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.
Not a hit, but still better than averageRakuPL_Markolf | May 14, 2014 | See all RakuPL_Markolf's reviews »
First of all I was not hyped by announcements, so maybe that is why I am not dissapointed like most of people. this game is still good, nice graphics with good climate and of course aliens, aliens and aliens. Still worth getting, because of the patches applied by developer.
HorribleDanMan64 | April 19, 2014 | See all DanMan64's reviews »
A horrifying experience of a game. I do not mean the atmosphere (if you like these generic shooters), but how bad this game is. I mean, it's not like Gearbox had to ruin Duke Nukem, but continue with the Alien franchise by putting another nail in its coffin. The game is buggy that I had a problem beating the first level (it wasn't a problem with DNF). Glitches are everywhere and Gearbox couldn't be bothered to fix the issue. Finally, the game alienated everyone with its fake gameplay trailers as if the DNF Gearbox team would use their online degrees to some good use. Don't buy this game unless you are curious or it is bundled with a much better game (I got this with Rome: Total War). If either the two, wait for a price drop to $1-2.
Not worth your timeMarkieeAi | March 18, 2014 | See all MarkieeAi's reviews »
I was hyped about this game, thought it would be a good Aliens game.
Sadly it is not, it has the most generic and standard FPS shooter mechanics, the Aliens A.I is so laughable, they don't even act like aliens. And they are not much of a challenge either.
The game is super linear that you might actually mistake the game for a Rail-Shooter. You are also never on your own, but have to follow either one or two other A.I controlled characters. There's no other paths than straight forward to take. And for some reason you also face other human enemies. Why? It's never really clear why.
The story makes really no sense, the whole Aliens Atmosphere isn't there. And remember how the graphics looked actually good? At least decent in the videos and screenshots? Well somehow they turned into the graphics of a 7 year old game. Not sure how they managed that.
It feels like a quick cash-in. They added a feature to customise your weapons, add red dot sights and such. Which feels a lot like something they added just cause other games do. Stay away from this game, it is not worth your money or your time.
If you really want a Aliens Game, Aliens vs Predator 2010 is way better.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!TETfromLondon | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
This game is a perfect example of how to waste a huge amount of time doing almost nothing. After creating a superb and enticing game demo that drew people in, they realised that they had to create an actual game, and set about making the demo graphics worse, creating horrendous texture bugs, making the alien corpses fizzle out of existence, and replacing all the awesome moment from the demo with generic fighting against human enemies. The AI is pitiful, and you'll need to play with friends if you want any kind of help. These problems are probably due to 50 different companies arguing over how to develop the game for a few years, then, once the gearbox staff had happily sat round flicking their ears and developing Borderlands for a while, we ended up with a bland, unfinished mess. Only worth buying on sale.
Not that badMscigniew | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
Its a simple,old school,linear FPS,and as that its decent.The reason to all the hate toward this game is because the expectations were it gonna be "the Sh*" it aint.But as I said its decent simple FPS taking place in the Aliens universe and for all Aliens fans,it has some tasty bits.The game is really action packed aint the easiest out there,many times you gonna catch yourself with your pulse way too fast.If you lower your expectations toward this title it might surprise you.