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Title: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 17, 2021, 03:59:55 PM

Feral Interactive, the developers responsible for porting Alien: Isolation to Nintendo Switch in 2019, has now announced an Android and iOS port of Alien: Isolation set for release December 16th!

A SURVIVAL HORROR MASTERPIECE

The stunning AAA visuals, arresting narrative and terrifying atmosphere of Creative Assembly's classic – faithfully replicated on mobile. This is the complete survival horror experience brought to mobile without compromise.

TAILORED FOR MOBILE

Run, hide and survive using a redesigned interface, offering total touchscreen control and full customisation options. Resize and reposition on-screen buttons and joysticks, or play with a gamepad or any iPadOS-compatible mouse & keyboard.

As with the Switch edition, this new mobile incarnation of Alien: Isolation will also come with all the previously released DLC content. You can see some screenshots of both iPad and iPhone incarnations below.

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Currently the game will be supported on iPhone SE(2020)/7 Plus/8 Plus/ X and later, and iPad mini 5 (2019) and later, Air 3 (2019) and later, 7 (2019) and later, Pro 1st gen (2016), 12.9″ model only and Pro 2nd gen (2017) and later. No details regarding Android platforms appear to be available just yet. Alien: Isolation is currently available for pre-order from the Apple Store for $14.99.

Feral’s Nintendo Port switch of Alien: Isolation was well received. It currently sits at 83 on Metacritic, with a user rating of 8.5. Alien vs. Predator Galaxy was also very impressed with the port! Digital Foundry did a very impressive deep-dive on how the port compared to its contemporaries that is very worth checking out.

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Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 17, 2021, 04:21:22 PM
The fact that somebody would be able to play Alien Isolation on their

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and mine can barely handle Blackout infuriates the shit out of me
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 04:58:05 PM
Mine can't launch it either Kradan.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Stitch on Nov 17, 2021, 06:51:24 PM
This does not feel like something people have thought through. Mobile phone gaming is fine, but usually works best when you have short bursts of gameplay, not long stretches with manual saving. Not to mention touch controls for an FPV game :s

Not convinced
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: acrediblesource on Nov 17, 2021, 07:04:09 PM
I only see this worth while playing on a small tablet if you're under the age of 10. So big guess would be they are aiming this at children wildly looking for some alien action.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 17, 2021, 07:34:07 PM
I hope these children crap their pants
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 11:08:02 PM
Inching ever closer to a decade from release.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Nov 18, 2021, 02:50:26 AM
There are more fitting ways to acknowledge the greatness of this game!
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 18, 2021, 03:09:48 AM
I'm a total sucker for all things "isolation" so I'll probably get this too 🤦‍♂️
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: SiL on Nov 18, 2021, 03:48:17 AM
Isolation is turning into the Skyrim of the Alien franchise.

Ten years from now there will be no new games, just more ports.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 18, 2021, 04:01:52 AM
And I'll probably buy every single one of them lol
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Prez on Nov 18, 2021, 06:33:10 AM
Maybe just maybe I'll stop being a wuss and finally play this game properly ... then again I felt the same about Alien Blackout. HAHAHA.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: YOUNGBLOOD90 on Nov 18, 2021, 06:14:30 PM
God damn people do you really have to be so bloody sour? Just be thankful Jesus.

Being able to play this on the fly is huge news for two reasons, it shows how far the power of mobile gaming has come in just a few years, and second that quality AAA titles are indeed possible now. I hope it massively succeeds and spurs other developers to think about mobile ports.

As for the whole "mobile gaming only works in short bursts" i think pubg mobile and call of duty mobile players would like a word. Mobile gaming is projected to become the biggest gaming platform in the world. Almost everyone in the world has a smartphone now, it's good business to bring these titles to mobile. Peace.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 18, 2021, 06:48:43 PM
Quote from: YOUNGBLOOD90 on Nov 18, 2021, 06:14:30 PM
God damn people do you really have to be so bloody sour? Just be thankful Jesus.

