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Alien vs. Predator delivers everything that the title promises - a nerve-racking quest that combines excitement, cunning and strategy. While it's not a nonstop killing spree that can be learned in three minutes, there's enough action and adventure here to appeal to a wide variety of players. With sound and graphics that make the movies come alive, this title is a great showcase of the Jaguar's abilities and offers many hours of hair-raising fun.
What an absolute butt-kickin' game AVP is! A couple of years ago (when I saw the movies) I would have never imagined playing a game this good. If this is now Atari treats a big license, than every big movie should go directly to the Jag! Great sound, great graphics, great control...great game!
If more first person shooters were made like Alien vs. Predator, then I would be a bigger fan. What makes this game so good, though, is that it throws out all conventions of the genre, and paves an entirely interactive one player experience. Each of the three games presented on this cart are different enough to keep you playing them over and over, and there is so little bad to say about the game.
This game has taken a long time to come out, however it was definitely worth the wait. I couldn't believe this game was on a cartridge -- the graphics were excellent. There really was no music in the game, which for some might be a downer, however I thought it added to the suspense of the game. There's nothing like a whispered "Come on" from the Predator to send a shiver down your spine. The gameplay was pretty good, the only problem I had was that I thought the Predator and Marine moved a bit too slow. As to longevity, I think this game will definitely keep you busy for awhile. Definitely one of the Jaguar's best games out.
The Atari Times
Truly, this is one of the best games for the Jaguar. It even spawned two PC sequels and a theatrical movie! If you own a Jaguar, but don't own a copy of AvP, shame on you! Stop complaining about the crap games and get this one now!
Es soll ja Spiele geben, die einzig und allein den Kauf einer Konsole rechtfertigen und Alien vs. Predator gehört definitiv zu diesen Spielen! Was die Entwickler hier aus dem Jaguar herausgeholt haben, ist zwar noch lange nicht alles, was die Raubkatze kann, allerdings ist es schon verdammt nah dran. Allein der gewaltige Umfang durch die riesigen Karten und den drei spielbaren Charakteren mit unterschiedlichen Storylines geben Stoff für wochenlanges Zocken. Als Jaguarbesitzer heißt es also zugreifen und wer bis jetzt noch keinen hat, ebenso!
Nach vielen Verschiebungen und bloßen Versprechen ist Alien vs. Predator endlich für den Jaguar lieferbar. Ob AvP nun wirklich zum heißesten Softwaretitel dieses Jahres gehört, soll dieser Test zeigen.
The Video Game Critic
You can save your progress at any time to one of three slots on the cartridge. Overall this is a must-have game for Jaguar owners. It's flawed but fun, and provides loads of replay value.
If you don't have it, you don't know how good the Jag can be and you really haven't had a glimpse of the full potential of first person gaming. When you do try it, avoid spilling Alien acid blood on your shoes - it doesn't come out.
All Game Guide
All in all, Alien vs. Predator is one of the few must-buy titles for the Jaguar, and is certainly worth checking out if you're a fan of first-person shooters. Give this game a try -- but just remember to conserve that ammo....
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Congratulations to the entire AVP development team. I'm still in shock from this game, even with the slight directional confusion. It's an experience you will never forget; well worth the long wait. Pick it up, strap yourself in and feel your heart rate increase...and when you play AVP, don't forget to pack an extra pair of BVDs.
If you plunked down the dough for a Jaguar, this is the first game that you simply must buy. It's so good, that it almost washes out the awful aftertaste of Trevor McFur. Almost.
The end result is an in-your-face contest ad durable gameplay that doles out a great deal of entertainment. A grin crosses your face just in time to have it flicked off by a speedy Alien attack or a whole battalion of soldiers backing you into a dead end. It Atari can turn out a dozen more games like AVP, Jaguar owners could truly rest easily and enjoy their purchase. Until then, go forth and prevent creatures from multiplying.
Despite the aformented glitches in Aliens Vs. Predator, it's uniqueness compared to various other clones lies in the suspense factor and depth of play. This is no ordinary blaster where you just run around mowing everything down in sight. The game requires sharp thinking and cunning as much as the quickness of your thumbs. And the atmosphere of the movie has translated here very nicely. There's no pumping techno tune playing in the background of this game. In fact, there's no music at all. The only sound you'll hear is screams, gunshots and explosions, further adding to the horrific setting of Aliens Vs. Predator. Finally, every new game is unique in that your foes are not in the same place as in the previous game. This sort of randomness harkens back to the good 'ol days of 2600 Adventure, where you never know what to expect in each game you play. Overall, a terrific effort that displays the hardware prowess of the Jaguar.
Lange Zeit haben sich die Jaguar-Fans in harter Geduld üben müssen, doch jetzt ist es soweit! Das von Atari beauftragte Entwicklerteam Rebellion-Software hat endgültig einen Schlußstrich unter seine permanenten Verbesserungsarbeiten gezogen. Ob es sich gelohnt hat, den Veröffentlichungstermin knapp zehnmal platzen zu lassen, und ob die lang versprochene "64-Bit"-Qualität mit Alien vs. Predator erreicht wird, erfahrt Ihr auf diesen zwei Testseiten.
ATARI hat es mit dem Jaguar und AvP geschafft, ein neues Zeitalter in Sachen "Reality-Gaming" einzuläuten. Die schnelle, realistische Grafik, der authentische Sound und das riesige Spielareal sorgen dafür, daß man sich als Spieler von der ersten bis zur letzten Sekunde mitten in der Handlung glaubt - eine perfekte Illusion! Für viele Fans von 3D-Action-Spielen wird dieses Spiel zum Anschaffungsgrund des Jaguars werden. Also: Schnell "AvP" kaufen, bevor das "Bonner-Predator-Studio" davon Wind bekommt.
Just Games Retro
AvP is about everything you'd expect. It was a perfect use of the licenses for the time, and had a few forward-thinking ideas as well, namely a non-linear setting and the idea of "survival horror." It is NOT worth picking up a Jaguar exclusively for, unless you simply must play some other Jag games, or get a killer deal, but it is certainly worth playing if you have the chance.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I'm a big fan of both the Alien and the Predator movies and this game's graphics are good enough to put you right into the game. Unfortunately, the gameplay was not very well throughout. You almost always take a hit when fighting and you can't jump over acid. Why do the Aliens leave all the bodies around? That's not like them. Where's the music? Is it an option I missed? It's okay as far as I'm concerned.
Alien Vs Predator has turned out to be a lumbering, lame and unfocused imitation of Doom that only the most masochistic gamers will get anything out of.
I loved this game with everything I had back when it came out. But I couldn’t give this thing more than twenty minutes of my time in this day and age without getting bored and grumpy