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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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  1. Negative: 46 out of 490
  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. Jan 3, 2021
    10
    Truly the definition of the word 'masterpiece,' and undoubtedly a labor of love. The developers clearly had a lot of love for the original twoTruly the definition of the word 'masterpiece,' and undoubtedly a labor of love. The developers clearly had a lot of love for the original two iconic movies and their love and respect is echoed in everything from the impeccable score, art direction & level design, to the nerve-racking atmosphere and, of course, the omnipresent and ridiculously intelligent alien creature. Games like this are such a rare sight these days, which makes me cherish it all the more. You'll find the game even making its way into your dreams, that's how strong of an experience Amanda Ripley's escapades aboard the abandoned Sevastopol station really are. Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2016
    10
    Turn on Alien: Isolation.

    Play for 1.5 hours. Ambience has me rattling like a coffin in an earthquake. During this time, never even
    Turn on Alien: Isolation.

    Play for 1.5 hours.

    Ambience has me rattling like a coffin in an earthquake.

    During this time, never even saw the Alien.

    Finally catch a brief glimpse of the Alien's tail.

    Turn off game, call mom to tell her I love her.

    Update blood pressure medication.

    Can now only play this game during the day, with the lights on, while listening to the "Happy Days" theme on loop.

    10/10
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  4. Oct 16, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I tell you man! This game was The Hardest Game in my entire life. But still they have a beautiful Graphic, and a really awesome scenes. And just a minute ago i finally finished this game, not so good for a game compare to Metal Gear Solid 4 or Kingdom Hearts 2. Still worth it to playing it though. 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. Dec 30, 2014
    8
    The game the alien series has desperately needed. The alien ai is very well done, the atmosphere is amazing and the graphics are really good.The game the alien series has desperately needed. The alien ai is very well done, the atmosphere is amazing and the graphics are really good. Only drawback is its a little bit long. Get this game. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2020
    0
    This game perfectly encapsulates the essence of the first alien film, almost better than the original itself.

    Must play for anyone into
    This game perfectly encapsulates the essence of the first alien film, almost better than the original itself.

    Must play for anyone into horror, fps or the original franchise.
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