THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS.
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Release Date: Jan 25, 2011

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In Dead Space™ 2, you join Isaac Clarke, the Systems Engineer from Dead Space, as he wakes up three years after the horrific events on the USG Ishimura. The Ishimura was a Planetcracker-class starship besieged by grotesque reanimations of its dead crew, known as “Necromorphs.”

After unearthing a strange artifact known as the Marker, Isaac finds himself on the Sprawl, a giant space station in orbit around Saturn. Unable to remember how he got here and plagued with demented visions of his dead girlfriend Nicole, he must survive another nightmarish outbreak of Necromorphs as he fights his way towards an answer he hopes will end all the chaos.

Key Features:

  • Tear through space with full 360 degree movement.
  • Wield a set of devastating tools to bring the terror to space. Impale Necromorphs into the walls with the Javelin, use improved telekinesis to turn limbs into deadly weapons, plant powerful dismembering trip mines, or create a hull-breach to suck a group of monsters out into space.
  • Fire up Isaac’s suit boosters to rocket around in zero gravity like never before. Explore the depths of the Sprawl and encounter new weightless combat and physics-based puzzles with full 360⁰ movement.

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System Requirements

    • Processor: 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista or Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 10GB of hard drive space for installation, plus additional space for saved games
    • Video Card: 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), 256MB Video Card and Shader Model 3.0 required
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
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DtotheX
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Telekenisis, lighting, good sound, good special effects and gore, my kind of game. Haven't finished it but i already got my money's worth after stomping to pieces a corpse.
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Zyan
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
First game was the best because it was new but this game was amazing! Loved it.
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Stuggeha
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Start the game see a necromorph delete the game ..
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Extra No Mayo
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
In Dead Space 2 you play as an engineer named Isaac Clarke, who is from the hit early access game Space Engineers and also from The Binding of Isaac. Your end goal as Isaac Clarke is to break your relationship with Nicole because you have found out that she has been cheating on you for some other guy they call "The Marker". Your other goal is to beat up The Marker for stealing your girl. However be cautious: The Marker has his homedog pack of necromorphs to protect him so make sure you politely ask them to move out of the way when they appear! The soundtrack is upbeat, the colors are bright and colorful, and all the characters are full of excitement and joy.

10/10
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Black Eagle
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Started Scary as Hell.
Addictive. Keeps you going back to get a bit further in the game every time.
Still fighting to get through till the end.
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Gerach
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Good horror, still locked on 30 freaking fps...
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Fratos
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Better than the original, but mostly the same. Not exactly horror, but still more fun than a barrel of monkeys (however that simile works).

7/10
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TOXICorNOTHING
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Good game if you play after 9 pm
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jimbojambo_2000
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
10/10 would poop in pants at a wheelchair moving across a door again!
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Demagogue
( 29.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
One of the best horror and suspense games! The action is non-stop. Play them in order and you wont be dissapointed.
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Smeglore
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I played this on the xbox but it looks way better on pc. Easy to run and a great game but dlc would be nice.
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TRON
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
You wanna be scared $h!t!#$$ then this is for you, best Pc horror game series period.
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bump
( 36.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This is great. Buy it.

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.based
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Awesome game, If only there were achievements tho...
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TЯ!GGA
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Most thrilling egoshooter ever!
+ Never played a game where reloading is so much fun!
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dethklok123
( 25.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
This game is absolutley my favorite game ever. Such a good storyline and amazing creatures u face.
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lol
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I lost my lunch.
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Andrei
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I recommend those who haven't heart problems
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WoooGuy
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
I haven't played much, but it's scary...
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Glaedr Bjartskular
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
10/10 would play again
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Good game if you play after 9 pm
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Good horror, still locked on 30 freaking fps...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
10/10 would poop in pants at a wheelchair moving across a door again!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Dead Space 2 is a pinnacle of horror meets space experiences.
Short answer: You must have it

I've now played Dead Space 2 twice, once on console and once again here and it felt just as breathtaking as when I first popped the disc into my 360 a few years ago. A timeless experience that will have you staring wideeyed and open mouthed. It may be the first time you curse at the necromorphs on the screen along with Isaac as you fight your way through 15 chapters.

