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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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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
415 of 494 people (84%) found this review helpful
155 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...

(EA)
Posted: May 29
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
1,075 products in account
12 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 22
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41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
225 products in account
62 reviews
8.3 hrs on record
Clarke's Journal. October 13th, 2508:

Today I recieved an emergency call from USG Ishimura, me and my crew are coming there to find out what's the problem. I'm really happy because this is my chance to finally see my girlfriend, she is working there as a medical officer. I love her very much.

Clarke's Journal. October 14th, 2508:

It didn't go so well. It appears something on the ship has killed everyone. I still hope that my beloved Nicole is alive. I must find her!

Clarke's Journal. October 15th, 2508:

I have made a terrible mistake.
Posted: July 13
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50 of 62 people (81%) found this review helpful
189 products in account
29 reviews
10.5 hrs on record
When in doubt, shoot.
Posted: May 20
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
46 products in account
10 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
This game almost killed me. I was eating a sandwich until this zombie jumps out and then I fell off my chair choking.
Posted: June 18
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1,588 of 1,653 people (96%) found this review helpful
1,504 products in account
9 reviews
14.7 hrs on record
Best guide ever:
1) Shoot everything that move.
2) Shoot everything that don't move.
3) Shoot everything that may move.
Posted: September 30, 2013
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