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Are you the kind of person who wants your survival horror on the go? We won’t question your life choices, but today may be a notable day for you on Game Pass. Thanks to the joys of EA Play, you can now play both Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 on the Cloud today via Game Pass. They join Dead Space-the-First, which was already available on the Cloud, to make the entire trilogy playable today.

Unfortunately, no, that doesn’t mean that the rather spiffing Dead Space remake is on the Game Pass store. Not yet, anyway: EA have a habit of waiting six months before dropping their games onto EA Play and therefore Game Pass. Whether they do for Dead Space, which will presumably still be selling like hot cakes by then, is another matter. 

We’ve written about Dead Space 2 and 3 bucketloads on the site, and we encourage you to read our ‘Looking Back’ articles on them both. Reminisce about that eye-drilling sequence in Dead Space 2, or the woeful microtransactions in Dead Space 3. Now, there’s a game that could benefit from a remake: keep the co-op, polish the combat and remove the MTX, and Bob’s your necromorph’d uncle. 

We would remind you that both Dead Space 2 and 3 are the Xbox 360 versions of the game, as they have – surprisingly – never been repackaged or remade for the latest generation of consoles. That may all change with the success of the Dead Space remake, of course. Unfortunately, that also means that they’re so old that we don’t have reviews for them, but know that Dead Space 2 is a solid gold classic, and Dead Space 3 is unfairly maligned and is still well worth a play. 

Away from the limb separation,you can expect more from March on Game Pass. On March 14th is the 2021 hit Valheim as a Game Preview game (Console and PC); Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Console, Cloud and PC) will eat up your days on March 16th; Ni no kuni II: Rise of a New Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition (Console and PC) is here on March 21st; on March 28th you can expect MLB The Show 23 (Console); and on March 30th is the wonderful-looking Infinite Guitars (Console, PC). 

Alas, some games have to leave for others to arrive. On March 15th, we lose F1 2020 (Console, EA Play), Goat Simulator (Cloud, Console, and PC), Kentucky Route Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Cloud, Console, and PC), Paradise Killer (Cloud, Console, and PC), Undertale (Cloud, Console, and PC), Young Souls (Cloud, Console, and PC) and Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (Cloud, Console, and PC).

Are you doing a Dead Space marathon? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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