Dead Space 2

  • Dead Space 2
89
Based on 29 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    24
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Engaging storyline, lighting & particle effects.
  • Zero-G segments go from boring to awesome
  • Improved weapon balance.

Cons:

  • Lackluster multiplayer.
  • Blood and some textures still look underwhelming.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Channel News Australia on 90

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...

By Atomic MPC on 86

A great...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

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...

By Geek.com on

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 the bar had been...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

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 years...

By Fusion Mods on 80

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...

By itreviews.com on

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 85

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 played the first...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Shocking and certainly not for children, Dead Space 2 is unrelenting but massively fun to play....

By Hooked Gamers on 90

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 as a Javelin Gun and a long range Seeker Rifle. Each of these weapons...

By Tech Olive on 80

After starting a series as well as the original Dead Space did, it’s always a point concern that in an attempt to make the experience feel fresh again, the developer might just change too much. In contrast, there’s also worries that the second game...

By Sydney Morning Herald on 80

Protagonist Isaac Clarke is a tough cookie. He has undead beasties thirsting for his flesh, government agents who want his brain, insane cultists who just plain want him dead and his long-dead girlfriend all nipping at his heels. Also he's gone...

By TechTree on 90

Expert Review Many believe that the survival horror genre has been dying a slow death, and rightly so. The Resident Evil franchise has lost the plot (in terms of the genre that is; RE5 was a good game nonetheless) while Silent Hill: Shattered...

By New Game Network on 87

Isaac Clarke finds himself on the Sprawl three years after the events of the first game. The Sprawl is a huge station built onto part of Titan, one of Saturn’s Moons. Things have recently gotten bad on the Sprawl thanks to a Necromorph outbreak....

By Total Video Games on 90

If Dead Space 2 were a sci-fi character, it would be the cigarette smoking man from The X-Files: dark, mysterious, sinister, and intense. If you're a survival horror fan then look no further - Dead Space 2 provides the genre master-class on...

By GamingShogun on

In 2008's Dead Space, we crawled ever so slowly through the decimated hallways of the derelict planet cracker, the USG Ishimura space craft. In Dead Space 2, engineer-turned necromorph slayer Isaac Clarke is back in another infestation of the undead...

By T3 Magazine on 100

Following on from the excellent yet cruelly overlooked original, EA's talented Visceral Games studio has taken an already terrifying game and spliced it with some grandly spectacular action moments. The result is a true emotional rollercoaster. ...

By theglobeandmail.com on

Electronic Arts’s Dead Space games are basically geek fantasies.If this doesn’t come across in the franchise’s brainy engineer protagonist – whose name, Isaac Clarke, is an overt tribute to two of the world’s most famous science-fiction writers – then...

By Neoseeker on 95

By and large, Visceral Games' breakout horror-shooter Dead Space was praised highly by the community. Here was a fresh title loaded with innovative mechanics (stasis and dismemberment, to name a couple), a no HUD policy for maximum immersion, brutal...

By GameSpot on 85

Dead Space 2's thrilling campaign and intense multiplayer make it an excellent game and a worthy follow-up to its superb...