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The three species set-up feels generous even at a time when people demand so much of their games, but it's a premise that dates back to Rebellion's first Aliens vs. Predator in 1994. While much has changed it still feels a little rusty – this isn't as slick as a Modern Warfare or Halo and its production values feel like they're from a different age, with poor textures and the occasional unimaginative set-piece belying the fact that underneath the HD dazzle is a core idea that's changed little in over 15 years. But that never truly detracts from how much fun is to be had throughout Aliens vs. Predator's myriad modes as Rebellion leans heavily on the source material, creating a game that's going to stoke the hearts of anyone who ever fell in love with the original films – which is likely anyone who's ever picked up a game pad.
Ultimately, if you don’t like either film franchises that this game is based around, there’s not going to be much for you to enjoy in AvP. But I’d posit that most gamers like either one series or the other (or, at the very least, the idea of science fiction). Now perhaps it’s clear why Rebellion’s Rogue Warrior sucked so much—all of the studios time and budget were going into this game. It's not the deepest or longest game, with any given campaign lasting between three and five hours, but if you play through all three the time adds up, and there’s always multiplayer. For the fans that AvP was very obviously made for, however, the high production values, attention to the universe’s detail and generally smooth gameplay make it a worthy addition to the franchise. At the very least, we can be thankful that the godawful marine dialogue that made Aliens so (at times) cringe-inducing is in short order. Thank god for that.
Aliens vs. Predator tiene algunos fallos en su diseño en toda su propuesta para un jugador. Por un lado, propone tres campañas bien diferenciadas, pero sus diferentes sistemas de control no acaban de responder tan bien como sería deseable, y eso implica pasar por unas curvas de aprendizaje poco justificables. Se podría haber hecho una mejor reflexión sobre el control en todas sus vertientes para mejorar el producto sustancialmente. Asimismo, hereda los diseños de niveles del original, y ahí es donde se nota que las cosas han cambiado mucho en estos años. Pero su ambientación, concepto, y propuesta son de gran calidad, lo que resulta en un producto con contrastes que falla en las pequeñas cosas; pero a veces, esas pequeñas cosas son muy importantes.
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It's just a shame the other campaigns don't quite match up. We can't help but wonder if the traditional structure should have been abandoned for a lengthier stint as the Marine. Nevertheless, AvP is well worth your time and, with the unique online offering as well, there's plenty to get your teeth, claws and wristblades into.
When faced with the prospect of acquiring Aliens Vs. Predator, you have to ask yourself what matters most in a game and what exactly you're looking for. If your answer is a great single-player story, you won't find such a thing here, as the game is pretty standard video game fare. If you're looking for a single-player experience that lets you relish in some good action with a few scares and a little bit of thinking, this is a fine title, provided you aren't looking for lengthy experiences from each species involved. If you seek a multiplayer experience that oozes variety, this will be a prime gaming candidate for you. Fans of the iconic sci-fi creatures will be pleased to see a good game in this series once again, while FPS action fans will also find themselves enjoying this one, despite the few hiccups it may have.
Frankly, I don’t know why other publications have been giving this game a hard time. Yes, its not an A-List game by any stretch of the imagination, but it is still extremely fun for what it is. Given the garbage most fans have had to go through in recent years, including one luke-warm Aliens vs Predator movie, and the lack of any kind of game attention since Concrete Jungle, AvP is a welcome addition to the series.
La saga Aliens vs Predator goza de buena salud si nos guiamos por el último videojuego de Rebellion. A pesar de los años transcurridos desde la última entrega, la fórmula se continúa mostrando fresca e ingeniosa, y con tres campañas individuales y un multijugador de altura su compra es más que justificable desde el punto de vista de la vida útil del juego. Todavía le falta un plus de calidad para alcanzar sus impactantes dos videojuegos precedentes, sin embargo sigue siendo un fantástico título de acción.
Aliens Versus Predator biedt een spelervaring die goede mix aan tussen spanning, horror en stealth die fans van de reeks zeker zullen weten te appreciëren. De gameplay is leuk en uitgebreid dankzij de verschillende speelstijl van de drie rassen, de multiplayer matches zijn lekker hectisch en op audiovisueel gebied is de game zeker te smaken. Jammer dat de singleplayer campagnes te kort zijn en de gammele balans tussen de drie rassen soms roet in het eten strooit, maar gelukkig doen deze minpunten niet al te veel af van het spelplezier. Hou je van hectische gevechten en schrikt een overvloed aan bloed je niet af, dan is Aliens Versus Predator zeker het proberen waard.
