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Dead Space 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
91
4.1
Windows
88
4.2
Xbox 360
89
4.2

User Reviews

The strongest Survival Horror franchise since Silent Hill Windows Sharafciger (26)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 2 4.1
Windows 24 4.2
Xbox 360 4 4.2
Combined MobyScore 30 4.2


The Press Says

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Xbox 360AusGamers
It’s the attention to detail that carries everything so seamlessly throughout, and if it’s not in your face, it’s in your periphery, or in your rear-speakers. From the incredibly functional city and its believable components and “lived-in” feel, to the creepy sounds off in the distance; that single spanner dropping from up on high to create a disturbing and disrupting echo, Dead Space 2 will unnerve you, it will scare you and it will grab you, by the throat, or your legs as you scurry to get away, and devour you. Whole.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Troquant son originalité au profit d'une aventure plus variée, Dead Space 2 synthétise à nouveau les désirs les plus fous nés de la rencontre du cinéma fantastique et du survival-horror. Si on lui reprochera un scénario baclé, une dernière ligne droite trop orientée "action", un multi 1.0 et, éventuellement, une absence de boss, comment ne pas encenser ce titre multipliant d'instinct les scènes cultes. Tour à tour, terrifiant, posé et fonceur, Dead Space 2 se savoure sur la longueur tant la découverte de cette station fantôme titille notre curiosité morbide. Cumulant à nouveau une bande-son tout simplement parfaite, une aventure équilibrée et de multiples clins d'oeil à destination des fans, l'oeuvre de Visceral fait montre une fois encore d'un beau paradoxe en amenant le plaisir né de l'effroi. Jamais cauchemar n'aura été aussi savoureux...
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Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Still, Dead Space 2 does everything that the first title did and better. So far in advance of the original in every conceivable way, it makes the first title look like a demo. Bigger, better, bloodier, broodier, smarter, funnier and with more action, horror and intensity than most games, Dead Space 2 is the first must-have title of the decade.
95
WindowsRealGamer
Many horror games are able to deliver shocks during play, but none does it as well as Dead Space 2. Isaac’s inner struggle in the tense setting of “Sprawl” provides an unforgettable atmosphere, making Dead Space 2 one of the most terrifying and unmissable horror games this generation and the benchmark for others to follow.
95
Xbox 360Destructoid
Dead Space 2 is a ludicrously intense, graphically gorgeous, thoroughly atmospheric game that takes everything the first title did and ramps up the absurdity to dangerous levels. It's cheesy to say that "if you liked the first game, you'll love the sequel," but in this case, I think that's a very fair assessment. Dead Space 2 is Dead Space with the tuning at its finest and the scares at their most delicious. Action horror has reached a new peak with Dead Space 2.
95
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Troquant son originalité au profit d'une aventure plus variée, Dead Space 2 synthétise à nouveau les désirs les plus fous nés de la rencontre du cinéma fantastique et du survival-horror. Si on lui reprochera un scénario bâclé, une dernière ligne droite trop orientée "action", un multi 1.0 et, éventuellement, une absence de boss, comment ne pas encenser ce titre multipliant d'instinct les scènes cultes. Tour à tour, terrifiant, posé et fonceur, Dead Space 2 se savoure sur la longueur tant la découverte de cette station fantôme titille notre curiosité morbide. Cumulant à nouveau une bande-son tout simplement parfaite, une aventure équilibrée et de multiples clins d'oeil à destination des fans, l'oeuvre de Visceral fait montre une fois encore d'un beau paradoxe en amenant le plaisir né de l'effroi. Jamais cauchemar n'aura été aussi savoureux...
95
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Troquant son originalité au profit d'une aventure plus variée, Dead Space 2 synthétise à nouveau les désirs les plus fous nés de la rencontre du cinéma fantastique et du survival-horror. Si on lui reprochera un scénario baclé, une dernière ligne droite trop orientée "action", un multi 1.0 et, éventuellement, une absence de boss, comment ne pas encenser ce titre multipliant d'instinct les scènes cultes. Tour à tour, terrifiant, posé et fonceur, Dead Space 2 se savoure sur la longueur tant la découverte de cette station fantôme titille notre curiosité morbide. Cumulant à nouveau une bande-son tout simplement parfaite, une aventure équilibrée et de multiples clins d'oeil à destination des fans, l'oeuvre de Visceral fait montre une fois encore d'un beau paradoxe en amenant le plaisir né de l'effroi. Jamais cauchemar n'aura été aussi savoureux...
94
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
Survival horror may be a dead genre, or a dying one, and other than improving its personal formula (which it does very well), Dead Space 2 doesn't offer that much in the way of innovation. Chances are likely that once you start playing it though, you'll be scared enough that you won't care—or even be aware of a difference.
