Body Stomping Simulator 2008 (PC)
In Dead Space, you play as Isaac Clarke, an engineer working for the CEC, a mining company in the year 2507. You are part of a response team to a distress signal sent from the USG Ishimura, a Planet Cracker ship. Isaac took the job due to the fact that his girlfriend Nicole was serving as the chief medical officer on bored the vessel. About 5 minutes into game play, you know your screwed. Out of your small team of 5, 2 are killed almost instantly, and your chased down a rather short hallway onto an elevator, where you get your first close up view of a Necromorph, the main enemies of the game, Necromorphs are dead people that have been transformed into horrific monsters, bent on killing anything that isn’t one of them. The majority of the game is Isaac just trying to fix the ship, after the leader of your team is killed by one big ugly asshole, you meet Kyne, a doctor, who wants to put the Red Marker, the main reason for everything, back where it was originally found, down on the colony of Aegis VII. The Red Marker is the result of humans finding an alien artifact on Earth, the original Black Marker, and reverse engineering it. It messes with the minds people near it, and its symbols are the DNA code for the Necromoprhs. After finally getting down to colony, Isaac places the Marker on its pedestal, and everyone lives happily ever after. Kidding, some dumb bitch takes the Marker off its pedestal, and ends up being brutally killed by a tentacle, Isaac then has to defeat the Hive Mind, which is controlling all the Necromorphs. the game ends with Isaac leaving the planet, as the Ishimura, and the chunk of the planet it was carrying fall down into the atmosphere, then Isaac gets attacked by his dead girlfriend. Overall it was a great game, I enjoy most things in a space setting, and it scared the crap out of me a good many times. I spent the majority of the game stomping on dead bodies, just looking for any prizes they might drop.
Game Play: 8/10 - Simple point and shoot horror game, great story line, and beautiful environments.
Controls: 9/10 - Easy to learn, and the innovative way they show you your ammo, health, and inventory/map screens is great.
Visuals: 9/10 - Awesome environments, and lots of blood and gore.
Audio: 9/10 - Music is eerie at times, and the monsters really do sound scary as hell.
Fun: 10/10 - Entertaining game, at higher difficulties it can be very frightening when you empty a whole clip into an enemy and they just keep coming at you.
FINAL SCORE: 90/100