protomessiah's Severed (Xbox 360) review

Avatar image for protomessiah

Dead Space 2 Severed DLC Review: Short but fun ride

Severed is comprised of 2 chapters for a single player add on of Dead Space 2. You play as Gabe Weller of Dead Space Extraction fame, as you try to get to your wife on the sprawl. The dlc happens at the same time as Isacc's journey in the main game, and you will visit familiar areas. The level design and detail are as good as the main game, as you make your way from the mines to the medical ward. You start with a security suit, and you can buy any of the weapons in the game so you will be able to handle any enemies the game throws at you. This dlc sees the return of the twitcher necromorph from Dead Space 1, though this foe is not as frightening as in the first game due to the smaller spaces you face them in limiting their ability to move and "twitch".  

 The twitcher is back
 The twitcher is back
The sound is par for the course, with decent voicing and great ambiance sounds. Gabe's wife generally just screams a lot and can get annoying, but the dlc is not long so this doesn't become an issue. The length is my major issue with this dlc. It took me 50 minutes on normal difficulty. That is very short, and considering the dlc treads the same areas, same weapons and same enemies bar 1 as the main game its not really worth the 560 microsoft points charged for playing.  
Hello Isaa... I mean Gabe 
Hello Isaa... I mean Gabe 
I enjoyed the dlc's ending, and Gabe was fun despite basically being a reskin of Isaac. There are some nods to the main game and it adds in some extra story threads very effectively but overall I can only recommend this dlc to serious Dead Space fans due to the length and price. 
Pros: Twitcher is back 
           Some new plot threads 
           Good ending 
Cons: Too short 
             Too expensive considering its length 
Wtf: Unitologists should not have played with the evil space ray


Other reviews for Severed (Xbox 360)

    Dead Space: Disappointment 0

    I will be first to admit I was late getting to the Dead Space party. I did not even finish the first until after Dead Space 2 came out. But that does not make my love of the series any less. So when I heard that I was to get two more story chapters I as excited. Having played the two chapters I am less than excited now.    The argument could be made that because I have not played Extraction that I am not familiar with the characters and that is why the story did not grip me, however  the consen...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Dead Space 2: Severed Review 0

    Dead Space 2 is a fantastic game; it’s intense, fun, and has an intriguing story compelling you to continue progressing through the doomed Titan Space Station.  So, when Visceral blessed me with the ability to play some more single player Dead Space 2 goodness, I couldn’t refuse.Severed (which is now available for purchase on XBOX 360 for 560 MSP and on PS3 for $6.99) features two single player chapters about Dead Space: Extraction survivors Gabe Weller and Lexine Murdoch (who is now Lexine Well...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.