out of me when I am launching the game. I don't know why players are rating this game below 8. Maybe cause of EA which is trying to sell you Scrap Metal for some change. Great horror. Great series. Loads of action twist. Keep it up Visceral. Maybe not with EA.

    Story: 9/10 Graphics: 8/10 Audio: 9/10
    There is plenty of evil in this game. Honestly EA is a biggest horror which is scaring out of me when I am launching the game. I don't know why players are rating this game below 8. Maybe cause of EA which is trying to sell you Scrap Metal for some change. Great horror. Great series. Loads of action twist. Keep it up Visceral. Maybe not with EA.

    Story: 9/10
    Graphics: 8/10
    Audio: 9/10
    Terror: 10/10
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  29. Mar 3, 2013
    9
    What a game! A great 3rd installment with parts that actually made me jump. However this game lost its final mark due to the gun making idea: circuit boards etc. were a concept I didn't quite grasp when playing the game. But that is me trying to find a flaw very carefully. I really urge you to buy this game it is very good buy buy buy
  30. Feb 5, 2013
    8
    This game is amazing,but it was boring to play first 7 halfs,i have a feling that i already played this before,but the rest of the game rocks,i also RECOMENDED to play coop,thank you Visceral Games and wait more great games from you guys.Sorry for my vary bad english)).
  31. Feb 6, 2013
    8
    Could have been better, that's for sure. But still, It's Dead Space and it's one of my favourite game series so I bought it. Did I regret it? Well, I cant say I did. The atmosphere is so nice just like it was in Dead Space 1 and 2. However, even though game has some horror elements, I cant say that I scared the out of me as much as the previous games did. The story is not touching at all.Could have been better, that's for sure. But still, It's Dead Space and it's one of my favourite game series so I bought it. Did I regret it? Well, I cant say I did. The atmosphere is so nice just like it was in Dead Space 1 and 2. However, even though game has some horror elements, I cant say that I scared the out of me as much as the previous games did. The story is not touching at all. it's as if the developers were forced to write a quick story and they did. I couldn't see any difference in graphics. It was the same as Dead Space 2. Co-op is really nice and fun. Like I said, it could have been better. It should have been better, actually, because I really had high hopes for this game. I believe 8 is enough for such a game. Expand
  32. Feb 7, 2013
    9
    I noticed a short time before writing my review that the achievements in game aren't unlocking, or they are over counting the necessary amounts to complete the achievements. Not sure why entirely, but I think it would be good for them to fix that. Also, there's no way I know of if you buy the bot voice pack to turn it off. They should add that in so you can disable sound packs. ThoseI noticed a short time before writing my review that the achievements in game aren't unlocking, or they are over counting the necessary amounts to complete the achievements. Not sure why entirely, but I think it would be good for them to fix that. Also, there's no way I know of if you buy the bot voice pack to turn it off. They should add that in so you can disable sound packs. Those are my only pieces of constructive criticism, other than make an open world dead space game The movement controls are slightly refined from dead space 2, the new weapon crafting system makes Isaac seem more like an engineer, crafting also ads the possibility for a huge amount of different weapons, being able to roam around the complex down on the planet and go between ships in space makes a nice addition to the dead space world. You can have a weapon add on that automatically picks up ammo. Would be nice to have that for the other items also. I love the story. It does go with the dead space world, so at times it's a bit predictable, but it kept me interested enough that the first day I got it I played 15 hours straight. Over all, they continued to achieve what makes dead space great as a solo horror game, and they co-op is outstanding! Resident evil takes the credit for starting the co-op in horror games, but how Visceral uses it, and doesn't makes the co-op like playing a different dead space game. Thanks for the hard work Visceral. Expand
  33. Feb 16, 2013
    8
    As a huge fan of Dead Space 1 and 2, this game isn't quite as good in single player compared to its predecessors. However it is still a good game and very faithful to the series. It's been developed with co-op very much at the forefront. This creates a myriad of small issues in regards to the single player. The negative impact is much less than FEAR 3's implementation though. The good newsAs a huge fan of Dead Space 1 and 2, this game isn't quite as good in single player compared to its predecessors. However it is still a good game and very faithful to the series. It's been developed with co-op very much at the forefront. This creates a myriad of small issues in regards to the single player. The negative impact is much less than FEAR 3's implementation though. The good news is that the co-op is actually quite enjoyable. I played through solo on hard, skipped most side missions. Came back to play co-op and the side missions have been more action orientated. These are satisfying to play through with a partner. Trying out different weapons is a good way to keep me playing.. Carver's hallucinations, however rare, are a smart way to use the universe. Visuals are quite good, attention to detail is very high in the world and cut scenes. Environmental variety and snow setting is a good choice for the series There are a few jump scares, some great space exploration. Ultimately, co-op is a pleasant surprise and single player is still pretty good. Expand
  34. Feb 17, 2013
    8
    Dead Space 3 is a Awesome Game,but i miss the Horror. I Like the new Crafting Ideas. Hope to see this again in Dead Space 4 with more Horror. Story was interresting. Need a Reduce of Medipacks too Oo
  35. Feb 17, 2013
    8
    Dead Space 3: is not as scary as dead space 1 or 2, and atmosphere is changed, but still strong, the core game-play ads nothing new, except for co-op. The story however is weak but dead space 1 or 2 had not that good story either, sound and graphics are on par with the other games in the series. the PC port is a bit buggy but nothing game breaking the interface is made purely for consoleDead Space 3: is not as scary as dead space 1 or 2, and atmosphere is changed, but still strong, the core game-play ads nothing new, except for co-op. The story however is weak but dead space 1 or 2 had not that good story either, sound and graphics are on par with the other games in the series. the PC port is a bit buggy but nothing game breaking the interface is made purely for console which is very common these days. Overall this is still a very solid game Expand
  36. Mar 3, 2013
    9
    just because the game isn't a carbon copy of the first two games doesn't mean its bad the game, the game really holds its own in the series as a game just as cool, and for most levels just as scary
  37. Apr 2, 2013
    9
    Great Game, I love the new co-op campaign option and still has all the intense moments and lots of jump scares. Not as good as the first two Dead Space games but still heaps of fun
  38. Apr 14, 2013
    9
    Yes, DS has lost that amazing atmosphere of dread that the first two games capitalized on so brilliantly. They could have really turned the atmosphere of this frozen planet idea into some more mysterious and fascinating tapping into our imagination. Yes, the game does start off slow as well and there are a lack of tutorials for the new crafting system which is inexcusable. However stackedYes, DS has lost that amazing atmosphere of dread that the first two games capitalized on so brilliantly. They could have really turned the atmosphere of this frozen planet idea into some more mysterious and fascinating tapping into our imagination. Yes, the game does start off slow as well and there are a lack of tutorials for the new crafting system which is inexcusable. However stacked against what this game has going for it and other games out there right now a user score of 5.7 out of 10 is ridiculous.

    The crafting system is amazing and addictive, it's so much fun experimenting. You know that when you're making a new weapon or tweaking it a few times an hour they did it right. I was skeptical about them adding soldiers to fight with but I really gotta say it's an welcome change of pace. How many hours of necromorphs can we fight without expecting EA to add a different dimension of enemy, I gotta say the soldiers are a welcome addition. EA has fixed some of the frustrating issues plaguing the previous games like making the zero-g space areas easier to navigate and placing more oxygen tanks around just in case. Also universal ammo is a good thing, it would be impossible for the crafting system to work without it.

