A shorter, sharper campaign would condense the high points more potently, and some better characterisation would make the plot twists hit harder. But if you're looking for a game that really sinks its teeth into what makes this iconic movie monster endure, look no further.
The game the Alien series has always deserved. A deep, fun stealth game set in an evocatively realised sci-fi world.
Alien: Isolation erases the memory of Colonial Marines, but it's still not the great Alien game we were hoping for.
Deep, intelligent, intense, and utterly unlike any experience before it, Alien: Isolation presents all that's truly great about AAA, and also its evolution.
Pacing problems and a lack of variety take their toll, but in its best most moments this is the most successful big budget survival horror in a decade.
This is the closest a game has come to capturing the promise of the Alien franchise, even if its story doesn't add much to the lore
Alien: Isolation harbors legitimate frights, but they're nestled between endless stretches of bland lever-pulling and button-pressing.
Isolation isn't the worst Alien game, but it is the most disappointing
Functions equally well as an intense horror game and a heartfelt tribute to the first Alien film.
It's been a while since the xenomorph was worth being scared of, and while Alien: Isolation runs a little long, it's a hellacious ride.