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.
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Release Date: Oct 20, 2008

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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.
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haroldgrey3
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I didn't play it straight through as I like to play later at night or whatever to set the atmosphere, but I did eventually get through the whole thing. (this won't be a thorough review because of this and since its been a little while).

The horror aspect was well intigrated into the work: actually a legitimate tense horror game by my taste, without really overdoing anything. And, the shooter aspect of the game was not overexagerated.
It was difficult at times, but as a whole it was just the right amount of challenging ^-^

I haven't gotten into the after beating the game stuff, but I really have nothing to complain about with this one.
The closest thing I have to a regret on this one is not buying the second in the same sale xD,
but if I ever need another horror game, I know where I might start.
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Joseph Joestar
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Great atmosphere! Great toilets! Great spooky noises! Gud game!
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False God
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Too good, it even aged well.

If you like sci-fi, body horror, the works of John carpenter and scifi settings that are the opposite of star trek or star wars, it doesnt make any sense if you havent played Dead space at least once.
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ForNoReason1000
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I Love this game,

Enemeies are gruseome but somewhat repititve in appearance, they make up for this for being incredibly powerful, they often try to outsmart you or outnumber you.

The Guns are interesting , and get increasing powerful at the cost of items. Soem are OP , others are retardly useless.
the range of weapons is limited by the ammount of ammo you will need stocked, and the ammount yopu want to carry, oh... don't forget the health items!

Puzzles, there aren't that many in this game but they are certainly risk, and careful decision making, for example a door locked a by a rare item, may only contain cash, but another may contain two of those same items.

Story, Although rather simplistic , it is told in a way that motivates you to keep playing, the enviornment seems to grow worse as the story goes on.



the only part I hate is thae damn asteroid shoot... Why? Why did they include that?

7/10...2 points lost due to above
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Blitzstange
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Dead space is a great game, but this port is aweful. I have tried every fix for the door bug at the start of the game and nothing works. I have try all of the solution offerd on the forums and still cannot fix this game breaking bug. Even more concerning is how common this bug is, also many of the solutions involving changing settings in the game file, or tricking the in game v-sync. Most who say they have fixed the bug are still pluaged with game bugs and bad controls. Well I am one of the few who paid for this game. So i guess EA got my money and I cant even play the game.
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jobeleron
( 22.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Game yg bagus
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Gìger
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Bloody,scary,makes you want to puke.
I rate 11/10
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William Mizkowicz
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
What a gem of a game. This is a 3rd person horror/action game set in a sci-fi setting. I happen to like horror games, action and sci-fi, so this is right up my alley. The programming on this 2008 eclipses that of several crappy so-called AAA releases of 2016. The game works flawlessly on my 21:9 monitor on its full native resolution and full refresh rate. You can't say the same of Fallout 4..

The audiovisuals on this game are brilliant. You really do feel like you are on a massive space station with different locales for different needs. The ambient sounds really add to the atmosphere, sometimes you hear roars, clangs, echos which do not directly affect your gameplay but add to the atmosphere. Occasionally you may have a breather with almost a full quiet, and the next moment you are fighting the enemies again with all the sound stage that is required. The graphics, effects and textures still hold up to this day, no complaints on my end. I wish all AAA games looked this good and especially, ran this well.

The story is well told from several viewpoints: the video feed from your colleagues, from tense audio and text logs which open the past events for the player.

The weapons and other equipment can be upgraded through nodes that you can collect from the station and buy from the store. I always enjoy upgradeable weapons and equipment in games and this one doesn't disappoint. It adds to the experience and allows you to fight/play the way you want.

All in all it's a solid 10/10 from me. I've played this one through before on retail, and am doing it now again on Steam. Great game for fans of this genre.

Just beware, there is plenty of gore, violence and horror, so if you don't enjoy those, this game is not for you. The game is very violent and the enemies grotesque.
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Covi
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The best game I ever played and I am not exaggerating.Excels in in a lot of perspectives like story,gameplay,design,concept and sound.Played this game over 10 times and still gives me the creeps.
I recommend it from the botton of my heart.You will not regret buying it.
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TwistedSick1994
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Got to curb stomp an alien zombie baby. 10/10 would curbstomp again.