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Quote from: YOUNGBLOOD90 on Nov 18, 2021, 06:14:30 PM
Being able to play this on the fly is huge news for two reasons, it shows how far the power of mobile gaming has come in just a few years, and second that quality AAA titles are indeed possible now. I hope it massively succeeds and spurs other developers to think about mobile ports. 

Fair point
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: acrediblesource on Nov 18, 2021, 07:35:26 PM
in 5 years humans will shrink 4feet and the screens of mobile devices....mainly phones will be so large they would be like 4k tvs to us. not sour. just observant and realistic. no need to be defensive about this news. Obviously people don't understand the use case of porting AAA games to a mobile device no matter what size it is. They didn't really say nor has anyone made a good point about it.

I'm neautral. no where nearly excited like the guy wearing glasses and a vintage x-men tvshirt is. He's just bursting with fruit flavour.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 18, 2021, 08:27:08 PM
Quote from: acrediblesource on Nov 18, 2021, 07:35:26 PM
in 5 years humans will shrink 4feet and the screens of mobile devices....mainly phones will be so large they would be like 4k tvs to us.

What?!?
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 18, 2021, 08:31:53 PM
People will become super-small so phones' screens will be super-big for them.

WHAT PART OF THAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND !?!?
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 18, 2021, 08:37:41 PM
The logic behind the timeframe... and pretty much the rest of it tbh
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: SiL on Nov 18, 2021, 08:52:21 PM
I think he just lets the drugs take the wheel sometimes.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 18, 2021, 08:54:01 PM
Must be a wild ride lol
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: YOUNGBLOOD90 on Nov 19, 2021, 05:44:14 AM
Look i accept mobile might not be everyone's preference when it comes to gaming. But millions of people around the world do enjoy it. There's a lot of people around the world who can't afford high end P.Cs and consoles. Mobile is their only source of gaming. And that's totally fine. Im just surprised there are people putting down a fully fledged alien title down. Especially on AvPgalaxy!

For one feral interactive are absolutely amazing at porting games to mobile and have a great track record. They make absolutely no compromise in doing so. Plus you don't even need to play with a touch screen as it will have controller support.

Now consider this.. Developers are not yet going to risk making original high quality single player games for mobile, if it flops its a big hit on them. It makes much more sense business wise to port existing titles to mobile, so they can test the waters first. The more ports that are successful, the more confidence developers will have in the future, in making original AAA games for mobile. 

Again it might not be for everyone, but it's not aimed at you. It's aimed at people who do enjoy gaming on the go. And I'm all for it.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 19, 2021, 10:57:44 AM
Quote from: YOUNGBLOOD90 on Nov 19, 2021, 05:44:14 AM
I'm just surprised there are people putting down a fully fledged alien title down. Especially on AvPgalaxy!

You're really new around here, aren't you ?

Anyway, speaking personally, I'm bitter first of all 'cause my phone won't be able to run the game. I would actually love a chance to play Isolation on a portable device, laying in my bed,for example. But I do agree with these skeptical about the news. It's not freaking Angry Birds - Alien Isolation isn't a game for quick sessiins. It's a game you have to dedicate some time playing. And I would imagine smaller screen would cause lost of a lot of details developers put into the world and break the immersion
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Mr. Clemens on Nov 19, 2021, 11:03:15 AM
Yeah, Alien Isolation should make you feel... isolated. It's not a game you play in the breakroom or on the bus.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: YOUNGBLOOD90 on Nov 19, 2021, 02:57:48 PM
Thats totally cool it's your opinion, but it's clearly an outdated one. Games have come a long way since angry birds and i find a lot of these negative comments nothing more than hyperbole. What's the difference between mobile and Nintendo switch? Nothing.

Pubg mobile rakes in billions around the world every year, clearly people like playing quality games on the fly. The numbers speak for themselves.

