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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. 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: 69 out of 87
  2. Negative: 5 out of 87
  1. Jan 2, 2016
    10
    I will happily give this a perfect 10, this is by far the best Alien game I've ever played. The tension and atmosphere is perfectly recreatedI will happily give this a perfect 10, this is by far the best Alien game I've ever played. The tension and atmosphere is perfectly recreated from the movies I enjoyed when I was younger. The game has made me literally yelp in fright multiple times. I understand this is not everyones cup of tea however this will be highly rated by horror game and Alien fans alike. Recently read the IGN review that gave it a low rating and criticised it highly. This game is nothing short of a masterpiece as you can see from the user reviews; IGN have it all wrong 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. Feb 24, 2015
    9
    Recently picked this up in a sale, avoided it due to the certain media giving it bad reviews, I decided to finally check it out and wow! HowRecently picked this up in a sale, avoided it due to the certain media giving it bad reviews, I decided to finally check it out and wow! How wrong they were a truly terrifying and terrific experience! While this game is one of the best survival horrors I've played it's not without its falls, human Ai can be very frustrating at times and seem to just be in your way! The side characters you meet are very 2d in personality with very stiff and emotionless faces when interacting with you.
    But these minor problems aside the main star of the game is the alien itself, it's unpredictable behaviour makes it so you can't have the same strategy throughout the game, as you adapt it adapts, every encounter you have with the alien is always terrifying especially when you don't know your environment! I highly recommend this game for the unforgettable 10+ you'll get from it
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  5. Dec 23, 2014
    8
    Ever feel like a mouse dropped into a cage with snakes? You will when you play this game.

    Im disappointed with some of the bad reviews this
    Ever feel like a mouse dropped into a cage with snakes? You will when you play this game.

    Im disappointed with some of the bad reviews this game has got. The game has like 5 difficulties. If find it to be to challenging or frustrating you can always make it easier.

    I'm playing on Normal difficulty and I havent had too many problems. Sometimes you open a door and the alien is right there and there is nothing you can do, but thats what your agreeing to when you get this game. The alien has a mind of its own and will be wherever he wants to be.

    I also don't spend all day on this game, I just get to a couple of save telephones and then play somthing else. The game may be too long, Im not sure yet, but I would much rather play a horrific immersive 18 hour campaign then some boring 5 hour Shooter of Dutyfield 17 3/4s. Those games seem to automatically get 9/10 every single year I don't think the reviewers even play them anymore they just cut and paste from last years review.

    The graphics are really nice, and I love the retro futurism you're in a super advanced spaceship with green and black CRT monitors.
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  6. Jan 5, 2015
    8
    This is a great reboot of the franchise. This has a good story that is a little tough to follow at times. The sound is great and the visualsThis is a great reboot of the franchise. This has a good story that is a little tough to follow at times. The sound is great and the visuals are good for a console. Overall the the game is a struggle to plow through. This is a very frustrating game. You will die a lot. I was also very surprised at how long the game is. This is a game worth a buy. 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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