But in all seriousness, I was on the hype train for this game when it first released in 2008. Spent hours watching trailers and gameplay videos before it finally released and it did not disappoint in the slightest. It made its way as one of the most memorable games to date for me. The atmosphere of the broken down ship, the suspended jump scares, the claustrophobia, the enemies and the intuitive design of attaching your health bar to your back to fully immerse you in this experience was done flawlessly. I may be a little biased but i am with good reason. Its a great game.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
I played this game a lot when it came out in 2008. It's the scariest game in the Dead Space series. The gameplay reminded me of Resident Evil 4, the sci-fi element and horror reminded me of System Shock. Though I could never really enjoy the story or the Dead Space world, I appreciated how much work went into expanding it (mini-games, movies and books). What I enjoyed most about this game is the complete lack of UI. Without the UI the whole experience feels more like watching a movie (found footage?). I think that this is one of those games that you just have to have in your Steam Library. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=710414302 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=710913128
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I'm never touching this bloody game again. It made it hard to sleep for two nights because of how awesome/intense it is. You never get a break from the terror. You wanna walk around that corner? Make sure you're reloaded. You wanna open that door? Better aim and take a step back. Death can come from anywhere, and you're always low on health and ammo. It's not scary like typical horror games. It doesn't need jumpscares or anything like that. The incredible atmosphere of the game is enough to keep you terrified for the whole ride. I'm never touching this bloody game again.

10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
best survivor horror game!!~^^
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Do you like space? Do you like zombies? Do you like fighting through wave after wave of faceless, terrifying enemies? If so, this game is a must!

Story: 9/10 As Isaac Clark, you get plunged into a desperate struggle for survival as you try to find a way off of the USG Ishimura, a deep-space mining ship that becomes infected with an alien parasite that turns corpses into vicious, mindless zombie things called Necromorphs. You must fight your way through the ship, repairing key systems and unravelling the mysteries of the ship's mission. The tory does a great job of keeping the tone of the game consistent throughout. The whole time, you are seemingly one step behind, as you desperatley try to repair life support systems, engines, etc. The problem I have with the story is the plot twist at the end, which I won't spoil.

Gameplay: 9/10 This game has one of the most creative combat systems I've come across in my many years of gaming. It is, at its core, a third-person shooter, but not like the Mass Effect series where you run around guns ablaze. To kill the necromorph enemies, you have to dismember them with your improvised weapons made from engineering tools. You have to use your environment to your advantage. The weapon upgrade system is very simple, yet rewarding. As the game progresses, the enemies become more challenging to defeat, and require different strategies and weapons to beat. Also, this game does a great job, in my opinion, of making boss battles. They are simple and not too challenging (at least at easy difficulties), but I can't think of many modern games with actual boss battles. Pretty much every level ends with one. You also have at your disposal a stasis tool that sets anything it hits, wether it's an enemy or malfuntioning door, into slow-motion. You also have a kinesis tool that allows you to grab things from afar and throw them. You will have to use these things in conjunction to solve puzzles.

Setting: 9/10 The USG Ishimura gets a little boring after a few levels, as everything kind of looks the same. That being said, I'm a sucker for scientifically accurate space games. Upon entering the vaccuum of space, you loose sound for the most part. There are many places of zero-gravity, where you get to float around in dissorienting fashion. The ship is creepy and almost archaic-looking, which fits the tone of the game very well. The game has a few moments of horror, especially at the begining. You pick up voice and text logs throughout the game, which add depth to the story.

Overall, I really enjoy this game. It also has some nice replay value as it allows you to keep all of your weapons, with their upgrades, and your suit when you start a new game. The story is also pretty fun the second time around because of the several plot twists you know about from the first play through. The best thing about this game is the atmosphere it creates when you play it. If you aren't playing with all of the lights turned off with sound-cancelling headphones, you aren't playing it right!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
The best game I ever played and I am not exaggerating.Excels in in a lot of perspectives like story,gameplay,design,concept and sound.Played this game over 10 times and still gives me the creeps.
I recommend it from the botton of my heart.You will not regret buying it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
this is an amazing game and you can feel the real terror because you are always vulnerable to enemi atacks from anywhere, take care from windducts....
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
In order of scarieest:

Dead Space 1
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 2 (why are you here)

Dead Space 1 provides you with enough scares and tension to that the human heart can take before needing a transplant...BUY IT!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
this game is so fuken scary LOL
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
After a few failed attempts to play this game because i was too scared. I have to say its a pretty good scary game, with good mix of horror and gameplay, but it does have some bugs due to it being a port. If you are planning to buy this game make sure to read the commutity guides to learn on how to make easier to play on your pc.

Pros: A Good amount of horror
Good story with audio log scattered across the game.
Dark Atmospheric enviroment.

Cons: A buggy port needs a bit of tweaking.
Mouse aiming speed is slow and sluggish. You need to adjust it, just follow the guides, not too hard to fix.
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