Dead Space Remake: How Long To Beat [Answered]

This Dead Space Remake guide will explain the time required to beat the game and to get 100% achievements.

Dead Space Remake is a complete overhaul of the original critically acclaimed survival horror that was released in 2008. The Developers have stayed true to the original source material whilst adding more content to the game which makes Dead Space Remake a longer game to beat in terms of game length as compared to the original.

Key Highlights
  • Dead Space Remake consists of a total of 12 Main Story Chapters with additional side quests.
  • New Players will average around 15 Hours to beat Dead Space on Normal Difficulty.
  • Players who have played the original game will average around 11-12 Hours in order to beat the remake.
  • Players who want to go for 100% Achievements will have to invest a total of 30 Hours on average in Dead Space Remake.

Dead Space Remake Game Length

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The Dead Space Remake Endgame (Image Captured by Us)

Dead Space Remake is a linear game driven by narrative and it features 12 total chapters that players need to beat in order to complete the game. However, with the addition of new content, the main spaceship in the game known as the USG Ishimura is now packed with more areas that players can explore. That mainly adds to the total length of the game.

Main Story

If you haven’t played the original game, then Dead Space Remake will average around 15 Hours if you solely focus on the main story without doing any side missions of the game. However, players who have played the original game might end up beating the remake in about 11-12 Hours

Jirard The Completionist is known on Twitter for getting all achievements in a game that he plays. And even he mentioned in one of his tweets that it took him 17-18 Hours in order to beat Dead Space Remake on normal difficulty where he played the game casually and collected the collectibles whilst completing the side missions that he could find in the game. 

In conclusion, the game length really depends on how the player decides to play Dead Space Remake. Various factors, including difficulty options, tackling side content, and having played the original, will have an overall effect on the game length.

100% Completion

Most of the players will end up averaging around 30 Hours in order to get all of the achievements offered by Dead Space Remake. Depending upon your skill level, you’ll have to play through the game at least 2 times and that can easily increase up to 4 depending on how you tackle some of the trophies. The additional content present in this game as compared to the original will become apparent when u decide to go for 100% completion of Dead Space Remake.

Dead Space Remake Chapter Lengths

Dead Space Remake features a total of 12 chapters that you can play through. Each of these chapters will average around an hour. However, there are some chapters that are as short as 30 minutes whereas other chapters are as long as 90 minutes. Following are the chapters in Dead Space Remake;

  • Chapter 1 – New Arrivals
  • Chapter 2 – Intensive Care
  • Chapter 3 – Course Correction
  • Chapter 4 – Obliteration Imminent
  • Chapter 5 – Lethal Devotion
  • Chapter 6 – Environmental Hazards
  • Chapter 7 – Into the Void
  • Chapter 8 – Search and Rescue
  • Chapter 9 – Dead on Arrival
  • Chapter 10 – End of Days
  • Chapter 11 – Alternate Solutions
  • Chapter 12 – Dead Space

We will discuss minor details of these chapters, including the time required to beat each of them, however, there will be some SPOILERS, so beware!

Chapter 1 – New Arrivals (50-60 Minutes)

Chapter 1 mostly introduces the main story of the game and gives Issac the first main weapon known as the Plasma Cutter which he uses to fight against the Necromorphs in Dead Space Remake. You will mostly explore the Ishimura and find audio logs during the first chapter. However, there is also a puzzle in the first chapter that involves fixing a Tram.

Chapter 2 – Intensive Care (70-80 Minutes)

Chapter 2 will involve more exploration of Ishimura and Issac will acquire another weapon in the game. You will also get to fight some of the Necromorphs in Dead Space Remake. The main focus of this chapter is to get access to security level 1 clearance so that you can access the main command center of the ship as Issac cannot get off Ishimura anymore.