What's changed since Dead Space 1?
  1. Better controls.
  2. More details graphics.
  3. More weapons, and improvements on current ones.
  4. A boatload of amazing cutscenes you won't want to miss.
  5. A very flushed out story that explains more about the Marker, Earthgov, and the Unitologists.

The only complaint, if it's even a complaint, is I wasn't as afraid. But this is the second game, I know where to look and what to expect. If you're looking for fear, you're going to get excitement and thrill. Perhaps this is a fear I'm accustomed to, I don't know. It didn't hinder my experience, but I did walk in having some expectation of fear, but I was given the best roller coaster, toddler stomping, baby blasting, necromorph head punching time of my life.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
One of the best horror and suspense games! The action is non-stop. Play them in order and you wont be dissapointed.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Even though this game is getting a bit "old" I would still like to review this game.

The story is around 15 hours long and follows isaac clark, he woke up in a space ship after 3 years of being a "patient".
You will quickly realize that there is something wrong on the ship, its filled with necromorphs (aliens) like in the first game.
You are being guided by someone called daina, on your way through you will come across more people like Stross also known "Patient 5" who keeps contacting you troughout the game, about the "marker" which attractes/creates necromorph's.
You will also meet someone called "Ellie" she will be helping you troughout the game and you will be helping her as well.

The gameplay is solid, the controlls are good and everything works more then well no cringy controls altough I felt like isaac's movement was a bit slow at times, especialy on parts where you where forced to sprint.
The aiming system works really solid as well, there where no annoying issue's which the first game had (where the aiming would be really slow even when you are playing on the highest sensitivity, thankfully this game has no mouse issue's at least not for me.

The game also manages to suprise me everytime, and I sat on the tip of my chair to my whole playtrough waiting for a jumpscare to come.
The environment is really well designed as well, its dark and scary most of the times and the power will often cut out and fill the erea with necromorphs lurking from the darkness.

The puzzels in this game are quite intresting as well, they are not really hard to do but they managed to make me think of how to solve them for a little bit.

The game also allows you to use a store, where you can buy weapons, ammo, medkits, and even suits, the credit system works well and doesnt give you too much, but enough to make you reconsider what you buy at times.
You can also find or buy "power nodes" which allow you to upgrade your, suit, weapons or unlock storage rooms which are mostly filled with loot, you have to spend your power nodes really carefull as well, even though i felt like the damage upgrade barely did anything.

The enemy design is really great and creepy as well, i often found myself aiming for the legs to kill to slow them down, or cut of one arm and shoot it back at them, shooting at the head wont often result in a kill since they will continue to walk towards you.

The audio is really well designed as well, the voice acting was more then great and i often felt like the characters where really in pain, especialy isaac's voice, Thanks alot Gunner Wright for this awesome voice performance.

Well comming to a verdict now I would say the game never dissapointed me, has a great story and audio design
the story was really great as well and the ending was really amazing as well.

This game deserves a solid 9/10.

Thanks alot for reading everyone!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
It starts by scaring the sh** out of you
as your dead girlfriend haunts you good

From there, you will start killing space zombies.
Next you discover shocking story stuff.
After, you stomp more space-zombies.

Later, you discover more secrets.
Then, you kill more already dead stuff.
Things get MORE INTENSE, MORE ZOMBIES, MORE STOMPING!

Finally, you save the world by finally getting over your dead girlfriend.

