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D+PAD: Dante's Inferno Reviewed

Dante's Inferno may be only the second new-IP current-generation title from Visceral Games, but already the developer seems to have established a trademark of turning out highly derivative genre pieces whose overall slickness – and innate understanding of what makes particular genres work – ultimately overrides the more negative issues, the biggest one being a lack of originality. In all fairness Dead Space was a more individual work than its reputation may suggest; in amongst the overt nods to sci-fi cinema and survival horror classics were little touches – the forensic dismembering of limbs, the absence of sound as you step into space for the first time – that helped lift the experience into one of the most tense, tightly controlled games and plain scary games since Resident Evil 4. It's a little harder to be so generous with Dante's Inferno.

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