Beyond the Dead Space remake, there are other terrifying moments in the series that we would like to see again.
Dead Space, the horror title released in 2008 and developed by Visceral Games, catapulted itself as one of the scariest games ever thanks to its setting, soundtrack, and restrictive but fair gameplay. This video game soon received a sequel, followed by another installment and even a prequel that expanded its fearsome universe. And now also, the long-awaited Dead Space Remake is being worked on, which has made us think about this special topic.
Throughout this saga, players have faced each other with really terrifying moments. Some caught us by surprise, while others sought disturb us, while mixing with the atmosphere. Scenes like the ones we’re going to show you below were a big part of the franchise’s success, and they’re also the topic that excites us the most when we envision the return of Dead Space in the next generation. So we’ve taken some scenes from the original, and others from its sequels, to tell you about those terrifying moments that we’d love to relive with next-gen graphics.
The first Necromorph
Barely a couple of minutes go by in the spaceship USG Ishimura, when the first Dead Space welcomes us with this scene. The beauty – and terrifying – of this moment is the position, similar to that of the player, in which he is Isaac clarke: relatively “safe” and seeing everything from the spectator seat. It was a great way to introduce us to first enemy of the game.
Introducing Dead Space 2
Similar to the previous video, the first scene of Dead Space 2, makes us warm in seconds. Applying the same formula as in the first meeting inside the USG Ishimura, but multiplying the adrenaline about 10 times, the sequel makes it clear that, despite having more action, does not abandon the terror and moments of tension.
The eye scene
Unlike the other videos, it is possible to skip this terrifying scene in Dead Space 2, but even if you don’t fail the minigame, it’s still nightmare stuff. Provoking the phobia of many players, the eye scene makes you “see” that something could go terribly wrong, if you are not careful, and the game does not fail, delivering the result that everyone expected.
Strikes from a distance?
The first Dead Space didn’t need to fill a room with enemies to give you a good scare. On one of the levels, while we are exploring, we can hear constant hits, which sound louder, as we continue to move forward. When turning a corner, we see that it is a crew member who lost his sanity, hitting his face directly against a wall, until he ends up committing suicide.
The crazed woman
For lack of a better description, this terrifying scene involves another USG Ishimura crew member. Some kind of doctor, she finds sobbing in front of another person, whom, we can assume, he could not save. Although this woman does not represent any danger for the player, it is still a moment that is very engraved in the memory, and not in a pleasant way.
The end of the first Dead Space
Just when the game makes us think that everything is over, it gives us one last scare, which became one of the most remembered by the community. The scene became so popular, which Visceral Games opted for repeat it in the sequel, albeit in a more reassuring way. Jump to the minute 5 o’clock of the video to see the scene in question.
The nursery in Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2 also knew how to introduce new enemies in effective ways. Such is the case of Toddlers, small, baby-like monsters that first appear in the kindergarten. The introductory scene, not only introduces you to his hideous appearance, but his surprise element, which you should be aware of, if you do not want to blow up in a thousand pieces.
The falls in Dead Space: Extraction
The prequel from the first title, called Dead Space: Extraction, It may not have as many scares as other installments, but it definitely presents some moments that gave us goosebumps. One of the most shocking and terrifying is the scene of the suicides, when the space base begins to show the first signs of madness. Keep in mind, that in this title, you you don’t control the movement of the protagonist, giving more strength to this scene than it appears.
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