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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Its Me!!
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
The sequel to an unfinished love story staring Issac and his Girlfriend.

His girlfried does what girlfriends do best scare his ♥♥♥♥ out. Then there are other creatures crawling your way and believe me, your sharpshooting skills will never help you in this.

The game has a very good atmosphere to keep you awake the next couple of nights.

The gameplay has now transformed into a FPS with more time spent on getting better wepons and yes, this version has all the good guns unlocked from the begining for some reason.

Dead Space 2 is not as impressive as Dead Space but still worth a shot.

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Urumi
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game feels like it never ends

I normally don't write reviews but since I haven't seen any review that summarised my thoughts down here, I'll just write this stuff down. Keep in mind this is my personal opinion and if you are among the majority of people who enjoyed this game, then good for you, you can move on.

I am a Silent Hill enthusiast, I like horror games and so on but Dead Space 2 is not a scary game. Of course, most people tend to ♥♥♥♥ their pants whenever a light flicks but if you aren't easily scared chances are you will find this game boring, tedious and tiresome. I thought the first game wasn't too bad despite being a tad frustrating at times, but blimey I wasn't prepared for the amount of frustration this one can create.

First off, if you purchased this game and you expected to play it right away, you won't. EA will ask you to login with your EA account and they will try to convince you to do it by telling you you'll miss on some 'amazing' bonus content. But you can skip that part and avoid spending an hour trying remember what password your useless EA account had. Which is nice.

The game is filled with QTE which I'm not a fan of but I usually don't mind. But crickey, Dead Space 2's QTE are terrible. For some reasons you can't just casually press E but you have to mash it like a maniac and still, sometimes you end up dying anyway. It's like you are meant to die and enjoy your death scene - because dying is so much fun - and retry. My childhood was essentially me playing Metal Gear Solid so I know how to repeatedly press a single key, thanks to the torture part, and Dead Space 2's QTE are essentially MGS' torture part. Every five minutes.

The atmosphere of the game isn't too bad but it's completely ruined by the staggering amount of cheap jumpscares. When will game developers get that jumpscares aren't scary, they are just downright irritating. It wouldn't be so bad if they actually had just a few of them but no, the entire atmosphere is based on that. This clearly doesn't help you getting into the story, which by the way, is utterly predictable and cliché. Not once, was I even slightly surprised by any of the "plot twists". Even Dead Space 1 managed to do that.

You are also supposed to do every tiny action which adds absolutely nothing to the experience. I can't remember how many times I asked myself "Am I actually supposed to do something or is this a cinematic?". And sometimes, the game also expects you to figure out stupid stuff you were never asked to do before like holding E instead of just pressing it. I did every single action just by pressing E, how am I supposed to figure out for this ONE action in the game I am supposed to hold E. I am not even kidding, there's actually some bloke in the devs team who thought for this ONE SINGLE ACTION it would add a lot to the game if you had to hold E instead of just pressing it. Unbelievable.

It might sound like details to you, but believe me this ruins the entire purpose of a game, which is to be enjoyable. The only thing I was looking forward to was the end, so I could just let this game rot in my Steam library and never hit the play button ever again. But guess what, those were the longest 12 hours of gameplay in my entire life. This game feels like it never ends. Not to mention they thought it'd be a brilliant idea if that massively annoying regenerating necromorph would come and chase you while dozens of enemies keep spawning all around you.I won't even mention the final boss fight.

Overall this game is a huge let down. They apparently managed to make Dead Space 3 even worse but I find it hard to believe. There are a few nice things to say about this game like the details they added into the environment and level design. Isaac feels less "stiff" and moving around feels way more natural. You can also kill babies and children which is something I wished games like Skyrim allowed you to do. But that's not enough to compete with the tremendous amount of problems this game has.
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Zense
( 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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Kyle
( 22.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
A great sequel and an EVEN BETTER game than the previous Dead Space 2. Go buy it now and ♥♥♥♥ your pants.
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Skip Bonty
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Game is playable. But do you want all the cool stuff that came with it on consoles? Like extra suits and weapons? Well that's great, becuase EA likes it when you squabble at their feet trying to pry some entertaining stupid ♥♥♥♥ from their broken piles of trash. So get cracking on it you little degenerates. Time is money and I want my hacker suit.
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DivineRobert3
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
after playing this game for 40 hours and completing the game I have to rate this a negative. You guys may be wondering *DR3 why did you put this at negative* well I will tell you why the multiplayer sucks I got locked out of my account alot the campaign I don't want to tell you how HARD it is to complete this the necromorphs got SOOOO STRONG which is so annoying because I have to conserve ammo and you do not know how hard it is to conserve ammo on harcore when the store is a chapter away and you just don't wanna go to it. The boss is his Girlfriend from the first deadspace aswell, like why would they do that I actually Liked Nicole myself *she is sooooo pretty* and yet I have to go into my mind and kill her which is the ending I've ever had. Also the DLC's yah you know the one they had for xbox goood luck finding that because you know what they don't have it I wanted to play it so bad for Ubisoft just to take it from me :(
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Zxluker
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Best scary game I ever played,good scares,interseting story,jumpscares,guns,

