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
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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.
A good action game...neverthelessDavidSarif | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all DavidSarif's reviews »
Despite the recent bandwagon bashing trend regarding that game, I took the risk to buy it, and I am not disappointed at all.
The FPS mechanics, while not being particularly briliant, still serve the gameplay efficiently. Despite the lack of credibility and immersion of the cutscenes, the - sometimes - poor narration and the lack of substance the characters, the game is still worth playing as he classic, fundamental codes of that kind of hallway FPS are efficient - provided you can tolerate that angle.
Gameplay-wise, the weapons sound and feel ridiculous but they also look good. The ennemy AI is ridiculous - sometimes, again - but in the end, the artistic direction and atmosphere make it easy for the player to commit and, after a while, you might stop seeing the flaws and just enjoy the game for what it is, despite its reputation : a solid FPS set in a remarkable world.
The Alien franchise deserves much more, and I do hope one game will truly honor it someday. But this episode hasn't been completely spoiled, neither have the fans and players in general been betrayed. It should be enjoyable for fans as well as for regular action games amateurs.
It's a bughuntVitrugo | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all Vitrugo's reviews »
Nowadays games shouldn´t be judged only by they're release version; they are upgraded, improved, and sometimes become something completly different from what they started. Upon release, ACM was basicaly an unfinished product, having nothing to do with the game that was promissed years earlier from the tech demos. After a few patches gigantic patches, Gearbox managed to turn the bland inicial experience into something that could be enjoyable. But besides the good atmosfere, there are still too many broken elements that can´t save this game from beeing a miss; the story still lacks continuity from the Aliens movie and the multiplayer its still unplayable.
Worth a go.Bobafett2k6 | Sept. 6, 2013 | See all Bobafett2k6's reviews »
(Review also on my Steam profile - Bobafett2k6)
Not a great game but as a fan of the Aliens franchise I enjoyed it. It's nothing too complicated, a run and gun shooter with a flimsy story and short campaign which I did in a rather relaxed 8-9 hours. You carry a huge arsenal of weapons to take on the aliens and Weyland soldiers but I stuck with the awesome sounds of the pulse rifle for best part of the campaign purely for nostalgic reasons. Visually it's ok, dark and grimy, tense and atmospheric at times but finds itself lacking with shoddy things like your allies teleporting from place to place. Enemy AI isn't up to mucheither with mindless standing about while you empty a magazine into them.
I haven't played MP, doubt I will as I rarely play any MP games.
Overall it's worth a run through for fans of Aliens. Would have been disappointed had I paid full price, wait for a sale.
Don't Listen to All of the HatePlagueofMidgets | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all PlagueofMidgets's reviews »
Sure Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't the greatest videogame ever made but it is far from the worst. I believe people were expecting something more like the first Alien movie with loads of atmosphere but this game takes after the excellent second movie of the franchise with lots of fighting.
Granted I did not play Aliens: Colonial Marines upon its release but after the numerous patches that not only have improved the game graphical but mechanically as well. The Bug Hunt DLC is also very enjoyable if you have a couple buddies to play with. All in all worth it's current price and a bargain on sale.
What happened to second squad...Gojko | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all Gojko's reviews »
Have you watched all Alien movies, also those VS Predator? You wanted a game with very good graphic that will perfectly describe that world? To take a gun a start to kill those toxic aliens, than this game is just that.
The first thing you see is the gun and fantastic graphic that will very well describe all that you see in original movie from 1986. After first hour of playing you will notice, that game is only graphic and nothing more, game-play is very poor. There is no challenge in playing this game it so easy that in one moment you will ask your self, is this shooting range game, or FPS.
This game game had a great potential, which in the end was not used.