Dead Space: Extraction

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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 Battle in the shuttle bay is getting out of hands.
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 Meeting Nicole, our future hero's, Isaak's girlfriend.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Made it to the Ishimura's flight deck.
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 More creatures coming down the hall.

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Wii Nov 29, 2009 A+ 100
GameSpy Wii Sep 25, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamestyle Wii Oct 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Wii Oct 26, 2009 86 out of 100 86
1UP Wii Sep 25, 2009 B+ 83
videogamer.com Wii Oct 05, 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
Gamereactor (Sweden) Wii Sep 28, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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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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