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best parts:
-has a great story and action build up
-all these cool af weapons and spacepunk armor
-you can angrily hit and stomp stuff
-and FRIGGIN TELEKINESIS technology

BEST SPACE ENGINEER SIMULATOR OF ALL TIME
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Dead Space 2 (SP Review Only)

Altman be Praised!
Here we have the Sequel to Dead Space 1:
After unearthing a strange artifact known as the Marker, Isaac finds himself on the Sprawl, a giant space station in orbit around Saturn. Unable to remember how he got here and plagued with demented visions of his dead girlfriend Nicole, he must survive another nightmarish outbreak of Necromorphs as he fights his way towards an answer he hopes will end all the chaos.
I like this Setting hmmm.Its set on a Space Station! thats orbits Saturn..interesting!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=577905709
So This Game Has many new and improved features from its predeseccor such as many new suits, new wepaons, new suit abilities and new enemies to name a few. In my honest opinion, his Game takes some steps away from the Bare Horror Genre and mixes it with a bit of mass effect's Special effects. (Both made by EA, hmmmm.) its quite an action packed ride albeit a very short one! There are moments in this game where it gets very fast paced, there are other moments where its very Gory and Shocklingly Tense (In true Dead Space Style). After all, Improvements are the Main things you want to hear after you hear the Word-Sequel. So without Further ado, heres the Good and Bad, simplified..

Pros:
+the Story is Short, for casual gamers this is Good News! (Approx 10-12 hours on Normal)
+Simplified Mechanics means that Tutorials take less time! yay.
Graphics feel smoother than DS1 and much more mellow colours/themes in levels.
+The Battle isnt just on the sprawl, it also spans a unique conflict in Isaac's Mind, His Mental Health is Greatly affected from the events of the previous game (No Spoilers here) and any chance of "recovery" is......Absolutely Obliterated.
+Plot (although short) is interesting and keeps you interested in the developments and futures for many of the characters.
+So many Upgrades to Choose from (Suits, health, air, armour, ammo and the tough but rewarding "pearl" that is the Work-Bench.
+So many Weapon Variations too! There are 11 Main guns in the Game but each have about 3 different variations for elemental effects or special features that belong with a special suit. Lots of work clearly done here.
+So many New Enemies! yay, there are specific enemies for dark areas, zero-G, Open Halls and even Plastered on Walls! (Euurgh.)
+Voice Acting is Slightly above average, giving Isaac a voice was a risky decision but EA pulled it off alright in the end i think.
+The Atmosphere and Environments! of Course, many new areas are seen in the Story that were only mentioned in the first game. Obviosly the biggest one being a massive Church of Unitology! this really gives a deep insight into the Culture of the Cult members and even some instances of segregation because of it! This kind of detail is rare for a game, especially for a Horror!
+Speaking of Environments, you can now fly/jet around in space in some parts. the controls took me a while to learn however.
+While this might not be a true down to the roots-horror game, its definietely a Gory Ride. Once again Dead Space lives up to its R18 Rating. One Scene Worth Mentioning is the MANUAL Laser eye surgery segment...DONT Screw up!, 'Nuff Said
+Im a Sucker for Hard Difficulties in Horror games, and luckily Dead Space 2 didnt dissappoint: The Impossible Mode from Dead Space 1 has grown into a real man now! Hard-core Gamers can now experience the (Wisely named) Hard-Core mode! The Main feature of this mode is that you now only have 3 Saves to use throughout th whole story, this combined with regular things like OP enemies, low Health and Little to NO Supplies make it a very challenging experience, almost...a Horror Game.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=577904853
Cons:
-Its Too Bloody Short! its a breeze on easy and normal. only on hard or above do you really see the kind of experience it intended! Gathering Supplies Really makes the Game a lot more challenging and takes away from the Constant action
-Cutscenes are very Linear and suddenly turn int QTE's when you least expect! (Timing is everything!)
-Some Lag/Frame Rate drops that i experienced. (around 2 per playthrough, not too bad)
-Theres hardly any Boss Battles in the game! and when there is, they are nowhere close to the unique battles that DS1 had!
-Because its a very short game, the time to understand Isaac's "persona" and motivations is drastically reduced. Action>"Mind Battle" with Nicole>Action>Plot>Cutscene>Boss>Action>Repeat. Thats basically a cycle of events really.
-An Abundance of Ammo is great! but DS2 has the opposite.. (in the harder modes this is changed obviously.) This doesnt help the Horror Name of DS2 and really changes it into an Action-Packed one instead. Which is True! For Some people this is good, for others its bad. But the Atmosphere overall doesnt Compare with the Confines of the Ishimura or Tight Spaces in Zero-G from the First Game. Instead, it seems like a Rushed Plot which has good directions for the story but is cut short after the Final Boss (Great Boss though) and isnt explained Clearly. Which is exactly what the Third game is for, wow!! Bloody EA...

