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Free Alien Game Available Today To Celebrate Alien Day

Alien: Blackout is a sequel to Alien: Isolation and is completely free on iOS and Android.

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April 26 is Alien Day, a fan holiday created to honor the legendary science-fiction horror franchise, and D3 Go's mobile game Alien: Blackout is free to help you celebrate. Available for both iOS and Android, it's a strategic and tense adventure that differs greatly from the series' other games.

Rather than control a survivor directly, such as Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda, Alien: Blackout tasks you with guiding them through a damaged space station and away from the deadly, stalking Xenomorph. It also features permanent death for crew members if they're killed, and you can sacrifice them in order to ensure Ripley survives.

Amanda Ripley previously appeared in Alien: Isolation, a first-person horror game from Creative Assembly. The game's immersive-sim exploration was mixed with a deadly alien threat that could locate you almost anywhere. Murderous androids didn't make things any easier. A true sequel has not been announced, though Alien: Blackout takes place after the game's events. You can get Alien: Isolation for just $4 on Steam as part of the celebration, too.

The last Alien film was Alien: Covenant, released in 2017 as a sequel to Prometheus and retaining some of its cast. Games have released sporadically over the years, and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski shared back in February that he had been in talks to create a new first-person shooter featuring Newt from Aliens as well as Ellen Ripley. His studio Boss Key would have produced it, though Disney's acquisition of Fox ended talks.

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A "free" mobile game. No thx

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Yikes, hard pass even free. I would love a remaster/redo of Aliens Colonial Marines or a new Aliens FPS. Aliens vs Predator might be better & Aliens vs Predator vs Terminator would be cataclysmic.

Personally I dun want to play hide-and-seek with my aliens, simply want to mow them down like nobodies business!

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lol mobile.

Almost as crushing as the next Nier game being mobile.

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nice bait n' switch, gabe.

real classy.

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Imagine an Alien Isolation sequel on the next-gen consoles (and PC of course) with full ray tracing

Isolation looked about as good as a non-ray traced game possibly can look, so the jump in graphics tech could partly justify the long wait between games

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@Spartan_418: I take it you've never played Horizon: Zero Dawn, or Red Dead Redemption 2? Marvel's Spider-Man? Alien: Isolation is a good looking game, but it's certainly not upper echelon.

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@Jaykray: I've played all of those, and still think Isolation looks about as good as it possibly could, given its scope and setting. It's a game about claustrophobic spaceship interiors, doesn't make sense to compare it to massive open worlds like that.

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@Spartan_418: Isolation looks fantastic. The technical side of things is really strong, but what makes that game's visuals is how bang on Creative Assembly nailed the style of the original movie. I didn't even like the game, but I played like 10 hours of it because I liked the look so much.

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@Spartan_418: Agreed. Absolutely beautiful game.

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From excitement to crushing disappointment in under a second, amazing.

Do they really think the vast majority of people who liked Alien Isolation wanted an iOS/Android game?

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@mrdinghat: "What, you guys don't have phones?!?" ;)

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Expecting to do the same from EPIC games on Pubg. Full of Hackers on every single server.

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