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  • Summary: Dead Space Ignition combines an interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking mini games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override. Each game offers a fun and satisfying arcade experience that will challenge players with puzzles and twitch gameplay. Dead Space Ignition features a unique. Choose Your Own Adventure type narrative, allowing players to survive the horrific Necromorph outbreak in multiple ways. The game offers four unique endings and upon completion of each one, players will be rewarded with unlocks including an exclusive suit, all of which can be used by Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 15 out of 19
  1. It's not perfect, and the art style can be irksome with its intentionally marred characters, but for five bucks (or for free), Dead Space: Ignition delivers a good backstory and a few pieces of entertaining puzzle gameplay.
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    50
    Dead Space: Ignition isn't a great game or even a good one.
  3. Dec 25, 2010
    47
    As much as we enjoyed Dead Space and look forward to its sequel, this really is a poor effort from Sumo Digital and Visceral Games. [Issue#199, p.103]
  4. As a free extra to the main game it would've been acceptable. As it is, an expensive entreè to what's to come, Dead Space Ignition feels like an unpolished add on. If you can't live without the unlockable extra weapon to be used in Dead Space 2, you might consider buying it. Otherwise, patiently wait for the big deal in January and save the money.
  5. When your game makes you want to skip the egregiously tedious gameplay so you can see what happens in the utterly forgettable story, you know you're doing something wrong.
  6. The idea of an interactive comic as narrative expansion is a sound one, but Ignition entirely fails to do the concept justice.
  7. 16
    Unless you're a huge Dead Space fan and absolutely can't contain yourself around anything remotely related to that universe, skip out on Dead Space Ignition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Wil
    Nov 10, 2010
    9
    I actually really enjoyed the hacking and cracking games, there were three types all which presented a different challenge. I could do most of them after a couple of attempts but the real challenge was completing them quickly against other players leaderboard times or in multiplayer with friends. The visual presentation and audio of the games was tight. The comic was well voiced but had a strange animation style but it all tied together I don't understand why its getting the review bashing it is considering the price offering and what you get for that price! Expand
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    7
    As a fan of the game and storyline it really wasn't a bad game (game?).. How would you like a comic book with decent characters and a good storyline which act as an intro to Dead Space 2? Ok, then this animate that (admittedly poorly) add some unique puzzles to change things up a bit and get rewarded with things to use in Dead Space 2.. Pretty solid imo, and at a decent price aswell (or free if you pre-order DS2 from selected stores). However for a newcomer who isn't really a fan of Dead Space, I doubt anything will be of interest to you.â Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2010
    4
    It wasn't apparent what this game was about, or how to play it. The first mini game was lines racing somewhere. You couldn't cut them off like Tron light cycles. The graphics were okay and the audio was great. I don't think anyone should pay money for this. You'd better off spending it on a cheeseburger. I have played better games on Atari 2600. Expand
  4. May 2, 2011
    1
    A mushy turd. The kind you step when you walk on the beach barefoot. Green moss-infested seagull scum. Getting it for free was too high of a price, I want the time I wasted back. Save your money. In all fairness though, it's challenging to get all the trophies for it. But it's just not worth it, even if you're a trophy hunter. It's not fun at all, it has nothing to do with Dead Space besides the tie-in with the story. And come to think of it, I feel bad for whoever had to write the story for it. Now their credited with it.

    I'm kind of burying this game, but honestly, who thought this would be a good idea? Find that guy and fire him. Give him a slap across the face too.
    Call his mother and ask her if he was dropped on his head, then email me to so I can rest in peace knowing what gave this project a green-light.
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  5. Feb 21, 2011
    0
    Dead Space Ignition is by far the worst PSN game that I have ever touched. Anyone who did not get this game for free with preorder I could honestly say I feel bad for. The game consists of 4 boring mini games, and takes about a half hour to complete. There are multi options to the story of this game, however the cutscenes which are basically a poorly drawn comic, are not enough to make this game worth while. The only reason to play this game is for un-lockable items in DS2. I would honestly feel bad about recommending this game to anyone. So unless you want that hacking suit unlock for dead space 2, do not buy this game. Expand

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