Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dead Space 2 Review

I'm not a real fan of horror games, but I make myself play some from time to time to keep my gaming experience different. First I have to say that for a horror game, this wasn't all that scary. Here and there you will get the lights to cut out and monsters "play BOO" but after a while it's like "alright I already know what weapon I'm gonna' use on you", instead of the sudden scare and you can't think straight. Even the monstrous babies weren't scary, but don't get to close cuz' they do pack a punch.

isn't it cute!


The game had a great story, and even though I didn't play the first one I know it had a great continuation. The main character Issac Clarke has lost his memory for the past three years. Him and another character (Nolan Stross who suffers from dementia  ) were supposedly responsible for building the marker:

no not that marker, this marker:

that caused the great infestation of nasty-looking creatures. The goal is to make the marker whole and free his mind from the marker's influence, and Nicole's vision. Of course there are some suspenseful in-betweens like: an eyeball on a stick, and this great guy:

If you play Dead Space 2 you'll see what I mean.

Game play

I liked the suits, I thought they were really cool-looking (especially the helmets)

 I wish they had just a couple more to choose from. I even like the animation when you buy a new suit, he gets into the machine and comes back out like he's bad, lol. The weapon selection was okay. I did like how they had alternate fire with each weapon, and that makes it very useful for certain situations.

The controls were pretty straight forward your typical first-person shooter buttons, the only button that pissed me off was the circle button which was the instant-heal button. Yes it's great, but I always pressed it accidently, and end up wasting my health, and health doesn't come cheap, and is rare to find if you play the harder levels.


Of course with horror games you have to have the horror music, but it didn't occur very much throughout the game. I guess they needed some surprises huh. I did like the ending theme song. It was a great piece to hear after defeating the boss, it really relaxed me and let me know it was over. Check it out:


I gave this game a 8.5 mainly because I felt a horror game could have been more scarier, although since I'm not a horror game fan it was alright with me, lol, I'm just speaking for the horror game fanatics. Lookout for Dead Space 3, you know it ain't over.


  1. I held off getting this game just becuase I was upset that they added Multiplayer and its such a great game without it. I don't think every game needs MP and the first deadspace proved that.

    Though I can get the game for $20 and Im sure its worth it. Even if I did pick it up it be sitting in my backlog, so I guess it have to wait a little while longer.

  2. I'm glad someone else agrees with me, every game does not need a multiplayer, but I guess multiplayer is the thing of this gaming generation now. I haven't played it nor do I tend so I can't tell you about it.

    Is the game worth it... It was okay to me but I heard the first one was alot better. So yea no point in jumping at it so soon:)

  3. Great review! I have the first Dead Space game, but I still haven't played it yet. I figure Dead Space 1 & 2 is just like Doom 3 on the original Xbox.

    I agree with Blake that not all games need multiplayer, but lately they are putting MP no matter what type of game it is. I hate that they put MP on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and now on Assassin's Creed: Revelations also when that series doesn't need MP.

    - The Girl Gamer