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GF Rating
4.6

2691 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not as bad as you think it is.

posted by Myers85 (MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ) Apr 14, 2013

Member since Dec 2010

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

I'm going to start by pointing out the bad angles of this video game. There bits of glitchy/buggy/total BS moments, the enemy AI is poor, and the campaign is short--with a sub-par ending I might add.

However, good aspects include the game flowing at a (mostly) solid 60 FPS, the visuals are pretty decent, and the game sounds, both SFX and BGM, give you nostalgic goosebumps of the original Aliens film.

Overall, if you're looking for a glorious FPS experience, look elsewhere. If you're a big fan of the films, you're in for a decent treat.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Bad Experience

posted by yesokyesok (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Feb 16, 2013

Member since Jan 2010

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

There was so much potential in this game but it fell short. The campaign plays like an on rail shooter. There is no deviation from the path you are suppose to take when mowing down the xenos in single player. It other words, generic. Also, the game makes no sense of the storyline already set by the Aliens movie. I have no idea how a script like the one presented in the game got approved. Did I mention this game has co-op. However, its a disaster in itself. Floating guns, closed doors, xenos exploding on impact from a pistol, etc. Multiplayer, the experience lacks. The third person view point on Xenos is interesting but doesn't make the game engaging. Overall, do yourself a favor and rent the game to make an opinion. However, don't purchase.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Why is this getting such a bad review? It's go

posted by beantown85 (BROCKTON, MA) Feb 25, 2013

Member since Jun 2009

8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

I actually like this game a lot and I'm not one of those people that give 8's and 9's out to every game that is half way decent. I can see why people have a little bit of a complaint about the graphics because they're not that great, in fact it's one of the game's weak points but I honestly like a lot of parts about the game. I like the call of duty leveling system where you rank up during your campaign and it allows you to unlock weapons and attachments for the weapons by using the points you get by unlocking challenges and so forth. I haven't gotten online to play the multiplayer yet or the co-op (if there is one) but that's not why I bought the game in the first place. I buy games because I play a large percentage of my games as single player campaign mode type games and that's what I rented this game for. I'm not sure I would spend $40-$60 buying the game, but it's certainly worth renting, especially if you were into the aliens movies.

I suggest that if you're up in the air about this game and it's between this and something else, give this game a chance and don't read into the reviews too much. I'm very very surprised at how this game got a 4.8 ranking considering some of the other games on here that get up in the 7-8 range and I don't consider those particular games to be that great. Anyhow, give it a chance and don't let the pre-conceived notions about this game get into your head and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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