Is it dated graphically, Yes. Is it just another FPS, yes. The acting isn't great but it's not as terrible as some of these reviews make it out to be. If you're a fan of the Aliens franchise I think you will really enjoy this game. Keep in mind this game's been in the works for years now and gone through many different studios. So if you're going in expecting it to blow other FPS games out of the water or garner GOTY awards you're definitely expecting too much. If you're wanting an average-above average FPS set in the Aliens universe then you'll enjoy it. There are many moments that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering when the next Xeno will jump out, the Marine body graphics are very dated however the Xeno graphics actually don't look too bad. Environments won't wow you but they do set the appropriate mood. Bottom line, if you're a fan of Aliens, or FPS games in general, check this game out. Just don't set the bar sky high.
posted by Drahcirredrum (AMHERST, OH) Apr 12, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
Awful, just terrible. I was super excited for this game, rented it from redbox, and took it back about 5 hours later. Graphics were awful, gameplay was terrible. Don't waste your time or money on this.
posted by timberninja777 (GRASS VALLEY, OR) Apr 10, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
Yes Aliens Colonial Marines deserves the rating it is getting. The end product feels rushed and choppy at times, with ps2 graphics. Making it a sub-par fps in a world of awesome beautifully rendered fps's. The story was ok, and the dialogue was hard to hear at times due to game sound effects. The only saving grace was that the sound effects were straight out of the movies, and I really enjoyed running through familiar locations with xeno's, and picking up weaponry left over from the movie was cool. All in all, it is worth renting and not buying. A quick casual but at times frustrating aliens installment