About Us | Game Reviews | Feature Articles | Podcast | Best Work | Forums | Shop | Review Game

Visceral Games

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Review

The Devil's Backside

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Screenshot

HIGH Some melee kills are decently animated.

LOW An utter lack of excitement from start to finish.

WTF The Devil doesn't even make an appearance in this game. Liars!

Dead Space 3 Review

In Space, No One Can Hear Me Yawn

Dead Space 3 Screenshot

HIGH Dismembering Necromorphs still offers some visceral thrills.

LOW Being forced to fight wave after wave of cannon fodder enemies in the game's multiple kill rooms.

WTF Ellie's romantic interests seem to change pretty easily.

Dead Space 2 Second Opinion

Hallways… In… Spaaaaaaaaaaace!

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

HIGH The second half of the game.

LOW The first half of the game.

WTF Why is there so much filler here?

The slow decay of survival horror

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

Survival horror games aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, they were about survival and horror. It makes sense. It's what the genre is called, after all. These titles would encompass qualities of mystery and exploration as the player fought to stay alive with every step. Over the years, they've increasingly become about action, gunfights, and an overload of cheap jump scares. I prefer the former, despite a plethora of the latter.

[REDACTED] and Dead Space 2--Double snooze!

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

After putting [REDACTED] aside, I moved on to Dead Space 2. It wasn't high on my list of things to play this year, but I've heard several people say that it was a serious contender as their Game of the Year, and several more say that it's going to be on their top ten of 2011. After getting through about a third of it, I can’t imagine why anyone would think so highly of it.

Video: Add deadly lasers to replica Dead Space plasma cutter

Ever bought a limited edition version of a game and walked away with something that was actually worth the extra cash you paid? No? Well, maybe you can do something about it. Maybe that special packed-in hunk of plastic just needed some tinkering. Maybe it just needed some lasers. That is what YouTube's kipkay did with the cute replica plasma cutter that came with Dead Space 2—he turned it awesome.

By the way, our lawyers told us to caution you that this looks dangerous. Do not try this at home. And if you do, do not blame us for burning your balloons, figurines or eyeballs.

Video: Add deadly lasers to replica Dead Space plasma cutter

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 53: Portal 2, Dead Space 2 and Potpourri

We're back! Again! Join us for captivating spoiler-free discussions of Portal 2 and Dead Space 2. Plus: the merits of silent protagonists, PSN madness, Chi buys a 3DS, Mike subscribes to Final Fantasy XIV, Tim loses it over Dante's Inferno, and so much more. We were just so happy to hear each other's voices, we couldn't stop gabbing. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "Chance" Spaeth.

Download: Right click here and select "Save Target As..."
Subscribe: iTunes | Zune | RSS

Links:

Please send feedback and mailbag questions to podcast (at) gamecritics (dot) com.

Dead Space 2 Review

In Space, No One Can Hear Your Strings

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

HIGH The desperate and well-conceived opening moments of the game.

LOW The conceptually lazy final level.

WTF Why don't they just lock Clarke out of the maintenance tunnels?

Dress like Dead Space's Issac Clarke, keep street cred

Dead Space - Isaac Clarke Advance RIG Hoodie

Do you love Dead Space? Do you love Dead Space so much that you want to look like its protagonist Issac Clarke? What if you are too insecure to go all out and dress up in a full-on the engineer's suit? Well, you might be in luck.

The Horror Geek presents: Official launch trailer for Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

Dead Space 2, the long-awaited sequel to Electronic Arts' hit survival horror title, is due to hit retailers in just two weeks. To make sure that the hype reaches a fever pitch, the company has released the official launch trailer for the title. Looks good.

Code of Conduct

Comments are subject to approval/deletion based on the following criteria:
1) Treat all users with respect.
2) Post with an open-mind.
3) Do not insult and/or harass users.
4) Do not incite flame wars.
5) Do not troll and/or feed the trolls.
6) No excessive whining and/or complaining.

Please report any offensive posts here.

For more video game discussion with the our online community, become a member of our forum.

Our Game Review Philosophy and Ratings Explanations.

About Us | Privacy Policy | Review Game | Contact Us | Twitter | Facebook |  RSS
Copyright 1999–2010 GameCritics.com. All rights reserved.