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“A monster of a sequel.”
90/100 – Game Informer

About This Game



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.

Online Disclaimer:

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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
Helpful customer reviews
169 of 193 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Clarke's Journal. February 7th, 2511:

I think I missed that part of the engineering contract where it mentions that I'm gonna have to kill necromorphs, and then end up in a madhouse.

Clarke's Journal. February 8th, 2511:

I hate my job.

Clarke's Journal. February 9th, 2511:

I hate my life.
Posted: July 13
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Pros
-The story is pretty fun, the new characters are well realised.
-The gameplay is vastly improved compared to the first one
-The sound design is still top notch.
-Isaac speaks now and has more of a personality
-Some setpieces can bring up a lot of tension
-The first 10 chapters are good...


Cons
-...The last five turn the game into a straight up shooter.
-Only a few new enemies compared to Dead Space.
-Relies a lot more on jump scares than the first one
-Isaac speaks now and has more of a personality.

Neutral
-Too many enemies thrown at you toward the end of the game (especially the last 2 chapters)
-No character as creepy as Dr. Mercer.



The game feel at the same time familiar and different. The enemies are mostly the same, the dismemberment is still here and still feels good, the gameplay has been refined and the production value has increased resulting in a better game but not necessarily a better Dead Space game. If you are looking for more Dead Space, you will be able to find it here but be ready for a lot more action than the first game.
Posted: June 23
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231 of 337 people (69%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Overly Attached Girlfriend - The Game

Posted: June 1
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Dead Space 2 is back with more gore and over the shoulder person survival horror in space! This time the almost faceless silent protagonist named Issac Clark is back from deep space, but in this sequel he now has a face and a voice! Is it for the better because he now talks to people? Its not better or worse he's more of a vanilla flavor now instead of being just a mystery like the first game. One quick downside is that you'll need an Origin account. Yep, feel free to hate the game because you need to log in even if you don't actually need Origin on your PC, just an account. Now that's out of the way the people who aren't outraged into throwing bloody feces can read on.

For those that didn't play the first game, you have an optional video recap of the first game and its events that happened. When the game opens, the space station you're on board has already been taken over by alien necromorphs that use dead bodies to mutate them into a variety of creatures. The game has always boasted strategic dismemberment, so you'll need to shoot an enemy in the legs where it will then crawl after you. Shoot its head and it will blindly swing at you. Its a nice dynamic that really boils down to your aim.

Since the space station is being overrun with creatures, you'll see NPCs fighting for their lives in scripted sequences, but it doesn't break the flow of the game with straight up cut scenes. It feels like you'll always have movement or the game will always be moving forward. It adds to the immersion process. Even if you are not alone, you're the only person that can do anything. The game is beautiful with all of its horrific glory, lighting effects and sheer beauty of space. You get a scale and a scope with this game. You'll look over space apartments, see shuttles leaving and others crashing. You'll walk through a church, and a brightly lit, yet super creepy kindergarten school. It feels like the station is alive where the original Dead Space 1 felt very controlled circumstances, like nothing was happening without you being there in the room.

Is it scary? The game has gone through great lengths to make this game legitimately scary and more tense than the first game. Its not just scary monsters chasing you oh how scary. Its being haunted by your dead girlfriend. The game also manages to put you in a lot of helpless moments such as being in a straight jacket with enemies around or hanging upside down and forced to murder enemies before they reach you (some might call it a turret section with a twist). There are some memorable scenes. Other than that, the game keeps a dark atmosphere with amazing lighting. You still get a flashlight that only works when you aim. Thankfully the developers have really done a lot to clean up the ragdoll problem that had the dead enemies get stuck in the player's feet for laughs.

