Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 76 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. The game looks and sounds great as well as furthering a genre that seemed destined to be stuck in limbo.
  2. Extraction manages to come through on its promise of a cinematic experience by embracing the genre’s limitations and bending the expectations of what an on-rails game can and should do, all the while playing to the Wii’s strengths and pushing its technical abilities to new highs.
  3. Do not fear Extraction's rails: those rails will guide you along one hell of a ride. Despite the not-so-great length (even if the juicy extras will keep you interested way beyond the 8-hours main adventure) this is an essential game for all the Dead Space aficionados and a must buy for all the Wii owners searching for something a little adult and peculiar.
  4. Dead Space is by far one of the best Survival Horror franchises on the market. It brought many new and familiar interesting features to the table on the big consoles but many people were wondering if the Wii could handle this game. Well Electronic Arts and Visceral Games have knocked this ball out of the park and we have possibly one of the best games on the Wii.
  5. Whether you are playing alone or have a line of friends waiting to grab that second remote and share the ride, Dead Space Extraction is the definitive survival horror, FPS, light gun game of the year and the best Wii game I have ever played.
  6. A definite departure from rail-shooters of old, Extraction prioritizes storytelling and atmospheric pacing as much as alien slaying. However, if you just enjoy spilling extraterrestrial entrails, it does that really well, too.
  7. Whether you’re going it alone or playing co-op, this one’s a must play.
  8. Whether you rent it or buy it, Extraction is a must play for any mature Wii gamer.
  9. The game sheds the stereotypes surrounding mindless on-rails shooters, instead delivering a veritable interactive movie that packs more suspense, drama, and compelling characters in its five hours than other Wii games do in thirty.
  10. Visceral could have gone the easy route and slapped them on the disc as a digitized graphic novel but they went the extra mile with some great audio and subtle animations that make them worth flipping through.
  11. Yet another adult game for the Wii that is a must have for your collection. Just turn off the lights and get ready for a scare.
  12. Dead Space: Extraction isn’t the original game redone for the Wii and that’s a good thing. This is an entirely new experience for Dead Space and a must own for any gamer who has been looking for a Mature rated game for their Wii.
  13. Dead Space: Extraction is a true Dead Space experience.
  14. 87
    Visceral games shows that there is a place for mature games on the Wii and that it’s not just a partycrasher device. Dead Space Extraction is a marvelous railshooter, with the perfect mix between action and enthralling story. Fans of Dead Space will be forced to buy a Wii though, as this game won’t appear on other consoles. Not that I mind, as I’m glad my Wii finally has something mature to handle. Railshooter aside, it fits perfectly into the staple of a survival – horror shooter.
  15. 90
    Even if you aren't interested in the story, Extraction is still one of the best-looking and most fun action games on the Wii.
  16. While you may not jump out of your seat, it’s hard to walk away undisturbed.
  17. If you own a Wii and are wanting that game that is fun, provides an impacting story, and breaks the rules of the Wii by supplying a very mature title, than you need to own Dead Space Extraction.
  18. 100
    Extraction is one hell of ride. It isn't pants-wettingly scary but it's a well-told story full of believable characters and situations. It does a great job of delving deeper into the Dead Space universe and offers up some genuinely engaging moments of run-and-gun action.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. DanielS.
    Jan 31, 2010
    9
    Dead space extraction is an incredible overall experience. You'll never see the plot twists coming and they'll actually make sense Dead space extraction is an incredible overall experience. You'll never see the plot twists coming and they'll actually make sense unlike the end of Modern Warfare 2. The shooting mechanics are very good for a light-gun game, but putting the game on rails makes it much less scary than the original dead space. If it weren't for the game being so short it would be a sure 10, but the lack of scares and short campaign make it only a near perfect experience. Full Review »
  2. ChrisH
    Sep 30, 2009
    10
    My comment will probably be removed as it should, but just a quick and rather obvious point, that has been made so many times before: Game My comment will probably be removed as it should, but just a quick and rather obvious point, that has been made so many times before: Game Informer: Dead Space fans should check it out for the fiction... bla bla bla. Dead Space fans, as in the people who played the original which just happened to be on the other consoles. Is it that in this gaming world of today, we are now expected to not only own the latest consoles, but own every since one of them? Nothing wrong with exclusives, but why, when they already made a game on the other consoles, did they decide to make an exclusive for the one computer they didn't do the original for. Rant ends. Full Review »
  3. RayW
    Jan 24, 2010
    9
    If you don't mind the On-Rails layout to the game, this is one of the most atmospheric games on the Wii. The story is compelling and the If you don't mind the On-Rails layout to the game, this is one of the most atmospheric games on the Wii. The story is compelling and the graphics are pretty good compared to other Wii games. Full Review »