94
WindowsCheat Code Central
Survival horror may be a dead genre, or a dying one, and other than improving its personal formula (which it does very well), Dead Space 2 doesn't offer that much in the way of innovation. Chances are likely that once you start playing it though, you'll be scared enough that you won't care—or even be aware of a difference.
94
Xbox 360Lazygamer
Dead Space 2 is quite simply a phenomenal game and an even better sequel. The controls are near perfect, the menu designs and game systems are ridiculously sharp and intuitive and the story expands into something much bigger via an epic, action packed yet terrifyingly immersive psychological thriller / horror that lasts 10-11 hours and includes multiplayer as well as a the potential for multiplayer play-throughs. Dead Space 2 is easily the best survival-horror game of this generation as well as possibly one of the better games in this generation overall. Unless you are heavily turned off by violence and/or horror, this game deserves a place in your video game library.
92
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Dead Space 2 isn't necessarily better than the first game, it just improves in some areas that weren't necessarily that bad to begin with. The audio is still utterly masterful, creating suspense at all the right junctures, while the visuals and gameplay make Visceral's game one of the finest examples of cinematic gaming at its best. The bottom line however, is that Dead Space 2 is one of the most downright terrifying games that you're ever likely to play. It'll give you nightmares, guaranteed.
92
Xbox 360Spazio Games
Sono così tanti i passi avanti fatti da Visceral Games con Dead Space 2 che si potrebbe quasi parlare di “naturale evoluzione” di un prodotto autocosciente, che sembra aver imparato tutto il possibile dalle proprie mancanze. Unico neo, un comparto multigiocatore fuori luogo e poco più che accessorio, che regalerà solo rari attimi di soddisfazione. Poco male, dato che al suo fianco c’è una campagna in grado di tenere alto il nome dei survival horror in anni ad essi poco favorevoli, seppure con l’evoluzione che il passare del tempo ha imposto. Un’esperienza terrorizzante, impegnativa anche per i giocatori più navigati e soprattutto in grado di bissare quella rara sensazione offerta già dal suo predecessore una volta raggiunti i titoli di coda: quella di aver compiuto una piccola impresa, e di poter finalmente tirare un sospiro di sollievo. Almeno fino al prossimo incubo…
92
WindowsSpazio Games
Sono così tanti i passi avanti fatti da Visceral Games con Dead Space 2 che si potrebbe quasi parlare di “naturale evoluzione” di un prodotto autocosciente, che sembra aver imparato tutto il possibile dalle proprie mancanze. Unico neo, un comparto multigiocatore fuori luogo e poco più che accessorio, che regalerà solo rari attimi di soddisfazione. Poco male, dato che al suo fianco c’è una campagna in grado di tenere alto il nome dei survival horror in anni ad essi poco favorevoli, seppure con l’evoluzione che il passare del tempo ha imposto. Un’esperienza terrorizzante, impegnativa anche per i giocatori più navigati e soprattutto in grado di bissare quella rara sensazione offerta già dal suo predecessore una volta raggiunti i titoli di coda: quella di aver compiuto una piccola impresa, e di poter finalmente tirare un sospiro di sollievo. Almeno fino al prossimo incubo…
91
Xbox 3601UP
Though, when both the multiplayer and the single-player's biggest flaws are, "they aren't as good as some of the amazing elements in this game," you have a damn fine game (if you have both a PS3 and the Xbox360, a slight nod to the PS3 version if only because you also get Dead Space: Extraction as a free bonus if your copy is among the initial "Limited Edition" allotment, plus just one disc versus the 360's two). But this isn't just a clear, "this game is better than its predecessor," situation. Take away the interface tweaks and improved mechanics behind how Isaac moves and feels, and examine the overall structure, you don't have a "good game and then a better game," you have two different games: a creepy sci-fi horror game with some damn good action versus a damn good sci-fi shooter with some creepy parts.
