Todays Steam 'Daily Deal' has both Dead Space and Dead Space 2 drop 75% to only £2.49 each (there is also the double pack at £4.99, but well I will let you do the math).
"Only the Dead Survive.
A massive deep-space mining ship goes dark after unearthing a strange artifact on a distant planet. Engineer Isaac Clarke embarks on the repair mission, only to uncover a nightmarish blood bath the ship's crew horribly slaughtered and infected by alien scourge. Now Isaac is cut off, trapped, and engaged in a desperate fight for survival.Click here to read more...
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For anyone needing to catch up on the series before the third game lands on February 8th, this is a great price for the boxed PC version of the second game. It has less scares than the original; which should prepare you for the action-leanings of part three. There's loads of fun to be had with the game's awesome range of weapons that specialise in slicing limbs off the necromorph hordes that scuttle, slither and slice their way towards you. Whatever you do though, avoid the bloody awful Dead Space: Downfall DVD. Worst thing I've seen since I imposed a Uwe Boll ban on myself.
For premium limb slicing it has to be Dead Space 2. Featuring some of gaming's best weapons to slice, dice, mince and burn, you're never far away from making a massive mess using necromorphs to decorate spooky corridors. The sequel may be a bit more of an action title compared to the survival horror leanings of the original, but there's still plenty to creep you out, namely knife-limbed enemies trying to rip off your face.
Thanks to Maevoric at HotUkDeals.
We’ve reached the last day of the Steam Autumn Sale, with one more round of titles on offer that will expire at 6pm today. Here are our highlighted picks from the final cycle of the sale.
Thief: Deadly Shadows (£1.99): A sequel may well be in development, but until then you may want to relive the antics of master thief Garrett with this classic title. There may not be a huge saving with this one, but at £2 it’s worth a look if you want to experience a classic stealth title.
Dead Space 2 (£4.99): While not as groundbreaking (or scary) as its predecessor, Dead Space 2 was still an excellent sci-fi game that saw Isaac Clark return to tear up more Necromorphs. Definitely worth a fiver if you want to entertain yourself for a few nights (or more if you want to play the multiplayer.)
Greed Corp (£1.99): Those of you after some turn-based strategy action should pay attention to this one, as Greed Corp is a cracking title. Dynamic terrain keep things interesting in what is already a challenging affair, and at this price it’s almost a steal.
To check out all of the games on offer, check out the full list here!
EA's obviously working on a new Dead Space game; since when have they passed on a profitable venture that also happens to have a passionate fanbase? But with no official announcement, we've had little to go off beside job postings and the occasional PR faux pas. Until now, that is. Yes, it appears the first Dead Space 3 details have leaked online, with the same source who outed the Syndicate reboot snagging key details from the third Isaac Clarke adventure.Click here for more on Dead Space 3
A scientific study measuring heart rate, sweat levels and body temperature of a selection of players has apparently confirmed Dead Space 2 as the Xbox 360's 'scariest' game. Alan Wake, Resident Evil 5, Dead Space 2 and Condemned were all featured during the test (conducted by Vertical Slice), with Visceral Games' sci-fi horror edging out the competition due to its incredibly stressful opening 15 minutes and consistent level of tension.Click here to read more...
It's not often I praise EA, but they should be applauded for their work on the Dead Space franchise. Capcom appear utterly lost with what to do with Resident Evil - spin-offs, remakes here there and everywhere - so EA stole in and snatched the crown right off their heads. Dead Space 2 is a great sequel, taking what worked in the original - the pitch-perfect pacing and grotesque horror - and blended it with a more action-minded approach. Basically, it's quite good. Buy it. It's only £10.99 at Play.
It's been a while since EA has discussed their Dead Space 3 plans. They obviously have some big plans brewing, and a few round these bits expect an E3 announcement - which came to pretty much nothing. However, if a number of job listings emerging online are to be believed, EA is looking to add to their Dead Space outfit, Visceral, in preparation for an "exciting unique franchise."Click here for more
If you're looking to slice up a few more necromorphs then fear not, because The Outbreak add-on for Dead Space 2 hits the 360 on 31st May and the 3rd June for the PS3. Oh yeah, just one more thing, it's going to be free!Click here for more info.
Well Dead Space fans, it looks like you've got a bit of a choice when it comes to where you can grab your new copy of the game from, seeing as the GAME group (Game, Gamestation, and Gameplay) are parting with it on both the PS3 and Xbox for £20.98, which should make you a saving of around £3 on the PS3 and £5 on the 360. Also, the PS3 version at Game comes with some exclusive content, although it's not really clear what it is, and you can grab the 360 version for the same price from Amazon if you so choose. Thanks to missgem @ HUKD.
