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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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  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. Negative: 59 out of 279
  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. Feb 8, 2013
    9
    I am a little over half way through this title and have enjoyed it quite a bit. The graphics are the best yet in the series, the craftingI am a little over half way through this title and have enjoyed it quite a bit. The graphics are the best yet in the series, the crafting system makes sense and allows for a fantastic amount of experimentation, and the openness of the game is a much appreciated addition. That being said, the game does have its flaws. The voice acting is a bit of a mixed bag, as is the story in general. It isn't bad, really, it just isn't as good as you want it to be. There are also pretty much the exact same enemies so far that have been in the series from the start. This was disappointing, but not too terrible as the enemies are on the whole well done despite their familiarity. None of my complaints about the game in any way diminishes what is an otherwise excellent entry ino the series. The game itself runs excellently, with the engine smooth and stable. There aren't even any clipping errors to be found. Very well polished in that regard. As a final note, the DLC is in NO WAY pushed on you. It isn't needed to progress through the game at all, nor do I feel like I am missing out on anything by not buying it. No worries there.

    If you're a Dead Space fan, buy the game. If you're a fan of 3rd person shooters, this is a no-brainer. I wouldn't recommend it to those who aren't fans of the series and genre, though, as DS3 won't make any converts out of non-believers.
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  3. Feb 6, 2013
    8
    Could have been better, that's for sure. But still, It's Dead Space and it's one of my favourite game series so I bought it. Did I regret it?Could have been better, that's for sure. But still, It's Dead Space and it's one of my favourite game series so I bought it. Did I regret it? Well, I cant say I did. The atmosphere is so nice just like it was in Dead Space 1 and 2. However, even though game has some horror elements, I cant say that I scared the out of me as much as the previous games did. The story is not touching at all. it's as if the developers were forced to write a quick story and they did. I couldn't see any difference in graphics. It was the same as Dead Space 2. Co-op is really nice and fun. Like I said, it could have been better. It should have been better, actually, because I really had high hopes for this game. I believe 8 is enough for such a game. Expand
  4. Aug 8, 2017
    7
    Dead Space 3 to dobra gra akcji w klimatach science fiction z domieszką horroru. Minusem na pewno jest przewidywalna fabuła oraz uproszczenieDead Space 3 to dobra gra akcji w klimatach science fiction z domieszką horroru. Minusem na pewno jest przewidywalna fabuła oraz uproszczenie rozgrywki poprzez zrezygnowanie z elementów grozy na rzecz wszechobecnej „akcji”. Gra nie straszy już tak bardzo jak jej poprzednie części, znikł też wszechobecny wcześniej klimat grozy i zaszczucia. Pozostała natomiast dobra gra akcji, przy której bawiłem się świetnie. Nie żałuje ani jednej godziny z nią spędzonej. Który to już raz uratowałem wszechświat? Ehh… przestałem już liczyć.

    Pełna recenzja dostępna jest na blogu Gracz.org
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  5. Mar 16, 2013
    6
    Dead Space 3 is a bit of a mixed bag. The ultraviolent action is lots of fun like in the previous 2 games in the series and tried and trueDead Space 3 is a bit of a mixed bag. The ultraviolent action is lots of fun like in the previous 2 games in the series and tried and true game mechanics work as to be expected. However, the addition of co-op, universal ammunition and basically almost all new additions to the game take it away from the survival horror roots of the series. This is not a good thing in my opinion. There will propably be a Dead Space 4,but I can't help to feel that the franchise is stagnating and going in the wrong direction in a big way. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2013
    5
    Dead Space 3 is thoroughly average. The monster encounters are extremely predictable, so much so that you know exactly what will happen theDead Space 3 is thoroughly average. The monster encounters are extremely predictable, so much so that you know exactly what will happen the moment you look inside a room. The atmosphere is lacking, and once you hit Tau Volantis it plays more like Gears of War than Dead Space enter room, necromorphs burst from grates, shoot necromorphs, move to next room, repeat. I can't think of any memorable moments from the campaign. Weapon modification is a nice touch, but past the first few levels you're able to craft near insta-kill weapons and as much ammo and health kits as you want. Expand
  7. Jun 22, 2020
    0
    Oh god,
    in compare to dead space 1 (and 2), this game is terrible.
    From a really good horror shooter, it become to be.. bruh I can't even
    Oh god,
    in compare to dead space 1 (and 2), this game is terrible.
    From a really good horror shooter, it become to be.. bruh I can't even find words to describe my feelings.
    You shoot, you kill, you run to next checkpoint to push the story which is bruhh (x2).
    If this game wouldn't have a co-op, passing it would be drudgery.
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