Parents' Guide to

Dead Space 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Very scary shooter with severe violence, gore, and cussing.

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age 15+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 18+

Very Gory

It is very gory with intense violence if you like scary horror games with a lot of Gore and blood and violence you're going to like this game there's one part of the game where if you press the wrong button your eye gets poked in and it's not off screen. They move the camera in close so you can see all the Gory details if you faint because of blood and gore and violence don't play this game. Then at the beginning I'm not going a necromoph sticks its long claw to the back of someone and it can be really scary. So if you don't like blood and gore or eye pokes or intense violence don't play this game.
age 18+

No one under 18

One of the most goriest games in the world extremely scary and has lots of gore. Extreme Violence Strong Language(f--k,f--ker,sh-t,bullsh-t) Lots of Gore

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (43 ):

Dead Space 2 is terrifyingly good -- if you can stomach the gore and you enjoy fright-filled moments. You'll acquire many high-tech weapons, melee attacks, and powers such as telekinesis, which allow you to pull objects toward you (such as a nearby crowbar or even human bodies) and push them back toward the various types of Necromorphs. Along with wandering the creepy corridors and rooms on the Sprawl, Dead Space 2 also lets you visit other locations not revealed in this review for fear of spoiling the surprises. The game features high-definition graphics, cinematic camera angles, and Hollywood-quality music and sound effects. Along with the solo campaign, which should last about 12 hours, multiplayer has been added to the franchise with online support for up to 4-on-4 matches. Electronic Arts' mature space adventure lives up to the hype and sets the bar high for other videogames in 2011. But be sure you like being scared before you buy, as this is one to play with the lights off and speakers turned up.

Online interaction: Gamers can take the fight online against human opponents (humans versus Necromorphs), up to four-on-four, and chat with each other via headset microphone to strategize. Language is not filtered and can be unpredictable.

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