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.
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.
Get it if you are an Alien or Predator fan.Zazutuu | June 13, 2014 | See all Zazutuu's reviews »
The game is really great.You have 3 campaigns:Marine,Predator and Alien.Each one of them has its unique story.The graphics are decent but I really liked the sound.The gameplay is pretty good too since each character has its own abilities.Don't expect to have too much fun on multiplayer just because there are a few players left.If you really want to have fun bring your friends and play,because the servers are dead.If you are an Alien or Predator fan then you should really play it.Since I like Alien and Predator so I really liked the game
Under-rate awesomenessKQL1N | May 21, 2014 | See all KQL1N's reviews »
The first thing to say is: I'm a big fan of the Aliens series and the Predator series, so this game is a natural choice and while expecting a very average game, I instead got what became one of my favourite Xbox 360 games to date. The single player campaign features three separate campaigns that run parallel to one another. One for the human marine, the Alien, and the Predator, but to me this game is all about the experience of playing as the marine and fighting against the Alien nasties, so I'll start with the marine campaign. The story begins with a cut scene of a small drop-ship above a planet, communicating with a larger warship, the 'Marlow'. A predator vessel then uncloaks and destroys the Marlow. Your character (simply referred to as 'Rookie') is then knocked out by a falling box during the journey down to the planet, where you have intermittent flashes of seeing most of your team die. You awaken and follow the instructions of one of the team members, and so being your Alien burning fun! The reason I love the marine campaign so much is that it isn't just a typical crudely made marketing ploy, exploiting a popular franchise (Ahem. Modern James Bond games), but a genuinely excellent representation of the universe and style from the films. The interior decor is made up of steel shutters, warning signs and chunky metal boxes. Angular bulwarks, girders and thick panelling; the fairly grim vision we expect to see coming from the Alien franchise. The hive section features the glossy black organic resin structures that are excellent renditions of the original art by H.R Giger. But as you progress further through the game, you approach a jungle and several ruins at which point you begin a transition into a Predator-style environment where you are eventually faced with a sort of boss battle, in a one on one fight with the predator. In terms of gameplay, the atmosphere is perfect for a game of this genre, with fairly lengthy periods without combat that allow you to simply survey and enjoy the surroundings, or perhaps fire off a few rounds of your pulse rifle just to enjoy that sound effect. The level design as well as being ideal with its art and presentation is also just right in terms of core gameplay with tight dark corridors and flashing warning lights and then large open areas that give you and your eyes a break from the constant search for threats. The music used in the game in simple, ambient, atmospheric music that doesn't really interfere with the sound effects and allows you to slowly follow targets on your motion tracker with that iconic blip...blip...blip. The music also throws in occasional string stabs that are used during shock moments, even when there are no enemies around. This use of fearful music helps to add to the game's atmosphere, and when you hear the string stab, you'll be spinning around searching for an enemy that might not actually be there. It is also worth noting that during the scene early on in the game where you go to investigate a night club, the loud club music comes on unexpectedly when the power is restored while you defend yourself for a short period. This is one of my favourite moments from any game, ever. Now, the other two less intricate campaigns follow roughly the same series of areas as the marine campaign and as you play the campaign ones after another, it is interesting to see them all tie together. The Aliens campaign follows a captured drone in a Weyland-Yutani test facility but at your Queen’s command, you break free and go and kill all the poor little scientists. The Alien gameplay is a fun stealth experience, hiding in shadows and destroying lights to remain hidden, and then pouncing to impale some poor guy on your tail. The wall-climbing and high-speed running is great but can be fairly sickly since you’ll be running up and down walls at blinding speeds, with an off slightly panoramic vision. The predator campaign's story is just that you are a predator, so go and hunt some Aliens. The problem with the Predator missions is that against marines, there's really not much threat. You turn invisible and then back-stab for silent kills or you can just run at them and stab them, or fire plasma, spears, and frisbees of doom all over the place without much fear of dying. Fighting against the Aliens mostly involves just blocking and slashing with your wrist blades and the campaign overall is my least favourite of the three unless you want a random relaxing sessions of killing things. The multiplayer for this game is entirely online, with no offline elements. It features your standard team and free-for-all death matches along with point capturing but what makes this multiplayer experience more interesting than other games is that in place of perfectly identical team of completely balanced players with the same weapons, you instead have three very different races with very different equipment and play style that overall leaves the marine slightly under-powered but gives the gameplay just that little bit extra character. Of course the only issue with it nowadays is that so few people play this game that there are next to no ranked matches available without prior planning amongst friends.
Overall, there are no major flaws in the game and everything runs smoothly without bugs or glitches. The art and design of the entire game is Aliens and Predator perfection and while the marine campaign exceeds the other two in design and gameplay, the Alien and Predator campaigns are still well worth their salt.