Alien: Isolation PlayStation 4

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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. Negative: 17 out of 164
  1. Apr 9, 2015
    10
    This game really exceeded all my expectations. i absolutely love this game, it's even better when you play it in the dark with no lights onThis game really exceeded all my expectations. i absolutely love this game, it's even better when you play it in the dark with no lights on and curtains drawn. This is my second most favourite survival game i have ever played as this really delivers on SEGA's promises. But my favourite part of this game is the story as players immerse themselves into the world of Alien. I would say this game is a definate buy for all survival fans, horror fans, even for the players who are looking for a great game to play through. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    **** finally. i have been waiting for this one for a long time and after gearbox royally **** up with colonial marines i was a bit sceptical**** finally. i have been waiting for this one for a long time and after gearbox royally **** up with colonial marines i was a bit sceptical but then it hit me. for now this is the best game of the year for me no questons asked Expand
  3. 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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  4. Oct 27, 2014
    9
    Having played Alien: Isolation for awhile now, I can say with complete confidence that this the best Alien game to date and one of the bestHaving played Alien: Isolation for awhile now, I can say with complete confidence that this the best Alien game to date and one of the best next-gen releases so far this year. The level design is pristine and makes you feel as if you're actually in the 1970's - 80's Alien films. The Xenomorph is equally well designed and truly terrifying. Since the majority of its movement is randomized, you never know when he'll show up and how to deal with / track his movements. It's truly unnerving. Whats more, it can be a lot of fun to use it to your advantage as well. There's nothing like approaching a group of humans, popping one with the revolver, waiting for the Xenomorph to investigate, and allowing it to annihilate your enemies for you. That is of course, if it doesn't annihilate you as well. The Working Joes (androids) can be equally as horrifying as well. Without knowing what to look for, you never know if it will be friendly or hostile and if it decides to be hostile it can be just as frustrating, albeit rewarding, to get away from them as it is the alien. To the credit of the lower scoring reviewers out there, it can get frustrating having to replay certain levels time and time again until you get your movements just right. It can be even more frustrating to think you're hiding safely away in a locker only for the Xenomorph to find you, or that you're killed just before you reach the "holy grail" - save point but I think this works in favor of the game. It's extremely rewarding when you do reach those save points and it's intriguing enough to keep you pressing through. When you see people scoring this game low because it's "frustratingly difficult" rest assured that these people were not the individuals the developers were targeting -- it isn't for everybody. But if you're looking for a truly terrifying survival horror that will keep you on your toes and rewards patience over belligerence, then Alien: Isolation is definitely worth your time. Expand
  5. Nov 27, 2014
    8
    I was a bit premature and hasty with my last revue and so I am submitting another and increasing the score. Initially I stated that the gameI was a bit premature and hasty with my last revue and so I am submitting another and increasing the score. Initially I stated that the game was too hard but once you get your head around the idea that your character is not a fighter and you persevere with it you will find this to be quite an exciting and atmospheric adventure. It is obvious that a lot of work has gone in to making this game fit in with the look and feel of the original film and it is in fact a lot of fun. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2015
    8
    Great survival horror game. I'll say this game is not for everybody but if you are a fan of survival horror or a fan of the alien franchiseGreat survival horror game. I'll say this game is not for everybody but if you are a fan of survival horror or a fan of the alien franchise than you will enjoy the game. The game captures the look and feel of the alien franchise very well and it captures the claustrophobic and terrifying feeling of being trapped on a spaceship with an alien that has an intelligent ai. I'm not saying this is the greatest survival game ever made but it deserves its place next to silent hill, resident evil 2, and resident evil 4. 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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