Dead Space 3 Highlights August's Games With Gold

The final entry of the trilogy is free to Xbox Live Gold gamers in August.

By L.B. Lubomski

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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.

Will you be downloading this final chapter of the Dead Space trilogy? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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