    In closing DS3 is at its core still DS, its lost that atmosphere but lets face it DS1 and DS2 really set the bar at the ceiling. EA has tried its best to add some new vigor into the series while fixing some haunting issues of the predecessors, overall this is still dead space it's not some game we've seen a million iterations of which mean its keeps a special place in my heart as a true DS fan!
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  39. Feb 10, 2013
    8
    Dead space 3 is a great game. Starts out all full of wonder an starts up really great. The game up to chapter 8 are really good. I would have given this game 10 stars, however the bits set on our moon, and quite alot of the planetside stuff was boring. The space sections are so much fun, especially in co-op, it isn't annoying like most other games. Keep it in space next time, or cut theDead space 3 is a great game. Starts out all full of wonder an starts up really great. The game up to chapter 8 are really good. I would have given this game 10 stars, however the bits set on our moon, and quite alot of the planetside stuff was boring. The space sections are so much fun, especially in co-op, it isn't annoying like most other games. Keep it in space next time, or cut the planet bits to a similar time frame as dead space 1 Expand
  40. Mar 12, 2013
    9
    Man I am in love with this DS3 so far.

    It's a mix of EVENT HORIZON, THE THING AND ALIEN RIDLEY SCOTT. I take back anything stupid that I said about this game. Is unique. There is a variety of levels and Gameplay modes. Playing on IMPOSSIBLE is really hard. If you don't go for the farming glitch. But even with the farming itens glitch it is still a great expectation.
    Man I am in love with this DS3 so far.

    It's a mix of EVENT HORIZON, THE THING AND ALIEN RIDLEY SCOTT.

    I take back anything stupid that I said about this game.

    Is unique.
    There is a variety of levels and Gameplay modes.

    Playing on IMPOSSIBLE is really hard. If you don't go for the farming glitch.

    But even with the farming itens glitch it is still a great expectation.

    There are a lot of people who just heard what another people talked about this game and they just took their conclusions without any chances.

    I think the DEMO didn't make any justice on this one.

    I loved.

    There are lots of homages to THE THING (the movie with Kurt Russell) I just love it.

    Very immersive and graphics on PC VERSION are something like NEXT GEN. If you turn off your V SYNC ON in game and turn it on NVIDIA or ATI control panel you will see how good is that. FRAME RATE is everything. The story is passable, but it doesn't interfere at all on your immersion.

    I just loved the variety of stuff that you can do, and the craft weapons are pretty good though.

    The best thing is to play this SOLO. CO OP seems to be pretty easy and takes off every exile sensation that we had on DS1 and DS2.

    My score for this one is 9.0
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  41. Jan 4, 2014
    8
    My major beef with this game is the graphics quality: I know it's a port from console, but the developers have made no effort whatsoever to make the game look a bit prettier on the PC. I didn't see any quality difference between high and very high graphic settings other than lag on the latter. Despite all this, the gameplay is fun, especially the second playthrough when you get to keepMy major beef with this game is the graphics quality: I know it's a port from console, but the developers have made no effort whatsoever to make the game look a bit prettier on the PC. I didn't see any quality difference between high and very high graphic settings other than lag on the latter. Despite all this, the gameplay is fun, especially the second playthrough when you get to keep everything that you've earned on the first playthrough. Expand
  42. Feb 7, 2014
    8
    I never played this game but I saw Xephos and Honeydew I was amazed at the quality of the monarwe models and the way that the sunlight reflected off the walls and the way that the space just seemed so... dead.
  43. Feb 10, 2014
    8
    Another great Dead Space game. Beware... they moved away from the horror genre towards action. I don't have a problem with this, as I feel the series needed to go a new direction. The game looks awesome and runs solidly (I was always at 60 fps with vsync). There is a ridiculous amount of content in Dead Space 3 between the 19 chapters, co-op, DLC, and New Game +. I'd like to score itAnother great Dead Space game. Beware... they moved away from the horror genre towards action. I don't have a problem with this, as I feel the series needed to go a new direction. The game looks awesome and runs solidly (I was always at 60 fps with vsync). There is a ridiculous amount of content in Dead Space 3 between the 19 chapters, co-op, DLC, and New Game +. I'd like to score it higher than an 8 but I had to knock some points off for technical issues (Origin not working, and vsync issues), and the questionable crafting system. I missed the feeling of unlocking new guns from Dead Space 1 and 2 although I understand they wanted to do something new with the weapon system. Not quite as good as Dead Space 2 but still a must-play for fans of the series. Expand
  44. Dec 28, 2013
    8
    Dead space 3 is great but it's even better if you're playing co-op with someone sitting next to you (or voice chat). This game was on the scary side, but if you play co-op it's not very scary at all (which is good because personally I dislike scary things). Story was okay, it tries to have one of those mind-blowing twists at the end like bioshock does, but it just turns out beingDead space 3 is great but it's even better if you're playing co-op with someone sitting next to you (or voice chat). This game was on the scary side, but if you play co-op it's not very scary at all (which is good because personally I dislike scary things). Story was okay, it tries to have one of those mind-blowing twists at the end like bioshock does, but it just turns out being hilariously ridiculous.

    Now the only thing that kept me playing this game was the weapon crafting system. I can only say it's probably the best weapon crafting mechanism I've ever experienced. It was truly genius. It gets even better if you're crafting with your co-op buddy, since you can exchange awesome weapon ideas. Honestly, I probably spent a good 20% or more of the time at the crafting bench, just fiddling around trying to make the most badazz weapon. If I were to be truly honest, this game should have been called "weapon crafters" because that's how much I enjoyed the weapon crafting.

    I gotta admit the weapon crafting system has a bit of a learning curve, and it was overwhelming to learn at first so me and my partner just completely ignored it for like half a chapter of the game.

    Bottom line, I would recommend this game only if you've got a co-op buddy. Story is also more complete that way. Single player seems like something is missing.
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  45. Nov 1, 2013
    8
    Dead space 3 is in my opinion of the same quality as Dead space 2, which I think is a good game. Maybe Dead space 1 was better since everything about it was new and original, but that doesn't mean 2&3 are bad games.
    It is mostly a fps in a horror setting, though the story was quite interesting aswell: it makes the flow of the game make sense and gives you purpose, namely to save earth,
    Dead space 3 is in my opinion of the same quality as Dead space 2, which I think is a good game. Maybe Dead space 1 was better since everything about it was new and original, but that doesn't mean 2&3 are bad games.
    It is mostly a fps in a horror setting, though the story was quite interesting aswell: it makes the flow of the game make sense and gives you purpose, namely to save earth, yourself and your friends.

    Graphics and audio are solid in my opinion. Gameplay is easy to understand. The only thing that I didn't get right away was making weapons yourself, but you'll figure that out soon enough.
    Weapon making is a fun bonus, that gives you plenty of ways to kill the enemy.

    I played every sidemission except 1 or 2, and the game took me 21 hours to finish, not counting reloads of course.

    The only thing that bugged me a little was the save system: it uses checkpoints, though it also saves when you quit the game. Problem is that though it saves the game upon quitting, it only seems to save your inventory, location wise I seemed to be set back a bit. This isn't a major problem, and didn't spoil the gaming experience.

    A nice touch is the locator device that shows which way to go, makes it a hell of a lot less frustrating.

