Aliens vs Predator
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"Three separate campaigns make for some variety; Close-up kills are wonderfully gross; Multiplayer can be good fun." - GameSp
"Rebellion has built AvP around its multiplayer, which is both well-constructed and surprisingly well-balanced." - StrategyInformer
Bringing the legendary war between two of science-fiction's most popular characters to FPS fans, AvP delivers three outstanding single player campaigns and provides untold hours of unique 3-way multiplayer gaming.
Experience distinctly new and thrilling first person gameplay as you survive, hunt and prey in the deadly jungles and swamps surrounding the damned colony of Freya's Prospect. As the Marine, you'll experience a claustrophobic and terrifying experience where light is your friend, but there's never enough. However, the United States Marine Corps are humanity's last line of defense, and as such they are armed to the teeth with the very latest in high explosive and automatic weaponry.
As the Predator, you will stalk from the shadows and from above, passing athletically through the treetops to ambush your victims. Although equipped with an array of powerful, exotic weapons and tracking equipment, honor ultimately dictates that you must get in close and take your trophies face to face.
As the most deadly species in the universe, the Alien offers you the chance to play as the very stuff of nightmares - the monster in the dark swarming forward with countless others, jaws like a steel trap and claws like blades.
Play all sides off against each other in a series of unique 3-way online modes and go tooth-to-claw-to-pulse rifle in the reinvention of one of multiplayer gaming's defining moments.
Surprisingly Goodvipe_1 | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Aliens vs Predator doesn't seem to get a lot of love, or seem to be well regarded by those that haven't played it, but the game is surprisingly good, with a few great moments.
From a value standpoint, AVP is worth it. 3 different campaigns, utilizing the Marines, Predators, and Aliens gives the player variety and helps move the game along just before it may get a little stale on the current missions. The Marine campaign is the longest, and possibly less-gimmicky of the bunch, but the others are very unique.
Graphics in the game are good, but lacking some fidelity and some needed AA. Sound is what you would expect, with everything matching up well with what you remember from the movies.
The game is all action based, with good gunplay, acid spitting and Predator beat downs. AI is average, though mostly interested in rushing you en-masse without taking cover or using other tactics. The game is suitably terrorizing enough on the Marine campaign, while offering the role of aggressor on the Alien and Predator missions.
Overall, AVP is a good game that you may have overlooked. It certainly beats Colonial Marines in every respect, and is well worth a look for fans of either series.
From marines side, as always... GAME OVER MAN!Pit_52 | Nov. 29, 2014 | See all Pit_52's reviews »
There is no greater terror then playing as marines in avp games. Always screwed up, xenomorphs on your tail, predator preparing some plasma stuff or mines or sending the spear right in your chest from a shadow (or tree if you like)... Game is outstanding in many ways. 3 unique races, people and the guys from the title don't have to be introduced cause everyone know who they are right? Each race unique gameplay, both story and multiplayer. While marines campaigne remains long and best, the monsters have far too short singleplayer mode in my opinion. There is not very much chances of enjoying the executions and great combat mechanics for both alien and predator. But fortunately there is multiplayer mode, wich means endless fun and playing both alien and predator how much you like. Grab a weapon and become a hunter, survivor or a prey, it's up to you.
Enjoyable game.PrimalHunter779 | July 31, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
If you were burned or disappointed by Aliens: Colonial Marines, then I'd highly suggest picking up a copy of this game. Aliens vs Predator is a solid, polished shooter reminiscent of the original game from 1999, and is guaranteed to thrill and surprise you. The player experiences three different campaigns; predator, alien and marine. Each campaign has a different playing style, and I'm very impressed by the way Rebellion has managed to polish each style so efficiently. Firstly, the marine campaign. Probably the best of the three, you use classic weapons from the Alien films and comic books such as the pulse rifle, smartgun and double barrelled shotgun. The shooting is surprisingly tight, and you'll get into a nice rhythm of blasting and reloading. The darker levels are great at creating suspense, and the xenomorph models are beautifully animated. They take you by surprise and can swarm you very quickly, which creates moments of panic that I haven't felt in a shooter for a long, long time. You also fight other enemies like Weyland Yutani androids, who are unsettling in their own way (probably those creepy voice recordings and expressionless faces). You can also experience classic movie moments like blasting the Alien Queen out of her egg sac, which is awesome to just about anyone who has seen Aliens. Secondly, the predator campaign. As the Predator, you'll attempt to stay stealthy and pick off enemies using the range of tools at your disposal. You have a plasma caster, a spear, throwing discs and of course, the classic wrist blades. Much like the Batman: Arkham games, you'll navigate high vantage points and isolate enemies with x-ray vision until you are able to safely dispatch them. However, the game will also make you fight Aliens in close combat, which is frustrating and clunky; this consists of repeatedly mashing buttons while aliens continuously leap at you, which makes for a frustrating experience. Also, while the execution animations are quite awesome, they also take a long time to complete and make you vulnerable to damage, which is extremely annoying on harder difficulties. Finally, the alien campaign. Playing as the alien also focuses on stealth, and you'll climb over different surfaces while attacking with your claws, teeth and tail. The wall climbing mechanics mostly work, though they can be confusing and hard to use at times. The constant movement of the alien is also quite dizzying, and is especially noticeable when traversing the inside of buildings. Whilst this campaign is still fun in its own right, the confusing wall-climbing and lack of interesting attacks means that this campaign is the least interesting of the three. The game looks fantastic visually, but all three campaigns take place in the same location, so it can get quite repetitive due to the re-used locations. Despite this, it is fun to see where the other species has gone after completing each campaign. For example, when playing as the Predator, there is a level where you find the dead Alien Queen after the Marine segment where you kill the Queen yourself. Overall, Aliens vs Predator is an awesome game that doesn't disappoint. The three entertaining campaigns are immensely satisfying, despite odd design choices and irritating game mechanics. 8 / 10
A worthwhile game for fans of the franchiseeduardXD | July 26, 2014 | See all eduardXD's reviews »
A very entertaining game.Despite being rather linear, is very enjoyable. Good variety of weapons and options that make a good gaming experience. It has great gameplay and the possibility to play the campaign with every character (Human, Alien, Predator) makes you see what is happening from different perspectives. Graphically it is quite impressive, being their lighting effects and high resolution textures the most remarkable aspect. The duration of each campaign is short enough to make the entire game not heavy. Totally recommended for those who want to experience the franchise with a game of acceptable quality
A Fantastic Homage to Two Legendary FranchisesBLUEKOOLAIDMAN7 | June 25, 2014 | See all BLUEKOOLAIDMAN7's reviews »
Aliens vs Predator is an underrated gem the highlights the best parts of the Alien and Predator franchises and blends them into a First Person combat game. Aliens vs Predator delivers major fan service and a great experience in campaign and multiplayer.
If you are fans of either franchise you will recognize all the sounds, movement and quirks of each class. Aliens hiss and click, move at break neck speeds, in contrast to predators which feel strong, can jump to far locations and posses many of the gadgets seen in the films. The last class is the marines, which perhaps captures the feeling the best. Playing as a marine in multiplayer you feel vulnerable and worried to confront enemies alone, so sticking with squad-mates is a must.
Finding squad-mates may be this game's only problem. It is very difficult to find a full room, the game has largely been abandoned online, That said the single-player campaigns (one for each class) are decently interesting and provide different experiences through the eyes of the 3 classes. Aliens Vs Predator is a great game, and even better online if you can find enough players.