And no I'm not new here in the slightest, I've been coming here for years mate. I just can't remember my password  :-
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Richman678 on Nov 19, 2021, 04:03:13 PM
I don't see how this will work....but hey if it helps get a sequel I'm all for it. Odd to see a 5.9 rated game from ign get so many ports...... ign's review irritates me even to this day.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Kradan on Nov 19, 2021, 04:14:24 PM
IGN review is a disgrace on the face of the planet and should be erased with fire
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 23, 2021, 08:50:13 AM
I'll probably get it and give it a go, but this is just one of those "but why" moments. I'm curious to see how it plays. I was very impressed with Feral's Switch port so I'm willing to go in with some benefit of the doubt. But honestly, I'd have rather a Blackout sequel or a new mobile game. I can't see folk sitting down to get involved in a 8 hour immersive story on their phone but maybe I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 23, 2021, 02:33:34 PM
I want to see blackout get ported to the switch
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Thatguy2068 on Nov 25, 2021, 02:27:39 AM
Quote from: Kradan on Nov 19, 2021, 04:14:24 PM
IGN review is a disgrace on the face of the planet and should be erased with fire
You thought IGN was bad, Just watch under the Mayo take on Alien Isolation on YouTube
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 25, 2021, 09:33:40 AM
Quote from: Engineer on Nov 23, 2021, 02:33:34 PM
I want to see blackout get ported to the switch

Yeah, I'd love that! Though I do think it played best on PC.

I'd still love to see a Blackout 2 with expanded distraction possibilities and ways to defeat Aliens by opening airlocks and etc.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 25, 2021, 02:32:53 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 25, 2021, 09:33:40 AM
Quote from: Engineer on Nov 23, 2021, 02:33:34 PM
I want to see blackout get ported to the switch

Yeah, I'd love that! Though I do think it played best on PC.

I'd still love to see a Blackout 2 with expanded distraction possibilities and ways to defeat Aliens by opening airlocks and etc.

They had it for PC?? Did it require a touchscreen?
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 25, 2021, 04:17:40 PM
I used BlueStacks.



I wont be buying. Wont run on my S8. 
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Nov 25, 2021, 04:42:37 PM
I'm a tad surprised it's $15. I thought it would be the same price as the switch version...
Title: Alien: Isolation (Feral Games’ Mobile Port) Review
Post by: RidgeTop on Dec 15, 2021, 01:33:45 AM

[Reviewed on iPad Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max. Review copy provided by Feral Interactive]

One of my favorite gaming memories is from when I was pretty young, early teens I think. I was on a long flight and had along with me a PSone, the slimmed down version of the original PlayStation which released in the year 2000. Attached to the console was a portable 5″ LCD screen and battery pack. I played through the original Resident Evil, and although the screen was smaller, with headphones on, that eerie experience had me occupied for most of that flight. 

Portable gaming devices have seen a bit of a resurgence as of late with the Nintendo Switch, and the upcoming Steam Deck, but there’s been one form of portable gaming that’s remained the most popular, and that’s mobile. Mobile games may have the biggest share of the gaming market, but among the gaming community, they’ve earned a negative reputation for being trivial money sinks. There are of course exceptions to this stereotype, but it’s easy to feel that too many go for the lowest common denominator of shallow time wasters. With our favorite franchises, we’ve faired a bit better on this front. Predators & AVP: Evolution by Angry Mob games, and the lite-sequel to Isolation, Alien: Blackout by D3 Go! were all solid games for mobile that didn’t push absurd micro-transactions as is so common among the platform today.

Mobile games didn’t always have this reputation though. When smartphones were first hitting the market and with tablets becoming popular shortly after, there were a number of games for them that were genuinely solid experiences. Dead Space and Infinity Blade come to mind, but the first time I remember being truly impressed with the potential of the platform was with an iOS tech demo called Epic Citadel. This short walking simulator showcased Unreal Engine 3 running on mobile hardware, and seeing it on the first generation of iPad back in 2010 showed that console quality experiences could be possible on a mobile device.  

I haven’t been impressed to that extent with anything else I’ve played on mobile devices since… until now.

 Alien: Isolation (Feral Games' Mobile Port) Review

Captured on iPhone 11 Pro Max

Click here for the full review.

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Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 15, 2021, 08:52:39 AM
I'm genuinely surprised it runs so well. But I'm so glad to hear it!
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: RidgeTop on Dec 15, 2021, 11:59:41 AM
Some screenshots I took with the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Just switched from the iPhone 11 Pro Max which was used for this review.

