Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
  1. 55
    It's not going to challenge you, but it's not going to frustrate you too badly. It's not going to captivate you, but it's not going to repel you. If you want to run around cloaking yourself and destroying a bunch of easy-as-pie aliens, this is here. If not, this is still here. Do what you will with it.
  2. This battle between invading extraterrestrials is hardly a fair fight. It's also not a very interesting one.
  3. A repetitive action game with very little substance and absolutely no style despite the fact that the Predator warrior is represented well in the game.
  4. It's decent, but never goes the extra distance. Overall the game is dark, making a lot of the detail difficult to see. There's just a bit too much of the vision modes which seems to be a cheap way out of rendering detailed characters and environments.
  5. It's not a badly made game. With the exception of the camera, everything works. It looks all right. It's not the worst videogame we've ever played, and it's certainly not the worst movie tie-in. But it's entirely lacking in imagination and innovation. There's nothing that hasn't been done before and no incentive to keep playing.
  6. The last AvP game was released years ago and put forward a much stronger effort than this. The presentation is good, and at times, it had the makings of an honestly frightening game, but the difficulty level is scaled back so much that it ceases to be fun.
  7. Aliens vs Predator: Requiem is certainly of a lower quality than its predecessors, almost setting new standards for how boring a licensed title can be. Unfortunately this is the worst thing a game can be, and mundane will kill not only enjoyment you may have with the title, but also start to dig away at your appreciation for the franchise.
  8. The hand-holding map, health boosts, and high-powered arsenal sap the fun out of what could have been a decent third-person shooter.
  9. Despite source material that found success on the PC, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem is dull, repetitive, illogical, glitchy, and everything that gives movie tie-ins a bad name.
  10. 30
    The game offers painfully little in the way of options. Most annoying is the complete lack of straight-up deathmatch -- Predator-vs.-Predator -- or an option to play as an alien. Instead, you choose from a handful of environments where two Predators compete to kill the most aliens under a time limit. Yawn.
  11. In short bursts, it plays well but the stellar source material begs for a better tie-in, and the game's finale provides all the exctiement of a soggy firework. [Jan 2007, p.72]
  12. I guess my main issue with Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is that it's simply a bad game and also that it's just so disappointing.
  13. The game’s unique honour system (requiring you to tag and then kill enemies in exchange for upgrades) proves largely irrelevant, and in the heat of battle, toggling your firstperson view and wrestling with the analogue nub to track fast-moving targets proves frustrating and unwieldy. [Jan 2008, p.88]
  14. The visuals are fairly nondescript, and while there's enough technical prowess to find acceptable on the PSP, the settings the designers decided to toss you into do little to excite. [Jan 2008, p.65]
  15. Beyond the short-ish 15-mission single-player experience you have a very basic ad hoc two-player Skirmish multiplayer mode that doesn't really add much to the game.
  16. Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is not a bad game, it’s just not the best game in the AvP universe.
  17. Nothing about this game is horrible, but nothing is really that awesome. Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is just a mediocre action title for the PSP.
  18. It's not a bad game, it's just one of the most tediously easy, generic and downright bland games of the year.
  19. 50
    A functional but unappealing cash-in.
  20. The whole enterprise smacks of a hopeless brief. [Jan 2008, p.103]
  21. Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem is what we like to describe as a mild diversion. Certainly not worth your hard earned pennies it’s nevertheless a fairly competent movie tie-in that will entertain for about half an hour.
  22. Aliens vs. Predator Requiem has a short lifespan; it's very repetitive and has a multiplayer mode that may as well have been left out. Far from having Predatory instincts, the game would die from hypothermia if left out for 20 minutes on a chilly September evening.
  23. Now, with all that said, this game isn’t awful but, really isn’t worth playing and is extremely hard to recommend since there are much better handheld titles out on store shelves.
  24. Frustrating camera. [Jan 2008, p.76]
  25. You can play through the game in a matter of hours, including the additional skirmishes, and shouldn’t have much difficulty doing so. It’s kind of cool being a predator, hunting down aliens, but AvP: Requiem feels like a budget game using tired clichés and with dull, inoffensive gameplay.
  26. Requiem isn't a particularly bad game, oh no; it's something quite worse: a patently mediocre game.
  27. Again, it's not revolutionary but it's damned fun. [Feb 2008, p.87]
  28. 50
    AvP:R is an action game that fails spectacularly to doing anything exciting with a license built on the promise of exciting action. Instead it comes off feeling like a shell of a game waiting for someone to come along and add the ideas and fun.
  29. Although Aliens vs Predator: Requiem is pretty straightforward, you’d probably enjoy it if you are just after a mindless shoot out.
  30. Concentrates on totally accommodating casual players, at the expense of entertaining fans. [Jan 2008, p.122]
  31. This is a problematic PSP title that probably never should have seen the light of day.
  32. AvP is a classic example of a production-line movie cash-in.
  33. The abilities that offers the player, like the invisibility, vision mode and the Predator weapons, are well implemented in the control scheme of the PSP. But the levels are somewhat empty and all the action is extremely repetitive and boring. [Jan 2008]
  34. A shallow and clumsy game that fails to make the most of the PSP and the AVP licence.

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