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This Is The Wii's Wonderful Dead Space On The PS3

Dead Space Extraction is one of my favorite games on the Wii and it's been re-issued as a PlayStation 3 game. I've tried it. It holds up.

I've captured portions of Extraction's first level, as it is rendered on the PlayStation 3. I got the game as part of the Dead Space 2 PS3 collector's edition (the $80 version.) You can also get the game bundled with the "Limited Edition," I'm told. That version sells for $60.


Extraction didn't look that much rougher on the Wii than it does on the PS3. As far as I'm concerned, the game is attractive on either system, thanks in no small part to strong architectural art direction and excellent camera work. The game is almost entirely on-rails, so think of it as a glorified light-gun shooter. I guarantee, though, that you won't feel like you're merely in some pop-up shooting gallery should you play the game. You control it with a PlayStation Move, which behaves much as the Wii Remote did.

(I haven't tried it, but I'm told you can play Extraction with a regular PS3 DualShock, if that's all you've got.)

Take a look at someone else's play-through of Extraction's first level on the Wii, if you'd like to see a comparison.


I don't know if EA will offer Extraction as a standalone download for PS3, nor whether they'll ever release it for the Xbox 360. But if you are at all considering the game, I encourage you to read my Wii Dead Space Extraction review. Dead Space Extraction is a superb light-gun shooter.

UPDATE: You can indeed buy and download Dead Space Extraction for the PS3 as a standalone purchase on the PlayStation Network. Thanks to everyone who pointed that out.

The recently-revealed upcoming expansion to Dead Space 2, Severed, will be an extension to Extraction.


(By the way, I hear Dead Space 2 is pretty good too.)

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so wait, i just want to be clear.

even if i buy the 60.00 version and not the collectors edition, i still get Extraction?

if so, awesome.

i was getting the game anyways, but extraction being in there sweetens the pot.