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Jordan
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Horror at its best.
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Blackbeard
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
♥♥♥♥ my pants within 5 minutes of starting the game. A new record!
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Peanut (They kill me)
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
It's good fun. The controls are vastly improved compared to the first one where they were just so clunky. The controls are incredibly fluid and responsive making the action much more enjoyable. Dead Space 2 is more of a shooting gallery than the first and doesn't feel as well paced but makes up for it with more weapon and enemy variety than before.

It's more of an action game than a horror game but the atmosphere is solid and sets a nice creepy tone for the game. I had plenty of "oh ♥♥♥♥" moments when enemies dropped out of the ceiling on me or came up on me from behind but nothing super scary so even if you scare easily you should be able to handle the game.

The gameplay might get a little repetitive by the end of the game (I played the game in spurts so I never really felt this way) but it's worth a try for fans of action or horror.
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_Cataphract
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
good sp00ks and blud

lots of blud.

like menstruating women

what
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Pencil Pusher
( 24.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Twice the amount of "ow"
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bloo
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
How a technical horror survivor from the 3rd person should be done!!!
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`Mad.EnGr
( 38.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Best Of DS Trilogy

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Mr. Miz Potato
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I don't usually ♥♥♥♥ my pants, but just did a little after playing the game. :3
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SilentMashiko
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Just as the story page says, "THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS".

Polished in every single way, overall DS2 is better than DS - increased fundings, experienced team and lots of inspiration and expectations made their trick, and I just got a lot of nice time - spending while playing Dead Space's ancestor.

More action, more horror, more weapons, longer story line, more enemies, more locations, functional (but pretty dead for most times) multiplayer, and finally - Isaac Clarke can speak now, which is good too!

DS2 is a perfect balance where devs found a golden middle between horror and action. Believe me, playing DS2 on normal difficulty IS challenging and have nothing to do with DS 1 Normal difficulty; here, at the middle of a game, I was starving for supplies, and each combat was unique since I had to use everything I could find to survive out there. Finding a medkit felt like a God's blessing. I don't even know what to expect from hardest difficulty, but that is gonna be a heck of a challenge for sure.

Overall, this is one of these games you have to play if you consider yourself being a gamer. It's just... too good to miss it.

P.S. Below you can watch a part of my silent walkthrough, feel free to check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3g7oQgosMo&index=1&list=PLeLcj1n0nnvJCABpmJWl7kUgclWAE5tqt
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Krein kun
( 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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margrave16
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Best of the trilogy.
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Piazano
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
It's too challenging, I am fairly early into the game and I am STUCK, I can't do it!
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9 of 9 people (100%) 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 9 people (89%) 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!

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.

Quite a Few Good Things! But does it balance well with the Bad??
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...

Alright, 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 Game (Final one!).
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..

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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Recommended
55.8 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
The sequel to an unfinished love story staring Issac and his Girlfriend.

His girlfried does what girlfriends do best scare his ♥♥♥♥ out. Then there are other creatures crawling your way and believe me, your sharpshooting skills will never help you in this.

The game has a very good atmosphere to keep you awake the next couple of nights.

The gameplay has now transformed into a FPS with more time spent on getting better wepons and yes, this version has all the good guns unlocked from the begining for some reason.

Dead Space 2 is not as impressive as Dead Space but still worth a shot.

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Not Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game feels like it never ends

I normally don't write reviews but since I haven't seen any review that summarised my thoughts down here, I'll just write this stuff down. Keep in mind this is my personal opinion and if you are among the majority of people who enjoyed this game, then good for you, you can move on.

I am a Silent Hill enthusiast, I like horror games and so on but Dead Space 2 is not a scary game. Of course, most people tend to ♥♥♥♥ their pants whenever a light flicks but if you aren't easily scared chances are you will find this game boring, tedious and tiresome. I thought the first game wasn't too bad despite being a tad frustrating at times, but blimey I wasn't prepared for the amount of frustration this one can create.

