DG:he survival-horror genre gets such a bad rap these days that it’s tempting to overlook them for games with a frantic gunplay, co-op multiplayer elements, customizable weapons or … wait, that’s actually what Dead Space 3 offers. Not often one to take franchise risks, EA made a massive gamble years ago on an untested studio with an unknown IP in a survival-horror genre that had been seemingly owned by Konami for eons. Now three games in, the Dead Space series has made EA look the part of a sage investor, with a franchise that’s made survival-horror cool again. Granted, the “horror” part is a bit of a misnomer now, as you’re not liable to be truly scared by anything in Dead Space 3. But survival and cool are here in spades — as are some hiccups along the way.