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  • Summary: On a cold distant planet, the war against extinction is on and your command skills will determine its outcome. Control an Alien hive, Predator clan, or lead an elite squad of Colonial Marines and fight for the survival of your race. Harness the unique advantages as an Alien, Predator or Colonial Marine to wage war in 21 single-player missions. Control one of three different races - each with its own characteristics and abilities to suit any style of play. Upgrade up to 10 different unit types of various races including new, never before seen units such as the Predator Hydra or Alien Ravager. Engage the enemy in 21 unique maps, from jungles to deserts to high-tech laboratories. Utilize powerful resources and strategies including pulse rifles, exosuits and air strikes to unleash devastating attacks on your enemies. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 80
    By taking two killer licenses and placing them in a real-time strategy setting, Zono Inc. has crafted a compelling, addictive, and challenging-as-hell game.
  2. 75
    The biggest flaws with AvP: Extinction are the lack of a rotating camera, the unit micromanagement required, and the fact that there are only 21 missions in the game with no multiplayer at all... I wasn't disappointed with the game, and I don't think fans of AvP would be either.
  3. A thoughtfully designed, complex, and pretty fun game to play. Alas, a dearth of supplemental features and some flimsy presentation drag down what could have been a more solid overall package.
  4. Since Extinction requires so little in the way of actual strategy, it probably deserves the title of "RTS Lite" more than "Army Men RTS" ever did... Don't expect anything too terribly deep and you won't be disappointed. [Sept 2003, p.92]
  5. The console controls just don’t work well for this kind of game, and not having the ability to pause during a battle and order set jobs to be done really caused some frustration and just seemed like autopilot fighting until one group was dead.
  6. Thanks to good controls and a truly imaginative take on the AvP universe, Extinction turns out better than expected. You can tell the developers really loved the movies. It's just too bad they didn't take it far enough as a game, serving up a short campaign and failing to offer any extra modes.
  7. The game mechanics are so badly crippled that it probably doesn't even deserve to be called a strategy game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Feb 1, 2013
    10
    Im a fan of the movies. I like the ambiance of this game. The gameplay is regular. The xenomorphes move greatfully. The graphisms are just nice. You can go and get it if you share an interest around Expand

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