Sega and Creative Assembly have announced that their recent survival horror game Alien: Isolation has surpassed the one million sales mark after just over three months on the market. This is a big accomplishment for any game, but Alien: Isolation had a few things working against it. First of all, the Alien franchise has had better days. Coming off of the disastrous release of Aliens: Collonial Marines, Isolation had to fight an uphill battle to win back fans who had been turned away with years of bad products. One of Alien: Isolation’s greatest strengths, but also one of its biggest weaknesses, was the fact that it was solely based on the 1979 original film by Ridley Scott. This helped win back longtime fans of the series, but could have easily alienated those who were seeking a more action-heavy approach like so many other games from the franchise.
Today, we’re pleased to say that we’ve sold over one million units of Alien: Isolation worldwide!
It also both hurt and helped that Alien: Isolation was a completely survival horror focused game. There was very little action, and enemy variety and numbers were kept to a minimum. Of course, this brought in fans of the genre, but publishers have argued for a while that the genre was on its way out. Today’s accomplishment seems to prove this wrong though as a million people have signed on for the tense and scary experience found in Alien: Isolation.
Speaking of the million sale milestone Creative Lead Alistair Hope said ““It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come in and read of the reactions of players, hidden in the bowels of Sevastopol Station, terrified to make the next move. We set out to make the Alien game we had always wanted to play and from these figures it seems we also succeeded in making the Alien game another million wanted to play. We hope many more gamers enjoy Alien: Isolation in 2015.”
Our own review praised the game, which then went on to receive our Multi-Platform Game of the Year award, as well as a few personal Game of the Year awards. Alien: Isolation is available now on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.