I haven’t yet allowed myself to get excited about Alien Isolation, simply because it’s been ages since I’ve played an Alien game that was actually good. The Alien vs. Predator multiplayer game from a few years back was okay, but I wouldn’t call it anything special, and apparently Aliens: Colonial Marines was a massive shit show. But Alien Isolation is trying really hard to get my interested by showing that it’s story-driven, all about the atmosphere and tension, and set in the Alien movie continuity, sometime after the events of Alien. And, uh, Ripley has a daughter named Amanda? I don’t really know how that happened. As a game, it looks good. But will it deliver?
Alien Isolation comes out October 7, 2014.