Steam version of Dead Space 2 refuses to “activate”

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 13:41 GMT By Debabrata Nath


It looks as though Steam gamers are being denied access to the now-released Dead Space 2.

Reports over on Valve’s forums suggest that users who’ve purchased the high-rated horror are unable to play the game after downloading it.

Serial keys provided by EA don’t activate when entered. It’s unknown at this point of time whether this is due to invalid serials or a server issue.

A Valve employee has acknowledged the issue and said they have contacted EA to find a resolution:

We’ve contacted EA about this, so hopefully it will get resolved soon.

Dead Space 2 released today to glowing reviews.

We’ve contacted EA for comment.

The game’s also available on PS3 and Xbox 360.



  1. Razor


    #1 4 years ago
  2. dfar80

    “horror” game, alright.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. sickgamer


    #3 4 years ago
  4. tdrules

    “available 27th January 2011″ it says on the front page.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. loki

    Steam sucks, PC games sucks

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Grimrita

    If its not released in the UK until Jan 27th but its out in the USA, then it will be locked. The same thing happened when we got Total War early – but couldnt install it for another 3 days.

    However, after enough screaming on the forums, the game was later unlocked

    #6 4 years ago
  7. TheWulf

    6 has it right!

    @5: Very constructive. When did the PC enter the ‘kunzol3 w4rz’? :P

    #7 4 years ago

    @5: And loki sucks too! =))

    #8 4 years ago

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