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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 Oooh, that strategic dismemberment's a bitch, innit?
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Sometimes you'll have to pick your path.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Barricading yourself inside the HQ.
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Occasional, timed moments give you the chance to look around freely.

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.fr Oct 05, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
4Players.de Oct 26, 2009 86 out of 100 86
GamersGlobal Nov 06, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Games Radar Sep 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
newbreview.com Oct 12, 2009 4 out of 5 80
videogamer.com Oct 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Sep 30, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Thunderbolt Games Dec 29, 2010 7 out of 10 70
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

  • 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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BurningStickMan (17736) added Dead Space: Extraction (Wii) on Dec 12, 2009
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