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Not a revolution, but a perfection in survival horror. 0

Distress call from a mining ship in the deep recesses of space. Everything goes haywire upon arriving. Silent protagonist. The opening moments....With these clichés, Dead Space seems to be on the track of mediocrity and will be summarily forgotten, right? Well, thankfully, no, because Dead Space does enough on its own part for it to be set apart from almost every game of 2008 as one of the best games of the year, horror or not. Playing as Isaac Clarke, a silent engineer, the player will traverse...

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

Great game, but avoid the iffy port 0

I picked up Dead Space for the PC last year after a very favourable review on this very site. Being mostly a PC gamer I decided to get the PC version of the game. While I had a great time with the game there are some issue that would make me recommend the console versions of this game to the PC port.  Dead Space is a survival horror game with a very familiar premise. You arrive at a space station on a routine repair operation only for everything to go very wrong. I'm sure you've heard that befor...

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Perfection in a nutshell 0

Games can be great in a number of ways. They can push forth new ideas, ones that will manifest themselves as staples for years to come. They can strike a chord with players, generating unforgettable moments. Or they can take what has been done before, and do it better. Dead Space falls into this last category. It borrows the best ideas from some of gaming's landmark titles, and combines it all into a shooter that gets as close to perfection as any game could hope to do.Dead Space doesn't even tr...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

You'd definitely hear me scream in space 0

EA has decided to buck the trend this year; a company so used to spewing out sequels is now concentrating on starting new franchises, and EA Redwood Shores latest, Dead Space, has all the ingredients to become another big hit. With an animated comic book and animated movie already released, the markers have been firmly set; now it’s time for the game to deliver. So far, it’s on the right track. So few survival horror games throw you into space to fight aliens, that’s normally action territory; a...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

You'll be dead in space quite a few times - and love it. 0

Dead Space was one of those games that I heard about at E3 this past year, and was kind of unsure of.  I saw the same thing I had seen in a lot of recent games - a horror themed shooter with good graphics and a little girl creepily singing "Twinkle twinkle little star".  I kind of shrugged it off.  Then I started seeing actual game play footage, some of the features like zero gravity areas, and realized what Dead Space really was.  This is the next evolution of "survival" games, which for me rea...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

In space nobody can hear you scream, in Dead Space however... 0

Dead Space, one of the most surprisingly succesful games of 2008. Virtually no hype was centered around Isaac Clarke's perils among the Ishimura and when it finally came to be, it blew the critics and survival horror fanatics away in a giant stream of blood n dismembered limps.Dead Space is far from revolutionary and in fact isn't all that unique either, but it still manages to give players an incredibly horrorific journey with its gameplay managing to hit perfection with how its all executed.It...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A conventional shooter with an unconventional atmosphere. 0

EA’s Dead Space can be immediately perceived as a collaborative meshing of styles and gameplay concepts. The setting and atmosphere are more than reminiscent of Doom 3, while the third-person camera placement and over-the-shoulder combat practically radiate Resident Evil 4 and Gears of War’s influence of the third-person shooter genre. The comparisons drawn between these games are certainly valid, and what results is something that transcends the games from which these concepts are derived. ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Has everything you’d want in a survival horror game 0

The spooky deep-space spaceship genre sci-fi horror theme is a niche one in which only a few movie studios have decided to take a crack at.  Event Horizon and Pandorum are two movies that come to mind.  Now, EA wants to get involved in it, but wants to tell its story through the newer entertainment media known as the video game.  If you are a fan of those types of movies, this game should definitely get you excited, because you can now experience the story, but now with an active approach, as op...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

October is the perfect month for this game to be played! 0

A couple podcasts ago, I mentioned trying out Dead Space Extraction on the Wii all for about 10 minutes. Now we know it’s a prequel, but since I never had the time to play through the original game that came out a year ago, I figured October is as good of a month as any to have the bejeezus scared out of me. This game delivers, released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and the PC….Raw scale says, 9/10. The Good – A well told story in the sci-fi/horror realm. You play as an engineer(Issac) that’s part of...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A truly great accomplishment, Dead Space pioneers in futuristic survival-horror. 0

