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  • Summary: Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game which captures the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in theAlien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game which captures the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive. Expand

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  1. Positive: 32 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Nov 1, 2014
    100
    Quite possibly as good as it gets when it comes to sci-fi horror. [Nov 2014, p.48]
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    90
    Inspired by the first movie of the Alien saga, this FPS survival horror is simply the best homage to Ridley Scott's movie. It will haunt you, it will scare you and it will make you jump... and you'll like it.
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    90
    A stealth game that is not a disgrace to the Alien movie, and both its fan and a gamer who has not been kissed by its teeth will enjoy this, if they do wink at the game's story.
  4. Oct 21, 2014
    83
    Players get frustrated, scared and upset, and it all feels very convincing because they also get outsmarted by an AI and there are few games that can make such a claim these days. Creative Assembly gets a huge plus for enhancing the fear factor in this one.
  5. Oct 3, 2014
    80
    Unlike every other Alien game to date, the alien in Alien: Isolation is an unpredictable enemy. It's off-rails, unscripted and behaves pretty much however it pleases. Like a mad Tamagotchi, the alien is powered by some clever AI routines that allow it to hunt and kill using a bunch of different senses.
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    78
    The details of the visual and ludic design, then, do more than keep the terror fresh—they create within the player a demand for more.
  7. Oct 3, 2014
    59
    It may seem strange to complain that a game’s too long, but when the genuine scares of being hunted by an unstoppable predator are so diluted by repetition and padding, Isolation’s epic length really does work against it.

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  1. Negative: 37 out of 395
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Visually beautiful, creates a sense of actually being in the Nostromo due to all the fine detail. I would recommend this game to any alienVisually beautiful, creates a sense of actually being in the Nostromo due to all the fine detail. I would recommend this game to any alien fan. Player beware can be very hard! Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2015
    10
    I have never been a huge fun of Alien movies. But the game is awesome. The main thing about it for me is that It feels like you are takingI have never been a huge fun of Alien movies. But the game is awesome. The main thing about it for me is that It feels like you are taking part in a movie sequel. It's beautiful and immersive, very authentic to movies and huge love to details, story is really good. It's rather slow paced cos' this is not a Doom where you shoot demons left and right. It's moderate scary but there are some really scary moments. Expand
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    Alien Isolation is a brilliant tribute to the Alien(s) franchise, in particular the 1979 Ridley Scott movie. The game perfectly renders theAlien Isolation is a brilliant tribute to the Alien(s) franchise, in particular the 1979 Ridley Scott movie. The game perfectly renders the oppressing science-fi horror atmosphere for which this movie became famous for. Gorgeous visuals, beautiful lighting effects, an inspired retro science-fi artistic design. countless nods to the original Alien movie and a killer soundtrack will give you the impression that you are actually playing a sequel to the movie. The star of the game. the Alien, is every bit as cunning and devious as the one encountered by the Nostromo crew, a terrifying alpha predator from whom you have to run if you want to stay alive. I found this game to be a perfectly paced mix of exploration, stealth and combat (yes, you can confront foes other than the Alien, if you wish or if you must). And there are puzzles to solve, doors to hack (through a number of cute mini-games) and a crafting system. But you'll have to figure things mostly by yourself, as the game doesn't take you by the hand. The checkpoint (and auto) save feature only adds to the tension: there are times when reaching a save checkpoint really feels like an accomplishment.

    To sum it up: this game is an absolute must have for any fan of the Alien franchise, but could definitively stand on its own as a thrilling science-fi horror masterpiece.
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  4. Jan 7, 2015
    9
    It's the only horror game I've ever played that is actually horrifying. It's not perfect, and there are some bugs here and there, but it's aIt's the only horror game I've ever played that is actually horrifying. It's not perfect, and there are some bugs here and there, but it's a really good game. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2014
    9
    This game is one of the best game made based on a movie.
    The game has a solid storyline, the game maybe longer a bit than it should be, but I
    This game is one of the best game made based on a movie.
    The game has a solid storyline, the game maybe longer a bit than it should be, but I don't mind.
    Graphics is one of the best on the market right now, including global illumination.
    The quality is also high with the sound engine too, along with the sound effects.
    Only two weak points the lip-sync and the actual ending.
    9/10
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  6. Apr 5, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Alien Isolation is the best horror game I've played since around 1998, with the Resident Evil titles. It has everything from unsettling silence, hiding while fearing for your life, running for your life, jump scares, fear from threats of man, machine, and alien. Its an incredibly long game for a triple-A story-based title, and while I don't necessarily see that as a good thing, its not nearly taxing. In fact, since there are basically no games that do the 'hiding from intelligent hunter' mechanic, at least this well from a single hunter, the gameplay length is definitely welcome.

    However, the story rarely has any context, and the actual ending is precipitated by one tease after another, where the goalpost is completely obliterated before you in ways that are usually anti-climatic and invoke Murphy's law in an almost comical way.

    The ending itself is horribly uneventful, makes no real sense, and is just there for a sequel placeholder. Alien: Isolation was enough on its own. We don't need another 25 hours of this, thank you. We certainly don't need another Alien heiress getting in one earth-shattering pickle after another. Back on topic, the ending is so poorly thought out that most of it is done with TWO-DIMENSIONAL ANIMATION. What? The rest of the game used 3D cutscenes. They must have run out of budget by the 24th time your escape didn't work out.
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  7. Dec 14, 2015
    0
    keyboard key bindings dont work. what a waste of money again. another game you cant bind your keys and need to buy a controller. but i dontkeyboard key bindings dont work. what a waste of money again. another game you cant bind your keys and need to buy a controller. but i dont like to play with controller. if i want to play with conrtoller i play ps4 Expand

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