In the far reaches of space, the USG Ishimura, an immense mining ship, encounters a mysterious alien artifact. For reasons nobody back on Earth understands, the ship's communications are cut off abruptly. On the assumption that it is a mere technical glitch, engineer Isaac Clarke is dispatched to the scene to repair the ship's communications array. But instead of an equipment snafu, what Clarke finds is a scene of horror beyond his imagination. The ship is a floating bloodbath, its crew mutilated and infected by a terrifying alien force. Now Clarke is engaged in a fierce battle for his own survival. Will he be able to escape with his own life and limbs intact, or is he doomed to become the alien scourge's next victim?
Travel to a remote star system for heart-stopping terror in Dead Space. Intricately rendered graphics draw you into the nightmarish deep-space carnage, made all the more horrific by the game's wrenchingly scary pace and panic-inducing audio. Experience terror in zero-gravity as you battle against relentless enemies bent on your mutilation. Fight back with a campaign of strategic dismemberment, wielding powerful weapons to shear off limbs and neutralize the enemy. Ward off the attacking hordes and get to the heart of the Ishimura's terrible mystery so that the artifact can be returned to its home planet before the alien menace expands its campaign of destruction.
Fight to survive in the far reaches of space aboard a ship littered with the remains of its mutilated and transformed crew
Carve your way through the alien horde, using powerful weapons to hack off limbs and stop the aliens' approach
Wield telekinetic powers to pick up objects even detached arms and legs and fire them at your enemies
Battle for your life in a terrifying zero-gravity environment
Uncover the mystery behind the crew's terrible end by reading the ship logs, and discover how to stop the aliens' advance
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.