Dead Space 2 has awesome sound design.
One of the sounds I consider to be really well done is the communicator that Issac has holographic-ally at his disposal.
Example: http://youtu.be/AhrQNSVRttE?hd=1&t=5m16s (Link should start at 5:16)
There are a number of good plug-ins that do this effect quite nicely with a preset, but what exactly is the plug-in doing to create this effect at its core. (not programmatic, but in sound design)
Its seems to be a bit of narrow-band EQ, slight distortion, and quite a bit of compression and/or limiting. Then on top of that SUM, you have the more digital bloops and filtered static that layer the transmission characteristic to the recording.
What do you think?