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  1. May 16, 2011
    10
    Picked this up recently during a Steam Sale. Was wondering what the hype was all about for Dead Space 2. I now know. Dead Space is an incredible game, great storyline and probably the best fiver I spent on a game which is about three years old. As good as that first feeling you got when playing the first Resident Evil, though that's a poor comparison. Dead Space sucks you into it's madnessPicked this up recently during a Steam Sale. Was wondering what the hype was all about for Dead Space 2. I now know. Dead Space is an incredible game, great storyline and probably the best fiver I spent on a game which is about three years old. As good as that first feeling you got when playing the first Resident Evil, though that's a poor comparison. Dead Space sucks you into it's madness and chaos, leaving you gasping for a breather. Definitely going to grab Dead Space 2. Expand
  2. ShawnD
    Jun 9, 2009
    9
    Once I had the controls down, I actually had a lot of fun with this game. The fighting system is a lot like Resident Evil where your #1 goal is to not be touched at all. The game is also a bit like Bioshock where you buy ammo and med kits, and instead of plasmids you can customize your guns and stuff. It's not a scary game, but it's done in such a way that you'll find Once I had the controls down, I actually had a lot of fun with this game. The fighting system is a lot like Resident Evil where your #1 goal is to not be touched at all. The game is also a bit like Bioshock where you buy ammo and med kits, and instead of plasmids you can customize your guns and stuff. It's not a scary game, but it's done in such a way that you'll find yourself looking around the room before you enter and sprinting to the corner so nothing is behind you. Expand
  3. FelixL
    Oct 11, 2009
    10
    Scary, damn scary. Well designed game. Yea. Just scary. Worth buying. Yea, I like it, sound is simply awsome, and visuals are what you'd expect. The over the shoulder thing is just a part of the game play. They've made it work really well, the menu interface and interaction is novel and works well with the overall them. Did I mention it's scary, if you like the horror Scary, damn scary. Well designed game. Yea. Just scary. Worth buying. Yea, I like it, sound is simply awsome, and visuals are what you'd expect. The over the shoulder thing is just a part of the game play. They've made it work really well, the menu interface and interaction is novel and works well with the overall them. Did I mention it's scary, if you like the horror games, this is a must for your collection. Expand
  4. MarcoF
    Jun 13, 2009
    10
    This amazing Horror-Science fiction action packed adventure takes you out of dull crap games and adds meaning too HORROR! If your bored or just plain scared i recommend this game. At first i thought i was going to be laughing in the game(actually putting me that i am 17) and giving this review a 6-7 i was wrong it has an amazing story line with an ending to shock your mind. here is my This amazing Horror-Science fiction action packed adventure takes you out of dull crap games and adds meaning too HORROR! If your bored or just plain scared i recommend this game. At first i thought i was going to be laughing in the game(actually putting me that i am 17) and giving this review a 6-7 i was wrong it has an amazing story line with an ending to shock your mind. here is my email(pls forget that my user name on email is my high school email address so forget the name). Expand
  5. MicheleM.
    Dec 15, 2009
    9
    Outstanding and terrific game. Great graphics, great storyline. Controls and visibility can sometimes be improved but ithis s a really minor point in such a great and innovative game.
  6. EricL
    Feb 18, 2009
    9
    Just finished the game on PC. I've been a gamer since the 70's and I've never ever played a game that was so "piss your pants" scary. If you have a heart condition, think twice before buying it. Good God... The ones that make me jump are the ones that creep up on you, and suddenly they are right in your face(or arse). The controls feel very "porty" however, they work, and Just finished the game on PC. I've been a gamer since the 70's and I've never ever played a game that was so "piss your pants" scary. If you have a heart condition, think twice before buying it. Good God... The ones that make me jump are the ones that creep up on you, and suddenly they are right in your face(or arse). The controls feel very "porty" however, they work, and do their job. I think its more of Isaac's clumsy untrained motions rather than control lag. It does get a knock for that, even though I have corrected the issue by modifying some vid issues. So slight knock against the game for that. Otherwise, the quality of the production, story, and downright creepiness factor are a top act. Well done. Expand
  7. josiahb
    Mar 25, 2009
    9
    This game is amazing. it delivers the scares promised and eye candy is great! i can't believe what i'm seeing. all of you guys that gave it a bad rating was due to either lag or control scheme. first of all mine has no lag. try getting a good pc before playing a next gen game. and the control scheme?? you guys are complaining because you suck at the game!! any pc gamer knows This game is amazing. it delivers the scares promised and eye candy is great! i can't believe what i'm seeing. all of you guys that gave it a bad rating was due to either lag or control scheme. first of all mine has no lag. try getting a good pc before playing a next gen game. and the control scheme?? you guys are complaining because you suck at the game!! any pc gamer knows that most games have different variations of controls. this game does fine in control. you just need to get used to it is all. if you couldn't adapt to new control schemes you would be a single minded pc player. you could only play one type of game. this game is great and i give big props. love it. Expand
  8. DaleC
    Jul 15, 2009
    10
    My favourite "next gen" game for pc, better than crysis warhead, far cry 2, Left 4 dead, you name it, awesome hard core sci fi story, scary as hell, satisfying weapons and the upgrade system makes it even more personal to play and you can keep the upgrades for a second and third playthrough. After finishing the game i immediately played through another 2 or 3 times because this game has My favourite "next gen" game for pc, better than crysis warhead, far cry 2, Left 4 dead, you name it, awesome hard core sci fi story, scary as hell, satisfying weapons and the upgrade system makes it even more personal to play and you can keep the upgrades for a second and third playthrough. After finishing the game i immediately played through another 2 or 3 times because this game has some serious single player replay value. Expand
  9. RemyB
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    This has to be the best single player game I've played in the past 10 years. Just make sure you play it with the lights off and the sound up!
  10. MM
    Jan 17, 2010
    10
    The controls are impressively functional - once you get the hang of them. Although, the storyline is by-the-numbers, it is a gripping and often surprising story. Oh yeah... it's scary as hell.
  11. Jan 16, 2012
    10
    Irrelevant bugs? Check.
    Controls that can be gotten used to in a while? Check.
    The things I mentioned above are most things people whine about. And I don't give a **** I already wrote a 30 minute review on this game, explaining 50 aspects of the game that make it so worth your money (sadly, that youtube account was deleted and I lost the video). I simply love this game, it has went into my
    Irrelevant bugs? Check.
    Controls that can be gotten used to in a while? Check.
    The things I mentioned above are most things people whine about.
    And I don't give a ****
    I already wrote a 30 minute review on this game, explaining 50 aspects of the game that make it so worth your money (sadly, that youtube account was deleted and I lost the video). I simply love this game, it has went into my GOTY list time and time again, I recommend it to everyone and everyone asks me about it.
    The controls are **** yes, but they are easy to get used to. I loved this game. The action was great, the satisfying feel of tearing apart an alien with your power boots with that scream is just unforgettable.
    As far as with the storyline, it's nothing breathtaking or amazing, but it definitely keeps you at the front (and, at the same amount, edge) of the seat until the last second of what happens.
    The controls will take some time to get used to, and by the middle of the game you'll be shooting aliens like it's cutting butter with a knife, and by the end, you'll be ready for Dead Space 2.
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  12. Feb 28, 2012
    9
    Very good atmospheric game at maximum difficulty.
    Really scary. Feels like AvP2 when playing marine.
    One big fail in game is its ending and final boss (game is not needed bosses at all IMHO, but last one is complete dumb).
    Anyway, very good space horror.
    Remember: play it on higher difficulties.
  13. Nov 22, 2012
    9
    First of all... This game is all about atmosphere. If you did not like the game because of it's "horrible controls" or some other **** I will just say this one thing: You are doing it wrong. To enjoy "Dead Space" put the difficulty on the highest you can possibly manage (I played on hardest, best feel), get a good headset/speaker set and sit back, relax and get scared. I will admit, theFirst of all... This game is all about atmosphere. If you did not like the game because of it's "horrible controls" or some other **** I will just say this one thing: You are doing it wrong. To enjoy "Dead Space" put the difficulty on the highest you can possibly manage (I played on hardest, best feel), get a good headset/speaker set and sit back, relax and get scared. I will admit, the game did drag a little on the end and sure the controls did take a little getting used to, but after all of this, if you look deep into it's core (like the Resident Evil 4 port to the pc) it's an amazing game. The scares are often great, the atmosphere is dark, grim and the entire feel of the game is just described in two words: "Insanity" and "Loneliness". Just to be clear too, Dead Space 2 is not the same type of game. Dead Space 2 is a 7/10 for me. What they did with Dead Space 2 is that they took everything Dead Space did very, very well... And dulled it down. The feeling of being alone with nobody else around, it's gone in Dead Space 2. The very creepy and dark atmosphere, it's still there, just not that much, instead of being in an "abandoned" space ship you are in Dead Space 2 in one where the outbreak has just started. So my advice is; Pick up Dead Space 1 for all the scary and awesome bits and then get Dead Space 2 for the action.

