Its hard to recommend this to anyone who isn't a fan of the Deadspace games (extraction, one and two) like myself because the stories in each film can only really be appreciated if you know the games.
The stories in each are simple enough and tell interesting and well written stories about how the marker was found, and what happens to after Deadspace1.
(Note the picture is miss-leading. The case isn't a card-board box containing two slip-cases. The item actually comes in one slip-case which holds two discs inside. I was a bit suprised and pleased to find it wasn't as shown)
This one is a bit hard to place within continuity, because I assume it occurs at the same time as DeadSpace: Extraction (the on rails shooting game). But its hard to understand how the events of Extraction could fit around the events of Downfall because you would have expected the two stories to interact.
But this may be because Downfall was released before Extraction, and they didn't take it into account too well, but im unsure.
But in terms of story, it basically tells how the marker was found and finds it way onto the first ship in orbit and the events which lead up to the entire ship being over-run.
It does a great job of showing scenes and characters which we are introduced to in DeadSpace1 and fleshes their characters out more and helps explain why the ship was there and how it got into the state it in.
The animation is top notch and looks great in high definition.
Personally, I found the story in Aftermath to be a lot better then Downfall, but unfortunately found the 3D animaton style used inbetween the different stories to be BAD.
They could have quite easily done the entire film in the same animation style, as hand drawn and it would have worked a lot better. The 3D animation is quite honestly shocking.
But in contrast... the hand drawn animation is beautiful for the most part.
The story here tells about what happens after DeadSpace1 ends, and how Issac ends up on the space station in DeadSpace2. I found the story to be much better here and alot more original.
If there is one issue with both these films, is that they don't do anything different. In essence, all the Deadspace games and these two films are based around the same thing.
A colony, ship or space station becomes infected somehow and people then have to survive. That works, but after 3 games and 2 films doing the same thing... it can grind.
But it works.
Watch these films, inbetween playing the games and you will get a lot more from it.
To watch them as stand alone films... without the games... you may find it harder to connect.