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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
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 110
  2. Negative: 10 out of 110
  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. Oct 16, 2014
    10
    I never do reviews, but I feel this game deserves one. The people giving this negative reviews don't understand the game. The climate of theI never do reviews, but I feel this game deserves one. The people giving this negative reviews don't understand the game. The climate of the game is outstanding. When I play in the dark with headphones game is even better and scary. Great connect of movement detector and dualshock 4. Really realistic felll like you actually hold it in your hands. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2014
    10
    This game is all about hiding, patience and feeling helpless. This is true horror at it's best, and people who complain about Alien: IsolationThis game is all about hiding, patience and feeling helpless. This is true horror at it's best, and people who complain about Alien: Isolation being to hard and slow paced, look at the genre again. The game has that perfect original Alien feeling that is a true must-have for all Alien-fans. Some have complained that the game is to hard at Normal. I played it with difficulty set to Hard, and I never had problems playing it. The feeling of always being helpless and not being able to feel secure actually makes the game even better. The inventory and amount of items you can find is perfectly balanced through the whole game. The game has its flaws, such as being a bit repeating in the end, since it turns out it is a very long game. But I can't call it a negative thing. If I would point out on thing though, it is that the horror is somewhat lost in the last few hours. The developers have really put their hearts in this product and I really hope we will see sequel. Because this is survival horror at it's best and also one of the best games of the year. It is like the AAA-version of Outlast, with a fantastic retro-feeling and without Outlasts lack of variation. A survival horror-gamer shouldn't miss this. Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2014
    9
    I think maybe little longest final, I've seen 4 ending in alien: isolation. ;)
    But this game...an incredible! The Great Game!!
    I loved.
    I think maybe little longest final, I've seen 4 ending in alien: isolation. ;)
    But this game...an incredible! The Great Game!!
    I loved.
    Thanks Guys!!!
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  5. Nov 28, 2014
    9
    Real Alien fans rejoice! We finally have a game that is worthy of the Alien name. This is one hell of a scary game. The graphics are stunning,Real Alien fans rejoice! We finally have a game that is worthy of the Alien name. This is one hell of a scary game. The graphics are stunning, the sound is perfect and the mechanics work beautifully. The story line works well and the characters are memorable. Everything has that retro Alien feel from the old school computer screens to the swipe card save points. Alien is tense and using skill and intelligence to outwit the alien and other 'life forms' on the ship makes for some real heart-out-of-your-chest moments.

    The level design is imaginative and the game looks so authentic. It feels like the original Alien movie. And the Alien! Oh the Alien! You will **** it every time you come across the super tough super intelligent creature.

    This is survival horror at its greatest. Buy it now!

    The DLC is also great as it has the original cast and allows you to play through missions from the film. All look realistic and make you feel like you are in the movie.
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  6. Nov 13, 2014
    8
    Move over Lara Craft this female protagonist sets the bar high in terms of ace voice acting and flawless willpower, that aside minus theMove over Lara Craft this female protagonist sets the bar high in terms of ace voice acting and flawless willpower, that aside minus the horrible lip sync, character animations and an overblown spectacle in the last few missions Alien Isolation is a step in the right direction with breathless atmospheres, a chilling horrific alien (which i never lost my sense of scariness with even throughout this long game) and a ton of meaningful tools that are required to progress throughout the game. (PS the non autosave function works perfectly with this game, i hope its a new trend in horror games) Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2014
    0
    This game is amazing and terrifying. This game can get too difficult at times, but its usually under control. This game is great for peopleThis game is amazing and terrifying. This game can get too difficult at times, but its usually under control. This game is great for people who want a great lasting horror game with unscripted A.I. and force you to keep on your toe Expand

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