Tips for Playing Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game set in the universe of the Alien film franchise, developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. 

Playing as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, the player must explore the Sevastopol Space Station, which is infested with the eponymous Alien, to find clues about Amanda's mother's disappearance. 

The player must move, hide, and sneak around to evade the Alien, which is sensitive to noise and movement while avoiding other hostile humans and using tools to distract and avoid the Alien.

Tip 1: Use the Motion Tracker

Alien: Isolation gameplay

The motion tracker is your most valuable tool when it comes to surviving an Alien attack. The tracker will tell you where the Alien is and can also tell you where any other threats are in the area. 

If you're being stalked by the Alien, you don't want to just be moving around randomly; use the motion tracker to see if the Alien is coming after you.

Tip 2: Don't Run in a Straight Line

Alien: Isolation does a great job of making you feel like you're actually in the world of the game. If you run in a straight line, you will stumble and fall over things in the environment. The Alien will use this against you. If you're being chased, make sure to weave and move around the environment in order to slow down the Alien.

Tip 3: Use the Maintenance Tunnels to Escape

Alien: Isolation screenshot

If you ever find yourself being chased by the Alien, don't just run around. There are maintenance tunnels throughout the game that you can use to get away. You'll have to find the right access point, but once you're inside them, your location will be shielded from the Alien.

You can also use the maintenance tunnels to get away from other enemies in the game. Sometimes, you'll find enemies in the game that you don't want to deal with. You can simply run into a maintenance tunnel and avoid them.

Tip 4: Learn the Layout of the Space Station  

The space station is very large and complex. Explore it thoroughly, but do not waste time – you must focus on completing objectives. As you explore, learn where the alien is likely to be at any given time. Learn where your objectives are and where you can find supplies.

Tip 5: Use the Environment to Your Advantage  

Alien: Isolation gameplay screenshot

The space station has a number of tools that you can use to your advantage. There are things like fire extinguishers that you can use to distract the alien, as well as boxes and other materials that you can use to block its movement or to make a place where you can hide.  

The space station also has a number of electrical devices that you can use to your advantage.  Some of these are traps that you can use to hurt the alien, while others are electrical devices that can be used to disable the alien.

Final Word

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