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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Nov 1, 2014
    100
    Quite possibly as good as it gets when it comes to sci-fi horror. [Nov 2014, p.48]
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    90
    Inspired by the first movie of the Alien saga, this FPS survival horror is simply the best homage to Ridley Scott's movie. It will haunt you, it will scare you and it will make you jump... and you'll like it.
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    90
    A stealth game that is not a disgrace to the Alien movie, and both its fan and a gamer who has not been kissed by its teeth will enjoy this, if they do wink at the game's story.
  4. Oct 21, 2014
    83
    Players get frustrated, scared and upset, and it all feels very convincing because they also get outsmarted by an AI and there are few games that can make such a claim these days. Creative Assembly gets a huge plus for enhancing the fear factor in this one.
  5. Oct 3, 2014
    80
    Unlike every other Alien game to date, the alien in Alien: Isolation is an unpredictable enemy. It's off-rails, unscripted and behaves pretty much however it pleases. Like a mad Tamagotchi, the alien is powered by some clever AI routines that allow it to hunt and kill using a bunch of different senses.
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    78
    The details of the visual and ludic design, then, do more than keep the terror fresh—they create within the player a demand for more.
  7. Oct 3, 2014
    59
    It may seem strange to complain that a game’s too long, but when the genuine scares of being hunted by an unstoppable predator are so diluted by repetition and padding, Isolation’s epic length really does work against it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 447
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Visually beautiful, creates a sense of actually being in the Nostromo due to all the fine detail. I would recommend this game to any alienVisually beautiful, creates a sense of actually being in the Nostromo due to all the fine detail. I would recommend this game to any alien fan. Player beware can be very hard! Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2019
    10
    Playing this through for the first time now ... and I'm mighty impressed. The game looks stunning and faithfully captures the unmistakablePlaying this through for the first time now ... and I'm mighty impressed. The game looks stunning and faithfully captures the unmistakable look and style of Ridely Scott's seminal movie. The gameplay mechanics are simple but very thoughtfully designed and implemented. It's super slick! I can't recommend this enough to fans of sci-fi, horror and just damn good games. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2014
    10
    I love this game. For so long I've wanted a game that isn't constant shooting and instead, some atmosphere and exploration. This has both inI love this game. For so long I've wanted a game that isn't constant shooting and instead, some atmosphere and exploration. This has both in abundance. The graphics are superb, the sound design straight out the movie and the feelings of dread/isolation perfectly realised. Every gamer is different, so with an Alien game we expect different things. For me, I couldn't have wanted a more authentic experience. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Alien Isolation is the alien game we've all been waiting for. It perfectly captures the atmosphere of "Alien" made by Ridley Scott in 1979. It literally feels like I am interacting with the movie. The first thing to praise the game about is its story. Amanda Ripley is approached by a man named Christopher Samuels, who invites Amanda Ripley on an expedition to look for the Nostromo's flight recorder which might hold the key to finding her mother, Ellen Ripley. If you've seen the Alien movies then you will know that she tried to kill the Alien by blowing up the Nostromo and sending herself out into space on a tiny shuttle where she undergoes hyper-sleep. So this game takes place in between the events of "Alien" and the events of "Aliens" which is a very cool idea. So, of course, Amanda Ripley accepts Samuels offer and we find her waking up from hyper-sleep and we get to explore the Torrens spacecraft. If I had to summarize the rest of the game it would be, traveling to Sevastopol Station (the holder of the Nostromo's flight recorder), meeting a few characters, fighting loads of androids, and fighting other humans all while trying to avoid the Alien that is aboard the ship. It never really explains how the Alien got there but that is up to your interpretation. Now you may be wondering why I am not giving this a 10. It is because the Alien sometimes has broken A.I. For the most part the Alien's A.I. is great and terrifyingly clever, but 25% of the time he bugs out and either just stands in front of you doing nothing, or running the complete opposite direction from your character which is very eminent in the survival mode. But, overall, Alien: Isolation is a fantastic game that definitely takes advantage of its beautiful graphics. I'm even thinking about getting it on Xbox One, so that says something! 9/10 (Awesome) Expand
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    9
    Never has an alien game nailed the movies environment the game is visually beautifully mean just look at the level of detail they put intoNever has an alien game nailed the movies environment the game is visually beautifully mean just look at the level of detail they put into making the haunted environment, a mechanical master piece , the alien AI is challenging and the machanic that it elvolves through out the game is really impressive, the game is challenging, fun and the only problem I've had is the voice acting, the dlc, some minor glitches but this game is worth the buy and don't you **** listen to ign the guy is a halo player and isn't used to challenges Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    8
    Estar tanto tiempo huyendo del alien llega a cansar, pero lo demás está muy bien.
  7. Nov 8, 2015
    0
    Bugs and more bugs. 1st day 3 times crashed.
    Another console port that burn your GPU.
    The graphics are good for an indie game, but cann't
    Bugs and more bugs. 1st day 3 times crashed.
    Another console port that burn your GPU.
    The graphics are good for an indie game, but cann't compare it with an AAA.
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