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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Originally posted Feb 4 2011

Many, many games make me wish for a “sigh” button, for a variety of reasons. Dead Space 2 makes me wish for a “sigh of despair” button.

Thrown into a startling and thrilling opening sequence, Isaac Clarke returns from Dead Space to once again dismember and destroy necromorphs. Arming himself in a plot-driven and organic way, Isaac also finds his voice, something that was missing in the first game. Spectacularly well written and well-acted, Isaac is no longer a silent avatar for the player, but a fully formed character whose destiny is to be plagued by waking nightmares.

Like a futuristic John Mclane, Isaac finds himself in a horribly familiar situation: running and fighting for his life through an industrial space maze, guided by remote voices. Unlike the errand missions and unending jump scares of the first game, DS 2 makes ironic meat of the first game’s formula with a half-way point reveal that is delicious. Replete with actual mood and atmosphere, DS 2 does have more than its fair share of jump scares, but makes up for it by honing tension to a bright gleaming point.

A few mid-to-late game set pieces tread dangerously close to vomiting all over the concept of over-the-top bad taste, but like any great horror experience makes the viewer squirm.

Caveats are few and far between, but like the overuse of jump-scares, DS 2 does milk its formula too much. Vacillating between random encounters against one or two enemies and endless swarms, DS 2 also swings heavily in difficulty level, especially in the late game. Combat and movement have been tweaked just enough to make the action quick and responsive, unlike the tank controls of the first game. While this makes the game move faster and become slightly more of an action-shooter, it makes the difficulty spikes more egregious as the need for accuracy ramps up beyond the speed of the controls.

Following the first game, DS 2 allows for a New Game+ mode, allowing the player to carry over any upgraded equipment from the 1st playthough, lowering the difficulty and increasing replayibility.

Satisfying in its resolution, DS 2 raises the bar beyond survival horror to become a truly cinematic horror experience and I can’t wait to play it again.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Best Dead Space EVER.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
If you like the orignal this game will please or scare you or maybe both hehehe.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Great Graphics for an 2011 game, has thrilling envoiment and awesome adrenaline.
Only bad thing is that Multiplayer is empty and possible impossible to find a game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
story-story of dead space 2 follows isaac clarke who is in asylum and has amnesia is awakened by Franco Delille and he is there to help,but before he could cut you out of your straight jacket he s been.....infected i guess by a necromorph so he transformed to one before isaac eyes (wow.asylum,awakening with amnesia and character thats there only to be suddenly killed,that s 3 horror clichés in a row.)of course you escape and then your getting help by daina,but she betrayes you because of some cult stuff and you are told that you created a new marker,you escape and your goal is to destroy marker

the first thing i consider a problem in this horror game is that...its not that scary
ok,there are frightening or disturbing moments ,but there are not lot of them and most of the times its all ruined by isaacs voice acting(and by voice acting of everyone else).in a first game he didnt talk,but here he does and he sounds like an action hero and its distracting,
other characters are not that interesting and some would really fit into an action movie
and also some jumpscares are lame(for example that fake sun jumpscare)

gameplay-even though its kinda lame as an horror game,its actually pretty fun action game,you have again plasma cutter and you can now impale enemies with help of telekenisis(you have also other guns like flamethrower, impale gun,etc and you can also upgrade them)
of course you can also use stasis that slows enemies and its really helpfull
also in certain places you can shoot the glass so enemies are going to be sucked out
and there are even parts where youre going to float in the air because of low gravity(those parts are pretty cool)

music is quite decent and graphics are great

to sum up-as a horror game it doesnt (mostly there are some scary parts but there arent lots of them)work,but as an action game its really good,so yeah its kinda like re4-most of the time you wont be scared but youre going to have lots of fun with it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25

Well produced.
Fun game
Doesnt get too repetative
The story is good.

The game will glitch and bodies will shake because of the dynamics in the game, you will laugh and be taken out of the game. 4.5/5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
One of the best horror/gore games I have ever played. Errie atmosphere and enemy lurking in every corner. Fantastic soundtrack. Before playing DS 2 I recomend playing DS I for better understanding plot and main character. Game is shorter then first part (took me 12 hours to complete on normal difficulty).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
In space, no one can hear your dead girlfriend trying to possess you.

This game is a fantastic followup to the original Dead Space. While many will call the original Dead Space little more than "Resident Evil 4 in space" (and I'm inclined to agree with them), Dead Space 2 manages to branch out into psychological horror and keep the tension high. Yeah, there are still jump scares, but the atmosphere overall has been cranked up to 11 and the shootouts are even more frenzied.

