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Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)

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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 Wii One of the four main characters.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Welding while being attacked.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii The barren landscape of Aegis VII.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii With the marker active, people start losing their minds.

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The Press Says

GameSpy Sep 25, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamestyle Oct 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
411mania.com Oct 30, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
4Players.de Oct 26, 2009 86 out of 100 86
GamersGlobal Nov 06, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Nintendo Official Magazine (NOM) UK Sep 24, 2009 84 out of 100 84
1UP Sep 25, 2009 B+ 83
Games Radar Sep 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com Oct 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com 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

  • 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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BurningStickMan (17745) added Dead Space: Extraction (Wii) on Dec 12, 2009
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