    Expect lots of gory death in Dead Space. Expect to be scared in Dead Space. Expect a memorable story. Expect exactly what it's title says: Dead. Space.
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  14. FrancisH.
    Nov 9, 2008
    10
    Dead Space is an incredible game and a real surprise hit.You can clearly see the painstaking detail that went into creating it's menus, environment and character animations.This is probably the game with the highest production values that I've come across in recent times and just plays great. Gaming dynamics like dismemberment, holographic displays that keep you in the game even Dead Space is an incredible game and a real surprise hit.You can clearly see the painstaking detail that went into creating it's menus, environment and character animations.This is probably the game with the highest production values that I've come across in recent times and just plays great. Gaming dynamics like dismemberment, holographic displays that keep you in the game even when accessing inventory and selective upgrading of your weapons always keeps the player interested. Plus I a have never seen such ridiculous amounts of gore like this, limbs fly all over the place and blood flows like water. On the difficulty side I'd say you'll have to play the game on Hard otherwise it might be slightly too easy. Talking about the length of the game well, I finished it in about 15 hours and I was taking my time. Replayability factor is definitely there though, because after you finish the game, you unlock some goodies for a second play through and also unlock impossible difficulty. Controls were a non issue for me, if you've played something like Mass Effect then you'll have a good idea of how it handles. In closing, Dead Space is a must play for any fans of gaming, particulary those that like a Sci-Fi horror setting . Expand
  15. RyanK.
    Jan 10, 2009
    9
    Overall this is a very good game. I'm going to spoil the very beginning of the game in this comment, but this part of the game reflects the entire game well. The beginning of the game is calm with a vague ominous feeling. This feeling is eased by the conversation between the crew members of the ship you're on. Various things are wrong with the ship your crew has come to repair, Overall this is a very good game. I'm going to spoil the very beginning of the game in this comment, but this part of the game reflects the entire game well. The beginning of the game is calm with a vague ominous feeling. This feeling is eased by the conversation between the crew members of the ship you're on. Various things are wrong with the ship your crew has come to repair, such as the absence of a ship captain or flight crew, but your groups leader is confident that everything is fine, and his voice acting and dialogue effectively reassure the player. Your crew begins to investigate the ship. It is empty. Your character, some kind of ship engineer, recieves his orders to get to work on repairs, your crew is there to repair, not investigate. You follow commands and are temporarily seperated from your group by a large glass window. Suddenly, the lights cut out and the doors around your crew lock. Horrifying, mutated monsters break through the vents below your crew. The lights are flickering on and off so you can only catch glimpses of the assailants, but those glimpses are enough to let you know that your crew doesn't stand a chance. They scream for you to run, and that is all you can do. The monsters hear you open the door as you try to escape. One of them breaks through a vent in the ceiling and starts to chase you. You run as fast as you can through the ship, making a break for the nearest elevator. As you run you can hear the creatures claws hit the ground directly behind you. It is clearly starting to gain on you. You finally make it to the elevator and turn around to slam the A button to close the door. You get your first full look at the creature. It looks like a human, only all of its limbs have been extended and the bones in its arms have formed into massive, razor sharp blades. It has no skin anymore and the muscles, bones, and blood are clearly visible. Its face is monstrous. The creature slashes at you and knocks you back into the elevator as the doors close. The creature pounds on the doors. This is where I breathed a huge sigh of relief. About five seconds pass. A bloody blade stabs through the slit between the elevator doors. Another blade follows. The doors are pried open to reveal the same creature that was chasing you. The doors lock into the open position. You know you're going to die. The creature knows it too. He pulls back his arms and juts out his head into the elevator, letting out a hideous scream. Suddenly the doors slam shut and smash the creatures neck. Its head falls into the elevator to lay next to your feet. The elevator reaches its destination. You don't know if your crew is alive, and you don't believe you will be alive for long. You set out to find a way to defend yourself, knowing full well that if one of those creatures finds you you are as good as dead. Expand
  16. GlenS
    Dec 30, 2009
    10
    Loved it. Great game if you like sci-fi and horror. Turn off the lights, turn up the sounds, and prepare to jump.
  17. anonymous
    Dec 4, 2009
    9
    What a fantastic game. Like an ode to Doom 3 in many ways, its totally engaging and absorbing. The gameplay is terrifically well balanced too, not too much, not to little of anything. Also, for basically a console port, the PC version is super clean, including a good compromise on the save system.... it just works well. The only complain I had was that the third person view makes What a fantastic game. Like an ode to Doom 3 in many ways, its totally engaging and absorbing. The gameplay is terrifically well balanced too, not too much, not to little of anything. Also, for basically a console port, the PC version is super clean, including a good compromise on the save system.... it just works well. The only complain I had was that the third person view makes visibility pretty tough sometimes, but you get used to it. There are times when I couldn't see what was going on, which made my eyes hurt. But this only happened occasionally. A GREAT game, truly Expand
  18. toddC
    Mar 15, 2009
    10
    Man how can you say this game sucks. Yes maybe the camera angles are not that good but it rocks. This game has to be the best 3rd person shooter I have ever played. Scary as shit kept my on the edge of my chair the whole time. Love the monsters all of them esp the big ass one that has the ripped coat thats scary. Overall loved the game beat it 3 times and every time was better.
  19. IgonasT
    Mar 21, 2009
    10
    It is the most terrible game in which I ever played! A smart atmosphere of the best fantastic films. Superb! We Wait for continuation.
  20. FB
    Apr 13, 2009
    9
    If you enjoyed Doom 3, half-life 1-2, and all the other great scare the f*** out of you games, I assure you, this game is for you. The over the shoulder view feels weird at first, but once you adapt it's great. I don't know who these people are that give it a low score. I've played all the great games (in line with half-life 1 and 2, prey, Doom 3, etc.) and I played this If you enjoyed Doom 3, half-life 1-2, and all the other great scare the f*** out of you games, I assure you, this game is for you. The over the shoulder view feels weird at first, but once you adapt it's great. I don't know who these people are that give it a low score. I've played all the great games (in line with half-life 1 and 2, prey, Doom 3, etc.) and I played this one, and it's great. They must not have good enough CPU. Expand
  21. BrilliantPerson
    Aug 22, 2009
    9
    The story seems as though it came out of a horror video game making machine. The weapons are too overpowered. But the developers added something I haven't seen before that I thought was pretty cool: the no gravity areas where you could jump from any surface. The game itself is only scary if you expect it to play out like a Barbie game, and though it did give me the jibbers when an The story seems as though it came out of a horror video game making machine. The weapons are too overpowered. But the developers added something I haven't seen before that I thought was pretty cool: the no gravity areas where you could jump from any surface. The game itself is only scary if you expect it to play out like a Barbie game, and though it did give me the jibbers when an alien that I thought was dead took a decent chunk out of myu neck, I stopped being surprised by it after the 3rd one. But all of these criticisms I have for it I found easy to overlook because it played so well. I bought this for PS3 but also played it on PC at a friend's house, They are exactly the same, but it does play6 easier on the console. Both ways, the best way to kill aliens was to chop off a leg and stomp it to death. Expand
  22. StevenB.
    Nov 17, 2008
    10
    This is seriously one of the greatest games ever made. And I think it has elements that will appeal to most every type of gamer. First, it's a FPS, and it does that well. The weapons are amazingly creative, and while some may be turned off by the lack of traditional weapons like grenades and rocket launchers; don't be! You'll have much more fun using a spinning saw blade on This is seriously one of the greatest games ever made. And I think it has elements that will appeal to most every type of gamer. First, it's a FPS, and it does that well. The weapons are amazingly creative, and while some may be turned off by the lack of traditional weapons like grenades and rocket launchers; don't be! You'll have much more fun using a spinning saw blade on a tether that rips through enemies. The game also has elements of an RPG, where you purchase upgrades and decide how to level up your character's suit or weapons. The game is also not really linear as there are oftentimes multiple ways to go and multiple missions to address. For people that like linearity, or if you simply get lost, there's a breadcrumbs option that highlights the route you should take. And I haven't had any issues with the controls--at any level. I find them to be intuitive and extremely responsive; I really have no idea what people are complaining about. This is really the perfect game. It's immersive, beautiful, addictive, very creepy, and it has elements that all types of gamers will love. The only downside is the activation DRM. But that's the idiot executives at EA's fault--not the developers or creative crew. Expand
  23. ChrisF
    Nov 8, 2008
    9
    A great and totaly immersive game, best played in the dark with headphones. A slightly clunky control mechanism hightens the drama of the combat and works well with the overall experiance. It's let down by the forumlaic plot, but its so seemlessley sewn into the play that it's not to much of a loss. Had they got me to feel something for the npc's, made some of the A great and totaly immersive game, best played in the dark with headphones. A slightly clunky control mechanism hightens the drama of the combat and works well with the overall experiance. It's let down by the forumlaic plot, but its so seemlessley sewn into the play that it's not to much of a loss. Had they got me to feel something for the npc's, made some of the enviroments more convincingly lived in, or given it an intro with the same emotional impact as prey this could have easily been a 10. Expand
  24. RoccoS.
    Oct 21, 2008
    9
    Strangely, there has been talk of sluggish controls with this game. While it is true that he mouse movement sucks when using menus, this isn't a problem because when you are actually playing the game, there is "no lag..." For the people who keep complaining about the mouse, I think they are expecting an "unreal tournament" kind of response, and that wouldn't work with this game! Strangely, there has been talk of sluggish controls with this game. While it is true that he mouse movement sucks when using menus, this isn't a problem because when you are actually playing the game, there is "no lag..." For the people who keep complaining about the mouse, I think they are expecting an "unreal tournament" kind of response, and that wouldn't work with this game! The designers of this game should be given a lot of credit actually, because the way you move adds to the suspense of the game. Just ignore the mouse when you are using menus. This game is gorgeous, and MUCH BETTER than anything I've see come out this year in the sci-fi arena. Forget complaining about DRM, this is a great game. (And I hate DRM!) ... you won't regret purchasing this. (but make sure you have a fast system with good graphic card!). Expand
  25. GabrielX.
    Dec 18, 2008
    10
    I finish the game and now I'm playing it for second time and its really amazing, for me the best game of 2008. It has the elements to make a great horror history and for keep you playing to unlock new things. The graphics are great, you really feel that you are in the space; the sounds are very good too, always very atmospheric to create the tension over you in every place of the I finish the game and now I'm playing it for second time and its really amazing, for me the best game of 2008. It has the elements to make a great horror history and for keep you playing to unlock new things. The graphics are great, you really feel that you are in the space; the sounds are very good too, always very atmospheric to create the tension over you in every place of the ship. The creatures are creepy and some of them are fast and they coming for everywere, so you have to be ready all the time. Overall for any fan of horror games should have to play this game. Expand
  26. Rostifur
    Jan 28, 2009
    10
    Game was incredible... even thought at first I saw the third person and didn't like it I decided to give it a chance I am glad i did. It sounds like the people who didn't like it had issues adapting to the game play style. If they really sat down and learned they would have it was one of the best games of the year, Thanks to everyone who gave it a good review this game should Game was incredible... even thought at first I saw the third person and didn't like it I decided to give it a chance I am glad i did. It sounds like the people who didn't like it had issues adapting to the game play style. If they really sat down and learned they would have it was one of the best games of the year, Thanks to everyone who gave it a good review this game should have easily been a 90 on the meta but people refuse to give any ground on 1st person shooters, I say buy it. Expand
  27. Nov 4, 2012
    9
    I loved this game. It is atmospheric, aesthetically stunning, and the combat is fantastic. The sound engine is beautiful, and the music raises the tension dramatically. The one problem with the PC version is the awful AWFUL mouse controls. If you are using a mouse and keyboard, feel free to deduct a 2 or 3 from the score I am giving. I have a wired 360 controller to play with and it is anI loved this game. It is atmospheric, aesthetically stunning, and the combat is fantastic. The sound engine is beautiful, and the music raises the tension dramatically. The one problem with the PC version is the awful AWFUL mouse controls. If you are using a mouse and keyboard, feel free to deduct a 2 or 3 from the score I am giving. I have a wired 360 controller to play with and it is an absolute dream. The game is a stunning achievement regarding the horror franchise and I am happy to recommend it to anyone, with prior warning of the controls. Expand
  28. May 4, 2012
    9
    Once you figure out the controls and fix any mouse issue (if any)...this game is well worth it. It sucks you in and the ride is very fun if you like unnerving games with a decent story. Got issues with the movement? Learn how to get comfortable with it or you can join some of the others here who apparently can't get past it and ruin for themselves a very good ride of a game. Not everyoneOnce you figure out the controls and fix any mouse issue (if any)...this game is well worth it. It sucks you in and the ride is very fun if you like unnerving games with a decent story. Got issues with the movement? Learn how to get comfortable with it or you can join some of the others here who apparently can't get past it and ruin for themselves a very good ride of a game. Not everyone can overcome things in their lives, so this port might not be for you. Very replayable. Get it! Expand
  29. Jul 6, 2013
    8
    A (minor?) modern classic, reminds of System Shock and the original Resident Evil with a neat narrative thrown in. Sound and visual design is excellent and gameplay is sufficiently nerve-wracking at times thanks to the claustrophobic, over-the-shoulder 3rd person view and unintentionally unresponsive mouse controls.
  30. Aug 7, 2011
    9
    Let me put it this way: for a couple of days i could not play this game for more than an hour - so tense and scared it kept my sheety pants! :) Excellent graphics, excellent atmospheric sound, cool upgradable weapons and armour, horrific monsters, and a Classic Sci-Fi / Mysticism story makes this a Must-Have Game!
  31. Oct 31, 2011
    10
    Dead Space has saved gaming for me. Lately I've been buying games and not being able to complete them. Getting bored after 10 minutes and I've been thinking of quitting gaming altogether. Dead Space has shown me its that not that gaming is getting boring. Its just that in the few years we've be become inundated by a swatch of truly overpriced bad AAA games. Dead Space is classic and 10/10Dead Space has saved gaming for me. Lately I've been buying games and not being able to complete them. Getting bored after 10 minutes and I've been thinking of quitting gaming altogether. Dead Space has shown me its that not that gaming is getting boring. Its just that in the few years we've be become inundated by a swatch of truly overpriced bad AAA games. Dead Space is classic and 10/10 for me.

