Origin On the House Page announces
that Dead Space
is the latest free
game offered through EA's giveaway program. All that's required is an Origin
account, and once downloaded, the game is yours to keep. It's been almost 10
years since this was first released, so here's a refresher:
You are Isaac
Clarke, an engineer on the spacecraft USG Ishimura. You're not a warrior. You're
not a soldier. You are, however, the last line of defense between the remaining
living crew and deadly reanimated corpses. The undead have become Necromorphs;
horrific zombie-alien hybrids that won't succumb to traditional means.
Fortunately, your offense is equally unique, as the high-powered mining tools at
your disposal provide the means to fight against the threat.
Messy monster slaying. The Necromorphs are unlike any enemies you've seen
before. Headshots do about as much damage to them as flicking rubber bands. To
survive, you'll need to dismember their insect-like limbs, one at a time.
Improvised weapons. There aren't many traditional firearms aboard the Ishimura,
but there's plenty of stopping power in Isaac's toolkit. Send horizontal or
vertical blasts of energy at enemies with the Plasma Cutter, remotely control a
high-speed sawblade with the Disc Ripper, and fill hallways with wide swaths of
destruction with the Line Gun. Switch things up with alternate fire modes, and
purchase upgrades to increase ammo, power, and reload speed.
Real-time attacks. Whatever you do, donít drop your guard. Everything takes
place in real-time. That means any action you take, whether it be reloading or
digging through your inventory, gives the Necromorphs a perfect opportunity to
attack. This nightmare has just begun and itís up to get to the bottom of what