Dead Space Walkthrough - Obliteration Imminent

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 1. Welcome to Dead Space's most controversial level, Chapter 4: Obliteration Imminent.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 2. We'll be getting to the controversies soon enough. Step off the tram and watch Hammond and Kendra argue. Loot the two cabinets ahead, grab the pick-up from inside the waiting area then proceed through the Main Atrium door on the left.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 3. Grab the ammo next to this corpse, mindful of a brief scare.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 4. This Store is at the end of the corridor. I highly recommend purchasing a Flamethrower and at least three canisters of Flame Fuel to be used on an upcoming boss. Do this even if you need to sell some items.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 5. Enter the Atrium and an asteroid crashes through the ceiling. Listen to Kendra's damage report.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 6. Collect the plentiful loot in the Atrium, including five unlocked storage bins and three ammunition pick-ups.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 7. The Initial Attack audio log is found here.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 8. Descend these stairs, availing yourself of the Save Station and the great view.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 9. Ride the lift down to the Captain's Nest and receive a briefing from Hammond. Loot the two unlocked cabinets plus the supply crate in the far corner. Find the List of Dead text log on the captain's chair.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 10. Exit the Captain's Nest and find the Level 3 Suit Schematic (plus a short scare) in front of this pod.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 11. Your navigation beacon leads back to the Main Atrium and this Security Room door. As you approach the door, your next Necromorph type, the Brute, smashes through. Time for a boss battle.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 12. Turn around and head for the stairs, where you'll be safe.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 13. A true tank, the Brute is heavily armored from the front. Unlike traditional tanks, however, he is very fast and has devastating offensive capabilities. Being somewhat unbalanced, this Brute is the first controversial aspect of Chapter 4.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 14. Hammond radios that you should attack the Brute from behind. You can see the vulnerable red and yellow areas where you should be aiming. The Brute will not stand still to make this easy for you, hence my preference for the Flamethrower.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 15. A less-than-pinpoint weapon, the Flamethrower blankets the back of the Brute in fire. Plus, the flames provide damage-over-time as the Brute retreats. Repeat the pattern of luring him out, then retreating to the stairs and firing on his back as he retreats. You can also attack him from behind after he balls-up armadillo-style, or when using Stasis, but the Brute is somewhat immune to its effects.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 16. Damage the Brute enough and he'll start lobbing these yellow projectiles from his chest. You can catch them with Kinesis and throw them back.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 17. Once defeated, the Brute gives up 5,000 credits. The path forward is through the Security Room door on the right, but first I backtrack through the door on the left to the store.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 18. Time to use that Level 3 Suit Schematic and upgrade those threads! The Level 3 Suit grants 10% armor protection and 17 inventory slots. I recommend placing your Flamethrower in the Safe to maximize your preferred ammo type for pick-ups (in my case Line Racks and Plasma Energy.)

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 19. Pass through the Security Room door then Watch this brief video, apparently from Nicole.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 20. A Power Node is on the left, and the control to activate the Atrium elevators and update your objectives is on the right. Inside the Storage Room are two lockers, a supply crate and an Upgrade Bench.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 21. With my Plasma Cutter's damage at maximum, it's time to turn my attention to my favorite weapon for dealing with multiple enemies, the Line Gun. I spend all five of my Power Nodes to upgrade the Line Gun's damage to level 4. Feel free to allocate all of your Power Nodes, as you'll be getting a new Power Node shortly.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 22. Enter the now-functional elevator to Ship Systems Level.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 23. Inside is the Captain's Demise video log. A blood-curtling scream is heard as the lift approaches its destination.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 24. Exit the lift then find a wall cabinet to the left, plus a supply crate, a storage bin and a Save Station.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 25. Grab the Contact Beam Schematic then raid Storage A for a wall cabinet, a Stasis Recharge and a supply crate. Just make sure to get the first shot at the Slasher playing dead.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 26. Storage A also holds the fourth clue to the 5-Node Cheat. This time the right arrow lights up green, indicating that the fourth character of the cheat is X.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 27. Continue right and get an update from Kendra about these gravity panels. They are deadly when stepped on - a danger, yes, but also an opportunity. Don't miss this ammo pick-up on the far right.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 28. You can lure the Necromorphs into these gravity panels for an instant-kill. Other options include using the Force Gun to push them onto the panels, or Stasis them and push them onto the panels.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 29. Eliminate five Necromorphs on the Gravity Panels and earn the Ragdoll Check Achievement.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 30. Grab another ammo pick-up on the left, then discover this Stasis Recharge at the end of the hall. Kinesis clears the crates from the doorway to the left.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 31. Uh-oh, another Brute. Don't panic, though, this one is red all over. You'll have much less difficulty bringing down this Brute, no matter what your weapon.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 32. The corpse drops a Power Node. Carefully approach the flailing cables ahead.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 33. Stasis the cables to hold them still while you walk around and activate the first of three ADS Power Panels to update your objective.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 34. Backtrack toward the Atrium, defeating these two Slashers as you approach the Save Station. Fill up at the Stasis Recharge inside Storage A -- you're going to need it.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 35. Jeepers creepers who called out the Leapers? Step off the Atrium elevator then quickly take cover. More Leapers than you can shake a Stasis stick at attack from every corner.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 36. Feel free to return to the Store for supplies before entering this elevator to the Mining Admin and Comm Array Levels.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 37. The Atrium is Level 2, and you can choose to ride up to Level 3 or down to Level 1, it doesn't matter (unless you want the Aim the ADS Cannon audio log, in which case you need to start with Level 3).

