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Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance.
As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.
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.
Overcome an ever-present deadly threat – Experience persistent fear as a truly dynamic and reactive Alien uses its senses to hunt you down and respond to your every move.
Improvise to survive – Hack systems, scavenge for vital resources and craft items to deal with each situation. Will you evade your enemies, distract them or face them head on?
Explore a world of mystery and betrayal – Immerse yourself in the detailed setting of Sevastopol, a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of space. Encounter a rich cast of inhabitants in a world scarred by fear and mistrust.
When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again.
Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother’s ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. The temptation for her to finally understand what happened is too much to resist. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong. It all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows.
In order to uncover the truth about her mother, Amanda is forced to confront the same terrifying thing that separated them.
true survival horrorangmar94 | Oct. 25, 2014 | See all angmar94's reviews »
i really enjoyed the atmosphere and controls of Alien ISO, though i feel the story was somewhat lacking substance the adventure of completing task was when the true essence of the game shines, long story and pretty nice plot twist, cant wait for the dlc/ second installment.
Phenomenal game, extremely memorable.PrimalHunter779 | Oct. 18, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
Alien: Isolation is the highly anticipated sequel to the original film from 1979, 'Alien'; it's made by Creative Assembly, the developers responsible for the Total War franchise. After a slew of disappointing games based on the Alien franchise, it was about time for a game to do the franchise justice; I can happily say that Alien: Isolation goes above and beyond my expectations and delivers a phenomenal game unlike any other. The player steps into the shoes of Amanda Ripley, who is still searching for her mother 15 years after the disaster aboard the Nostromo. A representative from Weyland-Yutani informs you that the black box recorder from the Nostromo has been collected aboard the Sevastopol space station, and is ready for collection. You set off with your team to discover what happened to Ellen Ripley and the Nostromo, and get more than you bargained for with the presence of the Alien from the original film. Right from the start, Alien: Isolation is an image of dedication and love for the source material. Locations in the game have been designed with a low-fi 70's aesthetic in mind, and the result is mind blowing; the Sevastopol and the Torrens are increasingly reminiscent of the Nostromo from the film, and the attention to detail is astounding. The game is graphically fantastic, and you'll find yourself amazed by the sights on numerous occasions (if you have the time to enjoy them, that is). The gameplay is startlingly innovative, and is memorable for a number of reasons. You'll spend most of the game in stealth mode, avoiding humans and synthetics, and of course, the Alien. The Alien itself is terrifying to encounter; it's smart, and it will kill you many, many times. You can use flamethrowers and molotovs to avoid it in direct combat, otherwise it's an instantly gruesome death. You can also use flares and noisemakers (crafted via a simple but satisfying crafting system) to divert the Alien's attention and sneak by unnoticed. Combat with androids and humans is standard fare, however you are able to use your numerous gadgets to focus the Alien's attention on them, and thereby clearing the way to get through. The game puts heavy emphasis on flight over fight, and you'll feel a gratifying sense of accomplishment by completing sections quickly and quietly. The Alien itself is one of the many highlights of this game. Just like the creature from the film, it can sense your movements if you move too quickly and clumsily, and will kill you in seconds if you become too careless. You can use your motion tracker to detect the Alien's whereabouts, but the beep emitted by the device can also give away your position and again result in death. All of these factors make you feel like you're fighting a genuine enemy, and is a refreshing change from the run and gun fare of recent years. The developers have also put a great deal of care into the sound design of the game. Every creak, groan and beep emitted from the Sevastopol space station puts you on edge, and this in combination with the fantastic score makes the experience feel as authentic as it can get. Encounters with the Alien are filled with atmosphere, as you can hear the creature moving around in numerous vents and airducts. There's also a large amount of content included in this game. The story mode took me roughly 20 hours to complete, and there is also a Survivor mode challenge map in addition to the two preorder DLC'S. Anyone who pays $50 for this game will certainly not be disappointed. Aien: Isolation is the Alien game fans have been waiting for. As a huge fan of the film, I was extremely impressed by the game's ability to recreate what made the film so great, in addition to carving it's own niche in the survival horror genre. A solid game through and through, Alien: Isolation will remain memorable for years to come, and is a must-play for any survival horror afficionado. 9.5 / 10
The Alien game Most of us have been waiting for!Punkmafflez | Oct. 17, 2014 | See all Punkmafflez's reviews »
Ok i will start with the bad first, and it really isnt bad.
1 : The alien can be a butt when trying to get around it later in the game on hard difficulty (the best way to play) but not record for. 2 : You get no real friends :(
for the good now.
1: First off the atmoshpere in A:I is damn perfect, every sound sounds loud and clumsy if you arent careful while playing as Amanda Ripley the daughter to Ellen Ripley. The sounds and visuals are the stand out feature for me at least, as they suck you in and wont let go.
2: The alien and ncp AI are fairly smart and react to eachother and not just the player. Yes you could shoot the humans if you wanted but, why not toss a noise maker and have the alien charge in and kill em all? This doesnt always work though so be mindful!
3 : The game is very well optimized despite its requirements. Obviously dont expect to run awesome on ultra if you have a 7 year old graphics card or even computer.
4 : The story can be a tad bit cliche at parts, but is very fun and intriguing to go through and well worth the time it takes (roughly 16 to 20 hours) to complete.
5 : After the main story is done you have two DLC, the Crew Expendable dlc and the Last survivor dlc (if thats the right name) both of which are excellent and then there is the Survivor mode that puts you in a map with challenges, objectives and the Alien, fun fun!
Overall the game can be meh for some and perfect for others, as not everyone likes the same game. Very solid game with solid gameplay, beautiful graphics and audio and very fun Alien AI. We dont mention the Working Joes, they are just jerks!
Creepy!Shaide | Oct. 11, 2014 | See all Shaide's reviews »
I'm just going to come out and say it! I screamed like a little girl! The game is much creepier than I expected, which is good! You are constantly on edge, and on the lookout for enemies. Yea, see: The Alien isn't the only hostile! Granted, he's the scariest and by far most dangerous hostile. The Alien just kills you. Other hostiles you at least have a chance with.
Now unlike other Alien themed games of the past, this title does NOT focus on combat. Sure, you CAN fight if you have to. You even have a gun, but ammo is very limited, and gunshots(Like alarms and running feet) could attract the alien. Fighting is your last option. Which means you will be sneaking through dimly lit hallways. You will hear things fall around you, and occasionally hear the Alien clawing it's way through the vent above you.
The game is incredibly enjoyable and all around creepy! While playing it, I recomend with your lights out and headphones on!
I wish I never bought this game...mattabaster | Oct. 11, 2014 | See all mattabaster's reviews »
...because its ridiculously scary. Not even an hour and a half in have I only just managed to drag myself back into playing Alien: Isolation after being on edge the entire time, without the Xeno even appearing once.
If you are a fan of the Alien Universe, get this. If you are a fan of being scared to death, get this. If you have a heart disorder, don't get this.