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In April 2013, gamers faced true horror when they attempted to play through the bug-riddled mess of bad ideas and lies known as Alien: Colonial Marines. Obviously, something needed to be done with the Alien license to make it actually worth playing again. And that’s where developer Creative Assembly comes in, with Alien: Isolation.


As was rumoured back a couple of months ago, Alien: Isolation will star the daughter of main film series protagonist Ellen Ripley, as players navigate their way through a decommissioned space station while being hunted down by the penis-shaped head of a Xenomorph creature.

It’s out there, waiting for players and Amanda Ripley in the shadows. And this time, you won’t be packing any heat to easily kill the acid-blooded sexually suggestive nightmare. H.R Giger, you cur.



“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly in a press release.

Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.

“Creative Assembly has created a truly incredible gaming experience, capturing perfectly the very core of what has made the Alien franchise remain relevant after 35 years,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products further on in the statement.

This partnership has led to the creation of a game that is simply outstanding and sets the tone for what is to come this year for the 35th anniversary of Alien.

And honestly, it looks pretty damn terrifying so far. There’s not a gun in sight in that debut trailer, the visuals look sumptuous and the characters look like actual human beings, instead of your usual stereotypical gung-ho action man protagonist.



Speaking to VG247, UI lead John McKellan confirmed the nature of this particular game by saying “[In Alien: Isolation] you’re always underpowered and you’re always the underdog. We want the player not really ever feel too much in control and to be second-guessing what’s going to happen next.” The PlayStation 4 version of the game also boasts a neat trick in Isolation. The iconic radar and motion tracker from the various films and games will be present, with the pinging sound now coming through the speakers on the PS4 controller.

The game isn’t even about killing the Xenomorph. It’s about surviving several encounters with it, and that sounds exactly like the kind of game that the Aliens franchise deserves. It’s out much later this year, on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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Sounds wunderbar!
 

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I remember playing Aliens on the Commodore 64 and it scared the shit out of me. I think I'm also still traumatised by The Gremlins. So I may well actually get this as it looks awesome. Who doesn't like having nightmares, hey?
 

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I remember playing Aliens on the Commodore 64 and it scared the shit out of me
Me too:
Bleep.
Where is it?


Bleep.
Oh come on.

Bleep.
Where?
Bleep.
Shi iiiiii it.
Bleep bleep bleep bleep.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
 

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Will be getting this if its any good, AvP with a bunch of mates was awesome fun.
 

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I like anything from the franchise. I've enjoyed all the games to be honest
 

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Alien: Isolation Pre-Order Bonus Revealed



Alien: Isolation’s Nostromo Edition, which includes the bonus content “Crew Expendable,” contains Ellen Ripley and the original crew of the USS Nostromo.

The pre-order bonus content will find you playing as Dallas, Parker, or the iconic Ellen Ripley. In the horrific moments following the deaths of Brett and Kane, it will be up to you to escape the Alien terror hunting you.

Along with Ash and Lambert, this is an unbelievably rare gathering of the Nostromo crew, reunited once more with the Nostromo Edition. The legacy of Ellen Ripley, of course, lives on in the story of Amanda Ripley, which is fully explored in Creative Assembly’s terrifying vision on October 7th.
 

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It'll be a nice change of pace for the franchise in terms of gaming.

It could be interesting but it's gonna be the sort of game that gets a single playthrough, two at most and then nothing left in there will scare you.

Hopefully it won't suffer the same fate as Outlast and start off really good then quickly get boring and end up on the shelf of shame.

As with @Slaine I've enjoyed all the games I've played in the franchise, it's been more of a game setting than trying to replicate the feeling of the movie in the past though so this will be an interesting twist.

I've fond memories of a few of them though:
Alien vs Predator - Arcade
Alien vs Predator - Jaguar
Alien Trilogy - PSX
Alien Resurrection - PSX
Alien vs Predator - PS3

They've certainly got better over the years but they don't exactly scare you....so this new game should be very refreshing.
 

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Or Alien on the old Amstrad. That was actually really good trying to get the bugger in the airlock and saving the bloody cat. Hmmmmmm:roll:
 

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I went to Alien War at Bournemouth and then Trocedos at London which was just plain awesome. For the benefit of those unfamiliar; it was started by some fans with the backing of Fox. It was some actors dressed as marines and aliens, with actual props and costumes from the film. You were led to safety by these marines from these Aliens, which were either actors or models (and no you couldnt tell which). Loads of red light, smoke and strobing added to the effect. The set itself was stupendous, and for 40 mins you actually believed you were on the set of Aliens. It ended you panic running away from a bunch of aliens chasing you, to end up straight on the street or entrance all bewildered and disorientated. Still one of the best experiences ive ever had. And that includes playing with a pair of size HH puppies.
 

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We used to go past the alien thing quite often but never went in, you could hear screaming as you walked past.
 

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I walked past it once and thought "that looks ****ing cool", but never got the chance to go in unfortunately.
 

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I'm looking forward to this so far.
Wasn't surprised about Colonial Marines though - far too many cooks & high expectations.
 

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I bought it frm the PSN for about 4 quid but never played it..
 

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Colonial Marines really isnt that bad. Not a masterpiece, but still good
 

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Colonial Marines really isnt that bad. Not a masterpiece, but still good
I'd agree with that sentiment, but the best Aliens game for me would be Aliens Vs Predator on PS3. Not really sure why that game didn't get a bigger take up, the offline was really enjoyable playing as the 3 different species and the multiplayer was something a little different again because of the different species.....it was great fun as the alien zipping around really fast and freaking opponents out who were on a different level but could hear when you made your alien hiss.
 
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