Things were always bound to get messy. After the contained terror of one man alone on a creepy mining cruiser stranded in space, events soon accelerated to encompass other, larger environments and more expansive set-pieces. Corpses were dismembered, needles jabbed in eyes and every loud noise threatened to ruin your underwear but amongst the oppressive atmosphere there was a greater focus placed on explosions, destruction and waves of enemies. Isaac Clarke’s third outing sees this exponential increase in action reach its peak, pitting our ‘regular Joe’ against the Necromorph scourge, ‘taking down the terror’ as the tagline would have you believe. Excising the second title’s multiplayer for a campaign designed with co-op play in mind, Dead Space 3 sends Isaac and new B.F.F. Carver to the icy planet of Tau Volantis in search of the source of the Necromorphs.