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." -

"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." -

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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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

Customer reviews


Not worth your time

MarkieeAi | 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.



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 bad

Mscigniew | 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.


Not worth it.

Darkrai64 | Dec. 22, 2013 | See all Darkrai64's reviews »

This game had a lot of potential. When it was first showed off, it looked amazing. Unfortunately, the end product is something that is much worse than what was shown. The singleplayer was extremely boring and the characters seemed quite flat. I did not care about the characters at all. The graphics were worse than the graphics shown in the first couple of trailers. The multiplayer is actually decent, but unfortunately, not many people play it anymore. Instead of having a server browser, they have a matchmaking system, making it tough to find anyone. I would recommend not getting this game since very few people play the multiplayer anymore.


A good action game...nevertheless

DavidSarif | 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.