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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Dec 2, 2014
    90
    Thrilling from start to finish, Alien: Isolation is the game fans of the franchise have long been waiting for. [Issue#255, p.57]
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    90
    The highest compliment that you can pay Creative Assembly’s uncompromising, nerve-plucking and lengthy entry in the Alien canon is that even without any prior knowledge of its source material, Alien: Isolation is superb.
  3. Feb 25, 2015
    88
    Though it's not flawless, Isolation is certainly one of the best games in the franchise, and I'm damn impressed with what The Creative Assembly has managed to pull off.
  4. Oct 3, 2014
    80
    Alien: Isolation is an incredibly beautiful game whose regular boring patches are almost always countered with bloodcurdling tension or mind-blowing spectacle. But you should only try it out if you’re a big sci-fi fan and if you have nothing against doing engineering tasks, like in Dead Space. And of course, if you don’t want to miss all of the references, you should at least check out Alien the movie first, if not the entire quadrilogy. ​
  5. Oct 21, 2014
    80
    For fans of the Alien series, the films, books, comics, and every other form of entertainment imaginable, Alien: Isolation is simply a must-play, given that it fits so well into the storyline that it nearly seems to be a chapter in it's own right.
  6. Oct 4, 2014
    74
    Alien: Isolation is worth experiencing, but at the same time feels like lost potential.
  7. Oct 3, 2014
    59
    Someday, someone is going to make an incredible Alien video game that checks every box. But, sadly, Isolation is not it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 84
  2. Negative: 5 out of 84
  1. Dec 23, 2014
    10
    I don't want to come out of the closet 10/10I don't want to come out of the closet 10/10 . Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2014
    10
    If you are a fan of Ridley Scott's Alien, this game is your game. Just like the first movie, everything is about suspense, thriller and getIf you are a fan of Ridley Scott's Alien, this game is your game. Just like the first movie, everything is about suspense, thriller and get you on the edge of your seat. Of course, there's action but it's not James Cameron's Aliens....
    If you are looking for slow game... searching for clues, exploring some vast areas and trying to escape the Alien.... This game is perfect for you! Visiting the station is incredible with the amount of details. The visual are perfect. And the sounds... OMG, the sound is incredible and really help to turn this game into a perfect claustrophobic survival horror experience!!
    Side note... it can be a little frustrating since you'll get lost and die a lot... but I repeat, this game is more like the first Alien... not like the sequel "Let's take our guns and try to kill them all" Aliens...

    I'm putting 10 because Alien Isolation deserve at least a 9.5 / 10.
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  3. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Astounding game - it's like living in the first Alien movie. The atmosphere is dense, the sound design, sfx and music is not only absolutelyAstounding game - it's like living in the first Alien movie. The atmosphere is dense, the sound design, sfx and music is not only absolutely perfect for the environment and overall feel, it sits tightly with what we're used to from the movies. Graphics are overall pretty good on the XB1. Lovely grain and warming fx, mostly good textures and it's possible to investigate or read many of little details on the Sevastopol to your hearts content. The alien AI works great and the danger of it lurking arund somewhere makes me feel like I'm 15 years old again, playing Resident Evil 1 for the first time. It's a scary game without being too relient on jump scares. It's what's possible, that's scary, not what is actually happening. Well, that too, actually. It's a fantastic game - not only because we finally got the Alien game we always wanted (and deserved), but also because the game itself is just so good. It combines joy and terror so magnificently. Well done, CA and Sega. A certain Randy Pitchford must be weeping into his moneybags right now. :-P Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2014
    9
    It`s one of the best experience you can have and play, You really need to play it. Its a great game. Graphics are extremely cool. Every fan ofIt`s one of the best experience you can have and play, You really need to play it. Its a great game. Graphics are extremely cool. Every fan of Aliens will really like it, Also prepare for horror simulation Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2014
    8
    I'm halfway through this right now and so far having a blast. It's a very unique game and a great experience. If you are a fan of horror, sciI'm halfway through this right now and so far having a blast. It's a very unique game and a great experience. If you are a fan of horror, sci fi or stealth games you should go out and buy this now. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2014
    8
    What an amazing game. The setting, atmosphere and color palette all fit in nicely. If you are an Alien fan,,,,this is a must buy. My onlyWhat an amazing game. The setting, atmosphere and color palette all fit in nicely. If you are an Alien fan,,,,this is a must buy. My only gripe is that it is a little too long. I admit i had several scares throughout my first play through and ive just started my second. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2014
    1
    What started out as tense and spooky quickly became a painful game of object/key-card hunting with no tension at all. Felt hyper linear andWhat started out as tense and spooky quickly became a painful game of object/key-card hunting with no tension at all. Felt hyper linear and very scripted, all of which takes away from the terror completely. Looked pretty though. 2 stars. Expand

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