You Can Get Dead Space 2 For Free On Steam
We don't throw the title of "best horror game" around lightly, and while many would probably agree Visceral Games' Dead Space 2 doesn't deserve the crown, there are likely just as many that think it does.
If you're a fan of Isaac Clarke's second outing, you aren't alone. Despite it not being as much of a commercial success as EA would've liked, it was enough to warrant Dead Space 3. Sadly, Dead Space is much like Rocksteady's Arkham games and looks like it peaked with No. 2.
How Can You Get Dead Space 2 For Free?
EA Motive is building the OG Dead Space from the ground up, meaning we'll finally get a new-gen version of Isaac's origin. If you pre-order the remake, you'll get a Steam copy of Dead Space 2 on release day.
If you haven't played Dead Space 2, where have you been? Here, Clarke wakes up three years after he narrowly survived the events of the USG Ishimura. After finding an artefact known as the Marker, Isaac is on a giant space station called the Sprawl while it orbits Saturn.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out there are more nightmarish visions and Necromorphs to contend with. We won't spoil what happens here, but because we've already mentioned Dead Space 3, you'll know the story at least continues somehow.
Despite EA's notoriously weighty expectations, it didn't matter that Dead Space 2 earned a 90 Metacritic score on some platforms. Somehow, the publisher deemed it a commercial failure, which we imagine went some way to the shuttering of Visceral in 2017
When Is The Dead Space Remake Out?
The Dead Space remake is coming out on January 27, and to be honest, we'd quite like our free copy of Dead Space 2 now. It also takes a leap of faith to stump up the $60/£60 remake before the reviews come in. After all, we all know what happened to the GTA Trilogy.
Let's hope it does better than the recent release of The Callisto Protocol, which dropped as something of a Dead Space clone. Even nabbing Dead Space's Glen Scofield as Game Director, The Callisto Protocol was as much of a Dead Space spiritual successor as Ken Levine's Judas is to BioShock.
If the Dead Space remake is a hit, we can see EA Motive going down the Capcom route of remaking old Resident Evil games for modern systems. You only have to look at the success of 2019's Resident Evil 2 and 2020's Resident Evil 3 - as well as the hype surrounding 2023's Resident Evil 4 - to see there's money to made.
In the meantime, why not try out the Dead Space remake and then jump straight into the OG Dead Space 2 to see what happens next?