Aliens: Colonial Marines
Good game, why bad reviews?
I can see why this game would not be appealing to non Aliens fans, you don't know whats going on. But as a fan, you'll love it. The graphics are fair, if you have a good gaming PC like i do. The AI is pretty solid. I wasn't a big fan of the sound it would cut out alot, mostly do to the fact that if you would get in range of the character speaking it would cut to the character instead of through the headpiece. This game offers a good challenge if you put it on the higher setting. My conclusion is if you wrote a bad review, you must have not been an Alien fan and have bought it for the PS3 or Xbox.
Ugh..could have been so good...
This game is almost like a add-on to a normal game, it has cruddy graphics, horrible sound and the game play is sloppy and unfinished, if they had a redo-over they could have made this a great game.
I played almost halfway through the campaign and the game is another duke nukem forever failure. Gameplay is awful, graphics dont even look like there from this generation. and the story sucks. The campaign is full of lag and framerate problems and enemies sometimes completely dissapear or don't respond when you shoot them. If you were expecting this to even be an alright game based in the alien universe its sheer dissapointment. BTW multiplayer is laggy and broken and is pretty much unplayable unless you like to shoot at aliens that teleport and constantly get stuck in invisible walls
I had seriously been looking forward to this game since the announcement of it. What an extreme let down it has been. Almost everything in this game is flawed and just plain BAD. The sound is awful, especially on the guns. The graphics look like they're from a game 6 years ago. And the game reminds me of a shooter of an arcade game you would play in a Pizza Hut when you were a kid. I hope some of you read this before you waste your $60 on this atrocity.
Good game, with bad reviews
This game is getting horrible reviews. Honestly the game does not deserve the ratings it is getting. True, graphics are not cutting edge, and the game play is a pretty standard FPS format. Again, nothing new or exciting. But with that said, the game is still a solid FPS with much to offer the average player. Maybe a rating of 6 - 7 for the non Alien fan would be fair.
But, if you love Aliens and always wanted to kill some bugs with your friends, the game will shine for you. The coop campaign mode is great fun and you can enjoy the entire game with 3 of your friends. The Versus mode is great too, and you even can play as 1 of 3 Xenomorph classes. Chest punch, spit acid, and many other ways to kill those pesty marines.
The settings are great and there is plenty of tension and anxiety as Xenos leap out and try to eat your face. The story is decent too as you see familiar places and explore a variety of dark and creepy hallways. I have heard many complaints about the AI, and maybe some of that is fair. But I find the game challenging and fun.
If you are just looking for a state of the art FPS, maybe this might be a good game to pass on.
But, if you are an Alien fan, I completely recommend this game to you. Grab your pulse rifle and join the fight. We need more good soldiers! Game over, man? I say no.
Had high hopes.
So upon first impressions, this game is ok. So far the single player is ok. A bit of a strech storyline wise but fine. I had very high hopes for multiplayer to be a pseudo Left 4 Dead Aliens style. Massive hordes of aliens, 4 marines start here end there and you just have to survive. It even seems like it would have been perfect L4D clone...4 classes of aliens: normal = zombie, lurker = jockey, spitter and tank. is it too much to ask for them to redo multiplayer? ;) Seems, I am still suckered into buying anything Alien related and being a little disappointed.
game owns so much butt like my custom xeno
my xeno has hollow skull and is fast...hits hard and kills in two or three hits...looks intimidating...and can have last ditch regeneration when near death...need i say more game is epic mannnn
Aliens Colonial Marines
This game is great for the Older Adult who nostalgically remember and appreciate the movie . Aliens is a 1986 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver with back then she was the only reason i wanted to see it but this game is in one word "awesome" ! Not only does this game bring the movie to life but actual game play and choices in guns makes it much more fun.
Good Casual Fun
As a lifelong fine of the Alien franchise (Alien, Aliens) to the point that i have most of the dialogue of Aliens memorized I find this game very fun and engaging. It really puts you into the dark Universe of the Xenomorphs.