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  • Summary: Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke's mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first-person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience. Expand
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  1. Jan 26, 2011
    Even if you don't have a PlayStation Move, you'll get some use out of Extraction with the Dual Shock, as well as a damned good impetus to jump on board with Sony's motion controller.
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    Extraction is still pretty fun, and with the improved controls it's the best version.
  3. Mar 21, 2011
    Bold and inventive. [Issue#203, p.98]
  4. Feb 4, 2011
    Go and bust some heads and sever some spiky limbs in the name of slightly disturbing entertainment.
  5. Feb 9, 2011
    Necromoprhs, alien monsters, blood and tons of corpse. Extraction is 100% Dead Space, with a deep gameplay, powerful plot and great graphics. A perfect porting, with a perfect control schema: probably, the best usage of PS Move seen so far.
  6. Jan 27, 2011
    Dead Space Extraction is fun and the best reason so far to own the PlayStation Move.
  7. Despite sophisticated wand-waving, this tires fast. [Apr 2011, p.114]

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  1. Feb 1, 2011
    Wow. Extraction is by far the best game for the Move that I've played so far. The controls are spot on, and I love how they managed to created a scheme that worked both with the Move controller on it's own, and also with the navigation controller.

    What's super cool too is that I can have my buddy play on it in 2-player mode with the regular dualshock, since I only have 1 Move controller.

    I love Dead Space, and Extraction was one of my favorites in the series. The story and character development are top notch. That Weller guy is a bad ass! I only wish they could have had online multiplayer, but oh well, this rocks!
  2. Feb 20, 2011
    I originally played Dead Space Extraction when it was on the wii, cooperatively with my brother. Most of the time I spent thinking I wish I could play this on the PS3, luckily enough Visceral games was nice enough to put in on the Dead Space 2 disc and I have to say this is still a very enjoyable game. The first thing I noticed off hand, obviously, was the graphics which have drastically improved from the nintendo wii version they look a lot more vivid and crisp then they did before. Everything else is just as same, sounds, voice acting ext. As for controls this game is definitely made for motion controls. I had tried playing a level with the dualshock and it just didn't feel as natural as when I use PS move. It is a lot more difficult playing with the dualshock but it's not impossible and it just feels better using move. I would recommend this game to anyone with PS move who has not played the wii version and enjoys rail-type shooters as this is one of the better, story and game play wise. Collapse
  3. May 25, 2013
    A damn good addition for the franchise. Game works with both a Dual shock controller and Move controller, either way you play it, the controls are smooth and very easy. The game's still the classic Dead Space we all know and love through and through! Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2011
    One of my favorite PS Move games yet. The graphics are a bit dated and the game is not as much fun when using a Duel Shock. If you have a ps Move however, it's worth checking out. Especially if you're into the other Dead Space games. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2012
    A really enjoyable adventure, but maybe only of interest to fans of the franchise. I never thought I'd play or even own a rail shooter but this came with my copy of the Dead Space 2 collectors edition and thought I'd give it a go. Story is well-written and the characters are all likeable, lots of sneaky glimpses and hints to things you'll see or learn about as Isaac in Dead Space and Dead Space 2. The game mixes things up nicely by having the player switch between the main protagonists at intervals which makes for an interesting experience. Expand
  6. Jun 3, 2012
    Don't let the fact that it's a rail shooter fool you - this game is a full-fledged chapter in the Dead Space saga. Extraction is a prequel to Dead Space, showing the events on the colony and Ishimura before the glowing-bucket-headed engineer Isaac Clarke arrived in the original game, featuring a whole set of new characters, as well as some you might be familiar with. You get to play as different characters throughout the game, and the story is immersive enough to keep you entertained, albeit with some predictable twists. The graphics, while being improved compared to the Wii version, still look a bit outdated. The gameplay is fun, with lots of unique weapons, all of which are featuring two firing modes. Shooting with PS Move is accurate as usual, and brings the feel of old arcade games, especially if you're using the Sharpshooter. All in all, it's a solid title for a reasonable price, and is definitely worth buying, especially if you own a PS Move controller. Expand
  7. Dec 10, 2011
    Free with Dead Space 2, plus not a bad game. Im not a particular fan of rail-shooters, but this game provides an excellent prologue to the events in dead space. Graphics are pretty decent, considering it was a wii exclusive. Decently fun to play, would have preferred 3rd person survival horror instead, but you get what you pay for. Expand

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