Xbox 360

Dead Space 2

21 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
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Jim SterlingJan 24, 2011
Dead Space 2 is a ludicrously intense, graphically gorgeous, thoroughly atmospheric game that takes everything the first title did and ramps up the absurdity to dangerous levels. It's cheesy to say that "if you liked the first game, you'll love the sequel," but in this case, I think that's a very fair assessment. Dead Space 2 is Dead Space with the tuning at its finest and the scares at their most delicious.
Game TrailersJan 25, 2011
The first couple hours with Dead Space 2 are very familiar, but it's one of those rare games that just keeps getting better. It's still a very dreary game that can make long play sessions a challenge, yet there are scores of moments that stick with you for quite some time. The multiplayer is a disappointment, but it's a much more accessible game that won't leave fans in a lurch. Pick it up, turn down the lights, turn up the sound, and check your nerves at the door.
Richard MitchellJan 25, 2011
Dead Space 2 does not stray far from its gross, fleshy roots, but it still manages to provide one of the best action horror experiences available. In short, survival horror fans should definitely suit up.
OXM StaffJan 25, 2011
Unnecessary multiplayer aside, Dead Space 2 is a corker. It's an unpredictable powder-keg of the game; even when you get mulched by the Necromorphs it's great to see just how many chunks your corpse has been blown into. It being in space, no-one will hear your screams - but don't let that stop you...
Martin GastonJan 25, 2011
Dead Space 2 is sometimes a confused and disappointing production, but more often than not it's tense and fascinating. Just make sure that, whatever you do, you don't fzzfzgghzhghghghcrkrkkkckkkzzzzzzz...
Brad ShoemakerJan 24, 2011
Just like its predecessor, Dead Space 2 doesn't do anything especially new, it just does everything exceedingly well. EA's current management set a mandate a few years ago to improve the quality of the company's internal game development, a directive this game and its predecessor directly resulted from. If the Dead Space franchise is ultimately the only memorable result that effort ever bears, it will still constitute a memorable legacy indeed.
Susan ArendtFeb 08, 2011
Dead Space 2 does an admirable job of keeping the action feeling fresh and taut, but the later stages of the game do start to feel a bit samey. You can only play through so many levels where you have to survive endless necromorph waves before they all feel alike. For the rest of the game, the necromorph attacks have a certain amount of context, but just standing in place and killing thing after thing after thing loses its charm after the first few times you do it.
Henry GilbertJan 24, 2011
Keeping almost everything that made the original great while taking suitable steps to amp up the fun, Dead Space 2 will please both the series’ fans and those just starting with this haunting adventure.
Andrew ReinerJan 25, 2011
Dead Space 2 is a monster of a sequel, offering bigger scares and more excitement than I expected. I enjoyed Isaac as a silent protagonist in the original game, and I find I like him even more now that he’s found his voice. I’m still confused by the scientific explanations for the contagion and how it is linked to the obelisk-like Marker, but I like where Isaac’s story is going.
Simon ParkinJan 25, 2011
Considered in isolation, Dead Space 2's ambience, brute frights and player toolset are good rather great. But in combination, these three elements prove as irresistible as the pull on Isaac exerted by a malfunctioning airlock. For once, you'll want to let go.
VGChartz StaffJan 27, 2011
Some have said that outside some niche Japanese games, survival horror is dead. Before sitting down for Isaac Clarke’s second go-round with the necromorphs, I may have agreed. After getting my inner child ravaged for 15 hours in The Sprawl, I am reminded of what survival horror really means. Not only being scared out of your mind, but struggling to survive as every shot has to count… or else. Dead Space 2 resuscitates the survival horror genre and then claims the throne for its own.
Matt MaguireFeb 09, 2011
They’re tasked with trying to stop the marines from carrying out a certain task (sound familiar?). It’s competent but hardly groundbreaking, and is unlikely to have much longevity without additional content being released on a regular basis.That aside, Dead Space 2 is a fantastic shooter. It’s a marked departure in mood and gameplay from the first, but these design choices have paid off enormously. A must for horror or shooter fans.