    So all in all this game is about an 7,5 to an 8
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  46. Sep 25, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game certainly isn't as good as the first two, but definitely not the 5/10 everyone seems to think. I thought it was a 7.5 but I'm rounding up to an 8 for this review. The gameplay is definitely Dead Space. I went into this game unsure of how it would play due to the crouch/roll/sprint additions. However you still slow down aiming in, reloading is the same, guns feel the same, etc. Crouch and roll are kind of redundant; I really never found myself crouching, and I did use roll but not all that often. The weapon crafting system is easily the best part of the game with enough combinations to keep you occupied through multiple playthroughs (if you so desire). Even though the gameplay and crafting are good, the game has obvious flaws. The characters are EXTREMELY generic and the story is predictable. I anticipated Ellie's new boyfriend dying the second he was introduced. Also, if you aren't doing co-op, you barely ever see Carver. Some of the heart-to-heart conversations Isaac and Carver have are a 10 out of 10 on the cheese factor, with the cherry on top being cheesy background music. The game doesn't explore Carver's character beyond face value which is a huge fault of the writers. I played most of the game on co-op except for the last level. My friend and I played on hard and it was really easy; only died a handful of times. But after I started playing solo, I noticed how much more difficult it was. Dead Space is known for gradually increasing the difficulty of the game as you progress further and further, and assuming you are playing solo this one is no exception. However if you're doing co-op, it's honestly a cakewalk... The story was okay, but also disappointing. This was supposed to be the game that explained everything. It did, but just in a very disappointing way. I found myself saying "really, a network of moons?" as if that was the best they could come up with. The first two games built up to this one and it really didn't deliver in that regard. But to be fair, most games/movies/whatever that fall into the same pattern of relying on an iteration to explain, all at once, a lot of mystery that was introduced previously do tend to be disappointing. So despite all these cons, why am I still giving this game such a high score? Because I can overlook its faults and recognize what it does right. The gameplay is solid which is an important aspect. I cannot say enough good things about the ingenuity of the crafting system. It gets harder and harder just like the first two. This game clearly is not a survival horror game and should not be treated as such; it is an action game with horror/suspense elements. The other two were the reverse, and I think that angered a lot of players. So when you analyze it on its own terms for what it is, the game REALLY isn't as bad as everyone says it is. Expand
  47. Jul 27, 2014
    9
    The gameplay from DS1/2 has definitely turned from horror story to action with a scifi horror theme for this 3rd installment. If you were solely invested in the first two games for the horror /survival element you will be disappointed. But if you were like me and found some of the mechanics of the first two somewhat tedious and don't really care that much about being 'scared' by a videoThe gameplay from DS1/2 has definitely turned from horror story to action with a scifi horror theme for this 3rd installment. If you were solely invested in the first two games for the horror /survival element you will be disappointed. But if you were like me and found some of the mechanics of the first two somewhat tedious and don't really care that much about being 'scared' by a video game then DS3 delivers. The story and game itself aren't scary really but I never found the first two scary, i mean...it's a video game, right? The story has however become much more complex (a little convoluted and some plot holes) and grandiose. You could argue more generic but it still fun to play and figure out what's going on.

    The bench system and building your own weapons is incredibly rewarding, although probably about 1/2 way through the game you'll likely find the right gun combo/formula that will make the remainder of the game somewhat easy. (I'm playing again on impossible and not having much trouble at all with my 2 favorite guns).

    The visuals have improved significantly and the zero gravity elements went from incredibly annoying (DS1) to some of the most fun and exciting elements of the game. The suit mechanics changed, I wouldn't argue for them being better or worse just different.

    Altogether I had more fun playing this one than both DS1 and DS2.
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  48. Jun 22, 2013
    10
    I've played Dead Space since the first. My port is the PC.

    Dead Space 3 has proved to be my favorite. I felt the story was strong and the characters intriguing. I've heard other players saying it's not like the previous two installments, that it is more action oriented. I find it rather believable that the protagonist in this installment has more soldier class than engineer class
    I've played Dead Space since the first. My port is the PC.

    Dead Space 3 has proved to be my favorite. I felt the story was strong and the characters intriguing. I've heard other players saying it's not like the previous two installments, that it is more action oriented. I find it rather believable that the protagonist in this installment has more soldier class than engineer class given his fighting experiences in the two previous games. I would call him a veteran.

    I like the additional PC settings. One of the best looking Dead Space games to date. I like the resource gathering. It's a neat addition (won't spoil past this). My only complaint is the lack of ammo variety.

    I give this game full score.
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  49. Apr 30, 2013
    10
    Outstanding game. Personally, I started with Dead Space 2 and thought it was good, but had no urge to replay it. I then backtracked to Dead Space 1 and found it too old and clunky. So oddly, when I see so many reviews pining over the first two and hating the last? Not me. Dead Space 3 is awesome! And if you judge the game on it's own merits, maybe you'll be like me with over aOutstanding game. Personally, I started with Dead Space 2 and thought it was good, but had no urge to replay it. I then backtracked to Dead Space 1 and found it too old and clunky. So oddly, when I see so many reviews pining over the first two and hating the last? Not me. Dead Space 3 is awesome! And if you judge the game on it's own merits, maybe you'll be like me with over a hundred hours replaying this on the harder game modes that open up after you finish your first run. The voice acting was superb, the story was engrossing and even the text logs captured my attention. The cut scenes don't bog the game down. The quick time events are fun. And the game can be mastered. Right now I'm working on the hardcore mode where if you die, you have to start over... from the beginning. While some complain the monsters are too tough, the fact is I can get almost to the snow suit without even dying once. You just gotta stop shooting mindlessly, keep your cool and take careful aim at the limbs. Use your stasis liberally and you will see how this game teaches you to become an excellent shot. Pay attention to your scavenger bot radar too and put them down in the prime spots and your weapon upgrades you build with the resources will make you king of the hill. I personally liked the scavenging part a lot. It's a big part of the game and if you like that kind of thing, you will rake in the resources and find you can get some seriously powerful weapons. If you try to stick to the main path and avoid the looking around, the monsters will overcome you because you're using weak weapons. Obviously by my score, you can guess I like this game, but this is honestly the best shooter I've played. Ever. Expand
  50. Mar 13, 2013
    9
    Never played DS1 or DS2. However, I read the plots and watched the movies before going into Dead Space 3. I'm one of those random few (apparently) that actually enjoy games like RE5, LP2 and BL2. In short, I'm a coop whore. If you're not, good for you and this review is not for you. I've already completed the game with a friend and I will say that as a coop game, DS3 is a good game. TheNever played DS1 or DS2. However, I read the plots and watched the movies before going into Dead Space 3. I'm one of those random few (apparently) that actually enjoy games like RE5, LP2 and BL2. In short, I'm a coop whore. If you're not, good for you and this review is not for you. I've already completed the game with a friend and I will say that as a coop game, DS3 is a good game. The visuals are pretty intense and I don't even want to know what the texture budget was. There are some minor plot holes and some surprises, but I couldn't help feeling that some of the plot seemed ripped out of the Mass Effect or Halo series. Its got all the hallmarks of a "massive race intent on harvesting all life and wiping the galaxy clean". Its passable for a single game but it leaves one to wonder how it will damage the series as a whole. As for gameplay, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Coop partner and I would cover each other through many events. The coop missions, which have one player hallucinating and seeing out-of-place objects, was a very nice touch. "Dude, do you see the presents and birthday cake!?" "Um... no... I see a crate... with blood on it. Its like every other crate we've seen" "So you don't also see the big banner that says 'happy birthday'?" "Nope." It is a conversation I will not soon forget. As far as the bench system is concerned, it is a nice touch but I found myself wanting more suit upgrades. The weapons are very customizable but the suits upgrade are pretty basic. For anyone wondering, the suits themselves are cosmetic only and have no effect on the game. Suit upgrades transfer between suits automatically. The one downside of the bench system is that in coop games, one partner may find themselves waiting on the other. A more user friendly interface for the bench (showing all upgrade menus, etc.) at once would've streamlined the process.

    I will admit that the space interior and exterior environments in the first half of the chapters were the best in the game. Aside from the fact that half of the crew must have spent most of their lives in the many elevators (loading screens) in the game, it all felt connected and that you were actually in a game world. The planet side chapters often felt disconnected even though there was no clear cut-off or drop-in moment aside from when you arrive. I could have done without the rappel mountain sequences. If they would have made the entire game take place in space, I wouldn't have minded.

    As far as difficulty (on normal), in coop it didn't seem insurmountable except for one long occasion in the second to last chapter when waves of enemies pour in. However, that same room/environment is reused three times in that chapter so the attack doesn't come as a surprise. The last chapters reuse a lot of the environment and feels a little rushed.

    For the record, I was also not a fan of the last boss. It seemed nearly identical to the last boss in Mass Effect 2. Big boss, weak points, and done. I don't want to penalize the entire game though for one weak boss considering I was pleased with a majority of the game.

