If you are into shooter games and have still not played any of the Dead Space series I feel sorry for you. You are missing a lot here so playing Dead Space 1 is a good start.
This game is not yet another shooter game. It has many unique features and innovations that I must say made me almost reluctant at first to try it. I remember postponing purchasing this game on steam. It looked strange from the screenshots and that was a mistake (which actually turned out well for me because I played the entire series in a row).
In the game you take on the role of engineer Isaak Clarke. Your mission is to investigate the planetcracker Ishimura. As soon as you reach the ship and trying to contact someone from the ship there is complete silence on the radio, which is an unusual thing. An entire crew does not just dissapear. Actually, the crew did not dissapear. Something worse has befallen them and you are about to find the horrific truth as soon as you board Ishimura.
In this game you do not use as many combat weapons as you are used to do in other games. There is a machine gun of course but you are better off using industrial tools. This is one of the genre innovations. The second is that you do not normally shoot at the creeps. You hack at them in every possible meaning of the term. And that’s because you cause more damage by cutting limbs instead of just shooting at them. The game also features some role-playing elements which raises satisfaction, at least for me who have a medieval RPG background. This means, you can wear armor, have different types of weapons and you can also choose to upgrade any of those as you see fit through the course of the game. You also get to manage an inventory and purchase stuff in automated shops as you explore the ship. This is not a game. This is not sparta either. This is heaven.
I so liked this game that I could have written pages about it. But gamers do not like to read lengthy articles. Instead, they like to play games. So grab this game on Steam or Origin and you will not be dissapointed. Trust me.