91
Windows1UP
Though, when both the multiplayer and the single-player's biggest flaws are, "they aren't as good as some of the amazing elements in this game," you have a damn fine game (if you have both a PS3 and the Xbox360, a slight nod to the PS3 version if only because you also get Dead Space: Extraction as a free bonus if your copy is among the initial "Limited Edition" allotment, plus just one disc versus the 360's two). But this isn't just a clear, "this game is better than its predecessor," situation. Take away the interface tweaks and improved mechanics behind how Isaac moves and feels, and examine the overall structure, you don't have a "good game and then a better game," you have two different games: a creepy sci-fi horror game with some damn good action versus a damn good sci-fi shooter with some creepy parts.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Dead Space 2 ist ein richtig gut gemachtes Action-Horror-Spiel geworden, keine Frage. Die Kulisse der überrannten Stadt Sprawl ist großartig, die Soundkulisse fantastisch und die Nekromorphs sind ekliger denn je. Ja, man fürchtet sich beim Spielen. Ja, es gibt widerliche Momente. Und ja, Spieler, die Teil 1 gesehen haben, werden weniger überrascht werden. Wir haben das Durchspielen genossen, hätten aber gerne mehr subtilen Horror gehabt. Sie wissen schon, diese unterschwellige Art, durch die sich einem die Nackenhaare aufstellen, obwohl rein gar nichts passiert. Stattdessen setzt Dead Space 2 auf den offensichtlichen Schrecken, die Gewalt, das Abstoßende. Jemandem in einem Computerspiel richtig Angst einzujagen ist eben eine Kunst, die nur wenige beherrschen. Die schlechte Nachricht also: Dead Space 2 fehlt das Überraschungsmoment seines sensationellen Vorgängers. Die gute: Electronic Arts' digitale Geisterbahn ist dennoch eines der besten Horror-Spiele aller Zeiten.
90
PlayStation 3GamesCollection
Un seguito, crea moltissime preoccupazioni, specialmente, se il suo predecessore è stato eccellente. DS2 vince questa sfida, presentandosi come il nuovo punto di riferimento del genere Survival Horror. Un vero e proprio capolavoro che va giocato ad ogni costo. Lasciatevi contagiare dalla follia del Marchio, o combattete contro di essa!
90
WindowsGamesCollection
Un seguito, crea moltissime preoccupazioni, specialmente, se il suo predecessore è stato eccellente. DS2 vince questa sfida, presentandosi come il nuovo punto di riferimento del genere Survival Horror. Un vero e proprio capolavoro che va giocato ad ogni costo. Lasciatevi contagiare dalla follia del Marchio, o combattete contro di essa!
90
Xbox 360GamesCollection
Un seguito, crea moltissime preoccupazioni, specialmente, se il suo predecessore è stato eccellente. DS2 vince questa sfida, presentandosi come il nuovo punto di riferimento del genere Survival Horror. Un vero e proprio capolavoro che va giocato ad ogni costo. Lasciatevi contagiare dalla follia del Marchio, o combattete contro di essa!
90
PlayStation 3GameSpy
That minor misstep aside, Dead Space 2 is one of hell of a game. The hero's newfound voice adds an emotional impact and resonance that the original game sorely lacked, and I genuinely wanted to see Isaac conquer his inner demons nearly as much as the outer variety. In such an intense game (one of the most intense I've ever played), it's funny that the quiet moments were the one that really stood out.
90
Xbox 360GameSpy
That minor misstep aside, Dead Space 2 is one of hell of a game. The hero's newfound voice adds an emotional impact and resonance that the original game sorely lacked, and I genuinely wanted to see Isaac conquer his inner demons nearly as much as the outer variety. In such an intense game (one of the most intense I've ever played), it's funny that the quiet moments were the one that really stood out.
90
Xbox 360newbreview.com
If I were to compare the shift in tone from Dead Space 1 to Dead Space 2 I would liken it to the change from Terminator one to the balls to the wall action spectacle that was Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Dead Space 2 takes the mute faceless protagonist of Dead Space and throws him head first in to a non-stop action romp, soaked in excess gore. It may only be February, but Dead Space 2 is already a contender for Game of the Year 2011.
90
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Dead Space 2 is a superior sequel in pretty much every way. Just like Dead Space before it, the game isn’t subtle and grabs your attention from the start. The difference is this time it never lets go, and you’re left hurtling through one of the most consistently engaging horror games of the generation. It sadly does falter, thanks to a few balancing issues, but it remains an adrenaline-fueled nightmare no action gamer should pass up.
90
PlayStation 3MMGN
Dead Space 2 can at-times feel a little too familiar, but that shouldn’t degrade the fact that it’s still a very polished and challenging game. It has the scares, thrills, tension and action to appeal to a number of different gamers, and while the middle chapters seem to drag on, the spectacular ending makes for a memorable experience.
90
Xbox 360GamingBolt
Simply put, Dead Space 2 is a game that you should invest your money in, without any second thoughts. The single player campaign is exhilarating with even more scares and chills than there ever were in the first game. The game also manages to take a look at the tragic life of Clarke and hence puts more emphasis on the storyline this time around, one of the things that I think was missing in the original. Add to that some amazing zero gravity sections and insane weapons, and you have a winner on your hands. It will be interesting to see what direction the series will take with the inevitable Dead Space 3.