    For this PC version, I will say I'm not a fan of Origin but it isn't very bothersome in this game and I've learned to loathe it less. EA has made some good strides in recent years, but they seem to be spending too much on games and betting too much at the Craps table. That argument applies to Dead Space 3 as well. The game has incredibly high productions values, but it makes you wonder where they could have walled the garden a bit more and spent less. Betting that your game will sell more than five million copies to turn a profit is a tough sell. I hope they will continue with their plans for a Dead Space 4 (albeit reign it in) and retain coop but only time will tell.

    I am looking forward to working my way through pure survival mode next in coop.
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  51. Apr 18, 2014
    8
    This time EA did it right. Dead Space 3 is better than the previous one. And it should be rated higher not lower because of a reasonable difficulty. You can always feel free to play it hard if you like the challenge. The gameplay in Dead Space 3 is greatly improved. In overall Dead Space 3 is a mighty action horror adventure video game.
  52. Mar 15, 2013
    8
    Finally, EA decided to make the Dead Space world more interesting. I really disliked the claustrophobic atmosphere of previous two parts. I don't understand why people enjoy closed spaces, tight corridors and the constant feeling of fear everywhere you look (tv, movies, games) there's horror. The latest part of the series brings some freshness, which is what I like. Finally, there areFinally, EA decided to make the Dead Space world more interesting. I really disliked the claustrophobic atmosphere of previous two parts. I don't understand why people enjoy closed spaces, tight corridors and the constant feeling of fear everywhere you look (tv, movies, games) there's horror. The latest part of the series brings some freshness, which is what I like. Finally, there are more windows inside spaceships with the view of the space. You can customize your weapons in all possible ways and there is more action. To get the most of the game I recommend playing in 3D. Although 3D Vision rates this game poor in terms of 3D compatibility, you can enjoy almost perfect 3D effects with Helix tweak. Games like this are "born" to be played in 3D. Space walks look amazing in 3 dimensions a really immersing experience. I finished the game yesterday and it left me satisfied, especially the ending. Well done EA. I'm looking forward to the DLC. Expand
  53. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    Dead Space is one of my favorite franchises. I've enjoyed all three games. They have their differences and play styles, but overall it was a great experience. Coop and weapons crafting was a nice addition. Also, Dead Space 3 is one of the most visually stunning games I've ever seen. The micro transaction portion of the game is my only complaint, but other than that, it's a blast!
  54. May 11, 2014
    8
    While clearly a step back from Dead Space 2 the game is still amazing. It has some extremely memorable interactive cinematics, an in-depth customization system, some open world exploration, and amazing characters. Where it suffers is boring grinding battles (especially side-quests), extremely long fetch quests, and a lot of the level traversal mechanics feel the same. I feel like it couldWhile clearly a step back from Dead Space 2 the game is still amazing. It has some extremely memorable interactive cinematics, an in-depth customization system, some open world exploration, and amazing characters. Where it suffers is boring grinding battles (especially side-quests), extremely long fetch quests, and a lot of the level traversal mechanics feel the same. I feel like it could have been a much better 10 hour game, but still loved it. Here is to hoping that Dead Space 4 is significantly better. Expand
  55. Jun 16, 2013
    8
    My issues with this game are small but not irrelevant. The game makes everything a slug fest and lots of bullet sponges in the game. The crafting system is decent but much of the game play is dumbed down compared to its predecessors. That said the game is still Dead Space and makes a logical conclusion. The game is much more action oriented but that is not a bad thing. Playing this seriesMy issues with this game are small but not irrelevant. The game makes everything a slug fest and lots of bullet sponges in the game. The crafting system is decent but much of the game play is dumbed down compared to its predecessors. That said the game is still Dead Space and makes a logical conclusion. The game is much more action oriented but that is not a bad thing. Playing this series back to back reveals a deep story that is well told. While I found 3 to be fun its not a total cake walk. The biggest issue for me is the lack of strategy, especially in the later parts of the game. While it is a fitting conclusion to the trilogy, one is left with the hope that Dead Space 4 will be more survival and horror and less survival.

    All in all I would say that if you can accept the the story will progress logically with the desperation disappearing a little in each game it will make the story more understandable. To not follow the progression of the story will lead to disappointment. Personally I really liked the game but the game play itself was altered in a way that was not as much fun as the predecessors but was still fun.

    Also the DLC, while short, is the real ending that should have been in this game. While there is a feeling of conclusion you have to wait until the 20 some minutes of credits roll to know that the ending is not the ending and leads to the Awakened DLC. The Awakened DLC should have been the ending in the game, not what was in the base game. In many ways the DLC redeems the game and sets, in a significant way, the setting for Dead Space 4.
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  56. Mar 14, 2013
    8
    The fact is, Dead Space 3 is no longer about survival horror anymore, or at least, not as much focused on anyway. But while it's more action oriented, it is still a very solid and fun action game. The levels are filled with beautiful and atmospheric environment, weapon customization and crafting is fun and adds to the replay value. Co-op is a good addition as well, especially lookingThe fact is, Dead Space 3 is no longer about survival horror anymore, or at least, not as much focused on anyway. But while it's more action oriented, it is still a very solid and fun action game. The levels are filled with beautiful and atmospheric environment, weapon customization and crafting is fun and adds to the replay value. Co-op is a good addition as well, especially looking things from carver's perspective is interesting way of telling a story. Overall DS3 is a very fun to play action game, but I hope the future of this franchise will return to it's root of Survival horror genre. Expand
  57. Jun 5, 2013
    8
    The problem of this game is being named Dead Space. By itself, it's a decent, even quite good game. The weapons are cool (the system is better than the 2 previous games), the story is nice (thought you can see the black hand of EA over it in order to make a 4th game), the graphs are awesome, and it has little mini-game like touches that improve it overall.

    BUT it's named Dead Space, and
    The problem of this game is being named Dead Space. By itself, it's a decent, even quite good game. The weapons are cool (the system is better than the 2 previous games), the story is nice (thought you can see the black hand of EA over it in order to make a 4th game), the graphs are awesome, and it has little mini-game like touches that improve it overall.

    BUT it's named Dead Space, and it isn't. There's no terror to be found here, other than 2 or 3 moment of pure melee mob overwhelming. As an action game, i've found it to be very good. If what you want is shudering at your dark room, move along.
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  58. Jun 10, 2014
    9
    There's nothing wrong with this game, it is still as good and as scary as its predecessors. It is much more of an action, shooting gallery than Dead Space 2, however that didn't spoil the game for me at all.

    Really recommend this if you loved DS and DS2, or if you're just a horror/survival genre enthusiast.
  59. Mar 15, 2013
    8
    Dead Space 3 follows the same path than the previous games, it only does it different. You'll still feel scared, but because of knowing there is nothing you can do but running from an immortal Necromorph or gighting an overwhelming wave of enemies rather than actually being jumpscared. The scale after the first 20% of the game gets a lot bigger, with more open environment and more enemiesDead Space 3 follows the same path than the previous games, it only does it different. You'll still feel scared, but because of knowing there is nothing you can do but running from an immortal Necromorph or gighting an overwhelming wave of enemies rather than actually being jumpscared. The scale after the first 20% of the game gets a lot bigger, with more open environment and more enemies on your screen, yet this is where the Dead Space atmosphere falls away. No more narrow passages but open terrains, slow but powerful necromorphs get replaced by fast yet easy to kill ones, and so on. Yet the sound design is still wonderful and the visuals are as good as you'd expect from the game, it feels more like a Dead Space meets Mass Effect due to its larger amount of weapons, enemies, bigger environments and more characters, none the less it's an enjoyable game, only not as good as Dead Space one and two. Expand
  60. May 5, 2013
    10
    Dead Space 3 was easily the best of the series. A good story, fluid gameplay (finally) and so much immersion that I was actually surprised that devs were doing this again. The amount of detail is nothing short of staggering. I found myself sometimes just gazing at the scenery while being attacked and killed. Playing the game on hard is brutal to say the least. Your aim better be deadDead Space 3 was easily the best of the series. A good story, fluid gameplay (finally) and so much immersion that I was actually surprised that devs were doing this again. The amount of detail is nothing short of staggering. I found myself sometimes just gazing at the scenery while being attacked and killed. Playing the game on hard is brutal to say the least. Your aim better be dead on and you better move quick, hack quick and map-maze quick or you will find yourself in quite the tissy. I don't see what others see in it lacking compared to the other two games. I see it evolving and changing into something more fluid and fun to play.

