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  • Summary: Built from the ground up and developed exclusively for the Wii, 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 marries the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience. Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. 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.
  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. Dead Space: Extraction is simply a must-play for any Wii owner over the age of 18 as you won’t find a more immersive, blood-chilling action adventure title anywhere else this fall.
  4. 83
    As an expansion of the Dead Space universe, it provides necessary sustenance for Dead Space fans, and a fun introduction for newcomers. The game avoids treating the Wii as a gimmick, incorporating a minimum amount of waggle -- except for when you need to brush off an enemy or activate your Glow Worm (for some reason, in this future nobody has a flashlight, but there are plenty of glow sticks).
  5. An amazing experience, nothing more, nothing less.
  6. Dead Space Extraction manages to keep the atmosphere from the original game intact, while still offering a completely new gaming experience with it's rail shooter theme. Visceral Games has exceeded themselves in many ways as they've incorporated the storytelling flawlessly into the gameflow itself, giving both a huge mix of good action and plot depth. It's the best horror game around for Wii at the moment and it looks stunning despite being on the console it is. Shortcomings are that it's a bit short, and that the boss battles all almost requires the use of certain weapons, which makes an otherwise flexible game harder.
  7. Extraction presents a quandary. It's a pretty short game, at only five or six hours, and after what looks like a great setup for a big exciting finale, the game just sort of... ends, abruptly and poorly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. ChrisH
    Sep 30, 2009
    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. Expand
  2. GiancarloG
    Oct 17, 2009
    great game don't let the morons who gave this a 4 and a 5 fool you the graphics are some of the best on the wii and the gameplay is great fun.
  3. yannickm
    Sep 29, 2009
    Great game, good atmosphere, impressive weapons, stunning visuals. What u want more? best rail shooter ever !
  4. DanielS.
    Jan 31, 2010
    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. Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    i liked this game although i found it a bit boring, still, has a good plot great visuals and variety of paths and weapons throughout the game is the best on rails game ive ever played Expand
  6. CarlosL
    Dec 21, 2009
    I've player a lot on rail games on Wii, but this one I trully liked! It may be a little short, and a little repetitive, but it's a lot of fun. One little issue, the multiplayer could be a little more improved. Expand
  7. toms
    Oct 9, 2009
    Hated the on rail style. Hard to enjoy the sceens when I cant stop and look around. graphics are not bad.... for the Wii but I wish this was released on the 360 or ps3. I expect this game will show up on the clearance rack shortly but I wouldnt buy it even then. Expand

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