Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings
Sep 28, 2011Still one of the best horror FPS games ever made. Varied gameplay between the three playable characters, the levels being really well designed and atmospheric, the variety of guns, and how well the game flows are some of the strong points of this game. The AvP Classic 2000 version combines all of the AvP expansions and add-ons together and delivers a brilliant experience (it can be found on Steam). Apart from having the classic single-player campaigns and single-player bonus missions for all 3 characters, the game also offers a skirmish mode, where a player gets to pick to be either a predator or a marine of any type and fights off endless hoards of incoming aliens. And the best thing is that it can be played co-op with a friend, which is incredibly fun. AvP is a game I loved a lot as a kid, and I am glad to finally be back to it as of recently.… Full Review »
Mar 14, 2013After so many years since game's release it is difficult to remember all the details of the game that was a must play product for me back then. I doubt there is a gamer in our world who has not seen "Aliens" and "Predator" and who never dreamed of a game that would give an opportunity to play against such good antagonists as creatures in these two films. When I finally put my hands on the game I was a beginner in PC gaming, but even then I was surprised by details of game world. Visual graphics amazed my young and inexperienced brain, sound made me believe I was in the world that many whom dreamed to be in for years. The storyline is divided into three separate lines, each gives an opportunity to play as either alien, predator or marine. Predator was the first one I wanted to explore. First level that started on the rock and gave opportunity of shooting marines right from the start stuck into my mind for couple of reasons. First one is that checking through everything that could be done with predator totally amazed me and I was sure, that all gadgets from original movies were not forgotten. Second one was that I was killed so many times that restarting the level on the same rock led me to frustration. Level three was maximum that I could manage while playing as a predator.
My second storyline was alien's. What surprised me at start was the huge difference in gameplay. Not only everything looked different with the eyes of alien, but also you had to think different to play as one. Unfortunately, level one was maximum I could achieve, because evil AI and ventilation system killed me all the time :)
Playing as marine gave that classic feeling that everyone had during watching original "Aliens". This was the place where game achieved what gamers definitely wanted. But yet again couple of levels was enough of me, although I tried my best at that time I never managed to go any further.
Lack of solid storyline made playing only a possibility to meet and play as creatures, but not to enjoy the game at full hand.
But what kept me from completing the game was the absense of possibility to save the game at any possible time. Yes, we could start playing if we died at level beginning, but anyway it was really difficult. Years have past when I was told that a patch was released to the game, that allowed to save during the mission. AVP was installed instantly and the game was patched. Unfortunately graphics that was too old by that time didn't allow me to enjoy the game anyhow. Also I felt that level design was far away from good, playing as an alien often led you to getting lost on a level.
Anyway I don't think that the game is bad. It deliveres much that we wanted, but what would satisfy everyone reached us in AVP 2.… Full Review »