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The Peng Treasure in Dead Space (2023).

"Perfect in every single way. Every curve, every line. No ads could do it justice. Grasping hands. Everyone wants it."
USG Ishimura crew member describing the treasure.[1]

The Peng Treasure is a type of 'prize' found in all (single player) installments of the Dead Space series. The Treasure itself is molded into the shape of a woman. The Treasure may be obtained only once throughout a single playthrough, but can be obtained again upon a subsequent playthrough of the single player campaign. Once obtaining the Treasure, the player is awarded an achievement/trophy, and may sell the item at the Store for a great sum of Credits.

What is Peng?[]

"Peng as a phenomena stretches back over 200 years, as evidenced by these Sovereign Colonies-era postcards! No one knows who started Peng, or what its origins are. It had morphed into a pseudo-sexual morale booster for the troops even back then."
—Official description of the appearance of Peng in Dead Space 3, stating that its origins are unknown.[2]
The Art of Dead Space Peng

Peng posters in The Art of Dead Space alongside comments from art director Ian Milham.

A running gag in the series is that despite numerous advertisements and posters promoting Peng, none of them explain what Peng actually is. Aboard the USG Ishimura, on Titan Station, and on the SCAF ships and facilities on Tau Volantis, multiple posters and graffiti found on the walls feature a woman smiling with lines such as "I Want More Peng", "Everyone Wants Peng", "I Love My Peng", "Delicious Peng", or more notably: "There's Always Peng!"

Dead Space (2008)[]

In the original Dead Space, the Peng Treasure is only accessible in Chapter 11 of the game, although the Treasure can be seen in the very first level, Chapter 1: New Arrivals (however, it is unattainable at that point due to the player not yet being in possession of the Kinesis Module). The Treasure can be found and picked up by Kinesis in a dividing lane between two entry lanes in the hangar bay. It is located on the floor between the two large walkways. Once you obtain the Peng Treasure, you will unlock an Achievement/Trophy titled "There's Always Peng!" which is worth 15 on Xbox 360, and a Bronze Trophy on PlayStation 3. The Peng Treasure can be sold at a Store for 30,000 Credits, making it the most valuable treasure found in the game.

Dead Space 2[]

In Dead Space 2, the Treasure can be found in Chapter 7: Power from the Sun. After using Howard Phillips' corpse to unlock the door of his office and navigating three successive corridors to come upon the mainframe room, there are two chambers you must enter to defeat the mainframe's lockout. When you arrange the circuits shown on the diagram, they will turn blue instead of green. Upon completion, another reroute button will become exposed. Use that button to rotate the access hatch to enter the back room; the Treasure is found in the back of the room, in clear sight, sitting upright on the floor. Collecting the Peng Treasure will award the player with the Achievement/Trophy 'Collect Peng.' It can be sold in the Store for 10,000 Credits. The room itself is also filled with other goodies, including Power Nodes.

Dead Space 2: Severed[]

In the Dead Space 2: Severed DLC, the Peng Treasure returns. It can be found near the first maintenance access point that Isaac Clarke used in his escape from Titan Memorial Medical Center in the boiler room. Once collecting the Treasure, the player will be awarded with the Achievement/Trophy 'Peng Me Again'.[3] It can be sold for 10,000 Credits at the Store.

Dead Space (mobile)[]

In the mobile version of Dead Space, the Peng Treasure is found in Chapter 12: Yesterday's Problem in the Reactor Core while fighting The Boss. The Treasure is located directly behind the machine used to kill The Boss. The Treasure must be obtained before defeating The Boss; collecting the Peng Treasure rewards the player with the "There's Always Peng" achievement. In addition, the Peng Treasure can be sold in the Store for 50,000 Credits.

Dead Space 3[]

In Dead Space 3, the Peng Treasure is found in Chapter 14: Everything Has Its Place, during the optional mission to the Reapers' Barracks. The Treasure can be found in the end of the first tube behind the spiked piston. An upgraded Kinesis is required to reach the treasure. It is not worth anything unlike previous games, other than the Achievement/Trophy "There's Always Peng!".

Dead Space (2023)[]

In the 2023 remake of Dead Space, the Peng Treasure is found in Chapter 11. After taking the elevator down to the Cargo Bay to retrieve the Marker, turn left to find a locker covered up with boxes that can be moved away with Kinesis. Its location is also hinted at by a sign, "I Want More Peng", to notify players. The Peng Treasure in Dead Space (2023) rewards the player with the "There's Always Peng!" achievement. In addition, the Peng Treasure can be sold in the store for 30,000 Credits.


  • The Peng Treasure has the smallest value in Dead Space 2, but the Treasure is worth obtaining due to what you find in the room with it: Two, and on very rare occasions, three Power Nodes can be found in the same room as the Treasure.
  • In several Scandinavian languages, "Peng" can be used as another word for "coin" or "money." In German, "Peng" is also considered to be the sound a gun or firearm makes when fired/firing.
  • The in game description of the Treasure is the same as the achievement name: "There's Always Peng!"
  • It is a great asset in Dead Space (mobile), as its sell back value will earn you enough Credits to buy a Level 2 RIG, and is 1/4 the cost of the Heavy Pulse Rifle.
  • According to several online dictionary services, the definition of "Peng" is "an attractive woman" or "a good looking person."
    • Peng is also described in Urban Dictionary here.
  • One of the original Dead Space's Object Artists is named Wang Peng.
  • In the USG Ishimura's bathrooms, there is graffiti that says "I give great peng".