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Dead Space: Extraction

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Acting as a prequel to 2008's Dead Space, Extraction tells the story of four colonists caught at the start of the spreading infection. The player jumps between these characters throughout the game, and travels from the Aegis VII colony to the USG Ishimura; both locations from the original game. Two player co-op is also available.

Gameplay is handled as an on-rails shooter. The player has no active control over their movement, and limited control over their view. In the Wii version, the Wiimote is used to handle weapons from the original game, with gestures like turning the remote sideways used to switch to a secondary fire mode, or holding the remote up to your ear to play discovered audio logs. The touted "strategic dismemberment" system from Dead Space also returns here, requiring careful aim against limbs to reliably take creatures down.


Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 If you want to conserve ammo, aim for the limbs.
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 Flame thrower is great at close range against multiple targets, and it lasts quite a while before need to reload.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Working the computer to see what's going on.
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 Slowly starting to assemble the puzzle behind the incident.

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The Video Game Critic Wii Nov 29, 2009 A+ 100
Jeuxvideo.fr Wii Oct 05, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Nintendo Official Magazine (NOM) UK Wii Sep 24, 2009 84 out of 100 84
GamesRadar Wii Sep 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Just Push Start PlayStation 3 Jan 30, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
videogamer.com Wii Oct 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Pelaajalehti Wii Nov, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Sep 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Thunderbolt Games Wii Dec 29, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Wii Sep 25, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

The Wii version of Dead Space Extraction appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Chapter names

Just like in the original game, the first letters of the chapter names spell out a phrase. In Dead Space: Extraction, it's "WARREN LIES". This refers to one of the main characters.

German version

In the German version all cut off limbs of humans, scripted sequences in which humans die and a part of the last boss fight were removed.


  • 4Players
    • 2009 – Best Wii Game of the Year
    • 2009 – #3 Best Action Game of the Year
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Most Memorable Moment (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Game No One Played (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Game No One Played (Readers' Choice)
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - The Don't Judge a Book Award
  • IGN
    • Best Wii Shooter (Editors' Choice)
    • Best Wii Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • Best Wii Story (Readers' Choice)
Information also contributed by Mark Ennis.

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