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Alien: Isolation has terrified over a million of you

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Alien: Isolation, despite the fact that it goes on for entirely too long, is one of my favourite game experiences from last year. Tense, frightening and deeply atmospheric, its slow-paced, gut-wrenching gameplay was the complete antithesis to the last one; Gearbox’s awful Colonial Marines.

The lingering stench of that turd has done little to stop Isolation from being a success. According to a mail from PR, developer Creative Assembly and publisher SEGA are delighted to announce that the game has now sold over a million copies.

While a million doesn’t sound all that impressive, given that Tomb Raider needed 5 million in sales just to break even, but this is quite a bit more of a niche game. Plus, after Colonial Marines, I think SEGA’s expectations were a little more muted and realistic.

“It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come in and read of the reactions of players, hidden in the bowels of Sevastopol Station, terrified to make the next move,” said creative lead Alistair Hope.

“We set out to make the Alien game we had always wanted to play, and from these figures it seems we also succeeded in making the Alien game another million wanted to play.

“We hope many more gamers enjoy Alien: Isolation in 2015.”

What this success does mean, is that we’re likely to see more Alien from Creative Assembly – and that’s a good thing, especially if you favour Ridley Scott’s take on the Xenomorph and the universe surrounding it.

Last Updated: January 22, 2015

34 Comments

  1. L337J1MB0B

    January 22, 2015 at 09:07

    My game of year, hands down. Bring on the sequel!

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  2. Darthdad

    January 22, 2015 at 09:08

    Great game! Started playing it two months ago, and I’ve been stuck in a locker for 7 weeks.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 22, 2015 at 09:13

      Sounds like Llew’s playing style…

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      • ToshZA

        January 22, 2015 at 09:14

        Just, lol. XD

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 22, 2015 at 09:29

        How he managed to forget the combination to the locker we’ll never know.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 22, 2015 at 09:30

          7 left, 7 right, 7 left?

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        • RinceThis

          January 22, 2015 at 09:33

          Scared to come out? 0_O

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          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 09:34

            Didn’t he already?

            Oh wait, that’s another thing. My bad.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 09:36

            Can we blame him for having Septaphobia?

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 22, 2015 at 11:04

        Darnit

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    • Mossel

      January 22, 2015 at 09:31

      hahaha dude same here!

      Reply

    • Shas 'O Norm

      January 22, 2015 at 11:05

      HAHA!

      Reply

  3. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 22, 2015 at 09:08

    This makes me all happy inside. It’s like butterflies in my stomach…. It’s starting to hurt a bit… Oh no! What’s happening!?!?!

    AAAARGHHGHGHGH!!!! UUUUUGHHHGGHGHGHGHG!!!!!!!!
    *SPLOOOORRRSHHHH*

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 22, 2015 at 09:10

      Curry night last night, huh?

      Reply

    • Spathi

      January 22, 2015 at 09:21

      And so the demons from the 7th circle of hell awaken!

      Reply

  4. Admiral Chief

    January 22, 2015 at 09:13

    I need to install this…

    Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    January 22, 2015 at 09:18

    Bought the Evil Within instead of this. I am disappointed

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 22, 2015 at 09:26

      At least you can vent your disappointment with a hidden blade

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 22, 2015 at 09:50

        XD

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 22, 2015 at 09:27

      Makes two of us. I have been known to always buy the crappiest games on the market, like RE:6 instead of Halo 🙁

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 22, 2015 at 09:32

      🙁 TEW is awesome

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 22, 2015 at 09:49

        It was confusing, one moment your in one place then another. The AI was buggy. The combat awkward. It jumped from being survival horror to a third person shooter with clunky controls. Well that was my experience

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  6. Geoff Murphy

    January 22, 2015 at 09:18

    I liked how the difficulty to survive increased as the scare factor slowly dissipated, especially that super dark last level with the alien. It helped balance out your getting used to the game.

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  7. Mandom (Umar)

    January 22, 2015 at 09:18

    Return of horror games! I still preferred Evil Within though, even if wasn’t that scary. Need to finish this game, so glad it sold well

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  8. Ghost In The Rift

    January 22, 2015 at 09:20

    Nope nah not gonna play this.

    Reply

  9. RinceThis

    January 22, 2015 at 09:21

    I really need to get this. Played it at rAGE and loved all 54 seconds that I managed to survive.

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    • ToshZA

      January 22, 2015 at 09:22

      54 seconds sounds about right…

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 22, 2015 at 09:28

        tee hee

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        • RinceThis

          January 22, 2015 at 09:32

          Well it’s 53 seconds longer than usual…

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 09:34

            Did you round up or down?

          • RinceThis

            January 22, 2015 at 09:35

            Can’t remember, I was only following instructions 0_O

  10. Mossel

    January 22, 2015 at 09:31

    Still actually need to finish this! Thanks once again for the prize guys! Really awesome.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 22, 2015 at 09:51

      SHAMEFUL!

      😛

      Reply

  11. Rock789

    January 22, 2015 at 10:07

    Shweet! More Alien from these guys will most definitely be welcome. Most atmospheric game of 2014, in my books!

    Reply

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