Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
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  1. 73
    Aliens vs. Predator could have been a truly great game. It’s there, you can almost feel it, but it’s constantly ripped away from you because of some poor design decisions and a general lack of quality that keeps the game from having that triple-A feeling.
  2. This return to a beloved series is brutal enough, but it doesn't pack the punch of its forebears.
  3. A lot of promise mixed in with failed execution is what riddles Aliens vs. Predator.
  4. This is a mediocre effort in every sense of the word.
  5. A good campaign, the marine one, and some variety in gameplay mechanics provide a quite fun experience. Unfortunately some ideas lack polish and the other two-thirds of the single player are just not as good as they were supposed to be.
  6. Aliens Vs Predator is a standard First Person Shooter, but thanks to the Predator's and Xenomorph's campaigns, it entertains old and new players. Even the multiplayer mode is funny and well structured, but the graphics engine is not that good.
  7. I have to deal with what I have in my hands, and what I have is a single-player mode with some noticeable highlights and a multiplayer mode with too many problems to remain enjoyable, despite all its promise.
  8. 10 years later, Rebellion brings back the Alien vs Predator saga. After the first gameplay hours where the atmosphere and sounds looks really good the tension vanish due to a lack of real difficulties. Endless bullet and checkpoint saving system makes the game too easy, removing from the player all the fear caused by an empty gun and horde of hungry aliens walking around you...If you are an Alien vs Predator's fan you'll still love this game but if you are not it's a normal fps with lot of problems and with no innovation.
  9. Despite the years since the last installment, the formula continues to be fresh and witty.
  10. Edge Magazine
    A hastily assembled three-in-one anachronism which proves just one thing: that terrifying and terrible are not mutually exclusive. [Apr 2010, p.93]
  11. Aliens Vs Predator is a great deal of fun, but there's no getting away from the fact that it feels somewhat dated and that the marine campaign is head and shoulders above the other two.
  12. The game has cutting edge visuals and Hollywood-level production values, but the gameplay isn’t anywherenear as powerful or compelling as you would think the franchise would allow for. A real shame.
  13. Pelit (Finland)
    An acceptable shooter, mostly thanks to its subject matter. [Apr 2010]
  14. I really enjoyed playing the Predator and the Aliens campaign, because I haven’t experienced that kind of gameplay in any other game yet. Everybody who likes a mix of horror and action should play Aliens vs Predator.
  15. 75
    Aliens vs Predator is a fanboys dream come true and works very well for the most part, though a bit of bug spray and polish could've pushed it through to the stratosphere. Recommended.
  16. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Return of the iconic sci-fi shooter brings old ideas and methods in a new fashion and scores thanks to a great atmosphere and excellent controls. [Feb 2010]
  17. Over all Aliens Vs Predator has succeeded in bringing to the table so much newness with an old concept. It just does not get old anytime soon in it's playability.
  18. You won't be buying AvP for its single-player though, and if you are you may find yourself sorely disappointed. Rebellion has built AvP around its multiplayer, which is both well-constructed and surprisingly well-balanced.
  19. Let us be honest. If this game was released WITHOUT the license, absolutely no one would care about it.
  20. Given the garbage most fans have had to go through in recent years, including one luke-warm Aliens vs Predator movie, and the lack of any kind of game attention since Concrete Jungle, AvP is a welcome addition to the series. Yes, its not an A-List game by any stretch of the imagination, but it is still extremely fun for what it is.
  21. Aliens vs. Predator seems to be an ok game at the start, but in the end it disappoints a bit. The AI of the enemy is dreadful and the story is predictable.
  22. Rebellion removed the most important feature from the game: panic. Instead of being in danger or afraid all the time like in the classic game, it’s now easy to beat aliens to a pulp. It’s still thrilling from time to time, but the single-player-part has lost most of its appeal.
  23. PC Gamer UK
    Great monsters and partly interesting multiplayer, but weak campaigns and clumsy controls reduce AvP's long-term appeal. [Apr 2010, p.94]
  24. Alien vs. Predator is not the greatest of games, but it is not all bad. Also with the poor visuals and a multiplayer system that isn’t all that interesting, you’ll probably put the game down once you finish all the campaign stories.
