Dead Space (2008)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Horror  -  13 October 2008 (USA)
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Engineer Isaac Clarke and his crew get stranded on a large, abandoned mining ship. There, Clarke needs to repair the giant ship while battling nasty aliens and solving the mystery of what happened to the ship.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kendra Daniels (voice)
Isaac Clarke (voice)
Nicole Brennan (voice)
Sgt. Zach Hammond (voice)
Dr. Challus Mercer (voice)
Dr. Terrence Kyne (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Baily / Bram Neumann / Crew Member / Additional Voices (voice) (as Bryan Bloom)
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice) (as Dustin James)
April Jones ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Mining Supervisor Dallas / Game Show Announcer / Crew Member / Additional Voices (voice)


Engineer Isaac Clarke and his crew get stranded on a large, abandoned mining ship. There, Clarke needs to repair the giant ship while battling nasty aliens and solving the mystery of what happened to the ship.

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Prolific comic book writer Warren Ellis was involved in the early stages of production, and some of the concepts from this game - like the planet-cracking - seem to be typical of his stories, which often involve fictional but plausible science. See more »


Whenever the player immolates a Necromorph with the flamethrower, the creature will be set ablaze, but will suddenly become dismembered rather then get charred and dehydrated. See more »


Dr. Terrence Kyne: God works in mysterious ways.
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Referenced in Holliston: Halloween Girl (2013) See more »

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Rather creepy, good gore, heck it is better than most horror movies these days.
3 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

This game is very good on atmosphere and gore. Two things I love in a horror movie, throw into that an interesting story. Granted it does borrow heavily from science fiction horror classics like Alien and The Thing. It also borrows from not quite a classic Event Horizon and the really bad Ghosts of Mars. And for even more similarities watch the Japanese anime Lilycat as the monster in that movie reminded me a lot of some of the monsters here. The story starts out with you and other crew members on a ship headed for a repair job on some sort of mining vessel. Upon arrival you can tell something is wrong as there is no crew to greet you, and pretty soon you see your first necromorph creature and you are in for the fight of your life. You get separated from two crew members who will periodically try to help you and them get off this ship of death, but for the most part you are on your own in the nightmare space cruiser. You will learn, through audio tapes of the fate of this ship as you try to battle your way off. You have a variety of weapons at your disposal, though for my money the rail gun and default plasma cutter are the best. Other weapons just do not pack enough pop, others are overly complicated, still others just run out of ammo way to fast. You can update your armor and collect health packs as in any game of this type. You have levels where you must go through zero gravity and still others where there is no air. The monsters attack sometimes in such a flurry you can not aim well and you end up panic firing a lot. The weapons though are at their most effective when aiming for the creatures appendages. The game is not without its faults which kept me from giving it a ten as aspects of the story did not add up for me and sometimes the missions get a bit to long in areas. However, there are no real complicated puzzles to endure. The ending is kind of shocking however the credits are uninspired which was surprising considering the detail and effort put into the rest of the game. Still, all in all a great horror game set in space, and from the looks of it a movie version is going to be made which I am betting will not be as good as they will needlessly add to many characters or something and just make the movie less scary and I am betting the monsters do not look as good.

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