Aliens: Colonial Marines
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"Uncertain circumstances fuels doubt about your survival and that’s key for nailing the tone of the series. After five years of development, Aliens: Colonial Marines is shaping up nicely." - DigitalTrends.com
"A proper Aliens game would be a shoe in for one of the greatest horror games ever, so Gearbox and Sega can know that if they do nail this, they will be on to a winner." - GameStyle.com
You and your friends against the deadliest killers in the galaxy. Another glorious day in the corps.
Buckle up, soldier! Welcome to Aliens™: Colonial Marines. Created by Gearbox, the critically acclaimed and fan-favourite developers of Borderlands and Brothers In Arms, this first-person shooter is steeped in the eerie, claustrophobic and terrifying atmosphere that made the Aliens films successful worldwide.
You and your friends will become the most badass military outfit in the galaxy – the US Colonial Marines. Following on from James Cameron’s classic Aliens, your squad will face off against the deadly, intelligent and unpredictable Xenomorph. It’s up to you to not just survive, but wipe out the infestation.
The most terrifying creature in cinema history
Face off against the ultimate enemy, as they use their unearthly skills to navigate across walls, swarm through vents and find new ways to attack you and your squad.
Enlist in the Marine Corps
Bringing you a true sequel to James Cameron’s classic Aliens, get tooled up with classic Marine weapons including pulse rifles, motion trackers and flamethrowers.
The most authentic Aliens experience ever
Using authentic environments inspired by the film series including Hadley’s Hope, the Sulaco and LV-426, you will be immersed in an eerie, atmospheric world where any moment could bring your death.
Drop-in / Drop-out co-operative gameplay
The masters of co-op bring their expertise to the Aliens universe. Xenos getting too tough? Call up your buddies so they can drop in with extra firepower. The whole campaign can be played with a squad of up to four players, dropping in and out as necessary through self-contained missions within an over-arching narrative.
Loadouts and upgrades
Create your perfect killing machine. An extensive upgrade system allows players to customise their characters to play the way they want. Earn experience to get perks, new weapons and new looks for your squad.
Ripley's description of the alien queen describes this gameMadDemon64 | March 12, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Aliens: Colonial Marines is not an Aliens game. It might have xenomorphs in it, but it is not an Aliens game. Aliens: Colonial Marines has you playing as a forgettable soldier alongside other forgettable soldiers on a forgettable planet for a mission that I forgot about. Everything that was promised in the teasers and trailers is absent. Even the aliens, the smart, quick, deadly aliens in the teasers and trailers are absent, replaced by generic human enemies and dumb, slow aliens that have more in common with generic zombies than xenomorphs. All the horror stories about this game are true. It is bland, generic, forgettable, and ultimately should not be played. Save your money for something else, unless you plan on recording your on rifftrax of the game, but even that might not be recommended.
Uhm...forgettable?DeaD | Feb. 2, 2015 | See all DeaD's reviews »
Where should I start? Maybe with the bugs...oh jeez, this game is just bad, you couldn't even laugh at the problems you encounter because of a bad written game. The glitches are just simply tiresome. I like bugs sometime, I even had the experience once, where I laughed at one for minutes. The main reason for it was, that 'error' didn't affect the gameplay, you didn't have to start it over and over again. Aliens: Colonial Marines is the exact opposite. It happened multiple times with me, where I couldn't reach a checkpoint beacuse an NPC got stuck, the enemy forgot to reach the line of fire (I mean the aliens just didn't come, but they should have for me to get through the checkpoint), and so on... Physics ain't that good either, and well it's pretty, but the failure mentioned above just kills the game. There are aliens and you can spend time when you are bored to death or something, but don't expect much and if you are a fan of the Aliens series...hmmm...Did I tell you how sweet it is to go out and listen to the grass growing?
