Dead Space Series Alternatives and Similar Games

If Dead Space Series left a mark on your gamer's heart and you're looking for more games like Dead Space, the list below will help you out.

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Games Like Dead Space Series

The Dead Space franchise is one of the best video game horror series around. With developer Visceral Games sadly shutdown, we most likely won’t see any actual entry anytime soon, or ever. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other great games like Dead Space to scratch that horror itch. Check them out right down below!

Prey game preview


For more sci-fi horror action, Prey is your choice. This atmospheric first-person title is loaded with variety when it comes to gameplay, letting you upgrade various skills, craft cool gadgets and more to help you throughout your adventure in a space station loaded with diverse aliens. It’s not exactly the same of course, but Prey could easily become your favorite game if you give it a go.
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Evil Within Series

These third-person survival horror games put you in the shoes of detective Sebastian Castellanos stuck in a nightmarish world which has all sorts of messy things. Using stealth is a necessity, and carefully managing your ammunition is a must. Use traps against various abominations and more. Made by Shinji Mikami, if you’re looking for more great horror games that mix horror and action, then The Evil Within games are for you.
Resident Evil Series game preview

Resident Evil Series

If it hadn’t been for this horror franchise, especially for the innovative Resident Evil 4, then we wouldn’t have had the Dead Space we have today. Dead Space took heavy inspiration; it’s basically Resident Evil in space. While the initial first few entries Capcom made aren’t third-person, the newer ones are, and there’s even a first-person entry. Overall, the Resident Evil franchise is loaded with diversity, with some entries giving you that true, atmospheric horror feel, while others pack a lot of action into the mix. If you’ve never played a Resident Evil game before, and would prefer to jump into one that is third-person, then maybe going into the remake of the 2nd installment would be a great start, as it turns it from a fixed-camera perspective single-player game into a highly-detailed third-person horror experience.
SOMA game preview


From the developers of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA is a first-person sci-fi horror that has you explore a creepy underwater facility. Don’t expect any combat in this game, but do expect amazing sound design, an immersive narrative and monsters to run and hide from.
Alien: Isolation game preview

Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation is a true survival horror title that nails the atmosphere, visuals, sounds and gameplay. You play as Amanda, exploring a trading station on a quest to find out what happened to your mother, Ellen Ripley. Whether you’re a fan of the Alien movies or not won’t hinder your experience of this fantastic game that stands out with its complex AI, particularly the Alien, who is the main threat throughout your entire journey. The Alien learns and reacts to how you play accordingly, keeping tension at a high level throughout the game. You can’t kill him either, making hiding and using various tools to make him go away a must. If you’re looking for an immersive first-person horror title where every step you make matters and don’t mind a focus on stealth gameplay then Alien: Isolation is a must play.
F.E.A.R. game preview

F.E.A.R Series

A franchise that, just like Dead Space, sadly didn’t end on a high note, the F.E.A.R. games are first-person horror titles which put you in the shoes of a Special Forces protagonist who can slow down the world around them and pick off his targets at will. The original entry, despite being dated by now having released in 2005, has still one of the best blends of horror and FPS gameplay you will find to this day. Enemy AI in particular is outstanding, smartly reacting to your position in the environment.
System Shock 2 game preview

System Shock 2

As mentioned before, Dead Space was meant to be something else; In fact, it was meant to be a spiritual successor to this old gem. System Shock 2 mixes up great first-person action RPG gameplay with the survival horror genre. Thought into what resources to carry or leave behind due to a limited inventory, how to efficiently use ammo and weapons, which skills to unlock to best deal with the enemies you’ll face throughout the cramped sci-fi environments; all of this and more is coupled with sound design and moments that will send chills down your spine. If you don’t mind its dated visuals, System Shock 2 is absolutely worth trying out.
Condemned: Criminal Origins game preview

Condemned Series

The Condemned games have you play as FBI Agent Ethan Thomas trying to figure out what is causing the rise of serial killers. You’ll get to investigate crime scenes and search for clues as you also deal with various enemies using mostly melee and less ranged weapons in first-person. They are dark psychological horror titles with a chilling atmosphere felt throughout the entirety of your intense adventures.
Alan Wake game preview

