Dead Space Walkthrough

4. Story - Chapter 1

Before we dive into your first playthrough on "Medium" difficulty, keep something in mind: make sure to use Stasis and melee-kill Necromorphs during the first three chapters for two achievements. There will be enough Stasis Recharge Stations scattered throughout the first three chapters.

Chapter 1 - New Arrivals

Once you gain control of the protagonist, turn around and head left for a Small Med Pack. Leave your ship and follow your team. Use cn_A on the hangar door and enter. To your left in the shelf are Credits and a Small Med Pack. In the far-left corner is a station with a camera symbol - these are the save points throughout the game. You have to activate them manually with cn_A.

Click cn_RS to use the locator to find your next objective. Enter Security Panel Access and take note of the door with the red circle upon entering - the sign above says "To Elevator". You have to run through it after the cutscene. Use the nearby console to progress.

Place yourself in front of the door we previously mentioned. You can watch the gruesome cutscene but be prepared to run. When a NPC shouts "The door's unlocked!", then it's your cue to start running. Keep doing so until you see a hazy, brightly illuminated room with an elevator. Push cn_A until the elevator doors open. Run inside, quickly turn around and activate the elevator button on your right with cn_A.

Once the elevator stops, ignore the door with the fuse and head towards the elevated, illuminated area. Pick up the Plasma Cutter from the table and loot the 2x floor containers next to it. Turn around for 2x green crates in a corner. Stomp them with cn_RB. Return to the fuse and smash it with cn_RT. Open the door and you'll see a Slasher. Use your melee attack (cn_RT) to kill it.

From now on, stomp every dead body you encounter until all arms, legs and heads are dismembered. In doing so you work towards:

Butcher

Dismember 1000 Limbs

Butcher
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Continue and head through a door to another corridor. To your right leads to your objective, to your left you find a blocked path and Credits. Afterwards, resume your way to Tram Control Room and pick up the Small Med Pack and audio log (#1/47, "Vent Warning") on your way there. Open the door, enter and enjoy the cutscene. Afterwards, loot 2x lockers and a wall container in the room before leaving.

Go through the door on your right. Continue until you reach Tram Tunnel. Pick up Credits to your left, then head right. Stomp a green crate and go for the Stasis module. Use Stasis on the malfunctioning door when it's about to open. Enter, then move on until you reach a save station. Head right to the end of the hall and collect Credits. Turn around and check the restrooms to your right for a Small Med Pack and ammunition. Return to the save station and stomp a green crate in the hallway to your right. Resume your path to your objective. Snag a Power Node on your right before activating the first repair claw. Don't walk up the ramp yet as this triggers a fight. On the ramp's upper end is a Stasis Recharge Station.

Now is a good time to start working on the following achievements:

Freeze

Use Stasis on 50 enemies

Freeze
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Brawler

Kill at least 30 enemies with a melee attack

Brawler
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Walk upwards and a Slasher jumps out of a vent. Use Stasis on it and melee away. If you run low on Stasis, use the refill station.

Once it's dead, pick up an audio log (#2/47, "Tram Status"), a Small Med Pack and items from a wall container. Seconds later another Slasher pops out of a vent. Deal with it accordingly, then head to the second repair claw. Activate it and immediately use Stasis on it. Run up the ramp and start the repair procedure which completes your objective. Face the door you came in as a Slasher is about to burst into the room. When you're done, backtrack to Tram Tunnel and ignore the Leaper on the walkway above you on your way out. Get past the malfunctioning door and immediately refill your stasis at the station to your left. Move further into the tram tunnel and two Necromorphs (a Leaper and a Slasher) jump out of the floor vents. Kill them, then follow your locator until you come across a green crate. Notice the shiny item ahead? Next to it is a Slasher playing dead. Once you looted a green crate, hug the left wall and pick up ammunition. Carefully turn right. Use Stasis on the Necromorph, then melee away until it's dead.

Head towards your objective whilst picking up an audio log (#3/47, "Shoot The Limbs") in the hallway. Once you enter Maintenance Bay, your main objective is paused and switches to a different one. When you leave the elevator, two Slashers will try to ambush you from both sides. Stasis the left one, try to run behind it and melee-kill it whilst having the second one in your sight. Dispatch of the other one as well. Return to the elevator and approach the explosive cannister in front of an air vent. A Slasher pops out. Deal with it quickly and turn around for a second Slasher. Move past it once it's dead towards the elevator and ammunition. Grab it, turn around and a third Slasher appears. Before using the elevator, head left. Ignore the ramp for now and go onwards. Empty a wall container and a green crate. Return to the elevator. After the ride, loot a wall container on your left. Straight ahead is another Slasher playing dead. Approach it slowly to provoke a reaction, then kill it. When you approach the flashing item (Maintenance Bay Key), a Slasher will jump out of the vent. Pick up a text log (#4/47, "Repair Invoice"), key item and ammunition. Return to the elevator to trigger another Slasher. Before re-entering the elevator, stomp the green crate on your left.

Be prepared to get ambushed by one Slasher once your elevator ride is done. Head right up the ramp and unlock the door. Upgrade your Plasma Cutter on the Upgrade Bench and loot everything inside this room. Picking up the Data Board completes your current task.

Upon leaving the room, two Slashers will appear: one straight ahead, one to the right. Kill them, then follow your locator's route and carefully approach the elevator. Again, a Slasher playing dead is nearby. You know the drill by now. Enter the elevator and be prepared to get jumped by a Slasher when the elevator door opens - again. Continue following your locator towards the objective. Insert the data board, then activate the console to your left.

Your next objective is to return to your ship. Enter the hallway leading to Flight Lounge. Progress towards your objective and use the elevator. You can see a Slasher straight ahead when the door opens. Follow and watch until it vanishes into an air vent. Turn right to see the very same Slasher pop out of a different air vent and close in on you fast. Deal with quickly because another Slasher is going to appear right behind you.

Enter Flight Lounge and empty 2x green crates. On your way out to your ship is another green crate. Continue and a Leaper will jump onto the walkway. Enter the ship and activate the console to run a diagnostics program. This prompts a cutscene where you have to immediately run off the ship only to be welcomed by four Necromorphs (3 Slashers, a Leaper) soon after. You'll be given a new task. Follow your locator. Once you leave Flight Lounge, head right to enter the restroom for a Large Med Pack. Resume your path to your objective and loot 2x floor containers on your way.

Put excess items in the Safe to work on the achievement below. Select “Move” on an item while visiting the Store.

Pack Rat

Store 25 Items in the Safe

Pack Rat
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Buy the Level 2 Suit and the Pulse Rifle. If needed, buy ammunition, Small Med Packs or Power Nodes. Use the nearby Upgrade Bench if you want.

Completing this chapter unlocks:

Dead On Arrival

Complete Chapter 1 on any difficulty setting

Dead On Arrival
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