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Alien Isolation is Free on the Epic Games Store

Alien Isolation BAFTA

Alien Isolation is free on the Epic Games Store from now until April 29th.

But.. hang on, hasn’t it been free before? The answer is yes. Alien Isolation has been an Epic Games Store freebie before. But the bonus this time around is that the Last Survivor DLC, which sees you playing as Alien’s Ellen Ripley, is absolutely free.

Alien Isolation is pretty great, though we still could do without its late game twist that ends up undermining the xenomorph’s fear factor. It casts you as Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Alien and Aliens’ protagonist, as she struggles to elude the creature on a soon-to-be-decomissioned space station. One standout feature is the way it uses manual save points and makes you wait to see if you’ll save your game before the alien discovers you.

However, much as we loved it, we kind of wished we could play through the whole of Alien in the same manner. The Lost Survivor DLC doesn’t quite accomplish this, but it’s still a neat look at what could have been. And, now it’s free, what have you got to lose? Apart from a huge chunk of your frontal cortex?

Alien Isolation is free on the Epic Games Store until 11AM EST, April 29th

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.