Repeating the deal they unleashed a few months ago, GAME have once again dropped the price for the PC version. It currently stands £2 better than the next best offer over at Gamersgate.
Its controls may have been a little cumbersome, and especially so for the PC version (Dealspwn Top Tip; turn off V-sync in the video options for a smoother control experience) but the adventure through the Ishimura teamed with a masterfully done ambience provided one of the best survival horror experiences since System Shock 2. At £3 it’s definitely worth a look if you have yet to try it. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD!
Dead Space drops you onto a derelict space ship that's filled with a range of horribly mutated creatures, called Necromorphs, who want to rip you to pieces in painful ways. Luckily, you're encased within a futuristic suit of armour and can equip some savage weaponry that's been adapted from engineering equipment. Chances are you've already given this one a go, but if you haven't then ShopTo are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £9.85, which should make you a saving of over £3 on the next best offers out there.
There was a deal a few hours ago from Gameplay at this price (highlighted by Syzable over on HUKD) but they’ve since run out of stock. Enter retail partner GAME, who have decided to price match the deal. It means there’s a saving of £2 over the next best offer coming from 101CD and its affiliates.
Its controls may have been a little cumbersome, and especially so for the PC version (friendly Dealspwn tip; turn off V-sync in the video options for a smoother control experience) but the adventure through the Ishimura teamed with a masterfully done ambience provided one of the best survival horror experiences since System Shock 2. At £3 it’s definitely worth a look if you have yet to try it.
The latest weekend deal from Steam brings both Dead Space titles down in price to a nice tidy sum. You can of course just purchase one or the other as they are both the cheapest listings around (more so in the case with Dead Space 2) so you have plenty of options at your disposal.
Dead Space 1 brought us an atmospheric and scary experience, and while Dead Space 2 focused more on the action side of things it was still an excellent game. The PC port was a bit of cumbersome without a gamepad, but it is still a joy (or scare) to play, and at this price it’s worth a look if you haven’t played them already. Thanks to chaywa @ HUKD!
The original Dead Space is a thing of utter beauty. It's essentially a hybrid of Silent Hill and System Shock - and introduced the world to the joys of Tactical Dismemberment (which, frankly, should need no introduction). GAME are currently charging £2.99 for the download, which is significantly cheaper than a physical copy and even much more competitive than Direct2Drive's daily sale.
The original Dead Space is arguably one of the scariest games to have released in recent years, and certainly provides a more traditional horror experience than its action-packed sequel. It hits the sweet spot between providing powerful weaponry and extreme vulnerability, and was our first look at the innovative tactical dismemberment concept that forces players to make split second decisions in the heat of combat. We also preferred Isaac when he didn't crack wise. Just saying.
We've occasionally seen Dead Space cheaper thanks to Steam deals, but for now, HMV's 20OFFHMV voucher code provides the cheapest way of getting one of this generation's standout titles.
If you want a game that'll scare you to death thanks to its wonderful ability to build up tension through light and sound effects, then this deal's for you! Steam have dropped their price for Dead Space down to £3.75, which is over £2 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from HMV. When you're not jumping at shadows, or manically looking around to try and spot the things you can hear crawling around the Ishimura, you'll be carving up the various Necromorphs that are lying in wait to catch their victims off guard. Thanks to Cuddy @ HUKD.
Cards on the table: I found Dead Space to be too cumbersome and clunky for my liking. However, we can all agree that Visceral have created a gruesome and believable universe in which they've set a rollickingly good story. Art direction is top notch, and though the scares tend to be of the cheap shock variety, the excellent sound design helps to instil a genuine sense of dread in the player. I'd highly recommend playing the original before going into Dead Space 2- so this might be a great opportunity for PC gamers who are about to take the plunge.
With Dead Space 2 just a few weeks away, you're running out of time to play through the original game, and, so long as you're not averse to a bit of gore and some potential scares then you'll definitely want to try on engineer Isaac Clarke's hefty boots. It's ideal for those who like to get right into the heart of the (very grisly) action, as you hack away at the limbs of your grotesque enemies using a selection of makeshift tools which are conveniently perfect for the job. One of my greatest video game related regrets was my decision to trade this in for Fable II but at least it made me realise just how super this game really is.
Thanks to Realillusion at HUKD!
Although there's well over a month to go before its release, I am already beginning to feel very excited about the prospect of Dead Space 2. Most discussion of the sequel has centred around the new, and slightly controversial, multiplayer inclusion; in a game in which a solitary atmosphere is key and loneliness and isolation are such central themes, how could it possibly work? Thankfully things are looking reasonably positive on that front so hopefully we'll come away with the best of both worlds; first and foremost an excellent and super scary single player campaign, complemented by some solid and fun multiplayer action to ensure you return after the story has been exhausted. Thanks to Johnny619447 at HUKD!