Updated Thu, Oct 31, 2013 by Martuk
If you’re a fan of movies like Event Horizon and John Carpenter’s 1982 movie The Thing (enjoy those for Halloween), Dead Space may be a game right up your alley. The original Dead Space is very atmospheric, relying on not only the creatures lurking in the dark to scare you, but the cold dark of space as well. And you’ll find yourself facing ample dangers from both, making it, in my opinion, the best game in the trilogy.
Players take on the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer aboard the USG Kellion, who finds himself stranded aboard the mining ship USG Ishimura along with a few surviving members of his crew after their ship crashes into the Ishimura bay. What follows is a dark story about a twisted religion, a missing love interest, ancient relics, and mutated necromorphs. Dead Space, unlike its following sequels, plays heavily on psychological scares, often making you see things that may or may not be there. And of the three games, the original is by far the most graphic and detailed, offering an extensive look at the various types of necromorphs as well as how their transformations occur in all its horrific glory.
Dead Space consists of three games currently. The first two games in the series are the more horror themed with the third being more action co-op shooter and less horror. So if you’re in this for some good single player horror fun, Dead Space and Dead Space 2 get my recommendations. For less horror and more co-op, try Dead Space 3.