It’s no secret that EA and Visceral have plans for Dead Space post-release of this third instalment. It’s also no secret that this could be the last game that focuses on series protagonist, Isaac Clarke. That’s not spoiling or revealing anything about the storyline, but it does help set the scene for this review, while also putting a certain sense of pressure on Dead Space 3 from the outset.
For instance, if this is to be Isaac’s last game, then this needs to round out the trilogy and give his story some closure. It also needs to take the great ideas that have made Dead Space so great over the years and successfully produce something that remains faithful to the series’ roots, while offering a new game that’s fresh and enticing.