Aimforthehead.co.uk writes: "Where's the scare? Well, I'm not quite sure. Dead Space isn't quite horror, and it isn't quite survival, either. In an obvious attempt to revive the genre, it hits a bizarre middle ground; too many clichés and too much ammo make it difficult to be truly terrified. Yet with that said, EA's third-person shooter has its occasional scares, it's occasional "oh shit!" and its occasional "what the fuck!?" -- it's just too bad that you'll probably find these in your usual daily soap opera, too."