Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation Reviews Summary

Summary: Alien: Isolation is a near-perfect recreation of Ridley Scott's original sci-fi horror film in video game form. Many critics agree it's genuine scares and heart-pounding gameplay are well worth purchasing the game for

Rating Summary

Based on 119 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 119 critic reviews
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Unscored
Nov 29, 2014

Alien: Isolation has the makings of the game the franchise deserves and shows us why that would be so amazing, if only we can find a way to blow the troublesome bits out the airlock.

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7.7 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2014

Alien: Isolation is a fun, tense game fans of the genre are sure to enjoy. Hide. Run. Survive.

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Unscored
Jan 20, 2016

Whether you act upon fight or flight, the restrictions imposed on the moment-to-moment gameplay never fail to make sneaking or making a scene filled with excitable tension. While some design choices, a lack of diverse objectives, minor issues with the controls, and passable characters will contribute to varying bouts of boredom, it's more than worth to see Amanda through to aurally and visually absorb every second of the distinct retro-futurism that Creative Assembly perfectly replicates and improves upon.

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Unscored
Oct 24, 2014

It's taken over two decades, but Creative Assembly has cracked the code for what makes a great Alien game.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 2, 2018

A master of horror and terror, which brings one of the film’s greatest terrors to life in a game. If you want to be scared this game will achieve it. Though it has a few flaws it’s incredibly effective.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2014

We've actually been waiting longer for a quality Alien game longer then Amanda Ripley has been in pursuit of her mother. But finally are we going to get the game we deserve?

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8.6 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2019

Alien: Isolation is a blast to play on the Nintendo Switch, with its frightening gameplay mechanics and incredibly atmospheric setting helping it establish itself as one of the best horror titles to release on the system. Sure, it has its flaws and I do think the game is a little longer than it needs to be, but being pursued by the Xenomorph is still as intense and daunting now as it was when the game first released five years ago – plus, you can do it all on the go now… what more could you want? Nintendo Switch gamers that are eager for some intense and utterly terrifying action won’t be disappointed by Alien: Isolation.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019

While I do think it has pacing issues along with some annoying elements, I think it’s still worth a look.

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85 / 100
Dec 13, 2019

Alien: Isolation was a very positive surprise when it was launched in 2014 and five years later it still is on the Nintendo console. Possibly it is the game that does more justice to the xenomorph franchise, it will know how to keep us in tension and get scared on more than one occasion, although the high duration of the title and the repetition of situations subtract some of them. In spite of everything, if you are a fan of the franchise, and horror games are your favourite genre, do not miss the opportunity.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2019

I think Isolation could use a sequel. There are plenty of great ideas and the presentation was mostly on point.

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