Parents' Guide to

Dead Space 3

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody, gory sci-fi action sequel, now with co-op support.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

No one under 18

CSM rated it "Not for Kids" PEGI rated it 18 and this game deserves it. Lots of gore Extreme Violence Strong language(f--k,sh-t,f--ker)
age 18+

no

it is too bloody stick too the call of duty games

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (14 ):

DEAD SPACE 3 is a stellar sequel that won't disappoint fans of the original Dead Space (2008) or Dead Space 2 (2011) -– as it retains its intense action yet adds new features such as online cooperative (co-op) play. However, this sequel doesn't quite deliver the "fear factor" found in its predecessors. As with the first two games in the series, this is a third-person action game that has Clarke (or Carver) aim and fire a number of upgradeable weapons at alien creatures, temporarily freeze time through Stasis powers, use Kinesis to manipulate objects from a distance (handy for puzzle-solving), fly through the air in Zero-G missions, and scavenge the environment for med packs, ammo, weapon parts, and other items to help you stay alive long enough to fight against this evil force. Along with crafting your own weapons, online co-op is the standout feature of this game. To play co-op, however, be aware you need to sign up for an Origin account –- EA's gaming service -- if you don't have one already. Plus, a code in the box is also required for online play. Some gamers might not like either of these restrictions, so be aware before you buy. On that note, those who rent the game won't be able to play co-op if the code has already been used.

If the PlayStation 3 version we tested is any indication, Dead Space 3 is an excellent sci-fi action thriller for one or two players –- whether you're a fan of the franchise or brand new to it. While not as creepy, it's bigger and better than previous games, and will no doubt keep you glued to your TV or PC for many hours on end. Note: The game is the same for all three platforms, except the Xbox 360 version also supports voice commands via Kinect.

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