Anthony Taormina of Game Rant writes, "The first Dead Space was a hauntingly exciting romp through the spaceship Ishimura, boasting more gore and frights per minute than practically any game of this generation. In Dead Space 2, developer Visceral Games attempts to take all that was great about the first game and push it to its maximum potential in hopes of jump-starting a franchise.
While the first game found the right balance of action and horror, can the second game repeat its success? With much larger aspirations, does Dead Space 2 leave gamers scared to turn every corner in a good way, or in a bad way? Read on to find out."