And if you thought the graphics were good, the sound is even better. Creepy music, evil ambient sounds, and the occasional scream all make you even more frightened than the graphics alone. Hearing someone scream ĎHelp me! Aaagh!í as you walk past an air duct is creepy in the extreme, and when you hear an Alien banging a door down in front of you, youíll know the meaning of fear. It gets worse when you have the motion detector -- some of the sounds, like computers and fans, purposefully have tones close to the detectorís ping, throwing you into a panic until you realize itís just the beeping console. And every time a door opens or closes, you get a ping as well -- often enough to scare you into thinking an Alienís right behind you.
I say this with all honesty: Alien Resurrection is the scariest game I have ever played in my life. Games like Alone in the Dark and Silent Hill have come close (Silent Hill scared me too, actually), but only Alien Resurrection had me peeking around corners in abject fear of my own life, much less the life of the character I controlled.