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‘Alien: Isolation’ Looks Scarier Than Ever In Unreal Engine 5 Remake Project

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‘Alien: Isolation’ Looks Scarier Than Ever In Unreal Engine 5 Remake Project

Alien: Isolation is a staple horror title. Released in 2014, Creative Assembly’s terrifying masterpiece was released to rave reviews.

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Loosely based on the original Alien film, Alien: Isolation follows engineer Amanda Ripley as she investigates the disappearance of her mother Ellen aboard the Sevastopol space station. Alien: Isolation is an extremely good looking game as it is even to this day, and the 2019 Nintendo Switch port added an extra level of polish. This new fan-made Unreal Engine 5 remake really takes things to new heights though.

Take a look at the original game for comparison. This trailer showcases Alien: Isolation on the Nintendo Switch.

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The Unreal Engine 5 remake has been stitched together by YouTuber Enfant Terrible using assets from creators Ian Stewart, Guillermo Moreno, Hyungwoo Yoon, Ilhan Yilmaz, David Weinstock, and Joseph Oliver - and the end result is spine-tingling.

Did you know that Alien: Isolation was originally going to be a third person game? Creative Assembly changed their mind when they decided that first-person would offer a more intense experience and boy, they were right. That’s perfectly exemplified in this UE5 remake which really puts you on edge as you wander around the eerie space station.

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The fan project instantly brought back memories of playing this game and I’d definitely forgotten just how tense it was. As scary as it is though, I’d love to see a sequel and fans took to the comment section of this fan-project to share that sentiment.

Matt Chew said, “As if I didn’t already want a sequel to this game enough. Now making it [in] Unreal engine 5 seems like it needs to happen even more,” while Morning Star wrote, “Alien: Isolation as a video game is already scary as it can be but with this, oh dear lord. I think I would spend my playtime in a locker and call it a day.” Morning Star has got a point. This game isn’t for the faint of heart.

Featured Image Credit: Enfant Terrible via YouTube

Topics: Unreal Engine

Kate Harrold
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