Dead Space 2 is the second game in the "Dead Space" franchise. It starts with flashbacks from the first game. Dead Space is fun and challenging, but it is NOT for kids younger than 16 or fifteen. Maybe 14 at most, depending on the parent's expectations. The game contains severe violence, language, and gore, but no sexual content. In the game, the player can be decapitated, blown up, crushed, stabbed, impaled, bitten, or vomited on. Yet, the player can shoot, crush, or dismember monsters as well. The game's story line is similar to the first. You play as Isaac Clarke, and you are held in medical treatment for your last encounter with the "Marker" on the Ishimura. Like the first, an alien artifact creates a virus that takes over and mutates crew members of a ship, turning them into ferocious monsters. You must survive and escape the terror. The game does not only focus on killing. You need to read computers, unlock doors, help crew members, and Etc. Dead Space 2 delivers a few good role models, such as bravery and the help of others. But, the message is to survive hideous creatures on a "nearly" abandoned space ship. Also, the monsters are very gruesome and disturbing, and will jump out at you from time to time. And, the fact of being sliced by these creatures or having them vomit acidic bile on your face will be too much for kids under 15 or 16. Dead Space is a good game, with amazing graphics and story. But it still brings out the scare factor.
Dear Parents, I would highly recommend taking a look at this game before letting your child experience it, depending on their age.