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 38. Since many of you are probably here looking to get the Aim the ADS Cannon audio log, I'll start by going to Level 3. Exit the lift and witness this creepy guy stagger away. The Temple on the Bridge text log is to the right. A cabinet, storage bin and the Force Gun Schematic are here as well.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 39. This Save Station is in the next hallway, along with two more unlocked cabinets.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 40. A Pregnant and a Super Slasher attack in the next room. Be sure not to fire when aiming at the Pregnant's belly as I am here, or else he'll birth a Swarm. And that is never good.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 41. Use this panel to activate the second of three ADS power panels.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 42. Head back to the lift. This time, ride it down to Level 1.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 43. Step off the left and find two storage bins and a Save Station. Continue through the door ahead.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 44. The bulkhead on the right gives way and you are in a vacuum once again. An Upgrade Bench, a storage locker and a wall cabinet are in the room ahead. Hang on to a Power Node to unlock an upcoming door.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 45. Follow the corridor to the Mining Admin room and take out a pair of Super Slashers.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 46. On the left is Storage Room B, where you'll find an unlocked cabinet.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 47. Navigate between the gravity panels then stomp these corpses. An Infector is about to show itself and you don't want these corpses becoming Necromorphed.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 48. If you choose to spend a Power Node on Storage Room C you'll find two unlocked lockers, a supply crate, a Large Med Pack, 5,000 Credits, a Gold Semiconductor and a wall cabinet.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 49. Defeat a Lurker as you walk between the gravity panels to this third ADS Power Panel. Activate it to complete the objective and receive the Aim the ADS Cannon audio log from Hammond, directing you to take the lift to the top of the ship (Level 3.) If you had powered these last two panels as directed by your navigation beam you would have missed this log. Note the Small Med Pack to the right.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 50. Battle this Infector on the way out. You'll also have to contend with a number of Super Slashers depending on whether you stomped the corpses, earlier.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 51. Don't miss this Computer Room before exiting.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 52. Inside is the Report of Infection text log and an unlocked cabinet. A Power Node, storage bin and Supply Crate are through the next door.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 53. Here's your new objective. Take the elevator up to level 3 so you can manually fire the Asteroid Defense System (ADS).

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 54. Use the Save Station after exiting the lift. Proceed through the now-available Ship Exterior Access door, then enter Storage Room 47 on the right. Inside is a pick-up, a supply crate and an unlocked locker.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 55. Rid the lift to Ship Exterior Access. Ever wonder what that "bib" is on Isaac's suit? This angle lets you see that it is a display of some sort.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 56. Receive an audio transmission from Hammond. Grab the Medium Air Can on the right, then proceed to the airlock.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 57. Do as Hammond says and take cover immediately after exiting the airlock. Meteors are whizzing by and will mean instant death if you don't hide behind these bulkheads. The meteors aren't easily seen and death seems to come from nowhere if you don't understand what exactly is going on. This is another controversial aspect of Chapter 4.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 58. Rush to the next bulkhead once there is a lull in the meteor storm and repeat to reach the other side safely. Press your left bumper to run, and bypass the bulkheads on the right to save time. Use the Medium Air Can before your air runs out when you are about half way across.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 59. Here is the door to re-enter the Ishimura.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 60. Grab the Ruby Semiconductor by the Save Station then smash the supply crate in the corner. Use this panel to take a seat at the mass driver cannon.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 61. Welcome to the most controversial segment of Chapter 4. Your task is to destroy the onslaught of asteroids long enough for Hammond to repair the ADS. Like an arcade-style shooter of years past, this segment of the game is all about reflexes.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 62. The problem is that the controls are less-than-responsive, and missed asteroids lower your hull integrity with a quickening pace.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 63. For many gamers, this screen is frustratingly repeated.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 64. My advice is to fire a barrage of several shots at each target, especially the larger asteroids which will split up into smaller rocks. Don't panic when you let an asteroid hit the ship. Note that you have two guns to fire, one with each trigger. Turn up the brightness of your display to spot the meteors sooner. This 41 is the best I could do -- my hat's off to those of you who finished above 50% and earned the Don't Get Cocky, Kid achievement.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 65. A pair of Leapers are outside as you backtrack; running passed them saves air. Note that there is an Oxygen Recharge at the last bulkhead on the left.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 66. Watch a video transmission from Kendra and Hammond before reaching the lift, then battle these Divider segments after stepping off.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 67. Continue backtracking to the Tram. Two Slashers attack near the Store.

Dead Space Walkthrough Screenshot 68. Lastly, step onto the Tram and use the panel to end this controversial level.