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Dead Space [Download]

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews) 86 / 100

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Platform: PC Download
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7420 MB
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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B0047O2L70
  • Release Date: October 20, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download

From the Manufacturer

Dead Space from EA is sure to please any action-adventure gamer looking for a bloody battle against deadly aliens. Dead Space for PC begins when a massive mining ship, the USG Ishimura, comes in contact with a mysterious alien artifact and suddenly loses its communications with Earth. Engineer Isaac Clarke is sent to repair

Deep Space pits Isaac Clarke against deadly aliens. View larger.

Zero-G game play allows you to walk on walls and the ceiling. View larger.

EA delivers an incredibly frightening experience with state-of-the-art graphics and effects. View larger.

Neutralize the attacking enemies with weapons and telekinetic powers. View larger.
the Ishimura's communications, but arrives to find a floating vessel that has become a complete bloodbath. The crew is mutilated and infected with an ancient alien scourge. Clarke's repair mission is transformed to one of survival as he fights to save himself and return the artifact to the planet at any cost.

Fight with Weapons and Telekinesis
The alien hordes are incredibly resilient. You'll have to find creative ways to neutralize the attacking enemies by shearing off limbs with powerful weapons. And when the ammo runs out you'll be thankful that you can use your telekinetic powers to pick up objects (even the aliens' own severed arms and legs) and hurl them at your advancing enemies.

Graphics, Effects, and Sound Increase the Horror
EA delivers an incredibly frightening experience with state-of-the-art graphics and effects, an audio system that will have you jumping out of your seat, and a truly horrific atmosphere that is permeated with death, mutilation, and despair. You'll have to be resilient to slash through the alien onslaught and stop this virulent scourge. As you explore the ship, the tragic story of the USG Ishimura will unfold in gory detail as you discover frantic logs from the hideously transformed crew in their final days.

True Zero-G Effects
You'll be able to take full advantage of zero gravity in Deep Space. Battling enemies and solving puzzles takes on new challenges and present ingenious opportunities with the Zero-G game play. You can use zero gravity to create your own path around obstacles by walking on walls and the ceiling. Leap across vast distances or change your perspective to gain a strategic advantage over your enemies.

Minimum System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP / Vista (with latest Service Packs)
CPU 2.8 GHz processor or faster
Memory 1 GB for Windows XP; 2 GB for Vista
Hard Drive Space 7 GB of free space
Graphics Hardware DirectX 9.0c compatible video card. Shader 3.0 required. Video card must have 256 MB or more memory and contain of these chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800, ATI X1600 pro, or better
Sound DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card


Internet connection, online authentication and acceptance of end user license agreement required to play. This product includes SecuROM copy protection technology from Sony DADC. For more information, including how to uninstall SecuROM, visit

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241 of 294 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SecuROM is a deal killer October 21, 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is another game I had been planning to order, until I discovered that EA has yet again placed hidden software in the game that is incredibly difficult to uninstall (and has had issues with Vista 64, my OS). I am all for companies protecting their IP, but they should find better ways to do it, such as through Steam or other verification platforms that do not install hidden software that will slow down my computer for the rest of the time I own it.
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461 of 580 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DEAD ON REENTRY... October 20, 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
When EA keeps giving birth to such beautiful yet stillborn babies (killed by the decision to bundle another infamous SecuROM 7+/LIMITED ACTIVATIONS scheme), one can only ask: WHAT HAVE ITS EXECUTIVES BEEN SMOKING?!

MASS EFFECT can be found in clearance bins only months after its release; SPORE undersold miserably; EA's stock was hit hard because of these failures (way BEFORE the market dive) - and yet, no one seems to be awake at the helm.
By insisting on slipping in such problematic and hated DRM scheme in DEAD SPACE (and RED ALERT 3 in a week) EA proves in how little respect it holds its own customers. Of course, calling "pirates and petulant children" the 3,100 Amazon reviewers that rated with 1-star the, similarly plagued, SPORE should have been an early hint.

SecuROM 7+ has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH FIGHTING PIRACY. Proof: both MASS EFFECT and SPORE (as with BIOSHOCK last year) were pirated ...hours within their release - and if I can find this by simply Googling it, so can anyone.... I would bet dollars to donuts that EA is well aware of this - yet keeps bundling SecuROM 7+ although it severely hurts its sales! Ever wonder why?

SecuROM has always been more about data-mining and reporting back to its occasional mothership than...fighting piracy. That is why even FREE demos contain SecuROM. And that is why completely uninstalling a game plagued with SecuROM will NOT remove SecuROM - which will keep playing havoc with your system.
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107 of 133 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Went to Best Buy to buy a new Wiimote yesterday and saw this game. I bought both.

