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Dead Space: Extraction (2009) Game Information

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Eurocom, Visceral Games


Electronic Arts


Action (Light Gun, Rail Shooter)


This Wii-exclusive entry in the "Dead Space" franchise is a prequel to the original game. Learn the background of the Aegis VII space colony that first encountered the horrific Necromorph infection.

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Gaming God

12/13/2022 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Dead Space: Extraction"

Lightgun shooter based in the Dead Space universe, the mechanics of which work well for the transfer to this particular genre. Add a coherent and properly fleshed out narrative which is unusual for this type of game, and it feels quite unique. The only niggle is that the structure relies upon a "stars earned" system to progress which essentially means you have infinite continues, compromising the sense of danger which makes me prefer the Resident Evil Chronicles games. But that doesn't stop it from being one of the best examples of the genre around.

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01/02/2013 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

A Rail Shooter with a Decent Story, Who Knew?

Dead Space: Extraction by no means advances or innovates the rail shooter genre, but instead takes its best elements to make an all-around solid game experience.

For those who have played the original Dead Space, you will find yourself on familiar ground. Several times during the game you'll be shooting enemies in the same spots on the ship and surface as you did in the first game. If you haven't played the first Dead Space, you will likely be a bit confused as to what is going on and it will probably be much more difficult finding the most efficient way to kill the enemies on the screen. So, I highly recommend playing the first game before taking this on...which is unfortunate considering that this game is a Wii game and Dead Space came out on the other two consoles.

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