  25. PC Format
    The dullest and most befuddling AAA Hollywood-endorsed title I've ever played. [Apr 2010, p.94]
  26. PC PowerPlay
    Proves not every game needs to innovate to be entertaining. [Mar 2010, p.66]
  27. Rebellion had the right idea with AvP, but they just didn't fit all the pieces together properly.
  28. It's deliriously gory, unwaveringly confident and spectacular fun. And, at the very least, it's far better than the dogsh.t films. [Apr 2010]
  29. This incarnation of AvP is a second-rate shooter in the most typical form, with overly repetitious game design, coding mistakes, threepenny visuals and dialogues scribbled on a rumpled napkin.
  30. Aliens vs. Predator is a game that looks like a triple-A title, but plays like it belongs in the bargin bin.
  31. Aliens vs. Predator provides a nice multiplayer part and a good marine campaign. Nevertheless, it doesn’t live up to its expectations at all.
  32. The controls for Predators and Xenomorphs may be a bit tricky and the AI sometimes doesn't show any "Intelligence" at all, but nevertheless: AvP is a most-have for fans of the movies, as well as the games - especially if you're into absolute multiplayer-mayhem and dont mind "some" gore.
  33. The small levels, map recycling and superficial storyline are only partially saved by a multiplayer that would have been a lot of fun had it not had such major technical scars.
  34. I was playing a ten-year-old game that just received a fresh coat of paint.
  35. Total PC Gaming
    It's infrequently fun but brainless run-and-gun. [Issue#31, p.46]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1007 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    A very buggy and unpolished game, even after several patches. I could list 100 things wrong with it, but for the sake of not reminding myselfA very buggy and unpolished game, even after several patches. I could list 100 things wrong with it, but for the sake of not reminding myself how badly developed this game was, I'll stick with just a few pet hates. 1. Marine get's a magic pistol with unlimited bullets, even though he has a melee ability.
    2. Marines weapons magically disappear at the end of a level to be replaced by defaults. 3. Incredibly cliche and uninspired story stuck on a heavily linear and scripted single player, e.g don't bother trying to save your marine buddies, most are meant to die by design. Alien attacks conveniently dry up once you finish some random objective as the game waits for you to move to the next section. 4. Incredibly repetitive npc marine chatter. "Don't relax just yet marines" heard constantly on each campaign.
    5. Sometimes ingame triggers fail to activate, leaving you having to kill yourself to return to an earlier checkpoint, e.g sometimes when hacking something as a marine, it'll never actually finish hacking. 6. Pressing e to do a killing move seems cool at first, and provides initial entertainment, becomes incredibly boring once you've seen it dozens of times and will go out your way to just beat enemy npc's to death to avoid seeing the same drawn out animation again. 7. Awful menu system with rubbish options. 8. Buggy sound system. 9. Poor amount of multiplayer maps. 10. Npc's are pretty dumb and easy to exploit the weaknesses in the A.I to easily kill anything on any difficulty.
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  2. Oct 17, 2010
    A very fun and atmospheric game. While it may not be as amazing as it's predecessors, it is still a blast to play. As in the previous games,A very fun and atmospheric game. While it may not be as amazing as it's predecessors, it is still a blast to play. As in the previous games, it offers several experiences in one game, letting you play through the eerie Marine campaign, the thrilling predator campaign, or the exciting Alien campaign. All three species can collide in some intense multiplayer fun.
    So, yes, while not as good as it's predecessors, the game is still a bunch of fun!
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  3. Oct 8, 2010
    I was so looking forward to this game, since i was a fan of the first avp game back in the 90s, But unfortunately it just feels like itsI was so looking forward to this game, since i was a fan of the first avp game back in the 90s, But unfortunately it just feels like its missing so much. The solo player is not that great because it feels vso short. The graphics look great but to bad rebellion did not put that much effort into the rest of the game. The short list of weapons for the predator and marine were very disappointing compared to the list of the first game. I don't understand why they had to change the alien controls from the first avp i thought those worked perfect. The most of the maps are two open and remind me of the second avp game, i wonder why they were more closely related to movies like the first game did. The multilayer is laggy and at times its impossible to find a server. The ups side all though few is trophy kills or being trophy killed, the feeling that any minute something is going to come up behind you and stab you in the back is a great feeling reminds me of the movies. Holding out with your friends against waves of aliens is a fun mode. There was so much more that could have been added but it feels it was just put together to quickly. I am a fan of movies which is why I somewhat enjoy this game. Hopefully one day a developer will release a real avp game again. Full Review »