    I think anyone who doesn't find this game enjoyable is a stick in the mud.
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  32. Nov 1, 2011
    9
    Pure adreneline pulse pounding jump out of your skin action. Once you get used to the controls game on. This is a must for any gamer. If you love horror even if you hate TPS take it for a ride or you are missing out on a great and satisfying experience. I do wish the story was a bit beefier but what can you do, this game is still one of my favorites
  33. Feb 5, 2012
    9
    Greed game... had some bad moments but overall I loved it. It's more of an action game than a horror game, but the atmosphere still good and it does scare you in a frantic sort of way. PC version is well ported and optimised BUT you should use a controller as tbh the pc controls aren't really up to scratch,
  34. Oct 14, 2013
    0
    Worst PC port I've ever attempted to play. Mouse acceleration is awful, so gamepad is basically forced. But in-game v-sync causes the game to run awful, and disabling it causes screen tearing. Using my ATI's software to force v-sync and triple buffering fixes the graphics issues, but creates a bug that prevents me from going through a specific door that's required to progress the game.Worst PC port I've ever attempted to play. Mouse acceleration is awful, so gamepad is basically forced. But in-game v-sync causes the game to run awful, and disabling it causes screen tearing. Using my ATI's software to force v-sync and triple buffering fixes the graphics issues, but creates a bug that prevents me from going through a specific door that's required to progress the game. Google searching for fixes pretty much has run me into a dead end.

