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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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  1. Positive: 39 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. Nov 8, 2014
    90
    Alien: Isolation represents a strong return to form for an ailing franchise.
  2. Oct 7, 2014
    90
    While it has a few rough patches and may prove too slow and drawn-out for some players, Isolation does an amazing job of capturing the essence of a classic film and recasting it as a video game. It can be a little too easy to see the man behind the curtain at times, but this is nevertheless one of the finest film-to-game adaptations ever... and a fantastic stealth adventure in its own right.
  3. Oct 19, 2014
    86
    Alien: Isolation will make you scream in both frustration and euphoria but succeeds where many games of this franchise have failed.
  4. Oct 7, 2014
    80
    Alien Isolation does not make all the dreams of the franchise fans come true, but makes a huge step in that direction.
  5. 80
    There have been a handful of Alien games over the years, but none have delivered an experience so close to the intent of the films as Isolation. With visuals authentic enough to have been ripped right from the movies and a terrifyingly intelligent monster as the primary antagonist, Alien: Isolation makes for a memorable experience, and clear proof that Colonial Marines was the fault of the developer and not the material.
  6. Oct 3, 2014
    78
    Unlike its titular organism, Alien: Isolation is decidedly imperfect. The story falls flat, your objectives lack a sense of accomplishment, and the campaign drags on longer than it should. When the gameplay is at its best, however, Isolation delivers the thrill of being in the Alien universe, something fans like me have waited a long time to properly experience.
  7. Oct 13, 2014
    40
    It’s a bad sign that the weakest parts of Alien: Isolation are the parts with the alien. You’d think getting that right would be a priority. Instead, the best parts of the game involve running around space corridors and turning space handles and flipping space switches and pressing space buttons and getting through space doors and turning on space generators. But then an alien comes along and forces you to play something else entirely.

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  1. Negative: 15 out of 248
  1. Sep 12, 2015
    10
    alien isolation é um ótimo jogo de survivor horror lançado nos ultimos tempos, imersão nota 10 muito boa você sente o medo de ver o alien tealien isolation é um ótimo jogo de survivor horror lançado nos ultimos tempos, imersão nota 10 muito boa você sente o medo de ver o alien te perseguindo a inteligência dele é muito boa , gráficos bons , história boa eu recomendo alien , gostei muito do jogo e espero continuação dele Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2014
    10
    Game is absolutely amazing, not been so glued to a game for a while. Have the evil within at the moment too and its barely been in theGame is absolutely amazing, not been so glued to a game for a while. Have the evil within at the moment too and its barely been in the console... only slightly downside is some of the cut scenes, they graphics and frame rate seem to lower slightly. Other than that this game is a must own Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Alien Isolation delivers one of the most harrowing and unnerving survival horror experiences in years. Capturing the vibe of the first filmAlien Isolation delivers one of the most harrowing and unnerving survival horror experiences in years. Capturing the vibe of the first film with absolute precision.

    the sound design and presentation is impeccable, the alien an unstoppable force whose unpredictable nature makes every second of the game feel nauseating. The voice acting is sublime and it is a universe to get lost in (no pun intended)

    Creative Assembly have not only created one of the best survival games in years, but one of the best alien franchise experiences since James Cameron's sequel in the 80's.

    it is claustrophobic, violent, heart stopping and you will die over and over again.

    the ride will be worth it.
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  4. Jul 20, 2018
    9
    I thought I was going to find this game repetitive and tedious, but the truth is that I have really enjoyed it from beginning to end.

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    I thought I was going to find this game repetitive and tedious, but the truth is that I have really enjoyed it from beginning to end.

    Alien Isolation is more of a survival experience, less action-based than almost any other first-person shooter. Thus, its main strength is the atmosphere and the subsequent feeling of constant tension and fear, as the alien is invincible. The game itself recommends to play directly on Hard (as I did), and I can understand why because, albeit more difficult, it poses a more realistic challenge this way and it forces you to play wisely, hiding and saving ammunition. Even if you have not seen the original films, you may love the game as one of the best of its genre.

    I have also played the two DLCs, though they are basically no more than a quick mission. Overall, I am convinced that Alien Isolation is a solid 9.
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  5. Oct 11, 2014
    8
    I went into this game not thinking much of it, I didn't watch any gameplay off the game and I hated Aliens Colonial Marines. On the day ofI went into this game not thinking much of it, I didn't watch any gameplay off the game and I hated Aliens Colonial Marines. On the day of release I scoured IGN to see what score they awarded it (5.9, I didn't bother reading the actual review) I have only recently learned the credibility of IGN when it comes to review and this is in large part because of Alien: Isolation.

    The only thing that inspired to me to pre-ordering the game was that I found it cheap online, could make a small profit from the game and had recently watched the brilliant 1979 Aliens movie for the first time.

    That being said, the game more than exceeded my expectations. I am a big fan of horror games, dating back to Resident Evil 2 and in my opinion, Alien: Isolation wasn't scary. Yes, there were more than enough moments when I heart skipped a beat from being surprised - but they were jump scares. Alien getting you from my vent, being grabbed from the foot by an enemy - i never truly felt scared during the game, not even when the Alien was lurking. The biggest aspect of the game which did make nervous was that there were no checkpoints in the mission - your progress needs to be saved manually in whenever there is a point to do so, this meant that during long stretches I would be every scared to find a save point!

    The game has eighteen different missions - so it is very lengthy, I am writing my review after completing the game which took me around 20-25 hours to do, some critics are saying that the game can feel repetitive, I don't think this is fair nor true, i appreciate longer games and this game was great almost every minute, at times I did feel like the game was dragging and was counting down how many missions were left, but I felt truly satisfied once the game ended and felt it was the perfect length.

    The enemies in this game are awesome, you fight or escape from other survivors, the Alien and my favourite the Android bots, it is all very intense, the story to this game was also very fascinating. The gameplay was great and it was addictingly challenging - I found myself dying by the Alien in certain sections of the game at least 20 times, but each time I would replay it would be just as exciting as the last.

    There are definitely some negatives from the game is that Ripley the main character looks very masculine, this in no way affects the gameplay but i wanted to mention this, what does affect the gameplay and my overall experience was the lip syncing - which was way off it was frustrating. The load times were extremely long and when you call a tram to travel to another section of the game this would take very long as well (May be for suspense but still) The game was a little glitchy at times as well. There is also hardly any replay ability in the game either.

    Still a fantastic game.
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  6. Sep 14, 2016
    8
    This may just be the most nerve-racking game I have ever played, and I'm not a stranger to horror games. The alien is hands down the scariestThis may just be the most nerve-racking game I have ever played, and I'm not a stranger to horror games. The alien is hands down the scariest video game enemy I have come across in a while, due to his immortality, and its intelligence that evolves throughout the game, designed to counter your play style. Not only that, but the atmosphere is set in such a way that even when it seems that that thing isn't around, you still feel tense because of the sounds that the station makes, such as pipes creaking, etc. Lighting effects have to be seen to be believed as well. The story is interesting and the crafting menu is easy to grasp. Definitely worth a try if you're a horror fan. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2019
    0
    So tired of Sony games being cell shaded. Stop with everything being Cell Shaded. What's next Metroid Prime 4 being cell shaded? Done with it.

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