Game details

Game:
Dead Space 2
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
January 25th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
January 25th, 2011
Players:
1
Online Players:
2-8
Developers:
Visceral Games
Publisher:
EA
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
988 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
502 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360, PC and iPhone.

About Dead Space 2

Engineer Isaac Clarke returns for another blood-curdling adventure in Dead Space 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed horror adventure. After waking from a coma on a massive space city known as "The Sprawl," the lone survivor of a horrific alien infestation finds himself confronting a catastrophic new nightmare. Battling dementia, hunted by the government and haunted by visions of his dead girlfriend, Isaac will do whatever it takes to save himself and rid the city of the gruesome, relentless Necromorphs. Equipped with a new arsenal of tools to dismember the Necromorphs, Isaac will face the challenge head-on. In Dead Space 2, Isaac brings the terror to space. Players will take on bigger, scarier and more epic battles that will keep them on the edge of their seats. Delivering a sensory overload of sound, visuals and action sequences, Dead Space 2 will bring the psychological thrills of deep space to a terrifying new level.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
9.6

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Summary

Survival Horror has never been so thrilling.

We like

  • The high quality graphics and audio work
  • How the dismemberment mechanic demands accuracy and speed
  • The intense atmosphere, created by a mix of great production values and brilliantly animated Necromorphs

We dislike

  • Such are the thrills along the way, it does inevitably run of steam in the latter stages
  • The lack of a co-op mode; the multiplayer could have been fleshed out a little more

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Necromorphs are among the most hideous and terrifying creatures to have ever graced a third-person shooter. In the click of a finger, these mutated corpses will bury their sharp claws right through your skull and tear your head clean off before ripping you apart limb from limb. Relentless in their pursuit of any non-Necromorph creatures - keen to spread the alien infection and adopt new body forms - these alien freaks are brut...

Dead Space 2 News

  • European PlayStation Plus update; August 1, 2012

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today released details about the August update for PlayStation Plus. The big news comes in the form of EA's survival horror third-person shooter Dead Space 2, which will be available to download for free by PS+ subscribers. Dead Space 2 DLC will also be 50 perc...

  • Rumor: Frostbite 2.0 to power Dead Space 3

    Visceral Games’ as yet unannounced Dead Space 3 may utilize DICE’s acclaimed Frostbite 2.0 engine, if the latest Internet gossip is anything to go by. First up is a job ad posted by Electronic Arts, which calls for a ‘Senior Environment Artist’ for the Dead Space franchise...

  • Rumor: Dead Space getting FPS title, 'Uncharted-like game'

    Kotaku reports that Electronic Arts is looking to expand its Dead Space franchise with the addition of three new projects. According to the site, the company is planning to churn out a first-person title, a flight-based spin-off and finally, an “Uncharted-like game.”  Furthermore,...

  • Dead Space 3 details leaked, takes place on frozen planet

    Following last week's potentially inadvertent leak of the Dead Space 3 logo – that will most probably change before release – we now have a slew of new rumors and scuttlebutt about Dead Space 3, and how it may be trading in dark and narrow hallways, for bright and open environments. T...

  • Dead Space 3 confirmed by video leak?

    It's not hard to imagine a sequel to Dead Space 2 coming to fruition – the last game sold over 2 million copies. However, this new video of an Israeli news show may or may not confirm the game's existence. Showing a brief glimpse of the Dead Space 3 logo, or presumably what it might look like...

  • Free Dead Space 2 multiplayer maps point to twice weekly PSN updates

    The official Dead Space 2 Facebook page brings news that Electronic Arts will release a free map pack shortly for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of its sci-fi, first-person shooter. The two maps, titled ‘Academy’ and ‘Concourse’ will be available via the PlayStation...

  • Dead Space film still in the works, won't be a prequel

    Director D.J. Caruso has said that the planned movie adaptation of sci-fi horror romp Dead Space is still in the works, with the film makers currently in the process of working on a script. Chatting with AreaGames, Caruso confirmed that the flick – a collaborative effort between Electronic ...

  • EA shooting for 'broader audience' with Dead Space 3

    The Dead Space 3 rumor wagon’s picked up the pace again this week, with Frank Gibeau, president of Electronic Arts’ Games label, giving the clearest indication yet that a third entry in the celebrated space horror is on the cards. Speaking with the chaps at IGN, Gibeau said that the p...

  • Dead Space 2: Severed dated

    Dead Space 2: Severed will be scuttling out of the air-vents on March 1 for download via PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE, publisher Electronic Arts has announced. For those of you who don’t possess Elephant-like memories, Severed supplements Dead Space 2’s single-player campaign wi...

  • EA's John Riccitiello mentions Dead Space 3

    Dead Space 2’s barely slithered out of the air-vents but that hasn’t stopped EA from dropping the first hints that a sequel could be in the pipeline. Specifically, the publishing giant's CEO, John Riccitiello, said at the recent Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference that he...

Dead Space 2 Features

  • What Dead Space 3 needs to help revive the horror genre

    Publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts this week officially confirmed Dead Space 3 is in the works following months of rumors, with the game due to infest store shelves by March 2013 at the latest. Details are being kept under wraps at present, though that hasn’t stopped numerous Internet s...

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