Dead Space 3 is the nervously anticipated third survival horror instalment in the Dead Space series, developed by Visceral Games and is the sequel to 2011’s Dead Space 2. This instalment takes an innovative new direction in the series, exploring features and gameplay that has never before been seen within the previous two games, completely reinventing Dead Space yet staying true to the signature tense horror themes of the games.
Step once again into the shoes of the series’ main protagonist Isaac Clarke, as you find him in peril once more, though not as you’ve grown accustomed to. His ship has crash landed on a hostile frozen wasteland of a planet called Tau Volantis that is thought to be the home land of the Markers, leaving him and his crew either dead, lost or stranded in the freezing environment. Clarke and his crew had set out to Tau Volantis in the hope of finding the true source of the Necromorph plague, and in the hope that the planet contained the secret to stopping the infestation. As far as Clarke is aware, only he and Sergeant John Carver have survived the crash; Ellie Langford, whom he met in the previous game, is nowhere to be found. Clarke and Carver must now traverse through this harrowing expedition across space, in their attempts to track down the source of the Necromorph plague and discover its secrets, with Clarke’s mind fixated on finding Ellie.
The game can be played either as single player controlling Isaac Clarke, or as drop-in drop-out multiplayer co-op, playing in a team of two as both Clarke and John Carver. The single player plays out as everything you would expect from a Dead Space game; tense, claustrophobic, and full of fear, possessing the ability to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish with its spine tingling shadowy secrets, shock tactics and terrifying monsters.
The drop-in drop-out co-op is a brand spanking new feature in the Dead Space series, and has you team up with a partner to play as either Isaac Clarke or John Carver so you can take stock in strength in numbers, and take on the deformed creatures and your enemies together. Playing in co-op practically completely changes how the storyline unfolds, as additional story elements come to light, new gameplay mechanics and battle strategies are introduced, as well as finding different paths and directions to take that would not exist when playing in single player mode.
When it comes to combat, some new features have been introduced to make combat more manageable, organic, and interesting. Ammunition is now universal, meaning reloading any of your weapons is as easy as can be, should you be able to find it. Crafting now exists within the world of Dead Space, allowing you to combine two weapons and make other creations, giving you a deadly edge against the enemy; for example, fusing together a Plasma Cutter and a Force Gun, and so much more. Alongside creating deadlier weaponry, Clarke and Carver also possess new defensive combat mechanics; an evasive roll manoeuvre, and the ability to take cover to avoid attacks. Both men have the same skill set, but can branch out and have these skills tailored to however the player wishes.
Exploration takes on a new level of importance in Dead Space 3, both on the surface of the frozen planet Tau Volantis, and in space. Whilst Tau Volantis presents an incredibly harsh environment filled with brutal enemies, space is an unknown open world for Clarke and Carver to explore and discover. There are key locations to investigate that play an important part in the story, and that also present missions. Exploration is also important when it comes to finding resources, which are hidden all over the world in secret areas, or when a slaughtered enemy drops them, and you can expect many an enemy to blast to pieces in good ol’ Dead Space style. (Cat Emerson)
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Also an awesome episode of the horror series. And the coop gives also an extra unexpected experience.
DS3 doesn't quite reach the heights of its excellent predecessors, losing some of the horror gameplay in favour of a bit of half-baked action set-pieces, but overall its still a good game with solid and fun gunfights and dismembering action. The new weapon crafting system is terrific, and the (completely optional) co-op is a nice addition, and far better executed than the co-op in Resident Evil 5.
Dead Space 3 is not good as part 1 or 2 but it is still fun if you like to play multiplayer.
If you are new to the franchise, you should really start with Dead Space 2, that is really the defining game of the series - pretty much a masterpiece in survival horror. This sequel is good, it ups a few things in terms of difficulty and has some effective changes to the in-game system but not all changes are welcome. The Hollywood style music really widens this game's target market which doesn't really do it many favours. The essentials are still there and it has co-op so all-in-all this is still a great game.
If you've never played Dead Space before then the first thing you need to know is that there is a super immersive story in the game, I'd recommend playing the first two before playing this one so you fully understand the characters. EA have done a great job on this game, as the series goes on you feel more and more for Isaac and this game was the cherry on the cake. The man has been through several hells and back and this game adds a few more for him to work his way through. Although not as scary as the other games on the story line, it more than makes up for it with the side missions and DLC. The new weapons system is great giving you a near limitless possibility for customising your two guns and even creating whole new ones (and the addition of the Scavenger-bots to help with the crafting side is a nice touch). All-in-all, one of the best games I've played on the 360.
So, Dead Space 3 has always been one of my favourites. I can't say both previous games were scary - it's incredibly hard to scare me unless it's a bill for electricity or heating in mid Winter. But Dead Space always had its great and intense atmosphere. For some reason - it's lost in the 3rd game a bit. Not that it's lost completely - but the game is not what I'm used to now. It actually gets better while you play, but how the game started made me think about leaving it unfinished. But try to be patient enough and go through the section with humans only involved. I'm also not that fond of the new weapon customization system - I got bored after making a few weapons from different parts. Every Dead Space fan knows that there have always been 2-3 good weapons in the game - everything else was a bit useless. It's pretty-much the same story here with way more weapons to build. But there are good sides too. The graphics are fine (and it has always been), the gameplay is fine (not fond of those intense fights though - both previous games were less action oriented), the story is OK etc. All-in-all it's a nice game. I still haven't checked the co-op - maybe it's where this game really shines...
