The initial appeal of a video game remake is the chance to replay an old classic in shiny, modern graphics. And that’s exactly what we’re doing with Dead space; one of the many features of the remake is that it’s been built from the ground up in EA’s modern Frostbite engine, so it looks as sharp and polished as you’d like it to be.
Compare Dead Space graphics – Remake and Original
It’s easy to remember the original with the pink glasses, so to demonstrate how different the two games look, we’ve created a side-by-side comparison video that you can watch above. The original Dead Space still looks remarkably good for a game from 2008, but it’s clear how the remake update delivers an impressive update. That’s thanks not only to the high-resolution models and textures, but also to the beautiful lighting and dynamic fog effects.
In addition to the visuals, Dead Space remake also changes some other elements. To showcase this, our video compares and contrasts scenes from the two games to show how new presentation ideas, altered scenarios, and other gameplay tweaks change the experience.
For more on Dead Space, check out the first 18 minutes of the remake in the video above, and stick with IGN for a full month for detailed interviews with the developers on what the remake improves on and change.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Feature and News Editor.