Dead Space to me is the mother of all horror survival action games out there, Nothing can out match dead space.
Dead Space 3 continues the path of Issac Clark which everything around him just goes wrong suddenly and he has to fix it like any engineer would, I don't even know how he could comprehend the stuff hes been through.
But anyways... Dead space 3 includes a co-op character John Carver who helps Issac in his journey to destroy the Marker(s) (a thing that destroys life). His story is pretty interesting and adds more dialog to the game and more missions to figure out what Carver is going through due to the effects of the marker like what happened to Issac in Dead Space 2 (Dementia).
The plot in Dead Space 3 is compelling and was well put in - The Unitologists that worship the Marker and believe that using the Marker to kill everyone and "Making them whole" And believe they will be reborn.
So, The Unitologists use the Markers that were controlled and used for unlimited energy, they sabotaged it and used it to start havoc on the moon which is really populated during its time.
Issac tends to stop the Markers signals of corruption and infection by finding the source which will stop the marker.
- If you want a well made series then i'll recommend you Dead Space. The story, visuals, twists, intensity, gore, fear. Its all in this one sequel and its completely worth $60 plus the DLC - The Awakening. If there was, Its a 9.5, I cant add .5 more because the only problem I have with this game is not completely their fault but EA makes this game to where if you need ingame items then you need to buy their useless perks that you'd probably end up buying for a really high cost. There is also the ingame money 'Ration Cards' to bypass the money spending but you have a limit on how many you can have.
I'll be honest, I own Dead Space but never beat it. However, I enjoyed Dead Space 2 and still love it. It reminds me a lot of the older resident evil titles, always being on your toes and scared of every corner. I am still working my way through this one and it is just as good. The new weapon crafting system was a bit much for me to handle at first but I got used to it. Who wouldn't love to make their guns? The coop is great and it is not required which is a bonus. I fully recommend buying this game, if not then for sure it is worth a rental.
Don't be mislead by the title, this was a great game in every aspect. Excluding the fact that because this is an EA game, you need an online pass. It is worth the rent, but don't expect to play co-op without paying 10$ extra.