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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. Jan 10, 2016
    10
    It was a perfect game from the beginning to the end!! The best Alien and horror game that I've ever played!! It could be hard at times but IIt was a perfect game from the beginning to the end!! The best Alien and horror game that I've ever played!! It could be hard at times but I guess that's how should be played a survival horror game! Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2014
    10
    The game have all that a fan need from an Alien game, Perfect ambient, good gameplay with a nice "bad guy", the alien is the perfect son of aThe game have all that a fan need from an Alien game, Perfect ambient, good gameplay with a nice "bad guy", the alien is the perfect son of a **** of the game, unpredictable movement, one hit one kill, if you don't have the flame-throwers ;), he learn, for each flare that receives it resist more and he have more aggressive movements. The humans are not the most intelligence but who cares, the protagonist is the Alien.

    Good graphics, good BSO (most are the originals from first movie), good history on the line of the first and second movie...
    In summary, if you like the saga you need this game ;)
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  4. Dec 6, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Any Alien fan should have this game! Beautifully designed, incorporating Rob Cobb's designs from the Nostomo into Sevastopol, it truly is a gorgeous game. But the setting is also scary: creaky, full of murderous androids and humans, falling apart, dead bodies and graffiti everywhere. Yet nothing is quite as terrifying as the Alien. Simply hearing the soon-to-be common sound of him coming out of the vent system nearby sets my heart rate soaring. There are so many tense and scary moments; you have to be dead careful and on your toes at all times, even on easy. And, even on easy, the Alien's A.I. will pick up on things (such as where you hide the most, it'll investigate where things come from if you throw enough distractions its way, etc). In fact, I'd call it 'not-so-easy' to be honest. The med-bay escape, trap, reactor area, and the ending are all full-throttle, palm sweating, teeth clenching, heart-racing, head-spinning sections which make this game my absolute favorite I've played so far. Congrats C.A. on such a wonderful game, I feel it will (as many critics also do) revitalize the now venerable series....who knows, maybe a sequel will be on the horizon? Cheers to a great game! Expand
  5. Jan 7, 2015
    9
    Alien Isolation is a beautiful and thrilling experience. The developers did a fantastic job at emulating Ridley Scott's original masterpieceAlien Isolation is a beautiful and thrilling experience. The developers did a fantastic job at emulating Ridley Scott's original masterpiece film. This game is a survival horror not a FPS, and the use of different tools and environment interactions can make or break your survival! This game at times will be frustrating, unbelievably tense and will require you at times hit the TAB button to plan out your next move! Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2016
    8
    A well realised game adaptation of the original Alien film that does a good job at creating an atmosphere of desperation and vulnerability.A well realised game adaptation of the original Alien film that does a good job at creating an atmosphere of desperation and vulnerability. The sound quality is impressive and the visuals look decent for the most part. Most players shouldn't run into any performance issues, and it doesn't take much to run this game at a smooth 60+ fps, which is a bonus.

    In most scenarios, the gameplay revolves around playing hide and seek with a plethora of neat gadgets at your disposal. Rewiring systems and weapons also add an additional layer of variety and tactics to the mix. The Alien itself is an intimidating enemy and one that brings about a lot of tension and paranoia, but I feel that encounters should've been less frequent to really extend the anticipatory anxiety and suspense. I also think that the game is too generous with resources. More often than not, I was fully stocked on all my gadgets. Running out of ammunition, medkits and batteries turned out to be the least of my worries. In a sense, this lessens the 'survival' aspect of the game and the resultant tension associated with it.

    The game is generally well paced as well. I was glad to see that the game was sometimes willing to give a break with the Alien for a moment and introduce segments more focused on storytelling and character interact6ions. There were even a couple missions that seemed to focus more on combating androids rather than stealth. While this might disappoint some players, I thought it was a nice change of pace from the standard hide and seek gameplay mechanics. The exception to this are the last few missions of the game where objectives became a bit repetitive and tedious, with much backtracking and padding of the game length. I think Alien Isolation would've benefited from being a little shorter as it did overstay its welcome somewhat.

    Overall rating - 8.1/10
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  7. Jan 27, 2015
    0
    Story was fine the Cut scenes are fine, it's a boring game when you figure out the alien it becomes waiting and balancing simulator.Story was fine the Cut scenes are fine, it's a boring game when you figure out the alien it becomes waiting and balancing simulator. a Expand

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