Dead Space 3 trailer distinguishes single-player fear from co-op destruction


The first Dead Space was lonely and unsettling. No one yelled about how much everything sucked or checked to see if I was alright, and I liked that, so Dead Space 3's co-op mode concerns me. Will this new focus kill the mood? The latest trailer acknowledges my concern and tries to make all my worries go away. Single-player is about confronting fears, it says, while co-op is where I'll "take down the terror."

Those sound like two very different experiences, so I'm curious to see just how different they are, and how well Dead Space 3 does both. Can it pull off a sense of isolation in one mode and a sense of camaraderie in the other? And is it going for either? We've previously heard conflicting messages about just what kind of mood Dead Space 3 is after.

I don't know, but there is at least one thing I can tell from the trailer: it features excellent sound effects for gurgley, squishy things. Shbbblargle.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.