While there is a lot to like in Aliens vs. Predators, it's far from a great game. There's usually something to complain about at every turn, and every great element is flawed in some small way. Despite these faults, mistakes, and missteps, it's still an utterly enjoyable and unique experience, making the game more than the sum of its parts. Like the Xenomprohs, the problems are there at all times, ready to leap out from the shadows and strike. However, unlike the Xenomorphs, they don't get in the way, and while that alone doesn't forgive the problems, it definitely makes them less detrimental.
As a standalone single-player adventure, Aliens vs. Predator hits a shaky equilibrium with carefully planted franchise winks and underwhelming set pieces. But for someone with an inclination for diverse experiences, interesting multiplayer modes, or even the AvP franchise as a whole, the game casts a pretty wide net of appeal. It perhaps isn't ambitious enough in today's age of shooters, nor does it tap into the creative reserves of its rich IP as deeply as we'd like, but as a game that channels entertainment and nostalgia, it capably and enjoyably does its job right.
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Almost all of them are stock game types with an AvP twist, and that twist can sometimes make for a very exciting experience. Infestation is just about everything the developers hyped it up to be, while Predator Hunt adds a very nice touch to the time honored Juggernaut mode. Death Match, Species Death Match, Mixed Species Death Match, and Domination had me scratching my head for a little bit about how the teams would be divided/matched up, but it only took a game or two to catch up on the format of each. Survivor mode is the last on this list, but certainly not with the intent for it to be neglected. Grab up to four friends and play a co-op battle against ever increasingly difficult waves of Aliens. My biggest issue with multiplayer mode is that the XP system doesn't earn anything other than more player skins. This may be what fans of the series are looking for, but it feels like they missed out on appealing to a wider audience by not including an upgradeable weapons or skill set.
While this game is not as strong as its predecessors, there is still plenty of fun to be had here, unfortunately the single player campaigns are all far too short and linear to hold your attention for long, but at least the multiplayer makes up for that by being a very solid offering indeed. If you tire of just killing people with guns then you can take a Predator or Xenomorph for a whirl. The game is not for everyone, and Alien versus Predator fans will certainly get more out of it, but you could do worse than give it a try.
Aliens VS Predator è una gemma grezza ed imperfetta, ma dal peso e valore indiscutibili. Rebellion ha infatti partorito un prodotto assolutamente godibile, forte di una potente atmosfera cinematografica capace di catturare e coinvolgere in ognuna delle sue tre campagne (multiplayer incluso).
Forse, però, resta il rammarico che l’intera produzione avrebbe potuto essere realmente indimenticabile, magari con alcuni mesi di sviluppo in più, al fine di eliminare quelle note stonate incapaci di far entrare il gioco nell’olimpo dei ‘grandi classici’.
Tuttavia, a conti fatti, resterà comunque il sorriso beffardo di una legione di fan, tremendamente eccitata dall’idea di poter nuovamente impersonificare i loro mostri cinematografici preferiti.
Ed in questo, c’è da essere grati ad AVP.
You won't be buying AvP for its single-player though, and if you are you may find yourself sorely disappointed. Rebellion has built AvP around its multiplayer, which is both well-constructed and surprisingly well-balanced. Each species comes with its own unique advantages and shortcomings, and will take some time to master, but once you do, AvP rewards in spades. Fans of the movies will certainly find more to love in AvP than those without a knowledge of its celluloid counterparts, who might find the whole thing a little less palatable in comparison to the many superior FPSes currently available.
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With some dodgy gameplay, uninspiring levels, dated graphics and unusual design choices being thrown at the player, it's hard to recommend the game to anyone that lacks patience or is perhaps too particular with their gaming. However, that said, the game does deliver a visceral, sometimes overly complicated, fan fest take on the coolest creatures from the movies, and in this regard succeeds. Should you pick up the game if you're a fan? Of course and you won't need anyone else to encourage you to do so. Anyone else though should give this a rental first, see what's what and if you're of the disposition to overlook some of the game's negative points then be sure to purchase with a smile, just don't dribble over the box in case you want to trade it in further down the line.
