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.
Awesome multiplayer!Axes21 | April 27, 2013 | See all Axes21's reviews »
As you can read here, the campaigns are little short but overall if you want to finish all three campaigns, your gametime will be around 10 hours I guess and that's not so bad. But what I wanted to underline it the multiplayer.
Short review: It's awesome!
Little longer review: PROS - great graphics - if you play it for the first time, you got scared a little bit :)
CONS - I can't remember any - ... - default controls are little clumsy but you can change it - you have to play with your race little longer if you wan't to be good, but I don't think this is a con :)
Overall I definitely recommend this game, the multiplayer is just great, too bad that there are only about 40 people playing...
Better than you might thinksl1ck | April 24, 2013 | See all sl1ck's reviews »
I bought this game on a whim based soley off the fact that I am a huge fanatic of the Alien franchise. It turned out to be the best impulse buy I've had.
I spent the majority of my time playing the human campaign (the campaigns are split up between alien, human, and predator). The game does a perfect job at recreating the horror and frantic atmosphere of Aliens. I've never felt so unnerved and tense while playing a game. A typical combat scenario consists of running in the dark throwing flares down in desperation for lighting while xenomorphs slither along the walls and floors torwards you. It creates an altogether unique environment that makes the most of the Alien franchise.
AVP! ...meh.Kaieh1234 | April 24, 2013 | See all Kaieh1234's reviews »
Well...normally my reviews are painting games in a rather positive light, but I really struggled to enjoy this one, I adore the Alien movies and the games before this, but the controls and everything are just...ugh.
When using the Alien, one step too close to a wall, and you're upside down and everything becomes very confusing, very quickly, the stories feel somewhat rushed and the combat is very stale.
During the Predator campaign, once I acquired the staff weapon, I became spamming it and killed everything instantly, I had to ban myself from using this weapon to attempt to enjoy the game a little more.
During the Marine campaign, at first, I got a few cheap scares, but beyond that, it became very repetitive and just like any other boring fps game.
I would personally give this one a miss if I could, as beautiful as the game is with its appearance, it's just not for me.
The old one returns…DeaD | Feb. 23, 2013 | See all DeaD's reviews »
…and rocks! At least for me it does. 9 years have passed since the last one was released for PC, and there had to be another one. This one didn’t get too good reception, but I loved it. Graphics are nice, physics are ok and the atmosphere is huge. I have to say that i love being stealthy and both alien and predator are great for that. The scenery is pretty, but you will see the same map sometimes, with all three characters in the campaign. Ah well, for me it wasn’t a big problem. I enjoyed the game’s story and gameplay. It’s a pity, that the camapign can be completed pretty fast. Anyway AvP offers multiplayer with different modes, so you can play it cooperative (survival mode), and competitive too. In my opinion AvP is a good one, worth buying.
Not Quite What It Should Bevideopower77 | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all videopower77's reviews »
Ever since AvP came out in 1999, Rebellion's games have been sporadic in their quality. Aliens vs Predator, a return to the franchise after nearly a decade, is a solid but teases what could have been an excellent game. The single player campaigns are short (the Marine campaign is the longest) but offer a nice variety of gameplay due to how differently the Marine, Xenomorph, and Predator play. The story telling could have benefited from being more linear.
The graphics look great and take advantage of DX11 features. However, some of the levels are reused in the three campaigns which take some major points away.
The co-op gameplay with 4 marines vs CPU xenomorphs is a lot of fun however the multiplayer (the most awaited part) is highly disappointing. By the time the dedicated servers came out, the small community died out. It died out because of the terrible matchmaking, overpriced DLC (which split the already small population), and annoying one-hit kill execution moves.
Pick this one up when it's on a hefty discount.