The controls have improved from the first game, thankfully there are now hot buttons for health, reload and other minor tweaks that feel so much better. For those that haven't played, left stick controls movement, right stick or mouse controls the camera, you have 4 weapon slots to change in the D-pad, an aim button, shoot button, which is also the melee button when not aiming, telekinesis button to pull objects, stasis button to slow objects down while you run by, run button, health button and so on. There's even a stomp button for destroying boxes and when you think enemies are dead, but they haven't dropped any items, so you go over and stomp them for valuable prizes like health and ammo. Thankfully the game's map and inventory have been replaced, with easy to use 'follow the line on the floor' when you push a button and the inventory only appears when you're at a store. The line on the floor disappears, so its not a blunt cheat so much as a brief hint if you need it.

Dead Space 2 takes you through extra steps that Dead Space 1 didn't really touch on to teach and inform you extra ways to use your powers. Such as using telekinesis to pick up and throw items at enemies that seems to damage them more than your guns can.

The station has stores that allow you to sell your items, buy more weapons, ammo, health and suits to wear. Each suit now has a special buff, which feels good and it give you more choice and our hero Issac will have more style! Buffs like weapon X does more damage, more health when you use health packs, more air and so on. You can still find health and ammo in a lot of places. Dead Space 1 and 2 both reward you for looking around, but for the most part if it has a light, there's something in it.

You'll also get energy nodes that you go to upgrade benches and upgrade your weapons, suits, stasis powers and so on with simple to follow upgrade paths. One node per point on the upgrade path and it might take you 3 points to upgrade what you want. Its a nice system. At some point you'll earn the right to resort your nodes so if you've put everything into stasis and air, you won't be screwed in later parts of the game.

The original game was good, but this adds a lot more to the gameplay, such as now in zero gravity areas, you don't just leap from point A to point B in a straight line, now you can jet around. You can also climb through air ducts in realistic third person fashion and there are also hacking mini games that boil down to, circle the left thumbstick until you find what you're looking for. These might not be ground breaking, but they feel like a good diversion from the norm.

Dead Space 2 offers a lot of new enemies and situations. New enemies that vomit at you, new raptor like humanoids that will flank you and call to each other before charging straight at you, new children, new exploding babies and much more. You'll find new bosses that offer more variety than the original game's bosses. All of the enemies are back from Dead Space 1, but this time the developers have gone through, reskinned old enemies and offered more variety in every creature. It won't just be the same mutated man in a labcoat, it will be a variety of people and genders. It feels good and fresh in what could have easily been just a same old rehash. Speaking of a rehash, while you're in space, you're no longer on a space ship, now you're on a space station that has a lot of different areas, slums, apartments, med labs, and so on. Its all about diversity here.

The game has improved little details such as the arm extension into walls. It just feels fresh while feeling very familiar. There is also tacked on multi-player that requires you to have an Origin account that features 4 players as engineers vs 4 players as enemies. So that's good I guess, but the single player experience is the real star here.

For anyone that truly wants the game it has been on sale for $5 pretty frequently. Give it some time. Otherwise, I'd say the game is worth $20 and I'm cheap.
Posted: August 7
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Not as scary as the first Dead Space, altho i must admit, that ghost girfriend does give a chill in the spine whenever she shows up. Elevator part with her might be the chilliest. But beside that, nothing else in the game was a real fear factor. You become pretty overpowered with your weapon early game. Till the point later on in the game, you just kill everything in your path with ease!

9/10
ENjoy ^-^
Posted: August 13
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195 of 211 people (92%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
overall 9,5/10
as survival horror 8,5/10

+ great presentation, graphics (that run great) and sound, cinematic atmosphere, everything feels right
+ action gameplay is done well, you don't have limitless ammo to use, that makes it a bit of a survival game, thus you usually have to choose which weapon to use most and upgrade - good variety of monsters (and a very intimidating ONE)
+ nice idea with the space suit, that implements interesting gameplay elements
+ some clever puzzles
+ good horror story, likable main character

- too much action for this kind of game
- could be more survival and more horror, but the scary moments are there if you let yourself into the game
Posted: November 25, 2013
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