Andygoes writes, "Dead Space's story is a little bit like Half-Life meets DOOM III. The HL part comes in because, instead of being a big, bad, 'roid-driven space marine, you're a mute space engineer (maybe Isaac's last name is Freeman). It's also part DOOM III because, unlike HL, this game takes place in space and has abominations. We'll throw in a little Halo to the mix because the enemies are just as disgusting as the Flood. So, if you can imagine a little bit of those three games rolled in to one, you have the general idea of Dead Space; the mute protagonist engineer and his crew responds to a distress call from a ship that is badly damaged, arrives to meet the hordes of hell and - just like Halo's Flood - the baddies aren't dead when you think they should be..."