Summary: The premise of Dead Space 3: Awakened is what the entire Dead Space 3 game should have been. I understand that Dead Space 3's core game was more of a co-op game than a solo-experience, which is unheard of for the series, Awakened is what Dead Space 3 should have been and then some. It is a good DLC on sale.
Summary: I don't play co-op or multi-player so I can't comment on that aspect, but as a standalone single player game Dead Space 3 is great. The graphics, sound, atmosphere, etc are top notch just like in DS 1 and 2 (Both great too!). There is a bit of subplot between Isaac, Ellie and the new guy in her life but I actually like that. It adds some depth to the game. I'm running Win 7 64 with an older Radeon 6770 vid card and the game runs flawlessly on it.