Watch internet celebs freak out while playing Alien Isolation

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Today is Alien Isolation day, and if you haven’t yet bought a copy the joys of the internet mean you can at least enjoy watching – or rather, listening to – others freak out as they play it. And freak out they do – this is one scary survival horror game.

If you’re wondering just how scary it can be, let’s just say that in my brief time with it yesterday I was nipping straws (Is this Durban slang? – Ed) even before the Alien appeared thanks to murky levels, excellent sound design and a very real sense of walking through a dilapidated, collapsing space station. Every metallic clunk had me on edge, every imagined footstep had me holding my breath , and I even – quite literally – jumped in my seat a few times.

So it was with considerable pleasure that I came across this post on Kotaku this morning that showcased internet celebrities Jim Sterling, Jackfrags and PewDiePie playing the game and freaking out even worse than I did.

The only thing to consider before watching is the spoilers that will inevitably follow if you haven’t yet played the game yourself. But if that doesn’t bother you, watch away.

Jim Sterling:


PewDiePie tried his hand at the game’s Survival mode, with predictable results:

Alien Isolation is out today on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, from R499 (PC) and R599 (console).

[Source – Kotaku, Image – USGamer]

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.