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  • Summary: AVP 2 takes you to Planet LV1201, where three diverse and bloodthirsty species battle for survival. The story-driven plot weaves together the fates of all three races. Choose to play as Alien, Predator, or Marine as you use your physical prowess, killer instincts, or superior firepower to stay alive. [Sierra] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
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  1. [Games Radar Rating = Direct Hit] AvP2 isn't a revolutionary game, but a collection of previously-seen elements, all put together seamlessly and balanced so well that it emerges as a rather beautiful Frankenstein's Monster.
  2. It captures the atmosphere of the Aliens and Predator films perfectly, from the spot-on sound effects right through to the genuine feeling of actually being one of the starring species (pretentious as that may sound).
  3. An intense, action-packed game that captures the spirit of the first-person shooter genre in heart-pounding fashion. It is a visual delight – if the blood and gore doesn’t bother you – and a real treat for the ears.
  4. AVP2 is still scintillatingly scary. All of the trappings of the film licenses, like the ominous beeping of the marine motion tracker are included and done well.
  5. Don’t play this game at night. Really, it’s just a bad idea. I mean, unless you have Sigourney Weaver or Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting in the chair next to you with a flamethrower and a smile, you’re never going to get to sleep afterwards.
  6. A hit and miss game. It has created an eerie atmospheric world which will have you shaking in your boots as you play this game. The story line is brilliant and the graphics add to the awesome 3D world it’s set in.
  7. 78
    It doesn't expand the genre and it's got technical issues, but the Alien and Predator levels are a blast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
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  1. AustenE.
    Feb 10, 2002
    My favorite PC game. The graphics, gameplay, sound, and pretty much everything is great. Yeah, there are such things as half life, max payne, counter strike...but I love this game nonetheless. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's been more than ten years since the game's release. It's been really a while, but it seems as if just yesterday I put AVP 2 in my CD-ROM. Being disappointed with the first game but having hoped that sequel would be better I started playing I don't remember as who The storyline was again divided into 3 lines for different creatures. And believe me, each line could be a standalone game for number of reasons. Different approach of gameplay, different stages, different thinking made me enjoy every minute of the game. Developers allowed players to save at any moment, so a gamer could explore each level without fear of being suddenly killed. Level design was at its best. Playing as Alien you could climb the walls, practise jumps, feel yourself as a beast after all. Alien could be played starting with a facehugger. First level ended by finding a sleeping human who's face you are willing to jump on, second started with breaking human's chest and finding more "food" to get strength. Basically a gamer had opportunity to play in all forms of alien creatures. Some levels for alien storyline were just huge and it was easy to forget that you were not in an openworld game.
    Predator had more gadgets and weapons that allowed to have more various gameplay. Somehow the most memorable moment was the one where predator was captured and everything was taken from it. It was difficult not to feel naked without regular staff. Marine missions were more dramatic that in an original game. The arsenal was significantly expanded and it gave original well balanced guns that allowed you to enjoy the game even more. Playing as marine you start alone on a level that has no enemies. But until you know it, you will be scared of every sound (you do remember the pipe's steam, don't you?). Later on the game marine is put in a prison cell and having only a knife in the world of powerful beasts will make everyone scared to death. Final mission allows you to pick up weaponry in any amount and lets you to stand against a horde of enemies, the scene that stuck in my mind as one of the most challenging.
    Story was easy to get in and difficult to forget. Even now I have a sense of guilt because there was a woman character left behind at the end of the game.
    It seemes that singleplayer accomplishes to give opportunity to be in any situation possible that was shown in the movies or that you could imagine. Multiplayer is not a part of game that a gamer like me usually appreciates. But given it a try, it kept both me and my friends playing for hours. Multiplayer's gameplay required to team up with your species to provide successful game. Although some levels were not well balanced and playing as a marine was a nightmare it was difficult not to enjoy the game. Different types could be selected for each species. Predators had different armor, aliens were also various (even facehugger made everyone scared), marines could select spawn weapon set to make hell around. There were four of us usually playing, me as a predator, one alien and two marines on garage map that gave us tons of fun.
    In conclusion it must be said, that the game is not innovative anyhow, but it is still perfect.
  3. PiranhaG.
    Sep 26, 2003
    Damn this is a good game.
  4. KenoD.
    Nov 18, 2001
    Cool gameo.
  5. Mar 1, 2014
    A masterpiece; there is no game like AVP2! The landscapes, characters, direction, everything...specially the arsenal against the most terrible enemies ever. After 10 years Tomiko's death still breaks my heart. Being an alien is like being inside Franz Kafka book! This game deserves a remaking. Who are the persons who produced it? Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    This game is one of the old gems that never really caught a massive following, likely due to the fact that it was based off some movie franchises and a lot of people (including myself) tend to avoid ANY game that is based off movies, but it just so happens that I was quite the aliens/predator fan. This game was fantastic, I would probably still play it if there were people online! Server support was cut a few years back I believe and you have to do something funky during startup to play online, but you still can. Either way, the single player experience, tons of fun, the marine campaign just inspires a sense of dread, you're always wondering when something will appear, and you frequently have to run like hell, even after beating the marine campaign multiple times, I never really get bored of it. The multiplayer is where this game is just top notch though, even though it was often plagued by hackers, the variety in weapons prompted people to always pick overpowered weapons, most of these things were solved by dedicated servers with good admins, and not only that but it was always fun, had tons of features, like, an unbelievable amount. All 3 races were highly enjoyable to play. The only reason I'm giving this a 9 instead of 10 is basically because of the complete and utter lack of balancing, easily overshadowed by how fun it is to simply play on a well maintained dedicated server, it only seldom caused frustration. Expand
  7. JohnOlavP.
    Dec 23, 2001
    I have not plaught it yet, but i think its good, that's whay my mates say, i give it 5, it's the middle score not good not bad(::::

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