Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. Feb 6, 2023
    If you're new to the series, it's an absolute must to experience this wholly unique game, and thankfully there's more than enough excuse for older fans to step foot once more onto the USG Ishimura.
  2. Jan 30, 2023
    The Dead Space Remake has no flaws for me. It took one of my favorite franchises and reinvented it perfectly. It is stunning to look at, and every single change or addition they made works. This remake is a masterpiece and I hope that this is the rebirth that the Dead Space franchise deserves.
  3. Jan 26, 2023
    Motive Studios delivers a remake that isn't just a faithful adaption of Dead Space for the modern age, but a love letter to the entire franchise. New narrative tweaks, the addition of a talking protagonist, and open exploration across the ship add up to a stellar horror experience.
  4. Jan 26, 2023
    In many ways, Dead Space is still the game you remember from 2008, but this is the way it was supposed to be played. Despite a few nitpicks, the Dead Space remake improves on the original in every conceivable way. Not only that, it reminds us of the potential the franchise has and makes us look forward to future chapters in the series. We hope, desperately, that Isaac Clarke isn’t absent for another ten years, especially as the survival horror genre enters a period of renaissance. In space, no one can hear you scream, but your neighbors will.
  5. Jan 26, 2023
    The return of Dead Space results in the best space survival horror out there. An absolutely flawless remake.
  6. Feb 9, 2023
    Although I don’t really need to say this, I will in order to bring things to a close: If you’re a fan of survival horror games, you really cannot go wrong with Dead Space (2023). Whether you’re a new fan or a returning veteran, this is a fantastic remake that brings one of the genre’s best games to modern devices. It looks, sounds and plays fantastically well, and is simply the return of a masterpiece.
  7. Feb 21, 2023
    Dead Space is a remake done right. It builds on what the original game did well, delivering in terms of tension and environment, adding new layers as it goes. Should you be a fan of what the franchise did in the past, or are just looking to have your spine tingled, I would suggest you give Dead Space a go. And use headphones, yeah?
  8. Feb 21, 2023
    Remakes are a much harder thing to pull off than remasters. The original game exists and changing things can be a scary proposition to fans. Motive Studio has done an outstanding job of tweaking what worked and fixing what didn’t. This remake is on the same level as Capcom’s efforts with Resident Evil and will be considered one of the best going forward. This is a gold standard and I truly hope we get to see them continue this work with a new game in the series, or even a remake of the second game. I love this world and hope it is truly back and here to stay.
  9. 90
    Dead Space (2023) is an incredible remake of a much-loved game. With improved graphics, awesome sound, and amazing tweaks to many mechanics, this has to be seen to be believed. Furthermore, the seamless transition between chapters and the enhanced AI creates an immersive and petrifying experience. Consequently, this is one remake that won't let you down.
  10. Feb 8, 2023
    Dead Space is back with a fantastic reimagining of the 2008 original. The game plays just as well as it did before, but now comes with a host of visual, audio, and general gameplay improvements that make it one of the best survival horrors out there. Here’s hoping should we get further iterations they use this as the baseline and steer clear of the issues that plagued the series later on.
  11. Feb 8, 2023
    EA and Motive have pulled a blinder here. Dead Space not only faithfully remakes the original, it exceeds it in quality and expands it in a way that supremely enhances the experience. They took many risks like giving Isaac a voice and revamping the Ishimura's structure, but these gambles have paid off tenfold. Players familiar and unfamiliar with the original will have a fantastic time exploring this classic Sci-Fi horror game. Highly recommended!
  12. Feb 1, 2023
    Dead Space is an excellent remake, but above all a great horror game. It therefore does not matter whether you already know the USG Ishimura like the back of your hand, or whether this is your first adventure with Isaac Clarke. The graphical renovation and numerous major and minor adjustments are of course welcome, but it's the unpredictability, the seamless experience and the bone-chilling sound that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
  13. 90
    Dead Space Remake is a faithful, loving and gentle update of everything that made the original game iconic, and if you liked Visceral's game, then you can safely reinvest.