Oh no! Space is dead. And no, I don't mean that as you stare into the vacant skies of the night and see no movement, that the seemingly static quality of the galaxy is greeting you, even though there's always a black hole or red dwarf lurking in the distance that your fiendish eyes may not perceive without the aid of a telescope. It appears that there's death in space, but Death in Space wasn't as catchy a title, so they canned it and went for something less literal and more snazzy. But oh yes, ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The modern horror game. 0

 Synopsis: Dead Space is one of the most successful horror games to come in recent memory, because it lives-up to its horror heritage. This is achieved through a satisfying and quite interesting combat mechanic, but more importantly, an excellent audio and visual design that greatly compliments the setting. Although far from being innovative, not devoid of flaw, and suffers from some repetition, it is a successful amalgamation of solid mechanics that uplift it into an experience that is simply s...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dead Space is an unforgettable ride from start to finish. 0

These days, EA is known as the company that does nothing but put out annual rehashes of its profitable franchises, such as Madden and Fifa. However, Electronic Arts has decided it wants to get rid of that image, and the way it wants to do so is to put out a number of new IPs. Dead Space is one of those new games that will likely turn into franchises, and it hits home. It's a sci-fi horror game that reaches unbelieveable heights. The Ishimura's crew has seen better daysDead Space puts you in cont...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Next Best Horror Game is Here. 0

There is always a lot of risks involved when introducing a new series to the world. The first reaction most people will have is 'this game is a lot like…' We are skeptical because most gamers want to play something they know will be good. When Dead Space was announced, most people claimed 'this game is a lot like Resident Evil in Space' and while that a fair assessment, when you actually start playing, you notice that this is a very different game and a good one at that. The plot behind Dead Sp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Space unbias review 0

4 1/2 out of 5 starsIts terrifyingly violent, deliciously gory, and ultimately worth the 9-12 hours (pending on one's skill level-took me ten hours on normal) spent dismembering former human limbs.the good-*scerenely beautiful-lighting, shadowing, and textures are pitched wonderfully.*large scale memorable boss fights that will give you chills when you see them (especially when the last boss fight comes)*story draws you in and never lets up*isolates you almost immediatley, triggering the heavy s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A simple yet great story, Brilliant Execution. 0

Of course this review as every other one is subjective to the point where my experiences with games differ from yours, but hear me for a bit.  Dead Space is a survival horror game that actually progresses the story in every chapter, has very small sections of the game that would be considered to be meaningless, and weapons are inventive.  The enemies of the game are fun to fight and are presented well as monsters we should fear.  But people give it a bad rap for making the game sound like a comp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

In space, no one can hear you scream. 0

Dead Space successful does what it sets out to do: It creates an original, atmospheric experience that is built around keeping you on edge through every step of the game.The pacing in Dead Space runs parallel to its presentation, it's perfect.At the start of the game you are literally thrust into the clutches of a massive mining shuttle that you are investigating due to a total communications blackout and your ship is pulled in by a seemingly unknown force. Upon the shaky landing, you and your c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hamst3r's Quick Review 0

Dead SpaceWhile many new games try and rip off the highly-acclaimed games of the past in an attempt to be as popular as them, the knockoffs typically end up failing regardless of how similar they are to the source material. There are also certain concepts that have been done to death now; such as time manipulation. Yet there are games which have shown us that even overused game mechanics such as time manipulation can still be used in a fresh and innovative fashion, e.g., Braid. Dead Space has a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Space = Dead Awesome 0

This year, we really haven't seen many survival horror games. The latest one was Silent Hill: Homecoming, and it was a pretty good game. Everyone seems to be waiting for Resident Evil 5 (which I don't think is survival horror, but an action game), but if you have the money, you must check out Dead Space. It is one of my favorite games this year and a fantastic survival horror title.The story is that Isaac (protagonist), and some fellow crew members are going to the USG Ishimura to fix what they ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Space Review 0

