It's Dead Space, but not as we know it
- Great story and good character development
- Well integrated co-op mode
- Technically impressive
- Lacks the horror of Dead Space 1 and 2
- Unified ammunition makes the game easier
Dead Space 3 is an excellent game. It's varied, has a good cooperative mode, and its graphics and sound are great. Of the three games in the series, Dead Space 3 is arguably the most spectacular.
But in creating a fantastic and cinematic action game, the developers have lost Dead Space's defining elements: horror and surprise. Dead Space 3 is still great, but it may disappoint fans looking for a terrifying experience.
Dead Space 3 continues the story of Isaac Clarke, and delves a little deeper into his character, exposing more of his fears, motivations and personality. Isaac is much easier to empathize with throughout this game.
There are new monsters to fight, and varied locations, as the action moves from Earth to a frozen planed called Tau Volantis. As well as the action-horror, there are simple puzzles to solve, and even some mountain climbing. The controls are exceptional throughout, and it's never boring, even if it lacks the tension of the previous games.
Dead Space 3's story is excellent, and unlike Mass Effect 3, it has comes to a satisfying conclusion. If you're looking for a big sci-fi action game, this is one of the best.