Aliens vs. Predator

Fight against aliens in a galactic world

7.5

288 Votes

  • Category Action
  • License Trial version
  • Version Demo 1.1
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by Strawbits

First-person shooter based on the Alien and Predator franchises.

Aliens vs. Predator is a 2010 video game, developed by Rebellion. The developer previously worked on other titles for the cross-over franchise, including the acclaimed 1999 Windows release, 'Aliens versus Predator'. Given that fact, the announcement of an updated instalment in the series was met with some degree of optimism by fans.

Like the developer's previous attempt, Aliens vs. Predator is a first person shooter, divided into three separate campaigns - an Aliens campaign, a Predators campaign and a Marines campaign. So does the game offer anything new, and how does it actually compare to the classic game released more than a decade earlier?

Gameplay

At its heart, Aliens vs. Predator plays like a classic first person shooter, although the three main campaigns each have a slightly different emphasis. The Predators campaign places a focus on stealth and tactical kills, Aliens rely on getting into close quarters quickly and Marines have varied arsenal of weapons to depend upon.

This serves to keep the game interesting and varied for longer and the three campaign stories all come together to form one complete plot. In addition, a multi-player mode is also included, extending shelf life even further. This particular mode follows a fairly basic format, with a few different maps and options, including deathmatch gameplay.

Presentation

One area where the game falls slightly short is its graphics, which feel slightly dated. Despite this, Aliens vs. Predator is quite resource-heavy when the graphics are set to high, meaning some users will actually need to lower the setting, further damaging the visual appeal of the game.

Nonetheless, the game's visuals do succeed in creating a tense atmosphere, which is aided by excellent use of audio. In the end, Aliens vs. Predator is a decent revamp of an old concept. The three campaigns, combined with multi-player options, should be able to keep players entertained for a good length of time. It is slightly lacking in completely new ideas, but it delivers a solid, updated experience for fans of a much-loved franchise.

Pros

  • Three campaigns, which each feel unique
  • Will appeal to fans of the Alien and Predator franchises
  • Main game and online modes ensure there is plenty to do

Cons

  • Graphics are slightly disappointing
  • Lacking in completely revolutionary ideas
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