Box art for Dead Space: Downfall

Dead Space: Downfall

anime & animation

On a deep space mining mission for the crew of USG Ishimura to a remote planet, an ancient religious relic is unearthed and brought aboard.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The game is always better and Dead Space: Downfall is no exception.

- James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: There's nothing bright and sunny about Dead Space: Downfall. It's brutal, unrelenting, and savage. Bodies are torn, eviscerated, and mutilated ... This is no kids' show.

- Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Straight forward, gory animated horror/sci-fi hybrid. You've seen it all before, but if you like this sort of thing it will hold your attention.

- Beefy, Monday, March 15, 2010

2 stars

Based on a comic series and taking place just prior to where the game starts, this is a weak attempt to piggyback off of a video game release. Sadly there is nothing innovative here, least of all the story. Which I might have been able to overlooked if the animation was interesting, but even that seemed sort of rehashed.

- RCCLBC, Monday, September 14, 2009

1 star

A prequel to the incredible action horror video game. If you haven't played it yet, and are a fan of survival horror or shooters, you're missing out on one of the best games to hit all platforms in the last several years. This useless movie does nothing for fans of that game or anyone new to the Dead Space universe. The animation is lousy. The story exists only so that heaping amounts of blood and gore can be sprayed across the screen. You actually learn more about what happened on the Ishimura from the game. You see the artifact being extracted and how the alien species gets on board the ship. But without having played the game, you won't understand why the relic was brought on board, or its religious significance to the unitologists (a religion that the film assumes you're familiar with). There are some allusions to the game, but even as a fan of the game, they didn't make me at all giddy. The focus is on a security team sent to investigate why so many colonists are being killed, and the result is what Aliens would have been if it sucked.

- MovieGeek13, Saturday, February 7, 2009