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Are There Differences Between Dead Space Remake & the Original?

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Here are all of the differences between the EA Dead Space remake and the original game, including Intensity Director & a voiced protagonist.

Remakes of older games are an ongoing phenomenon in the industry. From beautiful, high-quality graphics to reworked and improved gameplay mechanics, they have the potential to let you relive the nostalgia of a game you loved playing in the past or to provide the best version of an older title for a new player to fall in love with for the first time. The Dead Space remake has followed in the footsteps of these remakes with several key differences from the original game that take it to the next level and make it a remake worth looking forward to.

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The Main Differences Between the Dead Space Remake and the Original

  • Expanded narrative that builds on the original, including the addition of lore that was originally featured in sequels and comics
  • A complete visual overhaul of the art
  • Big improvements to character models with new high-quality models
  • Vastly superior lighting that makes the most of modern capabilities
  • New and improved visual effects
  • Fully overhauled sound design (including the protagonist having a voice now)
  • General improvements to the strategic gameplay and combat, including an “Intensity Director” to keep dangers unpredictable

It will be interesting to see how the complete visual overhaul of the original will add to the experience in the remake. Having new and more realistic character models as well as updated enemies and lighting should really up the immersion. New and improved visual effects and sound design will also ensure that the horror element is on full display to keep things tense, complementing the work of the Intensity Director.

The expanded narrative likewise gives players of the original 2008 Dead Space an incentive to give the game a try and explore what new content is on offer for players to experience in this giant spaceship.

That’s all there is to know about the differences between the Dead Space remake and the original game.

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Alex Berry
Alex Berry is a freelance contributor at The Escapist. His coverage ranges from funny takes on the latest games to a whole bunch of guide content. Alex is a jack of all trades when it comes to games, playing almost every new title that shows promise. From RPGs to shooters, all the way through to sports games, he plays it all, although he does have a soft spot for turn-based RPGs having started out his gaming journey with a copy of Pokémon Red on the original Game Boy. Alex has a master's degree in Business and is fascinated by online game economies, often spending a lot of time finding ways to maximize wealth in these games (but he should really be doing that in real life instead).