I know we’re a little late to the party with Alien Isolation reviews but we were unable to secure an advanced copy of the game to review so I’ve taken my time with it. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself; if being left a shivering mess whilst the adrenaline levels in my body re-adjust can be called enjoyment, which in this case it definitely did:
“To me the Alien franchise has always been fascinating because of its ability to induce fear and nightmares. It is for that reason that I have had a near life-long fascination with the acid-blooded xenomorph. All my favourite memories revolve around the fear that I suffered at the hands of H.R Giger’s monster.
Whether it was my inability to pick up and play Alien Trilogy as a child, or Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator Classic keeping me trapped inside of APC. However, the 20 hours of heart-pumping, adrenaline infused terror of Alien Isolation pushed all these buttons. I did not want the game to end. In some sadistic fashion, Creative Assembly had convinced me that I was enjoying the torment and anguish they had inflicted upon me.”
I think Alien Isolation is easily the best Alien game released. Whilst the game is not without minor flaws, I can whole heartedly recommend that any Alien fan should pick this game up, turn the lights off, turn the gamma down and pop a good pair of headphones on and enjoy – also have the paramedics on standby incase of heart failure. Be sure to check out my review in its entirety and let us know what you think.