    A great game. Highly recommended.
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  61. Mar 10, 2013
    8
    Played the DS series. DS was epic. It was something really different and very special. I played it at night and it was REALLY scary. The over the shoulder viewpoint, which was initially criticized, was brilliant. From that vantage point you did just see what was happening. You saw what was happening TO YOU. The alien monsters were completely different than anything I had seenPlayed the DS series. DS was epic. It was something really different and very special. I played it at night and it was REALLY scary. The over the shoulder viewpoint, which was initially criticized, was brilliant. From that vantage point you did just see what was happening. You saw what was happening TO YOU. The alien monsters were completely different than anything I had seen before, and they were terrifying. The fact you had to shoot off their limbs was a brilliant twist that required a higher level of focus. You couldn't just blast away. The kinesis and stasis features/weapons were also innovative and added a new twist to gaming. DS2 was nice continuation with some good additions to both story line and features. DS3, as is so typical, just couldn't keep up with the first and second parts of the trilogy. It is a very good game, but the story line is contrived, the alien monsters just aren't as scary, and quite frankly, the game is pretty easy compared to the first and second. I enjoyed it and absolutely hate to see the end of a great trilogy, but as with most others, I was left feeling a wee bit disappointed. Overall, good game, a solid 8. Just wish it had been a 10. Expand
  62. Mar 18, 2013
    10
    Dead Space 3 is every bit as tense, gory, atmospheric and beautifully rendered as the two previous games of the franchise. I found the gameplay very strong with the usual great Dead Space combat mechanics, a great weapon and armor upgrade system and some enjoyable minigames. Watching the story unfold was also griping and, yes, I am a sucker for a love story, even in a space horror game. PCDead Space 3 is every bit as tense, gory, atmospheric and beautifully rendered as the two previous games of the franchise. I found the gameplay very strong with the usual great Dead Space combat mechanics, a great weapon and armor upgrade system and some enjoyable minigames. Watching the story unfold was also griping and, yes, I am a sucker for a love story, even in a space horror game. PC users just need to be careful with the checkpoint system and leave the game when it saves the player's progress. If you don't, you may loose some of your progression. But such a minor annoyance cannot tarnish this awesome game. Expand
  63. Sep 13, 2013
    9
    I am fan of Dead space 1 and Dead space 2.... but also i love even Dead Space 3 why? Maybe its more like action dark thriller then a horror game but Dead space 3 really excel in more things then its predecessors in fact its really cool game.... I passed Dead space 2 recently and comparing to Dead space 3 ist more like corridor stuff, you have no options what to do in the space, just followI am fan of Dead space 1 and Dead space 2.... but also i love even Dead Space 3 why? Maybe its more like action dark thriller then a horror game but Dead space 3 really excel in more things then its predecessors in fact its really cool game.... I passed Dead space 2 recently and comparing to Dead space 3 ist more like corridor stuff, you have no options what to do in the space, just follow the story strong story but little options is the weakest point of Dead space 2 and one of stronger ones in Dead space 3 you have a lot options what to do-> upgrade your suit, assemble weapons, do side missions, or play coop story. Game is twice as longer as Dead space 2 and surely more replayable for both characters in coop. Horror, fear here is weak but still it have something in the air... atmosphere is still good, you really fell that you are saving the universe it really drags you into the story. I know there is a lot angry players that do not like Dead space 3 but true is... I like it even more then Dead space 2. Expand
  64. Apr 27, 2013
    10
    It may not be the best in the series, but it is a perfect ending to the series. Glad to see DS4 get cancelled as this is where the game needed to end. EA's micro transactions can be completely ignored and do not affect the game at all, and even if it is a 3rd person shooter, it was only the next logical step in the series given the games story. Great game, its a do not miss and one of myIt may not be the best in the series, but it is a perfect ending to the series. Glad to see DS4 get cancelled as this is where the game needed to end. EA's micro transactions can be completely ignored and do not affect the game at all, and even if it is a 3rd person shooter, it was only the next logical step in the series given the games story. Great game, its a do not miss and one of my GOTY contenders. Expand
  65. Mar 25, 2013
    8
    The game has the combat, audio and graphic features down to a perfect science and the move from credits to craftables is excellent. But, it does have some issues that seemed to take away from my complete (3 game) Dead Space experience. First, I have no problem with built in Cooperative play, as an option. I think it's a perfect feature but I do have an issue with it when it affects myThe game has the combat, audio and graphic features down to a perfect science and the move from credits to craftables is excellent. But, it does have some issues that seemed to take away from my complete (3 game) Dead Space experience. First, I have no problem with built in Cooperative play, as an option. I think it's a perfect feature but I do have an issue with it when it affects my solo-play's achievement record. Choosing to play solo and not being able to complete the game with an 100% achievement record is just as annoying as paying for a game that doesn't really work in the first place. (i.e. Star Wars: TFU2 for PC and it's cut-scene perma-crash halfway through the game that's never getting patched.) Having artifacts and collectibles locked away and inaccesible to a solo player who made the decision to play the 'single player version' of the game, from the onset, makes me want to write this public review instead of finding someone to group with. "...Just move the missing collectibles back into the solo game or de-list them from the overall game achievements. Consider solo and co-op 2 different and distinct games all together, simple."
    Lastly, Ellie. What can I say. But, for one of the main reasons to push on through to the end and try to save the day, in Dead Space 2, with that rare but endearing Kyle Kataarn/Jan Ord (SW: Jedi Knight 2 Jedi Outcast) relationship being hollowed out from the start of Dead Space 3. She immediately lost her "Peng" factor both in graphical display and story. I just couldn't bring myself to care if she made it out of any particular predicament, in the later chapters through to the end of the game, or not. Honestly, the entire cast didn't strike a single cord. "They were there, then they were gone. Ah well, shoot and scoot." All that being said, I still give Dead Space 3 a solid 8 out of 10 for my opening comments but wonder if a future Dead Space 4 can make things right for me or kill the franchise, in my eyes. (Customizable suits mix and match from available list, texture and color choice would be a nice addition for DS-4.)
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  66. Apr 23, 2013
    8
    This is an awesome game, the game was lengthy enough. There could have been a little more of a variety in monster to fight and ways to kill those monsters. Cinematic scenes was cool. The overall game play was really good.
  67. Mar 28, 2013
    8
    I really enjoyed playing through this game, the addition of co-op in my opinion added a lot of fun to the game and it does take away from fear factor but obviously you can play single player and then its just like the old games. The weapon crafting and upgrade system is really cool and there are many different possibilities. The game captures that gritty sci-fi mood very well and I haveI really enjoyed playing through this game, the addition of co-op in my opinion added a lot of fun to the game and it does take away from fear factor but obviously you can play single player and then its just like the old games. The weapon crafting and upgrade system is really cool and there are many different possibilities. The game captures that gritty sci-fi mood very well and I have always liked this about all 3 games. The micro transactions are a bit disappointing but you still get plenty of in game items without using any DLC. I really enjoyed this from start to finish, of course I have always been a fan of this type of setting and mood. The crafting system gives you plenty of incentive to keep playing long after your first play through. Expand
  68. Apr 10, 2013
    8
    I started playing this game with very negative expectations. I dislike EA very much, and all the news about this game was scaring me greatly. Then I finally played it. I was shocked at how amazing this game really is.

    The only flaws that exist in the game are its fetch quests, level design recycling, and lots of repetition in the puzzle elements. Everything else fantastic. It's just as
    I started playing this game with very negative expectations. I dislike EA very much, and all the news about this game was scaring me greatly. Then I finally played it. I was shocked at how amazing this game really is.

