Just how scary is Dead Space?

#1 Posted by TekZero (2692 posts) -

I'm not usually into survival horror games, but I am strangely attracted to Dead Space.  Call me a pansy, but I don't really like to be too scared to play a game.  Rate this game based on scariness. 

#2 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

This game is just not scary. Not even that creepy to be honest. Its just another shooter. But alot of fun at the same time.

#3 Posted by Rivix (162 posts) -

Not as scary as a Resident Evil game, but has a very creepy atmosphere. If your squeamish to blood and gore, then up the creepy factor. 

#4 Posted by TekZero (2692 posts) -

Strangely enough, I can handle video game blood and gore.  I guess this will be my next buy after all.

#5 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Not even slightly frightening. The first chapter was quite scary but when you realise how the game works, it loses all sense of horror.

#6 Posted by JohngPR (67 posts) -

It's not scary, but it will creep you out a little....especially if you have surround sound.

#7 Posted by TekZero (2692 posts) -

Sounds perfect.

#8 Posted by MattyFTM (14434 posts) -

It startles you on occasion when an enemy jumps out at you, but it isn't particularly scary.

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#9 Posted by Qbix89 (5 posts) -

Only tried the demo, didn't find that scary at all.

#10 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

Scary for the first few chapters and every time an enemy is introduced.
Make sure you play it with headphones, the sound design is outstanding, and makes up most of the game's atmosphere.

#12 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -

I think I jumped about three times, and that's all. Definitely the least scary horror game I've played - Fallout 3 was far scarier.

#13 Posted by TekZero (2692 posts) -
Icemael said:
"I think I jumped about three times, and that's all. Definitely the least scary horror game I've played - Fallout 3 was far scarier."

Really? Fallout 3?  I wouldn't even consider that game scary.
#14 Posted by Kazona (3099 posts) -

Sometimes I found it to be quite creepy and other times I wasn't the slightest bit scared.

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#15 Posted by Rivix (162 posts) -

There are times you will definitely jump. Especially if you play alone at night.....

#16 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -
TekZero said:
"Icemael said:
"I think I jumped about three times, and that's all. Definitely the least scary horror game I've played - Fallout 3 was far scarier."

Really? Fallout 3?  I wouldn't even consider that game scary."
Not overall, but some particular areas(dark, underground mazes full of giant ants...) were creepy as heck. I could go through just one of those ant hives, and it'd still be scarier than Dead Space in it's entirety.
#17 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
Icemael said:
"TekZero said:
"Icemael said:
"I think I jumped about three times, and that's all. Definitely the least scary horror game I've played - Fallout 3 was far scarier."

Really? Fallout 3?  I wouldn't even consider that game scary."
Not overall, but some particular areas(dark, underground mazes full of giant ants...) were creepy as heck. I could go through just one of those ant hives, and it'd still be scarier than Dead Space in it's entirety."
Definitely. With Fallout 3, there have been plenty of times where I have been totally on edge. Exploring an old abandoned factory, you have no idea what could be in there and if there is something in there, if it's going to be friendly or what but in Dead Space, you know that every few seconds, something is going to leap out of a vent or something and try to bite your head off.
#18 Posted by Shinryu (245 posts) -

Not really scary at all, but a very good game :)

#19 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1576 posts) -

There were times when I jumped a little from a surprise, or times when I hesitated to walk down a hallway because I knew something was at the end of it, but other then that, it wasn't scary... Didn't lose sleep or anything.

#20 Posted by pause422 (6249 posts) -

Its a really great game, but if you're just looking for anything real scary, I would look elsewhere(Although there's never been a single game thats been scary imo, just doesn't do it in any kind of entertainment at all for me.) If you're just looking for a fun game, with good combat in a creepy environment, then definitely try it out.

#21 Posted by TekZero (2692 posts) -

Thanks for the responses.  I'm pretty sure I'll love it.

#22 Posted by teh_destroyer (3574 posts) -
Tarsier said:
"I found it scarier than any other game in the genre. I don't get scared by games but there were a lot of times where I was hesitant to go to the next area because of that weird nervousness you have waiting for monsters to jump at you. =P Good stuff."
that is exactly how i fealt while i was playing through it,and i loved it.It is definitely worth a look.
#23 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -
HandsomeDead said:
"Icemael said:
"TekZero said:
"Icemael said:
"I think I jumped about three times, and that's all. Definitely the least scary horror game I've played - Fallout 3 was far scarier."

Really? Fallout 3?  I wouldn't even consider that game scary."
Not overall, but some particular areas(dark, underground mazes full of giant ants...) were creepy as heck. I could go through just one of those ant hives, and it'd still be scarier than Dead Space in it's entirety."
Definitely. With Fallout 3, there have been plenty of times where I have been totally on edge. Exploring an old abandoned factory, you have no idea what could be in there and if there is something in there, if it's going to be friendly or what but in Dead Space, you know that every few seconds, something is going to leap out of a vent or something and try to bite your head off."
i must say I agree that Fallout 3 is scarier for me. While the town sections and wasteland parts don't scare me, rummaging through the subway system when a ghoul pops out of nowhere scared me more than all of Dead Space. That really isn't much of a problem though, because Dead Space gets by more on its action than anything else, which is excellent by the way.
#24 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2419 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"It startles you on occasion when an enemy jumps out at you, but it isn't particularly scary."
This. There were a few times when I was not expecting an enemy and... WHAM!
#25 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

it isn't.

#26 Posted by VincentVega (6 posts) -

Still playing through and, as difficult it is to admit it, on several occasions I was forced to change my underwear.

#27 Posted by Gameboi (653 posts) -

It's scary  as in the dogs jumping through the hallway windows in Resident Evil sense.  Good, but nowhere near as disturbing as a Silent Hill game.

#28 Posted by Verdugo (2001 posts) -

It's meant to be played in the dark I know that for sure, really feels better played that way.

But it's not scary, I'd describe it more as disturbing, but not scary. The first chapter pulls out all the stops, and you're pretty much get used to it from there.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it, it's an excellent game.

#29 Posted by Lozz (311 posts) -

I wouldn't say it was scary. I'd definitely say its intense though. Very good and well worth playing.

#30 Posted by NateDogg (465 posts) -

Not into the horror genre either....

Whch is why I played Dead Space on easy :)
I was still able to enjoy it. 
#31 Posted by jakob187 (21780 posts) -

The first time one of the tentacles grabbed me and started dragging me down the hall, I jumped a little.  Other than that, it was scary.  More just creepy and having me constantly saying "SHIT, SHIT, SHIT, FUCKING DIE< SHIT SHIT SHIT FUCK!!!!!"

#32 Posted by lifeinthefridge (9 posts) -

Great game,

A lot of people seem to find it scary, I on the other hand did not. The only time I was slightly startled was the first time an enemy popped up from playing dead.

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