Alan Wake

Alan Wake is a third-person horror title where darkness is the main enemy. You get to face human-like enemies chasing at you with axes, but instead of shooting them straight away you have to use tools that emit light such as a flashlight to destroy the darkness protecting them, and then take them out. Enemies with axes aren’t the only kind you’ll get to face, though. The game is played out in episodic fashion, like a TV series, where you play as renowned writer Alan Wake whose vacation has turned into a nightmare with the disappearance of his wife. If you’re looking for something quite unique, then Alan Wake’s mix of interesting gameplay, captivating storytelling and memorable characters won’t disappoint.
Singularity game preview


This time-bending horror FPS has you uncover the truth behind something that has totally messed up time. Use various different weapons to face enemies in the past, present and a distortion of the two which throws some creepy enemies at you. The shooting aspect of the gameplay won’t wow you, but the visual style and idea going throughout the journey might impress you as you use a device to manipulate time and alter everything before you.
Metro Series game preview

Metro Series

Based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033 novel, the Metro games take place in Russia after a nuclear war has completely radiated the Earth’s surface. As the name suggests, most of the time is spent underground, while exploration on surface and some tunnel areas require the use of gas masks, which last for a certain amount of time. While the first two FPS horror titles are linear, the 3rd installment takes a more open approach, with bigger, surface environments to explore featuring a day & night cycle and weather system mixed in with classic linear tunnels. If you want more games that do a good job of mixing intense action with good horror, then the top-notch Metro games are for you.
BioShock Series game preview

BioShock Series

Not as scary as Dead Space, the BioShock games offer great storytelling and FPS action, where, apart from using weapons, you also use various powers and the environment to your advantage. From the underwater city of Rapture in the first two games, to the city in the sky, Columbia in BioShock Infinite, if you’re looking for an interesting narrative and great, diverse gameplay then the BioShock games are for you.
Dead Effect game preview

Dead Effect Series

The Dead Effect games are action-packed sci-fi titles where you shoot waves of zombies coming at you in a starship. Upgrade weapons, use special abilities such as bullet time and more throughout a single-player campaign, or jump into game modes such as Survive and Biohazard, the former challenging you to stay alive for a specific amount of time, while the latter pits you against waves of zombies to mow down. The second entry improves upon the original in every way, and even introduces co-op and PvP. If you’re looking for something simpler and more action-focused then the Dead Effect games are worth checking out.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series game preview

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series

The critically-acclaimed survival horror FPS franchise oozes with the nuclear post-apocalyptic feel, as all the games take place in ‘the Zone’, an area near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. You’ll have to use stealth, guns and more to survive in the radiated open-world. With a bit of RPG elements thrown in, the base games are worth playing, but even more so with the incredible mods made by the community.

Some Facts About Dead Space Series

Dead Space

A revolutionary survival horror game, Dead Space follows the engineer Isaac Clarke as he fights his way through a mining ship swarming with reanimated alien monstrosities. The game is notable for its strategic dismemberment as Clarke must cut off limbs or sections of the Necromorphs to defeat them.

About the Game

  • Released: 20 Oct, 2008
  • Genre: Action
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Developer: EA Redwood Shores
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Official Website:

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista
  • Processor: Pentium 4 (2.8 GHz)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better w/256 MB VRAM / ATI X1600 Pro or better w/256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 7.5 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 12 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 13 Hours
  • Completionist 21 Hours
  • All Styles 13 Hours
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Dead Space 2

The sequel to the 2008 hit, Dead Space 2 is set three years later during a Necromorph outbreak on a space station. Isaac Clarke awakes with no memory of the past three years and must fight against both the outbreak and those seeking to use it to their advantage.

About the Game

  • Released: 28 Jan, 2011
  • Genre: Action
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Developer: Visceral Games
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP (SP2) or Vista or 7
  • Processor: Pentium 4 or better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista or Windows 7)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better or ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or better with 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 10 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 9 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 12 Hours
  • Completionist 16 Hours
  • All Styles 11 Hours
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Dead Space 3

The third installment in the series, Dead Space 3 again follows Isaac Clarke, an engineer who has survived two Necromorph outbreaks. The game includes many of the previous features from earlier games and also has a cooperative campaign for two players to enjoy.

About the Game

  • Released: 8 Feb, 2013
  • Genre: Action, Shooter
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Developer: Visceral Games
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista or Windows 7)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 with 256 MB VRAM | ATI X1600 Pro with 256 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 10 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 13 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 17 Hours
  • Completionist 24 Hours
  • All Styles 16 Hours
  • Learn more
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