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
Top Critic Average
Alien: Isolation erases the memory of Colonial Marines, but it's still not the great Alien game we were hoping for.
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.
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.
Deep, intelligent, intense, and utterly unlike any experience before it, Alien: Isolation presents all that's truly great about AAA, and also its evolution.
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
Isolation isn't the worst Alien game, but it is the most disappointing
Alien: Isolation harbors legitimate frights, but they're nestled between endless stretches of bland lever-pulling and button-pressing.
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.
Functions equally well as an intense horror game and a heartfelt tribute to the first Alien film.