Chapter 3 – Course Correction (70-80 Minutes)

Chapter 3 starts with a problem in Ishimura’s Engine that Issac will need to fix. In the process, you will also get your hands on the Ripper and Flamethrower weapons in the game. Additionally, there will be a puzzle in this chapter as well that involves generator modules.

Chapter 4 – Obliteration Imminent (50-60 Minutes)

Chapter 4 will include one of the most powerful weapons of the game that Issac can acquire and it is known as the Contact Beam. Aside from that, you will also need to calibrate Asteroid Defense System Canons in this chapter which will also include upgrading your security clearance to level 2. Lastly, a side mission will also unlock that you can tackle in chapter 4.

Chapter 5 – Lethal Devotion (50-60 Minutes)

Chapter 5 includes a boss fight where you have to beat The Hunter in Dead Space Remake. You will get another weapon in the process known as the Line Gun in the game. Basically, you’ll have to beat a boss and fix the air production system of Ishimura in chapter 5.

Chapter 6 – Environmental Hazards (70-80 Minutes)

Chapter 6 is a long chapter in Dead Space Remake, which requires you to kill the Necromorphs known as the Wheezers in the game. These guys are responsible for poisoning the air in the sector, and you need to kill eight of them in order to get access to the Food Storage of Ishimura. You will also get your hands on the Force Gun in this chapter. Lastly, there is a boss battle with the Leviathan at the end of the chapter.

Chapter 7 – Into the Void (80-90 Minutes)

Chapter 7 will make Issac visit the Mining Deck so that he can grab the SOS Beacon. You will also obtain the security level 3 clearance in the process additionally. Lastly, you’ll have to plant the SOS Beacon on an asteroid and then launch the asteroid into space.

Chapter 8 – Search and Rescue (40-50 Minutes)

Chapter 8 will focus on fixing the communication system of Ishimura so that you can contact other ships for help. You will also need to solve a puzzle in this chapter so that you can fix the comms. Lastly, you’ll also have to eradicate the Leviathan Remnant.

Chapter 9 – Dead on Arrival (30-40 Minutes)

Chapter 9 is one of the smaller chapters in the main story of Dead Space Remake. The main goal of this chapter is to get your hands on the Singularity Core that Issac needs. The core will be used to repair an escape shuttle in the game.

Chapter 10 – End of Days (70-80 Minutes)

Chapter 10 will make you fight against The Hunter again, and there will be two encounters additionally. You’ll need to escape from The Hunter first in order to destroy the tendrils. Then you’ll have to face The Hunter in a final battle where you’ll finally be able to kill it in Dead Space Remake.

Chapter 11 – Alternate Solutions (50-60 Minutes)

Chapter 11 is the second-last chapter of the game, and it requires you to transport a Marker that you received in the previous chapter additionally. At the end of the chapter, Issac takes control of a Shuttle that he’ll utilize to transport the Marker.

Chapter 12 – Dead Space (80-90 Minutes)

Chapter 12 is the final chapter in the main story of Dead Space Remake. You will enter the colony and will have to transfer the Marker to its original location in order to completely destroy the Necromorphs. The chapter itself is quite tough, so be prepared before heading into it.


Dead Space was originally hailed as one of the best Survival Horror games in 2008. And the remake managed to deliver an even grander experience than the original game. Everything that was good about the original has been built upon in the remake, and there is additional content both in the story and the gameplay. Both old-time fans and new players will definitely enjoy the game.

This concludes our guide on the Game Length of Dead Space Remake and the total time that it would take for players to both beat the game and to 100% complete it. We have not only entailed the overall length of the game, but the individual playtime of each chapter has been mentioned in complete detail.

We hope that the guide was helpful in learning about the gameplay time of Dead Space Remake. Let us know if you are enjoying playing the remake of one of the best Survival Horror games in the comments below!


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Muhammad Haris Umer

Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Elden Ring is his all-time favorite soulslike game.  Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Masters In Computer Science || Previously Worked as a Freelance Writer || Published 150+ Guides 

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