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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. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    This is the first game to truly capture the atmosphere, suspense and terror of it's source material. Graphics are excellent and the difficultyThis is the first game to truly capture the atmosphere, suspense and terror of it's source material. Graphics are excellent and the difficulty on hard is brutal. The story is interesting and a nice addition to the "Alien" universe. The only complaints I have is being used to the FPS format usually meaning "fast paced shooter" it's a bit difficult to get used to having to find alternate means aside from "shoot it until it dies". In this game, distraction is your game and in fact, knowing the layout of a given area is a must- if it sees you, it kills you. The Alien is lovingly rendered and moves quite well, he's faster than you think which can be jarring when an 8-foot monster moves with seemingly blinding speed; you can actually use that your advantage if you're smart. Oh and forget about killing him, just forget about it. This is a thinking man or woman's game requiring patience and a survivors willingness to escape to survive; it's very much unlike any other FPS I've ever played which means it can be difficult to get used to if your previous experience is playing C:OD or Borderlands 2. The music is wonderful as the game mixes in tracks from "Alien" and original music. This is a lovingly rendered game, fans from the series will notice this in the technology, the environment and the Alien itself. The sound effects are ambient and terrifying, the most stressful moments often arrive from hearing the alien and not being able to see it. You have a solid arsenal of items to craft for distraction and occasionally for self defense but you must deploy them carefully because as I wrote if it sees you, it kills you.

    I can safely say this is the first game since "Dead Space" came out way back in 2008 that genuinely terrified me. A key difference being with Dead Space you could rest assure that you can kill whatever it is that comes at you while this game it's a completely different story. The game is not perfect but the pros far outweigh the cons, it is atmospheric, terrifying and you will dread seeing the monster. If you're a fan of survival horror and have waited and been disappointed by one misstep after another don't pass this one up. It can be frustrating because the difficulty at the highest level is brutal but it is immersive enough that like "Dark Souls" every death is a lesson learned. Oh and for clarity this game is DEFINITELY not Aliens:Colonial Marines which was a complete mess that promised much and delivered so very little. I hated that game which made me nervous about purchasing this game but it is definitely worth it.

    Also if you're a big fan of the first three films like I am this is the first Alien game that you can hold your head up high while purchasing, it's that good. I haven't finished it yet but my verdict is that this is unequivocally the best "Alien" game that's ever been made, more please.
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  2. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    The graphics may not be the best, comparing to other games, but the feeling, the suspense... makes this game the best aliens I ever played.The graphics may not be the best, comparing to other games, but the feeling, the suspense... makes this game the best aliens I ever played. Made me want to watch the movies again (the first two) Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2014
    9
    I'm about 12 hours in and while I can understand some people's complaints that the game drags on a little, it's still entertaining me. Not aI'm about 12 hours in and while I can understand some people's complaints that the game drags on a little, it's still entertaining me. Not a perfect game (some parts can be frustrating if you keep dying) but for the most part I have been having a blast playing this game and I've also had fun dipping into the short DLC missions too. Probably a 7 for an average gamer who likes stealth gameplay (and very little else), but definitely a 9 for those of us who grew up in fear of the Alien from the first movie. Great atmosphere, superb sound .... The PS3 version has a bit of slowdown (very occasionally) and some screen tearing from time to time, but nothing that spoils the fun. 9/10 Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2014
    9
    Omg ..this game is really good. So far I am having a blast ..The .sound ambience is scary as hell. Having .little bit of screen tearing, butOmg ..this game is really good. So far I am having a blast ..The .sound ambience is scary as hell. Having .little bit of screen tearing, but overall I must say my expectations are met and then some. The aliens design ..Is amazing...people are complaining to hard ...but I like that makes it realistic survival Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2014
    8
    Good quality story line spreading out slowly. World where we see progress of space technologies, not computer technologies, future of suchGood quality story line spreading out slowly. World where we see progress of space technologies, not computer technologies, future of such world. And, of course, expanding in deep-wide True Alien work of cinematography. Expand