First off, if you purchased this game and you expected to play it right away, you won't. EA will ask you to login with your EA account and they will try to convince you to do it by telling you you'll miss on some 'amazing' bonus content. But you can skip that part and avoid spending an hour trying remember what password your useless EA account had. Which is nice.

The game is filled with QTE which I'm not a fan of but I usually don't mind. But crickey, Dead Space 2's QTE are terrible. For some reasons you can't just casually press E but you have to mash it like a maniac and still, sometimes you end up dying anyway. It's like you are meant to die and enjoy your death scene - because dying is so much fun - and retry. My childhood was essentially me playing Metal Gear Solid so I know how to repeatedly press a single key, thanks to the torture part, and Dead Space 2's QTE are essentially MGS' torture part. Every five minutes.

The atmosphere of the game isn't too bad but it's completely ruined by the staggering amount of cheap jumpscares. When will game developers get that jumpscares aren't scary, they are just downright irritating. It wouldn't be so bad if they actually had just a few of them but no, the entire atmosphere is based on that. This clearly doesn't help you getting into the story, which by the way, is utterly predictable and cliché. Not once, was I even slightly surprised by any of the "plot twists". Even Dead Space 1 managed to do that.

You are also supposed to do every tiny action which adds absolutely nothing to the experience. I can't remember how many times I asked myself "Am I actually supposed to do something or is this a cinematic?". And sometimes, the game also expects you to figure out stupid stuff you were never asked to do before like holding E instead of just pressing it. I did every single action just by pressing E, how am I supposed to figure out for this ONE action in the game I am supposed to hold E. I am not even kidding, there's actually some bloke in the devs team who thought for this ONE SINGLE ACTION it would add a lot to the game if you had to hold E instead of just pressing it. Unbelievable.

It might sound like details to you, but believe me this ruins the entire purpose of a game, which is to be enjoyable. The only thing I was looking forward to was the end, so I could just let this game rot in my Steam library and never hit the play button ever again. But guess what, those were the longest 12 hours of gameplay in my entire life. This game feels like it never ends. Not to mention they thought it'd be a brilliant idea if that massively annoying regenerating necromorph would come and chase you while dozens of enemies keep spawning all around you.I won't even mention the final boss fight.

Overall this game is a huge let down. They apparently managed to make Dead Space 3 even worse but I find it hard to believe. There are a few nice things to say about this game like the details they added into the environment and level design. Isaac feels less "stiff" and moving around feels way more natural. You can also kill babies and children which is something I wished games like Skyrim allowed you to do. But that's not enough to compete with the tremendous amount of problems this game has.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 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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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.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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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1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Played a bit and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ my pants.

10/10 not touching this game again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Just as the story page says, "THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS".

Polished in every single way, overall DS2 is better than DS - increased fundings, experienced team and lots of inspiration and expectations made their trick, and I just got a lot of nice time - spending while playing Dead Space's ancestor.

More action, more horror, more weapons, longer story line, more enemies, more locations, functional (but pretty dead for most times) multiplayer, and finally - Isaac Clarke can speak now, which is good too!

DS2 is a perfect balance where devs found a golden middle between horror and action. Believe me, playing DS2 on normal difficulty IS challenging and have nothing to do with DS 1 Normal difficulty; here, at the middle of a game, I was starving for supplies, and each combat was unique since I had to use everything I could find to survive out there. Finding a medkit felt like a God's blessing. I don't even know what to expect from hardest difficulty, but that is gonna be a heck of a challenge for sure.

Overall, this is one of these games you have to play if you consider yourself being a gamer. It's just... too good to miss it.

P.S. Below you can watch a part of my silent walkthrough, feel free to check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3g7oQgosMo&index=1&list=PLeLcj1n0nnvJCABpmJWl7kUgclWAE5tqt
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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
How a technical horror survivor from the 3rd person should be done!!!
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44.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Now, this is what I call a worthy successor: louder and longer, but at the same time not too different!

When I started the game I thought it would have been a mediocre sequel, but this wasn't the case here, as I was pleasantly surprised with Dead Space 2's quality.

Graphics and music were pretty much similar to the first game's, but in this case that was a good thing, since the original was an excellent space horror.

Gameplay was also very similar to the first, but with some, well received, improvements. Most of all I appreciated the new Zero Gravity controls, in which you had full freedom to move and levitate in open space, whereas in the first one you could only jump from one surface to another.
Of course, new weapons and suits were also added, which was nice, though I ended up mostly sticking with the weapons I had gotten accustomed with in the first game... and I wore a suit that was a lot reminiscent of the first one's also. Old habits die hard, I guess.

