Platforms: X360, PS3
There is a long tradition among the space-faring community; a set of codes one must follow in order to survive in the cold unforgiving vacuum of the final frontier. Top of the list for people planning on sitting down to Dead Space is a clean change of jocks, because you are going to spend the majority of this game planking it!
In order for you to fully understand the fear, isolation and claustrophobia created by this game I would liken it to films such as Alien and Event Horizon. The creators have done an excellent job and making a believable, (if highly unlikely) space opera. You are a space core engineer sent out to repair a disabled communications array on a deep space mining vessel. Adding to the tension is the knowledge that your sister is on board.
Now, my only gripe in these space sagas is the mundane repetition of biblical overtones – it's not clever anymore. Luckily it is kept to a minimum here and you are more concerned with the nutty scientists messing with alien DNA to be that worried about God.
A pants packing classic!
Rent or Buy: BUY
Game Play: 5/5
Replay Value: 5/5
Review by: Eamonn Cleary