Dead Space 3 Highlights August's Games With Gold
The final entry of the trilogy is free to Xbox Live Gold gamers in August.
Back in April, Xbox Live subscribers got the excellent survival horror game Dead Space 2 for free as a part of the Games With Gold program. Now, they will have an opportunity to play the final game in the franchise as Dead Space 3 will be free to download from August 1st through the 15th. Unlike previous entries, Dead Space 3 can be be played cooperatively with one other player from start to finish.
Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools.
The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Amplify the action with Kinect and add voice to your arsenal in single player or co-op.
• Play the full campaign in online co-op or single player
• Create custom weapons
• Add voice to the action with Kinect
It is worth noting that Dead Space 3 has more action game elements than its predecessors and lacks the same tense atmosphere, which is further affected by the cooperative game play. It is still a great game, however, and is worth a playthrough if only to see how Isaac Clarke's story ends. As with all Games With Gold titles, Dead Space 3 is backwards compatible on the Xbox One.
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