Álvaro CastellanoJan 25, 2011
Dead Space 2 consigue acelerar su ritmo y consolidar otro gran videojuego de acción. Extraordinaria campaña repleta de ritmo y el añadido de un buen multijugador son los dos principales titulares que nos deja un título que, lo que principalmente logra, es una experiencia mucho más cinematográfica y espectacular que la de su predecesor.
Ramón Méndez GonzálezJan 25, 2011
Dead Space 2 vuelve a ser un gran juego, que pese a no innovar en el apartado jugable y beber mucho de los elementos que ya hemos visto en el original, pule ligeramente esas características para ofrecer una jugabilidad más fluida, dinámica e intensa. Sin embargo, el principal elemento de interés es la narrativa que se nos presenta, digna de los grandes del género y que deja muy atrás el avance poco menos que mecánico de la entrega anterior.
Matthieu HurelJan 28, 2011
Au-delà des subtiles modifications de gameplay et de maniabilité, il n'est pas évident de dire si Dead Space 2 est meilleur ou moins bon que le premier : il est tout simplement différent. Plus bavarde, riche en séquences à grand spectacle, en armes et en fusillades nourries, mais aussi en lieux et en hallucinations, la suite du périple d'Isaac Clarke perd en contrepartie l'aspect huis clos, le côté lambda du héros, les mini-jeux futiles et les balades presque silencieuses sur la coque d'un gigantesque cercueil spatial qui faisaient le charme du premier opus
LoganJan 27, 2011
Dead Space 2 se savoure sur la longueur tant la découverte de cette station fantôme titille notre curiosité morbide. Cumulant à nouveau une bande-son tout simplement parfaite, une aventure équilibrée et de multiples clins d'oeil à destination des fans, l'oeuvre de Visceral fait montre une fois encore d'un beau paradoxe en amenant le plaisir né de l'effroi. Jamais cauchemar n'aura été aussi savoureux...
Laurely BirbaJan 25, 2011
Avec Dead Space 2, il est certain que Resident Evil a enfin trouvé son successeur après être parti se perdre quelque part en Afrique. Le survival horror de Visceral Games est tout simplement une tuerie de malade mental, et renvoie Capcom à ses devoirs avec une claque derrière la tête. Prenante du début à la fin, la campagne solo alterne les scènes d’action et d’angoisse avec maestria, sans jamais trahir les origines de la série.
Jorge LoureiroJan 25, 2011
A Visceral Games está de parabéns, mais uma vez, pelo seu excelente trabalho. Dead Space 2 é uma experiência magnífica. Todavia, não é muito diferente do Dead Space original. Aqueles que desfrutaram o primeiro certamente que gostarão ainda mais do segundo. Se nunca jogaram Dead Space, a sequela é uma boa oportunidade para começarem.
Filippo FacchettiJan 25, 2011
Al di là dei problemi di sparizione di cui vi abbiamo parlato poc'anzi, il motore grafico gestisce tutto con estrema naturalezza, offrendo dettagli come effetti particellari, bolle d'acqua (o di sangue!) che fluttuano nelle zone a gravità zero, un uso magistrale delle luci e, soprattutto, una fisica di tutto rispetto.
TimoJan 27, 2011
Alsof dat niet genoeg is, voegt Visceral Games hier ook nog eens een goede gameplay, geweldig geluid en graphics en brute actie aan toe. De multiplayer is niet zo interessant als de singleplayer, maar dat neemt niet weg dat Dead Space 2 een subliem vervolg is en de standaard voor survival horrorgames een stuk hoger heeft gelegd. Na het einde van dit deel gezien te hebben, kunnen we nu al niet meer wachten tot we aan de slag kunnen met deel drie.
Jesper KarlssonJan 25, 2011
Dead Space 2 är ett lysande skräckspel som verkligen engagerar spelaren, att det kombineras med ljuvlig teknik och härlig spelbarhet gör det hela ännu bättre. Skräck blir nästan inte bättre än såhär.