Aliens vs. Predator
It's about time!
Yeah we have been waiting since 2003 for another installment in this series. The title is misleading in a way since on PC this is actually the third in a series of excellent FPS games. The previous two were both quite fun and could also be scary too. The Marine campaigns in particular while the most standard were also very exciting since lets face it stuck in the dark with noting but your crappy flashlight an some flares with Aliens all over the place is intense. Fortunately you can take a break from that by playing the monster instead stalking people as the Alien or hunting them both as the Predator. And this isn't even mentioning the multiplayer which was always a blast an keeps you coming back for more. Everything I have seen indicates this game will be as good or better as those previous games so I highly recommend it. If you need more convincing consider Dedicated Server support has been confirmed which is of course excellent news for buyers of the PC version.
Well done! very fun
I did play and loved the 2 olders AVP games. I finished the marine side of this 1 and I can say its very fun and the game run very very smoothly... never had graphic bug or any glitch. I also play game in 3d and it didnt worked at start but after fixing it, this is 1 of my best 3d game up to date. The marine side was easy at normal difficulty, the marine you play can melee and push back aliens then shoot kill them, the checkpoints are close so you never need to play an hour to reach next checkpoint. You cannot duck but i never had the reflex to try ducking while fighting aliens. Player got pistol with infinite ammo, infinite lightstick and there a bunch of ammos/heathpacks everywhere, also the flashlight never run out of battery. The thing I loved in previous version was the ambience of the game... stressfull bip-bip-bip radar, deadly aliens walking on walls and the sounds of aliens drooling over me, all those are well rendered in that game. My only complaint is the melee attack of the marine is too powerfull and make it too easy, so i suggest playing marine at hard for casual player like me.
Perfect for the fans and stealthy players
A lot of people rated this game unfairly. I am going to give it to you straight. This game isn't for everyone, however eat reaches out to the main players. Its a simple fps with surprises that would make you jump out of your seat. I know i did. Its also a stealth game with room to explore different ways to overcome obstacles and enemy's. The game is also a fighting type game with melee being one of the predators main killing tools as well as with the aliens. This game does have a weird press "a button to enter" stuff game play interface but it works and if it wasn't there the game would lose playability do to ease of movement and bugs. the games graphics are awesome. I am playing it on very high graphics with direct x 11 (yes its compatible) with shading and shadows on very high and anti- aliasing is up to times 8. The only problem with the graphics is when transitioning with the wall to wall jumps and movements with the aliens its physics isn't all there, sometimes you'll see through the map. It is not a big issue just one that with a patch can be fixed. The sound now this game is one i say sound is key as a human and predator and the sound with a good surround sound stereo system or with a great headset (Triton's) then the game play gets boosted up even more. All in all this is a great game and for the price its worth it. I do stress it is not for everyone. This isn't a game for fps shooters who are fiends of medal of honor, battlefield bad company 2, and call of duty. if you think its like those games but instead of your friend being a spetsnaz hes an alien then you my friend are going to be disappointed. Don't get me wrong its a great game but for fiends of the game listed it is not a gun and run or camp as most of you do. You are to survive, adapt , change, overcome. The game is fun and addicting i loved the game and i am a big halo, call of duty, and killzone fan and it works. also for whoever loves splinter cell or sly cooper and all the other stealth like games aliens are the race for you and this game will be a must buy for you. If you have got 20 bucks and all ready got your list of games down then its worth the price.
I bought this game to play with my family, and I must say; If you are interested in an AVP style game, get the older edition. This game is the simplest form of FPS there is. The predator insta-kill any marine or alien (and can see both), the Marine with drop an Alien and Predator in about 5 shots (Motion Sensor), the Alien will die instantly. But hey, if you like having a tail while you're dead, go for it.Over-all, it was a major disappointment. Every Alien, Marine and Predator are the same (except for the skins, which only affect appearance) as opposed to the traditional AVP with various Alien Types, Predator Types and Marine Specialists.The only reason I would even remotely recommend this game is because it looks fairly good.There are much better uses of $**.
