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Aliens Versus Predator (Windows)

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Aliens Versus Predator is a sci-fi first-person shooter based on the associated two film franchises. The game has three playable species, and each has its own single-player campaign with different missions and plotlines.
  • Aliens... Their only weapons are their own body parts: claws for close combat, their deadly tail, and their inner mouth that can crack through an enemy's skull (for an instant kill) if close enough. They are deadly at close range, and can heal by eating corpses or the heads of unsuspecting enemies. They can't be hurt through falls, and an alternate vision mode allows them to see clearly ahead through darkness. Their strength lies in flexibility and speed, and an ability to cling to walls and run along any surface - allowing a skilled player to escape or ambush from literally any 3D direction.

  • Humans... U.S. Marines, as portrayed by Michael Biehn in the film 'Aliens'. Marines have strong firepower that ranges from the self-tracking SmartGun, all the way to rocket launchers and devistating six-barrel miniguns (as seen in 'Predator'). The Marines are the most familiar species to play as, with the gameplay style of typical FPS hero. However, their frailty at close range, and missions that leave them stranded, alone, surrounded by bloodthirsty extraterrestrials, make their experience closer to survival horror.

  • Predators... Their power is their strength, and their sight. They have at least four ways of seeing the environment - standard vision, heat vision (highlighting Marines), electromagnetic vision (highlighting Aliens), and "Pred-Tech" (for highlighting fellow Predators and their technology). Their weapons are the most precise, deadly, and ranged of those in the game, being ideally suited to stealth-based gameplay. Predators also have the ability to zoom their view in and out when seeking someone, thus allowing them to snipe from afar. Their cloaking ability also renders them nearly invisible to enemy Marines.
There are several multiplayer modes. For a difficult game, you can pit all the players against the horde of computer creatures (which includes experimental robotic Aliens and tough Predalien hybrids). Alternatively, players can choose their favorite species and face each other in an arena-style deathmatch.


Aliens Versus Predator Windows alien - using tail
Aliens Versus Predator Windows These marines are disciples of the spray-and-pray school of combat
Aliens Versus Predator Windows That PredAlien's seen better days
Aliens Versus Predator Windows ingame title

Alternate Titles

  • "异形对铁血战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "AVP" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Aliens vs. Predator" -- Informal shortened title
  • "Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000" -- Steam title

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User Reviews

One of the scariest and most atmospheric games ever made Lumpi (197) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
A truly pulse-pounding gaming experience. Steelysama (106) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Great capture of each movie's feel, but get the sequel if you want a solid game. Zovni (9344) unrated
Get past the message-boardish title, and you'll find possibly the best movie-to-game conversion ever. Ben Swan (3) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Near Great FPS Terrence Bosky (5232) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Game Critics Aug 26, 1999 9.5 out of 10 95
GameBoomers 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
PC Player (Denmark) 1999 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Apr, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Accelerator Jul, 1999 8 out of 10 80 Jul 27, 2011 16 out of 20 80
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1999 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Apr 07, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Just Games Retro Mar 01, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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1001 Video Games

Aliens Versus Predator appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


There were three different demos released for the game before it was released, a seperate demo for each of the three species.

German Version

Banned in Germany for extreme violence.


Unlike most First person Shooters at the time, Aliens vs. Predator uses a peer to peer system for multiplayer instead of a client / server system. This particularity has been known to cause quite a lot of problem with online gaming, even if the game played fine on a LAN.

Predator Vision

The game's system for the predator's multiple vision modes, where they can see humans or aliens but not both at the same time, was eventually adopted into the feature film Alien vs. Predator.


The second, "soundtrack" disc of AvP is actually an expanded version of James Horner's soundtrack for the movie Aliens. In addition to several unreleased pieces, there are also alternate and extended versions of tracks that are on the official movie soundtrack. The full listing for AvP disc 2 is:

1) Main Title (4:01)
2) Bad Dreams (5:28)
3) Dark Discovery/Newt's Horror (4:10)
4) LV-426 (5:11)
5) Combat Drop (5:03)
6) The Complex (4:45)
7) Atmosphere Station (4:33)
8) Med. Lab (5:42)
9) Newt (4:17)
10) Sub-Level 3 (3:56)
11) Ripley's Rescue (5:33)
12) Face Huggers (3:45)
13) Futile Escape (5:39)
14) Newt is Taken (5:11)
15) Going After Newt (4:35)

Information also contributed by ClydeFrog, Cochonou, Kalirion and phlux

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