Review Roundup: Alien: Isolation Brings Survival Horror at its Best to the Nintendo Switch

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Alien: Isolation is one of the best survival horror games to date and with the developers not allowed to continue to the franchise, the next best thing we can get is the game coming to all platforms, and that includes the relatively new system – -Nintendo Switch.

The official release date has finally arrived for Alien: Isolation for the Nintendo Switch and reviews are starting to pop up across the internet. From early reviews, the game is performing pretty well, bringing a the critically acclaimed game to the portable hybrid home console, Nintendo Switch. Many reviews state that the game remains intact with awesome scares, great atmosphere and sound.

Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on latest port to hit the Nintendo Switch— Alien: Isolation:

God is a Geek 90

If you’ve not played Alien: Isolation, then now’s the time! If you’ve been waiting for it to come to the Switch, then it’s a must buy if you want to be scared to death, filled with impressive visuals and thrilling moments.

Nintenderos 90

Few horror games offer the quality of Alien: Isolation. This fact, together with its great atmosphere and sound, allows us to enjoy a great game, one of the best exponents of the genre. A totally essential game that no player should miss.

Nintendo Life 90

Alien: Isolation is a survival horror masterpiece and straight-up one of the very best horror video games ever released. It’s a nerve-wracking affair – a slow, methodical game of cat and mouse against a brilliantly clever recreation of one of cinema’s most infamous killers – but if you’re up to the task you’ll find one of the most satisfying gameplay experiences in the genre; a brilliant and beautiful homage to one of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of all time. Feral Interactive has done a stellar job with this Switch port and the excellent motion controls and inclusion of all previously-released DLC only go to sweeten the deal. This is essential stuff for survival horror fans.

Nintendo Enthusiast 80

Alien: Isolation might be one of the best licensed games ever made, and Feral Interactive has succeeded in preserving its harrowing gameplay on Nintendo Switch.


In related news, Digital Foundry has released a new technical performance video for Alien Isolation on the Nintendo Switch and they have discovered that the game’s picture quality is actually better than PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in docked mode. Shocker, right?

When it comes to third party titles, the Nintendo Switch’s performances are limited due to it being a hybrid console. However, this isn’t the case for this release. Check out the full article discussing Digital Foundry’s breakdown right here!

Alien: Isolation is now available for the Nintendo Switch. Are you excited to pick up your copy of the game? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Metacritic