10 Tips for Getting Through Alien Isolation on the PS4
Alien Isolation is a challenging game...
I love playing Alien Isolation, but I have to say that it is not an easy game to play. Especially for someone who just started playing PS4 games—I figured if I could conquer this game, I can conquer them all. It is simultaneously frustrating and exciting at the same time. Here are my ten tips that I wish someone had told me before I started playing.
1) Use the Map
Press the touchpad to access the map.The map is your lifeline. ALWAYS update your map. It will tell you what your objective is and have a green dot that will tell you where you need to be.
It also shows you where the vents lead. The vents can be useful, but always use with caution because the Alien can crawl in them too!
2) The Tracker is Your New Best Friend
When you get the tracker, you can use it to avoid detection from the Alien.
The tracker is the 2nd most important thing you need. It not only helps you avoid the alien, but it will also make a bleep noise whenever you pass something you can collect, are next to a save station, next to a wall modem (to turn off the lights/speakers/air systems), and it also beeps when it detects something up ahead.
3) Hiding in the Lockers is a BAD Idea
Getting out of them creates noise, which attracts the alien. Plus, the alien will hear you breathing in the lockers. It’s better to hide under desks or craft to make a noisemaker to distract it.
4. Do Not Kill the Androids or Humans Unless they are Violent.
If you kill an innocent human, the game will “kill” you and you’ll have to start over. Some androids are not programmed to kill people yet, but if you do attempt to kill them, then they will become murderous. its better to run from them because killing them is very difficult and noisy. it will attract unwanted attention. Use the BOLT GUN to kill them later on in the game with one shot.
5.Read All the Files on the Terminals
The computer databases contain vital information, so read them all.
I was stuck on a level for 2 hours before I realized that the answer was in the database. Always check them!
6. Flairs Work Just as well as Flashlights
They last longer than flashlights and don’t require batteries. You can also throw them ahead of you in dark tunnels/passageways to see ahead.
7) Use the access rewire modems
This works especially well when you are dealing with human enemies. turn on the air filtration system and it will create smoke and dust. it's a lot easier to sneak up on the humans and kill them quietly when there is fog obstructing their vision. You can also turn on the speaker system for a different room to distract the alien. it will hear the voices and head over there, leaving you to quietly go into the room you need to be in.
8. Follow the green lights
This game does not give you any guidelines on where to go, or what to do. unlike other games like Witcher or Assassins Creed, it does not give you a trail to follow. You are pretty much on your own for the majority of the game --except for the green lights. If you come across a hallway with three doors, 2 of them are marked with red lights and one is green, you are probably supposed to go into the green door.
There will be segments in the game where you will not have your flamethrower or automatic weapons. Craft noisemakers, flairs, and bombs to distract the alien and androids.
10) Do not step on the Alien's tail
It is longer than expected, and the alien does not appreciate being stepped on. You and the Alien have a surpassingly intimate connection throughout the entire game. It’s like you are constantly running away from an ex who wants to murder you. He (it? I called it a He, actually I named him Boris) can be very pesky at times, but the jumpscares are worth it. The Alien pretty much hates you from the very beginning of the game, no matter how much you try to love it. The Alien is different than most AI in horror games, it learns your behavior and your patterns, it stalks you and tries to trick you. Always be aware of your surroundings, and don't trust the locker or vents!