Dead Space Remake on Steam offers double the terror with a free game

More Isaac is always good.

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Players have discovered that pre-ordering the highly anticipated Dead Space Remake on Steam rewards them with a free game in their library. The free game is the original Dead Space 2, meaning players can immediately finish Dead Space Remake and head straight to the sequel. This version of Dead Space 2 is not a remake and is the original title released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 way back in 2011.

At the time of this writing, the free copy of Dead Space 2 appears to only be available on the Steam store. The upcoming Dead Space Remake will only cover the original game, initially launched on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2008. The Dead Space remake was rumored for a while before being officially announced in 2021. The developers at Motive Studios gave fans their first look at the title in a Dead Space livestream back in March 2022. EA later announced the game would release on January 27, and it officially went gold in December 2022.

Dead Space follows the story of engineer Isaac Clarke, who gets stranded on a mining starship called the USG Ishimura. The USG Ishimura is infected with mutated monstrosities, and Isaac needs to go through all parts of the starship to find his missing girlfriend, Nicole. Original Isaac Clarke voice actor Gunner Wright returns to reprise his classic performance.

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The original Dead Space achieved critically acclaimed for its intense atmosphere and large selection of customizable guns. The weapons allowed gamers different ways to slay their enemies and made the title a must-play for horror fans. The game had two sequels, but the franchise has been dormant since the final Dead Space 3 DLC in 2013. The Dead Space Remake will be the first piece Dead Space content released in nearly ten years, and is scheduled to launch on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.