Much like one of Dead Space's necromorphs after meeting the business end of a plasma cutter, I am torn. I really want to love Dead Space for its brilliant graphics, brutally satisfying combat and creepy atmosphere. But I also want to berate it for its generic plot, repetitive structure and overall predictability. You see, the plot really is a bit rubbish. Stop me if you've heard this before: You are Space Engineer Isaac Clarke, Isaac Clarkeon a mission to answer a Distress Call from a Big, Adrif...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Space is one of the best horror games this century 0

Dead Space starts out with you and 3 other people, and your ship crashes. You soon find out that the place you landed on is infested with a crazy zombie beast and you have to kill them and get out of that place! This leads to one of the weaker points of Dead Space, the story.The story is OK but we've all seen this before. I would love to see a horror game that doesn't involve zombies. Sure, this game is one of the best horror games I've ever layed eyes on, but still, I want a new horror storylin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Incredibly immersive and ultra polished. 0

WOW, what an amazing game! This is definitely one of the best games out there. I'm not a fan of many horror games but Dead Space's presentation and gameplay made me love it just as much as other horror games like Resident Evil 4 and Bioshock.The first thing that instantly grabbed me were the beautiful graphics and in-game HUD. The game looks terrific and it's filled with lots of detail. The ship's levels are eerie and dark in some spots and bright and colorful in other spots. You can sense the h...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Failing at deadspace 0

Here's the link to a video of me being terrified on deadspace.Not only are FPS games not my strong point (like not being able to figure out how to shoot) but the boys seem to think making me play scary games is funny. It's good entertainment to watch me freak out :)Deadspace itself is a perfect combination of action and suspense, it grips you whilst making you cautious of your surroundings. I would really recommend to anyone who is into horror games!...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Space Review 0

You’ll never look at your man cave quite the same again and those dark corners may need to be checked twice. Thought you were too old for a nightlight? Perhaps not.True Sci-fi survival horror is finally here and not the zombie apocalypse, here’s the most powerful weapons on the market kind of ordeal. Every shot counts in Dead Space and if you screw up, it may be the last mistake you’ll ever make.EA’s Visceral Games had a lot to prove with this game. The horror-survival genre is littered with ot...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An evolution in survival-horror 0

Dead Space is not just another Resident Evil clone; it is more than that. Yes, it may feature gameplay mechanics which are standard for the genre, pioneered by The Godfather of survival-horror; however, there are more than enough innovative, well-designed and well-executed features in Dead Space that not only allow it to set itself apart from the competition, but, also, to possibly rival it. In Dead Space, you play as Isaac Clarke, engineer and on-board systems specialist, who has been sent out,...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

An immersive atmosphere meets pure brutality. 0

ProsAwesome graphics. Nice enemy variety that keeps you rigid. Incredibly immersive thanks to having the HUD built into your character. The story, while somewhat weak, has great storytelling. Yes, I just contradicted myself. Everything is brutal. From crushing your foes with the heel of your boot, to kicking a mutated baby. ConsReplayability is limited due to mostly linear pathing, and a consistent amount of backtracking. The story ending left me unsatisfied. The string of cliff-hanger endings ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Welcome to the USG Repetitive. 0

If Dead Space was 2 hours long and cost $5, then it would've been a great game. Instead, what EA Redwood tried to do was stretch the game's base ideas to the point that it became a 12-15 hour hike. EA's definitely succeeded in that respect, but the end result is a game that constantly recycles its ideas and concepts to the point that repetitive becomes a massive understatement. There's also a lack of genuine, original ideas, which doesn't give Dead Space a strong sense of identity. That's not to...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Dead Space 0

When the boxart for a game features a dismembered hand floating through space and a Mature label in the corner, you should have enough confidence to know that something like Dead Space can't go wrong.  With the huge lineup of big name franchises hitting shelves this holiday season, it's a no-brainer that a game like Dead Space will fly under most folks' radar.  It's an original IP from a company that usually does little to nothing well over the years with original IPs.  It's a survival horror ga...

