Ve are coming, bleh.
—Not the Editor (?)
If you’re looking for scares this Halloween, some great horror titles for Xbox and Playstation are dropping this month. Among them, Alien: Isolation.
The game starts off with a voiceover by Ellen Riley (Sigourney Weaver), who calmly explains that she is the last survivor of the spacecraft Nostromo. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up as she tells you that each of her crew members are dead and that she alone will make the long, perilous journey home. Chills, man.
Isolation takes place 15 years after the events of Alien. Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, is informed that the Nostromo’s flight recorder unit may have been found and is being held at Sevastopol Station. She’s invited onboard the ship that is sent to retrieve the recorder in the hope that she’ll get some closure about her mother’s disappearance.
When the crew arrives, they see the station in disrepair and all attempts to make contact are futile. So, they suit up and attempt a spacewalk to the station to see what they can find. Does the space walk go well? Of course not!
There’s an explosion and the other members of Amanda’s crew go flying. Spinning off into space with a terrible scream, and Amanda makes it to the ship just in time to feel like her mother must have felt, overwhelmingly alone.
The game is gorgeous, and the attention to detail is outstanding. The first part of it is opening doors, figuring out the layout, crafting new things and generally not being terrified out of your skull. When we find out that Amanda isn’t really alone it doesn’t offer any relief, but more tension as we’re promised that something evil, and aesthetically awesome, is waiting for us, lurking in the shadows and listening.
Alien: Isolation was released on October 7th and the official site can be found here. Check out the intense trailer below.
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