I know, the last couple Alien games haven’t been great but eventually that had to change in the end.

Now Alien: Isolation has been announced and so far, the gameplay looks just as anyone would imagine an Alien game playing. The game isn’t a First Person Shooter for those of you asking either, instead it’s a survival horror game where you take on the role of Amanda Ripley, Ellen’s daughter from the film series. The biggest difference from the last couple failures is that Isolation has no weapons to kill aliens with and within the game, you only have one Xenomorph to contend with.

That means if your spotted, your dead. No way to defend yourself other than hiding in the shadows and praying very hard, quietly of course.

What surprises me is Creative Assembly are the developers, one of my favourite devs but they usually work on strategy games. This is quite a change of genre and by the looks of the game so far, they seem to have a lot more respect for the franchise than any previous developer had.

Check out the trailer below for an idea of how the game will play, much slower and a hell of a lot more suspense than any Alien game we’ve had in a long time.

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Alexander Bradley

Alex was born a geek to a geek family, so he has a passion for anything sci-fi related. He runs AGR in his spare time. Gaming, reading and writing sci-fi stories means he has very little spare time, though he makes it a point to get back to every comment, if possible.

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2 Responses

  1. Bryan

    Yay. I hope to be frightened the way horror genre games should, through creepiness and passive terror, not just stuff jumpin’ out at ya.

    • Alexander Bradley
      Alexander Bradley

      From the few gameplay videos I’ve seen, it’s mostly about the tension and suspense of something being around the next corner. 99 out of a 100 empty corners sounds dull, but its that one that will catch you off guard and keep you on the edge of your seat.

      The only personal problem I see with the game is the fact it looks like a true horror game, one that I will not touch, no matter how good. I love the fact that the series is going to get a game that it deserves but creepy things and too much suspense is simply not good for the old heart of mine.


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