  14. Jan 28, 2023
    Dead Space and EA Motive pulled off what many had doubted since its announcement. They not only remade Dead Space from the ground up, but they made a superior version of one of the greatest horror games ever made.
  15. Jan 26, 2023
    Dead Space brings us a remake that is respectful of the original title but with many new features that improve it in every respect. A milestone in the horror genre and a title you absolutely must have in your collection.
  16. Jan 26, 2023
    One of the best survival horror games gets one of the best remakes we've seen so far, that is what you need to know about the new version of Dead Space. If you're a fan of the original game or just of the genre, it's a need to play.
  17. 90
    EA Motive could have taken a path of least resistance in delivering a Dead Space remake, though I’m thankful for everything they’ve poured into what is a tremendous reimagining of one of gaming’s truly iconic horror games. It’s gorier than ever, the story is made whole, encompassing lore elements once merely pieced together by its fan base, and feels like a genuinely fresh twist on the original.
  18. Jan 26, 2023
    EA Motive have done incredible work with the Dead Space remake to bring a horror classic up to date, injecting true horror back into the genre alongside considered changes and expansions to the original story. It’s hands down one of the best remakes ever made, and it’s like playing Dead Space for the first time all over again. Welcome back, Isaac.
  19. 88
    The Dead Space remake successfully revives a beloved survival horror franchise with gloriously gory aplomb. Nothing that made the original so good has been compromised, even with all the new additions. Bring on Dead Space 2!
  20. Jan 26, 2023
    A dream for horror fans! Thanks to numerous customizations and great visuals, this is the best version of one of the best horror games of all time.
  21. 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.
  22. Jan 26, 2023
    This new version of Dead Space is one of the few remakes that has managed to slot in that little window of time where it’s not been too soon or too long since the release of the original.
  23. Jan 31, 2023
    A gorgeous and atmospheric remake that improves on the original in almost every way.
  24. Jan 27, 2023
    This is an accomplished remake of a great game, but it doesn’t necessarily shake the cobwebs off in the same way that Resident Evil 2 did. But perhaps that’s because it didn’t need to; retaining the ghoulish sense of place and suffocation that makes the Ishimura such a horrible place to visit.
  25. Jan 26, 2023
    Its impact may be lessened these days – something that’s unavoidable given that the source material is a decade and a half old – but from its engaging intro crash sequence to its controversial (and slightly tweaked) ending, it’s still a thrilling journey through madness.
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  1. Jan 31, 2023
    Sitting proudly at the top of the list when it comes to the topic of video game remakes, this new Dead Space version has everything to please. Beautiful, fluid, generous in content: the list goes on. Although it faithfully adapts the original game, it indulges in a few more than welcome novelties that modernise and improve the overall experience, topping its original model and offering one of the best survival horror games today. We can only hope that it will find the commercial success it deserves and that the sequel to the trilogy will also be remade. An (almost) faultless take.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 297 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 297
  1. Jan 29, 2023
    Not sure I’d say it’s a 10, it’s either a 9 or a 10, but since a bunch of man babies want to dump zeroes on because of “wOkE” nonsense (thatNot sure I’d say it’s a 10, it’s either a 9 or a 10, but since a bunch of man babies want to dump zeroes on because of “wOkE” nonsense (that doesn’t exist by the way) I figure it’s worth evening out the score by rating it as high as possible. If you loved the original game you’ll love this as well, the story is totally different while being exactly the same. Everything’s been switched about to fit in with the two sequels without losing what made the original such an amazing game. Totally worth the price, go out and grab it. Full Review »
  2. Jan 29, 2023
    The visuals are outstanding the story is still great the Gameplay and weapons has improved over the original making this the best version ofThe visuals are outstanding the story is still great the Gameplay and weapons has improved over the original making this the best version of Dead Space Full Review »
  3. Jan 29, 2023
    Just making a review to balance out the bigotry from NinjaCrobat. This game is amazing.