ESRB Rating: M
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Review by: John Gustafson
Last year’s horror title for the PS3 and 360, Dead Space, changed the way players and fans viewed the genre from then on. It reinvigorated the perception of what horror games could be with an inventive combat system and a truly scary experience that players had not fought through for quite some time. Dead Space Extraction may be a genre switch, but it does for rail shooters what the original did for horror.
Extraction smartly serves as a prequel to Dead Space, telling the tale of a mining colony extracting a mysterious artifact on Aegis VII, a small group’s escape to the planet-cracking ship Ishimura, and the terrors they fight once they arrive. Make no mistake about it – this is 100 percent Dead Space in tone, theme and style. (more…)