When it comes to sci-fi horror games, Dead Space is one of the classics. If you haven’t tried it yet then now is the chance since Origin is giving you a free copy of the game through its platform.
Dead Space is a horror third-person shooter set in a sci-fi scenery following the struggle of the protagonist, Isaac Clarke inside the claustrophobic corridors of an interstellar mining ship, the USG Ishimura. If you are a fan of the horror genre then this one must be on your watch list (if not played already) since its dark environment and monster jumpscares will give you all the thrill you need.
As a part of a new promotion, Electronic Arts is now offering Dead Space for free through Origin, be quick though because this offer won’t be around for long. This offer has been available 4 years ago, in 2014, so if you missed it then make sure to grab a copy of it this time.
The game is the proud creation of Visceral Games, the studio Electronic Arts has shut down some months ago, creating an uproar in the whole industry. With the closure of Visceral the future of Dead Space looks dim. Former Dead Space Art Director, Ian Milham, has previously stated on Reddit that Dead Space IP might not ever escape EA’s grasp. According to him, EA has invested a lot of money in the Dead Space IP and the company will never let it go, certainly not for cheap.
That being said, the Dead Space franchise may be done with but is one that deserves a place on your video game shelf. It might never get the credits for being a masterpiece of the genre like Resident Evil, but the series will, for sure, never be forgotten.
Dead Space isn’t needy so you can try it even on a low-end system. However, here are the PC system requirements:
- For Windows XP (SP2) or Vista
- 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
- 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)
- NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS, and 8500 are below minimum system requirements)
- ATI X1600 Pro or better (X1300, X1300 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
- 256MB Video Card and Shader Model 3.0 required
- The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
- At least 7.5GB of hard drive space for installation, plus additional space for saved games.
Dead Space is developed by Visceral Games (Previously known as EA Redwood Shores) and was released on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in October 2008. This is one of those games you must play before you die.
Go give it a try, pay Visceral Games the respect they deserve after being disbanded.