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The Roanoke is the third chapter of Dead Space 3.


"The Eudora has been destroyed, and the crew's lives are in jeopardy. Their only hope is to find refuge inside the Roanoke, an ancient S.C.A.F. ship that's part of a derelict flotilla orbiting Tau Volantis."
—Ingame Description

Isaac and his crew split up on the CMS Roanoke in the hopes of finding Ellie aboard. After fighting through the dilapidated ship, they eventually did.


In order of appearance:


  • During this Chapter, exploring out of the waypoint for general goods may sometimes spawn a Necromorph that would not appear if a certain area was not explored.
  • This is the first chapter in the game when we encounter mummified necromorphs.
  • The Lurkers make their first appearance in this Chapter.
  • You will encounter your first functioning Bench here, allowing you to experiment with different weapon configurations. You are given 2 weapons to experiment with; The Submachine Gun which provided you with a Military Core and a Compact Standard Frame, and The Plasma Cutter which provided you with a Plasma Core, a Rotator Cuff, and another Compact Standard Frame. You can also find a Heavy Standard Frame and a Tesla Core on board the Roanoke before reaching the Bench as well.