I don't know how they did it, but they managed to make it work both on the action and the horror front.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1,001.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game has absolutely no replay value whatsoever. Don't get it because you'll probably only play it through once.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Hell yeah, the sequel to the only original IP that Electronic Arts has probably made in a billion years. So the series continues its sci-fi induced survival horror gore-fest, and let me tell you, this game gives me an incredible huge boner. The best part? They fixed all the mouse issues associated with the first game so it actually controls ♥♥♥♥ing normally this time! Beyond that, the game is bloody and awesome if you like killing mutated aliens by blowing off their limbs. If you do not enjoy such activities you are probably a homosexual and enjoy riding ♥♥♥♥ instead. Either, Dead Space 2 ♥♥♥♥ing rocks as much as the first game.

So the first thing you will notice when booting up this game is that the graphics in the game are way superior to the first. The first game looked pretty damn nice but had a ♥♥♥♥ ton of low-resolution textures which made my ♥♥♥♥ sad, this is less the case with this game. Everything has graphically improved by a good generation of so and makes it much more pleasing on the eyes. The environments, while still cramped to an extent to give a greater sense of tension, have a ♥♥♥♥-ton more detail as well as being better designed. You go through various environments and they actually feel more alive, like people were once living there and you jack-off as you watch them get brutally murdered. I probably came over a thousand times just watching people die. Murder Boner. Beyond that, the environments in this game can be much more varied since you are no longer stuck on the Ishimura, which still was cool. You actually take a trip back there in the game and revisit certain old locations, but now you are aboard a space station, travelling through malls, living quarters, medical labs, outside in a big satellite and a couple of other locations. In essence, you go through a ♥♥♥♥ ton more environments than you did in the first game but they will have the same "space station" feel. Beyond that, the game is still filled with the bloody ♥♥♥♥ing goodness of blowing off a ♥♥♥♥ ton of limbs off of different enemies. There are some of the same enemies from the first games but abunch of new ones you get to murder in the most brutal of ways. There are now these children who attack you and I LAUGH as I blow them all away and then stomp on their corpses to get all their ammo and money! DIE ♥♥♥♥ERS DIE! While playing this game you will notice that they fixed all the problems with the mouse controls so there is no longer some weird ♥♥♥ input lag whenever V-Sync is turned on, and thus makes the game less irritating. The gameplay is essentially the same with you going around blowing the ♥♥♥♥ out of enemies with different guns, upgrading them and your suit with power nodes, and buying new suits and ammo, not much has changed here. One cool thing they added was the telekinesis module so that you could blow apart enemies with their own limbs. I ♥♥♥♥ing rip spikes off of dead enemies and send them through the heads of other enemies. The gameplay is still fun as balls, and not so much scary, as it is just enjoyable to blow everything away.

The brutal gory death scenes still take place in the game with my favorite being the EYE STAB! You have this puzzle of focusing a laser on an eye to extract some sort of information for some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. Well if you ♥♥♥♥ up it stabs out his eyeballs and the game ends with him screaming and blood flying everywhere. Haha. Enjoyable.

The sound in the game is still ♥♥♥♥ing excellent with the audio soaked in reverb to give all of the audio a distant and eerie sound. It really makes the audio much more enjoyable and unique feel to it. One thing you will also notice is that Isaac talks quite a bit this time around. He no longer looks like an old man as he did in the first game and instead tells people to ♥♥♥♥ing die. Its excellent as I'm ♥♥♥♥ing mashing enemies into the ground with my mighty space boot he is yelling, "DIE YOU ♥♥♥♥ING MOTHER ♥♥♥♥ER." Brings me back the days of Kingpin when I would laugh blowing someones arm off and swearing at them at the same time. The dialog is all fairly interesting and the sound is really well done with plenty of music and ambiance to fill the game with a creepy ♥♥♥ atmosphere.

The story continues where it left off at the first game with Isaac being used for experiments to build new markers which abunch of ♥♥♥♥ing crazy people start worshiping. Eventually, after being betrayed by pretty much everyone around you, and one of your friends getting her ♥♥♥♥ing eye stabbed out, you make your way to the marker and destroy the new one. Not too much ground is covered but you learn a little bit about the universe. The whole ♥♥♥♥ing game is great with blowing away a ♥♥♥♥ of enemies, using stasis to freeze them in mid-air and blow their ♥♥♥♥ing legs off. The only problem I have is the boss fight at the end was ♥♥♥♥ing simply. I just blasted the big bulbous orb with my contact beam and killed everyone. It was glorious death and gave me a boner.

