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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.

Screenshots

Dead Space: Extraction Wii Is it starting to affect your buddies too?
Dead Space: Extraction Wii Looks like the marker has activated.
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 Some enemies will fire at you, a machine gun is a good way to fight back.
Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 Slowly starting to assemble the puzzle behind the incident.

Promo Images

Dead Space: Extraction Screenshot
Dead Space: Extraction Screenshot
Dead Space: Extraction Screenshot
Dead Space: Extraction Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy Wii Sep 25, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Wii Oct 26, 2009 86 out of 100 86
Nintendo Official Magazine (NOM) UK Wii Sep 24, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Just Push Start PlayStation 3 Jan 30, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Sep 24, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GamersHell.com Wii Oct 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Sep 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
videogamer.com Wii Oct 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Wii Sep 25, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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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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