Dead Space is an action horror game in the vein of Resident Evil or Silent Hill. I can honestly say that very few games have scared me, Dead Space however had me jumping more than once.
This game is not only gory, gruesome and violent but it is also quite often shocking as well. Things jump out at you, loud frightening music comes out of nowhere and all the while you are forced to dismember your enemies in order to defeat them. This means that while you are jumping back in your seat and trying to run away from the monsters on screen you also have to have almost perfect aim to take down the bad guys. It all adds up to one of, if not the, most intense games I have ever played. The kind of game that keeps your heart beating strong and loud long after you’ve turned it off.
Usually I’m not a major fan of horror games but Dead Space is so well done that it is easily as much of a AAA title as anything else on the market. I highly recommend this game to anyone who can stand being scared for the length of this game’s excellent plot. Just don’t come crying to me when you can’t sleep at night.