Some licensed games claim to be authentic. A few of them even are. But Alien: Isolation looks to go a giant leap beyond that, being a playable, horribly immersive recreation of everything that makes the original film such a captivating, nightmarish assault. The newly announced involvement of Alien's core cast is the dripping, acidic icing on that particular death-cake, but even previously, the game was already a grimly uncompromising proposition.
Eschewing the flashy but inappropriate shooter route in favour of a much more affecting, atmospheric, stealth-survival experience, Isolation doesn't just trade on its striking fidelity and painstaking attention to authentic detail. Past that, its Alien is one of the most harrowing creatures you'll have ever come up against in a game. Big, intelligent, and running on pure, dynamic AI, it's as cunning, dangerous and unpredictable as the cinematic creature ever has been. You're not going to kill it. You're not even going to be able to fight it. Instead, you're going to have to use every last reserve of evasive, tactical, on-the-fly self-preservation in order to hang onto life by your very fingernails.
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