The BAFTA award winning “Alien Isolation” is back in online stores, as publisher Sega has re-released the game with a knew subtitle: “Alien Isolation – The Collection.” As the new subtitle hints, this re-release of the hit game now has all of the previously released downloadable content (DLC) in one package.
According to a press release by Gamasutra, “Alien Isolation – The Collection” will cost $39.99 for the PS4 and Xbox One, while the Steam version of the game is priced at $59.99. Although the Steam version is pricier compared to the console versions, Sega will be selling the game for a 50 percent discount, making it $29.99 for a short period of time.
In addition to this, all of the regular versions of “Alien Isolation” without the DLC will now cost $29.99 in all digital stores. Of course, there’s a good chance fans can find them cheaper in discount game stores.
What might make fans interested in this re-release is the inclusion of the Ellen Ripley DLC, which chronicles some of the missions that the original heroine of the “Alien” trilogy. Destructoid have also confirmed that “The Collection” will come with additional maps for the Survival and Salvage modes, increasing their replayability.
“Alien Isolation” puts fans in the space boots of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley from the popular Ridley Scott films. Amanda is determined to find out how her mother mysteriously disappeared, a determination that may prove to be her downfall, as she and a crew get marooned in a space station.
Making things worse are the amount of enemies that want to take out Ripley and her allies, not to mention one very deadly Alien who fans will have to be careful of. Unlike most games based on the “Alien” series, there is only one Alien that attacks the crew, making the game a spiritual successor to the first movie of the series.
Gameplay has Amanda using stealth to get through most levels, as the game emphasizes survival-horror over action. While Amanda and her crew can handle some of the enemies, they must hide from the Alien killing machine by using their wit and salvaging whatever materials they can find.