Alien Isolation is perhaps one of the most terrifying experiences that launched in this generation. For fans of the beloved movie series it was the game they had been dreaming of for years and finally they received a game that gave the franchise the love it deserved. It launched way back in 2014 and was easily one of the standout games of the year. It then had us and other fans around the world very excited when rumours popped up that Alien: Blackout was the next game in the series. The good news is that these rumours were real, the bad news is that it’s a mobile game.
Here is the description of the game on the official web site:
The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.
Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley’s crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station’s emergency systems. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station.
Alien: Blackout is a unique fear-inducing horror premium mobile game experience that will test the inner nerves of both Alien and horror fans alike, where life can end in an instant.
Disappointing? Well, yes. We were expecting the sequel to follow in the footsteps of the first game and this isn’t quite what we were hoping for. That said, all these publishers keep pushing mobile games and they’re doing it for a reason – they’re making lots of money. You’ll either have to return to Isolation or have to live with a portable touch-screen version if you’re a die-hard fan.