Dead Space: Ignition is an interactive graphic novel available for free to people who pre-ordered Dead Space 2. It can also be bought without having pre-ordered Dead Space 2. The game features three different mini-games which can be played in between plot sequences. The three mini-games are Trace Route, System Override and Hardware Crack.


In Trace Route the player controls a dot on the screen and must race through an obstacle course and finish before the enemy dots do. Certain shields can be used to block paths for the other dots, or use boosts to temporarily speed up. In System Override the player has to destroy enemy defenses, and penetrate the core of the system before time runs out. Hardware Crack is a player has to rotate mirrors to direct a light beam to the designated location.