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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: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jan 2, 2020
    10
    an amazing game, a true horror capable to still make you anxious and stressed all the time thought the 25-30 hours campaign even if you ,an amazing game, a true horror capable to still make you anxious and stressed all the time thought the 25-30 hours campaign even if you , like me have already played before, this is because of the amazing Alien's AI completely free from scripts with only a few exceptions during the game which will really shake your nerves, especially with the right environment( headphones and if you turn off the lights even better), the port itself is amazing I can say is 98% at the same level as the ps4, but with a better AA wich eliminate the shimmering, the game is beautiful both docked and handheld,
    the only trade-off was a little increase of the impute lag but only on the right stick, I was one of the people who were afraid to buy the game because all the talking in the reddits and other forum, but I decided to buy and try anyway because it's an amazing game and i was right the lag is minimal and does not bother at all I can play without problem, besides the motion control are well implemented in this game, so don't be afraid buy this game because it's the best stealth&horror game you can find today if you never played before even better!!, you will enjoy it, and don't listen to people who said it's just a continue hidden under table ec..well it is not like that, there is exploration, the station itself is amazing to see, and there are some combat situation(manly androids and humans) and the story is amazing a true sequel of the first film.
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  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. Apr 3, 2020
    10
    This is such a fantastic and impressive port of the game. On Nintendo Switch we are used to seeing ports making heavy compromises to getThis is such a fantastic and impressive port of the game. On Nintendo Switch we are used to seeing ports making heavy compromises to get everything running on Nintendo Switch. Alien Isolation however feels like the full on PS4 experience running on a handheld system. No idea how Feral Interactive accomplished this feat but the game looks absolutely stunning. It's the most visually impressive game I have seen on Nintendo Switch so far.
    I don't have much to add on the game itself since its 2014 release on PS4/XOne: Alien Isolations is a fantastic horror game that captures the essence and the atmosphere of the Alien franchise.
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  4. 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
  5. Dec 6, 2019
    10
    I have never written a Metacritic user review before but I absolutely must for this game. It is far and away, easily the best stealth horrorI have never written a Metacritic user review before but I absolutely must for this game. It is far and away, easily the best stealth horror game ever made and in my top 10 games of all time going back to the 1980's. The Switch version is remarkable, with motion aiming, HD rumble and generally upgraded visuals compared to previous console releases. It's an absolute must buy. Superb........the reason I love gaming. Buy this game!!! Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2019
    8
    Bone chilling and amazing continuation to the story itself. Love the idea of her daughter having her own adventure. Masterpiece with visualsBone chilling and amazing continuation to the story itself. Love the idea of her daughter having her own adventure. Masterpiece with visuals and design. Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2020
    0
    Amazing game, on Nintendo switch is beautiful, great graphics and great game

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