Aliens Versus Predator Reviews (Windows)

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One of the scariest and most atmospheric games ever made Lumpi (206) 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 (10648) 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 (5463) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (75 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Génération 4 (May, 1999)
Vous avez sous les yeux un nouveau genre de quake-like, sombre et angoissant, passionnant et formidable.
Gry Onet (Aug 10, 1999)
Podsumowując Alien vs. Predator to obowiązkowa pozycja dla wszystkich fanów gier FPP, jak również dla tych którzy są fanami filmów z pod znaku Alien czy Predator. Gra ta wprowadza parę ciekawych innowacji do shooterów tak popularnych ostatnimi czasy. AvsP na pewno dostarczy Wam niezapomnianych wrażeń i emocji. Szczerze mówiąc dawno nie grałem w grę która by tworzyła taki, wręcz niepowtarzalny, klimat.
Gameguru Mania (May 26, 1999)
Oh yes, the most discussed first person shooter lately, the mostly awaited game is finally here! You can choose from your favourite type of live beings - alien, predator or marines and as usually, you're going thru the 3d world destroying all unfriendly other types of live beings to finish your mission. All of them is unique, using different weapons, healing methods.. Atmosphere of the game is really fantastic.
Game Critics (Aug 26, 1999)
It is rare that a game can change my own personal perception and deeply immerse me into its world and AvP was successfully at doing this. Many critics were reluctant to put AvP alongside legends of the genre like Doom, GoldenEye, and Half-Life, but I had no such hesitation and gladly add AvP to their ranks.
Aliens vs. Predator achieves success in its ability to go beyond the standard FPS fare by offering extremely unique game-playing roles in an environment that faithfully captures the spirit of the Alien movies.
As it also is out in Gold version now, with some extra levels and other goodies, I can do nothing else but to highly recommend it to whoever feels he/her wants to travel into a world of horror and lurking death. One of the best science fiction games ever, based on a few of the best science fiction movies.
Power Play (Apr, 1999)
Die optisch und akustisch hervorragend aufbereitete, düstere Atmosphäre von „Aliens versus Predator“ geht einfach unter die Haut. Gerade als Marine entpuppt sich das Spiel als ultimativer Belastungstest fürs Nervenkostüm. Hört man ein verdächtiges Geräusch vor sich im Korridor, zuckt man unweigerlich zusammen. Wird man dann plötzlich von einem scheinbar aus dem Nichts auftauchenden Xenomorph attackiert, schnellt der Adrenalinpegel in nicht mehr meßbare Dimensionen. Als Alien durch die Gänge und Lüftungsschächte zu hetzen, sollten sich Fans der von H.R. Giger ersonnenen Kreaturen ohnehin nicht entgehen lassen. Trotz der teilweise knochenharten Gangart, einem mitunter mörderisch hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad und dem Fehlen einer Save-Funktion während eines Levels, ist dieser Titel ein phantastisches Erlebnis, das man so schnell nicht wieder vergißt. Verglichen mit diesem Trip verkommt selbst der derbste Zombie-Shocker zur gemütlichen Familienunterhaltung.
Game Revolution (Jun 01, 1999)
Aliens vs. Predator is an excellent First Person Shooter, but that's all that it is. With great graphics and an excellent mood, this game rises to the top of the pile, but it still doesn't offer anything truly revolutionary. What we have here is a fantastic game that fans of the genre should buy immediately . . . so what are you waiting for?
PC Zone (Aug 13, 2001)
But what makes AvP so enjoyable is that for the first time since Aliens on the Spectrum, someone has finally made a decent Aliens game. If there was an award for the scariest game ever, AvP would win it hands-down. It's tense, challenging, frightening and, above all, different. I defy anyone not to enjoy its simplicity and revel in its moments of terror. It's a scream.
Score (Apr, 1999)
Inovativní, neskutečně zábavná a naprosto sugestivní akce.
Absolute Games ( (Jun 02, 1999)
Выход Aliens vs. Predator вне всяких сомнений стал одним из самых заметных событий в игровой индустрии за последнее время. Игра обладает глубочайшей атмосферой, которая при общей мрачности коренным образом отличается для каждого персонажа. Это именно то, чего так долго ждало все прогрессивное человечество. Ура, товарищи! Все на Пандору!
