The player takes the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who must fight his way through a stricken mining ship infested with Necromorphs, a hostile alien species. The game features an 'over the shoulder' third-person perspective.
Dead Space requires a Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. System memory required for Dead Space is 2 GB performance memory. Minimum RAM requirements are 1 GB system memory. Your graphics card will need to be capable of running DirectX 9. Recommended needs around a 12 year old PC to run.