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Alien Isolation Officially Released!

Today is the officially the day that Alien Isolation is released worldwide! Reviews have been almost overwhelmingly positive, praising the scary atmosphere, level of fan service and the sound design. Let us know if you’ve picked up yet and be sure to post your reviews in the Fan Reviews thread.

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Our official AvPGalaxy review of the PC version will be coming out next week though in the mean time, you can read my positive review of the PS3 version here. Indeed, it takes a lot to scare me but this game succeeded in that department. I do highly recommend any Alien fan pick this up.



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  1. HuDaFuK
    Just got through San Christobal medical center and my nerves are really thin right now. I have no idea how many times I have died in there, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

    :D I'm getting my ass handed to me there, I spent about fifteen minutes last night hiding in a locker just because I was too scared to step out and have a look around.

    Oh, and another time I got stuck behind a door that paused for an eternity before it opened, and then just as it did - skewered from behind.
  2. CrespiChickenStrips
    There are a lot of unexpected surprises in this game.  I just finished the main campaign.  Honestly, this is apples and oranges to the likes of ACM or even AVP Classic/AVP 2.  This is unlike any Alien game ever made so it's unfair to compare it to the predominantly first person shooter titles of yore.  With that being said, this is one of the most faithful renderings of the Alien universe in video game form, and is by far the scariest and most intense one ever.

    The DLC missions are both great fun and extremely challenging.  As is Survivor mode.  Again, this game has plenty of nuggets I never expected, but in a good way, not a "oh man I can't believe the did THAT" way.  Cheers to CA for putting out a great game.

    With that said, I wish I had a better system than PS3.  Some glitchiness and framerate issues there.

    Forgot to mention, by far my least favorite aspect of the game is the android combat, mainly because they're so damn DIFFICULT to kill, and also because I feel they are overused in the latter half of the game.  Good thing you can adjust difficulty settings on the fly  ;D  I played about the first half of the game on Hard and then had to wimp out and bump it down.
  3. Engineer
    My brother tried out crew expendable. He said it was harder than the main campaign, and just as satisfying as an alien experience. He seemed to like the way they've tied it in to the movie too! At one point he spent 5 minutes hiding under a table while the alien searched the room; when it finally left he made a run for the door on the opposite side of the room only to discover it was actually a locker and he accidentally hid inside it instead (it was dark, lol). The noise of the locker attracted the alien again, and it patrolled the room for another several minutes. When it finally left again, it doubled back almost immediately just as he stepped out of the locker and it got him!

    I haven't tried the dlc missions yet, because I too wanted to experience the main campaign first... To learn the controls better if nothing else...
  4. TheMadViking
    Damn, This game is everything I could have asked for. The emergent gameplay is just fantastic

    Just got through San Christobal medical center and my nerves are really thin right now. I have no idea how many times I have died in there, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The best moment by far was hiding in an airvent and didn't dare to move. The alien knew I was somewhere and walked around my location and the airvents around me opened and closed all the time. Just sat there for five minutes in pitch black darkness and not turning on the light because I was afraid it would get me. Finally it vent away and I made my move for the doctors keycard.

    Never been so scared of a game in a long long time, which is good :-)
  5. Hudson
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    but I'm steering clear of them until I've finished the main campaign.

    Why? They both take place before the main game anyway.

    If my game ever comes in the mail my plan is to play those first.
  6. HuDaFuK
    Has anyone tried the DLC yet? Is it any good?

    I have both the bonus levels, but I'm steering clear of them until I've finished the main campaign.

    Also forgot to mention that I found a recording last night made by Dallas before the Nostromo left Thedus, discussing the replacement of his usual Science Officer with Ash, and how he wasn't happy about it. That was a nice touch.
  7. Bald Gringo
    Well I'm impressed, just escaped the medical centre and this game is everything I could of asked for. The lighting in this game is just perfect. Blue flashes with yellow warning lights whirling around as all he'll breaks loose. Epic music which makes your heart race and palms sweat. And the alien which looks and sounds stunning. Well done creative assembly.

    Additionally I like the fact the AI is unpredictable, it makes dying less frustration and you next run through will be different. The circular design of the levels allows you to try all sorts of differnt options.
  8. Bio Mech Hunter
    Got carried away playing it last night. lol Damn, it really is scary as hell. I'm absolutely L-O-V-I-N-G it so far. :D

    I have a few gripes, though:

    1) Firstly, Amanda and the rest of the playable characters don't cast any shadows. Which is a major no-no for this type of game.

