In the future, Earth's appetite for resources has become a major motivator for deep space exploration. Immense, privately-owned and operated mining ships called "planetcrackers" orbit planets and use sophisticated equipment to carve out entire city-sized chunks of rock, and reduce them to component elements and raw ore.
Communications with one of these planetcrackers, the USG Ishimura, have ceased while the ship is engaged in deep space mining operations.
The company's top engineer, Isaac Clarke, is sent to discover the problem and fix it. Once onboard the vessel, Clarke discovers that a terrifying alien presence has taken over the ship, and has horribly killed the crew. Weaponless and terrified, this lone engineer is burdened with much more than simple survival - he holds the fate of all mankind in his hands.
Dismemberment: This game's core mechanic is the strategic dismemberment of alien appendages. In true survival horror fashion, you must conserve ammo - in true Hollywood horror fashion, it's all about seeing bone fragments and arterial spray fly across the room. Enemies in the game are resilient. The conventional wisdom that a headshot will stop an alien is thrown out in Dead Space.
Setting and Atmosphere: Dead Space is an immersive, interactive horror movie experience. An emergent, panic-inducing audio system, an innovative Minority Report-style HUD, and a nuanced, scary pace that will sink you into the game experience.
Unique Weaponry: Stasis Gun is used to slow charging aliens and to help solve puzzles. The Gravity Gun and unique projectile-based weaponry are mining tools - your ability to upgrade weapons increases as you progress through the game.
Zero Gravity: Survive and destroy the aliens in Zero G environments. Manipulate gravity with Havok physics to solve puzzles and fight enemies.
Minimum System Requirements OS – Windows 2000/ XP Processor – 1.4GHZ Memory –256MB Hard drive – 7GB DVD-Rom – 8 speed Video Card – 32MB Sound card – DirectX 9.0c Compatible DirectX - Direct9.0C
by Ranil on August 19th 2013
One of the great survival horror games. Dead Space is a game that is intense, atmospheric and just plain scary. The game builds up the tension perfectly as you explore the USG Ishimura. The game is genuinely scary and will certainly make you jump and dread entering certain areas. The necromorphs are tough to kill and ammo and weapons are limited so surviving without being triggerhappy is key. The game's story is quite good and the PC version looks great and runs really well. A must play and a pinnacle in the genre.
by Jayden on December 3rd 2012
Very scary game, running from enemies is scary as hell. Enemies run through the vents above you. the guns are fun, upgrading them is fun aswell, they are so different too other games.
The types of necromorphs are awesome, the boss at the end is so epic.
Dying is so funny and awesome, they are so utterly bloody.
This is an epic game
by Ryan on September 22nd 2012
Dead space is one of the the best horror games out there. Set after the movie Dead Space Downfall you play as Issac Clarke, an engineer in a rescue/salvage party tasked with discovering what happened on the planet cracking space ship Ishimura. You feel so alone and vulnerable as you walk down dark blood stained corridors with the slightest noise or flickering light making you jump in your seat. It's not long before you discover what happened to the crew, and then the salvage operation turns in to a fight for survival. The game has a range of unique weapons ranging from flamethrowers, mines, saws, and of course plasma riffles. Weapons and suits can be upgraded to do more damage, hold more ammo, reload faster and so on. The zero gravity areas in Dead Space are nothing short of brilliant. My only gripe with this game is walking feels very clunky and slow, possibly trying to simulate the space suit he's wearing, but annoying nonetheless.
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