    The only flaws that exist in the game are its fetch quests, level design recycling, and lots of repetition in the puzzle elements. Everything else fantastic. It's just as scary as its previous installments, and is very exciting. Tons of necromorphs that launch themselves at you, wave after wave. The weapon crafting system is ingenious. Some of the most engaging boss battles ever.

    People really, really need to quit crying about the "change of genre", away from horror. This is a fantastic game and deserves at *least* an 8.0 score. I can't wait until Dead Space 4.
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  69. Apr 21, 2013
    10
    I have scored the previous two Dead Space games a perfect 10 as they are, for me, the benchmark of true horror and action. No game has ever come close to scaring me, depressing me or entertaining me quite like Dead Space (I was hoping Aliens Colonial Marines was a contender).

    So, in Dead Space 3, we got more action, more exploration, more weapon options (Oh how I love the weapon
    I have scored the previous two Dead Space games a perfect 10 as they are, for me, the benchmark of true horror and action. No game has ever come close to scaring me, depressing me or entertaining me quite like Dead Space (I was hoping Aliens Colonial Marines was a contender).

    So, in Dead Space 3, we got more action, more exploration, more weapon options (Oh how I love the weapon customisation) and more set pieces. The entire game plays out like a Hollywood summer blockbuster that has you glued from start to finish. I've heard some true fans say the horror is lacking and I will be honest, it is... but this is partly down to the planet environment 50% of the game is set on (no spoilers).

    Well, apart from the horror that is lacking, this is still a Dead Space game. The franchise has had to evolve and the horror that I think was so sinister and gruesome in the second could not be differentiated anymore. It is that simple! So, the game had to freshen up others wise, we would be playing Dead Space 2.5. They knew the series in that respect had gone has far as the material would allow so the change in emphases from horror to action was the only alternative and it was a big risk that paid off.

    Dead Space 3 requires attention. There are moments of pure silence where you stop and just stare as you float around the destroyed ships and spack stations. These moments are often visited after main missions have been completed and they break up the onslaught of killing enemies. They are needed and they are a great diversion as they offer weapon upgrades, parts, optional missions and even some missions where a coop friend can just jump in for a one off mission. I literally found myself saying "that's a good idea" on more than one occasion and I respect a developer that takes time to offer any kind of replay value with extra missions and looting (provided they don't feel tact on).

    All in all, product value; Dead Space 3 took me around 18 hours to complete on medium difficulty. I died a handful of times, completed all optional objectives (the one near the end regarding the expedition dig was amazing and for the optional missions alone I would have paid a DLC fee), and went back for weapon upgrades in hidden and previously locked areas which was worth it. I paid £22.99 for this on release day as it was on sale and it was worth every penny. One day I may even revist this game....
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  70. Aug 27, 2013
    8
    We been involved with the Dead Space Series since it came out in 2008. I've watched the movies and played Dead Space Extraction on the Wii. This game is really alot of fun to play. Replay Value kicks in when you finish the game and you can replay with your last game items. The Cooperative addition really does add on alot of value. For me at least. Multiplayer Online was dropped, whichWe been involved with the Dead Space Series since it came out in 2008. I've watched the movies and played Dead Space Extraction on the Wii. This game is really alot of fun to play. Replay Value kicks in when you finish the game and you can replay with your last game items. The Cooperative addition really does add on alot of value. For me at least. Multiplayer Online was dropped, which kinda sucks, but it really wasn't that great to begin with imo. This game focused on the Campaign only and it really had an ending that made me jump from my seat in excitement! Expand
  71. May 6, 2013
    8
    I thought this was a pretty good game, good story, good graphics, cool customizable weapons, and freaky looking aliens, controls were good. I never played the first 2 of the series so i cannot comment on how it relates to those games, story, play etc. but i have noticed many long time fans of the series were disappointed to say the least and i can understand that, i felt the same way aboutI thought this was a pretty good game, good story, good graphics, cool customizable weapons, and freaky looking aliens, controls were good. I never played the first 2 of the series so i cannot comment on how it relates to those games, story, play etc. but i have noticed many long time fans of the series were disappointed to say the least and i can understand that, i felt the same way about assassins creed3. but if you have never played any of the other games and dont have any expectations, i dont think you will be let down by this game itself. Expand
  72. Apr 30, 2013
    10
    for me i hate to play solo and i always buy games with coop, there is not a lot of great games out there for coop but dead space 3 is for the win ive played with my friend for 7 hours yesterday and we had so much fun
  73. Aug 21, 2013
    10
    I'm on my third playthrough (first with coop). This game is amazing. I loved the first two and the story/plotline is amazing if you can figure it all out. The coop is an awesome addition and it is really fun with a friend!
  74. May 12, 2013
    10
    Don't get yourself fooled by the bad reviews and the not-scary nonsense. You may miss out on the best game in 2013 so far. I have sunken over 60 hours into it already. The coop part is so addictive.

    Why are so many whining over plasma cutter being underpowered? Plasma cutter is still a very good weapon. It needs to modded a bit that’s all. I beat the game on impossible using plasma
    Don't get yourself fooled by the bad reviews and the not-scary nonsense. You may miss out on the best game in 2013 so far. I have sunken over 60 hours into it already. The coop part is so addictive.

