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  • Summary: Developed exclusively for next generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio and controls powered by the Frostbite game engine. Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplayDeveloped exclusively for next generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio and controls powered by the Frostbite game engine. Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship.
    In Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge...and Isaac's beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called "necromorphs", Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.
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  1. Positive: 84 out of 86
  2. Negative: 0 out of 86
  1. Feb 17, 2023
    100
    Why play this remake? Audio visually, the game is rock solid. The story remains largely true to the original, but in terms of gameplay, minor and major tweaks have been made. The game is more challenging due to new puzzles and there is an extra layer of unpredictability on top that keeps you constantly nervous and alert. If we may offer one tip: don't play this game too late at night if you still want a good night's sleep.
  2. Jan 26, 2023
    100
    Dead Space doesn’t just place you into the role of Isaac Clarke, it forces you into his head, too. You’re constantly questioning if the apparitions he is seeing are real, and his physical reaction to the unbelievable events aboard the space ship only fuel yours further. You are completely at the whim of the USG Ishimura, and it never lets you forget that. Ultimately, Dead Space is a game that a lot of horror developers can learn from when it comes to creating suspense and a feeling of dread in its players. And as far as remakes go, Dead Space has me thoroughly pining over a decade-old series. That’s a success, if you ask me.
  3. Jan 26, 2023
    95
    Dead Space marks the triumphant return of a franchise that didn't deserve the end it had years ago. Revamped visuals, improved level design, interesting new features, perfect use of sound and lighting techniques, along with the same sense of space horror as before - all of this delivers one of the best survival horror ever.
  4. Jan 26, 2023
    90
    Rather than reinvent the wheel, Motive made Dead Space look nicer, play better, and preserved the core of the experience. Its new flourishes add to that enjoyment instead of subtracting. This remake respects and polishes up my memories of Isaac’s first encounter with the necromorphs without making me miss the original version. It also acts as the perfect entry point for newcomers since it feels on par with today’s titles. I hope this exceptional revision signals to EA that Dead Space has plenty of gas in the tank and becomes a harbinger for more horrifying stories in this universe.
  5. Jan 26, 2023
    90
    Dead Space remake is one of the best remakes we ever had the pleasure to play. A new benchmark in lighting and sound design, the game is packed with lots of tweaks and enhancements that enrich and refresh the experience. The first essential of 2023.
  6. Jan 26, 2023
    87
    Dead Space is a cult classic that is considered one of the greatest horror games in the medium. Some may argue that the game didn’t require a remake, however, Motive Studios are faithful in its approach and improves on the original. Although the visual update makes each step a disquieting nightmare, the enhancements made to the combat and narrative are what make the real difference. While the game carefully follows the path laid by the original, the number of refinements makes this the definitive version.
  7. Feb 3, 2023
    50
    Everything good about Dead Space 2023’s basic gameplay, combat, and narrative is a result of what Dead Space 2008 built. Most of what this remake adds is either less appealing artistic alterations or side content that generally amounts to unnecessary padding, and quite frankly I’d have been more interested in a remaster than a glitchy new take that’s less enjoyable and costs more. When you add the repulsive context of EA benefiting from a series it once destroyed right down to the developer, you get a game that leaves a sour bloody taste, even if it’s an acceptable mimicry of its predecessor...Dead Space 2008 is fifteen quid on digital storefronts.

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  1. Negative: 38 out of 240
  1. Jan 29, 2023
    10
    Some of us did not wonder if Dead Space would be forgotten and we would not be lucky to see it again with a decent conclusion despite DeadSome of us did not wonder if Dead Space would be forgotten and we would not be lucky to see it again with a decent conclusion despite Dead Space 3, which strayed far from the main premise and everything went to waste. Now we do not have that long-awaited conclusion, instead we have a "REMAKE" that is undoubtedly an extraordinary renewal as we saw with Capcom's Resident 2; I personally didn't think that the original title could be improved, and to the surprise of all players this time MOTIVE studio managed to improve something that we thought was almost perfect from the beginning. The additions not only range from the obvious graphic improvement, to this we must add an increase in information and context in the lore of events and the history of the main and secondary characters, even our protagonist will not be a mute character as in the original, Now he has a voice that allows him to interact with the other characters, adding a lot of information about Isaac's character, we can even see Isaac's face from the beginning and we will notice a change in his face and a resemblance to actor Adam Sandler (FOR THIS ONE REASON I DON'T GIVE IT A HIGHER RATING). During the journey in the story we will be given secondary objectives that we can complete as we unlock access to the different sections of the Ishimura. The weapons are the same as in the original title but there was certainly some major balancing and changes to the secondary shots making them more useful (as in the case of the pulse cannon which is now quite useful). The trophies are mostly the same as the ones we saw on PS3. In a matter of enemies, the necromorphs are more aggressive and resistant, the mechanics of dismembering them is now much more "realistic" since while we do damage to them we can see if we pay attention to how the meat is cut until leaving the bones uncovered for the final "cut". The lighting, textures and the redesign of some parts of the Ishimura greatly improved the immersion resulting in a terrifying game and you should not miss it. In my opinion, this is a light of hope for fans of the saga that invites us to dream that future installments (if there are any) will be improved by removing everything that the players did not like and we can see a conclusion to the story epic way. Let's just pray that EA doesn't implement the microtransactions and co-op that didn't work and screwed up. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2023
    10
    I mean, the rest of the reviews here already explain it. This is a remake Dead Space deserved. It's on par with Resident Evil 2 one.I mean, the rest of the reviews here already explain it. This is a remake Dead Space deserved. It's on par with Resident Evil 2 one. Everything that could have been improved from the original has been done so - next-gen graphics, superb sound design, tweaks to the gameplay, more rich and extensive story. It's all there. I expected the remake to be good, but not this good. Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2023
    10
    I adored playing this game again and loved it even more with this new remake
  4. Mar 19, 2023
    9
    I have been playing survival horror for a long time, and Dead Space remake is a must play for fans of the genre. Gameplay, graphics, tensionI have been playing survival horror for a long time, and Dead Space remake is a must play for fans of the genre. Gameplay, graphics, tension are all top notch. Lots of great jump scares. The story is a little muddled, and the ending seems choppy at best, but I loved it overall. Really hoping second and third are remade. Bravo. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2023
    9
    As you clunk down a familiar hallway, that you had already trekked before, you notice something is different. It’s not as well lit before.As you clunk down a familiar hallway, that you had already trekked before, you notice something is different. It’s not as well lit before. Heavy, dense fog has filled the halls. The lights are flickering, betraying your already clouded vision. All you have for a light source is your flashlight on your Plasma Cutter, which is also being obscured by the fog. You slowly edge down the hall, tense and on edge, waiting for something to pop out. Your RIG (health) is flashing red. One hit will kill you.

