all depends, if u like horror, space age reality and hollow darkness with very frighting sudden encounters then dead space is for you. Let me tell you something, i bought Dead space the day it was released; paid full price cuz my friends kept telling me id like it. Not even 15 minutes into played i took the game out of my ps3, put it back in the case and rushed back to gamestop and the guy was like WTF?? i said just told him i crapped my pants at the beginning and after a few minutes of gameplay i got very scared of the creatures in it. This was the shortest game i ever played in history, thats how much it scared me. I never even bothered with dead space 2 and so on.
I like the story of it, and I am genuinely scared by some events that were in Dead Space 2. I think of it as a much scarier game than Dead Space 1, and the environment is much more grounded than the halls of the Ishimura, which makes it all that much scarier.
The plot is disturbing enough to make it not quite scary in itself, but the more you think about it, the more you start to question the Marker. I still don't know what the Markers truly are beyond what is told to us in the games. I know there's more and I know there's something sinister behind it.
You want scary though? Play Dead Space 2 on Hardcore. 3 saves. That's it. Choose wisely.
Since I haven't played Dead Space 3 beyond the demo, I can't say whether the game is scary or not. Don't forget, Isaac has been fighting these things for 3 years now if not more. He shouldn't be that afraid, and neither should we. The demo eased us into the fact that yes, things are a bit different now, but at the core, Dead Space still plays like the others.
But I want to see how this story ends. Regardless of whether I like it or not, I have to play it. Then I have to play it again in co-op because of the unique dialogue.
3 wasn't half as bad as I expected it to be. The changes made were all fairly obvious and they sort of felt like they were lingering around but they didn't hurt the game. Not to mention that most of the annoying stuff like micro-transactions and day one DLC can be completely ignored.
Dead Space 1- It has many cliche pop scares, but overall good. It's atmosphere is creepy and some areas can be pretty tense. If you want a real fun time: play on the hardest difficulty in the dark. Tensest shit ever. 8.5/10
Dead Space 2- Shorter and faster than 1, and more combat oriented, but still a pretty good game. Plus, Online! 8/10
Dead Space 3- Take everything that made Dead Spaces 1 and 2 fun (atmosphere, scariness, lonely feeling) and toss it into a paper shredder. It's a slower paced Gears of War in the snow. Shit game. 0/10 Would not even bother pirating.
Also, the games aren't exactly costly. You can get both of them from anywhere between 5-10 bucks, and Steam has them in a bundle that usually drops to about the same price range during Steam sales.
But if you are getting them on a console, get them for PS3. Dead Space 2 comes with an additional full spin-off game that originally was released for the Wii that is a well done stand alone product and it serves as a prequel to the first game.
Yes. It is worth it. The first game does have some tedious bits with turret sequences, but the second game got rid of them. It's probably one of the deepest third person shooter/survival games I've ever played. Everything about it has an extensive focus to detail and variety. I literally got over 200 hours out of the games, just from trying various weapons and strategies and upgrading all the equipment you unlock over the course of the game. It also has New Game + and an at least half-decent competitive MP in Dead Space 2. Dead Space 2 and 3 have demos, and 3 looks to be the most promising and challenging entry yet.