Suurin pettymys peli on kuitenkin niille, jotka pelasivat aikoinaan alkuperäistä peliä tai sen ehkä vieläkin parempaa, Monolithin tekemää, jatko-osaa. Niihin verrattuna uusi Aliens vs. Predator kulkee samoilla urilla, muttei yllä samanlaiseen laatuun tai pelisuunnitteluun. Nyt jää pakostakin miettimään, minkälainen lopputulos olisi saatu yhdistämällä aihe kunnolla modernien räiskintäpelien laatuun ja sisältöön.
La valutazione è inoltre inevitabilmente influenzata dal comparto estetico, davvero deludente nelle versioni console, pallide imitazioni di quella PC, comunque di certo non al top della categoria, ma per lo meno soddisfacente. Molto buono il multiplayer, in grado di assicurare agli utenti tante ore di divertimento selvaggio grazie alla forte differenziazione tra le tre razze: divertenti da usare e allo stesso tempo ben bilanciate.
In definitiva, ci sentiamo di consigliare il titolo a tutti gli amanti delle saghe cinematografiche, a patto che non cerchino un’esperienza particolarmente innovativa. Peccato solo che la produzione sia così distante dalla qualità degli albori, in quanto una maggiore cura nello sviluppo avrebbe potuto attirare un’utenza decisamente più vasta.
Aliens vs Predator is not a bomb of a game. It’s definitely worth a rent, but it has limited re-playability and its multiplayer value is only going to last as long as its community. In our preview of this title I mused that it may be the title fight of the sci-fi century. I was wrong. It’s just the warm up.
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“Aliens vs. Predator” wasn’t just made for fans of the films, but they’re the ones that are going to appreciate it the most. The realization of the childhood dreams (or nightmares) of hunting as a Predator, or stalking as a Xenomorph have finally come true on their console of choice.
Aliens vs. Predator could have been a truly great game. It’s there, you can almost feel it, but it’s constantly ripped away from you because of some poor design decisions and a general lack of quality that keeps the game from having that triple-A feeling. It’s by no means a bad game and will almost certainly please fans more so than either movie effort, but when compared to other first-person shooter titles on the market, the difference is clear.
As an overall package, you are getting a lot when it comes to AvP. With three campaigns, a co-op mode, and five other multiplayer modes, there is lot for you to see and do. However, the problem is that every aspect has its flaws. There are times where you are going to just want to put the controller down and say: "I can find a better game somewhere else". However if you stick with it, you will find something to like underneith it all, and will definetly have some fun with Aliens Versus Predator.
Maybe the upcoming Colonial Marines game will be the game that gives us the ultimate Aliens gaming experience, until then this provides an adequate stop gap for fans, and would make a good introduction for newcomers as long as they are willing to take the time to get to grips with it properly.
Official XBox Magazine
A few more maps, a few more multiplayer modes, a few more unique areas in the campaign, and a few more fear-inducing moments would’ve gone a long way toward making Aliens vs. Predator set off gamers’ motion trackers. Instead, it registers as simply a medium blip on the radar — a second-shelf shooter that falls just short of fulfilling the incredible potential of its license. But hey, those fatalities never get old!
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Rebellion is all about options. They combine three different campaigns, flexible combat mechanics, and several multiplayer modes into one package. Most successful is the balnce level once you get the hang of Xenomorphs. While AvP can't touch current FPS' large-scale thrills, its cramped multiplayer is still very fun. But Rebellion has jammed packed years of franchise history into one game and their biggest flaw is the reliance on the license. It combines the Predator's film mythology with the fisticuffs of the Arcade side-scrollers rooted in obvious setpieces. Rather than make one mechanic work really well, create a convincing level design, or draw from this huge pool of culture to create a substantial world, Rebellion has opted for orthodox weapons and sterile enemies for the sake of fan-service. Aliens vs Predator is a string of recognized images and elbow-jabs asking, "Remember this?" An average shooter with the source material done well.
Aliens Vs Predator is a great deal of fun, but there's no getting away from the fact that it feels somewhat dated and that the marine campaign is head and shoulders above the other two. A more fleshed out marine campaign and more maps for the survival multiplayer game type would have made for an altogether better experience, but what Rebellion has delivered is still worth taking a look at. This isn't the perfect Aliens or Predator video game, but it does a lot right.
