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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 26
  2. Negative: 21 out of 26
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    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 21, 2010
    Even for hardcore Dead Space fans (which we are), skipping Ignition will mean missing nothing of import to the Dead Space canon.
  3. 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.
  4. 35
    As a pre-order freebie, Ignition isn't bad, but it isn't worth paying for or playing through otherwise. [Jan 2011, p.69]
  5. Dec 22, 2010
    When both the story and the gameplay are as weak as this then you're better leaving this on the virtual shelf and picking up Dead Space Extraction instead.
  6. Oct 21, 2010
    The idea of an interactive comic as narrative expansion is a sound one, but Ignition entirely fails to do the concept justice.
  7. Oct 21, 2010
    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: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  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 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. Collapse
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 26, 2012
    This game is not really a game, its a pretty well made and enjoyable comic, actually if this would just had been the comic it would have been great! I would have given a higher score, but its because of the stupid puzzles that this game is kind of ruined. It seems to me this is like ruined potential when it came to gameplay since the puzzles get horrifyingly hard near the end. If they would have made longer the comics and make it have a little bit more story then I would be fine! In fact I would be quite pleased to give 5$ its just the stupid mini games that ruin everything. This game CAN be considered only if you are interested in a little story in an interactive comic but the gameplay is just **** ill admit. So think before buying this game. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2011
    Almost total rubbish !!!! A game is released that you really enjoy (Dead Space 2) and you hear that there is a tie in game that has a main game reward attached to it, so what do you do? Like the chump EA knows you are, you spend your Microsoft points on this piece of useless trash. I hate myself for buying this game, and trust me, you'll feel the same way. Don't do it. It's totally shameless exploitation and manipulation on the part of EA. I paid full price for Dead Space 2 and there is absolutely no justification for the content available for completing Ignition not being available in the main game already. Some people may feel I'm unfairly picking on EA over this, but quite honestly I feel that they are the worst offenders with this kind of thing. Anyway, that's my rant finished. Trust me, this game is not good. Feel free to find out for yourself though. Expand
  6. Dec 26, 2010
    a friend told me to try this game. i am never going to listen to him again. this is by far the worst dead space ever. don't waste your time or money on this game it's simply not worth it. the gmeplay and the controls are terrible. Expand
  7. Jun 26, 2012
    The most pointless waste of money i have every spent, plot is awful, the comic visuals are badly drawn, and the small amount of game play consists of poorly made puzzle games for which there are far better flash games on the web for free! I doubt my ps3 even hit 1% load. Expand

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