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Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 11 out of 24

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  1. Oct 30, 2010
    This is not the sort of game that you'd buy as a stand alone title or 'fun', it is nothing without the dead space games and there is little fun to be had within it. There is little actual game play and of this there is little variation. The story line is OK but is a bit annoying as certain fates of characters are unavoidable no matter what story path you take (of which there are four). The game literately only consists of three different hacking type mini-games which have all been done before and cut-scenes that are just moving drawings with audio. The ONLY reason anyone should EVER buy this is to get some back story from the Dead Space universe, a little (tiny) kick before the main event that is dead space 2 comes out. If your a fan of dead space and like to see a little more (like the movies and comics) then sure get it if your really want to. It won't last long, it won't be overly interesting and could leave a slightly bitter taste in your mouth but hey its only a fiver... Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    Once I realised that this isn't really a game, and its just some extra background fluff, I actually found myself able to enjoy this 'game'. (It's definitely not a game, more of an interactive comic)
    The art style of the comics is fairly poor, it has to be said, but I found I was able to forget it once I started to get into the story. I maybe owe a debt of gratitude to the many people
    who had lowered my expectations enough tht I was actually pleasantly surprised. Not bad for free I think. Not brilliant, but not bad. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    People judge this game as a stand-alone purchase from xbox live arcade, but what they have to realize is that it was created solely to sweeten the prospect of pre-ordering dead space 2. I, like many others, pre-ordered dead space 2 so I got Ignition for free. I would not recommend purchasing this game by itself because it's not that great of a game. It is however a fun little puzzle game especially if you got it for free... not to mention 200 gamerpoints that are fast and easy to get. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    Just not all that exciting. There's a few hacking mini-games in there that pose a challenge, but the whole package just isn't worth it. It's just so far away from the original Dead Space game that a lot of people just own't get it.

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 21 out of 26
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    Dead Space Ignition is not worth the purchase unless you want to get the unlockable content for Dead Space 2, but if you want the unlocks then you may as well just pre-order Dead Space 2 and get Ignition for free. Play the game long enough to secure your unlockables and then go play something else.
  2. Dec 29, 2010
    A dull story. [Jan 2011, p.89]
  3. Weak enough to make even uber-fans blanch. [Jan 2011, p.113]