Final Thoughts:
I think this game makes many improvments in common areas, but NOT Atmosphere and the Mysteriousness and Scariness that it held deep inside the Ishimura! Story is standard really, which sets itself up for a third game very well. Not as much Backstory as the First game. Which is strange because there is a 3 Year Gap inbetween 1 and 2! BUT Since im such a fan, here is the Order of the DS Series! (To Read, Play and watch!):
Martyr (Book)
Dead Space (Graphic Novel)
Downfall (Animated Film)
Extraction (Wii Game)
First Game
Salvage (Graphic Novel)
Aftermath (Graphic Novel)
Dead Space (Mobile Game)
Ignition (Xbox Minigame)
Second Game
Third/Final Game + the DLC
Hope that was Helpful.
Anyway I rate this game a 7.5/10!
An interesting sequel with a heavy Focus on Isaac's Mind and Unitology! as well as many minor improvements..
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=582353606
Hope you liked this Review for the last Dead Space game on steam! ;( Leave a Comment with any questions below, as usual :D

-Kyle
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The Good:
(+)story is great
(+)gameplay is great
(+)fun to go through the story multiple times
(+)MP is amazing when you get into a lobby with no hackers
(+)scarier then dead space 3
(+)bosses are hard
(+)a good amount of weapons
(+)foam finger weapon is always nice
(+)a lot of different suits to choose from

The Bad:
(-)in chapter one of the story you have everything unlocked
(-)MP is dead
(-)when you do get into a game of MP theres always a hacker
(-)story could of been a bit longer

Overall

story 9/10

MP 2/10



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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
While Dead Space 1 is good, Dead Space 2 is pretty much the best survival horror experience as well as being the perfect sequel. Tons of more action in Dead Space 2 rather than Dead Space 1, but still keeps its horror aspect.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I like this game, Really, A good combination between sci-fi and horror, They need to put the game on sale more often, I wanna see more people playing this game in the multiplayer.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
How a technical horror survivor from the 3rd person should be done!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I didn't really like the first Dead Space, the movements were slow, some of the levels were a little too hard, mostly the levels with turrets involved. I spent the most of the play through using the plasma cutter. I even posted a negetive review, about how the story was a bit bland. But after going to the end, I was surprised at the twist at the end, it was refreshing.

But the sequel is so much better! Smoother movements, more weapons, more armor, SO much better zero-g game play. The fast that Isaac is now a vocal character and actually is a character that serves to drive the story forward besides just killing stuff was a little off putting at first, but I got used to it fast. And I have a weakness for totally bad ♥♥♥ ass kicking, super hot girls with subtle british accents, (Miranda Lawson was my weakness), and Ellie is an awesome character.

I'm only on chapter 9, but the fact that you can mow down hoards of deranged deformed children, shot kamakazie babies and make them explode, and nobody asks any questions... just makes this game so far above par it's stupid. Awesome game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Dead Space 2 keeps a lot of what made the first great and adds on it, but also shifts the game more towards linear story with action rather than horror exploration. If the first one reminded me of Resident Evil 1, or heck Super Mario 64, with it's exploration, the second one reminds me of RE4. I was a lot more scared during the first and would only recommend this if you haven't played other great horror titles like Outlast or Alien: Isolation.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I think every re4 fans need to play this game. It is awesome.
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Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
blowing limbs off aliens and using them to stab other aliens. 10/10 would play again
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Listen this is how you do it....

1. Find enemy
2. Cut off limbs

It's ok we've "hidden" audio logs throughout the entire game reminding you on it!
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Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
I just yelled "MOTHAR♥♥♥♥ERS" while stomping on the bodies of dead children.

This game is some next-level ♥♥♥♥.

707/10
Would stomp dead children again.
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