Excerpt: Prepare yourself for one of the most terrifying videogame experiences you'll ever encounter, if not the scariest ever. From the creative details scattered liberally around the levels, such as blood-scrawled notes and tossed-aside luggage, to the intense sound effects and sparse but effective music, Dead Space literally oozes style. I haven't been so impressed by a game's presentation in a very long time.
Excerpt: After the let down that was Silent Hill: Homecoming, I was on the lookout for a game to fill both the depressing void in my soul and the number of days I had set aside to devote to a total horror survival experience. At first, I thought my options were limited to the PS3 release of Bioshock (more on that at a later date, I suspect), but when I started hearing about Dead Space, the suspicion that my title had been found started to emerge.
Summary: The survival horror genre is rife with games in which you are isolated in a hostile environment full of monsters, and Dead Space is no exception. But from the moment you're thrown into the middle of the fray in the heart-pounding introduction until the bone-chilling conclusion, it's clear that this is something quite unique.
Pros: Deeply engrossing story, Breathtaking visuals and nerve-wracking audio, Strategic dismemberment adds an entirely new, satisfying dimension to combat, Truly terrifying gameplay keeps you on the edge of your seat
Cons: Repetitive mission objectives, Close-quarters combat is troublesome
Excerpt: Name: Dead Space Genre: Survival Horror Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (Reviewed on Xbox 360) Watch the video review. Dead Space is a bold game, through and through. It launched against high-profile sequels in an already busy holiday season, and prides itself on frights, even though the Survival Horror genre has grown tired over the years.
Summary: EA's Dead Space goes under the knife at Games Xtreme and we discover if this 3rd person Survival Horror game set aboard the deep-space planetcracker: Ishimura, is all that it's cracked up to be.