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  1. JacobF
    Feb 16, 2010
    4
    Played it in one stint. All I can say is disappointing. For fans this is maybe still a good game but there are a lot of annoying things and very bad design. Maybe they will fix it hopefully.
  2. ScuffPuppy
    Feb 18, 2010
    3
    The Alien vs Predator reboot, is a total disaster from start to finish. The 'old skool' approach is simply a vale with which to hide gameplay mechanics that were never good to start with. Don't get this crapy title confused with the GotY award winning AvP2 back in '99, developed by the skillful studio Monolith. This is from, quite possibly, the worst developer around The Alien vs Predator reboot, is a total disaster from start to finish. The 'old skool' approach is simply a vale with which to hide gameplay mechanics that were never good to start with. Don't get this crapy title confused with the GotY award winning AvP2 back in '99, developed by the skillful studio Monolith. This is from, quite possibly, the worst developer around at the moment. Rebellion. 3 dreadful campaigns, each shorter than the last. All using the same rehashed environments, all woven around a terrible plot that doesn't stick with the Alien or Predator canon, but attempts to write it's own. Whatever you do, DO NOT spend your hard earned cash on this trash. Even diehard Alien and Predator fans like myself will weep. Rebellion, call it a day. Stick to comics. Expand
  3. PsychicX
    Feb 26, 2010
    3
    Summary: If you liked those stupid AvP movies you'll probably get off on this. Otherwise, avoid. To expound: On the plus side: it's quite pretty in a cartoony sort of way. And if you have a busy life, the single-player campaigns are very short. But it's also stupid, dated, plays like a half-baked mix of beat-em-up and uninspired shooter, and wastes its source material. And Summary: If you liked those stupid AvP movies you'll probably get off on this. Otherwise, avoid. To expound: On the plus side: it's quite pretty in a cartoony sort of way. And if you have a busy life, the single-player campaigns are very short. But it's also stupid, dated, plays like a half-baked mix of beat-em-up and uninspired shooter, and wastes its source material. And not once is it remotely scary. The voice acting is largely terrible: Lance Henriksen phones it in and everyone else is either flat and dull or wildly overcompensating, but then bearing in mind the universally poor script it's not surprising. The dialogue sounds like someone shovelled every cliche available into their word processor - it's like Starship Troopers without the humor. Audio logs pepper the levels supposedly enhancing the 'story', but said story is paper-thin and the logs are mostly one sentence. Yes that's right. One sentence. Usually badly acted. The sound is a bizarre mix of musics with false 'stings' that generally happen when no event to trigger them, and original movie sounds (good) mixed in with very poor replacements (the marine Smartgun now sounds like a WW2 MG42. Why? Oh, and Aliens now grunt and growl like hobos). Levels are small and funnel you down one path: rooms are often cluttered with shelves or machines to make you take a tediously winding route through them. As a marine you will start the level with the weapons the game thinks you should have, not the ones you finished the last level with. So if you were getting used to your flamethrower and saved your ammo for the next level then hard luck, because you now have a sniper rifle or some such crock. There is no ability to crouch, so get used to being shot constantly, though the Alien can do nothing but run on all fours, meaning that you are largely looking at your enemies' backside or crotch. 'Special moves' by the aliens and predators take the form of canned animations, which you can't skip, and during which you can still be hurt, and once you've seen them a few times get old very quickly even for the most sadistic adolescent. All races can jump, though it appears that predators and marines must be recruited from the elderly as they can only muster a short hop. No vaulting that box for you, around it you go. Predators can jump to 'focus points' highlighted by their HUD, and Aliens can jump to surfaces when their icon changes, but there doesn't seem to be much consistency between what you can jump to and what you can't. AI is extremely weak, especially for the Aliens who generally just run at you and jink occasionally. Humans wander around spouting the same three phrases and are easily removed or ignored. Sentry guns are now unbreakable but seem to be nowhere near as dangerous as in the first game. I could go on, but it breaks my heart. God knows how much money was plowed into this by Sega, and it's a clunker. The original Half-Life will give you more scares and excitement than this waste of a DVD. If you're a fan of the source material , get AvP Gold from Steam and ignore this turd. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2011
    3
    When it comes in entertainment AvP takes the absurdity of boring action, to the broken gameplay . I never thought that being a Predator could be so frustrating, the gameplay is broken and fractured . Don't even ask how the Alien part plays , it's just , bad. Meanwhile the Marine version could be a passable terror in the corridors , but after all thats good in short heigh . This game ,When it comes in entertainment AvP takes the absurdity of boring action, to the broken gameplay . I never thought that being a Predator could be so frustrating, the gameplay is broken and fractured . Don't even ask how the Alien part plays , it's just , bad. Meanwhile the Marine version could be a passable terror in the corridors , but after all thats good in short heigh . This game , turned off me in being a believer of the series . Expand
