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  • Summary: On a cold distant planet, the war against extinction begins, and your command skills will determine its outcome. Lead an Alien hive, a Predator clan, or an elite squad of Colonial Marines to victory in 21 single-player missions. Each race has its own characteristics, abilities, weapons, andOn a cold distant planet, the war against extinction begins, and your command skills will determine its outcome. Lead an Alien hive, a Predator clan, or an elite squad of Colonial Marines to victory in 21 single-player missions. Each race has its own characteristics, abilities, weapons, and vehicles to suit your style of play. The survival of your species depends on your ability to use powerful resources and strategies, including pulse rifles, exosuits, and air strikes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. 76
    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.
  2. 75
    A console-friendly RTS that delivers lots of tactical action without the headaches of ports like "Commandos 2." [Sept 2003, p.59]
  3. APE is quite tactical, the control is good and it should keep fans interested, even with the fog-of-war, funnel levels, and pathfinding problems - a good RTS entry.
  4. 60
    The alien infestation system is a great concept that suffers in its implementation. Conversely, the space marine controls are quite functional, but the story makes little use of the "Aliens" license. And the predator story is more of a "that would be cool" afterthought than a smart addition.
  5. Or, better yet, take advantage of the game's slightly flawed design and go Predator, slaughtering the weaker species.
  6. Uninspired level design rounds out the package, with the designers relying far too much on impassable mountain ranges and forcing players to find roundabout routes to their targets. [Sept 2003, p.77]
  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: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. PaulT.
    Aug 6, 2003
    10
    Quality on xbox outstanding.
  2. ThomasS.
    Aug 7, 2004
    10
    This games is fabulous. The detail is amazing, and the Queen's ability to lay eggs is perfect. The only letdown was that you could only This games is fabulous. The detail is amazing, and the Queen's ability to lay eggs is perfect. The only letdown was that you could only have 40 Alines in a hive, and i found the fact that when you played as Marines, when the Predators are cloaked you cannot attack, but when you play as cloaked Ppredators, the Marines can attack. Expand
  3. AnthonyM.
    Aug 11, 2004
    10
    This game rocks.
  4. Sep 1, 2011
    8
    ill start off by saying im not a huge RTS fan . ive played star craft and C&C and some other and i just dont get into them much. this oneill start off by saying im not a huge RTS fan . ive played star craft and C&C and some other and i just dont get into them much. this one though was kind of fun . mainly because i loved the alien missions , it was jjst fun sending in a swarm of aliens and waching them ravage every thing in there path and the differnt types you could make . loved the ravager he's like 20ft tall death machine with giant blades for hands. the marine missions kind of sucked and the predator one was just ok . its a fun game if your a aVP fan or want a decent rts game for a console . Expand
  5. MikeD.
    Jul 3, 2004
    7
    Its a good game but, i find the predator levels to hard and the marine levels to easy. The controls work well and the graphics look nice.But Its a good game but, i find the predator levels to hard and the marine levels to easy. The controls work well and the graphics look nice.But the gameplay at times this crap and you cant call it an RST game. Expand
  6. Talon
    Sep 23, 2003
    7
    This game had the potential to be so much more than it has become. While the control and mechanics of the game do for RTS what Halo did for This game had the potential to be so much more than it has become. While the control and mechanics of the game do for RTS what Halo did for FPS on the console format. Though the lack of strategy is a major detrement, get a blob of guys and go kill. Expand
  7. ChudC.
    Aug 5, 2003
    2
    This game doesn't have any real strategy behind it and its just create a bunch of guys and attack the computer.

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