90
Xbox 360Brash Games
Dead Space 2 takes everything that was great about the original – the sense of constant, underlying fear, the satisfying combat and immersive, diegetic interface – and cranks it up to eleven. Subtle touches lend a foreboding air to proceedings, while the fact that there’s also a decent multiplayer offering alongside the gloriously stomach-turning story mode also makes it a title that will have you playing long after the main adventure has concluded. A terrifying thrill ride that never loses pace and comes highly recommended – if you think you can stomach it, of course.
90
WindowsBrash Games
Dead Space 2 is wonderful. You can play it through to the cinematic climax, sit back and say to yourself ‘Woah’. Then play it again to unlock the bits you missed. The only gripe I have is with the fairly bleak multiplayer option. I was left feeling a little let down. You can play as a human or a Necromorph, but it just doesn’t have the same thrills and spills that the single player campaign has.
90
Xbox 360Gametactics
Nothing in Dead Space 2 feels safe. The game is almost as scary as the first and definitely has a lot more action. I forget who said it but someone said the difference between the first Dead Space and this one is akin to Alien and Aliens and they couldn’t be more right. The action factor has been taken up a couple notches but the fear still remains. . The story may not be as great as it should be but the story of the world and its events is the true tale and it’s still strong. The multiplayer is mediocre and forgettable. The graphics have been taken up a notch and the sound design is still at the top of the industry. Whereas Dead Space 1 felt like it was influenced by the horror of System Shock 2, Dead Space 2 feels like it was influenced by the action and cinematic moments of Call of Duty. It gives it a slightly different feel but it always feels like home. Dead Space 2 is a worthy follow up to one of the best games of this generation. Go and buy it.
90
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Das erste Dead Space war ein echter Stresstest, Teil 2 hingegen ist ein echtes Spiel. Hier kann ich auch mal ein bisschen durchschnaufen, wenn mir danach ist, und auch mal mit den Waffen experimentieren - so sollte ein Spiel ja auch sein. Und trotzdem ist Dead Space 2 immer noch sauspannend. Denn auch wenn’s ein paar Schocker weniger gibt als im Vorgänger, sind immer noch genug übrig
90
Xbox 360411mania.com
This game is well worth the $60 price tag. It keeps you interested through the end and really makes you feel you are one with the main character. You have a sense that you need to keep playing throughout the game. Visuals and Sound really push this game to the top tier of games this year.
90
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
Sedan stör jag mig på att man under spelets första timmar behöver fjanta runt med sitt inventarieutrymme i den mån som ibland behövs. Innan man har fått nya dräkter är utrymmet att förvara saker på ganska snålt tilltaget och då jag avskyr att behöva sortera bort och växla saker i inventariet blir detta till ett irritationsmoment. Dead Space 2 är ett lysande skräckspel som verkligen engagerar spelaren, att det kombineras med ljuvlig teknik och härlig spelbarhet gör det hela ännu bättre. Skräck blir nästan inte bättre än såhär.
90
WindowsGamereactor (Sweden)
Sedan stör jag mig på att man under spelets första timmar behöver fjanta runt med sitt inventarieutrymme i den mån som ibland behövs. Innan man har fått nya dräkter är utrymmet att förvara saker på ganska snålt tilltaget och då jag avskyr att behöva sortera bort och växla saker i inventariet blir detta till ett irritationsmoment. Dead Space 2 är ett lysande skräckspel som verkligen engagerar spelaren, att det kombineras med ljuvlig teknik och härlig spelbarhet gör det hela ännu bättre. Skräck blir nästan inte bättre än såhär.
90
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
Dead Space 2 delivers on every level possible. It’s freakin’ intense (the first 30 seconds of the game totally set the mood), fun to play and wonderfully designed, even going as far to top Visceral’s previous work on Dante’s Inferno. Kudos to EA for making a sequel that steps up its game and really makes you work for survival, rather than taking the usual route that some franchises like to stay on. Now let’s see what it can really do with Dead Space 3, shall we?
90
Xbox 360Worth Playing
Dead Space 2 hits every base that matters with the precision of a well-aimed plasma cutter. It's also a sharp testament to Visceral Games' hard work in proving again how a single-player experience can still be beautifully relevant in a hobby where online multiplayer can sometimes come off as an entitlement. From the harrowing homecoming to the sheer insanity of its endgame, Dead Space 2 was a trip back into a visceral vacuum of flying body parts, human desperation and personal triumph.
