Despite how fast technology can grow, the chances of failure will always catch up to it. Enter the story. When something on a ship goes wrong, you catch wind of it and receive its distress signal. But oh noes! You have found this particular distress call has lured you into a dangerous situation.
Lord knows how many times you have heard and played through situations like this, but EA Redwood Shores doesn't seem to care. Welcome to Dead Space, their latest project. The game puts you in the shoes of Isaac Clarke, a space engineer working for Concordance Extraction Corporation. The ship you're heading after is one that breaks down dead planets into valuable ore for the corporation.