    After wrestling with the game for 30 minutes, I'm giving up. It's just not worth my time.
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  35. DaleF
    Jan 3, 2010
    8
    PROs: excellent graphics & creepy effects makes this on par with Doom3. Innovative navigation feature (where to go next) and 3D maps. Interesting and innovative maneuvers in zero-G (not something I
  36. SJT-Ruler*
    Feb 7, 2009
    8
    The controls are pretty bad, luckily, if you are an experienced PC Gamer, you will find the enemies rather slow so in the end you will be more of a horror to them then they are to you. Speaking of which, it's supposed to be a really scary game, but I can't say it is. Not one time I was scared. Well, only one time I thought "What the hell?" when I entered a vacuum in space and an The controls are pretty bad, luckily, if you are an experienced PC Gamer, you will find the enemies rather slow so in the end you will be more of a horror to them then they are to you. Speaking of which, it's supposed to be a really scary game, but I can't say it is. Not one time I was scared. Well, only one time I thought "What the hell?" when I entered a vacuum in space and an enemy suddenly hit me from behind a wall, but it didn't scare me. Other than that, often a sudden change in music or a roar from the enemy indicates that you are about to be ambushed. Not to mention that the area you are in will be in lockdown untill all enemies are complete, making it rather easy to know if there are still enemies left or not. The bosses look great, pretty epic. The last time I saw such fun bosses was in Crysis. Overall, the game is pretty enjoyable, and a good gameplay system. However, it only partly lives up to it's promises as it's factor for being scary is rather low. Expand
  37. Sudravirodhin
    Jul 31, 2009
    9
    The users who rated this game down because of slow mouse control obviously don't know how to use google. Hardware V-sync, rather than software v-sync, fixes the problem, and it's not that big a pain to do in the first place. Of course, if you're an impatient layperson then it's quite difficult indeed, so I don't blame them. Regardless, if you're an The users who rated this game down because of slow mouse control obviously don't know how to use google. Hardware V-sync, rather than software v-sync, fixes the problem, and it's not that big a pain to do in the first place. Of course, if you're an impatient layperson then it's quite difficult indeed, so I don't blame them. Regardless, if you're an intelligent PC gamer and can change an option in video settings, you should be satisfied with the scariest FPS on the PC since Half-Life 1. The only complaint to be had is infinitesimally small plot holes that, if overlooked, still leave the player satisfied after round 1. Round 2, here I come! Expand
  38. RC
    Aug 9, 2009
    9
    I'm a PC gamer, but I had a 360 lying around so I bought this for console instead. First off this is a console game...not PC. So crappy controls are going to be a definite on a console import. However, this is how all games should be crafted. This game has been in development for years and EA spent over a million dollars on developing this game. First off the story is great. The game I'm a PC gamer, but I had a 360 lying around so I bought this for console instead. First off this is a console game...not PC. So crappy controls are going to be a definite on a console import. However, this is how all games should be crafted. This game has been in development for years and EA spent over a million dollars on developing this game. First off the story is great. The game is actually scary, and it succeeds at making you piss yourself. Voice acting s good, hell everything except bad PC controls are good. My only complaint is that EA should of developed good PC controls, but otherwise buy it it's worth the money. 9 out of 10. Expand
  39. Mikep
    Jan 19, 2010
    7
    Underwhelming. It started out with a lot of potential and slowly leveled out in mediocrity. The way the controls operate is different but highly functional. The angle at which the camera is set above the right shoulder makes it extremely difficult to accurately orient yourself behind objects and usually had me moving about a foot too far to the left. Now usually this isn't a problem, Underwhelming. It started out with a lot of potential and slowly leveled out in mediocrity. The way the controls operate is different but highly functional. The angle at which the camera is set above the right shoulder makes it extremely difficult to accurately orient yourself behind objects and usually had me moving about a foot too far to the left. Now usually this isn't a problem, but when that one foot is say...in front of a meteor shower that kills you instantly or in front of the exhaust from a spaceships main thrusters; it gets to be annoying reloading the game two or three times because the insight that maybe you need perspective to gauge distance effectively to not die didn't occur to the developers. The visuals are very good in this game, it offers some very unique and tense environments you'd be hard pressed to see recreated elsewhere; the Zero-G segments are very cool and very accurate as is the vacuum segments. The sound is stellar in this game, I bring this up next because the vacuum segments are almost completely soundless, you can only hear your own breathing and some of the vibrations from your weapons on the outside of the suit. the rest of the sound production is extremely well done; from the horror orchestration to the scratching of claws behind double thick bulkheads it'll test your surround sound very well. Unfortunately, the worst part of the game is probably the storyline; it consists of a reason to bring you to the "big scary space ship" and the rest is composed of what awful place you have to go to find a computer component to open the next door. Any character development is split between the two bookends on either side of the actual game. I actually forgot why the main character was in this situation by the time I got to the end because it's never mentioned again until practically before the credits roll...and I beat the game in slightly less than eight hours on medium. The one furiously aggravating part about this game is that you are continuously separated from catching the "bad guy" by various windows throughout the game, CONSTANTLY. You will exit a room you just fixed only to the have the door lock and the "bad guy" appear on the inside of the room destroying everything you just did and belittling you while he does it and you just have to play along, criminally annoying. Expand
  40. robs.
    Oct 30, 2008
    9
    this game is is pretty darn scary, fun and very interesting. the graphics really aren't all that great and there are tons of low res textures but overall the game has a nice atmosphere. the mouse and keyboard are perfect as long as the in game vsync is off. you need to play this on a widescreen because the over the shoulder perspective can make you a little queasy on a regular 4:3 or this game is is pretty darn scary, fun and very interesting. the graphics really aren't all that great and there are tons of low res textures but overall the game has a nice atmosphere. the mouse and keyboard are perfect as long as the in game vsync is off. you need to play this on a widescreen because the over the shoulder perspective can make you a little queasy on a regular 4:3 or 5:4 monitor. also any card above an 8500gt could easily handle this game so its great for those that don't have high end gaming comps. Expand
  41. AE
    Dec 21, 2009
    9
    This must be the best horror / survival FPS (as far as it's a shooter) I've ever played. For some reason the game came up with a lot of different things to do to get me on the edge of my chair, unlike the novelty scary games where you push buttons, lights go off and the same monster spawns behind you, over and over again... Also, they didn't make it pitch black 95% of the This must be the best horror / survival FPS (as far as it's a shooter) I've ever played. For some reason the game came up with a lot of different things to do to get me on the edge of my chair, unlike the novelty scary games where you push buttons, lights go off and the same monster spawns behind you, over and over again... Also, they didn't make it pitch black 95% of the game, which is a very big plus. The HUD and other interactive items were brilliant, the graphics were pretty good, the sound effects and tense music was awesome and the variety in objectives, scenery, thrilling moments, weaponry and tactics were overall terrific. Replay value is maybe once to none, considering you know what's going to happen (roughly). Only big minus I'd give, but doesn't have to do a lot with the game, is the DRM. Eventhough there's a revoke tool available. Expand
  42. RichardL
    May 13, 2009
    9
    Even though I've just played it for about three hours, I already like it. MUCH. I had to get used to the third person camera, but that didn't take too long (20 minutes). The graphics, environment, enemies (+their deaths) and sounds are brilliant. Even though I have played Doom 3 twice, it doesn't feel the same at all to me! Only thing I'll just have to see later on is Even though I've just played it for about three hours, I already like it. MUCH. I had to get used to the third person camera, but that didn't take too long (20 minutes). The graphics, environment, enemies (+their deaths) and sounds are brilliant. Even though I have played Doom 3 twice, it doesn't feel the same at all to me! Only thing I'll just have to see later on is the chance of getting bored because of the repetitive action... But who get's bored of shooting limbs off..? Anyway, small pointer to everyone who thinks the mouse lags too much: Try turning Vsync off, this seems to work according to the Gamespot review, though you might end up with glitches this way. Expand
  43. NickH
    May 25, 2009
    9
    I, personally, find this top be and extremely entertaining game. Don't complain about the controls, you can EDIT those. Seriously, anyway, my ONLY complaint about this game is slight repetitivity after the first playthrough. The Necromorphs are very detailed and very gruesome, (pretty awesome there), the story could do with some more depth but its still pretty cool. The characters I, personally, find this top be and extremely entertaining game. Don't complain about the controls, you can EDIT those. Seriously, anyway, my ONLY complaint about this game is slight repetitivity after the first playthrough. The Necromorphs are very detailed and very gruesome, (pretty awesome there), the story could do with some more depth but its still pretty cool. The characters are great, seeing as there's only 5 other that the Necromorphs. 9/10. Expand
  44. MichaelS
    Nov 14, 2008
    9
    Long has Capcom been the herald of horror. And to the benefit of all horror genre fans out there...Capcom no longer has the luxury of resting on their laurels. EA has managed to create a game that not only is a great game on it's own...but has at last put blood back into the life of a genre that IMHO has been abysmal for the past couple of years. Dead Space is not a masterpiece, but Long has Capcom been the herald of horror. And to the benefit of all horror genre fans out there...Capcom no longer has the luxury of resting on their laurels. EA has managed to create a game that not only is a great game on it's own...but has at last put blood back into the life of a genre that IMHO has been abysmal for the past couple of years. Dead Space is not a masterpiece, but it is masterfully done. I should add that though I don't much like EA as a publisher or developer, I am an avid fan of Dead Space. Indeed the worst part of all this is that I will probably benchmark newer titles to Dead Space. Expand
  45. xanej
    Dec 15, 2008
    10
    This is an amazing game and bryan T dosent know what the fuck he is talking about, it dosent tkae long at all to kill enemys you just have to aim for the legs and thats it, if thats hard for you then yea ud probly hate it, but if you are able to overcome meager obstacles like that and are unlike bryan who goes into the game hateing it because its thrid person then you wont like it i This is an amazing game and bryan T dosent know what the fuck he is talking about, it dosent tkae long at all to kill enemys you just have to aim for the legs and thats it, if thats hard for you then yea ud probly hate it, but if you are able to overcome meager obstacles like that and are unlike bryan who goes into the game hateing it because its thrid person then you wont like it i guess. Game is awesome, story is amazing, espacially if you watch the animated movie first, the game picks up right wher the movie leaves off. you get upgrades to ur weapons and new suits as the game progresses and this game is just fuking nuts, play it, trust me. Expand
  46. DanD
    Dec 16, 2009
    9
    What a frightening game! The story alone is worth making a movie about. Oh wait; they did! It's more of like a short film actually, it's about an hour and 15 minutes long but its gives you an idea about the events that lead up to you and your poor crew. They don't even see it coming. I was hooked from the moment i poped in the disc. The idea of no HUD is nice too. The What a frightening game! The story alone is worth making a movie about. Oh wait; they did! It's more of like a short film actually, it's about an hour and 15 minutes long but its gives you an idea about the events that lead up to you and your poor crew. They don't even see it coming. I was hooked from the moment i poped in the disc. The idea of no HUD is nice too. The replay value is second to none. Every subsequent time you start a new game you get to keep your upgraded weapons and armor!! A must have. Expand
  47. ClitoL
    Dec 28, 2009
    10
    Having played to the end, Dead Space one of my best experiences with games until now.
  48. Oct 31, 2010
    10
    A great game, very intense all the way to the end. It is a scary game but you get used to all that scariness when you get used to the game. The missions are alot of fun and very inventive. The graphics are very awesome and really get you into the game more. The sounds in the game make it really creepy to walk down a hall. The gameplay takes getting used to because you have to deal withA great game, very intense all the way to the end. It is a scary game but you get used to all that scariness when you get used to the game. The missions are alot of fun and very inventive. The graphics are very awesome and really get you into the game more. The sounds in the game make it really creepy to walk down a hall. The gameplay takes getting used to because you have to deal with looking behind the character the whole time. The story is very good and is not hard to follow. Its one of those games you have to play twice to fully understand everything. It is a great game and a perfect length for this type of game. I loved playing it! Get it and you wont regret it! Expand
  49. Sep 29, 2010
    9
    Dead Space is a classic, reminding me of an Aliens movie style setting and making it very cool & unique. I really loved this game and almost freaked when they indicated that Dead Space 2 may not come to the PC, thank goodness they changed their minds! My only gripe (likely from many others) is the mouse controls were so screwy (did the vsync thing to fix gameplay but then menuDead Space is a classic, reminding me of an Aliens movie style setting and making it very cool & unique. I really loved this game and almost freaked when they indicated that Dead Space 2 may not come to the PC, thank goodness they changed their minds! My only gripe (likely from many others) is the mouse controls were so screwy (did the vsync thing to fix gameplay but then menu interactions sucked). It was EXTREMELY disappointing that EA never issued a patch or seemed to care about the PC version. I honestly hope they show the PC more love in the sequel (I won't be holding my breath). Expand
  50. Jan 12, 2011
    9
    This game was great, to bad it had to end, but a nice twist at the end. If you have played games like resident evil, this game will seem familiar but different. There are times where you will constantly be looking behind you hoping an enemy is not sneaking up behind you and then you let your guard down and bam. Unlike most shooters were you aim and shoot for the head and the enemy is done,This game was great, to bad it had to end, but a nice twist at the end. If you have played games like resident evil, this game will seem familiar but different. There are times where you will constantly be looking behind you hoping an enemy is not sneaking up behind you and then you let your guard down and bam. Unlike most shooters were you aim and shoot for the head and the enemy is done, that's the last thing you want to aim for because the enemy will transform into something more deadlier. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the game, the constant tension will draw you into the game, the combat is great but can get a lil old toward the end, and the enemy's are great, The character you play may not ever speak a word but he does not need to. I think it's great how they incorporate the health bar on the spine of your character and the ammo count is project on the side of the gun, its nice that hud is simple and does not distract you from whats going on,If your a fan of sci fi movies such as the thing, and alien this is the game for you. There are some draw backs though, eventually you start to figure out where some enemies will spawn, wish there was more enemy types. I wish there were more weapons but the few that are there do an admirable job. There is not much other things to complain about this game, i think, is great. Expand
  51. Apr 27, 2013
    9
    First of all, it’s mandatory to use a PS3 or 360 controller with motioninjoy software to play Dead Space 1. But besides the horrible pc controls, this is the best survival-horror game I've ever played (until Dead Space 2). The story is phenomenal, and has some unpredictable twists, but the gameplay is what really amazed me. It makes a game like Resident Evil 5 (and maybe even 4) look likeFirst of all, it’s mandatory to use a PS3 or 360 controller with motioninjoy software to play Dead Space 1. But besides the horrible pc controls, this is the best survival-horror game I've ever played (until Dead Space 2). The story is phenomenal, and has some unpredictable twists, but the gameplay is what really amazed me. It makes a game like Resident Evil 5 (and maybe even 4) look like garbage. With the correct settings, this game will run at a solid 60 frames per second with no hitching or stuttering. Whoever hasn't played this is missing out on a spectacular gaming experience. Expand
  52. Koo
    Mar 16, 2012
    6
    A good game overall, Dead Space is hampered by its clunky controls. When moving the character you play, he moves faster when looking along the horizontal (X) axis than the vertical (Y) axis. Also, you look around in a lurching or reeling way rather than smoothly as in other third person shooter (TPS) or first person shooters (FPS). If you're worried (as I was) that if you play this gameA good game overall, Dead Space is hampered by its clunky controls. When moving the character you play, he moves faster when looking along the horizontal (X) axis than the vertical (Y) axis. Also, you look around in a lurching or reeling way rather than smoothly as in other third person shooter (TPS) or first person shooters (FPS). If you're worried (as I was) that if you play this game you won't be able to sleep at night, put your fears to bed (pun intended - ha!). I would describe Dead Space as an atmospheric game, not a scary one (Amnesia: The Dark Descent, on the other hand, IS a scary game). While I like this game overall, I can't rate it better than a 7 due to the motion sickness I experience from the camera movements. The feeling of nausea it produces prevents me from rating the game higher than a 6. Try the demo. If you don't feel sick (literally) playing it, this game could be a 9 for you. For me, it's a 6. Expand
  53. Apr 23, 2011
    10
    Overall I really enjoyed this game, I tried a few things to get into it and couldn't get past the **** mouse controls and the fact that it felt like a console port (which it is). The fact that I only paid a few quid for it on Steam meant it didn't bother me as much, but they should have picked up on the control thing.

    However, when Dead Space 2 came out I thought I would give it another
    Overall I really enjoyed this game, I tried a few things to get into it and couldn't get past the **** mouse controls and the fact that it felt like a console port (which it is). The fact that I only paid a few quid for it on Steam meant it didn't bother me as much, but they should have picked up on the control thing.

