For the first time in Dead Space the developer, Visceral Games, has included multiplayer, which means you and your friends can compete against each other as either Necromorphs or Sprawl security officers. Each of the five multiplayer modes allow for you and up to seven of your friends to compete against each other online via PlayStation Network.
While one team takes control of the Sprawl security officers wielding weapons such Plasma Cutters and Pulse Rifles, the remaining four players are tasked with taking on the roles of the Necromorphs. There are four Necromorphs in total to choose from: Lurkers, Pukers, Spitters and the Pack. Each one has their own strengths and weaknesses including size, melee attack strength and special abilities such as spewing acid.
Each of the five multiplayer modes features numerous objectives for the players controlling the security team to perform, while the Necromorphs' goal is simpler - slay the humans. In Escape, the security team must eject a series of escape pods. In Fuel Core, the human forces must eradicate the creatures by detonating the Sprawl's fuel core. The remaining modes - Titan Mines, Solar Array and Marker Lab - offer up similar goals, with the humans fighting for survival, a means to escape and the chance to send the Necromorphs straight back to hell.