Alien: Isolation – The Collection swarms its way into Mac App Store

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In addition to releasing Tomb Raider: Anniversary in the Mac App Store this morning, Mac gaming specialist Feral Interactive also unleashed another premium title in the store, Alien: Isolation – The Collection, a survival horror game set fifteen years after Alien.

This gigantic 20.89-gigabyte download packs in all previously released downloadable content, including two stand-alone missions set aboard the Nostromo and five mission packs adding new maps, playable characters and challenges to the Survivor and Salvage modes.

“Marooned on a decaying space station, the Sevastopol, you’ll enter a desperate struggle for survival as you are stalked by a terrifying, deadly Alien,” reads the blurb.

As you’d expect from the official Alien game, The Collection requires steady nerves as you wonder through the dark corridors and rely on your rusty old motion tracker to warn you of dangers lurking around the corners.

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In Isolation, you’re Amanda, Ellen Ripley’s daughter.

Your job is to stay alert and out of sight because those ferociously intelligent aliens are all around you and after you. Your goal, needless to say, is to ultimately find out what happened to your mother, which won’t be an easy task to begin with.

Check out the gameplay video below, it really showcases incredible production value and high graphics fidelity of this triple-A tittle.

And here’s your official launch trailer.

“Haunted by a few panicked survivors, the Sevastopol is a labyrinthine environment that conceals clues to its own downfall,” reads the description. “You’ll crawl through air vents, hack computer systems and deploy the available tech to evade the Alien, whose dynamic behavior evolves after each encounter.”

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As mentioned, the game includes two standalone missions set aboard the Nostromo cargo spaceship, in which you become a member of the original crew, and five additional mission packs that bring new maps, playable character and challenges to the Survivor and Salvage modes.

The following items are included in your download:

  • Alien: Isolation—Discover the true meaning of fear in a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger.
  • Alien: Isolation – Corporate Lockdown—The first expansion pack for Isolation brings three new maps for Survivor mode, stretching from the Corporate Penthouse to the Medlabs and a new playable character.
  • Alien: Isolation – Crew Expendable—The original crew reunites aboard the Nostromo. Brett and Kane are dead. Alongside Ash and Lambert, it is now down to you as Dallas, Parker or Ellen Ripley to find a way to isolate the Alien and overcome the terror that confronts them.
  • Alien: Isolation – Last Survivor—Play as Ellen Ripley to complete the last mission onboard the Nostromo. The rest of the crew are dead and you must set the ship’s self-destruct mechanism and attempt to reach the escape shuttle.
  • Alien: Isolation – Safe Haven—Enables the Salvage mode and adds new character. You must complete new objectives and return to the Sevastopol’s safe room. Optionally, explore the Gemini Systems or the Bacchus Apartments.
  • Alien: Isolation – Trauma—Three new maps for Survivor mode, including a claustrophobic scramble through the Sevastopol vents. You can play as Chief Medical Officer Lingard and get faster access to Medikits and distraction IEDs.
  • Alien: Isolation – The Trigger—Three new Survivor mode maps. Playing as Ricardo, you must avoid security alarms, take on Working Joes, survive the Alien and learn the truth behind the explosives onboard the Sevastopol.
  • Alien: Isolation: – Lost Contact—This add-on brings out the second new map in Salvage mode, featuring the Lorenz Private Wards and the Emergency Power Plant. Trapped in deep space onboard the Sevastopol, you must explore the station, complete the objectives and survive encounters with Working Joes, other humans and the Alien itself, playing as Axel and equipped with the Revolver and Blowgun.

If you get stuck in the game, Feral has a bunch of video walkthroughs available.

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Key highlights

Some of the highlights include:

  • Outsmart and evade the unpredictable and ferociously intelligent Alien, who uses its heightened senses to hunt you down and respond to your every move.
  • Scavenge for hidden resources, craft items and use the Sevastopol’s battered technology to improvise distractions and defenses to keep you alive.
  • Explore the increasingly volatile Sevastopol, wracked with fear and mistrust, and stalked by a ruthless killer.
  • Immerse yourself in this superbly-realised survival horror game crafted with incredible fidelity to the atmosphere, art direction and production values of the classic 1979 sci-fi film Alien.

Further information is available through the official website.

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System requirements

Minimum system requirements include a Mac with OS X 10.10.4, a 2 GHz Intel processor, four gigabytes of RAM, a supported graphics card with one gigabyte of video memory and a keyboard.

Recommended system requirements include a Mac with OS X 10.10.5 or higher, a 2.8GHz Intel processor, eight gigabytes of RAM, a graphics card with two gigabytes  of video memory and a gamepad.

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Speaking of which, Alien: Isolation – The Collection supports more than a hundred different gamepads.

The following graphics cards are not supported: AMD Radeon HD 4xxx series, ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel Iris 5100, Intel HD5000, Intel Iris 6100, Intel HD6000, Intel HD5300, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Intel HD4000, NVIDIA 1xx series, NVIDIA 9xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 3xx series.

Note that the game cannot be installed onto OS X volumes formatted as Case-sensitive.

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The download comes in at 20.89 gigabytes. The app is localized in English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You will need at least 35 gigabytes of free storage space on your Mac to install this game.

Grab Alien: Isolation – The Collection for $49.99 in the Mac App Store.

The Collection is also available for download through Steam and the Feral store.