In terms of sheer horror, nothing comes close to the relentless pace set by Dead Space. Every second of the game, you feel like you are in mortal danger...because you are. During the moments that other games would allow you to relax and regroup—trips on the elevator, walking down a nondescript hallway, interacting with NPCs for plot points—Dead Space is still actively trying to kill you. Best played during the day, in 30-minute intervals, with your psychologist’s number on the speed dial.