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Somatic Gel is a resource in Dead Space 3. One of the more common resources, it is used to create Medical Packs and upgrade Isaac Clarke and John Carver's health meters.


  • There may be a reason why this particular resource is more common than Tungsten. It has been stated throughout the franchise that humanity is running incredibly low on resources, prompting Planet Cracking. As a natural resource, tungsten would be very hard to mass-produce, in contrast to a resource like Somatic Gel, which can be mass-produced to yield a large amount.
  • "Soma" is used in System Shock II, one of the inspirations of Dead Space, to connotate a psychic power that affects the user's health. So "Somatic Gel" means "A semisolid that affects the user's health."
  • The word "Somatic" means "of, relating to, or affecting the body." Ergo, "Somatic Gel" literally means "body-related jelly."