The Callisto Protocol’s mutants will stalk you through vents like a xenomorph

Five seconds into being shown The Callisto Protocol (opens in new tab) and I’m already slapped with a (very successful) jump scare. A mutant human appears from nowhere, tentacles brutally ripping out of its chest as it lets out a blood-curdling scream. Protagonist Jacob hesitates, and the tentacles slosh back into his body. But that’s no sign of safety. It morphs, in an unsettlingly believable way, growing larger, badder and a whole lot scarier.

Developer Striking Distance pulled inspiration from Alien: Isolation’s stalkerish Xenomorph to make its enemies unpredictable and ensure you almost never feel safe.

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