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11 Reasons You Won't Sleep Again After Playing "Alien: Isolation"

It's behind you! No, not the game — the alien! Whoops, you died... again. Hope your heart's OK.

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1. All the technology is as mechanical as it was in the film.

No holograms, touchscreens, retina scanners, or advanced technology? Good luck making it out alive...
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No holograms, touchscreens, retina scanners, or advanced technology? Good luck making it out alive...

2. The Nostromo ship in the game is identical to the one in the movie.

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Did you feel the anxiety and claustrophobia that Ellen Ripley felt? Welp, now you get to live and breathe that fear. Sorry, not sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3. The scanner in the game is exactly the same as the one in the movie.

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It's heavy, clunky, stress-inducing, and basically your worst nightmare — well, except for that alien trying to eat you...

4. The alien is responsive and reactive — not scripted.

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“The alien really is hunting you. He is using active senses and moment-to-moment decision making to hunt you down and kill you.” — Clive Lindop, Alien: Isolation Designer

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So you’re saying he follows my every move and decision, stalking me, hunting me. Cool. I wasn’t planning on sleeping anyway."

5. Even when you can’t see it, you can sense him stalking you.

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Alien: Isolation is about encounters that are meaningful and terrifying. Even when the alien isn’t on the screen, you’ll be terrified the he is around the other corner. This is a game where you’ll never feel safe.” — Al Hope, Alien: Isolation Creative Lead

NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE

6. They rounded up the original cast for the game.

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But sorry, not even Sigourney Weaver’s luscious red locks will be able to save you.

7. You play as Ellen’s daughter, Amanda Ripley.

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“In games you get to do it from different perspectives. Maybe I get to be a badass and survive, who knows?” — Veronica Cartwright ("Lambert

")

"'Maybe I get to survive.' MAYBE?! Oh HELLLLLLL no."

8. Sometimes the scariest thing isn’t what the character sees, but what they don’t see.

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"What I don’t see. WHAT I DON’T SEE?! Oh God. Oh Hell. I didn’t sign up for this..."

9. Sometimes the enemy is more than just the alien.

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"Wait, more than the alien?! I don’t even know who to trust anymore..."

10. There are dead bodies lying around the ship, which basically means you're next.

"Maybe if I just play dead, the alien will think that I am dead too and I’ll survi—" *alien screeches* "NOPE. Actually dead now."
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"Maybe if I just play dead, the alien will think that I am dead too and I’ll survi—" *alien screeches* "NOPE. Actually dead now."

11. Sometimes bullets and firepower aren’t enough to save you.

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“Even if you find a gun, your first thought is going to be: ‘If I fire this, will the alien hear it?’” — 
Al Hope, Alien: Isolation Creative Lead

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So you’re saying NOT to fire the gun, but you didn’t say running and screaming for my life wasn’t an option. Got it. Cool. RIP Me."

So it's all pretty simple — play Alien: Isolation; don't sleep.

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Grab the game and a more than your fair share of restless nights.