Oh boy is this awesome
Game over man! Game Over! It has been a while since they released an AVP game and this one really delievers. First I will start with graphics, I have no idea why people think the graphics are bad in this game. They are actually quite impressive and Alien and Predator look great with next gen graphics. Although this may not be the best looking game out there it is definitely an appealing game to say the least.Next, I will talk about the controls in the game. I believe that the controls were very easy to learn but, some people may find the alien races difficult to learn. The controls are actually pretty good but some are kind of annoying for instance Rebellion making alt to use all of Predator's weapons and to transition from wall to wall as Alien. Considering I'm playing this on pc I can simply change the controls to my liking so I really don't have much to complain about controls.Gameplay is the main aspect of any game and this one does not fail in this department. All three races are in an fps view and it works well with all of them. You may get some intense screen shaking while fighting as alien and predator which can be some what annoying at times but not enough to make it unplayable. When playing as Alien you are focused on stealth and surprise attacks. This is actually fairly easy at first but gets more challenging when you progress through the campaign. The Marine is just a straight forward fps that is intense from beginning to end. Predator is about stealth and the trophy kills which are extremely gory and are awesome in every aspect. I think that the gameplay is great and makes you feel like your in an alien or predator movie depending on the race you are. It really captures the essence of the films and has the gameplay to back up the incredible atmosphere.Multiplayer is the strong point of AVP and should be played to get the full experience out of the game. There are seven gamemodes which are, Infestation, Predator Hunt, Mixed Species Deathmatch, Survivor, Deathmatch, Domination, and Species Death Match. All game modes are great but the weakest in my opinion is deathmatch. All in all multiplayer is a must play and is one of the main reasons to purchase this game but, it should also be purchased for the single player because its also great.As for the sound, it is phenomenal. Alot of the old sounds are back like the Pulse Rifle sounds and alien and predator noises. It has great music and also captures that of the movies perfectly. Some sounds are a little generic but are still great to hear.Final Verdict: This is a great game and all AVP fans should own this. If you don't want to buy it you should at least consider renting it to see if you like it. Thanks for reading this review and I hope this helps all those who are trying to decide to buy it or not.
Control lag makes the game annoying.
The game is well overpriced as it feels way undeveloped. First off it doesnt support 96 khz bitrate, after having FRAPS confirm my FPS was well over 30 i concluded the controls to be laggy and unresponsive which makes the game unenjoyable. On easy, the game poses a challenge at least on the humans side which became a big let down and made it exremely hard pared with the hoaky laggy controls. I soon switched to aliens side, which had even worse controls. To put it blankly you dont feel like an agile alien you feel like a robot. The graphics however are quite impressive and i can best relate them to modern warfare 2. Taking into consideration the excessive difficulty level on the Humans side and the bad controls i would not reccomend this game. I have not tested multiplayer yet but so far it was not worth the purchase.
im a aliens fan ever sense i saw the movies when i was a kid with my dad, never really liked predator but whatever, anyways, the game is great if your a fan and have some freinds to play with, its on sale right now so go pick it up
Great game for some people but not for other people
This game in my opinion, is great. The graphics i would have to agree that they are a bit dated but still its not like you have to cover your eyes or anything. The single player campaigns are bit short but they have a pretty good storyline. (honestly, i only have played the aliens campaign) But people are forgetting that this game's main component is the multiplayer. And while some people might find it boring, some will find it very fun. I don't get people complaining about the controls. I find them easy. It's just awkward from some other shooting games out there right now. Now back to the multiplayer, there are 7 gameplay modes. Deathmatch, Species TD, Mixed Species TD, Domination, infestation, predator hunt, and survivor. These variety types of gameplay will draw some people in but being only able to unlock new skins after ranking up might disappoint some people. Now the Sounds part. THe devs have done a great job making the sounds for this game, from the aliens hissing, to predator's variety of weapon sounds, its all here. Some people will learn that there are combos in this game for Aliens and Pred. (not sure about the marines.) Anyways i ll say that this game is worth the money with the new DLCs coming with more maps and stuff. They are also releasing Dedicated Servers soon which should fix a LOT of things. :D
SEGA has decided to take the reigns of a classic game franchise and by the looks of it has created a monster. The graphics are crisp and fluid to complement todays technology. If you try to go back to AvP1 and AvP2 on PC you will see that the potential is there for an amazing game. At least they werent as bad as Terminator 3 for PC. Anyway, I'm super excited for this because I love Aliens and Predator and SEGA knows how to amp up games and gore so I trust this will be one of the best shooters in 2010.
awesome hardcore game not for sqeamish people I have the second avp game