Dead Space is free to download from EA's Origin service until May 9.

It is the first free offering in Origin's new "On The House" promotion.

"There's no catch," reads the fineprint.

"Grab full games, expansions and more at absolutely no cost. Just make sure to act fast because On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time."

"Dead Space is a game fans of action horror games should not miss," we wrote in our glowing 2008 review of the survival horror title.