  5. JimH.
    Feb 25, 2010
    2
    First FPS in years, maybe a decade, that didn't have a "down the sights" mode when using a gun. You basically aim from the hip, with a tiny crosshair in the center of the screen. Fighting regular Aliens isn't a problem, but try shooting those facehuggers without a zoom function. Add to that poor lighting, and you end up wasting a clip killing one facehugger. Then there is the First FPS in years, maybe a decade, that didn't have a "down the sights" mode when using a gun. You basically aim from the hip, with a tiny crosshair in the center of the screen. Fighting regular Aliens isn't a problem, but try shooting those facehuggers without a zoom function. Add to that poor lighting, and you end up wasting a clip killing one facehugger. Then there is the combat droids, that can one-shot kill you from like 30 feet away with a shotgun. Try shooting off their heads without decent gun controls. Alien moved like it was drunk/drugged. Predator didn't get much time, as I traded this in as quickly as possible, so no idea on how he plays. Rogue Warrior may be bad, but at least it makes me laugh while I play, so thats some sort of enjoyment. This has none. I give it a 2 as it has color/sound and didn't crash. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Feb 16, 2010
    2
    Terrible game. Too many other great games to spend money on. Unpolished design and balance
  7. JakeA.
    Feb 17, 2010
    2
    This game would've been better if they didn't try so hard to make it such a "different" game from everything that's already out right now. The complicated controls, and the lighting is just horrible, I wish i could have actually enjoyed this game. If you want a good shooter with mediocre online play your better off getting Bioshock 2 or even Modern Warfare 2 because this This game would've been better if they didn't try so hard to make it such a "different" game from everything that's already out right now. The complicated controls, and the lighting is just horrible, I wish i could have actually enjoyed this game. If you want a good shooter with mediocre online play your better off getting Bioshock 2 or even Modern Warfare 2 because this game has absolutely NO replay value. Expand
  8. ManeaA
    Feb 18, 2010
    2
    Must be the stupidest single player campaign ever. The atmosphere with marine is gone (stupid chick keeps talking in my ear), aliens are like little old men walking on wheelchairs and take forever to get to me. The predator campaign starts ok but as soon as it beacomes a tomb raider it gets stupid also. The alien campaign would be decent if you actually felt like an alien and not a robot Must be the stupidest single player campaign ever. The atmosphere with marine is gone (stupid chick keeps talking in my ear), aliens are like little old men walking on wheelchairs and take forever to get to me. The predator campaign starts ok but as soon as it beacomes a tomb raider it gets stupid also. The alien campaign would be decent if you actually felt like an alien and not a robot with hud display ans markers everywhere. The hud is justified only for predators and marines with high technology. Anyway, biggest dissapointment of the year, maybe the miultiplayer will save it but... Expand
  9. ChrisC,
    Feb 20, 2010
    1
    Found it really hard to even give this a 1. By far the worse game Ive bought in years. I was seduced by the demo which promised so much that the game failed to deliver. Avoid Avoid Avoid, but if you really must rent it first.
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 64
  2. Negative: 3 out of 64
  1. Like an antithesis to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, it proves that two great flavors don't always taste great together. [Issue#203, p.87]
  2. 85
    A game that's going to stoke the hearts of anyone who ever fell in love with the original films – which is likely anyone who's ever picked up a game pad.
  3. The attention to detail, the well-considered level design, and the sense of momentum that characterize the finest shooters are missing here. Aliens vs. Predator is sometimes enjoyable but never escapes an overwhelming sense of carelessness, so while it may remind you of the good old days, it fails to recapture them.