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  • Summary: Built from the ground up and developed exclusively for the Wii, Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction marries the innovative motion controlsBuilt from the ground up and developed exclusively for the Wii, Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke’s mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction marries the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience. Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  • Developer: Eurocom Entertainment Software, Visceral Games, Eurocom
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Horror, Horror, Shooter, Light Gun
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. 100
    Extraction is one hell of ride. It isn't pants-wettingly scary but it's a well-told story full of believable characters and situations. It does a great job of delving deeper into the Dead Space universe and offers up some genuinely engaging moments of run-and-gun action.
  2. Extraction manages to come through on its promise of a cinematic experience by embracing the genre’s limitations and bending the expectations of what an on-rails game can and should do, all the while playing to the Wii’s strengths and pushing its technical abilities to new highs.
  3. 86
    Taking the established genre formula and adding the core elements of the Dead Space experience has made for a shooter that's refreshingly relentless, delivering a hugely enjoyable action romp.
  4. Fans won’t find much of anything substantially new to digest, so think of Extraction as a fast, psychedelic trip down memory lane with a lot more firepower.
  5. Dead Space: Extraction takes us back to the events that transpired before Isaac and his team landed aboard the USG Ishimura and it gives Dead Space fans plenty of backstory to make the overall Dead Space storyline feel whole again.
  6. 80
    Dead Space Extraction is a tense, gorgeous rail-shooter which stays true to its predecessor while advancing its genre of choice. A slender package of notable quality.
  7. Extraction presents a quandary. It's a pretty short game, at only five or six hours, and after what looks like a great setup for a big exciting finale, the game just sort of... ends, abruptly and poorly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. ChrisH
    Sep 30, 2009
    10
    My comment will probably be removed as it should, but just a quick and rather obvious point, that has been made so many times before: Game My comment will probably be removed as it should, but just a quick and rather obvious point, that has been made so many times before: Game Informer: Dead Space fans should check it out for the fiction... bla bla bla. Dead Space fans, as in the people who played the original which just happened to be on the other consoles. Is it that in this gaming world of today, we are now expected to not only own the latest consoles, but own every since one of them? Nothing wrong with exclusives, but why, when they already made a game on the other consoles, did they decide to make an exclusive for the one computer they didn't do the original for. Rant ends. Expand
  2. GiancarloG
    Oct 17, 2009
    9
    great game don't let the morons who gave this a 4 and a 5 fool you the graphics are some of the best on the wii and the gameplay is great fun.
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    9
    Dead space extraction is a great game period. I own all three systems and have played both dead space 1 and 2 and this dead space on rails forDead space extraction is a great game period. I own all three systems and have played both dead space 1 and 2 and this dead space on rails for the wii or for ps3 is a awsome experience. Great story great graphics. The will remote I like a little better than the move because I feel the speaker in the wii mote adds a little to the game play. It is a shame the wii is dissed so much by the die hard xbxers out there because honestly they are missing out on a great title. If you don't pick this one up then you are the one missing out. Worth every penny and one of the best games ever on rails. Love it. Expand
  4. DanielS.
    Jan 31, 2010
    9
    Dead space extraction is an incredible overall experience. You'll never see the plot twists coming and they'll actually make sense Dead space extraction is an incredible overall experience. You'll never see the plot twists coming and they'll actually make sense unlike the end of Modern Warfare 2. The shooting mechanics are very good for a light-gun game, but putting the game on rails makes it much less scary than the original dead space. If it weren't for the game being so short it would be a sure 10, but the lack of scares and short campaign make it only a near perfect experience. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2011
    8
    one of the very few good things the wii has going for it besides its nintendo lisenced games are some real good rail shooters and dead spaceone of the very few good things the wii has going for it besides its nintendo lisenced games are some real good rail shooters and dead space extraction joins that list. the game feels alot like a movie as there is alot of chatter between you and your commrades as you make your way through the alien infested ship trying to find away out. its a sequel just before the events of the first dead space . you have pretty much all the guns from the first dead space along with a few more . the graphics are very well done (for the wii atleast) . there are a few boss fights but are typically the same thing for all rail shooters just shoot the weak spot until it dies. the voice acting is pretty solid and it does like i said have a movie feel to it . you can upgrade your guns by finding upgrade nodes and there are 10 chapters in the game . the total is about 4 hours long so its on the short side but most rail shooters are . my few gripes with this game is it is just to dark and even though you get this green glow stick it only lets you use it at certain times which i was not a fan of . you should have been able to use it when ever you want . also the camera swings around so erradicaly when you are trying to grab some thing it can be a ubber pain . there should have been a button you can press that would just freeze the camera for atleast 3 seconds so you can grab some stuff . i didnt find this game as near as intense as what dead space 1 or 2 is but still a enjoyable games that if you like rail shooters is well worth picking up. Expand
  6. CarlosL
    Dec 21, 2009
    8
    I've player a lot on rail games on Wii, but this one I trully liked! It may be a little short, and a little repetitive, but it's a I've player a lot on rail games on Wii, but this one I trully liked! It may be a little short, and a little repetitive, but it's a lot of fun. One little issue, the multiplayer could be a little more improved. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2017
    0
    Way to slow, no much action, can't skip damn videos, horrible game!
    I can't believe I spent money on this, I tried to enjoyed, but it's
    Way to slow, no much action, can't skip damn videos, horrible game!
    I can't believe I spent money on this, I tried to enjoyed, but it's impossible, 3 minutes of videos, the you can shot once, then videos again!!!! **** game
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