This is a must rent game... The visual effects are suburb… I didn’t play Dead Space but that didn’t matter. This game is very scary at times made me jump a few times and keep looking behind while playing I had the surround sound speakers on.. Very creepy sounds... The weaponry make a mess of the things you want dead… The save points make it also to get you right where you need to be in the action spots. One point you are at a school and the creepy nature of it makes you feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Dead Space 2's is so good; you shouldn’t have a problem picking this game up.
It was fun but it was too much like the first game. Which isn't always a bad thing... But in this case, after you beat the campaign there isn't much to do. Sure there is multiplayer but it really isn't that fun. It feels like a dumbed down bland version of left 4 dead.
All in all, if you liked the first you'll love the second. I just wouldn't recommend buying it.