    BANG. A nearby vent breaks violently, screams emerging from down the hall. Frantically, you look and wait for an inevitable creature to reveal itself. As a shadow travels towards you with a blood thirsty drive, you fire your shots in a panic towards the figure. It breaks into a dead sprint, screaming pain and rage as it barrels. Finally you can see it: it bears human resemblance, but it is of horrific composition. Its mangled face has been peeled by your cutter, revealing what used to be a humans skull. Its arms have also been hit by your cutter and thin bone is shown from its arm. Now these arms are weapons, sharp, sword like bone protrude from its arms. In one feel swoop, it cuts your head off despite your heavy duty armor. Hooked yet? This game is perfect for you. Dead Space, at its core, is a haunted house built on the principle of giving you just enough to keep you alive. Dead Space Remake, at its core, is a haunted house built on the principles of giving you just enough to keep you alive, but instead of it being a haunted house, it’s a living, breathing nightmare. If you thought to yourself that Dead Space didn’t need a remake, you would have been right up until this game was released. Dead Space Remake hits the mark nearly perfectly, improving several flaws while adding to the formula.

    Graphics:

    First things first, visually the game is stunning. The colors are vibrant but keeps its industrial/sickly look. Attention to detail has improved drastically, whether it’s the laser coming from your weapon or the drag tenacles (once you kill one, look to where it grabs you. It shocked me.)

    On performance, there is not too much detail taken away. The game plays butter smooth, hardly any stuttering. On Graphics, frame rate is sacrificed, but it feels exactly like old Dead Space. The lighting is gorgeous. The volumetric fog works perfectly in limiting vision. The way blood sticks to Issac now after stomping on a corpse is shockingly real. Everything about the visual aspect of this game is fantastic.

    I will include this apart of graphics, but the animations is a main gripe I have. They are extremely stiff and unnatural looking. Zero G is extremely noticeable, Issac is not as smooth floating through the air. It’s easy to ignore, but I wish it would have been more buttery. Dead Space 2 is twice as superior when it comes to animations.

    Story:

    The story has not changed much, but noticeable shifts in how the story plays out makes much more sense. I won’t go in to detail to avoid spoilers, but I’ll say that certain characters you never encounter are now alive to help you tackle certain areas. It helps that this improves the already great story.

    Voice Acting:

    The voice acting is a double edged sword. Issac now gets a voice apposed to not, and it’s implemented perfectly. It’s gritty, raw, but logical. Jacob Temple is a returning voice actor, he was fantastic as well. Most voice actors have been replaced that have lost some performance, like Nicole and Kendra (although Kendra’s acting seems to improve towards the end. I actually started to really enjoy her). In other words, we gained some, lost some, but in the end I think it was a slight improvement overall.

    Combat and Exploration.

    Combat has not altered much either, but there are some major QOL changes that have been implemented. Kinesis has improved, as well as movement (which is faster. It feels much better compared to DS1). Weapons have also been balanced much better. The flamethrower and ripper are my personal favorites. Squirt some flames on an enemy, then rip them apart with a levitating saw blade.


    Exploration, on the other hand, is brand new. You can now back track to areas that had locked supply closets before. These are opened with security clearance instead of power nodes, allowing no risk of you using them all. You think you cleared the medical deck? Think again. Areas will still have monsters that might or might not spawn. You never know. The Intensity Director will drastically changes certain areas, complete shutting off lights, introducing volumetric fog, rupturing certain vent covers, or even adding the sounds of screams. It will ALWAYS keep you on edge because you never know when an alien Zombie will rip your face off.

    Summary:

    Dead Space Remake is a near perfect love letter to Dead Space. It’s scare factor is cranked up, and the game is a blast from the past waiting to be beat the hell out of.
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  6. Mar 27, 2023
    8
    8.5 / 10

    This was my first experience with any of the Dead Space games. I must say, I LOVED it!! Every moment was terrifying, as I found
    8.5 / 10

    This was my first experience with any of the Dead Space games. I must say, I LOVED it!! Every moment was terrifying, as I found walking through every objective nervous as to what might be lurking around the corner, or what might pop out of the ceiling to literally rip my head off. The story itself is contained well, and kept me interested enough to care about what was going on, while not every character was interesting, those focused on and their struggles to survive felt believable.
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  7. Jan 30, 2023
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Grafik und Umsetzung super. Sprache Russisch und Untertitel aus dem Spiel zu entfernen ist Nonsens. Expand

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