I think I understand why this got such bad reviews.
Game reviewers play the entire game for the review. They have to marathon it. Isolation was not meant to be marathoned. I played it at most three hours a night and while it took me over a week to finish, I have never been more consistently freaked out in my life. Beat it on hard, too.
I gave the game to a friend the day after I beat it. I won’t play it again. I want this to be a unique experience. It was special.
It was worth the 60 bucks