The 33 best PS3 games - 2009 edition

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11. Dead Space



Why It's Great: Visceral Games pretty much dethroned Capcom's longstanding undead-hunting horror franchise Resident Evil as the king of the survival-horror genre when they released their blood-curdling masterpiece in terror Dead Space, which featured gruesome beasties reminiscent of those from John Carpenter's The Thing. It wasn't the fact that Dead Space approached survival-horror in an all-new way -- the game actually borrowed quite a bit from Resident Evil 4 in terms of the way you move around and combat enemies -- no, what made Dead Space so terrifying was the dread-soaked atmosphere and mood of being alone in space and the disgusting mutated passengers infesting the mining ship you're stuck on. Ones that only get grosser, and more frightening as the game progresses.

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