The enemies were, too, a lot similar to the original Dead Space's, but some new ones made an appearance as well, most notably a big necromorph called The Tormentor, which chases you for a good part of the game.

The story is good, set 3 years after the events of the original game and manages to bring the atmosphere to life in a very similar tone as the latter. The game, as a true sequel would demand, is also 3 chapters longer than its predecessor and, while at times it felt a bid dragged, does what it does very well.

What maybe could be described as my only complaint would be the fact that it sacrificed the first's scary and tense atmosphere for more flashy effects and action sequences, filling it with plenty QTE-like battles, probably influenced from the trend created by modern action games, such as the God of War or Assassin's Creed series, which, in itself, isn't necessarily a bad thing, if it wasn't for the horror factor that suffered a bit from this.

In a few words the game became, as I wrote in the first sentence, "louder" than the previous one, as most sequels tend to be.

However, that said, the game still remains a lot scary and is a worthy successor of the Dead Space name, needless to say that there is even a level in which you enter the "playground" of the first, the planet-cracker spaceship Ishimura and re-visit some areas you explored the first time around and see how it changed over the years.

Last but not least, I remember one of the hardest and most stressing parts of the first game was fighting off a miniboss-like necromorph, called the Hunter, which had infinite regeneration and, as such, could not be killed by normal means and you had to run for your life, while fighting other necromorphs as well... as you might have guessed, this pricky son of a gun makes an appearance in the final levels of the second game as well, this time called the Ubermorph, lowering a lot your survival rate!

Such a pity that the third game doesn't exist on Steam and that, as such, this is my final review here for the franchise, but, for what it's worth, Dead Space 2 was really a blast and a good horror ride, recommended for all of you, fans of chills and thrills!
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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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11.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Come one, Come all. Fun, Death, and Dismemberment for Everyone. From Babies to Adults, Everyone receives the same treatment. These bullets don't discriminate. It doesn't matter your age, gender, or ethnicity. EVERYONE WILL DIE

Overall, I think my favorite part was cutting everyone up into peices. 10/10
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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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13.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
More action driven and less scary than the original, but depending on your perspective a potentially more exciting and well rounded experience that improved on the predecessor.

Ultimately it depends on your preference in Horror/Action vs. Action/Horror. Unlike most I considered the original's most impressive aspect to be the unique enemy design and weapon combat. While I loved how well executed the monster closet horror was, I didn't find it as monumental as certain psychological horror games like Silent Hill or FEAR, so the change in tone found in Dead Space 2 wasn't a big deal to me and I really appreciated all the subtle improvements to the gameplay.

If your love for Dead Space came from the atmospheric sense of isolation, then you'll probably be disappointed by the frantic and sometimes bombastic nature of Dead Space 2, although it's not completely without it's quieter suspenseful moments.

The heavier story broadens the Dead Space universe similarly to how the film Aliens did for Alien. That metaphor can be used to describe the stylistic differences to the two games as well.

Regardless of whichever way you prefer, Dead Space 2 is a good game.
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Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Awesome graphics even in 2016, very nice gameplay mechanics and a terrific story.
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8.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Excellent game.Does not need any explanation.
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19.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Dead space 2 takes what was good in the first game, pretty much everything and then fixes most of what was bad in the first game, which was the controls and fov and makes a much better sequel that is dark, fun, and you get to shoot up ugly monsters all over the place! What can be better!

Just like the first game, the visuals are amazing, even better in DS2. Like mentioned before the controls have been fixed to actually have a fun playable experience that is smooth and fun, very unlike DS1. You go through an amazing set up experiences, great cutscenes and launches into different areas such as anti-gravity, space, vents and tunnels and much much more.

Now saying that, yes there are still problems with DS2. You are limited on weapons and armor due to your small inventory space so you normally have to focus on 1 weapon, maybe 2 max instead of enjoying the variety of weapons that the game introduces you to. You have the ability to upgrade your weapons and armor and unlike other games, you don't find "better" items later usually, so your fully upgraded weapon is going to be your main weapon for most of the game, because if you find something else it isn't upgraded with 20-30 nodes and is vastly weaker, so why even use it.

There is also still the horrible problem with the sound. The sound is great in the game except when it comes to talking and understanding what people are saying. Normal speech is fine but lots of scenes, cutscenes, they try and do "monster" voices and such, and they are 100% not able to be understood, which ruins the reason for actually trying to say something in the first place. Way to much "scary" modulation which makes the speeches just babble.

Still very good game, finally good controls, just wished for better inventory management so you could enjoy all the weapons equally instead of having to wait until new game+'s to use them.
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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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