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by Jesse on March 19th 2015

Alien Isolation is the game every Alien fan has been wanting since the series' inception. Isolation is a classic horror title in every sense of the word, relying on atmosphere and helplessness against an unstoppable terror to fulfill it's promises. Unlike newer run-and-gun horror titles which dispense with the fear in a hailstorm of buckshot, Isolation actively encourages stealth and avoidance to stay alive - something it succeeds at greatly. Isolation is not without it's faults however. At 16 hours or so long, it tends to outstay it's welcome somewhat. Also, the Alien itself is certainly more scripted and less intelligent than we were initially led to believe it would be. While it does use dynamic AI to investigate noises, patrol areas and smell you out, it appears and disappears when the game needs it to. And for a ship as large as the Sevastopol, the alien sure has a terrible habit of always being in the exact same place you are. Additional to this, the plot feels like one big missed opportunity with it's flat characters and simplistic story - it tends to play it very safe, perhaps out of respect to the series' creators, but it detracts from the overall product regardless. A few faults aside however, Alien Isolation is easily one of the finest true horror games we've had in many, many years. Strongly recommended to classic horror fans (Think Silent Hill and the older Resident Evils (1, 2, 3) and not titles like Dead Space or the newer Resident Evils (5, 6)), fans of the Alien franchise and anyone who suffers from constipation!

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