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  • Summary: Hero Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. New tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac's signature Plasma Cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters,Hero Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. New tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac's signature Plasma Cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores epic Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught. Survival isn't the only thing on Isaac's mind in Dead Space 2 – this time, he calls the shots. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 78
  2. Negative: 0 out of 78
  1. Feb 4, 2011
    100
    Take the multiplayer for what it is -- a fun digression from the enthralling action on The Sprawl -- and DS2 comfortably sits waiting for the other Game of the Year nominees for 2011.
  2. Jan 25, 2011
    95
    Dead Space 2 is the best Survival Horror of this generation.
  3. Play UK
    Jan 24, 2011
    92
    Dead Space 2 is brilliant - no two ways about it. It's everything a sequel should be and it's a fine, poo-your-pants inclusion to anybody's library. [Issue#201, p.90]
  4. Jan 25, 2011
    90
    Dead Space 2 is bigger, better but less scary than the first episode of Visceral Games' horror franchise. This is not a crime, though, because the game is really awesome. The multiplayer is interesting but looks just like a simple extra to the main game.
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    90
    Dead Space 2 is near perfect with its horror trickery and great action.
  6. Mar 24, 2011
    88
    With this sequel, Visceral Games has masterfully expanded on the first Dead Space. They've revved up the series with tougher guns, a bigger setting, and online multiplayer, but kept the spirit and, most importantly, the scares of the original in tact.
  7. Jan 31, 2011
    58
    Dead Space 2 isn't bad, it simply isn't the evolution it should or could have been. By the time the closing credits roll, don't be surprised if the only dead space you're feeling is the one in the middle of your chest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 114
  2. Negative: 4 out of 114
  1. Jan 25, 2011
    10
    I have never been so fully blown away by a sequel!!! amazing but the gun with the collector's edition is a tiny POS
    i had to work @ 8 am but
    I have never been so fully blown away by a sequel!!! amazing but the gun with the collector's edition is a tiny POS
    i had to work @ 8 am but still was able to get 5 chapters in
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  2. May 3, 2011
    10
    Best horror game of the year and the current generation of gaming. A very satisfying story packed with terrifying monsters and scares.Best horror game of the year and the current generation of gaming. A very satisfying story packed with terrifying monsters and scares. Gameplay is tip-top and solid. Online play is addictive, creative and lots of fun. Worth every penny. Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    This game is like playing Resident evil 4 on space
    which is great
    great graphic, improved gameplay, great story, great atmosphere,
    This game is like playing Resident evil 4 on space
    which is great
    great graphic, improved gameplay, great story, great atmosphere, heart-beating moments and many more.
    every one should play this once in there live time
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  4. Apr 19, 2011
    9
    I wasn't a big survival horror fan, but when I heard of Dead Space I gave it a shot. Absolutely feel in love with the first game.

    What Dead
    I wasn't a big survival horror fan, but when I heard of Dead Space I gave it a shot. Absolutely feel in love with the first game.

    What Dead Space 2 offers is a much more fast paced, action based game. Yes, there still are those scary moments that let you know that it's still a survival horror game, but there is a lot more action sequences in this one. The control scheme is very much improved from the first game, and just when you think zero gravity couldn't get better, it does.

    Excellent game.
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  5. Apr 21, 2014
    9
    a great sequel to an already awesome game. dead space is the resident evil of this generation since it is really to only true mainstream titlea great sequel to an already awesome game. dead space is the resident evil of this generation since it is really to only true mainstream title that does survival horror well in last few years. its scary, gory and has great gameplay. the weapons are great, instead of making headshots, you are encouraged cut the limbs off your enemies. what this game offers that first one didn't is some more memorable characters, a deeper story, and a schizophrenic Isac. and of course the eye ball scene, that's all Im gonna say. wish there was more for boss fights, but that's the only complaint, and the end of the game kind of snuck up on me when I thought there would be a little more, hence a boss fight would have been nice, which there kind of was but was way to easy. Expand
  6. Apr 8, 2011
    8
    I'm not usually a fan of video games that are very linear, but Dead Space 2 is the exception. If anyone were to get the full experience fromI'm not usually a fan of video games that are very linear, but Dead Space 2 is the exception. If anyone were to get the full experience from this game they would need to play at night with very little lighting (apart from the television) and no company. The asthetics aren't the best, but they suit the game very well. Like most video games it doesn't have a very deep or expansive story, however it is definitely enough to keep you playing. This game will keep you engaged, adrenaline-pumping and on the edge of your seat. If you were ever considering playing it, do yourself a favour and buy it. Expand
  7. Jan 30, 2011
    0
    Extremely linear, extremely shallow, and extremely repetitive. You just walk down hallways and shoot things that run at you, and then wait forExtremely linear, extremely shallow, and extremely repetitive. You just walk down hallways and shoot things that run at you, and then wait for the door to open for the next area (and there are a ton of slow-opening doors in this game), then repeat. And despite what you may have heard, this game isn't challenging. Yes, you will die a lot, but only because it's so cheap. Most of my deaths were because I didn't know what was coming at me, or from where, and by the time I figured it out it was too late.... die and restart at checkpoint, and do it again... it's just trial and error. There is no strategy, no depth, and it's just the same thing over and over, and it's not scary in the least. After about 6 chapters of walking, shooting and waiting for doors to open, I turned it off from extreme boredom. This isn't a game; it's a ridiculously long tech demo with a story, like most of today's "video games". Rent it or forget it. Expand

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