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Dead Space 2

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 18 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 18 and Over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box
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  • ASIN: B003NSBM7Q
  • Item Weight: 132 g
  • Release Date: 28 Jan 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,378 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box

Manufacturer's Description

It’s two years since Visceral Games and Electronic Arts unleashed Dead Space on an unsuspecting world – which, hopefully, is just about enough time for your shredded nerves to have recovered. Which is just as well, since the second instalment of the space-survival-horror game is significantly better than its predecessor in every way imaginable. Which means that, no matter who you are, it will scare the pants off you.

The action resumes three years after the events of the first game, with a more seasoned, embittered (and, apparently, mentally unstable) Isaac Clarke waking up in the Sprawl, a giant, dystopian city on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. He must, of course, overcome deranged behaviour and betrayal from his fellow humans, plus hordes of the most disgusting, rotting, blood-crazed necromorphs ever seen in a videogame.

This time around, Isaac is better equipped to do so: he moves quicker, and has better melee attacks and weapons (the Javelin Gun and the Ripper are particular highlights) than before. His Kinesis has been improved so that you can pick up necromorph limbs, for example, and fire them off in combat. And if you decide you’re not so keen on a weapon after all, you can re-spec at a workbench, reclaiming your Power Nodes which can then be used to upgrade the weapons you prefer.

The necromorphs are even more fearsome than in Dead Space, with new varieties which require very different strategies if you are going to dispatch them. The fairly self-explanatory Pukers, for example, need to be taken out with head-shots if you want to avoid being sprayed with acidic bile. The Pack – swarms of mutated children – must be kept at arms’ length, and are best dealt with by a weapon with a large blast radius. The terrifying noises made by the necromorphs as they attempt to rip you limb from limb contribute massively to Dead Space 2’s already terrifying atmosphere, adding to chilling lighting, music  and sound effects, and small but effective devices such as vents which suddenly spew steam in your direction.

Thankfully, there are breaks from the relentlessness, provided by a decent amount of the clever puzzles for which Dead Space is famed. Many of which, naturally, feature negotiating deadly traps or aligning crucial objects in zero-gravity conditions, or dexterous manipulation of objects using Kinesis and Stasis. Dead Space 2’s storyline – which we won’t divulge as we don’t want to spoil it for you – hangs together and flows magnificently, with some real edge-of-the-seat cliff-hangers and set pieces marking the ends of individual chapters.

The Sprawl itself has a huge impact on gameplay: as it is set on an atmosphere-free moon, you can often shoot out windows triggering a catastrophic decompression; time it right, and you’ll be able to shoot a switch to close emergency shutters after any necromorphs present have been sucked outside.

And finally, Dead Space 2 features a four-on-four multiplayer mode, in which a team of humans seeks to achieve objectives, while teams of necromorphs attempt to eviscerate them with their distinctive attacks. The game’s multiplayer mode has been likened to Left4Dead, which should excite all gamers in the know.

If you like horror, you’ll love Dead Space 2 – and if you like third-person action-adventure games, you’ll love it, too. And if you’re a particular fan of survival-horror games, then Dead Space 2 will be the biggest treat you will be able to get your hands on this year.

Product Description

Engineer Isaac Clarke returns for another blood-curdling adventure in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dead Space. 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 dominate the gruesome onslaught. With an arsenal of tools to dismember Necromorphs and new determination, an engineer will bring the terror to space.

Dead Space 2 features new tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac's signature plasma cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores epic Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless Necromorph onslaught. Survival isn't the only thing on Isaac's mind in Dead Space 2 - this time, he calls the shots!

  • Chaos Hits The Sprawl:

Caught in the middle of a horrific infestation that's decimating a massive space city, Isaac Clarke will dismember, impale, and stomp his way across the Sprawl

Blast through the Church of Unitology, jet across the Solar Array, and infiltrate the CEC facility on the path to survival

  • Master The Terror:

Familiar as well as all-new grotesque creatures lurk around every corner

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

  • Tear Through Space In Zero G:

Fire up Isaac's suit boosters to rocket around in zero


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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent survival horror game 28 Jan 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First things first, if you have not played Dead Space 1 yet, I heartily recommend you go and buy that first. Its half the price of this and still looks amazing. The gameplay is pretty similar too.

The game itself is a 3rd person over the shoulder shooter. The key word here is "over the shoulder". Your character doesn't stand in the centre of the screen, he is on the left. Your view is as if you were looking through a camera mounted on their right hand shoulder. Now to start with, I hated this. However, once I'd got past the first couple of chapters of Dead Space 1, I was used to it. So by the time I started Dead Space 2 it seemed totally normal. In fact, it adds to the feeling of being trapped and confined, as you never feel totally at ease.

However, your character is now a lot easier to control than in Dead Space 1. The mouse seems a lot more responsive and everything just feels more natural, for want of a better word. The weapons are seem easier to aim too, though that may be because I have played through Dead Space 1 recently and am just better at it now.

Other enhancements to the gameplay include end of level bosses. Unlike DS1, where you ended the level by stepping onto the tram and going to a different location, now you have to confront a big boss. This feels very retro but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Also, you don't start out in your somewhat freaky costume. Instead, you are unmasked and in a straightjacket, and spend the first part of the game running around without a gun.

