Tim Gerrard of TNT Gaming Voice writes, "There have only been a handful of “Survival Horror” releases that have actually made me jump while I was playing. Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill, Doom 4 and Condemned: Criminal Origins to name just a few. The first iteration in the Dead Space series was good at making you jump as well. Introducing us to this universe where things have gone terribly wrong. Dead Space 2 has ramped things up a notch and the game made me jump back in fright almost to the point of self-injury. Yes folks, at certain points this game is that scary."