Along with LittleBigPlanet and Fallout 3 , Dead Space represented the cream of the crop last month, and with a ton of games releasing at once, that's pretty damn impressive. And hey, there's plenty of incentive to finish it: unlock the goodies and play it again!

You unlock a horde of interesting things upon completing the freaky survival/horror title, and many are talking about the extra bonuses. First up, all the back story logs are now available, which is great news for those who really dug the story. They also toss you 50,000 credits and 10 Power Nodes, which we are usable in a new game (or a New Game+ of sorts). Those credits will put you halfway to affording the Level 6 Military Suit (which costs 99,000), which is also made available upon completion of your adventure. Oh, and you do unlock Impossible Mode, but perhaps that's only for the hardcore who want to see how long they can survive. It might not be so "impossible," though, considering you can start with all your previously acquired upgrades, equipment and credits. Those of you who love the experience – and there are a lot of you out there – probably just want to go through the game once more; it really is that fun and absorbing. If not, well…perhaps another holiday release won't deliver, and you can always go back to the guaranteed goodness of Dead Space .

EA scored a huge hit with this one, and they've set the bar for Capcom's Resident Evil 5 , which will release in March. RE and Silent Hill have been around for a while, but did we just see the start of a new – and very formidable contender – in the survival/horror franchise competition? Yep, I think we did.

Related Game(s): Dead Space

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TheRaPtuRe
TheRaPtuRe
12 years ago

the best game ive played this gen!

TheRaPtuRe
TheRaPtuRe
12 years ago

.. and ive played mgs4, gta4 and all the other big hitters

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
12 years ago

TheRaPtuRe, I actually agree with you. Even after playing LittleBigPlanet, I have more fun with Dead Space. Although it's probably because Survival Horror is my favorite genre thanks to RE and Fatal Frame.

Anyway, good to hear about all the extras, I haven't read much about this game because I don't want anything spoiled for me. Thank you for leaving out important plot points, Mr. Dutka!

CaptRon
CaptRon
12 years ago

Fallout 3 is creepier than Dead Space and its not even a horror game. That is pretty bad if you ask me.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
12 years ago

lol at the ridiculousness of this post, but we are entitled to our opinions. Fallot 3 has NO scary factors to it, NONE at all

Fabi
Fabi
12 years ago

The only thing scary about Fallout 3 are the visuals and the third-person camera.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Haven't beat Dead Space yet, I decided to interrupt my mission to play Eternal Sonata, but sometimes delaying the end of a game can be a good thing 🙂

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

Just for your information. I am playing on Impossible mode and the only thing that came to it was the bonuses gained at the end of the game. It does not save upgrades or purchases.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

Advent Child, to have all your old stats you have to load your completed save and it will begin the game, though you cant change to impossible mode or any other difficulty, if you want to start a different difficulty you have to go on new game and start without you stats. Impossible Mode would'nt be a challenge if you had all your goodies would it 🙂

Also just bought the suit, i dont like the design if im honest.

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

I know, the article says you can bring your upgrades into impossible mode, I was clarifying that.

watchit
watchit
12 years ago

I beat dead space how do you start Impossible mode with extras? Started game but didn't get anything.

Zorigo
Zorigo
12 years ago

patch? mabe it will be out soon if it isn't out already.

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

Impossible mode is only available when you complete the game before you turn it back off. If you turn the game off you lose impossible mode. You have to start a new game right after you beat it and save at the first save point.

Zorigo
Zorigo
12 years ago

i'm not bothered with dead space although i know its good. and i mean good. however, i would like to see RE5 do well, it looks good despite the controversy. (to be quite frank i dont give a crap about the controversy.)

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

Just completed it now, great game i completed it with 49% Trophies, thers only one thing that bothered me, I only liked the Plasma Cutter i found all the other weapons useless and very weak against enemies, did anyone else find this?

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

yeah plasma cutter is the most trusted

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

Different weapons were good for different enemies. I found the line gun extremely good against the scorpion type enemies and the pregnants, while the contact gun is extremely good against the hulking miniboss type enemies. There were definitely other good weapons but those two plus the cutter were my favorite. And then some were useless. *cough* flamethrower *cough*

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

I can't believe the love this game is getting. I might just have to get it.