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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. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    Great game so far. I have played about 4 hours of the game so far,and ill tell you that it keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. theGreat game so far. I have played about 4 hours of the game so far,and ill tell you that it keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. the Alien is not the only danger too, you have to watch out for rogue androids and other surviving crew members. The graphics are great for the XBOX 360 looking almost like next gen consoles. the game play is great adding features in the game from the DEAD SPACE series like the famous save stations and concepts from the horror game OUTLAST. the only issue so far is that sometimes the words do not always match the mouth. SEGA really improved from their last game ALIEN: COLONIAL MARINES. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Alien Isolation is an impressive take on the 70s film "Alien" with next gen quality visuals on last gen tech, a sense of true horror, terrifyingly simple but extremely difficult A.I., and if you got the Nostromo Edition, you're in for a real treat.

    You play as Amanda Ripley "daughter of Ellen Ripley" and a strong female lead. The story has you along in a decollate mall ship paradise thing in Jupiter's Orbit know only as Sevastopol. Sevastopol is now a home of the Xenomorph and the rest of the crazed survivors. You must go through many tricky and interesting puzzles that will test your patience and fear factor level. Oh and this game is not meant for the impatient because if you make one wrong move you'll either get killed or go through an insane attempt at escaping. Don't bother escaping from the Alien. You'll get caught up to because the thing is fast AF and its impossible to kill. Don't even friggin' run in this game. That's how sensitive the A.I.'s hearing is in this game is. The A.I. is very advanced in this game and difficulty is definitely on the hard end. The game is about 10 hours long and you can't go once at anytime without dying unless you're going for the achievement.

    The scenery feels like were something when down hard. The atmosphere and music is tense and terrifying keeping you on your toes making sure you don't die and you will hallucinate plenty of times thinking the Xenomorph is lurking in your bedroom right now in fact. The game maybe a single place to go kind of game but the game's environments are actually more open than what anyone expected. Most of the stuff that's blocked off are available to be unlocked after you've got the right tool for the job. Heck the stuff you find later on. You can go back to the beginning of the game and unlock the blocked off areas. I haven't even found what's back in the beginning yet because story.

    If you got the Nostromo Edition (like I got), you play as the original cast. You start in the scene after they discuss the Alien and you have to close off the area without getting killed. I don't know how it ends because I keep getting killed.

    Pros:
    Excellent Story
    Advanced A.I.
    Amazing Graphical Detail
    Memorable Characters
    Just the right amount of difficulty
    Perfect Movie Tie-In game
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  3. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    i am such a huge fan of Ridley Scott's Alien also Alien's prequel Prometheus and James Cameron Aliens. The alien series is one my favoritei am such a huge fan of Ridley Scott's Alien also Alien's prequel Prometheus and James Cameron Aliens. The alien series is one my favorite sci-fi movies that a true sci movie it for true sci movie goers like me and for geeks also someone who has taste for movies. after playing colonial marines it really it doesn't go any were but i did love it even though it was confusing and they did not find ripley but thanks to SEGA we know have a sequel !. this game is hard in deed then you can't find a solution to escape to this " Alien " then you beat the game. they really understand alien they designed the characters realistic , they designed the spaceship it was like being in the 1979 spaceship all over again. Grade A+ ( best game of 2014) Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2015
    9
    I had been looking forward to Alien Isolation even before i saw the first two films in the Alien series. the game looked absolutely terrifyingI had been looking forward to Alien Isolation even before i saw the first two films in the Alien series. the game looked absolutely terrifying from what i saw in press videos and demos, so i was highly anticipating it. though, at the same time, i was a bit skeptical, since most Alien games beforehand didn't get good reception at all, especially Colonial Marines almost two years ago. I can safely say, however, that Alien Isolation is one of the best horror games I've ever played. From the moment I started the game, i knew i was in for a great experience, from the beginning to see how barren and atmospheric the Sevastopol station was, to my first encounter with the Alien. The gameplay is top-notch here. The atmosphere is nailed perfectly and captures the mood of the original Alien film effortlessly, not to mention its art design is absolutely perfect as well, and looks exactly like the style of the original films. The thought of having limited supplies was dreadful to me, as i had to constantly stockpile items in fear that i'd lose them. I was always afraid i'd have to use them on other humans to get rid of them, waste even more to fight working Joes, but worst of all, ward off the Xenomorph that can't be killed. The Alien creature in this game is easily the best part of the game. Its A.I. is incredibly smart, constantly on the lookout, and you never know when it'll strike next. I can't count how many times i hid in the same spot for nearly 20 minutes just so i didn't have to look at the alien. Each level became a tense experience for me because i never knew when anything was going to find me or going to strike at me. Combine this with excellent lighting effects, slick graphics, and its already established atmosphere, and you're in for one of the most dreadful games you'll ever play. The story, while entertaining, isn't much to write home about. The writing can be pretty good at times, but there's times where i felt the story dragged a bit. And some scenes felt like they were only put in there for fanservice, which is nice for Alien fans like me, but can still pad out game time. And the ending isn't all that great either. Even without knowing what really happens to Amanda Ripley in the extended version of Aliens, the game ends very abruptly, and i couldn't believe it had just ended right there. However, the ending isn't the worst aspect of Alien: Isolation- the worst part is the save system. this game doesn't auto save, and there are not that many save stations available at your disposal. On one hand, this adds to the tension, as you really don't want to start a whole section over, but at the same time, this adds frustration to the game, and can really take away from the experience. This issue aside, i can't deny that Alien Isolation is an excellent game. It has a great atmosphere, amazing A.I., great lighting and graphics, a good story, and excellent horror gameplay. Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2015
    9
    What does Pyramid Head, the Nemesis t-type and Chris Walker (the fat man from "Outlast") have in common? Well, among other things, theirWhat does Pyramid Head, the Nemesis t-type and Chris Walker (the fat man from "Outlast") have in common? Well, among other things, their paths, conducts and the times they show up are all scripted.

    Here is where Alien: Isolation stands over most horror games: The Alien, the Xenomorph, is completely unpredictable. A strategy that killed you five minutes ago may function perfectly now. He stalks you, learns your tactics and waits silently until you make a mistake.

    It is not as scary as it is stressing, and tries to keep the monotony away by changing the pace after the first half, giving you weapons to scare the alien away. However, the ammunition for these weapons is scarce, and hiding is still your only option to survive.

    I played the game on the hardest available level for the first time, and it never felt frustrating at all. The save system is weird but adequate for this kind of game, and the games sounds and looks great.

    However, the characters are completely meaningless, and Amanda turns out to be more of a badass survivor in one 20-hours long game (yes, it is pretty long) than her mother was during 200 years. In fact, knowing what happens to Amanda already (because of the beginning of James Cameron's Aliens) limits a lot the surprise factor, but also opens great possibilities.

    This is what makes the game require strong support characters, and besides one synthetic, this is where the game fails and what makes it feel a little too long.

    Even taking this into account, I prefer this kind of story than the absolute mess that Alien: CM did to the Aliens' story.

    A must play, and the game that the franchise deserved.
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  6. Sep 30, 2015
    8
    Probably the closest thing to a perfect "Alien" game we'll ever get, although there are occasional bugs and one of the DLCs mysteriously won'tProbably the closest thing to a perfect "Alien" game we'll ever get, although there are occasional bugs and one of the DLCs mysteriously won't download for many people. Expand
  7. Oct 8, 2014
    1
    Played the game for a while, really didn't like it. Not enough action for me.
    I especially didn't like the fact that there are no guns to
    Played the game for a while, really didn't like it. Not enough action for me.
    I especially didn't like the fact that there are no guns to shoot the aliens.
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