Tirando le somme, Aliens Vs Predator si dimostra dunque un buon titolo, capace di ricreare in maniera più che soddisfacente l’angosciante atmosfera dei suoi due brand di riferimento. Le tre campagne proposte, pur non spiccando per longevità, riescono infatti a garantire una buon coinvolgimento, e il multiplayer, vero fiore all’occhiello del prodotto, vi terrà senz’altro incollati allo schermo per molto, moltissimo tempo grazie alle sue ottime modalità di gioco. Insomma, non ci troviamo di fronte ad una pietra miliare nel campo degli FPS, ma al di là di qualche piccolo difetto, una veste grafica migliorabile e un’IA non sempre brillantissima, il lavoro svolto da Rebellion è senz’altro meritevole di attenzione.
The lighting effects are top notch and add much to the environment, even though the graphics as a whole fail to take advantage of the tech available. Describing the game as scary is a bit of a stretch but the levels have been designed with enough flair that a sense of foreboding continues to affect you even towards the final acts. A few more environments online would have been beneficial but with three, albeit fairly short single-player campaigns, it would seem unfair to be too critical. The three classes are surprisingly well balanced given the diversity of powers, yet AVP still fails to reach the dizzying heights of other games released these past few months. The series has been off the radar long enough to appear fresh and this is exactly how it feels, making it easy to recommend to anyone after a solid game based on the AVP franchise.
Aliens vs. Predator is een waardige titel binnen de franchise. De sfeer wordt goed neergezet en het spelen als Alien, Predator of Marine is leuk. Alleen is dit niet genoeg om de game boven de concurrentie uit te laten stijgen.
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All in all, though this may be a fleeting return to AvP’s better days, it doesn’t really do much to revive the now stale series. Pitting the gruesome Aliens against the brutal Predators may have once been on par with dream match-ups like “Batman vs Superman” or “Tyson vs Muhammad Ali” but is now more along the lines of “Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games”. Still the game is not bad and worthy of a try but just don’t expect to be blown away and frankly I wouldn’t mind if this is the last we hear of either species. Perhaps it’s best to let bygones be bygones.
Aliens vs Predator is a very mixed bag. Whilst the single player is fun and a surprising change to what we'd expect, it just seems a bit lazy. The re-use of environments and the overpowered and underpowered characters in the Predator campaign make it seem like it was put together a bit haphazardly, as though the production team were actually under threat from a Xenomorph attack. It's also as if the lead designer was incapacitated by a Facehugger because some of the textures are a bit ugly. The multiplayer may as well not be there presently, because it is virtually unplayable, at least for me. It is worth checking out if you are a fan of either series and it is definitely worth a rent, just don't expect anything "out of this world".
Aliens vs Predator has its moments. The atmosphere at times is completely spot on, the sound is beautiful and the storylines enjoyable. Unfortunately the gameplay falls short and the makers don't succeed enough in making this game a unique experience that brings the power and potential of the movies to life on console and PC. You're left a bit hungry and that's unfortunate. A snack for the fans, but no classic as we had hoped.
Alien vs. Predator is not the greatest of games, but it is not all bad. On one hand, playing as both the Alien and Predator are rather enjoyable at times. You really feel like you are immersed in the species’ universe and their traits and mannerisms are greatly featured. However, it still carries the same question that I had when I saw the movie: “Why are humans even involved?” The FPS mechanics of the game make it feel like little time was put into them and there are much better games out there that are devoted solely to that. Also with the poor visuals and a multiplayer system that isn’t all that interesting, you’ll probably put the game down once you finish all the campaign stories.
With a patch or two, Aliens vs. Predator would be a truly great game, but I can't write a review based on potential. I have to deal with what I have in my hands, and what I have is a single-player mode with some noticeable highlights and a multiplayer mode with too many problems to remain enjoyable, despite all its promise. Rebellion has failed itself. It had everything it needed to make a great game, but let itself down with a mess of technical problems that got in the way of all the fun. It truly is a shame, because I want so badly to love this title, but I simply can't.
Aliens vs. Predator certainly has much in common with the movies, but possibly isn’t quite the answer that fans of the series were wanting in the way of video game fulfilment. Its a good effort no doubt, but its not quite there yet. Maybe the next iteration.
