Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation

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The Original Story!
By MattFiler
The original story of Alien Isolation that was cut from the final game.
Alien Isolation - Cut Mission Scripts
Welcome to this guide covering the original story of Alien: Isolation!

As a massive fan of the game I was amazed when I found all of this and I had to share it with everyone as it's surely absolute gold to any other fans. Sadly a lot of it is incomplete or missing, so I presume it was changed quite early in development - but it's still a great read.

I hope it's OK in terms of copyright laws or whatever to post this, but if it isn't someone can feel free to let me know (with reasons) and I'll take it down.

So first off, let me explain how this works.
The game has a directory of text files for subtitles. Each of these text files represent a different mission or part of a mission and this is signified by two two digit codes in the file name. For example, mission one part one is named M0101.TXT.
If you look in your /Alien Isolation/DATA/TEXT/ENGLISH/ folder you'll see all the existing game subtitle files and understand where the ones that I've found fit in. Interestingly, you'll notice that the final mission is number 34 so what I've discovered is still only the tip of the iceberg!

Now, on to the story. Before we go any further, there are obviously spoilers in this, so if you haven't completed the game - don't read it unless you're OK with knowing important plot points.
A lot of this original/alternate story is very similar in terms of structure to the final story. Many outcomes are the same, many (if not all) characters are the same, it's just the ways of getting to the major plot points that are different. There are also some big reveals that I find weird are left out of the final story as they seem to apply there too - E.G. Axel has actually come out of the prison cells that you see in M10.

I've created one big file with all the scripts in where I've put my comments in at the start of each section. I've also tried to make the script easier to read by converting the coded character names to their actual character names however I couldn't work them all out, so any that are still their coded names are in single quotation marks. I've also linked a zip of the original files unaltered though just in-case you wanted that.

It's pretty long but very worth the read!

// Updated 27/06/18 - finally fixed Steam link censoring. //


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Lampshade Jun 11, 2017 @ 8:54pm 
Any chance you could restore the links for us? Thanks.
Zealot Jun 11, 2017 @ 6:42pm 
Nice, someone sniped the links on you...
Artyom Mar 5, 2017 @ 1:53pm 
The links are removed, can you do anything about that?
MattFiler  [author] Nov 25, 2016 @ 8:57am 
@Extreme - I can't remember. I think there were other languages for some bits.
Extreme Nov 25, 2016 @ 8:39am 
Hmm and every language have this scripts i mean it were translated or just English version have those scripts ?
MattFiler  [author] Nov 25, 2016 @ 8:00am 
@Extreme - These scripts were found in the Xbox 360 build of the game.
Extreme Nov 25, 2016 @ 7:14am 
This unused script were removed ? because i dont have them in my game i also check other folders than Polish(my native language) and English but also none of them
sirBlue Sep 6, 2016 @ 10:44pm 
Nice find too bad that Fox did not decided to give an option to play this as part of an extended edition :(
What I have read from the scripts so far is that there was quite some backstory on the Solace to be found even before arriving at Sevastapol.
MattFiler  [author] Aug 16, 2016 @ 6:45pm 
Another quick update, I've managed to find some textures referencing Barker and Ransome along with "M15" - one of these scripts for cut levels. These three textures do match up with the cut script files in terms of characters and levels. Here they are:
LookitsBigMcSpanky Apr 10, 2016 @ 6:46pm 
Woah! That's internesting. Being a big Alien fan and Alien: Isolation fan, I prefer this story.