5 out of 9 found this review helpful.

In Space, No One Can Hear You Get Cut In Half Four Hundred Times 0

  If your girlfriend were stuck on a spaceship with an entire legion of reanimated nasty mutated stabby corpses, would you try to rescue her? Before you answer, you should know they look kinda like this:   The producers of the game studied photos of car crash victims in order to make the corpses more realistic. HELL YES, I'M READY FOR SOME FUN.   WARNING: If your objective is to have fun, do not select Hard Mode. I selected Hard Mode because I am a true man, and I spent the next 20-30 hours ge...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Can't repair a dismembered heart 0

Dead Space : EA’s brand new Survival-Horror franchise. That statement feels like a lie. Story : Dumb. Okay the story of Dead Space is that you’re on some kind of mission to go to this spaceship. You and your dim-witted crew discover that everyone’s been slaughtered by some kind of monstrous species and now must find a means to survive. The first thing I noticed about Dead Space is that the voice-acting is bad (and not in that Resident Evil hilariously bad way but just bad), the characters are u...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Forget Bioshock, this is the true successor to the SHOCK name- 0

Once upon a time, there was a game by the name of System Shock 2.It was a hybrid game that succesfully merged RPG, adventure, horror and FPS game elements to create one of the best games of all time.Unfortunately the game didn't sell very well and the company that made the game went out of Buisness and the people who worked there split into two groups.Half of them Went to make a game by the Name of Bioshock, this was a heavily dumbed down version of System Shock 2 for Consoles, The other half we...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Solid gameplay, but cliche story and monster closest ruin it 0

 Dead Space is a sci-fi survival horror game developed by Electronic Arts and released in 2008. In the game the player takes control of engineer Isaac Clarke, who battles himself through hordes of mutated creatures on the spaceship USG Ishimura. The setting takes quite some inspiration from movies like Event Horizon, while the gameplay is very similar to that of Resident Evil 4.As far as story is concerned there really isn't much positive to say about Dead Space. A few moments after arriving on ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

You May Enjoy This Game. I, However, Hate It. 0

At the end of the day, a review is an opinion of the person writing the review, the reviewer. And the gameplay, features, graphics, and everything slammed onto the video game disc is what sways the reviewer's opinion one way or another. For Dead Space, everything the game had I didn't like. The production values and pretty graphics were nice, but the gameplay and survival horror aspect of the game, I found, unappealing. All this is coming from probably one of the biggest Resident Evil fanboys ou...

0 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Equivalent To: Alien vs Predator (PC) but better!! 0

   Dead Space is good, really really good.  The game is plain fun to play.  If it weren't for a few setbacks in game design and story, this could have been epic.  Dead Space starts off well.  The UI design choices and the amount of immersion they are trying to go for works.  There is no HUD, your important information (life bar and stasis bar) are on the back of your suit.  The menus are all done in game and real time.  The graphics are great and the atmosphere works.  However all is not well in...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead Space is a solid 1 player game, and nothing else! 0

Dead Space was the first original, new, creative IP for EA and the Xbox 360. In a time of numbered squeals dominating the charts, Dead space was considered a departure for EA, showing us that doing something new and creative can still yield decent, if not pretty good results! You start out as Isaac Clarke, our silent hero and crew heading for a distressed “Planet Cracker” orbital mining vessel. The story is nothing new for sci-fi or horror fans, yet is suitable and does a decent job of keeping y...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Deep Spaced 0

