German versionIn Germany, the game was released both as original English and censored German version. Most differences are removed blood and splatter effects; including level decor and cutscenes. Also changed are the animations of the scientists the player encounters. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).
InaccuraciesWARNING! MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS!
When the Alien-episode is selected, an intro movie will play and show us some nasty happenings in a Weyland Yutani-base somewhere. However, we see Eisenberg lying and shaking in fear on the floor in some nasty looking room. Note that he has red blood around his mouth. But in outro movie when his arms and legs are ripped off, we see that he is an synthetic judging by the the white blood-looking liquid that is stained on his clothes and the wires from where the limbs should be. Did Monolith forgot how they created the Eisenberg-character?
Multiplayer ServersThe official Sierra game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.
Save FeatureThe original Aliens vs. Predator was universally criticized for having extremely long and difficult levels and no in-mission save feature (eventually, Fox and Rebellion released a corrective patch). How bad a beating did they take over this? The back cover ad-blurb on AvP2 includes a statement that would seem silly on any other game:
"Save your progress at any point during the mission"
- Computer Gaming World
- April 2002 (Issue #213) - Best Action Game of the Year
- April 2002 (Issue #213) - Best Multiplayer Game of the Year
- April 2002 (Issue #213) - Best Gaming Moment of the Year (being a fledgling alien)
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/2008 - Named as having one of the "10 Coolest Levels" (for "Unwelcome Guests" because it manages to scare the player without confronting him with enemies for a long time.
Additional information contributed by ClydeFrog, Ghostbreed and Sciere