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Despite some big flaws, Alien Isolation is a good horror game and a fantastic Alien game. 1

If there was one movie franchise that I feel deserves a good video game, it’s Alien (well, also the Avatar TV show, but I’m still sour on the Legend of Korra game so let’s not talk about that). And while there have been plenty of Alien video games in the past, they’ve ranged from okay to miserable; I’m looking at you Colonial Marines. All those games have one fatal flaw; the Alien is not the intimating monster it should be. Rather, it becomes just another video game...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Alien: Isolation 0

Reviewed on PS4; copy provided by SEGA for review purposes. APGNation.com review of Alien:IsolationHorror can be only as good as what it doesn’t show to its viewer as compared to what it does. The threat of something is more often than not far more terrifying than what is presented. Effective horror, especially in this medium, works best when not relying on simple jump scares or excessive gore. Creative Assembly gets that and, clearly, with Alien: Isolation it succeeds in crafting an effec...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

In Space No One Can Hear Me Screaming In Frustration. Alien: Isolation Review (Warning, some spoilers) 0

Alien: Isolation is a beautiful looking game that successfully manages to capture the aesthetic and atmosphere of Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien, that is unfortunately plagued by a host of baffling design choices, technical issues and frustrating gameplay. I should preface that I absolutely adore Scott’s Alien, and my endearment for the series has allowed me to convince myself that I’ve enjoyed entries that would otherwise be seen as nothing more than sub-par, (I’m looking at...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

With the fearsome intelligence of its xenomorph and smart, stealth driven mechanics, Isolation is a harrowing triumph 0

HR Giger’s alien has often been dealt a disservice by videogames. Described as the “perfect organism” in Ridley Scott’s original movie, the videogame xenomorph has been anything but. This intelligent and merciless killer is regularly depicted as idiotic cannon fodder to be handily dispatched by a burst of plasma rifle fire, with videogames adopting the gun-toting marine approach of James Cameron’s Aliens over Scott’s cat-and-mouse struggle against a singular, ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Alien: Isolation? "Android: Collective" Is More Accurate (Spoilers) 0

It's clear the desire of this game is to immerse you in the world of the original Alien movie. Mission accomplished, the game sets up some amazing atmosphere. But when it comes to what you have to *do* in this fabulously designed environment... It all falls apart.I'll be upfront, I hated this game. And while I can concede a certain amount of that will come down to personal preference and that other people may enjoy what I didn't, I found the gameplay to be some of the most monotonous I've ever e...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Let's Make A Little List 0

When you start playing Alien Isolation I really want you to do something. Start writing down all the reasons you are enjoying it. I'll assume two things, you are a fan of Alien and you can deal with stealth. Assuming those two things your list is gonna grow quite quickly. In an hour or two look at that list and think about it. You'll have items like "Incredible Atmosphere" "It really feels like the films" "The sounds are very well implemented" "I'm feeling quite on edge". Right, now put that lis...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Good points by far over power the Bad bits 0

I have always been a big fan of Alien films ever since I begged my dad to let me watch Aliens when I was a kid but I was not aloud due to the fact there was too much bad language in it. I was really looking forward to this game, and then saw a review that did not portray it in a very good light. But I just concentrated on the good points the reviewer said. So I decided I am buying this game so I set it to download and went away to my bed and watched the Alien film, I would recommend doing this b...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

While not necessarily a unique experience, Alien: Isolation delivers a coherent horror experience fans of the franchise 0

The Alien franchise has been a venue for some pretty terrible games. Yeah, I’m talking about Aliens: Colonial Marines and the pretty love it or leave it Aliens: Resurrection. And let me tell you, I leave Alien: Resurrection with a can of gasoline, matches and a middle finger to both the tie-in game AND the movie. Though I did like Alien Trilogy along with that Alien 3 arcade game. After playing the demo at EGX Rezzed (Granted it was an alpha), Isolation felt like just another hide and seek...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Let's kill everyone... 0

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Strap in for tense ride. A very long, very tense ride. 0

On paper, Alien: Isolation shouldn't be as good as it is. Big budget "AAA" horror games had not been faring well in the years leading up to it's release, The Alien franchise in general hadn't seen a good entry in any form for decades, and it was developed by Creative Assembly, a talented developer to be sure, but not the immediate name one would associate with a first-person survival horror game. In some regard, the factors working against the game almost serve to make it shine ever brighter in ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Alien Isolation: the game that will kill you (spoilers) 0

Alien isolation brings back the fear that the 2nd and 3rd movies took away by making the alien an actual threat to the space station known as Sevastopol, and when I said the game that will kill you I didn't mean just in-game I meant that it will sometimes make you scream and cry until you are dead, well that's if you're playing nightmare mode if not then it will be a slightly different story as the gameplay really depends on the difficulty. The area in which the game is taking place (Sevastopol)...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Flaws Don't Hold it Back 0

With a decent narrative and a constant sense of tension, Alien: Isolation stands out as one of the better horror games I've played recently. Though you get a few weapons the scarcity of ammo and the fact that only the flamethrower and molotovs work for chasing the alien off temporarily, mean you're not overpowered at any point. In fact, I rarely used my weapons on the working joes or human enemies until late in the game. I did like the sense of a constant threat on most of the segments but at t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of my favorite games of the generation - must play for Alien fans 0

This game blew me away in terms of atmosphere and tension. More than any subsequent Alien movie it captures the paranoia and dread of lurking around a ship like the Nostromo. The Alien AI is super smart and difficult, but fair. You'll never have the same encounter outside of a few scripted moments. It is a very long game, but there's very little backtracking. Despite the length, I felt the pacing was great....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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