Parent's Guide: Alien Isolation - Age rating, mature content and difficulty

Parents Guide Alien Isolation Age rating mature content and difficulty
7th October, 2014 By Ian Morris
Game Info // Alien Isolation
Alien Isolation Boxart
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Creative Assembly
Subtitles: Full
Available On: PS4
Genre: First Person Shooter
Everybody Plays Ability Level
Content Rating
Violence and Gore: Extreme
Bad Language: Strong or explicit
Sexual Content: None
Parent's Guide

Alien Isolation is a survival horror game set aboard the semi-abandoned Sevastopol Space Station. With only a few crew members left on board, each divided into groups of scavengers who shoot other humans on sight, the station has been plunged into disarray - because there's an alien on board. Playing as Amanda Ripley, you're sent on board on what begins as a routine mission to recover the flight recorded from the Nostromo, the ship your mother was travelling on when she died, but end up being caught up in something much more serious - fighting for survival against the alien itself.

Tense, dark, and very, very scary, Alien Isolation is not a game for children. Making your way around the narrow, and often dimly lit corridors aboard Sevastopol Station, staying out of sight is the order of the game here, as you stick to the shadows to stay safe. Most missions simply involve getting from A to B, and back again, but doing so is harder than it sounds, thanks to the alien that patrols the ship. Attracted to any noise you make, and having a nasty habit of showing up when you least expect him, should the alien find you, it's a one hit kill, and you'll be heading back to your last save before you can blink.

As such a tense, and unforgiving game, this is one best left to older players. The game's save point system is particularly unforgiving, as there's nothing in the way of a checkpoint system here, with the only option you have of recording your progress being to use the sparsely distributed save points, scattered around the station. What this means is, if you miss one, and end up dying, you could end up losing half an hour plus of progress. All things considered, this is definitely one for older players only.

Mature Content

Based on the 18 rated films, Alien Isolation contains strong language and gore throughout. While there isn't that much in the way of talking during the levels, what little there is is often peppered with swearing, including f**k and s**t. While there's nothing in the way of sexual content, there is strong violence and gore, with dismembered, mutilated corpses with chunks of flesh torn out of them lying in pools of blood. Should the alien find and kill you, it'll also sometimes stick a spike straight through your stomach from behind, in a particularly gory scene.

Age Ratings

We Say
Violence and Gore:
Bad Language:
Strong or explicit
Sexual Content:
Substantial Mature Content

Format Reviewed: Playstation 4

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