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Dead Space £9.75 @ ShopTo.Net [Xbox 360 Games]

Neil Mohr
Action Games, Games deals, Survival Horror Games, Xbox 360 games
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Dead Space £9.75 @ ShopTo.Net [Xbox 360 Games]

It’s deals like this that make it good to be a gamer. If you’re not fussed about getting your hands on the latest smash-hit title then Dead Space - just a little over a year old - at this price makes the perfect purchase. Technically The Hut isn’t far behind, with a host of others selling it at just under £13, but almost no one actually has stock. So snap this up while you’ve got the chance.

Dead Space is one of those games that despite a raft of hit reviews didn’t seem to set the gaming world on fire. Put it down to its horror nature and 18+ rating, or put it down to the sci-fi setting; whatever it was it shouldn’t detract from the good aspects the game has to offer. There’s also a sequel on the way, so this could be the perfect time to get into the storyline.

Set in the cold depth of space, Dead Space is an action-horror game that has more gore and blood than most abattoirs. If you’ve ever seen Event Horizon then you’re certainly on the right track. As a game from EA it gets many things right, the oppressive darkness of a haunted space-hulk is beautifully portrayed and the art-team certainly goes to town on the futuristic setting. This extends to the game mechanics that are intuitive and any ammo or health readings are cleverly integrated into the game world. Combat is viscerally portrayed and makes blasting the hellish enemy to bits utterly rewarding fun.

Zero gravity sections add a fresh element to the gaming but ultimately its main downfall is even early on you’ll have every weapon you need. It’s something of a shame there isn’t better pacing on this front, as otherwise this is something of a shining star, a blood-smeared star, but shining nonetheless.

Thanks to mozeley at Hotukdeals!

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