90
WindowsWorth Playing
Dead Space 2 hits every base that matters with the precision of a well-aimed plasma cutter. It's also a sharp testament to Visceral Games' hard work in proving again how a single-player experience can still be beautifully relevant in a hobby where online multiplayer can sometimes come off as an entitlement. From the harrowing homecoming to the sheer insanity of its endgame, Dead Space 2 was a trip back into a visceral vacuum of flying body parts, human desperation and personal triumph.
90
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Dead Space 2 is a monster of a sequel, offering bigger scares and more excitement than I expected. I enjoyed Isaac as a silent protagonist in the original game, and I find I like him even more now that he’s found his voice. I’m still confused by the scientific explanations for the contagion and how it is linked to the obelisk-like Marker, but I like where Isaac’s story is going. The tease for Dead Space 3 has my head spinning with questions.
90
WindowsTotalVideoGames (TVG)
If Dead Space 2 were a sci-fi character, it would be the cigarette smoking man from The X-Files: dark, mysterious, sinister, and intense. If you're a survival horror fan then look no further - Dead Space 2 provides the genre master-class on current-gen systems. The one major detraction is a disappointingly shallow multiplayer experience.
90
Xbox 360TotalVideoGames (TVG)
If Dead Space 2 were a sci-fi character, it would be the cigarette smoking man from The X-Files: dark, mysterious, sinister, and intense. If you're a survival horror fan then look no further - Dead Space 2 provides the genre master-class on current-gen systems. The one major detraction is a disappointingly shallow multiplayer experience.
90
Xbox 360Hooked Gamers
Dead Space 2 had quite a lot to live up to, and it certainly meets if not exceeded those demands. The story is great and well told, the combat is just as interesting as it was in 2008, and the inclusion of a multiplayer mode that though flawed, still adds a good amount of replay value to the game. Visceral’s latest title is not only an excellent addition to their franchise, but also to the survival horror genre as a whole. Regardless of your experience with the franchise or the genre, you will find a lot of value in Dead Space 2. It may only be January, but we may already have a contender for the title of Game of the Year.
90
WindowsDigital Chumps
Dead Space 2 works on two levels. Strong gunplay and near-perfect control form a great shooter, but indulging in the fiction and emerging frail and traumatized provides an experience of much greater value. Its best asset, and honestly most surprising, is the means through which this reaction is achieved. The story is by-the-book, but the countless instances of menacing audio and sinister visual imagery give way to a near permanent sense of dread and apprehension. Not unlike humor, effective horror is extremely hard to do in the realm of interactive entertainment, but Dead Space 2 pulls it off with remarkable success. It doesn't hurt that it's a great game, too.
90
Xbox 360Digital Chumps
Dead Space 2 works on two levels. Strong gunplay and near-perfect control form a great shooter, but indulging in the fiction and emerging frail and traumatized provides an experience of much greater value. Its best asset, and honestly most surprising, is the means through which this reaction is achieved. The story is by-the-book, but the countless instances of menacing audio and sinister visual imagery give way to a near permanent sense of dread and apprehension. Not unlike humor, effective horror is extremely hard to do in the realm of interactive entertainment, but Dead Space 2 pulls it off with remarkable success. It doesn't hurt that it's a great game, too.
90
Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
Dead Space 2 is enjoyable. It's a great action title but it's the deeper, complicated facets of the game that firmly puts it in the running for Game of Year, even this early in 2011.
90
Xbox 360GameZ
Dead Space 2 biedt gamers met voorliefde voor actie en horror een super spannend en verrassend avontuur. Visceral Games is er perfect in geslaagd om de kleine minpuntjes uit het originele Dead Space te verwijderen. Dead Space 2 biedt een intrigerend verhaal, ontzettend veel sfeer, schrikmomenten en de nodige plotwendingen. Het zit er allemaal in. De spelwereld is meer divers, ziet er mooi uit en biedt een goede mix van harde actie, puzzels en verkennen. Het is een game die je lastig weg kunt leggen. Je wilt altijd nog net even verder. Wie alleen voor de singleplayer gaat, krijgt een avontuur van rond de twaalf uur dat je niet zo snel zal vergeten. Voor de fans is er dan nog de herspeeloptie new game+ en de wat onoriginele multiplayer. Alleen de singleplayer is echter al een prachtige score van 90 waard.
