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  • Summary: 2202. A mysterious distress call reroutes your Marine Assault Unit to LV-895 in the outer colonies, where deadly Xenomorph legions, hidden corporate secrets, and ancient alien ruins await your arrival. Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survival2202. A mysterious distress call reroutes your Marine Assault Unit to LV-895 in the outer colonies, where deadly Xenomorph legions, hidden corporate secrets, and ancient alien ruins await your arrival. Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the Xenomorph threat.

    Face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes alongside two players or AI teammates, as you and your fireteam desperately fight your way through four unique campaigns that introduce new storylines to the Alien universe. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine, choosing from an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gear and perks, battling overwhelming odds in this heart-pounding survival shooter experience.

    THE ULTIMATE HUNT
    Play a pivotal role in the epic events that occur 23 years after the original Alien trilogy as a Colonial Marine stationed aboard the USS Endeavor, battling terrifying Xenomorph threats.

    SURVIVE THE HIVE
    Face overwhelming odds against over 20 enemy types, including 11 different Xenomorphs along the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and eviscerate vulnerable marines.

    CUSTOMIZE YOUR FIRETEAM
    Choose from five unique classes - Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon - each with their own special abilities and character perks. Utilize an extensive arsenal of 30+ weapons and 70+ mods/attachments in your effort to eradicate the Alien threat.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 23, 2021
    90
    Aliens: Fireteam Elite is very good indeed. There are issues, but the presentation is bang on, the action is unrelenting, and with missions taking 25 minutes and upwards to complete, the campaign is a good one. Throw in five classes to go at and this should well keep you busy. That’s not to mention the horde mode that unlocks when you complete the campaign.
  2. Aug 23, 2021
    80
    Apart from a camera that despises the view from a corner, some buggy and inconsistent team matchmaking mechanics, and the curious decision to add punishing roguelike elements, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a polished and potentially fun and action-filled romp through a corner of the Alien universe and lore. Played without human squadmates and reliant on AI stand-ins at anything but the easiest difficulty, the game’s more repetitious aspects begin to grate, as failure will be inevitable. Played with a trio of living beings possessing some situational awareness, reflexes and the ability to communicate, using an arsenal of cool guns and toys against swarms of iconic Xenomorphs is a mindless, if not mind-blowing, good time.
  3. Aug 23, 2021
    80
    Despite what its reduced price might suggest, there's a lot here to keep you entertained for numerous hours, especially once you've managed your first run through all four acts and start tackling them again with higher difficulty settings in the pursuit of consistently better gear. There's so much satisfaction in customizing and managing a handful of classes with enough depth to transform them into the Colonial Marine you need at a given time, along with a plethora of great weapons to make the moment-to-moment action engaging from the first time you pull the trigger. What it lacks in dread it makes up for in pure white-knuckle action, making Aliens: Fireteam Elite a great place to engage with this iconic sci-fi franchise again.
  4. Aug 23, 2021
    70
    Like the films that inspired it, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is great popcorn fun with a friend or two, but if you’re not a fan of the popular film franchise and/or siege-style game modes like Gears of War’s Horde and Halo’s Firefight, you are likely in for a long grind, especially if you are playing solo.
  5. Aug 23, 2021
    68
    Aliens Fireteam Elite is a cooperative shooter without infamy and without praise that, at a budget price, allows you to spend a few hours immersed in the typical atmosphere of Xenomorph-based films in the company of a couple of friends. However, do not expect a product capable of entertaining you for a long time due to an underlying repetitiveness and a scarce variety of situations that tends to tire rather quickly, not to mention the presence of an AI ally that is far from perfect, which makes the title difficult to enjoy for those who want to live the experience alone. The hope is that the free add-ons promised by the team can somehow revitalize the product and perhaps do justice to the Challenge Card system.
  6. Aug 23, 2021
    65
    Aliens Fireteam Elite is a title that will likely disappoint you during the first few hours, but once you get past the first chapter, the game starts to open up to its potential more. If you have a squad ready for some challenging scenarios in a decent, albeit familiar, co-op shooter, then you could see yourself with an enjoyable few of hours on your hands.
  7. Sep 10, 2021
    50
    Aliens: Fireteam Elite reminds us of the mostly forgotten genre of movie tie-ins (even though this is simply a franchise tie-in occasion). It’s one of those games that mostly tries to capitalize on the power of its title, but at the same time it’s highly derivative in almost all of its aspects.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Aug 25, 2021
    9
    Fun and story rich for the die hard Alien fans out there. The job Cold Iron have done is impressive. Some triple A companies should take note.
  2. Feb 22, 2022
    9
    The game is clearly poorly finished, but I really liked the setting/scenarios and the gameplay. It's so nice to kill aliens
  3. Sep 16, 2021
    8
    For a $40 game, I’m willing to forgive a lot. And honestly, there’s not much to forgive here. The game plays great, I haven’t had anyFor a $40 game, I’m willing to forgive a lot. And honestly, there’s not much to forgive here. The game plays great, I haven’t had any crashes or freezes and only a few disconnects early in the first few post-launch days. I wish it had $60 worth of levels but at $40 again, there’s a lot here. The level design is a bit linear and I wish there were a few more surprises in where you go (sometimes your objectives will very slightly change to replays don’t get tiresome). The guns feel fantastic — especially the Pulse Rifle and SmartGun and the Shotguns are all impactful. There’s some loot elements to it that allow for customization of your class abilities and weapons to give you more freedom on how you play. The Doc character needs a full overhaul as a healer/support as his mechanic is a nightmare to play with random people not using microphones. Outside of that, this is a blast to play alone and better with friends. The bots are capable enough (but don’t do objectives) and will keep up in the kill count and accuracy/shot percentage. If you’re an Alien fan, definitely give this a look. It integrates elements from all the films and even Alien: Isolation. It’s a fun time, even if it’s not one that you’ll spend forever with. Looking forward to coming back as they add more classes and content. Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2021
    8
    Took another gamble at this game series coming out of the abomination that was Colonial Marines.
    Gotta admit, I'm impressed.
    Gameplay
    Took another gamble at this game series coming out of the abomination that was Colonial Marines.
    Gotta admit, I'm impressed.

