Read our full Alien: Isolation review.
As is expected these days, Sega has announced the schedule for a steady drip of downloadable content in Alien: Isolation‘s Survivor Mode. Between October 28 and March 2015 there will be five add-on packs of new maps and challenges for Survivor, available for individual purchase or as part of a discounted Season Pass.
Survivor Mode boils Isolation down to its essentials. Players are tasked with completing a series of objectives, unique to each map, which culminate in their escape. Working against them are a ticking clock and, of course, a vicious Xenomorph trying to hunt them down.
At the end of a successful run, each player receives a score based on their completion time and any additional objectives fulfilled, such as avoiding detection or collecting items. Leaderboards will let you compare your scores with friends and the community at large. The game ships with one Survivor Mode map — oddly referred to in Sega’s press release as a “demo” — and each subsequent DLC pack will add new maps, playable characters, and deadly enemies.
Alien: Isolation is a survival horror game in the truest sense of the genre, dialing down the gunplay and space marines of most previous Alien(s) games and returning Ridley Scott’s original 1979 film where an unprepared and underpowered protagonist must rely on her wits to escape a vicious predator.
The game arrives on October 7 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. Check out our hands-on preview from E3 for more details.