90
WindowsGameZ
Dead Space 2 biedt gamers met voorliefde voor actie en horror een super spannend en verrassend avontuur. Visceral Games is er perfect in geslaagd om de kleine minpuntjes uit het originele Dead Space te verwijderen. Dead Space 2 biedt een intrigerend verhaal, ontzettend veel sfeer, schrikmomenten en de nodige plotwendingen. Het zit er allemaal in. De spelwereld is meer divers, ziet er mooi uit en biedt een goede mix van harde actie, puzzels en verkennen. Het is een game die je lastig weg kunt leggen. Je wilt altijd nog net even verder. Wie alleen voor de singleplayer gaat, krijgt een avontuur van rond de twaalf uur dat je niet zo snel zal vergeten. Voor de fans is er dan nog de herspeeloptie new game+ en de wat onoriginele multiplayer. Alleen de singleplayer is echter al een prachtige score van 90 waard.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Considered in isolation, Dead Space 2's ambience, brute frights and player toolset are good rather great. But in combination, these three elements prove as irresistible as the pull on Isaac exerted by a malfunctioning airlock. For once, you'll want to let go.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Considered in isolation, Dead Space 2's ambience, brute frights and player toolset are good rather great. But in combination, these three elements prove as irresistible as the pull on Isaac exerted by a malfunctioning airlock. For once, you'll want to let go.
90
WindowsGamer.nl
Als Dead Space het prototype was, dan is dit vervolg het eindproduct. Natuurlijk zijn er bepaalde ontwerpkeuzes verloren gegaan, maar het geheel steekt een stuk beter in elkaar. De verandering van koers die vooraf nog zo overbodig leek, kunnen we na het spelen alleen maar heel logisch vinden. Maar waar het vooral om draait is dat Dead Space 2 een eigen aantrekkingskracht heeft.
90
Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Als Dead Space het prototype was, dan is dit vervolg het eindproduct. Natuurlijk zijn er bepaalde ontwerpkeuzes verloren gegaan, maar het geheel steekt een stuk beter in elkaar. De verandering van koers die vooraf nog zo overbodig leek, kunnen we na het spelen alleen maar heel logisch vinden. Maar waar het vooral om draait is dat Dead Space 2 een eigen aantrekkingskracht heeft.
90
WindowsGameTrailers
The first couple hours with Dead Space 2 are very familiar, but it's one of those rare games that just keeps getting better. It's still a very dreary game that can make long play sessions a challenge, yet there are scores of moments that stick with you for quite some time. The multiplayer is a disappointment, but it's a much more accessible game that won't leave fans in a lurch. Pick it up, turn down the lights, turn up the sound and check your nerves at the door.
90
Xbox 360GameTrailers
The first couple hours with Dead Space 2 are very familiar, but it's one of those rare games that just keeps getting better. It's still a very dreary game that can make long play sessions a challenge, yet there are scores of moments that stick with you for quite some time. The multiplayer is a disappointment, but it's a much more accessible game that won't leave fans in a lurch. Pick it up, turn down the lights, turn up the sound and check your nerves at the door.
90
Xbox 360Games Radar
Keeping almost everything that made the original great while taking suitable steps to amp up the fun, Dead Space 2 will please both the series’ fans and those just starting with this haunting adventure.
90
Xbox 360IGN
Dead Space 2 is more than just an action game and it's more than a survival horror game -- it's a game that tells a really personal story about a guy who has been seriously scarred by the events around him. That premise alone makes it interesting, but Visceral Games melds it with rewarding combat, shocking enemies, and huge set pieces before tossing it into a world that's truly creepy and scary. I didn't find multiplayer that interesting and would've liked to have seen Isaac stop being an errand boy, but none of that spoils what you're getting here. The shocking moments, the gruesome deaths, and the fun of playing through this experience again and again are what I took away from this one. Dead Space 2 is an excellent game, and it's well worth your time and money.
90
WindowsIGN
Dead Space 2 is more than just an action game and it's more than a survival horror game -- it's a game that tells a really personal story about a guy who has been seriously scarred by the events around him. That premise alone makes it interesting, but Visceral Games melds it with rewarding combat, shocking enemies, and huge set pieces before tossing it into a world that's truly creepy and scary. I didn't find multiplayer that interesting and would've liked to have seen Isaac stop being an errand boy, but none of that spoils what you're getting here. The shocking moments, the gruesome deaths, and the fun of playing through this experience again and again are what I took away from this one. Dead Space 2 is an excellent game, and it's well worth your time and money.
87
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Dead Space 2 so much like the first game that anything you like about that one you will enjoy in number two.
87
WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Dead Space 2 so much like the first game that anything you like about that one you will enjoy in number two.
87
WindowsPC Gamer
Overall, besides retaining the irritation of having to seek out a save station to avoid losing progress when I want to quit, DS2 is a smartly improved version of the original. It’s not a new experience, but it’s a hair-raiser nonetheless.
