You may not want to shoot in Alien: Isolation

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Alien: Isolation, the new survival horror game set in Ridley Scott’s frightful future has gone gold, meaning that it’s just about ready to ship. This time, instead of an all out-action game it dispenses with shooting and goes for hiding and survival. And though you’re able to wield and shoot guns…it’s something you may not want to do.

A new trailer for the game shows that you may not want to do so much as fire a gun. Players can of course choose to engage in combat with other human characters and androids on the Spacestation – though the single Xenomorph that’s stalking you can’t be dispatched in the same way.

Of course, you can complete the entire game without killing a thing, and with that sneaky alien stalking you from every angle, guns are very much a last resort. Check it.

In addition to that, The chaps from Gameinformer have done a full video preview of the game – and it looks excellent, making up for every single one of Alien: Colonial Marine’s many, many transgressions. They’ve put together a 6 minute video pieced from the first 8 hours of the game. It’s dark, creepy and very much sticks to Ridley Scott’s vision of Alien, before James Cameron turned it from horror to action.

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I’m honestly surprised SEGA’s actually gone ahead with this considering how much of a flop the last game utilising the licence was – but I’m glad, because it seems that fans will finally be getting the Alien game they deserve.

Last Updated: September 15, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • TGS Babay (Umar)

    Okay I won’t lie, I got a fright when the xeno just ran head first into the camera. I won’t say I screamed like a lil girl but……

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I agree, you screamed more like an anime school girl.

      • TGS Babay (Umar)

        HEEEEEE HEEEEE, CHA MON!

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        Like that down syndrome girl from FFXIII.

        • TGS Babay (Umar)

          Hope?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Who? :/

          • OVGrounded new game+++

            My brain wiped her name out of memory.

    • OVGrounded new game+++

      The sound design is good. The xeno sounds like it has some good weight behind it before it launches its vagina mouth into the brain.

      • TGS Babay (Umar)

        Agree, I’m extremely impressed with the sound design from the trailers I’ve seen. Looks to be very atmospheric

    • Sageville

      I’m sure you shrieked like a manly man…

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    Some of the biggest thrills in survival horror is managing to sneak past a mob of potential ass rippers with no bullets left.

    Im sure many people will skip this game after what SEGA did to the last ALIEN game.

    • TGS Babay (Umar)

      And Gearbox #neverforget

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        Gearbox ACM dev team motto “If you cant find it, grind it”

        • Kensei Seraph

          Wait, you have to grind for gear in A:CM?
          What is it, some kind of badly reskinned version of Borderlands minus the humour, story and RPG mechanics?

          • OVGrounded new game+++

            Destiny?

          • Kensei Seraph

            So a bad version of Destiny minus the story, RPG mechanics and graphics?

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    SPACE BALLS FTW

    • Anon A Mouse

      Hello my baby…

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Awwww jissss

      • Kensei Seraph

        Now that is how you make an escape.

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      One of my all-time favorite movies.

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        Oh my, what a big helmet you have. 🙂

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          I’m surrounded by ASSHOLES

    • JJ the Reus

      Oh yes

  • Kensei Seraph

    Who would have thought that a weapon that uses an explosive to launch a small piece of metal at super sonic speeds that is able to penetrate other larger pieces of metal would be a bad idea, especially in what is basically a giant metal air bubble?

  • Asturias_Knytt

    Still looks like a lot of walking around.

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