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.
Major disappointment.Zharwyn | May 16, 2013 | See all Zharwyn's reviews »
Never have I been so disappointed with a game like I have with Aliens: Colonial Marines. The disappointment is up to par with the ending of Mass Effect 3, which saddens me greatly because I am a huge fan of the Alien franchise. I was extremely happy to see that a canon Aliens game was in the making and after 6 years this pile of junk was released. For people who haven't been up to date with this game you may ask: It can't be that bad, can it?
Yes, it can. It IS that bad. With false advertising and the out-sourcing made by Gearbox, this is a product that went completely FUBAR. The graphics are outdated, the game looks incredibly bad and the cut scenes are terrible. The single player story is 5 hours short and stupid (especially the twists). It's also a generic shooter with incredibly bad AI. Your AI teammates keeps missing their shots, shooting into walls AND standing in front of turrets when they shouldn't. They sometimes stop following you and suddenly morph to your location when you reach checkpoints. Even the 3+ gigabyte patch couldn't save this game.
What they got right, however, was the Alien queen and the music in the game. The music is actually superb and I was happy that at least SOME Alien-feeling was present in the game since 40 minutes into the game it feels more like a really bad Call of Duty copy. A plus is that you can play co-op campaign, however, it's an easy game so you probably won't have much trouble if you're two (let alone four) playing the game. I also heard that the multiplayer is where the game shines but since I am not into multiplayer I never tried it.
This is one of the worst AAA titles that I have ever witnessed. You are better of playing the first Aliens vs Predator game than this one. But it does have co-op and it can bring a few laughs because of the horrible design of the marines and aliens (and the game in general).
It works, but that's also all it doesBorse1 | May 10, 2013 | See all Borse1's reviews »
I bought this game with very few expectations. I've loved the Aliens movies and the first AvP games as much as the next guy, but other than that I had no specific expectations of this game. And I'm glad I didn't because the blow wasn't that bad when this game turned out to be just another one of "those" games at the bottom of the reviews list. Technically the game works fine for the most part, and there was really nothing stopping me from playing the game.The graphics were bad, but normally this is something I could easily overlook for a decent game. Unfortunately this isn't a decent game and the graphics are just another thing to pile on the disappointments. The whole game feels unpolished, unfinished and doesn't have the feel of a good game. For the first 30 minutes the game wasn't anything special, but as I continued the little annoyances became bigger and bigger and in the end, they were too much for me. For a game that feels rushed and unfinished and gives the distinct impression that the developers did not care at all I rate it 35/100. Playable, but not especially enjoyable.
Oh, What Could Have BeenLTS55 | May 3, 2013 | See all LTS55's reviews »
Aliens: Colonial Marines could have been a good to great game. It had the potential. Unfortunately, poor management, and development by Gearbox, Timegate, Sega, and all others involved turned a promise into a wreck. The game is flat out bad. It's ugly. It sounds bad. It's glitchy. It's just not fun. If you can get this for bargain bin prices, then it might be worth your time, but otherwise, stay away.
It had everything to be good sqn.espeditow | May 1, 2013 | See all espeditow's reviews »
There goes one more good opportunity, badly used, the game was in development according to Gearbox for 6 years, and it is what it seems, honestly, I played the game, even on top of so much negative critique, I like to see with my own eyes the "work" of a good producer, I believe ae who paid their $ 90 in the original game, has repented enough, the game is not nearly a strong point, one of the few things that "enjoyed" was the customization of weapons and there the sound track "Star Wars" is sad to see a series that could take a good course, be thrown in the trash, not enjoyed the game's graphics, textures shoddy bugs claims, and the sound of gun weird, recommend anyone to waste their precious time playing it, will not you go play in coop, which can be nice, speak evil of the game while playing;
Skip this Space talexNomaD | April 30, 2013 | See all xNomaD's reviews »
I was hoping for so much from this game after viewing all the game trailers the developers were putting out. A true aliens game taking after the cult classic films? Couldn't be possible, right? Of course not.
The game does not live up to its Aliens name, shoddy gameplay, graphical bugs, terrible AI, and a boring story ruin this first-person shooter. I did complete the game the first day it came out, but only by sheer hope that it would get better. This was not the case, it starts slow and ends slower.
The one redeeming trait of Colonial Marines, was the weapons. They sounded perfect and felt pretty good to fire. Sadly this is not enough to save the game or the marines at the other ends of said weapons.
If you are looking for a FPS to hold you over until the next Battlefield or Call of Duty game, pass on this one. Find yourself something better for a cheaper price with less problems.