Summary: From a single player perspective, the game just rocks. It is 100% run-for -your -life since the moment you gain control of Isaac (well, maybe 90% and the other 10% its like search for ammo and upgrades). If you played the first one (and loved it), you will not be dissapointed with this one. If you never played Dead Space, I really recommend playing the first one (no requisite to enjoy the second, however).
Summary: I throughly enjoyed the first Dead Space which I say a thrilling and creative experince. Well everything from the first one has been improved upon in the sequel. The only complaints I can say about this game is that it seemed short, but that could just be from me playing it non-stop. Also, some of the events that happen could be seen as just another rehashing of the original game and may seem stale to the average player.
Summary: Its much better than the first the graphics are better and its easier to see the characters in the first the guy never said a word in the second he does have a voice. Its almost like playing silent hill.
Summary: When the original Dead Space came out, it was the new kid on the really, REALLY crowded block of mediocre survival "horror" games that were not even all that "horror-y". After impressing critics and fans alike for its amazing third person gameplay and being incredibly replayable, Dead Space 2 comes back to reclaim its throne of survival horror. But is it as good as the first one?
Summary: If you enjoyed the first dead space game, then you will also like this one. I also recommend watching the movies as well for more story in this franchise! I like how this game gives more story and put a face to the main character.