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Description

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.

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Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 Always be on the look for more supplies as image won't stay focused on it for too long.
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 From time to time you'll be able to choose your path.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Did you love the asteroid shooting minigame in the first game?  No?  Too bad.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Some of the Aegis VII colony.

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Jeuxvideo.fr Wii Oct 05, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Cheat Happens Wii Oct 06, 2009 9 out of 10 90
411mania.com Wii Oct 30, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
Nintendo Official Magazine (NOM) UK Wii Sep 24, 2009 84 out of 100 84
1UP Wii Sep 25, 2009 B+ 83
GamersHell.com Wii Oct 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Just Push Start PlayStation 3 Jan 30, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Jan 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
JeuxActu Wii Oct 12, 2009 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Wii Sep 30, 2009 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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