    Why are so many whining over plasma cutter being underpowered? Plasma cutter is still a very good weapon. It needs to modded a bit that’s all. I beat the game on impossible using plasma cutter only. I also prefer highly modded bolas gun with racket launcher over over-hyped evangelizer.
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  75. Jul 17, 2013
    9
    I played all three Dead Space games. I liked the first and second, and I loved this third Dead Space. The gameplay hasn't changed much from DS2, but I like the way you can make personalized weapons as well as upgrade them. But the main evolution is, in my opinion, the scenario: more action, well-developed characters, et cetera. The whole alien thing was a little disappointing though, andI played all three Dead Space games. I liked the first and second, and I loved this third Dead Space. The gameplay hasn't changed much from DS2, but I like the way you can make personalized weapons as well as upgrade them. But the main evolution is, in my opinion, the scenario: more action, well-developed characters, et cetera. The whole alien thing was a little disappointing though, and it's a shame that the game is so quick to finish. But in overall, Dead Space 3 is definitely one of the best games I've ever played. Expand
  76. Jun 27, 2013
    8
    Dead space 3 is a great game the graphics are nice the shooting are cool too, even the weapon crafting system i thought its sucks dick but when i played it its pretty nice but the horror is not appear the only horror is make your ears explode but when you in the surface of the planet and you didn't notice anything and the necromorphs are going to blown head off that's prettyDead space 3 is a great game the graphics are nice the shooting are cool too, even the weapon crafting system i thought its sucks dick but when i played it its pretty nice but the horror is not appear the only horror is make your ears explode but when you in the surface of the planet and you didn't notice anything and the necromorphs are going to blown head off that's pretty shocking, so play it it's pretty awesome Expand
  77. Jun 26, 2013
    9
    The game just pushes the excellent story forward and as such it is just as great as previous ones. It has moments on space ships which are similar to DS1 & DS2 and then it moves the story to the planet's surface. Yes, it is more shooter like then, but as I said, the story defined how it would look like and as such is perfect. The co-op is also brilliant. I liked the previous save systemThe game just pushes the excellent story forward and as such it is just as great as previous ones. It has moments on space ships which are similar to DS1 & DS2 and then it moves the story to the planet's surface. Yes, it is more shooter like then, but as I said, the story defined how it would look like and as such is perfect. The co-op is also brilliant. I liked the previous save system better, during the gameplay you just longed to see the save point and the new auto-save makes it easier and less scary, but anyway this is still Dead Space for me. Expand
  78. Jun 28, 2013
    8
    (Spoiler Free) Yes, this game is considerably less terrifying then its predecessors due to good lighting, open spaces, and a weapon crafting system that lets you find the perfect weapon for you, then abuse it to hell.. BUT!! General gameplay was very, very sound, and as a Dead Space fan, looking for the issues.. I'm happy with the game's overall quality. Combat is still stressful(Spoiler Free) Yes, this game is considerably less terrifying then its predecessors due to good lighting, open spaces, and a weapon crafting system that lets you find the perfect weapon for you, then abuse it to hell.. BUT!! General gameplay was very, very sound, and as a Dead Space fan, looking for the issues.. I'm happy with the game's overall quality. Combat is still stressful with many necromorphs taking to running and/or being thrown at you in packs, rather then one by one, now trying to get in your face even more then they already were. The detail is also amazing.. but that doesn't make a game. Story wise... Well the DLC "Awakened" was much better I gotta say.. Main characters seem, distant throughout the story, their development rushed and their impending "crash" all too expected and hurried along. At least in Awakened we got the audio logs and notes from those as everyone started to kill each other and fall apart, see them cut themselves and go mad, FEEL the human element again, realize that people are being hurt by this.. Even the main characters became so much more, REAL.. Rather then just talking to you at checkpoints, there's rather constant chatter between them, keeping each other updated, LIKE PEOPLE WOULD BE DOING. In most of the regular game, I often felt like the characters were tools for moving you along in the plot, yet the heart was, there enough to make you feel like you were watching a movie.. Still though, I found myself replaying levels for fun, honing my skills and trying to earn the parts I needed to add another gun to the collection. The online community is generally very friendly, so it's worth mentioning. I must stress however for those craving horror, Awakened IS the way. Many complain of it's shortness and enemy's, "cheating", even the reused map segments, but here's the truth. It's short, yea, but it's GOOOOOOD. The human element is back, and it's scary as HELL. DS3 had a noticeable lack of hallucinations, but the extension was ripe with them, and if a nightmares being able to teliport, causing you to panic in claustrophobia, or multiplying when you kill them, making you fearful if your actions are meaningless, or a boss that follows you throughout the game, popping in every so often to say "hi, how's it going? Like how you can't hurt me? No? How about my causal stroll as I come ever closer before vanishing?", if this is cheating, then horror games just ain't for you. (Sigh) Overall? If you like Dead Space, get it, you're not gonna be disappointed, but cross your fingers and make sure EA gets the point about this being a horror game. Help fund Dead Space 4 and making sure it'll make your skin CRAWL (PS- The reused map segments are as if they were trying to say "hey, you won, now RUN THE FK AWAY" The landscape has been remodeled, making it look like it's the fking apocalypse, and the white snow is crimson as your hallucinations kick back in, so you'll hardly even notice with the map's new fresh coat of blood EVERYWHERE. The whiteout has also been doubled, so, uhhhhhhhhhhh) Expand
  79. Jul 22, 2013
    9
    I went into this game with a lot of trepidation based on the mixed reviews. Love the first two, and while this is short on the horror aspect, it's a fantastic game in its own right. Long, tough and fun throughout.
  80. Aug 22, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game, actually liked it better than the second as they brought boss fights back, and for the most part I felt it had a more suspenseful atmosphere, which number 2 only seemed to have in the church. In addition, the coop adds in tones of reply value, only down side is due to the cool weapon customization system the game can get rather easy; on the flip side if its too easy for you just make your weapons worse and your good to go. Expand
  81. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    No se porqué levantan tanta crítica mala del juego. Es verdad que noto uno que otro bug y algunos pequeños errores de sombras. Pero la jugabilidad es igual de fluida a las anteriores entregas y el toque de acción no le quita nada al género de terror del que sus fans estamos acostumbrados.
    Se nota un trabajo limpio en su desarrollo observando gran dedicación en los detalles. Sus novedades
    No se porqué levantan tanta crítica mala del juego. Es verdad que noto uno que otro bug y algunos pequeños errores de sombras. Pero la jugabilidad es igual de fluida a las anteriores entregas y el toque de acción no le quita nada al género de terror del que sus fans estamos acostumbrados.
    Se nota un trabajo limpio en su desarrollo observando gran dedicación en los detalles. Sus novedades aunque son algo atrevidas me gustaron. Su sistema de creación de armas y municiones no van en contra del concepto de survivor, antes logra completar el rol del ingeniero Isaac abriendo muchas opciones para probar nuevas estrategias de combate.
    Los enemigos son despiadados y realmente aterradores sumado a grandes hordas que te atacaran sin descanso, algo que los jugadores de DOOM agradecerán. Los jefes aunque aveces predecibles, son de muy buen diseño.
    La historia cruza por ciertos obstáculos en el trascurso del tiempo, dando una sensación de exceso de explicaciones con demasiados giros, aunque todo al final encajará perfectamente. El planteamiento del romance es algo frío y no se profundiza demasiado. Me hubiera gustado que el triángulo amoroso llevara al jugador en una trama mas compleja y que se involucrara sentimentalmente.
    DEAD SPACE 3 llega para quedarse con una calificación personal de 8.5 totalmente recomendado para comprar y jugar con un excelente cooperativo.
    La calificación de 10 se la doy para dar peso contra las calificaciones malas que tenga este.
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  82. Sep 22, 2013
    10
    Well looking at how people have reacted to this game sure makes me realize why the developers of big games like call of duty don't take any risks. I mean really, everyone whines and moans about how call of duty is the same every time, yet take a game like this where they do change it, and rather well in my opinion, and people freak out! Eh, a lot of people just listen to that vocalWell looking at how people have reacted to this game sure makes me realize why the developers of big games like call of duty don't take any risks. I mean really, everyone whines and moans about how call of duty is the same every time, yet take a game like this where they do change it, and rather well in my opinion, and people freak out! Eh, a lot of people just listen to that vocal minority i guess, without even trying the game. I have played it though, and i quite enjoyed it. For anyone thinking of trying this, i can assure, it is still quite a good Dead Space experience. Expand
  83. Oct 31, 2013
    9
    Never played the previous dead space games but I enjoyed this one. I find it thrilling, engrossing, and fun. Reminds me of how I felt watching the movie Aliens for the first time back in the 80s. Worth every penny I paid.
  84. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    Dead Space 3 is hands down one of top 5 best games I have ever played. Granted, it is less climatic and scary, probably because the main characters are hardened veterans who know what they are doing.

    The coop mode is a golden standard of how cooperation should be implemented in games drop-in/out, covering the entire story and actually adding a decent amount of extra stuff on top of
    Dead Space 3 is hands down one of top 5 best games I have ever played. Granted, it is less climatic and scary, probably because the main characters are hardened veterans who know what they are doing.

    The coop mode is a golden standard of how cooperation should be implemented in games drop-in/out, covering the entire story and actually adding a decent amount of extra stuff on top of that. This game is worth every cent just for the incredible cooperative mode which, when played with a right partner, can easily provide you a hundred hours of game time.
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  85. Nov 10, 2013
    9
    I really enjoyed this game. At first I found that its new weapons system very tedious and complicated, but once I found my way past that I really began to enjoy myself more. I really did like the fact that I no longer had to purchase suits like in previous games; as often they were stupidly expensive, and in the long term would often get you killed just because they sent you broke. TheI really enjoyed this game. At first I found that its new weapons system very tedious and complicated, but once I found my way past that I really began to enjoy myself more. I really did like the fact that I no longer had to purchase suits like in previous games; as often they were stupidly expensive, and in the long term would often get you killed just because they sent you broke. The whole experience revolves around flexibility and customization. I'll admit that personally I enjoyed the plot line, but I see why people didn't like it as much, as it can be a bit unengaging.

    I haven't managed to play too much of the co-op missions, but from what I can tell so far by it is that it really brings a new experience to the table. But for those just looking for the "classic" dead space feel, this game really delivers, with fast paced action scenes, a whole new array of enemies to fight, and with this new customized weapons system a whole new level of strategy in order to survive.

    I really enjoyed the additional missions which they added as an option. You really get to explore the world left behind by the previous human that were here on the planet and dive right into other narratives, whilst also picking up a new set of incredibly valuable parts for later constructions.

