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.


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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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.