    However, when Dead Space 2 came out I thought I would give it another try and decided to play as a console player, PC connected to the TV and using an Xbox controller. The controls took a little getting used to but then I soon got the hand of it. In a way slightly more difficult control method added to the atmosphere in a similar way that the Wii controls added to the Resident Evil 4 experience.
    The game itself seemed incredibly long and is very atmospheric, it reminded me somewhat of Event Horizon and is very gory. Overall worth a punt if you are willing to make a few concessions.
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  54. Mar 18, 2014
    4
    There's some promise to this but on PC the controls are too annoying to be playable. It's also not scary at all, not sure who really found this scary. The challenge is turning your big, clumsy protagonist in the right direction in time, nothing more. The game is way too linear and the encounters are too predictable. It could probably have been good but it ends up being a much worse copy of Doom3.
  55. Jul 5, 2011
    7
    this game scared the **** out of me and I don't scare easily it really reminded my of the alien anomaly in the movie Thing. The story in this game is short though i still enjoyed it, Graphics are great, Weapons are nothing like I have ever seen, mechanics are simply and did i mention i almost crapped my pants playing this game, its really freaky really, don't play this game if you havethis game scared the **** out of me and I don't scare easily it really reminded my of the alien anomaly in the movie Thing. The story in this game is short though i still enjoyed it, Graphics are great, Weapons are nothing like I have ever seen, mechanics are simply and did i mention i almost crapped my pants playing this game, its really freaky really, don't play this game if you have heart conditions. Expand
  56. Oct 21, 2011
    8
    Dead Space is a good action game. It has a thrilling atmosphere even though it isn't so scary as I supposed it to be. Also dismembering large packs of grotesque monsters is very rewarding. Main drawbacks are controls (you can't use arrow keys to move e.g.) and mouse movement is unwieldy.
  57. Sep 16, 2011
    8
    Tight tunels. Weak weapon in your hand. Horrible creatures above and below you. yes, Dead Space, despite of predictable horror tricks, shows, how modern survival horrors looks like.
  58. Nov 5, 2011
    8
    I've had a pretty good time with this game, although it's got it's flaws, for the most part it is so well executed they are entirely forgiven.

    First things first, there are a few minor technical issues, seemingly more of an issue for some users than they were for me. Sure enough, a common problem with many console ports it seems is V-Sync related mouse lag, a real party pooper. I had it
    I've had a pretty good time with this game, although it's got it's flaws, for the most part it is so well executed they are entirely forgiven.

    First things first, there are a few minor technical issues, seemingly more of an issue for some users than they were for me. Sure enough, a common problem with many console ports it seems is V-Sync related mouse lag, a real party pooper. I had it with Deus Ex Human Revolution (just used a 360 controller instead, no lag there) and sure enough I had it with Dead Space, however disabling V-Sync removed the lag and boosted the framerate quite significantly. There are a few jagged edges (the game doesn't allow variable anti-aliasing settings) but it still looks better than it does on the consoles, so I won't complain.

    Technical issues aside, there are some interesting 'tributes' to a certain 1999 classic, System Shock 2. Aside from the obvious setting similarities, and occasional gameplay comparisons that could be made, there are very significant parts of plot that are basically lifted from that older game (an entire mission on the hydroponics deck is basically the same as it appears in SS2), which isn't any great sin, but it's indicative of a generally derivative tone for the bulk of the game. The monsters are largely a mixture between the creature effects from John Carpenters film 'The Thing', and the Los Ganados from Resident Evil 4. Again, nothing terribly wrong with this, they are imaginatively rendered and truly gruesome, but still, not particularly original.

    The games visuals are stunningly realised, the game is simply gorgeous. The atmosphere is unrelentingly pressurised, making the game deeply tense throughout, with many scares of the typically jumpy variety underpinned by genuine discomfort. The sound design is superb, with a cacophany of terrible screams, moans, rumblings and sounds of all things liquid bursting, popping and spilling everywhere. The weapons, though there are few of them, feel suitably powerful and quite capable all of them at dismembering enemies - though some rather rough physics tends to make body parts and other objects sort of flop and roll around quite comically, the high volume of blood and accompanying squishy noises tends to nullify any distraction this might cause.

    The game is a reasonable length, though not particularly long, and reasonably challenging on 'Normal' difficulty, though the learning curve is somewhat steep at the beginning (prepare to die often for the first hour or two), it balances out and eventually becomes perhaps a little easy once you get the hang of managing your weapons and ammunition properly.

    Items are at first quite sparse, and upgrades (via 'power nodes') are a slow but sure process for weapons and your suit armour, but later in the game, when weapons are powered up, less ammunition is needed, and so you tend to end up with an abundance of it in my experience. There is something of an imbalance, but it is not dreadful - after all, despite the game becoming less plainly difficult, there are many sections that will still get your adrenaline pounding as some truly horrific creatures come bounding towards you, eyes-a-glowing.

    So, a fun game, with some niggly flaws but on the whole there is little that could actually be described as being 'bad' about the game, but it could be more original and there is room for improvement - of which, so far, Dead Space 2 has in some ways definitely fixed, but there are other things that the first game gets right that the sequel does not (I'm past the half-way point already with DS2 after only maybe three or four hours worth - this game is definitely going to be over quickly, whereas DS1 is slower paced and more tense).

    A very good game, but perhaps not quite original enough to be a true classic.
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  59. Oct 28, 2011
    8
    When I first picked up this game I faced similar issues as many other players on the PC platform. As I booted up the campaign and got approximately 4 minutes into the game I began to ask myself, "what sort of mad drunken sailor came up with the controls?" Even with rebinding I found myself wobbling down corridors and frequently pressing keys I'd always attributed as safety keys becoming aWhen I first picked up this game I faced similar issues as many other players on the PC platform. As I booted up the campaign and got approximately 4 minutes into the game I began to ask myself, "what sort of mad drunken sailor came up with the controls?" Even with rebinding I found myself wobbling down corridors and frequently pressing keys I'd always attributed as safety keys becoming a pain as Isaac would end up trying to force pull a necromorph towards me. Also as an aside, what sort of game outside of strict RPGs doesn't allow you to jump?! But putting my initial frustrations aside I will say this, Deadspace delivers on the scare while keeping things entertaining enough to mask the generally linear game play. In my first go around of play I found out very early on that ammo and health become a rarity into the later levels and a restart later saw me utilizing the vault much more frequently in the stores to store precious ammo and other goodies for later undertakings. I found that the story-line was very compelling and the few plot twists late in the game, while potentially obvious to somebody more intuitive than myself, were quite welcome and enjoyable in a gaming scene where you can usually see conclusions coming a mile away. The range of weapons was quite good and while I chose not to use them due to the randomization of ammo drops based on your arsenal, I found there were multiple ways to dismember and destroy. Overall once you can get used to the awkward controls (I'd recommend going through the first level on easy to get yourself settled then restarting on a harder difficulty) the story line is interesting enough to keep you playing, the puzzles are just difficult enough for interest but not so hard that you're pulling your hair out trying to figure out what to do, and the game play (controls aside) is a good mix of fright and fight to keep you on your toes. Honestly, I was so curious to find out what happened to Isaac at the end of the first game that I had to go out and buy the second one! Generally a good game for the horror/sci-fi fans out there and the control issues were greatly improved for #2. Expand
  60. Oct 27, 2013
    8
    Great survival space horror with some genuinely tense moments. It may be a console port but the UI and controls are intuitive enough for it to not matter.
  61. Jan 4, 2012
    8
    When I first started playing the game the controls seemed a bit off. It had a noticeable delay. I made some tweaks to the sensitivity, but it didn't really fix it much. It was kinda of annoying for a while, but after the first 2 chapters I got used to it. Aside from the controls, the game was glorious. The detail in the levels and aliens were astounding. They didn't skimp on anything itWhen I first started playing the game the controls seemed a bit off. It had a noticeable delay. I made some tweaks to the sensitivity, but it didn't really fix it much. It was kinda of annoying for a while, but after the first 2 chapters I got used to it. Aside from the controls, the game was glorious. The detail in the levels and aliens were astounding. They didn't skimp on anything it seemed. The cinematic sequences were so well done. I loved dieing just so i could watch the aliens nom my face off. No 2 deaths were the same. This game also has a very high fear factor. It keeps you on edge the whole game. You never know whats gunna pop around that corner. If you can overlook the the slightly laggy controls, you'll definitely be able to enjoy this game. Expand
  62. Feb 15, 2013
    9
    This is a must-play for just about everyone. It shows us just how captivating a new environment and world can be. The faceless and speechless protagonist allows you to put yourself in his shoes or allows you to imagine in your mind how he must be reacting to the horrors he witnesses. Either way, you get to explore a creepy derelict ship and uncover bit by bit exactly what happened here andThis is a must-play for just about everyone. It shows us just how captivating a new environment and world can be. The faceless and speechless protagonist allows you to put yourself in his shoes or allows you to imagine in your mind how he must be reacting to the horrors he witnesses. Either way, you get to explore a creepy derelict ship and uncover bit by bit exactly what happened here and what went wrong. The combat mechanics are pretty innovative and the guns are somewhat interesting but what really shines in this game is the slow discovery of an entirely new world. Expand
  63. Jul 22, 2012
    9
    Just take your damn money and buy this game! At first controls will be hard like driving a fat ass, and maybe you won't **** your pants like you did on Doom 3. But you will have a ball during the 12 chapters. Probably you'll find things which could be better. Rest assured, you will find them improved in Dead Space 2!
    Small range of weapons (I just used the initial weapon throughout the
    Just take your damn money and buy this game! At first controls will be hard like driving a fat ass, and maybe you won't **** your pants like you did on Doom 3. But you will have a ball during the 12 chapters. Probably you'll find things which could be better. Rest assured, you will find them improved in Dead Space 2!
    Small range of weapons (I just used the initial weapon throughout the whole game) and many limbs to cut off. Gameplay is varied by zero gravity sections and some walk in open space.
    Plot is awesome even when falling in cliches.
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  64. Jul 25, 2012
    9
    This game hits the horror pacing wonderfully. Slightly too much lag in the mouse controls for aiming, but once you get used to it, it's fine. If you want to play a fun game, and you want to FEEL what you're playing, turn the lights off, put on some headphones, and get ready to feel it. Oh, I'd start with easy till you get the game down. ;) A friend recently bought me dead space andThis game hits the horror pacing wonderfully. Slightly too much lag in the mouse controls for aiming, but once you get used to it, it's fine. If you want to play a fun game, and you want to FEEL what you're playing, turn the lights off, put on some headphones, and get ready to feel it. Oh, I'd start with easy till you get the game down. ;) A friend recently bought me dead space and dead space 2 from a sale. It's definitely my favorite series now. Expand
  65. May 31, 2013
    9
    This game is tremendous. It has issues running on Windows 7 but some kind soul figured out the correct setting files to fix its issues and posted it on Steam. So aside from that technical issue I can say that:

