User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8

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  1. Jun 30, 2012
    4
    It's not that bad as a game. Even though it faces some technical problems and some references in gameplay of Dead Space (Not so much actually) this game is not half bad. Not a complete waste of time either as the gameplay is pretty standard and fun for a third-person shooter.
Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    61
    It can be frustratingly hard too: slog. [Aug 2012, p.77]
  2. 40
    It's a waste of some fairly pleasant graphics. [July 2012, p.105]
  3. May 29, 2012
    80
    It is great to see more games of this quality appearing on download services such as Xbox Live Arcade, as it shows that those platforms are viable for bigger and better games. Deep Black Episode 1 may miss step in a couple of places and have an extremely abrupt ending, but it is a competent shooter that is defiantly worth a look, if you enjoy the genre. Just don't expect anything ground breaking in terms of story.