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WindowsHooked Gamers
The audio is simply astounding and combined with the graphics set the spine-chilling tone of the game. If something wasn’t charging towards you, there was always the feeling that something was just about to do so. The gripping story will keep gamers glued to their PC for 12-15 hours and when they are done with the single player story, there is always the multiplayer where you play either the humans or the Necromorphs (which, personally are more fun to play). With such a great offering, I am left looking forward to what the team at Visceral Games has in store for the next chapter in the Dead Space series. I’m hoping it’s better than the third movie of the Aliens series.
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Xbox 360PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dead Space 2 neemt wat afstand van zijn horror roots, maar levert een consistent sterke ervaring af, met een multiplayer luik er bovenop. Ongetwijfeld een van de sterkere titels van het voorjaar.
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WindowsCPU Gamer
Dead Space 2 clocks in at 8 hours and considering the irrelevance of the multi-player and the $60 price point on a platform where there's no real justification for it other than “Let's try to make more money.”, it might be enough to deter you away from the game. That would be a shame though, because the game encourages multiple playthroughs to upgrade all weapons, gather all the suits and to transfer your progress throughout different difficulties. It's addicting and it might make it well worth the $60 if you're trying to justify a purchase by calculating overall playtime. You think about that, but I'm telling you, Dead Space 2 is pretty damn good.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Dead Space 2 doesn't bring with it the same sense of experiencing something utterly new and innovative that its predecessor did. But it's nonetheless a terrific game, with a campaign that simultaneously leaves you satisfied and eager for more, and intense multiplayer that gives you a great reason to keep coming back to this terrifying universe. Unless you're just plain chicken, this is a sci-fi horror adventure you definitely want to suit up for.
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WindowsGameSpot
Dead Space 2 doesn't bring with it the same sense of experiencing something utterly new and innovative that its predecessor did. But it's nonetheless a terrific game, with a campaign that simultaneously leaves you satisfied and eager for more, and intense multiplayer that gives you a great reason to keep coming back to this terrifying universe. Unless you're just plain chicken, this is a sci-fi horror adventure you definitely want to suit up for.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Подобно BioShock 2Краткая информация об игре, это — классический случай «more of the same», разве что исполнение на порядок выше, чем у 2K Marin. Visceral оставила проверенную формулу в покое, добавив лишь оружие, противников и, разумеется, мультиплеер. Ну и интерфейс заодно подправили. На консолях под аптечки заведена отдельная кнопка. Путеводная «нить» при необходимости укажет тропу к пунктам сохранения, магазинам и точкам апгрейда. Опция «Respec» разрешает за 5000 кредитов убрать все модификации со скафандра или «ствола» и иначе раскидать силовые узлы на схеме. Айзек по-прежнему расчленяет гадов плазменным резаком, смачно давит трупы ботинком, чтобы «скаты»-инфекторы не переработали плоть, и щелкает несложные задачки (садистская пазловина с астероидом, к счастью, осталась в прошлом).
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WindowsGame Revolution
Missteps aside, Dead Space 2 has some of the most beautiful art and sound design ever in a game, and for that reason alone it deserves your attention. Sure, the actual shooting doesn’t step out from under its predecessor’s shadow, but fans of the series and of the sci-fi and horror genres will find plenty to keep their interest. It’s only disappointing because it opens so strongly, and even at its most derivative, Dead Space 2 still stands well above most other shooters in its mechanics and setting. Like Frankenstein’s monster, Dead Space 2 is an assemblage of preexisting parts brought to exciting new life. And like seeing the living dead, it’s impressive for a little while… then they start clawing for your brain.
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WindowsComputerGames.ro
The main attraction is still the single-player experience, which uses the same approach as James Cameron's Aliens: more action, puns in the dialogues and a touch of military presence in the backdrop. It’s too bad though that the flaws dragging it down are there to stay: the multiplayer is underwhelming and problematic, and there are far too few additions when it comes to gameplay and narrative.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
The game provides a number of action-packed set-pieces which are often almost cinematic in their delivery but there’s also a lack of proper boss battles which is slightly disappointing as the first game fully embraced this classic gaming element. There are many moments when you’re taken by surprise and forced to act quickly, but they don’t seem as memorable as some of those experienced in Dead Space and often require only frantic button-mashing to escape. The game’s progression is streamlined but seems to flash by in its approximate eight-hour length. It certainly offers a wide scope for further run-throughs with its tough advanced difficulty settings and multiplayer options. Dead Space 2 provides an innovative and haunting gaming experience; it competently continues on the foundations laid by its innovative predecessor and serves to massively expand what is already a popular cross-media franchise.
