Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 90
    In space no one can hear you scream, but that is okay because Dead Space will have you so immersed that you'll forget to. Experience your favorite sci-fi game like never before with improved visuals, audio, and features that make every one of your sci-fi fantasies and nightmares come true.
  2. Jan 26, 2023
    As a remake, it solidifies the source material as timeless and iconic in ways that still feel relevant. Especially now, when it's wrapped up in one of the most visually stunning and immersive science fiction releases we’ve seen.
  3. Jan 26, 2023
    There are a lot of other things worth unpacking about this game (pour one out for Rob as I pitch a thousand Dead Space features), but as a cohesive whole? Dead Space Remake is damn good fun, with interesting ideas and appreciation of the greater franchise that most remakes lack. This isn’t some studio trying to massively reinvent an IP, but working to fit the best pieces together so it can grow anew. It's a fitting tribute to Visceral's best days - maybe not a perfect rendition, but few cover songs ever are.
  4. Edge Magazine
    Feb 24, 2023
    More striking are the zero-gravity sections. [Issue#382, p.108]
  5. Jan 26, 2023
    The ways it tries to scare you are somewhat limited and there’s some technical issues, but this is a well-made, discreet and smart reboot for a series that deserves a second chance
  6. Feb 1, 2023
    Although almost all of Dead Space Remake's core features are from 14 years ago, the experience as a whole has not aged and is a true masterpiece. Not only does it manage to give players a near-perfect space survival horror experience, but the concept of the game design is also a classic.
  7. Jan 26, 2023
    It can’t be overstated just how much a Dead Space remake always seemed like a sure thing, and after my time with it, that perspective hasn’t changed. It’s easily one of the best modern horror games, and the fresh lick of paint to really bring its grimy, snarling interpretation of sci-fi horror into sharp new relief is very welcome, especially when it maintains such faith in the source material.
  8. Feb 1, 2023
    The Dead Space remake fixes a lot of the 2008 original's problems, but leaves a couple of big ones right where they were.
  9. Feb 8, 2023
    This Dead Space remake was done exactly how any remake should be. It was brought to life in a new engine with updated mechanics while staying true to the source material, and it looks beautiful when you play it. The combat, the exploration, the side quests, everything was meticulously put together in this remake to make it better than the original. It makes you wonder how long it will take for Dead Space 2 and 3 to be remade.
  10. Jan 26, 2023
    It's impossible to expect the Dead Space remake to be as transformative as something like the Resident Evil 2 remake was. The generational leap isn't as grand and so much about it feels inherently familiar to the 2008 original, such is the way EA Motive has weaved its changes into the Dead Space mold. The new side quests might leave a lot to be desired, but every other addition contributes to a remake that stays true to its progenitor while also improving upon it in a number of ways. Newcomers and hardcore Dead Space fans will get the most out of the experience, but this is now the quintessential way to play one of the survival horror genre's best.
  11. Jan 26, 2023
    A modern remake of a classic that delights fans and newcomers alike with impressive graphics and first-class sound design.
  12. Feb 14, 2023
    Fortunately, Dead Space does provide the player with one way to ratchet up the intensity. If combat doesn't scare you, then you can always turn on the Impossible difficulty setting where if you die once then it's game over (the remake has helpfully added the option to continue playing at reduced difficulty, the original would just delete your save entirely). I would highly recommend checking out the Impossible difficulty, even if you're not the sort that generally goes in for challenge runs, if only because it gives the game a sense of urgency and tension that it otherwise lacks.
  13. Jan 26, 2023
    Dead Space is a superb remake and undoubtedly the definitive way to experience one of the best survival horror shooters that Capcom never made.
  14. Feb 2, 2023
    Dead Space (2023) deserves to be a sample of what we call a good remake. While inheriting the merits of the original work, it managed to completely improve the shortcomings like frustrating control and weapon balances. As a title that will be the cornerstone of the series' reboot, the game successfully made us look forward to the future.
  15. Jan 26, 2023
    Dead Space is a shot-for-shot recreation of the original that manages to recapture the 2008 game as you want to remember it — meaning it’s actually better than ever.
  16. Jan 26, 2023
    Whether you're indoctrinated or a neophyte, there's a place for you in this blood vessel that looks like a ghost train, because yes, Dead Space is scarier than ever.
  17. Dead Space Remake manages to stay faithful to the already very successful original game and adapts it beautifully to the present day with the changes made.
