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: 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.
Conclusion: Any reasons to play this game is for the lacking Marine campaign and Survival and Infestation modes (though Infestation opens the door to use the special kill if you become an Alien), all of which aren't even reason enough. Game over, man. Game over.
Excerpt: There's nothing quite like the déjà vu experience generated from an AvP title showing up on shelves parading about like it's the hot new cross-franchise shooter that will fill your deep seeded desires to obliterate an entire race (or two). Before I even sat down to take on my first run of the 2010 release, my curiosity was elsewhere in a world of question about how many times this had been tried before and which developers had stuck around through the endless amounts of...
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 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.
Conclusion: While this game is not as strong as its predecessors, there is still plenty of fun to be had here, unfortunately the single player campaigns are all far too short and linear to hold your attention for long, but at least the multiplayer makes up for that by being a very solid offering indeed. If you tire of just killing people with guns then you can take a Predator or Xenomorph for a whirl.
Excerpt: has had a somewhat spotty history. First appearing in the form of a crossover comic series in the early nineties, it’s expanded to nearly every major realms of entertainment over the past two decades.