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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: 47 out of 506
  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. Oct 18, 2014
    10
    Game of the Year! Best game based on cinema! First stealth where I was afraid to be found. Awesome surround music. Very good scene mix. A lotGame of the Year! Best game based on cinema! First stealth where I was afraid to be found. Awesome surround music. Very good scene mix. A lot of wow effects. Anything bad? Maybe... who cares! Just Best Alience Game! Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    10
    This is a great game ! A must-buy if you love the survival horror genre. Great atmosphere, high tension, difficulty is challenging but notThis is a great game ! A must-buy if you love the survival horror genre. Great atmosphere, high tension, difficulty is challenging but not boring. The story is awesome and loyal to the original Alien fiction. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2014
    9
    As I usually do,I will strive to provide a spoiler free review. This game took me by surprise. The Alien franchise has had some veryAs I usually do,I will strive to provide a spoiler free review. This game took me by surprise. The Alien franchise has had some very unfortunate setback in terms of video games. But this game is the redemption that the Alien series has been looking for.

    Graphics: From a technical stand point the graphics are good. But what I appreciate as a PC gamer is that considering the quality of the graphics I suffered very few issues with frame rate. So in terms of graphics you have very nice graphics with high frame rates on a less than midline system. 8/10

    Gameplay: This is a survival Horror game and seriously plays like it. The aiming was a little off but better than a LOT of similar games I've played and the controls were responsive. The little 'mini-games' for the various unlocking tools were a nice addition those they did eventually become tiresome. But overall a strong showing with the responsiveness. 8/10

    Story: This is where the game shines. Some people prefer the movie Aliens to the original. I am not one of them. And this game really help with the feel of the first game to me. The additional stories other than just the main campaign are also well written. I think one of the things I appreciate most is that the character of Ellen Ripley is a strong female character that does not fight the usual stereotype. She is an engineer (when in the real work only 10% of engineers are women). The game does not rely on making her a sexual object. And the terrot and atmosphere the game presents is strong. 9/10

    Overall Average of the scores would be 8.3. I try to be objective but I do have a love for this genre so it will be a little biased in this review and round up instead of down to 9/10.
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  5. Apr 6, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the ultimate survival horror, it is creepy, scary, visually beautiful and almost perfect, take my hands to the fire for it. I think this game and RE 7 are the real games that saved the genre. The story is good, real good. The game doesn't have any bosses, the alien is an almighty being and helps to keep the afraid and tension fueled up on the entire game. The available weapons are perfectly usable for a survival horror game. Amanda is too weak, but all is about the genre issues.
    This is not an action game, it can't be compared with some of that.
    All i can say is this is an awesome horror game. A great one for the fans of the survival horror or the Alien franchise, not a deception like the Mikami's last adventure, The Evil Within, that is very cuestionable when we talk about that kind of game. I can compare this game with Silent Hill 3, and I assure this is in tie wih it. The advantage that this game takes with the Team Silent's game is graphic, almostly and playable obviously, . But Silent Hill 3 takes the WOW advantage. A great game that must to be played, and this is the best part, it is in the Xbox and PC gamepass.
    This game is real good, and doesn't have any defects, the nine grade is because simply and impossibly there are best games in the genre, the only one that it cames to my mind is, for sure, the crown's ultimate jewell, Silent Hill 2. But if you want to play something ike that, you can prove Alien Isolation, I'm not gonna tell that is the most creepy and scary game in the market, but is true, it's the survival horror of the decade. A very underrated jewell.
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  6. Dec 27, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Scary, for sure. Atmospheric, indeed. You're on what looks like the Nostromo from the outside, only this time, it's a space station. Even on the Torrens, the atmosphere is thick, and you'll find yourself looking up into the vents just to be sure that our 'friend' isn't hiding up there. Once on board the Sevastapol, you're immediately thrust into the unsure position of 'where is it hiding, and when will it attack me'. I have not yet met the Alien, aside from a cut scene video where you see a companion slain, and even then you only see it's tail as it is thrust through your comanpions torso, but I am playing at the novice level. I have heard it's telltale signs of being near, such as the music and some vent noises, and I was quick to hide or remain silent when that happened. It's quite the tense experience, and I'm taking my time, because I don't feel that this experience is something I need to rush. I also don't want to have a heart attack! I don't much care fro the save system, as you have no choices of save games, and the inventory system leaves much to be desired, so I took away two stars for those inadequacies. Other than that, it's a fine suspense experience, and you will likely be terrified at the prospect of meeting your demise at the 'hands' of the Alien. Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2020
    0
    This game is very stupid. Were it not for the simple fact that the game does not have automatic saves it would last 74 seconds.

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