Dead Space 3 was released worldwide today on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Although it was one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, Dead Space 3 has thus far received fairly mixed review scores from critics. The Xbox 360 version of the game currently holds an aggregate review score of just 79 on Metacritic. Compared to the 89 the first Dead Space game got from critics in 2008 and the 90 that Dead Space 2 received in 2011, a 79 is pretty disappointing.
Visceral Games also announced today the first upcoming downloadable content for the game called Awakened. Awakened is set to be released in March and will be available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99 on PS3 and PC).
“With Dead Space 3 our goal was to evolve the franchise bringing in innovative new features like drop-in/drop-out co-op, weapon crafting, and an engaging atmosphere while still retaining the incredible suspense, horror, action and sound that the series is known for,” said Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games and Executive Producer on Dead Space 3.
“Gamers are going to be thrown in and out of space, taken to a violent new ice planet and allowed to explore several different abandoned spaceships and caves. But we’re not stopping there. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, gamers will experience some of the most disturbing content they have ever seen in a Dead Space game – they are going to love it.”