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When the topic of atmosphere comes up, Dead Space certainly knows how to do it right...and it is pretty damn creepy. First off this game needs to be played alone with minimal lighting. Headphones or a system capable of surround sound is essential to obtain the full atmosphere...then get ready.
This game is a perfect mix of combat and story that really gives gamers a memorable and exciting experience for a survival horror. The well designed levels and the setting are rattling because you always feel alone, except for the creatures which always seem to be lurking around you. There are a fair share of startling moments within the game, but what I found most unsettling is the dreary and horrific scenes that you experience as the story progresses. Overall this is a great game that I would recommend to any survival horror fan. The story can be a bit confusing at times but the experience is well rounded and thoroughly enjoyable.
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