We love Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford here at Dealspwn - so much so that he's one of our Gaming Angels of 2010. And why? Because he's never afraid to open his big fat mouth and have a go at anything he doesn't like.
This time, the increasingly-influential exec believes that many publishers are forcing their studios to add inappropriate multiplayer modes to their wares... and that this is completely the wrong way to go about wringing an extra buck from us consumers.Click here for the full quotes and info >>
Gamestation are currently offering a great price on both the PS3 and XBox 360 versions of the excellent Dead Space sequel. The next best deal for a 360 copy will cost you £3, while the PS3 version is an extra £4.
We were all delighted to find that the sequel to our much loved Dead Space offered a fantastic balance of action and survival horror thrills, losing none of the feel of the original but offering many improvements, such as new necromorphs, some great set-pieces and the new multiplayer capability. Thanks to herby247 at HUKD!
Platforms: PSN | Xbox Live (version tested)
Developer: Visceral Games
We certainly aren't short of a few Dead Space 2 DLC packs. It's an EA title after all, and they've merrily provided us with any number of fairly useless throwaway offerings. Severed, however, is the first genuine expansion pack that lengthens the gameplay beyond a few extra guns and suits. The £5.49/ 560 Microsoft points price bracket is fairly attractive, but will Severed provide enough content to be worth the money?
Severed tells the short story of Gabe Weller, the hero of the (cruelly underrated) Dead Space: Extraction rail shooter. After settling down on Titan with pregnant wife Lexine, he has to race across The Sprawl in an effort to get his beloved to safety and out from the clutches of the Necromorph infestation. This premise unfortunately makes for a fairly forgettable storyline, but provides the perfect excuse for players to explore a couple of new levels, retread some familiar environments and dismember a ferocious new type of undead horror.
Gabe isn't a hapless engineer who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's an experienced and fearless ex-soldier; so bearing this in mind, the experience is very different from what fans may be used to from the series. Severed doesn't try to scare you or tell much of a story. Rather, it's an unashamed action experience featuring plenty of hectic shooting galleries and desperate all-out brawls.Click here to continue reading our review...
Visceral Games, developers of the much-lauded Dead Space franchise and Dante's Inferno, have advertised for a new role at the studio to begin work on a "bold new IP". The role in question is, in fact, that of the Executive Producer, who'll lead and oversee all of the development. It's a very senior position which demands a candidate with considerable experience, so all you young upstarts grabbing your resumes and XNA demos off the desktop can stop now!What might this "bold new IP" be? Find out inside
If you're still slogging across the Sprawl in Dead Space 2, hands trembling, a hammer hid underneath the sofa - just in case, mind - then you might not want to know that the not very reassuringly titled DLC, Severed, is due for release today on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network. And already Visceral Games is mulling more DLC depending on "player's appetites".Want more info on Severed? Then click on through!
Play have dropped the price of their Collector’s Edition for Dead Space 2, so if you’re a PS3 owner looking to get some extra goodies with your dismembering action then you are very much in luck. Included with the game is an in-game Rivet Gun unlock, a Unitology suit unlock and Force gun to go with it, a copy of the soundtrack and a featurette on how it was made, and some lithographs of the necromorphs. In addition to this you will also get a copy of Dead Space: Extraction to go with it, making it a hefty bundle for the price. Thanks to sits69 @ HUKD!
Amazon have now brought their price in line with HMV’s, and as David’s review points it out, and I complete agree, there is enough reason to play this game in two words; exploding babies. That’s why you’re going to play this game, so you can see some rather creepy-looking exploding babies. If you’re not convinced with that, then take into consideration that while it doesn’t change much of what made its predecessor a great experience, its high standard of gameplay and set pieces manages to make it even more enjoyable than Issac’s last outing, with some multiplayer action thrown in as well once you’re done tearing up those Necromorphs. Check out David’s review for the full scoop! Thanks to nat327 @ HUKD!
Yesterday Zavvi blew the Dead Space 2 price war wide open with their 24 quid breakthrough... and other sites have been scrambling to compete. For now, Gameplay is the best of the bunch who are offering just under £23. The price will probably stabilise around this level for a while, but we'll keep an eye on the situation.
Oh, and just in case you don't know, Dead Space 2 is pretty damn good. Why not read up on our full review?