Only the Dead Survive. A massive deep-space mining ship goes dark after unearthing a strange artifact on a distant planet. Engineer Isaac Clarke embarks on the repair mission, only to uncover a nightmarish blood bath — the ship's crew horribly slaughtered and infected by alien scourge.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,262 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 20, 2008

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"One of my favorite horror games of all time. Unlike most horror games, it actually has a very compelling story arc, and pushes you to continue."
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Only the Dead Survive.
A massive deep-space mining ship goes dark after unearthing a strange artifact on a distant planet. Engineer Isaac Clarke embarks on the repair mission, only to uncover a nightmarish blood bath — the ship's crew horribly slaughtered and infected by alien scourge. Now Isaac is cut off, trapped, and engaged in a desperate fight for survival.

  • Strategically dismember the Necromorph enemies limb by bloody limb.
  • Zero gravity combat means terror can strike from anywhere.
  • Uncover the horrific truth of this shocking thriller.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP SP2 or Vista
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM or more for Windows XP (2 GB for Vista)
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compatible video card, Shader Model 3.0 required, 256 MB or better, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS, and 8500 are below minimum system requirements), ATI X1600 Pro or better (X1300, X1300 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
    • Hard Drive: 7.5 GB free space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM.
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Holy jeez this game scared the crap out of me! I love everything about this game, from the terryfying scenes to the hardcore gameplay. I really enjoyed the way the camera angles and mouse set up really lent to the scariness of the game. It causes a certain degree of panic when you know there is an enemy, but you can't find him unless you stay calm and move slowly without panicing. I really liked this game a lot and I definitely approve!!
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Event Horizon : The game
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
One of the greatest horror games of the last generation, for sure. Dead Space builds up suspense and tension, using a sci-fi environment, a creepy atmosphere, and lots of blood. You play as engineer Isaac Clarke, who goes on a routine mission to repair a damaged spaceship. Obviously the mission isn't so routine, and it's up to Isaac to find his girlfriend Nicole and escape with the rest of his crew. The enemies are known as the Necromorphs - humans who have changed into hideous creatures. Over the course of the game you will find new weapons, armor, and upgrades to help you along the way. Just be sure to stop playing the series at two; Dead Space 3 is a whole new kind of monster...
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Overall score = 8/10

Dead Space is a wonderful game combining many genres, third person shooter, survival, action, and horror, all into on. While some games fail when trying to do too much, Dead Space is able to do all of these parts well and deliver a satisfying experience from start to finish.

Dead Space progresses very nicely from start to finish. The story is intriguing and, while horrifying space creatures is nothing new, presents a well rounded and detail/lore filled experience that took some thought to follow. The opening sequence leads very nicely right into the action, immediately making you want to find out just what happened to that ship.

As far as firefights go, this game offers some intense sequences. Whenever I overcame a hoard of enemies I felt like a badass, but I always hoped that an engagement like that wouldn't happen again. This may be what Dead Space does best: present you in an environment that makes you uncomfortable, leave you feeling exposed at all times, and give you just enough to get the job done if you do it right and think on your feet.

That being said, I found the biggest flaws in the game to also center around the combat situations. While there are plenty of action sequences in the game, it is not as smooth as other action games, which is of course fine as this isn't the initial purpose. However, some sequences and enemies felt cheap to me when you meet them. The enemies are varied, challenging, and interesting as a whole, but some sequences are downright frustrating. Often this happens when an objective is not fully clear or your purpose is not adequately explained. I don't expect a game to hold my hand, but when it isn't clear what that button you just pressed does, but swarms of enemies come out of the vents, it can become exhasperating. Fortunately, this doesn't happen too often.

The progression system in Dead Space is very good and rewarding. You can build your loadout to your playstyle and upgrade equipment to suit your strengths. Dead Space offers a variety of weapons to use and tactics to implement to keep battles fresh and fun.

I would definitely recommend Dead Space, even though it is a few years old. It is still a great game, and at a discount during Christmas or summer for $5 simply can't be missed.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
EA used to make good games? WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Hadn't felt such a good sense of survival horror ever since the late 90s Residnt Evil games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I was "jumped" by naked mutant children.








11/10
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16 of 30 people (53%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I SO SCARE! 900/800
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This game is truly a horror masterpiece. The special about it is that Isaac isn't a soldier trained to kick ♥♥♥ but an engineer trained for fixing stuff. Going into a battle for survival against aggressive Necromorphs is always a terrifying experience. Do yourself a favor by playing Dead Space only in a dark room with headphones to experience the true horror. The only part I dislike about it is that it makes you feel edgy almost all the time knowing that danger lies around every corner.

P.S. Playing the game with a controller is strongly recommended (for smoother aiming).

Overall: 9/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Probably the best recent Survival Horror game to come out. More like RE4 than RE2 this game still has amazing horror elements. Don't be misguided by the more action oriented sequels. This game came out before EA grabed their hands on it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
The story just keeps reeling you in and the horror aspect isn't over done.

Love the creative weapons used too.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
this Isaac has some serious problems...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This is an incredible game, plenty of Horro, plenty of action lots of fun 10/10
And if your not into the horror, playing the game on easy makes it a little less scary (More ammunition, more health packs, etc...)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Fairly solid. The in-game VSync option limites the framerate to 30 frames per second. Use an external application to use VSync such as the AMD/nVidia control panel.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
DEAD SPACE
Without a doubt this has been one of the most enjoyable FPS horror games I have ever played. Intense atmosphere and great jump scares make this game a thoroughly memorable experience. The Scfi genre generally lacks good horror games, but this game is worth every single penny.

Replay value: There is very little replay value since all the jump scares are scripted and predictable, however, new game plus makes for an interesting experience.

Final Verdict: Can you really say you are a respectable gamer until you have played this game? NO you cannot not. BUY IT! PLAY IT! You will love it or we will find you....

Score
8.9/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Sorry but no. As much as this game is good and all...I will not support the sale of this game if huge bugs exist.


Case and Point : Chapter 8 : When you get back on the Tran the blockades, that prevent you from leaving when you start the tran, will begin to spin and when you get to the other end they will spin once more; however, they get to a position were you cannot get off. This prevents Chapter 8 from EVER GETTING FINISHED.

1) I've tried reloading my save file
2) I tried deleting chapter 8 and reverifying game files
3) I tried putting DeadSpace on different setting
4) I tried using Kinesis on them
5) I tried to outjuke the blockades BUT YOU CANT.


So yeah. I better see a fix for this chapter specifically within a month. I don't care how long it has been out, when you port games to different systems you are responsible for fixing stuff like this, stuff that is in fact game breaking.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
If you smoke cigars, use furniture and your favourite yogurt flavour is strawberry, studies show you are 63% likely to enjoy playing this game.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
What the ♥♥♥♥!? YOu took everything from episode 3 of firefly and turned it into a game. ♥♥♥♥ you EA, die in hole you ♥♥♥♥ing jewish pieces of ♥♥♥♥. 9/11 was an inside job. Pual Ryan sucked 30 ♥♥♥♥♥ to get into the election HEEEEEEY GUUUUUUURL
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
my favorite game, also my first horror :)
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
An excellent game brought down by a sloppy port. Based on my personal experience of never being able to fix speed oddities, control delay and awful screen tearing (with flickering lights especially) I cannot recommend the PC version of the game.

It might work better for you than it did for me, but your safest bet is to just buy it on console.
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