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  • Summary: Dead Space 3 embodies deep space terror. Players embark on a ride through space that takes them to a hostile new planet, Tau Volantis. Fortunately, they are not alone this time around. The fully integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature gives players the option to play alone or team-up withDead Space 3 embodies deep space terror. Players embark on a ride through space that takes them to a hostile new planet, Tau Volantis. Fortunately, they are not alone this time around. The fully integrated drop-in/drop-out co-op feature gives players the option to play alone or team-up with a friend anytime. Players that choose to take down the terror together experience additional story details, side missions and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as John Carver. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Feb 21, 2013
    91
    With a weak start, enjoyable middle parts and a great ending, Dead Space 3 is a game not to be missed. With such a heavy emphasis on gore, the game could've used a touch of psychological horror. Still, you can't really fault Dead Space 3 for lack of strong atmosphere. [Feb 2013]
  2. Feb 16, 2013
    90
    Dead Space 3 for PC is a good port, with plenty of advanced video options but standard res textures and no DirectX 11 support. That said, the game itself is stunning and the fans will not be disappointed.
  3. Feb 8, 2013
    81
    Dead Space 3, despite its strengths in presentation, atmosphere and sound remained well below the class of its predecessors. Too bad if you consider that this is probably due to targeting a wider audience.
  4. Feb 15, 2013
    79
    In reality, Dead Space 3 could almost be regarded as a stand-alone expansion pack for Dead Space 2. The single player gameplay is largely identical to the previous instalment. But, since I found Dead Space 2 an enjoyable experience, I find no fault with that at all.
  5. Feb 25, 2013
    75
    Sure, it’d be nice to see the kind of PC support title such as Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3 are getting, but Dead Space 3 is more than a straight port and still quite a bit of fun.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    Mar 30, 2013
    70
    Dead Space 3 brings refreshing gameplay options without sacrificing the gritty, believable universe, but scares are few and far between. [Apr 2013, p.92]
  7. Feb 15, 2013
    60
    Perfectly decent and enjoyable enough, but the lack of scares hurts it more than you might think.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 221
  2. Negative: 43 out of 221
  1. Feb 6, 2013
    10
    Haters gonna hate. This is just as good as Dead Space 1 2 honestly. The coop is actually a neat addition to the series and the game is stillHaters gonna hate. This is just as good as Dead Space 1 2 honestly. The coop is actually a neat addition to the series and the game is still scary if you play it at a higher difficulty setting. Weapon Crafting is handled well and adds a nice layer of customization. For anyone having issues with the FPS being locked to 30: Turn vsync off in the game and force vsync through your GPU control panel. After doing that I was able to play the game maxed out 150fps. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2013
    9
    I went into this game with a lot of trepidation based on the mixed reviews. Love the first two, and while this is short on the horror aspect,I went into this game with a lot of trepidation based on the mixed reviews. Love the first two, and while this is short on the horror aspect, it's a fantastic game in its own right. Long, tough and fun throughout. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2013
    9
    I played Dead Space 1 and 2 and as far as I'm concerned, this is a great 3rd installment. I'm now replaying it on "Survival" mode andI played Dead Space 1 and 2 and as far as I'm concerned, this is a great 3rd installment. I'm now replaying it on "Survival" mode and enjoying it.

    My favourite parts of the game were in orbit above Tau Volantis, going from ship to ship, looking for stuff and the great vista of being in space and above that world.

    I liked the differences between this game and the others making my own weapons, upgrading them with different circuit boards and attatchments. I think this 3rd Dead Space game needed changes otherwise it would just be the same formula all over again. Seems to me the developers did a smashing job of keeping what was really great about the other 2 games and adding in new aspects.

    There were more problems than usual with some glitches, like not being able to pick up ammo or some other things. I recommend not getting the voice "personalities" for the bots it gets really annoying after a while and it's like they never shut up sometimes.

    Considering they made this game in 2 years, compared to Aliens: Colonial Marines" five years well, they did an amazing job. And the Co-op is well implemented thanks Visceral for another great effort, much appreciated !

