In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

Time for another new game for the PS4 and for fans of sci-fi/horror films a new Alien game was released this week called Alien Isolation.

There have been some truly shocking Alien-related games over the years as it seems that tying the Alien brand to a game was something that developers couldn’t get quite right. yes Aliens: Colonial Marines, I’m looking at you!

In the films, the alien is near-unstoppable so trying to set a game against such a foe means having to rethink the whole system. But now it seems as though The Creative Assembly, the developers of Isolation have got it just right. Don’t make a game where you have to kill everything in sight, but make it so that you have to just survive.

Set about 45 years after the first film, you play as Ripley’s daughter who is on a quest to find out what happened to her mum. Needless to say, she ends up in a situation where she is stuck on a ship with a very angry Alien and has to stay alive against the odds. It’s classed as a survival horror game and involves a lot of creeping around and hiding to make it through to the end.

The creative team spent a lot of time working on the style of the game making sure it looks the same as the original film and this really makes you feel as though you are in that same world. I’ve only played about an hour of it and it’s been a good introduction but I’m yet to meet the alien, but I’m sure when I do it’ll be a pretty intense time…

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