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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: 64 out of 81
  2. Negative: 5 out of 81
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    10
    I had to leave a review I'm almost 3 hours into the game and my nerves have never been so shredded. There a no cheap jump tricks here justI had to leave a review I'm almost 3 hours into the game and my nerves have never been so shredded. There a no cheap jump tricks here just pure adrenaline as if you actually on the ship evading the alien. I have to say though anyone not into hiding and taking it slow do not buy this game. There is action but it's mainly about deception and distraction both for the alien and other npc's. The graphics are stunning and so much attention to detail 10/10 for that. If you have always wanted to be in an alien film or at least feel like you are in the universe this is for you. The alien is terrifying and no one way is the same one load and the alien is waking down the corridor the next he's up in the vents changing his strategy. Awesome x100000 Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2014
    10
    Alien: Isolation captures the imagination of the previous film effortlessly to re-insure us, that this is one of the best games of 2014. OrAlien: Isolation captures the imagination of the previous film effortlessly to re-insure us, that this is one of the best games of 2014. Or dare I say the best survival horror game period. This genre has seen a lift after the success of Outlast. The games atmosphere is on point! this is the best alien game to date! The amazing dialogue and voice acting is one of the best iv seen in a while. Not to forget the palm sweating game play and lengthy satisfying story. By the near 20 hour campaign you will feel mentally tired and just want off the ship! This forms a great connection between the character and player, as they both have something in common. This is the most fun iv had with a game this year. Can I put my name down for a sequel? Expand
  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 8, 2014
    8
    An 'Alien' fans wet dream... From the second you start the game it really does feel like you are playing out the movie, with spot on designAn 'Alien' fans wet dream... From the second you start the game it really does feel like you are playing out the movie, with spot on design that makes you want to explore and look at things just for the sake of seeing how many times you get that feeling of nostalgia when you see an item you remember from the movie. The story is great, and about as believable as it's going to get without being too over the top or skewing from the story line the movies have already set in stone. The only complaints I have about the game is that it can be buggy at times (like when the alien is feet away and looking right at you, but then suddenly turns away like it forgot you were there), but that is easily overlooked since it is rare. Second complaint would be that it can be very difficult at times, not because of the alien, but because of the amount of 'Working Joe' synthetic bots you have to sneak around or fight. The game is great at creating that tension and fear that you felt the first time watching 'Alien', but it does get put to a halt when you realize you have to sneak around a Joe for the 50th time. Other than that, the game is perfect. If you are playing with a good sound system or a decent set of headphones then there isn't a doubt that you will be suffering from sweaty palms throughout this entire game as you hear the alien crawling in the vents above you just as you were about to take out another crazed survivor. The story mode of this game is a total winner and the 'survivor' mode can be fun but turns into nothing more than a 'try to get lucky' sprint to the finish line to get a top time on the leader boards. The little replay value and few bugs (at this point) are the only reason this game is not getting a perfect rating. If developers were to somehow work co-op or even a counter-op multiplayer in some way this game would get an 11. 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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