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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 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Jan 10, 2015
    9
    Alien: Isolation is true triumph for Sega, Creative Assembly and the Alien franchise!

    This game is tense, frightening, exciting and
    Alien: Isolation is true triumph for Sega, Creative Assembly and the Alien franchise!

    This game is tense, frightening, exciting and certainly not for the faint of heart as much of the game demands you hold your nerve to the last second of each encounter with the alien. Alien: Isolation pulls you in from the word 'Go' and doesn't let you go until well after the game has ended.

    Alien: Isolation has benefited hugely from support from 20th century fox which has been faithfully interpreted and delivered by Creative Assembly.
    The game looks authentic with a well rendered and cleverly lit yet dark environment which has been based upon original conceptual art work and records of sets built for the original Alien movie.
    The musical score and sound staging have been enriched with 20th century fox's library of sounds from the original movie and are instrumental in bringing this game to its zenith with atmospheric music which interacts with the alien's AI and intensifies as it draws nearer.
    The Alien's AI is terrifyingly clever and learns from previous encounters, often not falling for the same trick twice which forces you to be creative in surviving. Thinking fast quickly becomes a survival by-word.

    However, as you sneak and dart your way through the last of the levels of the Sevastopol Station you can't help but shake the feeling of a little repetition which is normally forgotten after 30 seconds as surviving the Alien's hunt quickly becomes your primary concern. With no place to hide and no zones that are truly declared as being 'safe' the intensity and tension of the game can become a little unbearable which is non-stop beginning to end. These things are only small criticisms though and in no way detracted from my enjoyment of this game and are all part of the challenge Alien: Isolation invites you to take.

    My 1 true disappointment was the ending. It was simply not a big enough reward for all that you have gone through to complete this game. Maybe, we are to appreciate that simply surviving is the reward. I can only hope that the this game has been left open for a follow-up in the near future.

    These elements help make this game all the more personal and you aren't as much drawn in as dragged into the vent system and devoured by this game. 9/10 is richly deserved as is the title 'Best game for 2014'.
    This is the game the Aliens franchise has deserved and we have been hoping for for so many years and we are not left wanting. Manicparrot signing off.
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  5. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    Excellent game, the visuals and audio really pulls you in. You really do feel as though you're taking part in an extension of the first alienExcellent game, the visuals and audio really pulls you in. You really do feel as though you're taking part in an extension of the first alien film. However all the backtracking and stealth gameplay can become a little tiresome at times, and the enemies can be quite unforgiving. It's a game to immerse yourself into in a dark silent room; a brilliant homage to the 1979 original. Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have a few scary games in my collection; Resident Evil & Alan Wake being among them. Turns out that they weren't so scary after all....
    In terms of frights and sheer heart-pumping adrenaline gaming, Alien Isolation is pretty much perfection. Set between the events of the original Alien film and the sequel Aliens, it involves taking control of heroine Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda Ripley, who has decided to travel into outer space to a far off space station who have captured a black box recording from her mother's ship, the Nostromo.
    Of course, all is not what it seems and she soon finds herself alone, marooned and face to face with her mother's worst nightmare, the Alien.
    What makes the game so great is the way that the Alien has been so faithfully recreated. Like in the 1979 film, it's ruthless, remorseless and the perfect killing machine. You'll spend many gaming hours dodging it, hiding from it and very often not succeeding. And it's because of this that the game is so terrifying to play; If you make a mistake, you'll be likely to pay for it with your life.
    The game is of course not completely perfect. It is extremely frustrating to play and times, and makes no attempt to give the player a fair break just for the sake of it. But this is also part of the game's charm, it has to be said. It can also get a bit repetitive after a while. There are only so many times you can wander down spaceship corridors, or encounter annoying humans or androids without feeling just a little bored. But one thing's for sure; whenever the Alien shows up, boredom flies out of the window and you'll be hooked and on the edge of your seat.
    One of the best games of it's genre in a long time.
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  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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