    Gameplay

    It's good enough. Controls are smooth, activating skills is like a Destiny esque style of LB and RB. No super skills though but gives you very helpful passive perk. The lack of super skills I respect, these guys are not super heroes but your average grunts.

    Enemies range from different Xenos to small ones that die easily, Drones that will come and grab you and retreat when injured. For the ones who like to speed run through will come across the Marauder xeno who will 'love' you to death if you stray too far from your team. I love when this happens to them because this is a team game and you need to stick with the team. You get the occasion Wey Yu android soldiers, face huggers and obviously the big bad mama xeno.

    I've tried 4 classes and I'm sticking to the Doc or medic class only because they're a rare find in matchmaking (just doing my part). But that doesn't mean I'm a weakling, I've unlocked the Flechette sniper rifle and I'm one shotting bugs from afar while keeping the hard hitters alive. My second go to is the Demolisher or Heavy class. The Smart gun aka aimbot gun is very handy clearing out bugs in corridors. Technician is good for setting up defences like Sentries and slowing down advances with coil grenades. The gunner is the standard grunt which gives boosts to attacks. There is a 5th class to unlock once you complete the campaign.

    Graphics/Sound

    For a small developer, they went all out in this department. Game looks beautiful running 60fps throughout. From the glossy reflective head carapace of a Xeno to the iconic sound of your Pulse rifle belting out 60 rounds full clip they kept true to the movies. Voice acting is a bit sub par and the radio noise can be overwhelming sometimes.

    Multiplayer

    Multiplayer has been good to me connection wise. Matchmaking has matched me with players with equal level so can't complain. It's the finding is the hardest part, it feels like they don't have enough players and you revert to your AI android soldiers who are CRAAAPPP. You will not be able to finish the harder missions without real players. Hopefully, they can buff your AI friends in the next update.

    Overall, I'm enjoying my experience with the game. It's a bit of a grind to level up but they unlock attachments and new guns so that'll keep me busy for the next month or 2.

