Dead Space

Extraction

by Nick Dinicola

11 December 2009

 

It may have sold terribly during its first month, but Dead Space: Extraction has nonetheless accomplished something few games have: the revitalization of a stale genre. In a rail-shooter, players can’t control their character’s direction, but this non-interactive movement allows the developers to set a suspenseful pace that rivals the best horror movies. Combined with the creative use of its first-person perspective and a surprisingly complex combat system, the game creates the unique feel of an interactive movie. The story is classic horror, a group of survivors band together to flee from horrible monsters, but instead of being clichéd, the interactivity makes the game truly terrifying at times. This is a must play for the adult Wii owner.

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