Game Review: Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2
Released by EA
A horror first person shooter - with the emphasis firmly on the "atmosfear"
from beginning to end.
A sequel to the massively popular Dead Space, we once again rejoin Isaac
Clarke as he fights an alien organism that infects and takes control of human
corpses, turning them into "Necromorphs", mutating their bodies and generally
scaring the player to death.
After a genuinely unsettling opening, the game rarely lets go of its fear
factor - and despite the ability to drop some of the settings down to easier to
battle on, Dead Space 2 is likely to give you some nightmares and haunting
images as it progresses.
That's not necessarily a bad thing and sees the genre being slightly
redefined in terms of gameplay, action and atmosphere - but it'll do little for
any heart condition you may suffer as a result.
With 360 degree movement and the feeling you're never quite alone, this is a
superior , if at times challenging game which will reward long term players as
well as reward those who invest in the strategy side. There's masses to explore
in this sprawling compund and some genuinely unsettling imagery will haunt you
for a long time after - this isn't a game for the faint hearted with gore and
horror in equal measures, it's certainly one to keep you horrified and
entertained as you try to battle on through.
Limited edition comes with an extra game for PS Move - and if you've completed
the main game with nerves in tact - you're likely to want more as well.
Overall, as the dark nights draw in, Dead Space 2 is bound to be a solid game
favourite - although the horror side of the game will have you scrambling to
leave the lights on in the background on more than one occasion