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
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.
Failure and Liesmrminecrafter1 | Aug. 4, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »
After the game demo was shown, hype for the game massively grew. But then the game released and the doors were busted in to show a game that was nothing like the original demo. The artificial intelligence of your teammates and the aliens are dumbed down. Graphics are noticeably worse than the demo. Sound design is pretty decent. The multiplayer of the game is ok at best but for the most is pretty terrible. The story combined with the voice acting have one thing in common. Both are incredibly bland. Overall this is a game that I wouldn't recommend. It's a FPS game that is another forgotten title in the FPS bargain bin.
Lacklustre and disappointingPrimalHunter779 | July 26, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
Are you a fan of the Alien franchise? Are you one of the many gamers that eagerly awaited the release of this game since it's announcement in 2004? If yes to the above, prepare to be severely disappointed. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a first person shooter that acts as a sequel to the 1986 sci-fi classic, Aliens. The game follows a USCM Marine named Winter, along with his utterly boring and unmemorable companions. The plot has Winter and the Marines of the USS Sephora returning to LV426 to investigate the disappearance of Ripley and her companions from the original film. The story of this game is a senseless mess, and at times, makes no sense whatsoever. A character that was explained dead in the film makes an appearance in this game ( his magical reappearance isn't explained at all by the way) and ridiculous events will occur to keep the game moving at Michael Bay pace. None of the characters are remotely likeable or memorable, and they certainly frustrated me to the point of turning the game off. All of these problems could have been fixed if more attention had been paid to the writing process of this game. Or the whole game for that matter. The gameplay doesn't fare much better than the writing of this game. Most of the guns feel like airsoft equivalents, and the shooting in question feels tedious and lacks tension. The enemy AI is woefully poor, and most of the time you'll face off against human enemies rather than the xenomorphs themselves. The level design is boring and linear, and all the indoor locations feel like the same grey corridor you went through just a few moments ago. The outside levels impress you at first, until you realise they are just as linear and restricting as the indoor ones. This game's only saving grace is its multiplayer mode. There are a variety of game modes, many of which are creative and innovative for the FPS genre; but although these are alot of fun, they're let down somewhat by the overall poor gameplay mechanics. It's a shame this doesn't provide the quality that'd easily help it compete with the likes of Natural Selection 2. As an Aliens fan, I am very disappointed. Save your money eveyone, there's an awesome Alien game coming out in 2014 called Alien: Isolation. Save your money. 4 / 10.
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.