Visceral did it again - Issac Clarke is again back in the suit, lost in space and surrounded by fast, strong, scary necromorphs! I loved the first 2 instalments in this series and the 3rd doesn't disappoint I am about 3/4 through this game now, and I'm loving every tense minute of it. The combat, of which there is a lot of, is now more challenging as Issac can only carry 2 weapons at at time. This means the player needs to match the held weapon with the types of necros in the area. It is now also possible to craft your own weapons, which adds very nicely to the mix. There is a lot of gameplay here. I'm 13 hours in and still going strong. There is also a co-op mode, which I am itching to try after playing through the solo campaign. All-in-all, a great addition to the series. Visceral seem to be moving the series slowly away from the survival horror genre and with this game I think they have got the mix just right. I can't wait for episode 4.
Dead Space 3 is a nice horror game.
Before purchasing Dead Space 3 I read various reviews on many gaming sites about it. Many of those criticised the game as having too much action, lacking horror atmosphere and being the weakest of the trilogy. After finishing the game, I asked myself whether authors of these reviews played the game until the end. Because this game is definitely not weak and still is a horror. Another weak point of the game mentioned in reviews is a lack of variety of enemy creatures waiting to kill you. I also can't agree with that. There are many Necromorphs around. Some of them you met in previous instalments of game, some of them are completely new. There are a variety of guns to choose from but I preferred to stick with good old Plasma Cutter. If you want to experiment, you will certainly have many chances for that. In Dead Space 3 there has been introduced a new system of crafting weapons and accessories. You still do it through the Bench but you have an endless amount of combinations. Another innovation in the game which has been criticised as well as praised is presence of second character, sergeant John Carver. If you play single player campaign he pops up from time to time to help you with something, but it feels rather artificial because he appears from nowhere in cut scenes. However, his presence in co-op campaign has been praised very much. If you are fan of the first two games don't be afraid and don't trust all negative reviews which have been written. Sure, Dead Space 3 brings ideas and atmosphere which we have experienced in the first two parts, but it does it on the same level. Try it - you will not be disappointed.
Dead Space 3 is less scary but just as intense as DS2. They have packed this game with more epic moment that the first two iterations had as well. The availability of microtransactions is a little bit of a let down. But you do not have to purchase them. They are optional and can be earned through natural progression. IMHO, this is not the best Dead Space game, but it stands proud as a worthy entry into the Dead Space universe.
Dead Space 3 is a wicked game, however there was almost complete lack of any horror elements whatsoever. The entire first game was a hair-raising experience. The second game toned down the horror in favour of more action, but still had several memorable sequences. This new one is not only devoid of any horror sequences, but any particular memorable sequences at all. One would expect a game called Dead Space to have at least some amount of horror in it but that's hardly the case here. Instead, DS3 feels more like a Gears of War title but with cooler weapons and creepier enemies.
Dead Space 3 contains everything that made previous Dead Space games awesome, plus weapon customisation systems, co-op, and just about anything else you could ask for.
I really wanted to like Dead Space 3, and I was biased towards doing so based on my love of the last two games. However, it just is not on a par. The beginning was enjoyable, the middle was tolerable and then (particularly on Tau Volantis) it just dragged. Too many enemies are chucked at you in waves which assists in killing the atmosphere - and ammunition is far too abundant (based on playing the game through on hard difficulty). The save system is dreadful, popping you back at earlier checkpoints, rather than where you are when you see the saving sign pop up. Weapon crafting is just dull. Personally, I enjoyed the whole node thing in the previous titles and maxing things out on new game plus. Crafting just feels unnecessary and in some cases - such as electrified rippers - totally overpowered. So, summed up, it's dsappointing to say the least!
Dead Space 3 is a great game like the two before it. It's less stressful and more linear but it remains a good game.
Dead Space 3 is one of the best terror games ever made. It's an excellent game for someone who is looking for horror.
Dead Space 3 is the best terror game I have ever played. It's an excellent game for someone who is looking for fear.
I've always been a big fan of the Dead Space series, and Dead Space 3 definitely doesn't let it down. They really haven't lost anything with this installment, as they've come up with plenty of new puzzles for you to solve and improved the game play at the same time. It's truly is worth every penny, so grab yourself a copy.
I've been playing Dead Space 3 for a few days now and I've found it provides as much entertainment as the last one. Best of all it gets straight into it again. This is much recommended if you liked the last 2 in the series, or indeed even if you haven't played the last 2.
Dead Space 3 is a brilliant addition to the Dead Space saga - a definite must have. Once it's on I have a very difficult time putting down the pad to do anything.
I will make this quick! Dead Space 3 is an epic game in both scope and execution. It's not as scary as the previous games, but still has some scary moments.