    Final score 7.5
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  5. Nov 5, 2021
    8
    Aliens: Fireteam Elite is an honest, slightly above average online co-op shooter, drawing inspiration from the famous movie universe. TheAliens: Fireteam Elite is an honest, slightly above average online co-op shooter, drawing inspiration from the famous movie universe. The graphics may not reach the quality of the current top games, but it makes up for it with its fun and pleasant price tag. The full review is on my gaming site here: https://www.paranskyraj.cz/novinky/aliens-fireteam-elite-recenze/ Expand
  6. Aug 25, 2021
    8
    Aliens: Fireteam Elite isn’t a game that requires expert gamers, but an excellent arcade in your face experience. The Xenos are awaiting, andAliens: Fireteam Elite isn’t a game that requires expert gamers, but an excellent arcade in your face experience. The Xenos are awaiting, and there's plenty of them to take out. Aliens: Fireteam Elite feels like the sequel to Alien: Isolation is the gaming version of Aliens to Alien. Aliens: Fireteam Elite drops you into tense and often chaotic firefights that engage your souped-up team of Colonial Marines against waves of varying Xenomorphs and Weyland-Yutani. It's meant to be played with friends and the gameplay mechanics that lend themselves to co-op play are simple and quite effective. Aliens: Fireteam Elite won't blow you away with its nuanced approach to gameplay or groundbreaking graphics, but it will keep you and a group of friends entertained. The story at the core of Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a sign of Cold Iron Studios's dedication to its source material. Any fan of the Alien franchise will enjoy picking up the random hidden lore items or getting a bit of exposition while aboard your ship. It's somewhat odd in the fact that there are no cut scenes or even animated faces in Aliens: Fireteam Elite. There's little to no dialogue from the character you choose to play as. Your character emits the occasional grunt, warning, or heads up while healing, but that’s about it. There is plenty of talking coming from Sergeant Herrera, who acts like this game's Cortana, directing you via comms from the safety of the ship. Aliens: Fireteam Elite feels like a solid arcade shooter. There's nothing here in the gameplay that will next generation wow you, but its core features have been tried and trued by its predecessors, and they work quite well. While you can pick from one of five classes, some of them feel a bit lack luster overall, especially the Doc. There are a few RPG elements, and the classes will definitely help make co-op sessions more fun, especially if everyone is fighting over the weapons only one class can wield. There are a total of four campaigns in Aliens: Fireteam Elite with each with three missions. The basic mission structure is as such: head through several spaces clearing aliens, arrive at a bigger space that requires you to set up perimeter defenses before triggering a gigantic horde, defeat that horde and end the mission. The overall setup or format can get a bit old, but Cold Iron Studios is banking on the variety that comes with co-op and many Challenge Cards to keep you from getting too bored. With the short campaign and focus on three-person multi-player I wonder if Cold Iron Studios should have implemented a share-play option like some other releases we’ve seen on the Xbox. Aliens: Fireteam Elite is just okay as a solo shooter, but the inclusion of friends makes the gameplay arcade bliss. As far as the curse of Alien games goes, Aliens: Fireteam Elite seems to have safely avoided that and this is a fun, frantic third-person shooter set out to a score you and your teammates. Xenomorphs will fall from the ceiling, scurry over the walls, and jump out of ventilation shafts almost ceaselessly, which makes for a really fun, fast arcade play. As a fan of arcade style games and it’s hefty reliance of multiplayer it’s a solid release by Cold Iron Studios and fans should definitely pick it up and even newcomers should ponder this release in the Xbox digital games store if you’re into arcade driven action like myself. Keep an eye on Cold Iron Studios, their release here is a solid one. Cold Iron Studios provided the game for purposes of this review, however that has no bearing on the enjoyment it brought and I definitely recommend this one to the many Xbox gamers out there. Expand
  7. Jan 9, 2022
    1
    Encore un jeu pensé pour la koopération entre kévins et c’est là (encore) que le bât blesse… c’est en effet aussi bête et barbant qu’il estEncore un jeu pensé pour la koopération entre kévins et c’est là (encore) que le bât blesse… c’est en effet aussi bête et barbant qu’il est possible de l’être, y compris avec une telle licence : Aliens ! on nage donc en plein kévinisme à multi-kévins avec réanimations à la con, hordes et vagues d’ennemis incessantes… comme dans les merdes à kévins… avec des zombis !

    Sauf que les xénomorphes les ont remplacés… les pauvres. Loin d’instaurer la moindre tension, le jeu se limite au plus strict bourrinage totalement décérébré… En outre, on s’étonne qu’une vue TPS ait été choisie dans des environnements souvent étriqués !

    Les sensations sont totalement absentes mais l’ennui est bel et bien présent, on sent qu’on va s’endormir… même en solo et en difficulté basse avec deux mannequins pour vous épauler (non, pas ces mannequins-là, des synthétiques, andouille !). Il reste cela dit des graphismes assez agréables (faits avec l’Unreal) et tout à fait fluides sur console new gen (60 im/s) mais on zappe ce merdier… rapidement, cela va sans dire.
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