Doesn't deseve to bare the title of Alien.....akassassinn1 | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all akassassinn1's reviews »
Alien Colonial Marines was something I was waiting for it to release , but I really regret going thought the game til the end, yes I played through the whole thing because I had nothing better to do... this game was supposed to be a legit Aliens title ,the story is somewhere between the 2nd and the 3rd movie as you play as one of the Marines stranded in the wreckage of a ship on a colony , the guy you play as is Corporal Winter and he's a soldier that follows orders so you'll expect a very strict and linear path during gameplay ,and the NPC marines in your journey are very boring and hardly memorable , the voice acting is okay but their lines are bit goofy , during gameplay they don't die so there's not tension of covering your teammates backs ,so you can't care for them..... you have a health bar divided to segments and each segment regenerates as long as it's not gone completely , you'll find med packs lying around in addition to ammunition and armor , some rare weapons are also scattered with references to the Films ,the Aliens are the worst of the bunch as they have an AI of a pickle jar ,they feel like mindless zombies and they move in very awkward animations and clunky movements , unlike the killing machines from the films or Aliens Vs Predators , you have a motion sensor to detect them but there's no heart pounding tension when you fell that they are stalking you around the corridors , since their stupidity is their greatest weakness, there are enemy androids and human mercs that change up the pace a bit but with no difference than the dumb aliens other than being able to shoot back at you, the sounds of the Pulse rifle and the SMART gun is the only good thing about it as it all feels like any other mundane FPS ,the controls are responsive (thankfully) , there's a co op mode but offer nothing new , other than the ability to play as an alien in the multilayer ,it's not balanced to be fun , few other game types that add nothing new. if you're an Alien fan then you'll be better off saving your eyes from being exposed to this game....
Failure and Liesmrminecrafter1 | Aug. 4, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »
After the game demo was shown, hype for the game massively grew. But then the game released and the doors were busted in to show a game that was nothing like the original demo. The artificial intelligence of your teammates and the aliens are dumbed down. Graphics are noticeably worse than the demo. Sound design is pretty decent. The multiplayer of the game is ok at best but for the most is pretty terrible. The story combined with the voice acting have one thing in common. Both are incredibly bland. Overall this is a game that I wouldn't recommend. It's a FPS game that is another forgotten title in the FPS bargain bin.
Lacklustre and disappointingPrimalHunter779 | July 26, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
Are you a fan of the Alien franchise? Are you one of the many gamers that eagerly awaited the release of this game since it's announcement in 2004? If yes to the above, prepare to be severely disappointed. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a first person shooter that acts as a sequel to the 1986 sci-fi classic, Aliens. The game follows a USCM Marine named Winter, along with his utterly boring and unmemorable companions. The plot has Winter and the Marines of the USS Sephora returning to LV426 to investigate the disappearance of Ripley and her companions from the original film. The story of this game is a senseless mess, and at times, makes no sense whatsoever. A character that was explained dead in the film makes an appearance in this game ( his magical reappearance isn't explained at all by the way) and ridiculous events will occur to keep the game moving at Michael Bay pace. None of the characters are remotely likeable or memorable, and they certainly frustrated me to the point of turning the game off. All of these problems could have been fixed if more attention had been paid to the writing process of this game. Or the whole game for that matter. The gameplay doesn't fare much better than the writing of this game. Most of the guns feel like airsoft equivalents, and the shooting in question feels tedious and lacks tension. The enemy AI is woefully poor, and most of the time you'll face off against human enemies rather than the xenomorphs themselves. The level design is boring and linear, and all the indoor locations feel like the same grey corridor you went through just a few moments ago. The outside levels impress you at first, until you realise they are just as linear and restricting as the indoor ones. This game's only saving grace is its multiplayer mode. There are a variety of game modes, many of which are creative and innovative for the FPS genre; but although these are alot of fun, they're let down somewhat by the overall poor gameplay mechanics. It's a shame this doesn't provide the quality that'd easily help it compete with the likes of Natural Selection 2. As an Aliens fan, I am very disappointed. Save your money eveyone, there's an awesome Alien game coming out in 2014 called Alien: Isolation. Save your money. 4 / 10.