Hardcore FPS gamers may find many hours of pure fun with the Aliens vs. Predator multiplayer mode. Should you decide to stick with solo play, I'm afraid you'll find little of real value. Perhaps toying around with the different abilities of all three characters can keep you occupied for a bit, but that's about all you get. It's a shame such an ambitious amalgamation of three different gameplay types doesn't amount into a coherent package with at least a bit more substance. Be warned; if you're out for an engrossing single-player experience, AvP falls short in almost every way. It also doesn't manage to recapture the addictive gameplay of its successful predecessors. So, expect an average shooter, at best.
A short single player experience that offers little replay value is propped up by a decent online multiplayer mode. While there are no major flaws with the game, there are a number of minor issues that all mount up to decrease the overall quality of the game.
Aliens vs Predator är ett spel som vissa stunder faktiskt är rätt svagt, medans det mer ofta är helt okey. Jag skulle väl överdriva om jag var jätteupphetsad under resans gång men för fansen lär Aliens vs Predator säkerligen komma som ett välkommet tillskott till serien, även om det inte når upp till Rebellions egna original eller Monoliths uppföljare. Ett mestadels bra spel som har sina brister helt enkelt.
It's not that I think Rebellion pays poor tribute intentionally to the bruised franchises represented in AVP. A slavish love of the source material is clear throughout, and for brief moments, that shines through the boring level design and dated graphics; any fan of the Alien films (or at least, of James Cameron's Aliens) is likely to find the tension generated by the familiar high pitched whine of the motion tracker particularly evocative, at least for the first half hour. But a failure to tread any new ground thematically or even current ground mechanically dooms Aliens vs. Predator to a place in the collections of only the most die-hard fans of the universe, who will play through the game once and relegate it to the same shelf of shame occupied by their AVP Requiem DVDs. AVP succeeded in finally exhausting me on a franchise I've worshipped since I was 6 years old, and that leaves me, more than anything, just a little sad.
I was really excited about Aliens vs. Predator. As a shooter fan and someone who watched all eight films that make up the Alien, Predator, and Aliens vs. Predator series, I had high hopes for the title, but it fails to do both the genre and the franchise justice.
Met Aliens vs. Predator slaagt Rebellion er niet in de glorie van het eerste deel terug te halen. Daarvoor is men veel te conservatief geweest en is teveel de blauwdruk van het eerste deel gevolgd. De frisheid is eraf, de personages hebben nog precies dezelfde mogelijkheden en de het missie-ontwerp is wel heel erg conventioneel. De multiplayer compenseert de matige singleplayer nog enigszins, maar bij lange na niet genoeg om Aliens vs. Predator aan te kunnen raden.
The online portion is enough, at least, to rescue the overall package from the utter mediocrity of the rest of the game but it remains, on balance, a deeply disappointing effort. Scrappy where it needed to be polished, clumsy where it needed to be nimble, the game wears its iconic characters as a shield, happy to serve up scripted shocks but offering nothing that might actually surprise.
Aliens vs Predator occasionally offers brief moments of entertainment, but it's ultimately let down by an unimaginative approach to the single-player mode that never quite manages to match the terror, suspense and brilliance of the original movies.
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There's nothing unforgettable about this game, but there's nothing worth hating really. This is a mediocre effort in every sense of the word. I almost wish Rebellion had failed more spectacularly; at least there'd be something more to talk about. As it stands, AVP is a FPS that follows most of the conventions of the genre and adds some Aliens, Marines, and Predators to the mix. No matter what your purpose in playing Rebellion's new shooter, there is almost undoubtedly a reason you should be playing a different game. It's not bad, it's just not good.
Although it’s a worthy addition to the franchise’s gaming catalogue, Aliens vs Predator unfortunately doesn’t live up to its full potential. The story is forgettable, the atmosphere lacking and any promised scares are absent. The campaigns are too short, even when added together, and the standout moments are, sadly, very rare. The game’s melee combat is commendable, but ultimately hindered by the flawed grab attack mechanic. The game will surely appeal to and please die-hard fans of the franchise, but gamers looking for a more challenging and rewarding experience would do better looking elsewhere.