  18. Jan 26, 2023
    Even if we are still a bit hungry and we were hoping for more novelties to stretch the story or simply more content and side missions, too few and quickly solved, Dead Space Remake remains a success overall. The total immersion provided from the beginning to the end thanks to the suppression of pauses and loadings, as well as the captivating atmosphere of the different areas of the Ishimura. We are in turn amazed, then terrified, but never bored, all the while crushing necromorphs in spades. A 2023 version of a respected and greatly improved classic, which will please those who played the original and surely even more the neophytes, who will discover this classic in this spectacular form, making it one of the best survival-horror of this generation.
  19. Feb 14, 2023
    Dead Space is an excellent, visually stunning remake that vastly improves the original game. The PC of course is heavy and it requires a really powerful hardware in order to run at its best, but there are plenty of options that will allow you to get the best compromise when it comes to detail and performance.
  20. Feb 2, 2023
    Dead Space (2023) takes the original’s stellar experience into the modern age with excellent atmosphere, additional narrative content, level-design tweaks, and a few surprises to keep the flayed flesh fresh.
  21. Jan 26, 2023
    EA Motive’s remake of Dead Space does most of what you’d hope for, massively improving the game’s visual quality and improving certain mechanics like zero-g, while retaining the frantic combat and lightning-paced story of the original. Your mileage may vary on the changes to the story, but it feels for the most part like the Dead Space you remember.
  22. Jan 31, 2023
    There's no doubt that Dead Space will have the same impact on new players in 2023 as it did when it came out in 2008. This is a textbook example of how much a game could be improved while remaining faithful to the original. Motive has set the bar very high when it came to remakes.
  23. Jan 26, 2023
    The Dead Space remake sets a new standard for the future of the survival horror series⁠, even if it isn't the sequel I've been pining for.
  24. Jan 26, 2023
    Blood-curdling horror - weapons, gameplay, enemy design and visuals are all at their best. However, the performance drops are a real annoyance.
  25. Feb 3, 2023
    Despite the occasional bug, Dead Space is a faithful, fantastic remake of a beloved game.
  26. Jan 26, 2023
    Motive's Dead Space Remake is a gloriously grotesque glow-up that embraces the original horror game's robust formula, and only a slight amount of jank keeps it from achieving perfection.
  27. Jan 26, 2023
    The Dead Space remake is a brilliant shooter that delivers horrific body horror and satisfying gunplay, but spices up the familiar elements with new weapons and frights.
  28. Jan 26, 2023
    With the Dead Space remake, we have a very faithful and utterly stunning recreation of the original genre-leading masterpiece. Little has changed apart from presentation aspects and while some may feel that is a missed opportunity, I am more than happy to re-experience this classic title as it is.
  29. Feb 5, 2023
    Dead Space's remake is one of those that has a reason to exist and offers a strong action/horror experience. If you're a new player and this is your first time with the game, you'll be very much impressed, while those who played the original Dead Space will feel familiar, but the improvements are so spot on that they will push you to relive the nightmare all over again. Dare you?
  30. Feb 3, 2023
    The thrills come hard and heavy without numbing the player over a couple dozen hours.
  31. Jan 26, 2023
    Dead Space returns with a remake that knows well how to improve the original game. Newcomers can now play the best version of the beloved survival horror classic.
  32. Feb 2, 2023
    I enjoyed swapping between my old laptop and Steam Deck while playing Dead Space without any issues. Despite a slightly rough launch day, Valve’s Proton fixes have made Dead Space a survival horror essential for Steam Deck owners, and a true tech showcase for the platform.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 411 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 411
  1. Jan 28, 2023
    This game is a perfect example of a remake done right, it feels just like how I remember the original back in 2008. I was worried that theyThis game is a perfect example of a remake done right, it feels just like how I remember the original back in 2008. I was worried that they would **** it up as motive has not done a lot of games but they managed to knock it out of the park. Full Review »
  2. Jan 29, 2023
    Great Remake!!
    Graphics 9.5/10
    Sound 10/10
    Gameplay 9/10

    Thx Dead Space is back 2 life.
  3. Jan 29, 2023
    If Callisto Protocol left a bad taste in your mouth, and you were left wanting space terror, Dead Space Remake has come out very well. GoodIf Callisto Protocol left a bad taste in your mouth, and you were left wanting space terror, Dead Space Remake has come out very well. Good facelift compared to the original, serving as a magnificent Remake. Care in all its aspects, and adding a little extra content. Full Review »