The game is the same gore filled fest as the first with improved graphics, controls and a bloody boner-inducing continuation of the story 9/10
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T-Bone Bronson
8.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
Plasma cutter or nothing.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
>joined multiplayer
>spawn as any necromorph
>get one shotted by grenades
>use puker

10/10 would puke on plebs again!
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Dat RaXy™
10.6 hrs
Posted: October 17
Product received for free
I got it for free thanks to a friend

after 10 hours of non-stop playing..
i beat it xD

10/10 wasted my day playing it and i loved it
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8.9 hrs
Posted: October 15
If it is on sale, get it NOW

- Good story
- Great atmosphere
- One of the best audio logs I have seen in a game
- Good graphics
- Well voice acting
- You can freeze morphs (zombies)

- Not as scary as the first
- weird and funny glitches
- Dead muliplayer

overall it is a very good game and if you are a horror game lovers like myself you will definitely love it
I rate it 9/10
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10.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
I felt a bit strange at first when I arrived at the first store; all the DLC-items were free. "Is this going to make my completion too easy?" No, it won't. You cannot sell the items for cash and they really don't make the game a lot easier. And if they really bother you, just ignore their existence. Otherwise, the game itself is a lot like its predecessor but with every bad aspect of the previous one being fixed. But for true horror fans, this one is not as scary as the first one.
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ma boy Pikachu
22.9 hrs
Posted: October 15
the game is ♥♥♥♥ING great after my opinion the best one i the series

its also very good optimised i could play the whole game on an crap computer on very high

just ♥♥♥♥ING Gr8 M8
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13.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
great lovely game....they should make a DS game ever
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Scooby Jew
10.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
Just play resident evil 4 instead. This is just that but with an unintenionally stupid story rather than a camp masterpiece that came out 10 years ago yet still is superior. It is so clear that the designers of this played and enjoyed resi 4, but do not understand what made it work. It has the over the shoulder style shooting and closed in enviroments like in resi , but it misses out the other components for it to be complete. In resi 4, you run faster than enemies, so there is always an option to run and regroup. In dead space all enemies run faster than you, so the only choice is to not miss. In resident evil 4, the levels are designed so there is always an escape route, or a ladder to climb, or a place to drop down to. In dead space, there are corridors...and sometimes a table. Thats your level design.

Another problem is that there is no personality to anyone in this. Im still not sure if isaac is voiced by nolan north or not, and the xenomorphs are absolutely in no way zombies how dare you make that accusation!? By tedious comparrison, leon had a goofy b movie charm to him and the boss characters were introduced, given plenty of screen time to convey their personality, and as such when the boss fight rolls around it has more intimacy, compared to dead space 2 which just has an alien not zombie thats bigger and has one extra ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t undodgable attack, so they by default are the boss fight i suppose.

It may feel silly to just compare this to resident evil 4 but considering how much they clearly wanted to be compared to resident evil 4 (which is like a movie wanting to be judged alongside die hard. not brave. ♥♥♥♥ing suicidal), i cant help it. The combat is fundamentally fun because the sound design is solid and the visuals are great, but if youre looking for any substance, nah.
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Claire Elstein
4.7 hrs
Posted: October 14
:D like this. I hope 3 can be on steam too. I prefer my games on steam
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10.4 hrs
Posted: October 13
Excellent game/ experience. Continued in the great foot steps laid down by Dead Space 1. I have not played a AAA series with a greater emphasis on atmosphere and genuine "build up"; there are segments in the game you will crawl through at a snails pace hoping to go no further, because you don't know whether those noises you hear are just the game spooking you, or they are heralding the arrival or some horror. Graphically this game is still immersive today (2016); you can feel the dread and terror of the "haunted" space station as though you were there. The game gave you more "badass" ways to dispatch the hoards of monsters stalking you, but I did not at any stage (in moderate or hard difficulty) feel that they were overpowered or somehow ruined the experience; If you really wanted a challange, stick to the original weapon selection. People complain about the third entry into this series: but this sequel only built on what came before it: more of what you liked.
If you like any kinds of survival horror such as "Alien vs predator" or "resident evil", you should like this game. Given such an emphasis is given to the story (which is pretty entertaining), and atmosphere in this game, I do recommend anyone wanting the best experience to play "Dead Space 1" first, and even watch the suplementary graphic novels and animes: you really should dread the necromorphs.
This is a MUST PLAY game for any fans of horror, or even a fan of shooters looking for something different to a classic run and gun experience. Conversly to most shooters, this game will make you wish that the next firefight was a while away; that you'll be left alone in the shadows. Even if you are a "Halo" fan that found yourself enjoying your introduction into the "flood" for example, this game will take that experience and blow it out of the water.
Eight years on from the release of the original, and this is still among my favourite games, and it is the only of them that I actively avoid playing due to the anxiety! 10/10 must play.
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