Reviews and Problems with Aliens: Colonial Marines
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Aliens: Colonial Marines
2 September 2013
Summary: Aliens: Colonial Marines has been one of my most anticipated games every year for over half a decade. My love of anything distinctly related to Xenomorphs, as well as my general high regard for the majority of Aliens games released over the years, made it a sure winner in my book.
Excerpt: A few months ago in a crowded, sweaty hall in London I played the multiplayer mode of a rather promising looking shooter called Aliens: Colonial Marines . In my fleeting moments with the game, I observed a tense and nervous fight between humans and Xenomorph, an exhilarating dance of flash-lights...
Excerpt: You have been separated from your unit. You have no weapons. As you walk through the sewers, you do your best to not make a sound, as some of the alien husks around you are actually alive and would be attracted to it.
Pros: Some really great moments in the campaign, Interesting multiplayer
Cons: Much of the campaign is lackluster, Few people playing multiplayer, Leaves you wondering what might have been
Review: Game over man, Aliens: Colonial Marines falls flat
19 February 2013
Excerpt: Heading into Aliens: Colonial Marines, I was sure of two things: the Alien film franchise is one of the best sci-fi classics and it has never had a proper video game tie-in. Plenty have tried to replicate the experience in the form of a video game, but they have failed countless times.
Conclusion: "Fans of the franchise will enjoy being enveloped in the Aliens universe..." "...there's really nothing fun about Colonial Marines." "...scraping the bottom of what you expect from a shooter in 2013."
Pros: Occasional strong set piece moments, Ample Aliens lore throughout, Playing as xenomorphs in multiplayer
Excerpt: Has there ever been a movie license more perfectly suited to a videogame adaptation than Aliens? The movie series has influenced countless games over the years, from its entire arsenal of sci-fi weaponry to the design of H.R. Giger’s Xenomorphs.