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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24

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  1. Mar 3, 2011
    10
    Short and sweet, and by that I mean an hour of intense violence and paranoia. This was the short story equivalent to Dead Space 2's main game. They brought back almost all of the necromorphs from the main story and added one of my favorites from the first game as well. The game continues to keep me on my toes with the necromorphs surprising me. The action was intense and the story was good, but the bread and butter of this add on was the end. I won't spoil it, but believe me the ending good although it does hit a bit close to home of one of the Dead Space animated movies... Like I said in the beginning; my opinion is that the add on is short and sweet. Collapse
  2. Mar 3, 2011
    0
    Short and sweet, and by that I mean an hour of intense violence and paranoia. This was the short story equivalent to Dead Space 2's main game. They brought back almost all of the necromorphs from the main story and added one of my favorites from the first game as well. The game continues to keep me on my toes with the necromorphs surprising me. The action was intense and the story was good, but the bread and butter of this add on was the end. I won't spoil it, but believe me the ending good although it does hit a bit close to home of one of the Dead Space animated movies... Like I said in the beginning; my opinion is that the add on is short and sweet. Collapse
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    60
    Good atmosphere as expected, but old levels and only a few hours of gameplay brings this down a bit.
  2. 70
    This repetition, combined with Severed's short runtime(two chapters beaten in around two hours), keeps it squarely in the realm of diehard devotees. [May 2011, p.75]
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    77
    Severed is not bad for a $6 DLC, but I can't shake the feeling that this (severed) piece is just to whet our appetite for bigger things to come.