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