The announcement of Dead Space 2 was music to our ears here at Dealspwn. I think we are unanimously agreed that 2008's critical hit is an awesome game and there is no reason why it shouldn't have been a far bigger commercial success.
If, like so many, you did not race to buy this game at release but are looking for something to sink your teeth into now that Mass Effect 2 and the new Bioshock are dispensed with then you could do a lot worse than to get hold of a copy of Dead Space, especially at this budget price. Shop To currently have the PS3 version as one of their Star Buys with a price of just £8.85, which is the cheapest that we have seen it drop to so far.
Dead Space follows engineer Isaac Clarke as he makes his way through a disaster stricken mining vessel which is now home to hideous, deformed "Necromorphs" who were once human but have been changed irrevocably thanks to their alien invaders. Armed only with the tools that he can salvage from the ship, Isaac must hack and slash his way to safety in a zero gravity blood bath of severed limbs.
The graphics are impeccable and have stood the test of time well, making Dead Space a wonderfully grisly spectacle. However if you are playing on an SD television then be prepared for some frustration as you squint your eyes trying to read the tiny, translucent text holograms that guide Isaac through the ship. The story, somewhat reminiscent of the excellent Event Horizon, is exciting and engrossing and the nerve-jangling pitch and razor sharp tension are maintained throughout. It's a shame that the missions can get a little repetitive but, as you leap forward to dismember monster after monster in an ecstasy of barbaric bloodlust, you may not even notice.
Thanks to Jake1983 at Hotukdeals!