Riccitiello calls Dead Space 2 “scarier” than the original

Wednesday, 1st December 2010 21:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


John Riccitiello really likes Dead Space 2, and according to the man himself, it’s a lot scarier than the first game.

According to EA’s CEO he just finished playing a nearly-final version of the January title and told Kotaku the boss battles are superior to the ones included in the first game.

The Kotaku piece also said he was rather fond of  the game’s high-altitude space-diving.

From what we’ve seen of the game, and just in videos mind you, it’s definitely one of the top titles on our list of what to get next year.

Dead Space 2 is out on January 25 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.



  1. OrbitMonkey

    I love the smell of hype (checks watch) in the evening… Smells like… Bs :b
    Not that I care as I will be defo getting this! Just always find it amusing that they say a game is scary, then give your character enough guns to take Waco…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Hunam

    I hope it is, as the lead sound designer left to join Sledgehammer.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. KrazyKraut

    without the original creator of dead space…..they are not have the skills to make it scarier

    #3 4 years ago
  4. spiderLAW

    I cant wait!!!! First one was the only game i have ever played since Resident Evil (PSX) that has made me feel on edge while playing. Not scary, but intense for sure.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    I can’t wait, too!!!!! Never in my life have i been this bored by a game this predictable.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. xino


    this game is scary man, especially if you play with turtlebeach headphones!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. osric90

    When was this game scary?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    Whenever you were about to fall asleep.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Lord Gremlin

    Dead Space is a fine gore fest and a good game, but it’s not scary. Games like Siren: Blood Curse or Amnesia: Dark Descent are scary.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    Oh yeah, Amnesia. Never able to finish that game.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Hunam

    Siren Blood Curse is comical rather than scary. Dead Space, with a decent sound system and played on hard rather than the far too forgiving normal is the most tense gaming experience I have ever had. It not quite scary, but you are unsettled by it.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. chronoss2

    I dont think Dead Space is a scary game, it’s just a very violent and bloody one… Siren: Blood Curse is THE scary game.

    I liked Dead Space and i’m getting the second day one!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Of course Dead space is not a scary game if you play it in the morning or day or with full light without decent headphones..

    Of course it’s not and won’t be scary never.

    Dead space is very scary and i mean VERY scary. If you will play it at night with fucking awesome headphones from Logitech 5.1 . You will shit your pants and maybe you will switch off the game.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Hunam

    Siren fails to scare with it’s shonky graphics, terrible animation and just poor production values, added on top of really bad controls and clunky gameplay. I honestly don’t see what people like about Siren, because it’s really, really poor.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. chronoss2

    The same reason for which i don’t understand what people like about Call of Duty.. It’s not it’s because it’s a game where you don’t shoot that it’s a really, really poor one!!! Siren: Blood Curse is a great game, and please don’t judge it from the demo only and the graphics are incredibly realistic.. take a look at this, it’s in the beginning in the hospital :

    @13 : you know, games can scare without 5.1 and i dunno what equipment. Dead Space is just not a scary game for me but only bloody and violent as i said before. I played it in the beginning on my computer with headphones and no effect… I bought it on PS3 and still the same, but the game is great.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. LOLshock94

    like what the other guy said it is a hole lot new experience when playing dead space with a turtle beach or a turtle head

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Dralen

    Oh wow! Thanks for the tips on good scary games guys, that “Amnesia: The Dark Descent” looks absolutely shit scary. Never heard of it until now, and I just watched the gameplay trailer on steam, looks really scary.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. back_up

    PS3 version will be the best because you get Extraction with

    #18 4 years ago
  19. chronoss2

    @18 : Extraction you mean :)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. NeoSquall

    I think the real value of this news is: Riccitiello is playing a game produced by his company.

    *smacks Activision in the nose*

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DaMan

    Kotick is scarier than Riccitello.

    DS is dull. hardly a scary one, when you could buy ammo from the shop.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    “when you could buy ammo from the shop.”

    Try the hardest difficulty. Now that will be a problem.
    + it’s a balance mechanic.

    For my first playthrough i bought tons of ammos from the shop, for my second playthrough i had full inventory of ammo and never bought one from a shop.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. DaMan

    I did, and got sick of it. again, not scary just more cumbersome.

    #23 4 years ago

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