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Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt (Windows)

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Description

Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt chronicles the initial breach leading up to the events in Aliens Versus Predator 2, specifically, the destruction of Research Pod 5. The story takes place across nine total mission, with three per species (Predator, Predalien, and Corporate). Each of the three playable characters is out to retrieve a mysterious artifact with the power to confuse and repel the Aliens.

New features in the game include the ability to play as a tougher Predator-Alien hybrid in single and multiplayer, a new "energy flechette" weapon for the Predator, and a new 360-degree motion tracker and deployable sentry guns for the humans. Multiplayer includes four new Deathmatch maps and the ability for the Predator to activate a short range self-destruct bomb when nearly defeated.

A copy of the original Aliens Versus Predator 2 is required to play Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt.

Screenshots

Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt Windows Lots of relentless Aliens guard the way.
Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt Windows His reward? Facehugged and frozen in stasis for 500 years.
Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt Windows Holding off the critters with a new stationary turret.
Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt Windows New multiplayer map #3: dm_predator

Alternate Titles

  • "AvP 2: Primal Hunt" -- Informal Title

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User Reviews

An interesting story, but lacking in gameplay Aaron Cole (5) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
Aliens versus Predator 2 Primal Hunt Unfairly Criticized Joe Finch (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Svenska PC Gamer Aug, 2002 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Aug 28, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSurge Oct, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep 18, 2002 7 out of 10 70
PC Gamer Nov, 2002 68 out of 100 68
PC Zone Aug 28, 2002 6.4 out of 10 64
4Players.de Aug 24, 2002 64 out of 100 64
Armchair Empire, The Sep 25, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Aug 21, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpy Sep 04, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

No Smoking

In the last mission of the Predator series, there is a cutscene where the player's character sneaks into the research complex by ripping off a heavy doorplate labeled "No Smoking."

In the last mission of the Corporate series, there is a cutscene with two soldiers complaining about their boring guard duty. One steps away to have a smoke, and is ironically squashed by the falling "No Smoking" doorplate.
Riley Beckham (300) added Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt (Windows) on Feb 17, 2003