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Dead Space 2 review round-up: horrifyingly good

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 17:08 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Dead Space 2 looks great and all, but let’s face it: It’s not always easy to trust reviews that barge onto the Internet shouting “first!” like they took etiquette lessons from, well, the Internet. Fortunately, the embargo’s up for everyone else, and now Dead Space 2 gets to face the music for real. So, how’d it fare? Is it finally ok to stop scrutinizing and start screaming?

In a word: yes. We haven’t seen reviews this unanimously glowing in quite some time. See for yourself after the break.

As always, let us know if you find more, and we’ll toss ‘em up here.

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35 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    4 point system, thats unusual.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. KaRmAChAnG

    IGN’s review 9/10:
    http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/114/1145296p1.html

    #2 4 years ago
  3. KrazyKraut

    @1 Famitsu has one

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Debabrata Nath

    Here’s another one

    http://www.gamersmint.com/gamersmint-review-dead-space-2-survival-horror-done-right

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @3

    I don’t follow Famitsu. Their Japanese not saying that as an offensive thing but their culture with games are so different then ours.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. jaylee

    JVN 18/20 (french)
    http://www.jvn.com/jeux/tests/test-de-dead-space-2-2.html

    Goty of the month !

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mojo

    game of the year of the month?

    My game of the decadeof the year of the month of the day of the hour of the minute is Frank Brunos Boxing for C64.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. jaylee

    Yes, look at the shedule, one goty every month …

    #8 4 years ago
  9. orakaa

    @6 : “GOTY of the month” ? Game of the YEAR of the MONTH ?
    What the… ? Pick one, not both XD

    Besides, this year has just begun :)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. HighWindXIX

    1up – A-

    http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3183117

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Maximum Unreal

    Gametrailers 9.5!!
    http://www.gametrailers.com/game/dead-space-2/12830

    #11 4 years ago
  12. jaylee

    @7 and 9

    it’s an expression ! a shortcut ^^
    (I’m french but not stupid i know the meaning of Goty “literaly” ^^)

    Means a huge AAA title every month, rated over 90%… It’s a trend since…2010

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Jean Valjean

    Gameblog.fr > 5/5
    http://www.gameblog.fr/test_842_dead-space-2-playstation-3

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Justucier

    Gameblog is a very good french Website !

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    That’s another batch of reviews added.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Justucier

    Gamefrog :lol: nice joke ;)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. dfar80

    For those that enjoyed the first one, it’s likely mandatory. For those that didn’t, it likely won’t sway them.

    For the most part, I find the 9′s are overly enthusiastic. It’s a slog, and not the good kind. Cheap scares, everyone shouting expletives for no good reason, gore to satisfy pre-teens who think blood and cauterized flesh are signs of maturity, character depth is barely there (Isaac’s mental breakdown is conveyed as subtly as using a sledgehammer on someone’s shoulder to say “hi”), combat that still doesn’t feel right thanks to Necros spawning out of thin air behind me and clunky level design the developers thought was “smart” but can only be seen as such by “hardcore” gamers who think repeating the same last endgame sequence because of cheap deaths is fun.

    In other words, fans will love it.

    Visually it’s haunting enough, with a very good use of textures, lighting and effects. It’s still all very bereft of identity, though, with the most generic monster design I’ve seen in recent years (well, it’s certainly above that of, say, Quantum Theory, but that game’s so far below that it’s kinda cruel to use it as a measuring stick).

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Maximum Unreal

    Actually GT reviewed game 9.0…

    #18 4 years ago
  19. dirigiblebill

    We can has list inclusion?

    http://videogamesdaily.com/reviews/201101/dead-space-2-review-real-terror-not-really/

    8/10

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    @18 – Fixed

    @19 – Yes, you can haz inclusion.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. dirigiblebill

    OMG

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Bumped this up. EG’s in there now.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Hunam

    Meh to EG. After giving the original a 7, the same score as Alone in the Dark they don’t deserve the chance to give an opinion on the second one.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. f1r3storm

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2011-01-25-dead-space-2-test

    9/10

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy, 4/5: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/gamingreviews/a300140/dead-space-2-ps3.html

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Onikilly

    Here’s another one : http://www.jeuxactu.com/article-50312-dead-space-2.html

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Onikilly

    18/20 et 2/5 for the multiplayer

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Hunam

    Is the MP being criticised for being shit then? They shouldn’t have bothered with it to be honest.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    Some developers and the public think Guns = multiplayer. Sadly thats not the case.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. sleepless

    Games.cz review 8/10 (only singleplayer)

    http://games.tiscali.cz/recenze/dead-space-2-recenze-54771

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Got my copy of the limited PS3 edition today before work. 3.5 more hours……………UGH.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Stoopid_Snot

    @11
    GT give it a 9.0
    9.5 is the user score

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Isaaclarke37

    I can say with confidence that as a result of the astonishing reviews of my most favorite horror game, i think we might be seeing Dead Space 3 with the next 3 years.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^
    October 2013.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. iSoLateD1

    Seems like more of the same. The game is visually identical to the first one if playing both in the highest settings on a nice pc. I am a little disappointed. I saw 9 out of 10s and expected it to be a huge improvement on the (awesome) first game, but it really isn’t. Its still fun, though.

    #35 4 years ago

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