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  • Summary: Developed at Rebellion by the team responsible for the original 1999 PC classic, the all-new Aliens vs. Predator allows players to take the role of three infamous species: Colonial Marines, Predators and Aliens. The game features a unique three-way online multiplayer experience, allowing gamers to battle for survival and the right to be crowned the deadliest species in the galaxy. Each race also has its own distinct action-packed single-player campaign mode, with a storyline that cleverly interweaves with the other two species’ paths. Set on planet BG-386; a human colonist mining group discovers an ancient pyramid containing a dark and horrible secret. Across the galaxy, a race of warriors is alerted to the discovery of their pyramid and a hunting party is dispatched to ensure that it remains sealed at all costs. Deep inside the ruined pyramid meanwhile, nature's deadliest species awakes from centuries of hibernation intent on finding new prey. The Colonial Marine's story is an incredible fight against all odds from horrors lurking in the dark. Surrounded on all sides yet armed to the teeth, the Colonial Marine represents humanity's last stand with the firepower to fight back. As the Alien, players discover what it's like to be the scariest, most murderous creature in the universe, with the ability to traverse any surface at lightning speed in order to get close enough to unleash its deadly claws, tail and teeth. A master of the hunt, the Predator grants the player an arsenal of exotic weaponry with which to stalk from the shadows. Earn the greatest honor by ambushing prey up-close, before butchering them for a gory trophy kill. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 64
  2. Negative: 3 out of 64
  1. 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.
  2. Despite the years since the last installment, the formula continues to be fresh and witty.
  3. Aliens vs Predator it's a fun to play FPS. The singleplayer is quite enjoyable if played with one of the creatures, but unfortunately playing as marine doesn't scare as it once did. Aesthetically the games looks quite old on consoles, but it sounds exactly as the movies. After finishing the game, you'll find a complete and quite well made multiplayer mode, entertaining thanks to the good calibration of the three races.
  4. Aliens vs Predator is a very mixed bag. Whilst the single player is fun and a surprising change to what we'd expect, it just seems a bit lazy.
  5. Scrappy where it needed to be polished, clumsy where it needed to be nimble, the game wears its iconic characters as a shield, happy to serve up scripted shocks but offering nothing that might actually surprise.
  6. Sega and Rebellion don’t offer much of a unique experience to attract gamers who have been up to their eyeballs in video games since the holidays.
  7. 25
    The survivor mode is like the game itself in a microcosm. It's rote and uninspired, a desultory thoughtless collage of bits and pieces surgically removed from the movies and dropped lifelessly into a dated engine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 83
  2. Negative: 9 out of 83
  1. May 24, 2011
    10
    I have enjoyed this game. Yes, its not the most polished, the graphics are average. however, the sound is very atmospheric as you would expect with Alien type connections. the gameplay is different providing a different slant on the first person shooter. Playing and the predator and alien is a real gameplay stroke. it makes the gameplay refreshingly different abd a change from the current alternatives on the market. The alien is incredibly difficult to control properly, not because of awkward controls but due to the games and changes in orientation to move on walls and ceiling. It takes a while for you brain to truely be at ease in this format. the game play is frustrating, because death can occur very often, particularly on the marine missions. I await a further game, but with expanded campaigns and a bit more faith in the game to generate sales. I believe with the predator and alien name, they are on to a potential blockbuster game, great game, clearly undervalued by the expert critics. it has the X Factor in a game, could have been a truely great game with a bigger buget and a bit more faith. Graphics 7.5 - average but the alien movement is excellent, Predator visual excellent,
    Sound 9.5 - just like the film, great
    gameplay - 8.0, short but the gameplay varied and different, Which is a good thing, yes. I believe gameplay is hard, which may deter some game fans,
    presentation 7.0, could have had a afew more option, video etc
    online N/A - dont play online
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  2. Mar 23, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I enjoyed this very much. It has nice graphics, good gameplay (especially as Predator), and probably ONE of the best games involving killing. The weapons are sweet! Tail spike as Xenomorph, claws as Xenomorph, wrist blades as Predator, plasma cannon as Predator, combi stick as Predator, smart disc as predator. And also some effective guns for the Marines, like the Shotgun. But the reason why I didn't give it a 10/10 is because of it's difficult gameplay: this game can be very difficult. Even when you follow the arrows, it can still be hard to find where you are supposed to go. And another reason is because your health can drain quite quickly (though you can heal as predator). Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2011
    8
    A well-made installment to the Alien & Predator franchise that pays respect to the fans and the series.
  4. Apr 7, 2013
    7
    The game is fun, despite it's failings in certain areas. It is fun to play the single player as all 3 species. Graphics are dated, but the weapons feel real and the story isn't too bad. Multiplayer/challenge maps weren't too bad if nothing original. Once again, not worth the original retail price, but at it's current $20 price range, it is still worth it for the single player missions. Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2013
    7
    The human campaign isn't anything special, but the Predator and Xenomorph campaign's are fun and one of a kind. Challenging and interesting, this game definitely pleases me and sticks out of the crowd. Worth a go. Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2013
    6
    Now don't want to get any hate from you AvP fans but I thought this game was a bit disapointing. So you have three campaigns Aliens, Predator and the Marines. The Aliens campaign easily had the weakest story and the control were bit annoying and it was the shortest out of the three. But grabing your enemeys and eatch them scream befor you cut of their or head bitting them was great to see and had fun stealth killing the poor marines as well, but still was the worst campaign Predator was alright. Enjoyed the frist mission and felt like a predator, but rest were alright. Completely wrong enviorments for the rest of the missions (well maybe except for the temple one). Felt a bit too OP and did not die once when playing as predator. Liked the Predator gaggets tho and had fun using them for the 1 and a half long campaign (bit longer then alien one). The Marine campaign as easily the best one. I had a great expeience as the surviving Marine. First two missions were great and felt like I was in the films. Then third mission was good, having the first encounter with the predator then it turns into you shooting robots and just ruined it for me. Still had great time when I was not killing robots and I thoght Marine campaign was the best one, and is the longest campaign out of the three. Multiplayer is not great, but sometimes is fun but predator is OP. Overall disapointing, but without Marine campaign this game would have gotten a 4/10. Alien vs Predator 6.2/10 Expand
  7. 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 , turned off me in being a believer of the series . Expand

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