The bottom line with Aliens vs. Predator is that its worth as a dependable first-person shooter is inexplicably linked to the fear and foreboding running through its Marine campaign, which leaves the Alien and Predator missions as surprisingly flat additions that quickly drain the fun meter by granting the player far too much power. Even when ignoring the Alien's clunky controls, the unnecessary bloodletting, and the cliche-cluttered narrative, it remains an inescapable truth that the passable Marine missions really should have been effortlessly overshadowed by Alien and Predator campaigns that hold all the required invention and originality but fail to impress due to a lack of balance, poor design decisions and some shoddy execution. Game over, man! Game over!
Sega and Rebellion don’t offer much of a unique experience to attract gamers who have been up to their eyeballs in video games since the holidays.
Die drei Kampagnen sind teils arg kurz und wecken Wunschträume nach Innovationen. Zumindest der Mehrspielermodus hält länger bei der Stange.
Trois races, trois gameplays, mais trois fois moins développés. Chaque campagne a ses points forts mais qui s'accompagnent d'autant de points faibles très lourds. Qu'il s'agisse d'un gameplay daté ou d'une progression bancale, les bonnes idées de Rebellion marchent systématiquement sur un râteau et se le prennent en pleine tronche. Si on traverse le solo sans réels déplaisirs, on n'est jamais franchement enthousiaste face à tant de platitude. Quant au multijoueur plein de promesses, il souffre d'une réelle mollesse et de gros problèmes d'équilibrage.
If you're a big fan of Rebellion's previous efforts, I won't entirely dissuade you from checking this out, there are certainly some neat things going on here. However, my overall feeling is that it's a lackluster effort compared to the previous two games, and I think a lot more polish and thought could have went into making it more fun to play. Here's hoping some DLC content will expand the multiplayer into something more entertaining to check out, but the single player side is pretty much stuck as a run of the mill experience. I'd give this a definite rental before buying, or at least wait for the inevitable price drop.
It's the little things that really drag the game down. Aliens vs. Predator seems to be a well-meaning attempt at reinvigorating a languishing series, but grotesque kills and some entertaining multiplayer moments don't cut it--not when so many slick and exciting shooters are on store shelves, vying for your time. The attention to detail, the well-considered level design, and the sense of momentum that characterize the finest shooters are missing here. Aliens vs. Predator is sometimes enjoyable but never escapes an overwhelming sense of carelessness, so while it may remind you of the good old days, it fails to recapture them.
Bottom line: If this new AvP were like a grapefruit, and you were like the Dole Fruit Company, you would probably buy it only for use in juicing, not to be eaten on its own, as it just doesn't have enough meat. And by "buy it only for use in juicing" I mean you probably wouldn't buy it at all, because it isn't very good.
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The always-terrific Lance Henriksen is on hand to put a human face on—and lend some soul to—this otherwise soulless experience. Yet in the end, his character turns out to be just as hollow as the videogame he’s starring in.
Sadly a few entertaining multiplayer modes don’t quite save Aliens vs. Predator from mediocrity. Based on the license, and the previous videogaming pedigree, this can only be seen as a disappointment. The few sequences throughout that truly capture what is so unique about this IP are the high points, but there are too few of them and they are buried deep in an otherwise uninspired first-person shooter.
That's really the largest problem with Aliens vs. Predator. There's no one solid aspect of it to make up for the other, busted-up parts. You're left with the impression that the single-player was an afterthought and that multiplayer was the focus. But even the multiplayer is saddled with enough flaws to make this game missable.
The last time I played a game in this series was when it came out for the Jaguar. Sadly, it seems not much has changed in the last decade and a half. For something that seems like such a no-brainer, folks do sure seem to screw this one up a lot. As it stands now, you'd probably have more fun being on To Catch a Predator than playing Aliens Vs. Predator.
I didn’t like this game more, because there’s not much more here to like. In fact this game sort of sat on my Steam list forgotten for a month or two after we got it. The lackluster opening on it’s own was almost enough to make me shrug indifferently and play something else, but eventually I came back to the game, and wiped it out. And then still, another month went by before I remembered I needed to write about it. I know this is a punishing review but, I really can’t sugar coat anything that’s on display here. Everything that this game offered me was inconsistent, and forgettable.
The survivor mode is like the game itself in a microcosm. It's rote and uninspired, a desultory thoughtless collage of bits and pieces surgically removed from the movies and dropped lifelessly into a dated engine. We're light years from the calculated, monster mash-up the series used to promise. If there was ever a game deserving of the last movie's title -- Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem -- it's this one.