Dead Space 2
  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    01/01/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Survival Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    60m

Video Game

Dead Space 2

Contains strong bloody violence and gory images
  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    01/01/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Survival Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    60m

DEAD SPACE 2 is a science fiction game played from the third-person perspective. It once again features Isaac Clarke, who must fight his Necromorph enemies on the moon of Titan. The game was classified '18' for strong bloody violence and gory images.

At '15' the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable'. DEAD SPACE 2 features frequent strong bloody violence and gory images, during gameplay and the 'cut scenes'. As with the first game the alien enemies must have their limbs blown off in order to kill them, with the player's character using weapons such as a plasma cutter and a spinning circular saw. As well as the removal of limbs, heads are seen being decapitated and blood sprays copiously from the bodies of victims as well as being visible on walls and floors throughout the various levels. While it's not possible to shoot the unarmed civilians occasionally seen during the levels, the bodies of people once dead can be damaged in a similar manner to that of the aliens, although progress does not depend on this. Some of the game's gorier sequences include the ability to stamp on the bodies of enemies as they lie wounded; the clear sight of a man drawing a knife across his throat with blood spraying from the wound as he slumps to the floor; a sequence in which a screaming man is pulled apart by an alien creature; sight of a character being stabbed in the eye by a frenzied attacker; and various animation sequences to denote the death of the player's character, such as his limbs being sliced off or his body crushed by elements of the environment. These moments went beyond the limits permissible at the '15' category.

DEAD SPACE 2 also contains strong language.

  • Classified date

    16/11/2010

  • BBFC reference

    ADM274876

  • Language

    English