How Alien: Isolation Fried My Nerve Endings

A Most Agreeable Pastime

Alien Isolation Xbox 360 coverI’ve just finished Alien: Isolation, and I’m almost glad. On the plus side, it hopefully means an end to the xenomorph-related nightmares and the dangerously high heart rates I’ve experienced while playing the game. On the other hand, it’s one of the best things I’ve played in years, and I’m very, very sad it’s over.

If you’ve never heard of the game, basically it’s just like the first Alien film – a terrifying haunted house in space – but this time you’re playing Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda. She’s on the hunt for clues to her mother’s disappearance, which leads her to the Sevastopol, a crumbling space station that has become home to the flight recorder from the Nostromo. Along with something else.

The Sevastopol space station is a thing of decaying beauty. The Sevastopol space station is a thing of decaying beauty.

I read an interesting article on Outside Your Heaven recently that compared Alien: Isolation with The Evil…

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