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Dead Space 2 on 360 PS3

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Dead Space 2 is a Shooting game available on the 360 PS3. It can be played in Thirdperson Singleplayer modes.

Dead Space 2 is a Shooting game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.

Dead Space 2 can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.

Dead Space 2 can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.


Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 offers HUD free game play and an HD version of Extraction on PS3.

Isaac Clarke faces his demons again in 2011 when the sequel to 2008's acclaimed sci-fi horror Dead Space is released. The sequel extends the effectiveness of the game world with a sound design and information system that removed the need for a head up display so that players are drawn even deeper into the fiction.
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Story Gamer review Mon, 21 Feb 2011

Dead Space 2 360 combines suspense, scares and epic action set-pieces. Improving on the first game in almost every way, this sequel proves that sometimes bigger really is better.

Survival horror games notoriously create tension by constraining the player: tricky controls, widely spaced save points, being unable to move and shoot at the same time, scarce ammo or health items... these are all genre staples that repel as many people as they attract, but they're an established part of the genre nonetheless.
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Scared Gamer review Wed, 16 Feb 2011

Dead Space 2 opens up the horrific web of the fear created by the first game. A chilling hunt, rather than a gruesome cage, runs through the now cavernous world and mingles a sad loneliness with the original's gnawing horror.

I revel in scary games so Dead Space 2 was a good fit for me. Fighting zombies in a dilapidated mining colony filled with religious zealots, there is nothing about Dead Space 2 that isn't scary. Not a moment went by that something didn't have me on edge, but my biggest worry was that it would ruin my memories of the original Dead Space.
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Returning Gamer review Thu, 10 Feb 2011

Dead Space 2 may not scare me like games used to, but it's so involving that it had me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Dead Space, the sci-fi horror hit of 2008, didn't scare me. There's no denying how fun it was. Dismembering gangly mutants was as superbly sadistic and captivatingly childish as picking the legs off of tiny beetles. The ensuing de-limbed gooeyness was realized in beautiful definition, even if it lacked a bit in hue. All the same, Dead Space did not scare me, but then game rarely do.
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Teen Gamer review Sun, 06 Feb 2011

Dead Space 2 is a jump into the darkness. This is an unfettered rush of life sapping enemies, shocks and gore. For some reason though, it's a lot of fun.

I was too young when the first Dead Space game was released. I have vivid memories of catching glimpses of my older siblings playing it late at night, half intrigued and half scared by what I might see.
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