The New Alien: Isolation CGI Trailer Is All Kinds of Terrifying
Games based on Ridley Scott's Alien franchise haven't exactly been hits in recent years, but Alien: Isolation looks set to reverse the trend of endless crap when it is released on October 7th. Tapping into the primal horror that made the original movies so genuinely terrifying, Alien: Isolation looks set to offer a completely different gameplay experience to any of its franchise predecessors, and this CGI trailer from Gamescom proves it.
As well as a brilliant Lo-Fi Sci-Fi feel, Alien: Isolation is going to feature a revolutionary AI system which will see the Xenomorphs on board the Sevastopol space station hunting down players based on sight, sound and smell. As you control Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda, everything you do could potentially trigger an alien attack on your location. Alien: Isolation trades the shooting of endless waves of bad guys for a tense, sensory horror experience that is far more in tune with the original Alien universe than any of the abominations before it.
Adding to the connection with Scott's original work will be the bonus missionss featuring the voices of the original Alien cast; including Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and Harry Dean Stanton.
Early noise from critics has been largely positive. Almost anybody who has tried out the game has commented on just how damn scary it is and, a few have remarked that the only thing to snap you out of your terror will be the insane level of difficulty of some of the missions. Alien Isolation is released on October 7th, so get ready to turn the lights down and the volume up for a classic sci-fi horror experience.