Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 15, 2013
    If you were a fan of the first two games in the series, but you thought the third game missed the mark, Awakened could very well feel like the long-awaited return of an old friend.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 12, 2013
    Dead Space 3's first piece of DLC, called Awaking, takes place after the events of original games ending, with Isaac and Carver attempting to return home on space ship, while suffering from Dementia and facing unitologist that have made themselves to look and behave like the Necromorphs. Top notch level design and some creepy environments make for a solid return, and the Dementia worlds that were shown in the previous game make fro some solid fun. The story also is surprisingly more interesting than what was found in the last game, though the dialog ranges from passible to bad. Ultimately, Awaking is held back by it's short length. Without counting the time spent in the weapon bench, my playthrough lasted about an hour to an hour and a half, and it all ends on a cliffhanger. While it does feel a little pricey for it's short length, Awaking is still a solid piece of DLC that fans will defiantly want to check out. Full Review »
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    If you are looking for a deal at $9.99 for added content to Dead Space 3 then you will be sorely disappointed. The DLC looks as if it was a rushed project in order to make a quick buck. Although it does extend the cliffhanger that Dead Space 3 left players at, it does a rather poor job of giving players anything to hold onto except that the longer this series goes on the more pointless Issac Clark's mission seems to get. As far as game play goes the game sticks to it's roots. Shoot enemy limbs, stomp on their remains for items, run through several doors, and finally shoot at crates to find more items and upgrade your rig and weapons.

    Visceral studios rehashed much of the earlier areas that Dead Space 3 showed us which just seems to be laziness on their part. As much as I had hoped Visceral wouldn't take the route that EA usually sends it's Game devs down, it seems that they joined the flock. Although Dead Space 3 isn't the worst game around it certainly takes a step down that previous games in the series seemed to excel on.
    Hopefully Visceral will learn their lesson and make the next installment in the series a lot better.
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  3. Apr 30, 2013
    I had a great time playing Dead Space 3 with a buddy and was very happy to have some more content to play on. The expansion was spooky and had 3 or 4 new enemies to fight with. Additionally, it had a whole new set of really fun trophies to collect.

    I had a blast with Awakened.
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