Horror games are a fickle beast. Sometimes, only the first few minutes of the game will scare you, others, the entire game will have you on your toes. I think, if there’s any genre of game that needs a “try before you buy” option, it would be horror games.
Unfortunately, it seems Alien: Isolation will not have a demo before the game releases, according to the developer’s official Twitter account. It’s not really a big surprise, however, as there has been a serious lack of demos on both console marketplace’s since the start of this generation.
@A_Ripley_Aliens Sorry, we won’t be releasing a demo before the game releases from October, 7th
— Alien: Isolation (@AlienIsolation) June 20, 2014