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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: 36 out of 417
  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. Feb 18, 2016
    10
    Amazing game. Great story, graphics, gameplay and pacing. Don't understand the bad/mixed reviews...This game is definitely worth picking up,Amazing game. Great story, graphics, gameplay and pacing. Don't understand the bad/mixed reviews...This game is definitely worth picking up, especially if you're a fan of the Alien franchise. Stay's true to the franchise and is a fantastic new entry into the story arch. The only complaint I have is how poorly the character animations were handled. The voice acting is top notch, but the character mouth and face animations are awful. At times during conversations characters mouth's won't move at all, making it difficult to tell who is talking to you. Certainly not a perfect game, but the hands down the best Alien game I have ever played. Giving it a 10 to boost it's overall score since it is most deserving of a better score than it has received from critics. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    There really is absolutely nothing wrong with this game whatsoever.
    What DOES help, though, is if you have at least - at LEAST - seen Aliens
    There really is absolutely nothing wrong with this game whatsoever.
    What DOES help, though, is if you have at least - at LEAST - seen Aliens (of the sigourney Weaver kind not the Area 51 kind). It gives you a good kind of benchmark with which to compare how it looks in the film and how things look in the game, and the two are pretty damn close.
    The alien is well crafted, from initial encounter it is easy to see how well detailed it is. The music is well done, the architecture of the craft is bang on, including all the added extras like the really old on board computers to the old cassette/radio players.
    I think anyone who really gets the Alien series will love this game. It's got the right look to it, the right feel to it, basically, it's definitely the bees knees for this kind of game.
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  4. Jan 29, 2015
    9
    "Alien: Isolation takes its time. More than that, it takes long, languorous steps. Steps that are perverse and filled with shadows and"Alien: Isolation takes its time. More than that, it takes long, languorous steps. Steps that are perverse and filled with shadows and something inexplicably gorgeous and something primal and afraid.

    Before going any further, it’s important to point that out. This is not a run-and-gun. This is not the screeching jump scares of Five Night At Freddy’s. Nor is it the ripping, tearing, maw of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Isolation is slow and atmospheric. You’re not playing a badass marine with a machine gun–you’re not a moody, misunderstood loner with an endless belt feed of ammunition and a chip on your shoulder. You’re an engineer. Amanda Ripley. Who has volunteered to join a doomed mission to retrieve the black box of a lost ship, the Nostromo–quite possibly her mother’s last words and the only clue she has to her fate.

    The fear that accompanies this search for a loved one follows you throughout the entirety of the game. It paints itself on the walls–it taps chisels into your breathing as you join Amanda in holding her breath in order to avoid detection."

    Read the full review at Notes From The Conquistadork: http://conquistadork.net/2015/01/18/this-is-about-survival-thoughts-on-alien-isolation/
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  5. Jan 7, 2015
    9
    It's the only horror game I've ever played that is actually horrifying. It's not perfect, and there are some bugs here and there, but it's aIt's the only horror game I've ever played that is actually horrifying. It's not perfect, and there are some bugs here and there, but it's a really good game. Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    A Great game. Great atmosphere. Great Graphic. Great performance. Great gameplay. the story is good but the problem is the disappointingA Great game. Great atmosphere. Great Graphic. Great performance. Great gameplay. the story is good but the problem is the disappointing ending. the other problem is the length of the gameplay. It is too long. About 15 hours. Expand
  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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