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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.
Release Date: Oct 20, 2008
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About the Game

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
238 of 278 people (86%) found this review helpful
154 products in account
3 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
The scariest thing about this game... Is not the fact that you are stuck in a mining vessel with thousands of space-zombies hunting for you... No it's not the eerie voice singing "Twinkle twinkle little star" in chapter 6 either...

No, my friends, the most alarming, horrifying, ghastly thing about this game... Is the very first thing you see when you start it up...

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Posted: May 29th, 2014
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52 of 53 people (98%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
2 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
Reasons why you should get this game

-This game has an amazing 80's sci-fi/horror atmosphere and storyline.
-Using stasis+the flamethrower is the most satisfying feeling in any game ever
-It manages to keep you on edge, yes there are jump scares, but I found that the most terrifying moment is not knowing what creatures you will be up against next or what your next mission will entail.

Reasons I would reconsider:

-Would suggest using a controller for this game simply because the camera controls are a little difficult to work with.
-The flickering lights don't really feel like they are flickering but more like the monitor is acting up (luckily there aren't too many scenes with flickering lights)


Posted: February 12th, 2014
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133 of 188 people (71%) found this review helpful
200 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
2 spooky, every 30 seconds i need to stop, god help me
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
188 products in account
29 reviews
10.5 hrs on record
When in doubt, shoot.
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,041 products in account
11 reviews
11.9 hrs on record
Pros
-Great atmosphere.
-Great sound design.
-Fun story and world.
-Very fun and satisfying game play. The dismemberment is incredibly well realized.
-Monster design
-One of the best minimalist HUD.

Cons
-Can feel like one long fetch quest where everything goes wrong.
-Monster diversity.
-Running the game without vsync creates lights to flicker due to the high frame rate at which the game runs on modern system. (fix by enabling vsync in the Nvidia control panel, in game vsync limit the game at 30fps)

Neutral
-Some of the mission objectives can become annoying.

Great game overall, highly recommend it.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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