The walkthrough portion was written based on my second time through the game
while playing the Xbox 360 version on normal mode (I played through the PS3
version on my first time through). If you've read a guide by me before then
you'll notice that I use symbols around a word to showcase an important item
pickup or area. Here is a description of how this works in this Dead Space
--ITEM-- = denotes an item, ammo pickup, or database file
++ITEM++ = denotes a key item
!!ITEM!! = denotes a save point, store, or upgrade bench
*NOTE 1: All database files are usually received at key points throughout the
main story but a few of them are placed in text or audio logs, which are placed
in various rooms.
**NOTE 2: You might find a different item other than the one that I have listed
in some areas. Some item pickups are random. Just about all ammo pickups are
random and they are listed as such.
-- TIPS TO REMEMBER
- Keep the Plasma Cutter, Force Gun, Pulse Rifle, and either the Line Gun or
Contact Beam with you at all times and you will not have any problems getting
through this game. I would really recommend the Line Gun over the Contact
Beam but the Contact Beam is still good if you have time enough to charge it.
- Aim precisely for the limbs of your enemies and the Plasma Cutter can be the
ultimate weapon. Horizontal positioning is really the best, if you ask me.
- ALWAYS keep at least one Power Node in your inventory at all times. Isaac
will sometimes run into doors that require one Power Node in order to open
them and these Power Node rooms contain a really good assortment of items.
Don't forget that you can buy Power Nodes from the Store.
- Drop off any spare items at a Store's safe. Horde! Horde! HORDE! Sometimes
you'll need to resort to your backup reserve ammo later in the game, so try
to drop off any spare ammo that you might have early in the game.
- Be sure to use any Schematics or sell any semiconductors to the store. These
items will continue to take up valuable inventory space while they remain in