Old favourites are back too. You still get bullet time and a gravity gun right from the word go (well nearly). Save stations are still liberally scattered about the place, and weapons still need to be upgraded.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! 31 Jan 2011
By RBM
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Assuming that most people looking at this game will have played the original;

Pros:
-Graphics have improved since the original, even without maxing everything (see later for performance)
-The story is solid and continues the overall Dead Space 'lore' nicely
-Issac now talks! He even has a decent sense of humor (IMO) :)
-The sound is as strong as the original - combined with the dark and moody atmosphere it really draws you in and leads to quite a few 'jump away from the screen' moments when something unexpected happens
-The puzzles are varied and challenging, without being too taxing
-Doesnt feel like the console port i was half expecting - though the controls may get a bit cramped if you dont have a 5+ button mouse.

Cons:
Hard to find much wrong with the game, but if im being picky...
-First play through took 10 hours, with pretty much everything explored. Not too short in itself, and with the high replay value from new kit available in the second play, and the online (not tried yet), its pretty good by modern standards
-Its quite linear, with a fair few 'on the rails' sections. No more so than the first game though, and if you want freedom to do what you like, buy Dragon Age or Stalker (RPGs)
-DRM. Always irks me a bit. A 'Release date check' on first run, request for serial number and EA online login were all its taken. I have always-on internet so not sure if itll play without it (i think not from what ive read). End of the day i bought the game legit, had an EA account already and have always-on internet, so its not a problem to me. Limited installs are out of order really, but ill get bored of it way before i reformat 5 times!

PERFORMANCE
Well ive got:
-Q6600 Intel core 2 quad running at 2.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nausea 20 Jan 2013
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I've rated the game poorly entirely because of the field of view. The FOV is too small and induces nausea in me. A little searching on the web confirms that a lot of people have the same problem. Equally a lot do not and don't understand the problem. Trust me, it is real with a small number of games. With many games that induce this problem there is a hack or mod to a settings file that will increase the field of view (usually from 75 degress to 90 degrees) that usually gets rid of the problem for people like me. There doesn't appear to be such a hack for this game.

What I have played of the game looks to be challenging and well-made, but I'm not going to give myself a nauseous headache for fun am I? I've given up on it and will not be coming back to it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but could have been epic 14 April 2012
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Dead Space 2 is a good game and looks great on a high end pc, the story is engaging if fairly predictable and the atmosphere generated in the dark claustrophobic levels is tense at times.
The problems I have with the game are sadly the pitfalls many FPS games fall into and all though they don't spoil the game they certainly break the illusion they were trying hard to achieve.
The game is completely linear and the levels are one directional, you can only ever reach you destination via one route only and to prove this they give you a device that marks a blue line on the floor 'GO THIS WAY', even though its impossible to get lost in these tight point A to point B levels. There may well be allot of other doors but there always locked.
The next cheap trick is the pop in shock value, they randomly pop up an enemy out of a wall vent or a floor vent or a ceiling panel right on top of you. This is a tired old fps cliché and smacks of programmers running out of ways to challenge a player.
The one that annoys me the most is when all choice is taken away from you completely, and your are resorted to mashing the E key to survive some near death experience that you had no way of avoiding in the first place. This is cheap lazy programming of the worst kind and is a real shame to see in a game that is otherwise of a fairly high quality.
The weapons available are interesting and the effects variable enough for you to want to try them all out, even though you can go from start to end using the first weapon you get, as long as you upgrade it as you go. The stasis effect is handy and can really help on tricky fights but I would have liked to have seen them use it more to navigate the levels than just slow enemies down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good sequel
Published 15 days ago by A. Salazar
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a game to add to anyones collection. ...
This is a game to add to anyones collection. If your into the Resident Evil style of genre, I strongly advise you try this one on for size.
Published 2 months ago by another buyer
4.0 out of 5 stars It has a great story and a few OMG moments
Dead Space 2 picks up were the last one left off. It has a great story and a few OMG moments , but Its not as creepy as the first one was...
Published 2 months ago by WohExile
5.0 out of 5 stars got it as requested, very good!
got it as requested, very good!

the gameplay is very good, please do check your mimimux specs!!
it is very thrilling, i wont let you fall asleep!
Published 3 months ago by Benjamin VL
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game!
If you've played DS1 you will love this. The game play is smoother and the story line unfolds brilliantly! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dean
4.0 out of 5 stars Isaac hunts again
The controls for the PC version of DS1 were awful. The good news is that these have been improved in DEAD SPACE 2 and are no longer the issue they were in the original. Read more
Published 16 months ago by sft
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad game.
Game not as good as I expected - It is a bit repetitive. Game arrived on time and well packaged
Published 16 months ago by B J Biddulph
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent game
Make sure you are wearing nappies/diapers because this game could scare the living daylights out of you! Read more
Published 22 months ago by John Greenham
3.0 out of 5 stars Different.
This game feels a lot less atmospheric than the first. You have visions which can be seriously creepy and shocking and the struggles you have with the ghost girl and other enemies... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Andrew.M
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
I've bought DS2 over a year ago for PC. Since I've bought a PS3 recently, I think I'll buy DS2 for the console, as well. DS just rocks! :)
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