Dead Space 3 (2013)
Set on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, "Dead Space 3" pits returning protagonist Isaac Clarke and new co-op character Sgt. John Carver against the Necromorphs, human corpses reanimated by the signal of an alien artifact known as the Marker, as they attempt to end the Necromorph threat once and for all.
"Dead Space 3" is set in 2514. After the events of "Dead Space," EarthGov captured Isaac Clarke and harvested his mind for Marker blueprints in order to revive the Marker program, in which Markers are used to provide resources and power for the human race. The Marker placed on Titan Station, the same station Isaac was being held on, resulted in another outbreak of Necromorphs. Isaac then escaped with Ellie Langford after he destroyed the Marker, resulting in Titan Station's demise.
Isaac Clarke and Ellie Langford continued to hide from EarthGov and resided on the New Horizons Lunar Colony, a city found on Earth's moon. In that time, Ellie's eye was replaced and the two developed a romantic relationship. However, due to the events Isaac had to witness and Ellie's ambition to stop the Markers, the two broke it off. Ellie left to figure out ways to stop the Markers while Isaac stayed in hiding and regretted breaking it off with Ellie.
Three years after the Titan Station incident, a radical Unitologist group known as the "Inner Circle" has begun a reign of violent riots and have been destroying the Marker Test Labs on all major colonies to spread the Necromorph infection. Recently, the group attacked the Marker Test Lab on the planet Uxor. During the planet infestation, Sgt. John Carver lost his family to Jacob Danik. However, he was met by Captain Robert Norton and Ellie Langford. After escaping the planet, the group was followed by the Inner Circle. After Ellie traced the Marker signals to a distant planet, Ellie headed for the planet with Austin Buckell and Jennifer Santos. Before leaving, Ellie asked Norton to find Isaac back at the New Horizons Lunar Colony. Norton and Carver then left to find Clarke with the Inner Circle following them. ...
Did You Know? Visceral Studios took a different approach in the development of "Dead Space 3." Rather than the generic space/ship environment, the development team set the settings of the game in a harsh, snowy environment.