Summary: More of the same. The first DS was great with poor PC control, the second was almost as good story-wise, but with better PC control. But after playing part way through this one, I think it is time to retire the franchise and move on. I never finished the game.
Summary: If you buy this game expecting survival horror, you will not be impressed. The majority of the focus is on the crafting system. You'll need to constantly be fiddling with parts in order to find an effective weapon. However, this version of the game comes with special weapons, which take all of that away.
Summary: This review contains spoilers of DS3 and its DLC. I really liked this DLC, but there are a few issues with it. First, it is quite short: about an hour to an hour and a half. Somehow, it seems hard to justifying paying a quarter of the price of the full game while you get maybe a tenth (or less) of the gameplay time. While I liked Dead Space 3, I found the general fear and horror to be greatly decreased from the previous games.
Summary: This game is short even for an expansion, and I played it on hard on my first try too. I would describe that this expansion is a Dead Space 4 advertisement that we have to pay for, if Dead Space 4 ever came to.
Summary: I found it quite disappointing. Nothing like DS2. Every time, when you were just getting into the FPS mode the action died. Then came the annoying "puzzles." You have to do them to continue. It brings the game to an abrupt halt. What it needs is more continuous action and deletion of those mindless puzzles.
Summary: I was anxiously awaiting the "Awakened" DLC and the descent into the franchise's 'darkest' and 'most disturbing' chapter. The DLC starts almost immediately after the conclusion of the Dead Space 3's campaign, and follows Isaac and John as they battle their way back to Earth. There is not much new here. The graphics and gameplay mechanics are pretty much the same, aside from a few new enemies and settings.
Summary: Dead Space has evolved from the horror of the original. The third installment is a straight-up action game, despite a few scares and surprises along the way. That said, it's a well-executed action game-- the game is polished, the story integrity is maintained from the first two installments, and a lot of exposition goes into what the 'markers' really are. You are given enough motivation to keep moving forward and you never feel like you're just wandering about aimlessly.
Summary: I picked this up on origin last night and I was real excited about it. It was action packed and overall a lot of fun but then the killjoy comes, only after about an hour of gameplay (on impossible mind you) it ends with a big cliff hanger. I felt short changed and let down by the lack of gameplay per dollars. Overall it was some very good DLC but just too short.