Alien: Isolation

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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.


Key Features:

  • 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.


Story Synopsis:

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.

Customer reviews

95

Is this the like the movies?

emetalce | March 14, 2015 | See all emetalce's reviews »

Well let me tell you one thing, it's pretty damn close. I started playing this game as I wanted to see of the survival aspect the game would bring, and let me tell you it does not disappoint. I had found myself getting too cocky and using a lot more resources than what was needed thus gimping myself later on the game.. however the crafting system was very well done and med kits were almost never an issue.

The gameplay is very thought out, to the way you have to move and use your motion sensor to avoid danger all the way to how you interact with objects such as doors. Creative Assembly did an amazing job with interaction.

The atmosphere is nothing less than amazing. From watching all the Alien movies you can see the resemblance clearly in this game and the architecture of the ship is totally spot on. The graphics were very well done as well.

I think the only gripe I have with this game is the backtracking, as it gets dull but when you base a game on a ship you would have to expect that to happen.

97

I think everyone can hear me scream right now

KingTed | March 12, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Alien Isolation is a survival horror game made by Sega’s Creative Assembly studios (The makers of the Total War series). The game storyline takes place between Alien and Aliens. While Ellen Ripley is in hyper-sleep, her daughter Amanda is sent with her team to the Sebastopol space station in order to retrieve the USCSS Nostromo’s black box and understand what happened to Ellen Ripley and her crew. But you’re not the station’s only visitor : a Xenomorph is also on board. The concept of Alien Isolation is simple : you are weak. That creature can kill you in one single blow so you should expect to die a lot in this game. You can craft tools and use weapons like the flamethrower but it's pretty useless against the Alien. Your better option is to hide. Stealth is the key to survive here and that's why the game is so fun and scary.

Oh and the Xeno is not the sole threat in the station. The panicking crew might be dangerous too!

The campaign is long enought and pretty challenging. The game's presentation is amazing and the sound design just makes everything creepier.

On the other hand, there is another mode called “Survivor Mode”. In this mode, you must explore maps and complete objectives as fast as possible while not getting killed by the Xenomorph. There is a leaderboard to compare your score with other players around the world but it’s far more amusing to play this mode with friends, trying to survive as long as possible and comparing your time. Alien Isolation is easily the best game in the franchise since Aliens vs Predator 2.

97

I’m pretty sure everyone can hear me scream

KingTed | March 12, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Alien Isolation is a survival horror game made by Sega’s Creative Assembly studios (The makers of the Total War series). The game storyline takes place between Alien and Aliens. While Ellen Ripley is in hyper-sleep, her daughter Amanda is sent with her team to the Sebastopol space station to retrieve the USCSS Nostromo’s black box and understand what happened to Ellen Ripley and her crew. But you’re not the station’s only visitor : a Xenomorph is also on board. The concept of Alien Isolation is simple : you are weak. That creature can kill you in one single blow. And it’s not the sole threat in the station. The panicking crew might be dangerous too! You can craft tools and use several weapons (like the infamous flamethrower) but you can’t kill the Alien and must hide from it all the time. (Note that the monster can hear you) It’s a very creepy game and it looks beautiful. Oh and it's really hard. You die a lot in this game! Furthermore, there is another mode called “Survivor Mode”. In this mode, you must explore maps and complete objectives as fast as possible while not getting killed by the Xenomorph. There is a leaderboard to compare your score with other players around the world but it’s far more amusing to play this mode with friends, trying to survive as long as possible and comparing your time. Alien Isolation is easily the best game in the franchise since Aliens vs Predator 2.

94

In space, no one can hear you squee

MadDemon64 | March 12, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

Alien: Isolation takes what you love about first person survival horror, gives it an Alien paintjob, and produces something superior to its predecessors.

In Alien: Isolation, you take the role of Ripley’s daughter in her quest to find out what happened to her mother. The game is just an absolute love letter to fans of the genre, and everything is lovingly recreated or created to resemble what we were given in the movies. But above all that, the gameplay is some of the best in the genre. You are by no means helpless and are capable of fighting off other humans and androids who behave believable given the situation, but against the alien, you can’t even run away. You either hide or you die, and given how the advanced the programming of the alien is in the game, it is utterly unpredictable; it is comparable to Ridley from the Metroid games in that it was the first boss ever to not have a set pattern (fitting given that it is named after Ridley Scott, the creator of the Alien franchise).

Everything in the game makes you tense, from the fact that you must decide between being able to see a distance in front of you and examining a scanner that can tell you if the alien is around the corner, to the fact that you need to wait a few seconds at a save station before being able to save. You will be jumping at every sound, which is far more effective than any jumpscare since you will be scaring yourself.

Alien: Isolation is a difficult game, but rewarding at the same time. It is the game we all were hoping for, and perhaps one of the few games in recent memory to live up to the hype.

85

The Thing Is...

jromeromorra | March 6, 2015 | See all jromeromorra's reviews »

I know I'm gonna take a lot of scrap for this but the game is awesome but somehow I didn't like it too much :o

I used to be a major fan of Survival Horror and if that is still your genre then please BUY THIS GAME.

The graphics are insane, the gameplay is fantastic, a bit hard but if you're a true survival horror enthusiast then bruh, this should not be a problem for you and if you've watched the movies then be ready to be immersed in the same atmosphere, the same spaceship and the same environment. This game will make you feel, or give you the same feeling of being in the movie. Not to mention the story is insane.

Cons: Barely any, if you discount my hidden disgruntlement at not having more shoot 'em up moments.

Overall: This game is for you if you are a survival horror fan and if you loved the movie then go get it.