Dead Space is a superb new entry in the survival-horror genre that never stops creating a very palpable, tension filled atmosphere through each of its twelve chapters. Taking strong inspiration from a variety of films such as Alien, Event Horizon and even John Carpenter's The Thing to other games in the genre such as Resident Evil, Dead Space turns out to be a successful amalgamation of ideas.Combining the peril of the unknown with the thrill of exploration and discovery you play as Issac Clarke...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

a reason why i do not want to be a engineer 0

so is dead space scary?...no not at all..but it does do a hell of a job at being suspenceful..there was no time at all where i jumped or was afraid to go through a door, but i did find myself constently checking my ammo and health before i enter a room..the game does a great job at making you do those kinds of things..and the anticipation of what is behind the next door or room is what sets the mood for this game.the mood for this game is DARK..very rarly do you see a room fully lit..and if that...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The New Resident Evil 0

If you like survival-horror, third-person shooters, or brutally killing undead aliens, this game is for you. Dead Space delivers a horrific experience while at the same time allowing you to play the way you want. There are a multitude of weapons and nearly unlimited ways to upgrade them, so that any player can find their niche. There are many ways to kill a Necromorph, a wise man once said, and Dead Space allows you to do it however you like. The gameplay is entirely solid. The player will find ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Excellent shooter with great supporting features 0

Dead Space took what RE4 did with the over-the-shoulder view and ran with it.  Dead Space controls much like RE5 did with the over-the-shoulder camera angle and point of view.  That is really where the similarities end however.  The story is pretty good and the gameplay is pretty great as well.  The focus on taking out enemies limbs instead of just pumping ammo into their body as a whole is very refreshing.  It encourages specific aiming rather than spraying.  The use of Power Cells to level up ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Aim For The Head... No... Wait! 0

Dead Space is a third person survival horror title set in the presumably not too distant future.   The player takes the role of engineer Isaac Clarke, whose crew is sent to investigate the USG Ishimura, a deep space mining vessel that has lost outside communication.   Isaac and company quickly learns that something is awry when they land on the Ishimura and find abominations known as Necromorphs rather than the ship’s crew.   Over a span of 12 chapters (each of which take about an hour to comple...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great new IP from EA 0

Ok well first things first... NOT A GAME FOR KIDS!!! Little kids i mean. The 12 year olds that just learned what "four letter" words are fun to say in an almost public place... they can still play b/c they are anyways b/c their parents don't care. No, i mean the little little ones. They need to have this game well out of reach. This game is, in short, very well put together. Slick production on every level, music, sound, voice acting, lighting, everything. I don't think this game is a "Horror" g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A tiny shuffle in the right direction. 0

EA have apparently turned themselves around with Dead Space that has been called by some the 'Scariest game ever' is it? No.Dead Space never really scared me and in fact it barely made me feel tense, this was due to the fact that the tactics they used to scare were repeated over and over again throughout the game the main one being walking past something that looks dead only for it to jump up and attack you, whilst this perhaps made me a little jumpy at the start, eventually it became a sort of ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bloody Brilliant 0

Holy crap this is a brilliant game. Amazing graphics, incredible sound design, this game scared the bejesus out of me. It’s not the most original game, you’ve seen it all before, but never have you seen it all done so damn well.If you like video games, you must play this one...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

WHO KNEW SPACE WAS SUCH A VIOLENT PLACE! 0

WHO KNEW SPACE WAS SUCH A VIOLENT PLACE!When we think of Outer Space, we think of big powerful rocketships taking men and women of great intelligence to study the many wonders of this world. We don't think of horrid blood thirsty aliens looking to savagely kill any human that may cross their path. Yet in the universe of EA's newest shooter Dead Space, that's what's exactly happening and it a true test of survival. From EA's Redwood Shores studio, Dead Space places you as Isaac Clarke, an enginee...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dead Space 0

Dead Space is a perfect example of how I like the survival horror genre.  Creepy at some parts, but overall not too spooky, so I know that the games entire purpose is not just to scare me.  The innovative weaponry in the game (only one "weapon" actually is supposed to be one) certainly adds to the game.  The game would not nearly be as fun with ordinary point and shoot weaponry.  The idea of dismembering the enemies to not only do extra damage but slow them down, is phenomenal fun.  I mean, who ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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