    If you played the previous games, and are looking for another thrilling experience, this is definitely a must.
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  86. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    [NO SPOILERS, ONE HUGE CHEAT] This game is worth playing if only to experience the most advanced weapons-crafting in all of gaming. The weapons parts can be combined in nearly infinite ways and specific parts work well with other parts, others not so well. There are bar graph indicators that should predict how fast or powerful a combination of parts will be but "fast" on one rifle frame is[NO SPOILERS, ONE HUGE CHEAT] This game is worth playing if only to experience the most advanced weapons-crafting in all of gaming. The weapons parts can be combined in nearly infinite ways and specific parts work well with other parts, others not so well. There are bar graph indicators that should predict how fast or powerful a combination of parts will be but "fast" on one rifle frame is different on another, even though the bar graph might be equal. So it falls in part to trial and error but that's not bad, it keeps your interest in trying newer and innovative combinations to achieve the ultimate rate of fire, or damage or capacity.

    Also of interest is that you must collect enough different resources, different metals and such, before you can begin crafting advanced weapons. By default the player will find one scavenger bot (you will be wise to search carefully for the other hidden two) that scavenge resources along with you. These scavenger bots are the only way to collect Ration Seals, a perk put in the game by the publisher that can be redeemed for the most powerful and exclusive weapons parts. These most powerful weapons parts result only by deploying your bots to scavenge as often as possible.

    And here's the cheat: the game is set up to condition you to only release the bots when you hear a sound cue signaling an area that is presumed to be rich in resources. But the fact is that the assignment of Ration Seals to any and every given area is completely random so it is safe and in fact wise to re-deploy your bots within minutes of their return from a scavenge mission, without regard to the sound cue. Only in this way will you receive a surplus of Ration Seals great enough to afford the most powerful weapons.

    IMO as a PC game, this installment is better than DS1 but not as good as DS2. The DS1 voice acting was rather wooden and, of course the protagonist never spoke at all. It was a poor port; even with the correct vSync settings the mouse still lagged noticeably.

    Here in DS3, they introduced some new and formidable necromorphs but chose a love triangle as the central sub-plot and took the whole feel of the game into the realm of Michael Bay/Mission Impossible, a realm that often made my eyes roll but nothing is perfect . IMO DS2 was the best overall but this one is still a lot of fun and well worth playing, especially these days when it is priced under $10.
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  87. May 23, 2014
    8
    Although many people are complaining about DS3, but I wouldn't agree on this is not a great DS game. I know this game had turned out to be a more action pack shooter rather than the good old horror DS that it used to be, but at least the storyline and the gameplay are great. To be honest, with the new weapon crafting feature, I enjoyed **** of fun every time I crafted a new weapon andAlthough many people are complaining about DS3, but I wouldn't agree on this is not a great DS game. I know this game had turned out to be a more action pack shooter rather than the good old horror DS that it used to be, but at least the storyline and the gameplay are great. To be honest, with the new weapon crafting feature, I enjoyed **** of fun every time I crafted a new weapon and tried it on enemies. Even though this game had lost some of the components that would make this a great DS game, but still, this is a damn good game. Expand
  88. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome, no question. Just get the game, even though the story and fear should have been better, but the gameplay beats all the dead space games.
  89. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    You face the necromorphs once again, this time you go to them, prepared, with a team, you discover the fascinating story of others before you who tried to stop the necromorphs, you get deeper into the ancient ruins of Tau Volantis, there is less "survival" and more "action" but that is what common sense dictates, we humans learn, adapt and evolve, its obvious that the Isaac Clarke from DS3You face the necromorphs once again, this time you go to them, prepared, with a team, you discover the fascinating story of others before you who tried to stop the necromorphs, you get deeper into the ancient ruins of Tau Volantis, there is less "survival" and more "action" but that is what common sense dictates, we humans learn, adapt and evolve, its obvious that the Isaac Clarke from DS3 is not the same man from DS1 he is now an experienced hardened veteran.

    DS1 Zealots will whine and whine about the game being too "action oriented" but it is indeed fun, and still scary and atmospheric.
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  90. Dec 30, 2014
    10
    the number of people wining about this game is BS yes i don't like origin ether and the ending DLC was a real FU to us all but this game was vary good game it had much more story to tell and the action and horror is still there the weapons were the strongest point in this one and love it as much as 1&2. stop hating on games because your mad about something else. i give it a 8/10 i choosethe number of people wining about this game is BS yes i don't like origin ether and the ending DLC was a real FU to us all but this game was vary good game it had much more story to tell and the action and horror is still there the weapons were the strongest point in this one and love it as much as 1&2. stop hating on games because your mad about something else. i give it a 8/10 i choose 10 to level out this trolling bs. Expand
  91. sft
    Nov 17, 2014
    8
    More legless fun in tight corners

    I enjoyed DS1 despite the horrendous PC controls. And DS2 was even better, with most of the irritations of the original ironed out. With DEAD SPACE 3 the developers have adhered to the prevalent belief that more must be better and have expanded on most aspects of the game. The results are mixed but the game still packs a pretty impressive survival
    More legless fun in tight corners

    I enjoyed DS1 despite the horrendous PC controls. And DS2 was even better, with most of the irritations of the original ironed out. With DEAD SPACE 3 the developers have adhered to the prevalent belief that more must be better and have expanded on most aspects of the game. The results are mixed but the game still packs a pretty impressive survival horror punch. DS3 continues to do what the previous two games did so well: it delivers a tense, claustrophobic experience with challenging, close-quarter combat and plenty of startling moments. The story is reasonable although perhaps not quite as convincing as the first two instalments. There are also a greater variety of environments this time, including the surface of an inhospitable frozen planet. The graphics are good, although I can’t say I noticed any real improvement on DS2 in this area. One of the most notable changes is the greatly expanded weapon construction/upgrade system, which allows you to create and customise your own weapons. The system works well but I found myself hankering for the simpler weapons of the two earlier games as they gave credence to the fact that Isaac is an engineer using basic tools to fight the necromorphs. The suits available can still be upgraded but there’s no dramatic change in this system over the previous games. Sadly Visceral decided to abandon the manual save stations used in 1 and 2 and have opted for a typical checkpoint system instead. Bad news for us PC gamers but par for the course these day. Overall this is another atmospheric and enjoyably stressful episode in the trials of Isaac Clarke. I hope there will be another.
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  92. Oct 12, 2014
    9
    Game companies can't win sometimes, I swear. Had this been a carbon copy of 1 or 2, people would complain about that. Step back and look at Isaac's evolution. He's not an engineer anymore, terrified of taking a single step but logical enough to know he has no choice. He's the most experience necromorph slayer in the universe. Not saying much, but it is what it is. He knows now what has toGame companies can't win sometimes, I swear. Had this been a carbon copy of 1 or 2, people would complain about that. Step back and look at Isaac's evolution. He's not an engineer anymore, terrified of taking a single step but logical enough to know he has no choice. He's the most experience necromorph slayer in the universe. Not saying much, but it is what it is. He knows now what has to be done, and he wants this nightmare to end. So yeah, it's not as creepy or terrifying this time because Isaac isn't scared anymore.

    These are among the best games I've played in my 25 years of gaming. Great story, great gameplay, scary as my worst nightmare (especially if you max the difficulty), and just so incredibly fun to play. The only reason I'd give this one a 9 is because I do think they could have done a little better with where and when necromorphs attacked, and some of the boss battles were a bit too repetitious for me.
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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. PC Master (Greece)
    Jun 10, 2013
    90
    Its emphasis on the action element might be a nuisance to some of the franchise’s fans, but the game’s production values in every aspect will reward even the most doubtful gamer. [March 2013]
  2. PC PowerPlay
    Mar 30, 2013
    70
    Dead Space 3 brings refreshing gameplay options without sacrificing the gritty, believable universe, but scares are few and far between. [Apr 2013, p.92]
  3. Feb 28, 2013
    70
    Finishing a trilogy was always going to need bigger explosions and greater stakes – unfortunately this has come at the sacrifice of true horror.