My next worry with AvP was gameplay. Could these graphics hold up to the stress of mouse-look? Of course, one must also take into consideration the power of his or her own video card. With the TNT2 chipset, AvP took the challenge, and to my amazement, did not fall to pixilated dust particles. The character movements were smooth and each character was truly bound to their physical framework. No marine was gonna take the same fall that my predator was able to withstand. And no single marine or predator was gonna out-fight an alien up close.
Svenska PC Gamer (Apr, 1999)
Om du har nerver av stål är Alien vs Predator ett mycket bra och välgjort 3D-spel. Prova det, om du vågar.
GameSurge (Oct, 1999)
Overall, AvP is an exceptional piece of craftsmanship. It is not without its dings and scratches, but, if you enjoy an occasional walk on the dark side, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I have never seen anything like it. However, when you play, shut the lights off and close the door, it's just better that way.
Game Over Online (May 25, 1999)
So, in a resume, how does Aliens versus Predator measure up to the tough competition of today's harsh market? Probably about how a Predator compares to a Marine. They all have their strenghts and weaknesses, but if AvP excels somewhere, it's innovation. The species are extremely well-balanced, and multiplayer is amazing, since different species can, and have to use different tactics to survive. In addition, I believe fans of both movies should be pleased; and while there's no Arnold, the Colonial Marine should do just as well. This game is definitely a keeper - and a creepy keeper at that.
Game Captain (Jul 04, 1999)
Fox Interactive liefert mit AvP einen 3D-Shooter der Extraklasse. Die ausgewählte Hintergrundgeschichte und deren Umsetzung lassen das Herz jedes Action-Film-Fans höher schlagen. Unbeschreiblich ist der Adrenalin-Stoß, der einen durchfährt, wenn man ein Alien unter der Decke zu spät bemerkt. Das hat bisher kein anderes Spiel dieses Genres derart gut geschafft. Durch die unterschiedlichen Charaktere kann und muß man sich in die Rolle der gewählten Figur versetzen, was höllischen Spaß macht. Jeder, der die Alien und Predator Filme liebt, muß dieses Spiel antesten. Auch 3D-Shooter-Fans werden ihre wahre Freude an AvP haben, obwohl die Taktik nicht unwichtig ist. Damit wird AvP zur Kaufempfehlung für eine sehr große Zielgruppe.
Et af de blodigste spil, jeg har set i denne genre; alt er strømlinet og oser af stemning — køb det sammen med din nabo, og tæsk ham!
Power Unlimited (Apr, 1999)
Aliens versus Predator is met afstand de meest beklemmende, langste en meest lastige shooter die ook ooit speelde. Alleen geschikt voor gamers met stalen zenuwen.
Aliens Vs. Predator has got to be one of the most impressive games I have ever had the privilege of playing. The fact that it gives the player the abilities of the characters in the movies is one of the most impressive aspects. The graphics were quite detailed and allowed you to really feel like you were walking through the dank, dark corridors. The game does tend to be harder than most FPS, but it is well worth the fight. The realism really did the movies justice and just plain rocked. There are no other terms that I can think of to describe it. I could try and describe everything about the game and why it was so good, but to do so would leave little to the imagination and that's where this game really takes its toll. Rebellion and Fox Interactive have definitely come up with a winner here.
GameStar (Germany) (Aug, 1999)
(Build 98) Na also, es geht doch! Mir hat Aliens versus Predator ohnehin schon Spaß gemacht, mit dem Patch verbarrikadiere ich mich damit erst richtig gerne in dunklen Räumlichkeiten. Actionfans, die auch nur das geringste Interesse für die Filme haben, sollten jetzt beherzt zugreifen. Ich persönlich empfinde es zwar als Bevormundung, daß ich mein wertvolles Spielerleben nicht so oft sichern kann, wie ich das eigentlich will – aber die Spielspaß-Aufwertung ist trotzdem verdient.
