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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: 39 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. Nov 8, 2014
    90
    Alien: Isolation represents a strong return to form for an ailing franchise.
  2. Oct 7, 2014
    90
    While it has a few rough patches and may prove too slow and drawn-out for some players, Isolation does an amazing job of capturing the essence of a classic film and recasting it as a video game. It can be a little too easy to see the man behind the curtain at times, but this is nevertheless one of the finest film-to-game adaptations ever... and a fantastic stealth adventure in its own right.
  3. Oct 19, 2014
    86
    Alien: Isolation will make you scream in both frustration and euphoria but succeeds where many games of this franchise have failed.
  4. Oct 7, 2014
    80
    Alien Isolation does not make all the dreams of the franchise fans come true, but makes a huge step in that direction.
  5. 80
    There have been a handful of Alien games over the years, but none have delivered an experience so close to the intent of the films as Isolation. With visuals authentic enough to have been ripped right from the movies and a terrifyingly intelligent monster as the primary antagonist, Alien: Isolation makes for a memorable experience, and clear proof that Colonial Marines was the fault of the developer and not the material.
  6. Oct 3, 2014
    78
    Unlike its titular organism, Alien: Isolation is decidedly imperfect. The story falls flat, your objectives lack a sense of accomplishment, and the campaign drags on longer than it should. When the gameplay is at its best, however, Isolation delivers the thrill of being in the Alien universe, something fans like me have waited a long time to properly experience.
  7. Oct 13, 2014
    40
    It’s a bad sign that the weakest parts of Alien: Isolation are the parts with the alien. You’d think getting that right would be a priority. Instead, the best parts of the game involve running around space corridors and turning space handles and flipping space switches and pressing space buttons and getting through space doors and turning on space generators. But then an alien comes along and forces you to play something else entirely.

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  1. Negative: 15 out of 153
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Alien Isolation delivers one of the most harrowing and unnerving survival horror experiences in years. Capturing the vibe of the first filmAlien Isolation delivers one of the most harrowing and unnerving survival horror experiences in years. Capturing the vibe of the first film with absolute precision.

    the sound design and presentation is impeccable, the alien an unstoppable force whose unpredictable nature makes every second of the game feel nauseating. The voice acting is sublime and it is a universe to get lost in (no pun intended)

    Creative Assembly have not only created one of the best survival games in years, but one of the best alien franchise experiences since James Cameron's sequel in the 80's.

    it is claustrophobic, violent, heart stopping and you will die over and over again.

    the ride will be worth it.
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  2. Jun 24, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Alien isolation is a superb game,it looks great and produces an incredible atmosphere that is very very close to the Ridley Scott masterpiece,the storyline is very strong and the soundtrack is stunning.

    This is the first game I have ever played that could make my hands sweat,the tension it can create is spellbinding,its a very tightly focused game and for that reason it maybe not be for everyone but if you like survival horror then this is for you,a stunning example of the genre!
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  3. Nov 26, 2014
    10
    Alien isolation es un juego con un gameplay mas ambientado al sigilo y a la tension, si estas buscando un juego de disparos aquí no loAlien isolation es un juego con un gameplay mas ambientado al sigilo y a la tension, si estas buscando un juego de disparos aquí no lo encontraras, el alien es rápido e impredecible hay una gran variedad de herramientas que sirven de gran ayuda al jugador,es un juego bastante desafiante en altas dificultades, tiene un gran apartado visual y una historia bastante decente es el juego de Aliens que habíamos estado esperando Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2015
    9
    Alien Isolation es un juego alucinante e imprescindible para los fans de la saga Alien. Recrea perfectamente los escenarios de las películas yAlien Isolation es un juego alucinante e imprescindible para los fans de la saga Alien. Recrea perfectamente los escenarios de las películas y genera la misma sensación de miedo y opresión de las películas, a lo que ayuda una magnifica banda sonora, y en esta ocasión eres tu el que dirige los pasos de Ripley decidiendo cuando esconderte, qué camino tomar y como afrontar cada situación. Un juegazo. Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    Alien: Isolation is definitely one of the best games of the year. Perhaps the first truly "survival horror" ever. If you are a sci-fi lover,Alien: Isolation is definitely one of the best games of the year. Perhaps the first truly "survival horror" ever. If you are a sci-fi lover, then you must play this game. The atmosphere is just amazing. It feels like you are inside a 60's/70's sci-fi movie. The graphics are the best produced for the next-gen at this point.

    This is not a game for everyone, tough. If you are used to games like "Assassin Creed" or "Call of Duty", perhaps you won't enjoy it. That's explain the criticism this game is getting from some press reviews. First of all, its a game where you barely needs to fire a gun. Your best way to survive in this game, is hiding. Sometimes you need to spend some minutes hiding while the Creature walks around looking for you. So, if you are expecting something similar James Cameron's "Aliens" you won't find it here.

    A:I is a perfect recreation of 1979 classic. Its a nerve wracking experience. The Alien (called the Creature in the game) feels like its is supposed to be: a perfect organism. As I said before, the atmosphere and the graphics are amazing. For sci-fi and Alien fans there are some magical moments (at some points you feel like you are inside 2001 Space Odyssey).

    The Creature is unpredictable and is not scripted. The save points are not friendly. The creature cannot be killed. The sound design creates a tense atmosphere (perhaps its one the best gaming sound design ever). Thats the perfect formula for creating a real horror experience in video-games. Its almost impossible to get scared playing a game when you can save your progress any time you want, when your enemies have predictable behavior and when you know if you fire some bullets you will kill then all at some point.

    Its not an easy game. My advise: in your first play-trough, choose the "easy" difficult, otherwise your experience can be more frustrating than scary. I also believe in "gamma settings" you should choose a configuration with more shadows. The game design gets more beautiful with its lights and contrasts, and the sci-fi horror atmosphere gets a little better.

    Its also a long game. But it never gets boring. Its not a movie. Its a game, a sci-fi one. There are other issues you have to deal with, the creature is not the only one. It means you need to explore Sevastopol and discover some of its secrets. Its a vey satisfying journey.

    Sega and the producers deserve credits for taking risks with this game. I think A:I will follow the same pattern as some sci-fi classics like Blade Runner, 2001, Alien and even Prometheus. Movies who received "mixed" reviews when they were released, but got "classical" status in the following years. This game will be a classic one day.

    I won't give this game a 10, because since its a PS4 game, the characters facial expressions and movements doesn't feel super natural, and sometimes some of them are speaking but their mouths are not moving. Last Of Us raised the bar in that aspect. I also believe that the fighting against the androids should be more dynamic. Other issue I found in the game, was the use of some video-game clichés, like "the path is blocked, find and alternative reach point x". Despite those minor flaws, its a solid great game. One of the best of this year so far.

    A game changer for sci-fi and survival horror gaming. Worth every penny.
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  6. Oct 15, 2014
    8
    This game is great and truly gives the scares. The ai is so good and is done randomly. The game is pretty hard too. The voice acting isThis game is great and truly gives the scares. The ai is so good and is done randomly. The game is pretty hard too. The voice acting is average at best and the cutscenes are just meh. The gameplay is great though. Creative Assembly have really done a great job. Expand
  7. Mar 20, 2015
    0
    If you like to die several times in just one minute, then this is your game. you cannot hide from alien. Great! I think that the game makersIf you like to die several times in just one minute, then this is your game. you cannot hide from alien. Great! I think that the game makers have iq up to 80. I lost my 34 euro totally. Expand

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