Wes from Controller Crusade writes:
"It feels like its been so long since a true survival horror title hit the mainstream market. Most big budget titles that deem themselves ‘horror’ these days seem to lean towards more on action and set-piece sequences than carefully paced tension or engrossing atmosphere. How appropriate then, the title to give resurgence to the genre would be one based on one of the most influential science fiction and horror franchises of all time. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Alien franchise has been the groundwork for inspiration in the video game industry, and like a corrupting life form that writhes unseen in the darkness, has spread its influence into modern culture for over three decades, and still continues to do so."