    -Voice acting is solid -Plot and narrative is well constructed -Its quite gore filled and creepy so expect a strong horror vibe and its not for a weak stomach -The weapons
    This game is tremendous. It has issues running on Windows 7 but some kind soul figured out the correct setting files to fix its issues and posted it on Steam. So aside from that technical issue I can say that:

    -Voice acting is solid
    -Plot and narrative is well constructed
    -Its quite gore filled and creepy so expect a strong horror vibe and its not for a weak stomach
    -The weapons and game play are FANTASTIC
    -Great opportunities to customize weapons and your suit
    -Incredible sound and graphics

    I just can't recommend this game enough if you like shooters that require thinking and wise resource use. Its a challenging game but very well crafted and is so enjoyable to play. I would say to look for it on sale got mine with DS2 for $10. $5 for this game is such a complete steal. If you missed the earlier sale I am sure that Steam will put it on sale again. Would be worth $30 easily as I am 7 chapters in of 12 and have played for 13 hours and expect to play for at least another 10 hours.
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  66. Nov 8, 2013
    4
    I have started playing this game because of some friends that kept praising it, despite the fact that I had already tried once before and got away from it in the first 5 minutes due to the horrid controls and the camera POV which really sucks.
    Now, plenty of people that gave lower marks here can agree with me that the controls are totally horrible. The camera angle is also a handicap for
    I have started playing this game because of some friends that kept praising it, despite the fact that I had already tried once before and got away from it in the first 5 minutes due to the horrid controls and the camera POV which really sucks.
    Now, plenty of people that gave lower marks here can agree with me that the controls are totally horrible. The camera angle is also a handicap for the player, and if I hate something, it's games that are difficult because they handicap the player, thus cheating in a way, and not because there are better or stronger enemies, which would be normal.
    On Easy I felt like Doom 3 on normal. The controls contributed to that and the camera's 3rd person POV shoulder cam instead of GTA/Max Payne/Tomb Raider style 3rd person gameplay, which I love.
    As for the story, it's sort of like a B-movie which has the action stretched on over 9 hours. That's how long it took, 9 hours on easy. I wouldn't complain if they wouldn't have stretched it so much. Every time you completed a mission and were suddenly one step ahead BANG life support is off, or hull is breached, or your cat died. Something like that.
    And the ending was again stretched too much, just to create something difficult for the player, and delay the inevitable (which was using Cheat Engine to add ammo so that I never run out, frak the devs!). I kept finding credits, and stasis modules, and also those tiny microprocessors or power nodes, all of those being useless in the final level, where you don't have a store anymore to exchange them for money and then ammunition. Highly illogical and again a cheat from the AI/devs part.

    The only really positive side was the upgrade system for the armor, and maybe the environments.

    Also, this game is advertised as horror SF. It's not. It's just a bad SF, nothing horror besides some weird looking mutants.

    If you want a good SF horror, play DOOM 3 or any Alien versus Predator game. Hell, play Doom 1 and 2, they're a thousand times better than Dead Space. Another good option would be F.E.A.R. 1 and 2, which are really good in the horror shooter part. As for a good SF, try Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Star Wars Kotor or Mass Effect. They're not all shooters (the last two are RPGs), but they're much better. Just don't touch this thing, please, you will lose at least 9 hours in which you could have played Call of Duty.

    Yes, even Call of Duty, aka FIFA with guns (because it has a new instance each year) is better than this. And I haven't played Call of Duty since the 3rd Modern Warfare...
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  67. Dec 20, 2012
    10
    Probably the best game I've ever played! I love the storyline, I love the atmosphere, I love the "look" of it, the graphics, the sounds.... It simply doesn't get any better than this... That should only be if they made it in first person view :)
  68. Apr 8, 2013
    9
    I rate this game at 9.5; it excels in all categories. Although this game was released in '08, the graphics are amazing. This game is Alien (movie), Doom 3, and Resident Evil all wrapped into one.
  69. Jul 7, 2013
    10
    One of the scariest games of all time! A must buy for every horror game fan out there!
    This is another classic example of what a survival horror game should be, the same goes with the pre-RE5 resident evil games. The Dead Space series also continues this along the way, even the 3d one is amazing. Also, if you are a PC gamer, don't worry about anything if you have a 120hz monitor, it fixes
    One of the scariest games of all time! A must buy for every horror game fan out there!
    This is another classic example of what a survival horror game should be, the same goes with the pre-RE5 resident evil games. The Dead Space series also continues this along the way, even the 3d one is amazing. Also, if you are a PC gamer, don't worry about anything if you have a 120hz monitor, it fixes all the problems PC gamers are experiencing, just turn it up to 120hz.
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  70. May 12, 2013
    9
    Very exciting game! Keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire game! Then when the necromorph pops out you hop back in your seat. While losing your socks in the process just 1 problem, I wish they had multi-player on this one like on the 2nd one. (Well that's just kind of an opinion really) but anyways the sensitivity on here is ridiculous. I have to turn it down to the most possibleVery exciting game! Keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire game! Then when the necromorph pops out you hop back in your seat. While losing your socks in the process just 1 problem, I wish they had multi-player on this one like on the 2nd one. (Well that's just kind of an opinion really) but anyways the sensitivity on here is ridiculous. I have to turn it down to the most possible it can go still it's not enough! Another problem is that it has so much memory required and so the audio cracks up here and there. Just minor problems but that doesn't mean I won't stop playing Expand
  71. Aug 21, 2013
    8
    From the very beginning of the game, Dead Space is one giant thrill ride. The game play is fresh (killing stuff with mining equipment is just too cool) and some of the disturbing images will stay with you for a while. The horror aspect is top notch leaving the thought in your mind that you are never safe while giving the actual encounters a special degree of unpredictability. Graphics areFrom the very beginning of the game, Dead Space is one giant thrill ride. The game play is fresh (killing stuff with mining equipment is just too cool) and some of the disturbing images will stay with you for a while. The horror aspect is top notch leaving the thought in your mind that you are never safe while giving the actual encounters a special degree of unpredictability. Graphics are great, controls work fine, but it does get a little tiring seeing the same sections of the ship over and over. Dead Space is a solid 8, maybe a 9 if the combat was a little better. Expand
  72. Dec 10, 2013
    1
    The game is broken. Few hours into the game you will encouter a gamebreaker that is still not fixed so save your money for something else. That is if you manage at all to get that far cause the game glitches like crazy. Cant believe this kind of ***t can be even released at all but there you go. Stay. Away.
  73. Feb 9, 2014
    4
    Not a fan of horror when the main focus of the aspect is random things popping up with ear-screeching music. Also not a fan of the shallowness of the main character. He could've been a robot with how cold his character was (except for the incredibly passionate foot stomp). The story? Eh. I started making up my own story. In mine, I was an alien exterminator hired to rid the ship of a peskyNot a fan of horror when the main focus of the aspect is random things popping up with ear-screeching music. Also not a fan of the shallowness of the main character. He could've been a robot with how cold his character was (except for the incredibly passionate foot stomp). The story? Eh. I started making up my own story. In mine, I was an alien exterminator hired to rid the ship of a pesky infestation with annoying clients that kept making me go above and beyond my duties with tasks they were to lazy to complete themselves. I know many love the game, but it's definitely not for me. Oh, and the port was horribly done, especially the keyboard and mouse controls. There were times where I had to hit the reload button several times to get the action going...even while standing around and doing absolutely nothing but hitting reload. Which brings me to another point, the reloading time (after dying) was horrendous! Made me play more carefully not because I wanted to avoid dying, but because I didn't want to wait for the full minute it takes to reload after. And yes, my computer goes above and beyond the requirements so certainly not the issue (many others have discussed this).

    Certainly better games out there that are worth 14-18 hours of time investment.
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  74. Aug 10, 2014
    7
    Bought this from Steam Sale. I had no expectations really.

    At first I was very disappointed with the PC version. It was a horrible port with game breaking bugs; like **** up physics when your FPS is unlocked. Or the Vsync locking the FPS at just 30. I needed a 3rd party software to get the FPS stay at 60 just to make the game playable. That also fixed the issues with mouse, which alone
    Bought this from Steam Sale. I had no expectations really.

    At first I was very disappointed with the PC version. It was a horrible port with game breaking bugs; like **** up physics when your FPS is unlocked. Or the Vsync locking the FPS at just 30. I needed a 3rd party software to get the FPS stay at 60 just to make the game playable. That also fixed the issues with mouse, which alone were making the game unplayable.

    Once I got actually started with the game I was hooked instantly. Every step felt dangerous and enemies couldn't be stopped with a single bullet to the head. Overall the game play was decent, but controls were a bit clunky. While I kinda dislike quick-time events and **** something could have been done about stomping enemies or punching them, it felt pretty random and frustrating at times.. the lack of control.

    There were some puzzles in this game. Some them were fun, but challenging and some were just bad; simple, but with annoying mechanics. Overall they added some nice variation to the game.

    The game looked decent for a 360 port...there were times though where I wished they would have allowed PC to have much higher shadow resolution for example, but it wasn't too annoying except in a couple of scenes.

    I really liked the Ishimura as a location. It was dark and industrial. I didn't really like how scripted everything was though. There were times you see enemies lurking, but they're flagged as invulnerable. They also always come from the same spot with the same timing, so if you died you just get frustrated to repeat the same scripted stuff.

    I'm not a huge lore-geek, but I thought the writing was of good quality. There were also tapes and notes from the NPCs to be found to add into that, for those who like to find more about the world.

