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
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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: 19 out of 199
  1. 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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  2. Oct 31, 2014
    10
    Alien Isolation is an astounding experience from beginning to end, this game really raises the bar in the horror genre. Absolutely the bestAlien Isolation is an astounding experience from beginning to end, this game really raises the bar in the horror genre. Absolutely the best alien game to date, and I would even say that they finally made a game worthy of the franchise! I was blown away with the graphic's, and completely fell in love with our new heroine Ripley! I felt like I was really watching Sigorney's daughter maturate, through out an heart racing ride of sci-fiction terror. The pace of this game is spot on, and my best comparison to game play would be alien's meets outlast. However you will be able to wield makeshift weapons, and there is a fair amount of gathering material to do such. This game won't appeal to everyone, as its not a COD or Battlefield 1st person shooter. Quite the opposite, this game is a breathe of fresh air, and at a time when we have been over saturated with the same type of shooters/and story plots. Be prepared to play this game in the dark, I recommend surround sound or a very good pair of headphones. No distractions, and go into this game knowing this game requires a lot of stealth and patience! Not much to complain about in this game, anything its lacking most likely would have taken away from the suspenseful pleasure of being stalked by a super smart and always moving ALIEN! So charge up your controller, bust out the beer/soda and enjoy the ride. 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 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. Oct 11, 2014
    8
    I went into this game not thinking much of it, I didn't watch any gameplay off the game and I hated Aliens Colonial Marines. On the day ofI went into this game not thinking much of it, I didn't watch any gameplay off the game and I hated Aliens Colonial Marines. On the day of release I scoured IGN to see what score they awarded it (5.9, I didn't bother reading the actual review) I have only recently learned the credibility of IGN when it comes to review and this is in large part because of Alien: Isolation.

    The only thing that inspired to me to pre-ordering the game was that I found it cheap online, could make a small profit from the game and had recently watched the brilliant 1979 Aliens movie for the first time.

    That being said, the game more than exceeded my expectations. I am a big fan of horror games, dating back to Resident Evil 2 and in my opinion, Alien: Isolation wasn't scary. Yes, there were more than enough moments when I heart skipped a beat from being surprised - but they were jump scares. Alien getting you from my vent, being grabbed from the foot by an enemy - i never truly felt scared during the game, not even when the Alien was lurking. The biggest aspect of the game which did make nervous was that there were no checkpoints in the mission - your progress needs to be saved manually in whenever there is a point to do so, this meant that during long stretches I would be every scared to find a save point!

    The game has eighteen different missions - so it is very lengthy, I am writing my review after completing the game which took me around 20-25 hours to do, some critics are saying that the game can feel repetitive, I don't think this is fair nor true, i appreciate longer games and this game was great almost every minute, at times I did feel like the game was dragging and was counting down how many missions were left, but I felt truly satisfied once the game ended and felt it was the perfect length.

    The enemies in this game are awesome, you fight or escape from other survivors, the Alien and my favourite the Android bots, it is all very intense, the story to this game was also very fascinating. The gameplay was great and it was addictingly challenging - I found myself dying by the Alien in certain sections of the game at least 20 times, but each time I would replay it would be just as exciting as the last.

    There are definitely some negatives from the game is that Ripley the main character looks very masculine, this in no way affects the gameplay but i wanted to mention this, what does affect the gameplay and my overall experience was the lip syncing - which was way off it was frustrating. The load times were extremely long and when you call a tram to travel to another section of the game this would take very long as well (May be for suspense but still) The game was a little glitchy at times as well. There is also hardly any replay ability in the game either.

    Still a fantastic game.
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  6. Nov 18, 2015
    8
    After playing the horrendous Colonial Marines, I was very skeptical about this game. But I'm glad to have been proved wrong. Although thereAfter playing the horrendous Colonial Marines, I was very skeptical about this game. But I'm glad to have been proved wrong. Although there were some levels that seem to drag a bit too long, Alien Isolation restored my faith in the Alien series. The gameplay is genuinely creepy. I'm happy to report that the Alien is scary again!!!! 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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