Excerpt: As crossovers go, Aliens vs. Predator is a huge brand: first came the comic, and then followed the games and the films. Obviously, though, I’m not here to talk about any of the comics or any of the films, but rather to tell you my thoughts on the newest game: developed by none other than Rebellion, the team behind some of the most well received Aliens vs. Predator games. Indeed, Rebellion is responsible for the Atari Jaguar and PC versions of Aliens vs.
Excerpt: Aliens Vs Predator n'en est pas à son premier titre, la série officiant sur PC depuis quelques années déjà. Mais ce volet est le premier à s'installer sur les consoles que sont la PS3 et la Xbox 360. Une arrivée sur ces plateformes aurait pu être synonyme d'une évolution, du changement, et donner lieu à un jeu hors-pair, privilégiant la qualité des graphismes et, de ce fait, garantissant une sympathique immersion auprès de ces créatures.
Excerpt: The DS is a popular console for RPG conversions thanks to its dual screen, stylus and layout. There’s something to suit everyone, regardless of taste or preference. But tracking down an experience that feels distinctly ‘grown up’ is perhaps not the easiest of tasks. Surely people know that girls aren’t born with natural bubblegum pink hair and anyway, everyone knows that Charmander isn’t real. Valkyrie Chronicles is different.
Halo-type sci-fi shooter, just with more gore and profanity.
Common Sense Media
20 April 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Alien vs. Predator has gratuitous violence against aliens and humans alike. It contains more graphic killing than other sci-fi shooters such as Halo, which is somewhat pale in comparison, violence-wise. The Aliens and Predators are encouraged to kill up close and personal with blades, jaws, and other melee weapons, which results in plenty of blood spurts, dismembered limbs, impalement, and decapitated heads.
Summary: Aliens Vs Predator is not the best FPS out there, but nothing else has come close to replicating the (good) movies in the series. The graphics are strong with some great lighting work, but the sound is flat out awesome. Unfortunately, some control choices and some difficulty in finding good multiplayer matches keeps the game from being an instant recommend. There is a lot of bloody sci-fi action here, and the three races play differently enough to keep your interest.
Excerpt: In many ways, it works, but in even more ways it fails miserably. Most of my problems can be attributed to Rebellion being the developer behind this game. I never want to attack companies directly, and I'm not doing that here, I just don't think Rebellion was the correct choice to make AvP. Sure, they did the original AvP for the Jaguar, but have you looked at their recent shooter titles?
Excerpt: Aliens and Predators are fighting to the death and you're a marine who's stuck in the middle. Or rather, you're an Alien trying to survive against those who would hunt you and use you as a test subject. Maybe that's not your cup of tea? How about this: you're a Predator on a very important mission, and to complete this mission you'll have to use your unique technology and skills to not let anyone, or anything, stand in your way. Sounds good, right?
Excerpt: Aliens vs Predator transports you to a futurist universe where three irreconcilable species converge, and is based on the two well known film monsters from the sci-fi terror sagas that have also crossed paths on the big screen. The game is presented as a first person shooter with three separate campaigns based on each of the three races: Marines, Aliens and Predators.