Alien: Isolation is a survival horror game in its purest form – as Amanda, the player must use stealth to search the Sevastpol Station for the Nostromo’s flight recorder. The player is subjected to a hostile environment where an unknown apex predator hunts Amanda through the station’s air vent system. The gameplay is based purely on the element of suspense, as the time spent searching the various rooms inside the Sevastpol Station is limited by your ‘alien’ stalker. Simple noises such as bumping into debris can alert the Alien creature to your prescience. While it’s quicker to actually walk or run to a destination, the game encourages the player to use the crouching function – which is executed by pressing R3 – to minimize environmental noise.