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Xbox 360GameZone
Dead Space 2 is a fantastic experience, filled with stunning action sequences and environments that inspire fear, as opposed to relying on cheap scare tactics. Creatures still jump out once in a while, but not before a few seconds of spinning around, desperately searching for the source of that gurgling sound. I’m disappointed that the story never pays off, and seems more like a bridge to a third installment (getting close to Earth). It may not be deep, but it is an exciting journey, and possibly the most frightening game since the original Dead Space.
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WindowsD+PAD Magazine
As a sequel to one of the most honed and focussed experiences you can play on the current crop of consoles, Dead Space 2 is a success; it looks and sounds incredible and those hankering for more of the same are serviced well enough. Visceral Games have also done much to push the series in new directions, thereby expanding the series’ repertoire and the inclusion of a (somewhat uninspiring) multiplayer mode also broadens the package. Unfortunately, the new-found focus on perfectly efficient – yet vaguely run of the mill – action has come at the expense of atmosphere and how interesting the overall experience actually is. Dead Space 2 is a great action adventure/survival horror game then – it just isn’t necessarily the greatest game in the Dead Space series.
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Xbox 360D+PAD Magazine
As a sequel to one of the most honed and focussed experiences you can play on the current crop of consoles, Dead Space 2 is a success; it looks and sounds incredible and those hankering for more of the same are serviced well enough. Visceral Games have also done much to push the series in new directions, thereby expanding the series’ repertoire and the inclusion of a (somewhat uninspiring) multiplayer mode also broadens the package. Unfortunately, the new-found focus on perfectly efficient – yet vaguely run of the mill – action has come at the expense of atmosphere and how interesting the overall experience actually is. Dead Space 2 is a great action adventure/survival horror game then – it just isn’t necessarily the greatest game in the Dead Space series.
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WindowsGamer.no
Det er mye skyting i Dead Space 2, og du får sjeldent en pause fra de hektiske actionsekvensene. De avbrekkene du får er gode og etterlengtede, med både gåteløsing og nærmest meditative øyeblikk hvor du skal fordøye det du har opplevd. Omgivelsene er bedre enn noen gang, og om du er av den lett engasjerte typen så kan du forberede deg på en drøyt femten timer lang romferie. Spillet er tydelig strømlinjeformet for å bedre klikke med smaken til en mer skyteglad demografi enn hva eneren nok var ment for. Jeg skulle ønske dette var skumlere, men det er ikke til å komme bort ifra at Dead Space 2 er et knakende godt spill til tross.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
Dead Space 2 is sometimes a confused and disappointing production, but more often than not it's tense and fascinating. Just make sure that, whatever you do, you don't fzzfzgghzhghghghcrkrkkkckkkzzzzzzz...
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Windowsvideogamer.com
Dead Space 2 is sometimes a confused and disappointing production, but more often than not it's tense and fascinating. Just make sure that, whatever you do, you don't fzzfzgghzhghghghcrkrkkkckkkzzzzzzz...
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Xbox 360Video Games Daily
Last week, producer Shereif Fattouh told VG247 that Dead Space had “its own market”, that it had “carved out its own identity”. Scrolling down the list of references and parallels – which includes, of course, 2K’s similarly lore-rich and politically-aware Bioshock – it’s tempting to scoff. But after 20 hours with the game, I find myself nodding in agreement: “carving out” is exactly the right way of putting it. Patently unterrifying, Dead Space 2 is nonetheless a feat of paradigm-splicing worthy of Frankenstein himself. Its pick-and-mix creation has left it somewhat scarred, repurposed muscles and organs bulging through the skin, but somehow everything works in harmony. All told, Isaac Clarke can do without his day job.
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Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
Even without multiplayer, is Dead Space 2 worth the price of admission? Absolutely. With variable difficulty options and the ability to replay the game from the beginning with all upgrades, the 10-12 hour story is worth at least a couple of playthroughs—even though the final chapter will have you tearing your hair out both times. Only Alan Wake stands a chance of rivaling Dead Space 2 for best survival horror game since Resident Evil 4. It absolutely deserves a place in any true gore gamer’s collection, and it’s a nightmare you won’t want to wake up from.
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WindowsMana Pool
Overall this game really captured my imagination and wasted my university budget on new undergarments. While there are many moments where you can predict the ‘jump’, there are thousands upon thousands of extremely clever ways in which the game catches you off guard and really makes you think. I have completed the game but the challenge in ‘hardcore’ mode has got me hooked yet again, where I only have 3 saves throughout the entire game and everything is well… hardcore. Also snooping around tells me that there will be DLC landing soon called Dead Space:Severed which includes a whole bundle of new items and a new story line with two new characters. I hate the fact that I love this game as it is genuinely scary but I just can’t put it down and urge anyone regardless of whether you like this genre to buy this game and give it a go, because it is one of the best survival/horror games I’ve ever played.