    With all the issues in the rushed PC version I can't really give it more than 7. It was still worth the 4€ or whatever it costed, but at 50€ this game would have been very disappointing.
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  75. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    Although every chapter of this game makes me exhausted, I think it is one of the best games I've ever played. The selling point of this game is neither horror nor disgusting, but the combination of these two plus a very challenging style of gameplay makes dead space really a game that can really catch every nerves of the player. Sometimes, many necromorphs (your enemies in the game)Although every chapter of this game makes me exhausted, I think it is one of the best games I've ever played. The selling point of this game is neither horror nor disgusting, but the combination of these two plus a very challenging style of gameplay makes dead space really a game that can really catch every nerves of the player. Sometimes, many necromorphs (your enemies in the game) suddenly come in your face when you just about to relax, and the producers really know how to make the players 'suffer'...and there are many technical object for you to complete, and some of them require you to work under zero gravity, where you even have to walk on the roof, and necromorphs may appears right in front of you, which really challenge your sense of dimension. Even in easy mode, the game is hard to play, thus makes me even more nervous when facing the necromorphs. The overall mood of the game is not too depressed, but there are so many things can scare you, and keep you nervous for every single second. The bonus is that you could even be more satisfied with your real life after playing this game, the reason is obvious. However, I don't recommend teens play this game, because it is too bloody and scary. Expand
  76. Jul 21, 2011
    8
    A cleverly made game, although not as scary as I hoped but I jumped a few times. I see a lot of complaining about the PC port here but I found the game perfectly playable, just some getting used to at first (but it would be better with a wider view). The story is good and contains a few nice twists, the graphics and environment designs are quite nice (I liked the fact that there's noA cleverly made game, although not as scary as I hoped but I jumped a few times. I see a lot of complaining about the PC port here but I found the game perfectly playable, just some getting used to at first (but it would be better with a wider view). The story is good and contains a few nice twists, the graphics and environment designs are quite nice (I liked the fact that there's no hud), and no need of a super computer. I liked the "no gravity" gameplay, but it can get really confusing as to finding the ground again and since you don't have a wide view (which is okay in small corridors) it is difficult to spot enemies. I found the objective track clever and very useful as it allows you to know exactly where to go. Being able to upgrade your equipment as you wish and to dispose your inventory as you see fit is quite nice. There's about 12 chapters in the game that takes around 1h to complete each.
    So all in all, it's not the best game of all time nor is it a very innovative one but it is well achieved and worth playing.
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  77. AndrewG.
    Oct 30, 2008
    10
    Glad to see EA have jumped on the System Shock bandwagon - though, in truth, I prefer this. It is certainly more like System Shock 2 than BioShock (which is very silly indeed) although both their stories don't hold a candle to SS2. Don't listen to the moaners about the conversion - there is really no problem (traditional WASD & Mouse control), and you get used to the movement Glad to see EA have jumped on the System Shock bandwagon - though, in truth, I prefer this. It is certainly more like System Shock 2 than BioShock (which is very silly indeed) although both their stories don't hold a candle to SS2. Don't listen to the moaners about the conversion - there is really no problem (traditional WASD & Mouse control), and you get used to the movement reasonably quickly. The third person is also neatly tied-in with the interface systems, as well. I hope other developers keep banging on, until one of them finally just sits down and makes a SS3 (or an equivalent with a good story). Expand
  78. NickN.
    Nov 5, 2008
    9
    This game rocks. I think it is way better than doom. Reminds me of system shock 2 a lot. but all organic creatures. The graphics are excellent although they could be better. A little repetitiveness in the level design. But most important it will scare the crap out of you. I like most people :-) arnt easily scared, and this game made me jump quite a few times. Whats really impressive isThis game rocks. I think it is way better than doom. Reminds me of system shock 2 a lot. but all organic creatures. The graphics are excellent although they could be better. A little repetitiveness in the level design. But most important it will scare the crap out of you. I like most people :-) arnt easily scared, and this game made me jump quite a few times. Whats really impressive is even after seeing the creatures over and over, they still are able to shake me. excellent game by far. Hope to see more. Expand
  79. gm
    Jan 11, 2009
    9
    It was well, only have two things to say for the two boneheads giving a lower score then 5:

    First one! Get a new pc, an exact mat and a new mouse that'll do the trick! Scnd one... Don't look out for games in 3rd person if u don't like it! It had a lot of revieuws and gameplay trailers before it was released and now u go breaking it up because of it's 3rd person...
    It was well, only have two things to say for the two boneheads giving a lower score then 5:

    First one! Get a new pc, an exact mat and a new mouse that'll do the trick!

    Scnd one... Don't look out for games in 3rd person if u don't like it! It had a lot of revieuws and gameplay trailers before it was released and now u go breaking it up because of it's 3rd person... To be honest! I find it a lot more scary in 3rd then the FPS mode in doom!

    But that's my comment!

    Grtz
    K
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  80. HunterWolf
    Jan 6, 2009
    9
    An all around excellent horror/survival game, it uses Every trick in the book of horror movies and survival games.

    The camera view takes a little time to get used to but it serves the claustrophobic feeling the game has very well, it adds not detracts from the atmosphere. It also has a nice monster variety that requires you to use all your skills ( stasis and kinetics ) and a variety
    An all around excellent horror/survival game, it uses Every trick in the book of horror movies and survival games.

    The camera view takes a little time to get used to but it serves the claustrophobic feeling the game has very well, it adds not detracts from the atmosphere.

    It also has a nice monster variety that requires you to use all your skills ( stasis and kinetics ) and a variety of weapons not just stick to one weapon.

    Add to that cool segments that break the typical gameplay ( zero-G, Vacuum, Asteroids shooting and even more mini-games ), ad the tightly engineered sound design ( probably one of the very few games that uses sound effect perfectly ) and you have a very fulfilling, immersive and engaging experience.

    And while the tasks also have variety some of them get slightly repetitive ( Issac fix that, Issac fetch this, ... ) i felt at some point that i'm an errand boy, but still i enjoyed it very much cause every task requires you to face different difficulties and obstacles to do it.

    So the game is really awesome and enjoyable but there is still room for more improvements and additions, more varied locations ( like the colony ) more mission variety and mini-games, more complex puzzles, et etc ... i hope DS2 will build on DS an improve all the good things in it ... if it did it will be a fantastic game just like DS is.
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  81. May 28, 2014
    7
    I am not a big shooter fan but every now and then I like to take a detour and play a shooter when I don't want to use my brain. Note 1st that I only play the campaign so my review does not cover PvP. Dead Space is a good shooter although somewhat limited in design but then again almost every new shooter is in its first incarnation. I played the game on the PC and had no issues with theI am not a big shooter fan but every now and then I like to take a detour and play a shooter when I don't want to use my brain. Note 1st that I only play the campaign so my review does not cover PvP. Dead Space is a good shooter although somewhat limited in design but then again almost every new shooter is in its first incarnation. I played the game on the PC and had no issues with the install. I didnt even bother to update the game since it was working fine out of the box. Controls are intuitive except for the slow turn speed while aiming your gun. A few in game mouse adjustments and the problem was solved within acceptable tolerance. The only other issue I ran into is when you grab an item with telekinesis and run up to a wall with the item floating in front of you. This causes the camera to spin 90 to 180 degrees, and if you are in combat it can be disorienting. This however, was a very minor issue because once you realize that it only happens on wall collisions you simply stop running into walls... why you would run into a wall during combat is beyond my understanding but as long you stop doing that it is no longer an issue. I played the entire game without the camera spin being a problem after the 1st time I experienced and analyzed the issue. This problem is insanely over dramatized by reviewers here (grow up people).

    The Good :: The game does a lot of basic FPS stuff well like area specific damage, dismemberment as a part of strategy rather than just aesthetics, very interesting weapons each with their own unique advantage and disadvantage, an actual inventory system (not used to seeing this in FPS and I like it), an upgrade system for your guns, armor and abilities (almost like an RPG lite), and decent graphics and sound.

    The Bad :: Game design is good but its repetitive. Then again, shooters are basically all very repetitive and that is why it is not my favorite genre of games. You will quickly note that graphics are re-used in every chapter of the game and the enemy variety is actually fairly low with only about 6 different enemy types and a few bosses. Guns and abilities are also limited to only about 8 total (6 guns and two abilities) and although they are interesting, I would like to have seen even more but then again I am an RPG guy so anything less than 20 would probably be boring to me.

    The So So :: The story is cheesy and has been done to death and back but again, this is coming from a RPG gamer who puts a lot more weight into story than others. The game is supposed to be a horror survival... I personally did not find it scary in the least. They do include a lot of sudden attacks that just surprise you and enemies are designed and animated in a way that makes them awkward (like a horror movie) but at no time was I scared of an enemy once I noticed it. In fact, I found myself running towards enemies fairly often especially the baby aliens. The only time I ran away from enemies is when the small swarming things attacked in large numbers and that is only because I couldnt shoot them fast enough. The game is not that scary. I remember being more on edge playing FEAR although even that was not really all that scary. Then again I think movies like The Grudge are comedies...

    Overall a good game.
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  82. Sep 2, 2010
    10
    This game is INTENSE, and scary - damn scary. It's hard to scare me, but this game had me jump a few times - It rocks! Definitely worth buying and playing over and over again.
  83. GraigSmith
    Jan 15, 2009
    8
    When i first started playing this. I started off getting frustrated by the controls. It almost feels totally unplayable when you first start playing. It took me about an hour or 2 to finally get used to the controls. once you get past the controls, this starts to become an awesome game. Using the xbox controller was horrible in my opinion, the controls were too sensitive, and they wantWhen i first started playing this. I started off getting frustrated by the controls. It almost feels totally unplayable when you first start playing. It took me about an hour or 2 to finally get used to the controls. once you get past the controls, this starts to become an awesome game. Using the xbox controller was horrible in my opinion, the controls were too sensitive, and they want you to aim at their legs. Once you get the mouse and keyboard controls set up to your liking, and you get used to the way the game works. Then the game is pretty fun. Expand
  84. MikeHopkins
    Jan 15, 2009
    9
    Dead Space won't set the world alight for being the most original game out there, but what it sets out to achieve it does so well. The atmosphere is excellent, the combat tense and nerve-wracking on Hard difficulty. It's a wonderfully realised environment.

    If there is a sequel, I'd enjoy a slightly more open structure closer to that of System Shock 2 - and more ways to
    Dead Space won't set the world alight for being the most original game out there, but what it sets out to achieve it does so well. The atmosphere is excellent, the combat tense and nerve-wracking on Hard difficulty. It's a wonderfully realised environment.

    If there is a sequel, I'd enjoy a slightly more open structure closer to that of System Shock 2 - and more ways to follow the lives and experiences of those on the ship (multiple logs and such - and interactions between characters in those logs).

    Actually; stop there. EA own the license to System Shock, don't they? Awesome - let EA Redwood Shores make it. If they keep up with the design and really work on the story, they'll be unstoppable.
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  85. EthanDuysen
    Nov 4, 2008
    10
    This game is simply amazing, it has the same feeling and effect of bioshock only done better. The creatures are simply amazing and mad props to the guys in the sound department. THis game is how Doom 3 should have been done. And has set the bar for all survival, horor, and disaster games in the future :D i find that its amazing
  86. OrlandoM
    Oct 26, 2008
    10
    In one word - AWESOME. I don't usally buy PC versions of console games because the experience is usually less than stellar but its nice to see EA making a commitment to quality in PC games. It looks and sounds great and is truly scary - turn the lights down and the volume up!
  87. Mar 13, 2011
    0
    POS Port. I found the controls unplayable on the PC, which prevented me from going any further than 10 minutes into the story line, which didn't seem to have much depth. Waste of 10 bucks.