Gameplay (Benelux) (May 31, 1999)
Oh ja, nog een laatste opmerking: als je van plan bent dit spel te spelen in een pikdonkere ruimte, met je boxen op maximale kracht (zoals elke zichzelf respecterende 3D shoot 'em up speler ;-), dan hou je best steeds een defibrillator in de buurt! Zeg niet dat ik je niet heb gewaarschuwd!
Imperium Gier (Oct 10, 2001)
Zagryzione wargi, zmarszczone czoło, kumpla Xenomorpha, Predatora lub Colonial Marine. Poza tym nie wiem dokładnie... Twórcy gry Aliens versus Predator pragną udostępnić swój produkt jak największej liczbie potencjalnych trupów (nam). W związku z tym obiecują, że AvP będzie szeroko konfigurowalne w zależności od posiadanych maszyn. Mają być dostępne różne opcje rozdzielczości, detali, jakości tekstur i efektów specjalnych. To ma pozwolić na odpalenie gry nawet na ZX Spectrum, ale koniecznie Plus bo na zwykłym nie pójdzie. Czy tak będzie? Mogę jedynie powiedzieć o swoich doświadczeniach z P II Celeron 300 MHz, 96 MB RAM, AGP Riva 128 (4MB), Maestro 64 bit i potężnymi głośnikami o czeszących basach: Jest git!
GameSpot (Jun 07, 1999)
If you're a typical game player, you already know the story and concept behind Aliens versus Predator. You've seen the movies, read the comic books, played with the toys, and maybe even helped Jesse Ventura become governor of Minnesota. In 1994, Rebellion software created what is generally considered to be one of the ill-fated Atari Jaguar's best games and the definitive use of the license to date, Alien versus Predator. Five years later, the company has remade the game for the PC, bringing half a decade of technology and gameplay advancements to bear on its previous effort, and the result is excellent.
80 (Jul 27, 2011)
Il s'agit sans aucun doute de l'un des tout premiers FPS horrifiques. Mettant en avant deux créatures d'épouvante, le titre réussi à relever son pari. Que vous soyez le chasseur, le vicieux ou la proie, votre voyage au cœur de l'horreur ne fait que commencer. S'inscrivant dans la lignée des films dont il tire toute son inspiration, Aliens versus Predator a de quoi vous faire frissonner pendant de longues heures.
PC Accelerator (Jul, 1999)
Unfortunately, while there's a sense of accomplishment when completing the missions, that feeling can be subdued by the frustration of having taken too many tries to succeed. Regardless, AvP is highly recommended, and offers some of the most intense, distinctive, and downright frightening action ever on a PC.
Game.EXE (Jun, 1999)
Редкий случай - погоня за деньгами с использованием целых двух лицензий завершилась довольно интересной игрой. Благодаря наличию трёх разных персонажей, играть весело, но до шедевра, к сожалению, не дотягивает.
ESC Magazine (Jun 15, 1999)
Fans of either movie or FPS games in general would do well to pick this up. In fact, those veteran gamers who scoff at save-game features constantly must add this to their collections. Casual players might want to hold off; the lack of save ability really does make this game extremely tough.
FiringSquad (Jun 09, 1999)
Overall, Aliens vs. Predator is a fun single player game and is definitely worth checking out if you're a sci fi fan at all, or if you've watched the movies (shame on you if you haven't). Its shortcomings in the multiplayer department are overshadowed by its triumphs in atmosphere, and its innovations in bringing you widely varied gaming experiences through the three species. Rebellion and Fox had a chance to put out a shoddy game that might have sold well based on the license alone, but the overall experience we had with the game show that AvP stands well on its own merits. The game is challenging and enjoyable enough that it's well worth the money, even if you're not familiar with the movies.
Fox Interactive and Rebellion have not so much redefined the 3D action genre as brought some of its strengths into sharper focus. These games are about tension and release, and it is in these areas that Aliens vs. Predator excels. [...] This genre is also about immersion and atmosphere. I will never forget the moment I peered into the gloom as something imperceptible scurried through the shadows. With fingers cinched around the mouse in a caged grip, instinct forced me to squint and lean closer to the screen to see what it was I was about to slay. My throat is still raw from the scream that escaped me when the face hugger leapt up and latched on. In these moments, Aliens vs. Predator was the greatest game I had ever played.
