Engaging storyline, lighting & particle effects.
Zero-G segments go from boring to awesome
Improved weapon balance.
Controls fine tuned to perfection.
10-12 hours playtime.
Fixes all flaws of predecessor.
Advanced breadcrumbs replace confusing map system.
Heightened action, amazing sound design, and great PC integration.
Campaign starts strong and ends strong.
Dismembering necromorphs is as thrilling as ever.
Wonderfully atmospheric visuals and sound design.
Keeps the setting, horror, and unique weapons from the first game.
Retains the sense of isolation even though Isaac speaks and has a face.
Call-backs to the original game are well thought out and effective.
Blood and some textures still look underwhelming.
Some 'act or die' sequences get repetitive.
No significant gameplay advances over the first game.
Singleplayer falls into predictable rhythm for a while.
Some dull objectives.
If you don't like tense games, you should probably leave this one.
The voice of a certain "character" can be too distorted / garbled to be understood.
The storytelling is linear, and many questions are still left unanswered.
By Channel News Australia on October 04, 2011
Dead Space 2 picks up from where Dead Space reluctantly closed, picking up that same legacy on the way. A renewed slew of ghoulish aliens are back and lining up for frantic disembowelment and frenetic limb-chopping, but not before they make you mess...90
By Atomic MPC on May 02, 2011
By Gadget Guy Australia on March 21, 2011
Dead Space 2 is the sequel to a superb action adventure game set on a spaceship that had undergone an unnerving and catastrophic sequence of events, resulting in an environment you could very reasonably describe as hostile. That much hasn’t...90
By Geek.com on March 18, 2011
Just so everyone knows where I’m coming from, let me start with this caveat: I didn’t like the original Dead Space very much. After hearing endless praise of the game I eventually got around to trying it and I wasn’t impressed. Maybe...-
By PCWorld New Zealand on March 08, 2011
A warning to the squeamish – this is not the game for you. Dead Space 2, much like the original, follows engineer Isaac Clarke as he runs, shoots and dismembers his way through a swarm of grotesque undead monstrosities called necromorphs. Three...80
By Fusion Mods on March 01, 2011
Dead Space 2Author: T_H_Schafer -- Posted: 2011-03-01 Developer: Visceral GamesPublisher: EAPlatform: PC (Reviewed), XBox 360, PS3Price: $59.99The original Dead Space impressed me immensely. Its intense atmosphere, unique weapons and interesting...80
By itreviews.com on February 25, 2011
Very tense, very enjoyable, and with high production values, Dead Space 2 is more PC-friendly than its predecessor. A thoroughly smart sequel....-
By VR-Zone on February 25, 2011
Pitch black darkness and eerie clanking noises above you, whilst being surrounded in dirty steel corridors, strewn with bodies and cryptic messages written in blood – that’s right, Dead Space 2 is all about this, especially if you’ve...85
By Expert Reviews on February 20, 2011
Shocking and certainly not for children, Dead Space 2 is unrelenting but massively fun to play....100
By Hooked Gamers on February 10, 2011
A range of enemy creatures requires a range of weapons to keep them under control. Throughout Dead Space 2, Isaac will gain access to a number of weapons. Apart from Isaac’s initial weapon of choice, the Plasma Cutter, he also gains use of weapons such...90