    2) There should be animations where your character visibly reaches and picks up items and opens cases.

    3) The bright orange highlights that indicate an object can be interacted with are overkill and breaks the immersion. Something more subtle would be appreciated.

    Other than these, my mind is blown. ;)
  9. HuDaFuK
    I think you should try stealth again though... distractions should buy you about 15 secs... fighting generally = instant death in this game. Good luck!

    I tried all manner of stealthy options, there are just too many people patrolling. Even if some of them get distracted, there's always someone hanging around to spot me.

    Like I said, I'll try loading an earlier save and just hope for the best.
  10. Sagit
    Ohhh yes I know the bit you are talking about:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    That's the part.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Playing PC version. Didn't have any problems there. Alarm went off. Xeno cąme out of the vent. Went away. After a minute of sweating I went after it/him/her, heard the gunshots and by reaching balcony i saw it/him/her killing last of humans. Then wnet into the vent above the doors.
    And for the record: The game is best thing I've played since Skyrim and definetly best Alien game. It is even better than I thought it would be and even better than some of the movies (Resurrection I'm looking at you). Sorry about spoiling but I don't how to make a "spoiler" clicking thingy.
  11. Xenoscream
    Ahhh I see.... I should probably stop saving every 15 seconds in that case, would hate to get stuck as well :-s

    I think you should try stealth again though... distractions should buy you about 15 secs... fighting generally = instant death in this game. Good luck!
  12. HuDaFuK
    Whenever I've died it comes up with "load current save" and "load previous save". I've never had cause to try the latter, but I'm assuming it will be my previous save point.

    Otherwise I may have to start over :(
  13. HuDaFuK
    Ohhh yes I know the bit you are talking about:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    That's the part.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  14. Xenoscream
    I spent a good while on the game last night, and first impressions were very good indeed. Bloody terrifying even before I got anywhere near the Alien.

    However, something then happened that spoiled it a bit, and to me it seems like a pretty major glitch. It occurred on the third mission, after you use the Sevastopol's transit system for the first time:
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Ohhh yes I know the bit you are talking about:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)


    Spoiler re: mid-game:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Hick's man I'm so glad I can finally talk about this...

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  15. HuDaFuK
    I spent a good while on the game last night, and first impressions were very good indeed. Bloody terrifying even before I got anywhere near the Alien.

    However, something then happened that spoiled it a bit, and to me it seems like a pretty major glitch. It occurred on the third mission, after you use the Sevastopol's transit system for the first time:
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  16. Engineer
    I'm not sure about the other consoles/platforms, but on the xbox360 there was some sort of "alien isolation mini game" on the dashboard. I played through it; it took about 5 minutes. Kinda cool, and provided only what I can assume to be a little bit of back story (I have isolation, but I haven't been able to play it just yet). The best part was, when I completed the mini game I was awarded with a free "promo theme" so now my xbox's home screen is alien themed! Pretty sweet! There's also 2 free "alien isolation gamer pic" packs available through the Xbox live market place.
  17. Pvt. Frost
    Barely into the game and it's already scared me a couple of times.  Haven't had this many jump moments since watching the original Alien when I was a kid.  Awesome game all around so far and a completely different beast compared to A:CM (which, unlike many, I actually enjoyed in parts).
  18. Corporal Hicks
    Spoiler re: mid-game:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  19. Bald Gringo
    I've been playing it today and so far I like it. One thing is bugging me though, a random white dot that appears on the centre of the screen, usually over character models and closed actions like opening a door. Has anyone else noticed this? Why is there? It goes away once you aim the revolver or look away from a character or terminal, seems weird.
  20. slipknotpredator
    Oh it's addressed about mid-game and like Darkness said... I promise you it will be one of the highlights of the game... simply amazing.

    I gave the game at 8.5/10 on my last post, shortly before this section, during that section I decided it was a 10/10.

    Guys you are going to LOVE IT!

    Forget IGN, Gamespot etc These are the reviews and thoughts I listen to. Honest reviews from people I know love the franchise as much as I do. Roll on tomorrow! Uni work is going to suffer!

    Exactly :)

    Can't Wait, that last trailer made me even more excited.
  21. darren0405
    Had this since Saturday , it's ok playing on ps4 maybe it's me but I can't see the difference on the next gen console :( , as for the gameplay it's collect this collect that but we knew that anyway. Just met the alien as I type this.....
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