PC Games (Germany) (Apr, 1999)
Als Aliens-Fan wurde ich schon alleine durch den Namen des Spiels magisch angezogen, mußte aber bald feststellen, daß hier die Person des hartgesottenen Actionspielers gefragt ist Abgesehen davon hätte ich mir von Aliens versus Predator ein etwas ausgewogeneres Gameplay gewünscht. Denn egal ob man als Marine oder als Predator gegen die übermächtigen Alienhorden antritt, eine Chance hat man selten. Weder die Fähigkeiten des Predators noch die schwere Bewaffnung der Mannes scheinen im Kampf gegen die Aliens von Bedeutung zu sein, so daß oft nur die Flucht hilft. Zusammen mit der Kombination aus hohem Schwierigkeitsgrad und fehlender Speicherfunktion hält sich der langfristige Spielspaß in Grenzen.
GameStar (Germany) (Apr, 1999)
Aliens versus Predator wäre ein tolles Spiel, dessen Wertung weit höher ausgefallen wäre – wenn die Entwickler ihrem Werk eine Speicherfunktion gegönnt hätten. Selbst in kleineren Levels bin ich richtig lange unterwegs, und dazu gibt’s auch noch vergleichsweise viele Fallen. Es nervt einfach, wenn ich fröhlich um die letzte Ecke tapse, dort von Selbstschußanlagen auseinandergerissen werde und ganz von vorn anfangen muß. Selbst die spannendste Mission artet dann in Frust aus. Ich verwette meine Alien-Videos, daß die Entwickler ein Speicher-Update nachliefern. Mein Tip: Kaufen Sie Aliens versus Predator erst, wenn Sie Spielstände sichern können – aber dann schnell.
The multiplayer support is decent, as is everything else in this game. But that is just it. This is a decent game, but nothing exceptional. Unless you are expecting a great game you will not be disappointed, but you will constantly be feeling they should have held off on the release for just a little while longer to tweak some things. This game was not good enough for me to bother completing in single player mode, but decent enough to keep trying, for a while anyway.
PC Gamer (Aug, 1999)
While Aliens versus Predator suffers from other bugs here and there and only lets you save your game between missions (which becomes highly annoying in the late stages of the game), it's a fine, suspenseful action game. Its biggest fault lies not in what it is but in its not aspiring to be even more.
PC Player (Germany) (Apr 07, 1999)
Leider gibt es kleinere Macken, die zu gewissem Punktabzug führen: Sämtliche Level sind durchaus interessant, aber es gibt nur wenige wirklich spektakuläre Stellen. Besonders die optische Präsentation hätte ruhig noch einen kleinen Tick liebevoller ausfallen dürfen. Ein Abspeichern ausschließlich am Ende jeder Mission zuzulassen, wirkt sehr schikanös. Zudem erscheint es als billige Spielverlängerung, daß jeder Einsatz dreimal absolviert werden muß, um alle Bonuslevel zu Gesicht zu bekommen. Die Gegner-KI ist mittelmäßig, und der Multiplayer-Modus macht nur kurzfristig Spaß. Dennoch: Für Spieler, die eine echte Herausforderung suchen, ist dieser Titel trotz der Schwächen ein Pflichtkauf.
Just Games Retro (Mar 01, 2009)
There's nothing particularly wrong here - the tech works, the spirit of the three characters is captured well, and the lighting is terrific - it's just that the design fails to capture the building dread that made the films so interesting. Every character and level plays like a deathmatch map, immersed in the period sensibilities that speed equated awesome action. If you don't mind running at top pace through low-res approximations of areas inspired by the films, this will certainly work your adrenal glands. If you're looking for something more focused on detail and with an actual story, you're going to want to skip ahead to AvP2.
Still, AVP has some remarkable moments when it captures the feel of the movies perfectly. Compared to the other shooters out there right now, and more importantly to its own potential, AVP is just a little disappointing.