Word has it that Dead Space began life as a 'skunkworks' project – a hands-off experiment designed to test unproven talent and forge new IP. There are also apocryphal tales of numerous project restarts. Whatever the truth, Redwood Shores can at least take its unenviable reputation – From Russia With Love, anyone? – and blast it out the nearest airlock. With the aforementioned J-horrors approaching difficult fifth instalments, the nightmares resume here.