gamers (75%) found this review helpful
This game was... Well it was weak. When I got it in the mail, I was so happy to finally play as an alien. So I got the game in my PS3 and boom. 1 hour later the campaign ended and I was like well that sucked, maybe online gameplay is epic??? Little did I know, online was lame too. Don't get me wrong, the gameplay was fantastic. But you had to wait constantly to find a room. And after the match ended the room closed itself. I found that highly annoying. The skins thing was by far the best feature, but levels coulda been cool too. I mean shouldn't aliens be able to spit acid eventually? Or the predators be able to completely mask themselves like in the movie? This game was released too early and unless your a huge AvP fan, you'll be deeply disappointed.
Aliens Vs. Predator could have been awsome. It has three different story modes, and a competitve multiplayer mode. All of this is set in the iconic, action packed universe of AVP. Sadly, there are numerous flaws that hold back the experience, but there are some good parts.
The marine campaign is one of the worst FPS you'll find. No iron sights will cripple even the most skilled FPS expert, the ultra annoying motion sensor is always blaring in your ear, and the repeated level design makes the worst PS1 shooter look like Call of Duty 4. This was easily my least favorite part of the game.
The Alien campaign isn't great, but it does have some ups. The stealth kill animations really give the Alien personality. Slicing guys heads of, jabbing your tail through thier stomach, and a first person view of an extendo-mouth bite to the head are only topped by harvesting. This consists of tackling an innocent civilian, prying their head to the side, and watching a face hugger harvest them. The campaign is short and the controls can be confusing, but this is still a decent time.
The Predator campaign is where this game truly shines. The Predator controls are relatively easy to learn, so you wont be fighting with the controler more than you will Xenomorphs. The claws, combi stick, plasma cannon, smart disk, and other iconic weapons and tools are a blast to use. The level design is great for the most part, and the length is perfect for the amount of fun you'll have, clocking in at about 4-5 hours.
The multiplayer pits all 3 races against each other, but other than that, there isn't much that will keep you away from Modern Warfare 2 or Bad Company 2 for very long.
All in all, AVP may be the one game you really want to love, but will instead disappoint you for the most part. Play it for the Predator story, or maybe don't play it at all.
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
I have just played the first two solo parts of the game. I also have just played the multiplayer. I have to say that this game is great. The single player is exhilirating. Multiplayer is great. There is something out there for everyone. The weapons the species use are all of the things from the movies. Also, for me, one whos wasn't a fan of the movies, the game is very exciting without knowing much about it. I loved this game. I recommend it for any fan of the movie series, or person looking for a good game.