Dead Space 3 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Dead Space 3 by Jason Graves and James Hannigan.
Dead Space 3 is the third official score in the Dead Space video game series. Before it was exclusively Jason Graves, but this time veteran game composer James Hannigan has joined him. It’s probably part of the Hannigan-effect, but I feel Dead Space 3 has never sounded more symphonic than now. To be fair, Graves has really grown as a composer too as well as the game series itself has undergone a great change. It’s definitely less scary this time, and it reflects in the music. I feel that is a very good change music-wise, but not game-wise.
While I did enjoy parts of Dead Space and Dead Space 2, the music never really grew on me and I find it hard to listen to it again years later. With Dead Space 3, I enjoy almost every second of it, even though there could been a few more standout cues. I’m quite certain that Dead Space 3 will feel just as good, if not better, a few years in the future.
Hannigan has really helped push this music franchise into a great direction. The last cue on the score, the over 7-minute long ‘Moon Crash’ is evidence of that. All in all, a very good score and collaboration between two great game composers.
5. 60 Seconds Over Tau Volentis
19. Cry Of The Ancients
21. Moon Crash
GEEK SCORE: 81.9