Console Monster writes: "Alien’s translation from celluloid to joypad has been a trial, to say the least. The series that began with director Ridley Scott’s eponymous 1979 masterpiece is an icon of cinema, while sadly the games conceived in its image have fallen short of the mark. 2013’s tragic stillbirth of a game, Aliens: Colonial Marines signalled a ‘shit or get off the pot’ moment for SEGA and the IP, after roundly disgusting players and critics alike. The Alien games have been entirely missing the point of the series from which they were spawned, until now. TCA have wound back the clocks and brought the focus away from the sequels and back to Scott, writer O’Bannon and lead artist H.R. Giger’s vision, and Alien Isolation is all the stronger a survival horror experience for it, and perhaps even one of the most enticing titles of the year so far."