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Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Prez on Dec 15, 2021, 09:54:50 PM
Thank you Ridgetop for the excellent review.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Dec 15, 2021, 10:07:51 PM
I was already planning to buy this game again lol but now you've convinced me to get a compatible controller to use too!
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: RidgeTop on Dec 16, 2021, 12:58:20 AM
Quote from: Prez on Dec 15, 2021, 09:54:50 PM
Thank you Ridgetop for the excellent review.

Glad you liked it!

Quote from: Engineer on Dec 15, 2021, 10:07:51 PM
I was already planning to buy this game again lol but now you've convinced me to get a compatible controller to use too!

Yeah using a controller is the ideal way to play on mobile in my opinion.

Video version of the review is up:



Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Darkness on Dec 16, 2021, 10:26:07 AM
Don't you think it defeats the purpose of playing it on mobile if you have to use a controller? I'm currently playing a lot of old emulated games on my tablet, connecting my dualshock to it and trying to prop it up. It is a bit of a chore. I'm not saying touchscreen controls are great either. But if I was wanting to play this portable, the Switch version would be the one to get.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: RidgeTop on Dec 16, 2021, 05:21:43 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Dec 16, 2021, 10:26:07 AM
Don't you think it defeats the purpose of playing it on mobile if you have to use a controller? I'm currently playing a lot of old emulated games on my tablet, connecting my dualshock to it and trying to prop it up. It is a bit of a chore. I'm not saying touchscreen controls are great either. But if I was wanting to play this portable, the Switch version would be the one to get.

I haven't played the Switch port myself but from what I've seen it's really well done.

I think it depends on the situation really. With iOS, as long as a controller is synced, reconnecting it is a simple as turning it back on. Just like people like to dock their Switch or take it on the go, part of a tablet's appeal is the versatility. More people are using iPads like laptops and having those higher quality gaming experiences available is great I think. You also see more smart phones having pretty large screens and bridging that gap between phone and tablet. I would definitely recommend a portable tablet stand or kickstand case if propping it up is a pain. The touch controls here do work really well though, so it's not like the experience is lacking without a controller, I just found it more ideal with one for longer play sessions.

I also wish more companies would support emulation of older games on mobile devices officially. There's a gold mine of older catalog titles that would do well.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Engineer on Dec 16, 2021, 07:09:38 PM
I have a switch, but technically it's not really mine... it's my two sons' system really.

I leave for work trips a lot, and they'd kill me if I took their switch with me lol plus, I already bring my phone on work trips, so at most, I'd just be bringing along a controller. That saves some space; not much, but every little bit counts with overpacked suitcases.
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: RidgeTop on Dec 18, 2021, 02:48:56 PM
From TouchArcade (https://toucharcade.com/2021/12/17/toucharcade-game-of-the-week-alien-isolation/):

"After how good the Switch port is, I expected Alien: Isolation on iOS to be very good given Feral Interactive handled both, but I didn't expect it to be this good."

"If you've not played Alien: Isolation before, the mobile version is phenomenal. It isn't just a good value proposition with all DLC included at the low asking price of $14.99 compared to other platforms, but it looks and runs brilliantly even compared to the Xbox and PS4 versions. I know Feral Interactive is capable of miracle mobile conversions, but this Alien: Isolation is on a whole other level."

"Alien: Isolation feels like it has no business running on a tiny device like the iPhone. And not just running, but running near flawlessly at a nice crisp resolution. Sure, it may be a 7+ year old game, and mobile hardware of today is very powerful, but it's still majorly impressive seeing it in action. And yes, it does feel pretty miraculous."
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Kradan on Dec 18, 2021, 04:20:29 PM
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Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 20, 2021, 04:05:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NpsOieGPuU&t
Title: Re: Alien: Isolation Coming To Android and iOS in December 2021!
Post by: RidgeTop on Dec 20, 2021, 04:49:38 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 20, 2021, 04:05:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NpsOieGPuU&t

Good analysis here. I wasn't crazy then, the game can run graphics mode at around 40fps on more recent devices.