    Consoles are killing the PC gaming industry with flub like this...
  88. Dec 28, 2013
    0
    Unplayable due to bad controls. I can't even begin to explain how f*cked up the mouse movement is. It's either so slow that you can hardly shoot at enemies before they kill you, or so fast that you spin around three times. I tried several fixes and then just gave up.

    The moral here is not to pay money for E.A. games, even if it's only 3$.
  89. Jul 21, 2012
    10
    The best survival horror game since the glorious times of the first three RE, this new brand has great future, DS 2 was awesome and improved what in the first game wasn't that awesome. This game is THE scary game of new generation.
  90. May 24, 2013
    0
    Unplayable on PC in my opinion. The camera is really akward, it makes the game very unpleasant to play. It's very difficult to aim properly, frustrating.

    I can't believe it's a 2008 game, looks like a 1999 game, terrible graphics. I have a i7, 8GB RAM, Nvidia 560GTx, etc, no it's not performance issues, the game really sucks.
  91. Jul 11, 2013
    0
    I have had farts that were scarier, had explosive diarrhea that was easier to control, and have worn welding goggles that made it easier to see than the utterly worthless camera in this game. I have also heard rants by insane, homeless bums that made more sense than the story and monsters in this piece of garbage. I have heard over and over that this game is "Resident Evil in space!" andI have had farts that were scarier, had explosive diarrhea that was easier to control, and have worn welding goggles that made it easier to see than the utterly worthless camera in this game. I have also heard rants by insane, homeless bums that made more sense than the story and monsters in this piece of garbage. I have heard over and over that this game is "Resident Evil in space!" and now I know that there was a reason behind my avoidance of Resident Evil my whole life. This game is more like the Resident Evil in my couch: every time I sit down to play it, I immediately regret it, my eyes start to water, I start swearing, and I want to run from the room to escape the stench of this humongous pile of reeking feces. Expand
  92. Nov 11, 2011
    5
    Well..."Dead Space" is a game that is just scary as hell; you can't expect what's coming next. Since the PC version has better resolution, it adds up to the scare-hype, which I didn't typically enjoy. But what was worse was the horrible controls and linear gameplay. During the whole time, my eyes were mainly focused on the keyboard rather than the game itself. The gameplay is also veryWell..."Dead Space" is a game that is just scary as hell; you can't expect what's coming next. Since the PC version has better resolution, it adds up to the scare-hype, which I didn't typically enjoy. But what was worse was the horrible controls and linear gameplay. During the whole time, my eyes were mainly focused on the keyboard rather than the game itself. The gameplay is also very linear; it is scarier than knott's scary farm but that can't cover up how sparse the options you have during the game. You want some thrills? By all means buy it, but after the price decreases. Expand
  93. Jan 4, 2011
    5
    I gotta say, the atmosphere in this game is off the charts. The dialog is a little wooden, but It doesn't really get in the way. The game is VERY hard to control though, it feels less like I'm controlling a guy and more like I'm driving a tank. The mushy controls however are half the reason the game is so intense since it's so hard to keep a good sense of situational awareness.
  94. Jan 31, 2013
    1
    I am boggled at how this game has been praised by so many with such a high score. The controls is a gigantic turd. It didn't seem to be very intriguing story wise. I read about dead space, watched a anime on it and thought it was a neat idea, but the game just feels like it wasn't even trying. It was the same "scare" tactic used way too many times. "Oh look, a alien/creature, I wonder ifI am boggled at how this game has been praised by so many with such a high score. The controls is a gigantic turd. It didn't seem to be very intriguing story wise. I read about dead space, watched a anime on it and thought it was a neat idea, but the game just feels like it wasn't even trying. It was the same "scare" tactic used way too many times. "Oh look, a alien/creature, I wonder if it will get up once I walk by. Oh there is a vent too, wonder if I should worry." It was repetitive after the first 30mins of play. It also expects you to feel something about the guy you are supposedly running around as. There was no build up to he background, just a picture and a ship log? Something bad happened? You walk into a room on the "problem" ship with 2-8 people that are armed, and you are doing something that happened to corner you off from them and they all die(except for 2 people), but you are to do better and somehow survive with primitive tools compared to them? Why is he still alive after that? The aliens/creatures feel bad for him? What kind of crap story is this so far? The whole room was killed off except for 2 people and you. After that and trying to give it a shot still I just stopped. I bought a bundle pack and have both ds1 and 2 but didn't even try 2. Compared to other games this one doesn't shine at all. The only thing scary about this game is the amount of praise it gets. Expand
  95. MarkS.
    Jan 17, 2009
    9
    Maybe Metacritic should include gamers into their vote tally! As unbelievable as I have read over the years I'm still not sure why Steam allows for their gamerscore to be allowed in what buyers see and see only before purchase unless one is to actually have a paid membership into a well versed gaming review site that is paid directly by gamers for gamers. Metacritic allows a pick of Maybe Metacritic should include gamers into their vote tally! As unbelievable as I have read over the years I'm still not sure why Steam allows for their gamerscore to be allowed in what buyers see and see only before purchase unless one is to actually have a paid membership into a well versed gaming review site that is paid directly by gamers for gamers. Metacritic allows a pick of the hat magazines and websites to vote or tally their score into the final tally. Gamers of PC's are the beginning and the end of gaming! Trust me all you console flunkies whom have paid a mere $200 tops at a pawnshop to purchase your "gaming ride" as get to use those big big words of "port" and then you have the breath left or $20 bucks in your paycheck left to put together a hunk of AMD crap and expect us PC Gamers to allow you to stomp on our world in which gaming was created and trust me will take it back after mom and dad stop buying these type of games for you as the depression goes on in our global economy. Watch and see my friends that day will be here soon that EA and whom ever is left able to make games will be kissing my wallet again first and Sonic will be your console game of choice that month! Oh Yea! This game rocks and Metacritic grab those balls and stop picking the bottom of the barrel for gaming reviews, you have a great market saturation and a nice advertising money coming in and I would rethink whom I quote in the upcoming games this year of 2009 or well as Hellgate London will teach ya the golden parachutes will start coming down from the top!!! Happy New Year. Expand
  96. antonioferrari
    Oct 27, 2008
    10
    online reviews are wromg there Is no mouse lag the controls are great, the story is good too the ambiencie and suspense amazing , the graphics top notch, get this game it runs and plays great,everybody that rants just doesn't like survival horror and shooters at all .great game for Halloween.art is resistance
  97. MattTorres
    Jan 6, 2009
    9
    Really awesome game. Graphics are great, and although the camera angle was a bit strange at first, I really think it works. I can't quite explain what it does for the game, but it's almost like it ironically makes you feel MORE like you're this guy. In most 3rd-person games like this the camera angle is a pretty typical chase-cam or maybe in the case of games like SilentReally awesome game. Graphics are great, and although the camera angle was a bit strange at first, I really think it works. I can't quite explain what it does for the game, but it's almost like it ironically makes you feel MORE like you're this guy. In most 3rd-person games like this the camera angle is a pretty typical chase-cam or maybe in the case of games like Silent Hill something that changes or moves around during certain moments. This game has made excellent use of the Unreal 3 Engine. It looks amazing but doesn't place any strain on my hardware (8800GT). In fact, it even let me record a full-resolution 1280x720 video in fraps without taking a noticeable fps hit. The atmosphere is what really does it for this game. I think it even gives games like Silent Hill 2, Doom 3 or STALKER a run for their money atmosphere-wise. The lighting is spot-on, the slightly warm blurry tinge to the edges of things works well. Graphically, this game isn't just great because it uses a modern engine and modern graphics. It isn't just that it's a high resolution or there's lots of anti-aliasing and cheap tricks going on. The developers clearly understand how to use lighting to set the mood. The sound is amazing...the music is spot-on and there were some genuinely frightening moments in the game. It's overall a very disturbing game that really brings to mind movies like Event Horizon. They've got the horror in space thing down pat here. As for the plot, I don't really care too much. Yeah, some of the other characters are a little mundane, but it's really really great single-player fun. Expand
  98. MaartenvanHees
    Dec 24, 2008
    9
    to keep a long story short: this is a pretty scarey game, but not so bad that its unplayable for me. Dead Space was basicly the first game ive tried in this genre and i quite enjoyed it. Enough moments were i jumped in fright (ea. when your getting jumped by those big tentacle thingies, or a slasher falls on top of you.) the graphics are ACE. Need quite a machine to run it but im glad myto keep a long story short: this is a pretty scarey game, but not so bad that its unplayable for me. Dead Space was basicly the first game ive tried in this genre and i quite enjoyed it. Enough moments were i jumped in fright (ea. when your getting jumped by those big tentacle thingies, or a slasher falls on top of you.) the graphics are ACE. Need quite a machine to run it but im glad my machine can handle it with some effort. The whole zero G and vaccuum stuff is well worked out as are the animations (esp on the soldier) disturbing enemies, inovative weapons and easy controls. too bad the movement seems a bit sluggy, altho that might has something to do with my PC. Anyway id give this 9/10. defo one of the better games ive played! Expand
  99. PhillipClark
    Dec 27, 2008
    9
    Bryan T. and Norman..... wow. The game may seem weird and hard to control when you first play it, but if you actually stick with and don't give up like pussies do, you would get used to it. I though it was bad when i first started, but I got used to and now love it.
  100. RyanB
    Jan 11, 2009
    9
    Great horror game, Everything in the game scares you from the sounds. I recommend playing it with really nice headphones or an audio system because laptop speakers or cheap dell desk speakers don't do this horror game justice. The scream mechanic when you see enemies is flawless. The guns and store are great. The character could say stuff but overall is really cool. Story isGreat horror game, Everything in the game scares you from the sounds. I recommend playing it with really nice headphones or an audio system because laptop speakers or cheap dell desk speakers don't do this horror game justice. The scream mechanic when you see enemies is flawless. The guns and store are great. The character could say stuff but overall is really cool. Story is average, but game play is good albeit the sluggish mouse, It adds a bit of realism. Overall great design! Expand
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. This is a highly recommended game for science fiction and survival horror fans, with its claustrophobic atmosphere and horrible creatures.
  2. Overall, Dead Space is an extraordinary game with tons of shock value and action to whet any fan's appetite for some time, and with a campaign that lasts a steady 10-12 hours, that’s plenty of time to get lost aboard the Ishimura.
  3. Dead Space is a potentially great game that's hamstrung by an attempt to completely ape a console controller with a mouse and keyboard. [Dec 2008, p.58]