"The box version of the game does ship with the notorious SecuROM security system, and although I normally condemn anti-piracy efforts for mostly hurting legitimate consumers, I haven't had a problem with it. An active internet connection is required for running the game initially but since then I don't think I've been required to be online. I estimate that I clocked about 10 to 12 hours of gameplay at the time of completion. I say estimate because for some reason my in-game timer seems to have reset once or twice and I still haven't figured that out yet. Dead Space, despite some of its shortcomings in the control system and interfaces, still manages to be a very complete and satisfying game. It may seem like I have nitpicked a lot in this review, but I really wanted to point out the myriad of easily fixable flaws that could have made this a near perfect game for me."