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Dead Space review

Excellent
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43 comments

  • PixelSly - October 14, 2008 10:29 p.m.

    I cant wait to get this game tomorrow
  • Darkness710 - November 4, 2008 9:48 p.m.

    i just finished this game like 2 hours ago. It is fantastic and am now replaying to get the achievements "Maxed Out" and a game on impossible mode to get "Epic Tier 3.." but playing it one asy with all weapons at the beginning seems more like an action game but on impossible, its terrifing again because you feel alot more vulnerable..long comment but a truly brilliant masterpiece of the horror gaming genre
  • codzprc - November 4, 2008 10:29 a.m.

    Dead space is like no other zombie-killer you have ever played. And yes, it is a zombie-killer because the recently deceased have come back to life. Dispute the category as you might, the dead are back and want to kill you--- Zombie. Most know by now, that instead of headshots - dismemberment is key, a welcomed feature in my view. What most seem to miss is the religious aspect of the game. Many view it as a rip on Scientology, seeing that Unitology is the religion in the game/movie/comic. However, replace "Unitology" with any other religious view (Christianity, Judaism, Catholicism, ect.) and you have a 'through the looking glass' effect. The things that are happening on the USG Ishimura are the same things that happened thousands of years ago, and continue through present day. In Dead Space, as in today's life, a lot is dictated by the churches' decision. The relic held importance over human life - the arch of the covenant destroys it's guardians who are the only people allowed to see it(each guardian has suffered the same ailments for decades.) The stab that Dead Space takes at religion in general is refreshing. Putting ones' faith in any object, seeking guidance through it, and prioritizing above life above all else - paints a perfect picture of how religion has controlled the masses for centuries - and apparently centuries to come. **Read this before complaining** I am merely commenting on what I took from the Dead Space mediums. I don't despise any religion, but I think taking ANY text verbatim is ignorant - you were not there. (Huckleberry Finn could have been real, but wasn't) My favorite point to make in any religious discussion: How many of you worship Jesus?? A lot? - Ok, Lets look at the commandments - thou shall not worship any idol before me. Jesus was not god. Some text say he embodied god - but most agree he was merely a son. Therefore, for centuries people have been worshiping a false idol - so they went to hell. What does all of this have to do with Dead Space? Maybe you will play it differently - see the cutscenes in a new light. Watch the video and see new meaning. I don't know - nor do I care. Similar feelings should have popped up while playing Assassin's Creed - but apparently, you missed those... (I give this 6hrs till it is deleted)
  • Smeggs - October 26, 2008 6:41 p.m.

    Best gma eI've played all year, I even enjoyed it more thatn CoD4. Yes, I said it.
  • Thequestion 121 - October 25, 2008 10:22 p.m.

    Oh man, I want this game!! I love RE4 and playing an even scarier version is just sick.
  • tomservo - October 25, 2008 12:53 a.m.

    From a guy who has spent the last 24 years playing and then looking for good games: get this. It's spot on.
  • tomservo - October 25, 2008 12:53 a.m.

    From a guy who has spent the last 24 years playing and then looking for good games: get this. It's spot on.
  • Ravenbom - October 22, 2008 1:52 a.m.

    Damn it... I'm really on the fence about this one as to whether it's a rental or purchase... Halloween's coming and I'm really in the mood to soil myself while playing a game. (Is that a weird craving to have?)
  • Gotxxrock - October 16, 2008 4:25 a.m.

    I love this game... so much. "Rapture in space" best way to describe it. The only other survival-horror series I ever liked was Silent Hill; I have another now. In RE4, all the events and game sequences seemed heavily predictable; you knew when the guy with the chainsaw was going to come at you, and the storyline was just too far-fetched and angsty. Deadspace's fantastic claustrophobic environment just keeps you so paranoid and afraid, its fantastic, and the story reminds me of my favorite sci-fi flicks. Also... quality voice actors are always a good thing =P I must reluctantly note though, that RE4 is still the king. If ridden of the EA taint, this game could have been revolutionary.
  • NelosAngelos - October 16, 2008 2:05 a.m.

    I loved RE4, I am intrigued by the story behind this game. I wanna get it!
  • Samael - October 16, 2008 1:50 a.m.

    @octagons "The first fight through the med labs was a fluorescent-tubed, blood-drenched nightmare" "Exploring or even re-exploring the decks is a nail-biting experience"
  • Omigod - October 15, 2008 3:44 a.m.

    I want to play this game. RENT! no multiplayer!
  • SeVeN - October 15, 2008 12:01 a.m.

    I'm trying to decide between getting this or Saints Row 2.
  • Tasty_Pasta - October 14, 2008 10:58 p.m.

    It looks cool, and I might pick it up.
  • JollyCrisp - October 14, 2008 10:12 p.m.

    shit, my bad.
  • JollyCrisp - October 14, 2008 10:11 p.m.

    first!!! great game. great review
  • shockolate - October 14, 2008 10:11 p.m.

    looks pretty sick
  • DeadSpace - January 23, 2009 2:21 a.m.

    Ive Beat 7 Times
  • FluffyDestructo - August 22, 2009 5:21 a.m.

    Got it. Beat it. Love it. One of the greastest games i've played.
  • CreeplyTuna - July 14, 2009 12:38 a.m.

    one of my fav games ever! up there w/ half life 2

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More Info

Release date: Oct 14 2008 - PS3
Oct 20 2008 - PC
Oct 14 2008 - Xbox 360 (US)
Oct 24 2008 - PS3
Oct 31 2008 - PC
Oct 24 2008 - Xbox 360 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS3, PC, iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Published by: EA GAMES
Developed by: EA Redwood Shores
Franchise: Dead Space
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
PEGI Rating:
18+: Violence, Bad Language

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