The Surprise Dead Space Game You Need to PlayBrian Crecente1/25/11 10:00amFiled to: ClipsDead space hdipadImpressionsTopEaElectronic ArtsGaming app of the dayGizmodoio92761EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink This week I found myself doing something I've never done before with an iPad. Playing a game, not to pass time, but because it was fun, frightening and I wanted to see what was going to happen next.AdvertisementGaming on the iPhone and iPad is for me a diversion, something I do to take the edge off of flying or kill the moments while waiting in an office. It's certainly never been something I go out of my way to do. At least not until now.This week I found myself forgoing my DS, my PSP, my consoles, instead spending my free time laying in bed, or sitting at a chair, earphones tucked into my ears, bent over the iPad trying not to die.In Dead Space HD, which sells for $10, you take on the role of an engineer, code named Vandal, recruited by the Church of Unitology to wreak a bit of havoc in the sprawl. Shortly into your first mission Vandal realizes that what's he's doing is unleashing a Necromorph infection on the Sprawl, the Saturn city featured in Dead Space 2. They story is a table-setter for Dead Space 2, which hits consoles and the computer today.