Excerpt: There are probably only two reasons why you want to read this review. The first is simply the chance you’re one of the many people who stayed away from the predecessor, the underdog in 2008’s end of the year lineup, and chose for more well-known IPs to spend your money on.
Excerpt: You’ve probably seen the commercial; horrified mothers watching and reacting to Visceral Games’ Dead Space 2. It’s a little hard to imagine a game being that graphic, but those commercials do Dead Space 2 justice.
Excerpt: Date: 1/26/2011 By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 Extra Features: Online Multiplayer (4-8 players), Leaderboards The original Dead Space offered some great action gameplay and an atmosphere that was completely fitting for a horror game.
Summary: If one thing can be said of Visceral Games, it's that the studio is true to its name. Visceral is a word that can adequately describe any of the team's violent, blood-drenched titles, and nowhere is this more true than with the game that turned EA Redwood Shores into Visceral in the first place,...
Excerpt: (Click here to Jump to the moral content) It\'s like Resident Evil, but in space. That was the first impression I had of Dead Space before I took the time to sit down and actually play through it. After finishing the game, Dead Space became one of of my favorite mature-rated games for the PS3.
Pros: Intense horror elements and creepy environments; Zero Gravity areas control much easier compared to the first game; cinematic moments are pretty slick; story is meaty and offers plenty of new background into the Dead Space universe; reason to play through multiple times
Excerpt: There's a bit where, over the radio, Isaac Clarke is told that under absolutely no circumstances must he never ever... and then the transmission cuts to static. Still, blind obedience to a tried and tested bag of clichés is never necessarily a bad thing, and it's always a reassuring eventuality that...
Excerpt: Be warned: SpaceChem eats your life! It’s very subtle about doing it as well, so when that puzzle you started in daylight starts to strain your eyes, it’s because it’s night time and you need to switch a light on. What Zachatronic Industries have created here is something special.
Conclusion: Dead Space 2 is a more than worthy successor to the original, adding plenty of oomph to the series and a solid multiplayer experience to boot. We would have preferred more puzzles and a little less linearity, but that doesn't stop us wanting a third Isaac outing.