    Story was okay for me, ending too this is one of the best games I've played this year not sure what people are complaining about. I wonder sometimes if some gamers are becoming way way too demanding and critical jeepers Stop the whining and enjoy this game already :D
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  4. Aug 22, 2017
    7
    Seeing all the mixed feedback this game got at launch made me worry whether Dead Space 3 would be a worthy game of its predecessors, but inSeeing all the mixed feedback this game got at launch made me worry whether Dead Space 3 would be a worthy game of its predecessors, but in the end i found it to be my favorite game in the main trilogy. As a much more action game fan than survival i really enjoyed the gameplay in this one. Gunplay feels weighty, sound design is very strong all around complementing gunplay with deep and heavy sounding gunfire. Movement system is again improved over previous game, you feel much more mobile and agile in combat and overall movement. Tho i didnt like that they limited you to carrying only 2 guns, few times i made a not so effective gun combo on bench which gave me major trouble in some sections fighting against hordes of enemies. Game on Normal difficulty supplies you with way too much health, altough you still find lots of resources which allow you to make health packs yourself, i would probably advise playing it on Hard difficulty setting even if youre playing the series for first time.

    Story was flawed but still even then my favorite among Dead Space series. There's some plot twists that feel weird and maybe wrong but still satisfying since i was bit attatched to some characters. Tau Volantis, the flotilla and SCAF setting were really well done too, it was interesting, sad, disturbing realizing how the SCAF mission went down and stuff they uncovered on planet. There were some on rails sequences that pissed me off at times, since one wrong move means instant fail and restarting them, but once you learn the patterns in couple of tries its fine. You get to do stuff in open space even more than in previous games too and those times are quite enjoyable. I played the game solo without co op, you can see the way they tried to incorporate in main story, but it never felt show horned or out of place, simply put it doesnt ruin your single player experience. Still i was bit disappointed that some side missions can only be done in co op and not alone, but i guess thats a plus if you want to play with a friend.

    I was also quite suprised how well game runs on my PC with my GTX 650, i only had to turn down shadow quality by a notch to get locked 60 fps.
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  5. Nov 7, 2013
    6
    My first dead space game. Played it with a friend. Was actually pretty cool story and gameplay is good.

    Giving it an 6 Pros: Fun coop
    My first dead space game. Played it with a friend. Was actually pretty cool story and gameplay is good.

    Giving it an 6

    Pros:
    Fun coop game.
    Characters is worthy to mention nice actors
    Graphis is okay.
    Can make your own weapons throughout the story

    Cons:
    Not something I would replay. I know you unlock more modes. But it's not anything worth mentioning
    Game only got 1 storyline.
    Not really anything to scare you. More of an action game tbh (Which is sad)
    NO MULTIPLAYER EXCEPT COOP!!!!!!
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  6. Apr 17, 2013
    5
    I finally got around to playing this installment, and I regret it. Another franchise-killer spearheaded by EA. This game feels so differentI finally got around to playing this installment, and I regret it. Another franchise-killer spearheaded by EA. This game feels so different from the original 2, which I absolutely loved. I'm not sure what the devs were going for with some of the changes made, but I was hard-pressed to avoid cringing during certain moments of the game (not in the "holy-s*** I'm scared" or "that's disgusting!" style of the first two games, either). Unimpressive story, and the feel of the traditional Dead Space gameplay has been turned on it's head. If I didn't love the lore of the series so much (which is more a credit to the previous games than this one) this game would be getting a lower score. Dead Space 3 is a gutted version of the first two games with almost no improvements that core fans of the series can appreciate. It's the rainy-day movie of video games. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2016
    0
    I wasn't already expecting much of this game since the second wasn't so good as the first, but i have to admit that it surpassed my mostI wasn't already expecting much of this game since the second wasn't so good as the first, but i have to admit that it surpassed my most negative expectations. I mean like damn it, how could they screw things up this much? They really done it with this one.

    Simply the worst game i have ever played. (i have played many games)
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