In space, no one can hear you cut off a monster's arms, slice off its head and stomp its limp body into a blood spewing pile of goop. Well, except for you.
Playing Dead Space should convince those searching for life on other planets is a bad idea. We're not talking E.T. or the passive eggheads in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. They're cute compared to this game's disgusting and twisted monsters that use their human hosts to manipulate flesh and bone into something reminiscent of John Carpenter's horrific film, The Thing. But even they aren't as terrifying as the fear that something dreadful is about to occur, and it's this nervous anticipation that makes this macabre adventure one of the year's most interesting video games.