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How to Fix Alien: Isolation Crashes, Black Screen, Freezing and Other Problems


Alien: Isolation is one of my most anticipated games of the year and I am sure that I’m not the only one. True, classic horror makes this game a perfect choice for these cold months of late Fall, but not every player get the chance to fully experience the greatness of this title. There are many reports regarding Alien: Isolation crashes, black screen issues, as well as the game freezing, stuttering and so on. Although not everybody experiences these problems, there’s a big number of players affected to a greater or lower degree and we’re here to help.

We’ve looked into most problems the game has and we’re here to try help you fix Alien: Isolation crashes, freezes, black screen and all other problems you might be experiencing when playing or trying to play the game. It’s going to be a long read, but hopefully it will all worth it and you’ll be able to play problem free from now on.

If your game crashes, we should start by trying out the basic things first: verify the game’s integrity on Steam; make sure that you graphic card drivers are up to date and also update your sound card drivers (many gamers fixed their problems with this solution!); disable your antivirus program and/or Windows firewall; run the game as an administrator.

If these basic solutions to fix Alien: Isolation crashes and errors didn’t help, it’s time to get a bit more in depth. Here are my suggestions:

– Make sure that your monitor’s display rate is set to the default number (60Hz). Different settings might make the game crash or freeze and give you the “Out of Range” error.
– remove any USB peripherals you might be using, like extra gamepads or wireless headphones. On numerous occasions, it’s these things that had the game crashing.
– Run the game in Windowed Mode. After starting the game, hit Alt+Tab and get your game in windowed mode

Language changing solution

This is a possible solution recommended by Sega themselves, so it’s worth trying if the others haven’t fixed your problem. Here’s what to do:

– Launch Steam
– Go in your game library and right click Alien Isolation in your games list
– Select Properties – Language and change the language to any other language (it doesn’t really matter which)
– Shut down steam and reopen it, then verify the integrity of the game’s cache
– Go back to the language setting of Alien Isolation and change the language back to English
– Run the game and enjoy!

These are our recommended tips and tricks to fix Alien: Isolation crashes, freezes and black screen issues. If you have other possible solutions to these problems, let us know by commenting below.


  • Eduan
    Posted October 10, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Often during gameplay my monitor shuts off, my computer gets very hot, and then the game crashes in the background.

    Inside my computer is clean and fine. My specs are:
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit

    I think it might be becuase the game recommends a 2 GB video card when I only have 1. However I’d like to know if it could be any other problems.

  • Stuart
    Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I have a problem, i installed aliens isolated, but once i click to start the game, it appears a blue screen, , nothing more, i cant go into the game, what do I do?

  • dara
    Posted November 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I have a issue !!
    can someone help? when I changed the language this happened and has ruined the game.
    it shows : AI_UI_Menu_options
    it should just be : Menu
    I can send a screen shot to you of the issue if required.

  • Jordan Anderson
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 12:51 am

    The language changing option worked for me, don’t know how or why, but it did! Thank you

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