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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.

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  • Visceral Games
Executive Producer
Development Director
Creative Director
Senior Designer
Associate Producer
Art Direction
Associate Development Manager
Concept Artists
Franchise Executive Producer
Franchise Art Director
Franchise Audio Director
Video Post-Production Director
Production Assistant
Studio CTO
Director of Human Resources
Finance Manager
Executive Assistant
Sr. Vice President, Group General Manager
Vice President, Group Product Development
Vice President, Group COO
Vice President, Group Marketing
Director of Finance
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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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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by BurningStickMan.

PlayStation 3 added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Big John WV, Patrick Bregger, Victor Vance, FatherJack.

Game added December 12th, 2009. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.