Came back and install it on my Dell Dimension 9200, which is about as pre-built as you can get right? No vista driver problems for me, right?

WRONG. 2 + 2 = giraffes WRONG.

First I had to tell my antivirus and spyware software about a BILLION times to let secure-rom install.

Second I installed it and rebooted.

Third my dvd drive no longer works.

I am not sure what changed between Bioshock and this game cause I bought Bioshock and had no problem with secure-rom back then. I bought bioshock full price and don't regret a single cent because I ACTUALLY GOT TO PLAY BIOSHOCK. I finished bioshock without even cracking it (although I eventually did for a second play-through, cause who wants to find the dvd everytime right).


Funny thing. I never did install Dead Space again on my system. I just can't risk having SecureRom on it again since I actually do tons of work on it. So here is a review of a cracked version of the game, as opposed to the boxed copy which now sits next to other games I don't play anymore (poor HL2). I think EA should have an option when you insert the disk that lets you chose between installing their DRM version or downloading a cracked one. I am joking but I totally am not.

The game runs nicely on my Dell Dimension 9200, which ran Bioshock and COD4 on high just fine. If you compare it to PC exclusive titles you can tell the textures in this game is low quality. Nevertheless, it has a nice, polished look.

The controls are fine. I tried it with my xbox 360 control but just can't bring myself to play any kind of fps without keyboard/mouse.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game, not awesome port-job December 5, 2010
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Dead Space is definitely a good game and I don't regret buying it, but the port from Xbox 360/Playstation 3 was clearly a half-a**ed job. The mouse and keyboard are typically a much, much better interface than a game controller for shooters, in my opinion, but this game eliminates much of that because of how badly it was ported. The game treats the mouse as if it's an analog stick on a game console and as a result it's really wonky--the mouse sensitivity is very non-linear and it has a huge "dead zone" where precise, small mouse movements literally do not move the cursor (in other words, the game has dramatic, obnoxious non-adjustable mouse acceleration). In a game where precise aiming is quite important, this is a problem--I can't properly dismember Necromorphs if I can't precisely (and quickly!) aim my weapons.

Fortunately, you can mitigate this somewhat by turning Vsync off (and enabling Triple-Buffering through video card drivers manually to compensate for the horrible screen tearing that results from turning Vsync off) and turning the mouse sensitivity to max. It makes the game perfectly playable, but it never feels quite as good as most PC shooters do, which is rather disappointing. If you don't do this, it feels like you're aiming/looking in mud--it's really obnoxious. Also, EA has stated that they have NO INTENTION WHATSOEVER to patch the game to fix this, so if you're hoping that that could solve the problem, I wouldn't hold your breath (the game is also already two years old as of this review and its sequel is imminent).

The game looks and runs great otherwise. I'm playing it at 1920x1080 ("1080p") on Windows 7 with 3GB of RAM, an Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (2.66GHz), and an EVGA nVidia Geforce 9600GT.

My first play through took about 16 hours to complete.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fun game
really hard but fun if you like games that are hard you will like this game
Published 10 days ago by Doug
1.0 out of 5 stars If you buy it, buy the DVD - don't try to download.
Download attempts (including with Amazon technical support) took over an hour of my life that I'll never get back. Read more
Published 13 days ago by M. G. Kimmel
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, scary, atmospheric game you should play
The first Dead Space game built a fantastic universe in which to tell its stories. The production design is top-notch, and the gameplay is fairly new. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Dwayne A. Smoot
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Andris Prokopovich
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, must buy.
This game had me scared a few times. However it really made me mad a lot of the time. Being a survival horror game it really hit its genre in the face. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nick Lofgren
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good game
Published 2 months ago by edwardcallahan
1.0 out of 5 stars Not happy, and I want a refund
The controls for this PC version are so incredibly bad, the game is unplayable. I've been playing FPS games for decades now, and this is the worst I have ever seen. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Janie
2.0 out of 5 stars Buggy
Well, I played this game years ago when it first came out. I decided it would be a good idea to get it again since I had credit on my amazon account. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jacob
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Space
This game is cool fast and really scary not for the screamers ask for manual really need it to play came.
Published 4 months ago by Maurice Dejuan Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars I Like This Game But.....
Ok, I've read thru the reviews and found most of them helpful. Saying that, I've decided to just drop the discussion concerning DRM and it's evils and review the game. Read more
Published 5 months ago by C. Weaver
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