Dead Space 3: Awakened PlayStation 3

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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27

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  1. Jun 18, 2013
    6
    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 pointlessIf 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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  2. Mar 12, 2013
    7
    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 worldsDead 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. Expand
  3. Apr 7, 2013
    7
    Marvelous story with the resurrecting of the horror-side of Dead Space.
    It's definitely just as fun as the Dead Space 3 story mode, and there's no glitches or bugs.
    The one issue I did find with it was that it was very short but it was still a very fun COOP experience (Yes it's less scary, but I find COOP games more fun now and sort of makes the game/dlc worth the price playing with
    Marvelous story with the resurrecting of the horror-side of Dead Space.
    It's definitely just as fun as the Dead Space 3 story mode, and there's no glitches or bugs.
    The one issue I did find with it was that it was very short but it was still a very fun COOP experience (Yes it's less scary, but I find COOP games more fun now and sort of makes the game/dlc worth the price playing with your best friend over just by yourself.)
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66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Apr 22, 2013
    50
    Without spoiling too much, you could say that apparently Dead Space 3 didn't really end, because this Awakened-DLC could be considered to be an epilogue to the whole mess. Unfortunately, it is way too short and contains recycled content. [April 2013, p.89]
  2. Mar 19, 2013
    50
    Awakened is a thin piece of DLC that really only subsists on what made Dead Space 3 good to begin with, and offers little else. It also sells you the real ending to a game you already bought, and the big cliffhanger setup for Dead Space 4, at the rate of $10 — and that kind of sucks.
  3. 75
    Awakened is a good, dementia filled experience for anyone who liked Dead Space 3 and was left wanting more, but will do little to sway new owners into picking up the game just for the downloadable content.