In horror-survival game ‘Alien: Isolation,’ you try not to become an alien appetizer

Inspired by Ridley Scott’s scary 1979 film, “Alien: Isolation” isn’t a shooter, but a first-person survival horror game that puts you in the boots of film protagonist Ellen Ripley’s offspring, Amanda. It’s 15 years after the USCSS Nostromo self-destructed, and the goal is to find the craft’s flight recorder to learn what happened to Amanda’s Xenomorph-thwarting mom.

Xbox Wire had a hands-on demo, putting them on the derelict spaceship, “searching for clues and trying not to become an alien appetizer.”

The game is shaping up to be a “narratively rich, character-driven, scary-as-hell romp through a world heavily inspired by Ridley Scott’s original chest-bursting benchmark,” Xbox Wire writes. “Toss in the fact that science-fiction’s most frightening foe is as interested in chilling our spines as it is in ripping them from our backs, and ‘Alien: Isolation’ not only promises to do right by the beloved franchise, but also return the survival horror genre to its hair-raising roots.”

To learn more, head over to Xbox Wire.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff