Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. This iteration is good enough to make Matt holler with delight, but the action seems to have been turned up to a frantic pace. [Oct 2002, p.93]
  2. This title doesn’t advance the series; it’s really more like a watered-down version of AVP2.
  3. The story's perplexing, the AI is unimaginative, and the Predator and Predalien missions just aren't that interesting. [Nov 2002, p.146]
  4. I imagined many cool innovations in terms of gameplay - and let me tell you, I found only a few. But then, sometimes I have a vivid imagination and it's a shame that this expansion pack cannot fulfill even the slightest portion of it.
  5. If you found the first game to be very challenging, this expansion has the potential to frustrate you to no end. It also lacks the elements that made the first game suspenseful and packed with atmosphere.
  6. 60
    Boring, stale, frustrating, and plain, Primal Hunt tarnishes the good AvP name and pulls us further out into a cartoonish and overtly straightforward sea.
  7. A serviceable expansion pack but casual fans need not apply as it can in no way be considered essential to the original.
  8. With aliens preying upon predators, it becomes brute force upon brute force, making it less about finesse and more about action. That in itself does away with the horror and terror that the franchise, both film and game, is known for.
  9. 58
    This expansion seems to ignore most of what was good in the original and instead concentrate on fast-paced, frustrating, and nearly mindless action.
  10. The single-player campaign is frustrating and boring in equal measures, and nothing really noteworthy has been added to the multiplayer game.
  11. Primal Hunt is going to take the Best Blueballs award for not delivering on what could have been a great expansion. [Nov 2002, p.118]
  12. 40
    Middling level design along with an over-reliance on mobbing the player with nearly impossible situations make Hunt a disappointing release.
  13. 40
    This is one of the poorest expansion packs for any game in recent memory. It’s so bad, in fact, that I want my money back.
  14. Offering no new gameplay styles, limited map enhancements, and unorthodox NPC AI, Aliens vs Predator 2: Primal Hunt seems to be just that, a primal update to an excellent storyline driven series.
  15. Primal Hunt is a collection of annoying "Quickload" moments resulting in a thoroughly annoying game. [Nov 2002, p.84]
  16. First off the Solo Missions, suck. There is no suspense like in the first, and just jumps into BORING action.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 2, 2014
    Aliens franchise is strong enough to beat things like this expansion pack and sequels like Alien versus predator and colonial marines; in fact only the first 2 games are worth it...let's see what's going to happen with Alien it gonna be a classic or another expendable adventure? Let's see... Full Review »
  2. Mar 21, 2013
    When a studio that has nothing to do with original game's success desperately tries to expand a universe, such bad games as "Primal Hunt" happen. This expansion in any way can't be called a good pack. AVP 2 by Monolith was a perfect game that introduced various original scenarios that years since walkthrough leave good memories. Thing I do remember about "Primal Hunt" is that it was extremely short (only 3 levels for each species), boring and not original. Yes, there could be some more story told about events that took place in AVP 2, but this pack does not achieve this goal. Full Review »