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...
Summary: The biggest achievement in this title is that it works as a shooter, but the gameplay, plot, visuals, and audio don't do it any justice. The multiplayer lessens the experience even further by providing a simplistic experience that only deters players from playing more than one round.
Pros: Aiming is surprisingly authentic, The way the Aliens look
Cons: Glitches throughout, Graphically/audibly flawed, Cookie-cutter shooter that cut too much
Aliens: Colonial Marines Review – Game Mediocre, Man. Game Mediocre.
New Gamer Nation
15 February 2013
Conclusion: I don’t claim to be the most objective reviewer. I really wanted Aliens: Colonial Marines to pull it off, to be great. I was rooting for it. But the more I play and think about it, the more I come back to the word “mediocre.” Not bad; just mediocre.
Excerpt: The Alien franchise is a perennially alluring universe, at first blush ripe for videogame adaptation what with its iconic weapons, environments, inventions and enemies. The movie series has also served as inspiration for some of the best and most important games of all time, not least of which is...
Excerpt: Aliens: Colonial Marines has had a really rocky, difficult development that's manifested in numerous delays. We didn't know much more, but recently it's come out that TimeGate Studios put in significant work on the game, possibly exceeding that amount of time that Gearbox Software had to work on it...
Conclusion: Perhaps Aliens is just a tough series to make a good game from, but even under the ugly, polish-less skin of Colonial Marines there is only an average shooter. Nostalgia was the game’s mission statement and it does achieve that, but it’s not nostalgia for the films; rather a reminder of FPS games...
Excerpt: Aliens: Colonial Marines (A:CM) é um daqueles jogos de que queremos gostar. Não há outra forma de colocarmos isto. A maior parte de nós cresceu a admirar e temer uma criatura que tinha tanto de assustadora como de sedutora.
Pros: O regresso a alguns cenários marcantes da saga Aliens, Banda sonora
Cons: Jogabilidade e grafismo datados, Modo online demasiado desequilibrado