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GF Rating
8.0

2075 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

one game you shouldnt miss

posted by coasttees11 (ALLENDALE, SC) May 7, 2013

Member since May 2013

im going to keep this short so if you love the other dead space games you will love this a few scares here and there and the story is great and better with a friend in co-op which adds replay value dont miss this game

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Another Good One

posted by Korgan91 (WICHITA, KS) May 6, 2013

Member since May 2012

After playing and beating the game I felt satisfied. Although not quite as "hair raising" as the first Dead Space I still found myself enjoying the story and game play. The graphics were of good quality and the controls themselves were easy to use.

While I enjoyed the approach to a more survivor style item pickup I did feel it took away the feeling of accomplishment when I would come across new, more powerful weapons in the last two games in the series. However, it did add more of a challenge to the overall game.

In closing I give Dead Space 3 an 8 out of 10. I do in fact recommend this game to those who enjoy the Horror-Survival game genre.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

The "Godfather III" of Dead Space

posted by dougiejfresh (CHICAGO, IL) Apr 23, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

Dead Space 3 is the Godfather III of the DS trilogy. It is the weakest installment of an outstanding series, with a few great moments ("Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in!").

DS3 is neither "survival" nor "horror" in the same vein as survival horror games DS1 and DS2 (the latter to a lesser extent). This time around, ammo is very plentiful, the enemies predictable, and Isaac a powerful killing machine. The atmosphere and environments are tedious rather than tense, and the narrative is not particularly engaging.

DS3 sports two main innovations: co-op and weapon crafting. I did not play the game co-op, which is unfortunate because this is apparently how the game was designed. Some optional missions are co-op only, and the backstory behind the co-op character is very threadbare when playing solo. Perhaps I would have enjoyed the game more if I had online access to play co-op.

The weapon crafting is interesting and allows for some creative creations. But the game provides little incentive or reason to create different guns, as you can only carry two at a time and the resources are better spent upgrading your RIG.

In sum:

PROS:
- lots of content, with optional missions helping to flesh out the narrative
- innovations are interesting (Isaac can now roll, weapon crafting)

CONS:
- no real survival or horror elements
- narrative is thin and uninteresting
- ending is unsatisfying
- game appears to punish you for playing solo

Worth renting to play through for DS fans, but know that it has a pretty different feel than DS1 and 2.

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