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  • Summary: HOW WILL YOU SURVIVE?
    Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripleys daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel
    HOW WILL YOU SURVIVE?
    Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripleys daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance.
    As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.
    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.
    Overcome an ever-present deadly threat Experience persistent fear as a truly dynamic and reactive Alien uses its senses to hunt you down and respond to your every move.
    Improvise to survive Hack systems, scavenge for vital resources and craft items to deal with each situation. Will you evade your enemies, distract them or face them head on?
    Explore a world of mystery and betrayal Immerse yourself in the detailed setting of Sevastopol, a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of space. Encounter a rich cast of inhabitants in a world scarred by fear and mistrust.
    When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again.
    Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mothers ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows.
    In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jan 2, 2020
    100
    Alien Isolation provides an utmost emotionally pulling experience, and runs flawlessly on the Nintendo Switch. The game truly is a testament to what can be done by third-party developers and porting studios.
  2. Dec 6, 2019
    90
    If you've not played Alien: Isolation, then now's the time! If you've been waiting for it to come to the Switch, then it's a must buy if you want to be scared to death, filled with impressive visuals and thrilling moments.
  3. Jan 9, 2020
    90
    Alien Isolation isn’t just a fantastic game, it’s also a fantastic port, a must-buy for owners of the console, even if you’ve played the game previously.
  4. 85
    Alien: Isolation is close to a survival horror masterpiece that, while unforgiving, carries itself with an unbridled sense of style and class. It authentically recreates the look and feel of the original 1979 film while still feeling incredibly rewarding. Through some wizardry, the game plays just as well, if not better, on Switch, and is to be commended as one of the best ports the platform has ever seen.
  5. Dec 3, 2019
    83
    Feral Interactive delivers a technically excellent Switch-port. But like in the original the artificially stretched campaign is filled not only with tension and panic moments but sometimes with outright frustration.
  6. Dec 16, 2019
    80
    Alien: Isolation is a worthy edition to any Switch owner’s library. It is an excellent reminder of just how good a port can be and, predictable storyline and poorly paced checkpoints aside, it is an outstanding stealth-horror title.
  7. Feb 8, 2020
    60
    If you enjoy both portable gaming and horror, there is no better option right now. Playing with headphones is a must to feel the eerie atmosphere. Preferably the surroundings should also be dim. Just don't forget that you are still on earth, where everybody can hear you scream.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Jan 2, 2020
    10
    this is not only the best port on the switch (it looks the same as in ps4, not kidding, look at comparision videos) is also an amazing horrorthis is not only the best port on the switch (it looks the same as in ps4, not kidding, look at comparision videos) is also an amazing horror game that its not only a great alien sequel, it is also a great alien movie game. you can literally play the second half of the movie and it is glorious Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2019
    10
    An absolutely brilliant port of an absolutely brilliant game! I've already platinumed this on both PC and PS4, and after seeing how good thisAn absolutely brilliant port of an absolutely brilliant game! I've already platinumed this on both PC and PS4, and after seeing how good this looked on Switch several weeks ago, I went ahead on my first triple-dipped game ever. I'm a few hours in now, just past the first real encounter with the Alien, and I am impressed. The game runs very smoothly, and looks...remarkable. This is due to Feral's smart implementation of Temporal Anti-aliasing, which the game's original devs, Creative Assembly, opted to forgo. This essentially eliminates the unsightly pixel shimmer that plagued all previous versions of the game, even the mighty PC version(without the Alias Isolation mod) didn't look this pretty. If you own a Switch, do yourself a favor and get this game. It's a great value in that it comes with all the DLC already unlocked, and a great showcase for what the Switch is capable of. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2020
    10
    Fantastic and terrifying are the only words to describe this game.

    As someone who do not play horror games, trying out Alien isolation for
    Fantastic and terrifying are the only words to describe this game.

    As someone who do not play horror games, trying out Alien isolation for the first time gave me high blood pressure, heart palpitations and generally I couldn't handle hours of game play, even on the easiest difficulty (novice). Somehow, i am surprised I managed to survive my way through the station. Therefore, this game is the perfect survival horror sci-fiction if you don't mind a slow pace developing (but nerve racking) game play that heavily emphasize on stealth. I would recommend anyone to try out this game.

    Comments on port over: Excellent with no encounter of any stability/frames issues on my switch lite. Only once a sound bug that causes no music/sound to be played, solved by restarting the game.
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  4. Dec 6, 2019
    10
    Now this is how you do a port!

    It honestly looks better on the Switch than on the the Xbox or PlayStation (which IGN confirmed) because both
    Now this is how you do a port!

    It honestly looks better on the Switch than on the the Xbox or PlayStation (which IGN confirmed) because both of those consoles make the game have a slightly more ‘shimmery’ aesthetic. The switch version honestly runs fantastic, only noticeable difference I’ve seen is in some smoke effects, and the lighting is slightly worse. Other than that, it’s amazing and a perfect 10/10!
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  5. Dec 9, 2019
    10
    Um prato cheio para todo fã de games de terror. Além de apresentar uma história bem contada, a gameplay oferece excelentes momentos de tensão,Um prato cheio para todo fã de games de terror. Além de apresentar uma história bem contada, a gameplay oferece excelentes momentos de tensão, acompanhado pela alta qualidade da inteligência artificial do Alien. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2020
    9
    I finished this twice on the PS4 and once on the Switch. It's one of the best survival horror games I've ever played.
  7. Apr 9, 2020
    1
    Alien Isolation is a micromanagement style game with slow boring gameplay. I would rather have experienced the action and suspense of theAlien Isolation is a micromanagement style game with slow boring gameplay. I would rather have experienced the action and suspense of the original movie with a choice of characters who possess unique abilities and weapons. In my opinion, I would not consider the game unless you enjoy slow-paced gameplay. Expand

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