Variety Reviews Dead Space

Review by Ben Fritz:

"If James Cameron had a dollar for every "Aliens" reference in a videogame over the past 20 years, he could have bought a new Prius. Now, after "Dead Space," he'll be able to cover the budget of "Avatar." Electronic Arts' new sci-fi/horror/action game mixes huge helpings of the genre-defining 1986 movie with ingredients from games like "Bioshock," "Half-Life 2" and "Metroid" into a mix that often impresses but rarely surprises. More gory than frightening, more technically adept than substantive, "Dead Space" will find a healthy crossover aud between gamers and horror fans, but won't leave them with a single new idea to ponder besides the release date of the inevitable sequel."

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