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ADG Short And Simple Review: Aliens Colonial Marines

Posted on May 29, 2013 AT 01:42pm

Publisher: Sega

Developer: Gearbox Software

Release Date: Feb 12, 2013 (US)

Platform: Xbox 360® | PlayStation® 3 system | PC

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Price: Currently $27.99 to 59.99 (*Depending On Retailer*)


Aliens: Colonial Marines has been the subject of redicule as one of the most terrible games. Saying it’s a generic shooter in Aliens motion picture clothing. I have been playing the game off and on since release. I been through the initial launch as well as patch updates so I’m here to tell you a quick rundown of the game currently and if you should buy.

The story is where most of the fans of the Alien series will probably want to know about. The story is okay. It depicts of characters you know from the series and ties in nice with the lore you know. I will say most of the story is just like an Aliens move a long run and race of survival in space from Aliens…but things go even deeper in your quest for survival.

Interested in the story ..well view this trailer..


Enlist in the Marine Corps
Bringing you a true sequel to James Cameron’s classic Aliens, get tooled up with classic Marine weapons including pulse rifles, motion trackers and flamethrowers.

The most authentic Aliens experience ever
Using authentic environments inspired by the film series including Hadley’s Hope, the Sulaco and LV-426, you will be immersed in an eerie, atmospheric world where any moment could bring your death.

Drop-in / Drop-out co-operative gameplay
The masters of co-op bring their expertise to the Aliens universe. Xenos getting too tough? Call up your buddies so they can drop in with extra firepower. The whole campaign can be played with a squad of up to four players, dropping in and out as necessary through self-contained missions within an over-arching narrative.

Loadouts and upgrades
Create your perfect killing machine. An extensive upgrade system allows players to customize their characters to play the way they want. Earn experience to get perks, new weapons and new looks for your squad.

Multiplayer in this game is fulfilling at times but the balancing even after months of release seems to not be hitting it. I will say it has improved. If you enjoyed it before playing at a friends or something you will definitely enjoy it now. The multiplayer has add-ons and a co-op mode Bug Hunt. If you got it from Wal-Mart this is packaged free with your purchase. If not buy the season pass..which is definitely not really worth it at the price they are asking.

The experience is ok but I don’t think it warrants paying full for. In my opinion some of the rumors are true the game feels generic and graphics look harsh on console. I played the 360 version and I really wasn’t that impressed graphically or sound wise. This Aliens experience is mainly for Alien fans and guys who want an freaky story experience.

Short and Simple…

Aliens: Colonial Marines does feel very generic and not polished at all as it should have been. As you play this game you will tell yourself over and over again that it could of been better. The Aliens lore saves this one. If it wasn’t for it being an Aliens product based on the Alien motion picture series and history it wouldn’t survive at all. So, Gearbox can thank god for that license it’s the only thing that saves this game.
Being a fan of video games, since introduced to him by his brother looking at Combat and Pac-Man on the Atari. AntDaGamer has been in touch with video games, art, and technology. Grasping his hands around several video game related websites and communities such as TGN, GameOn, Twitch.tv, Youtube, and his own site AntDaGamer.Com. Ant has managed to find contacts in the industry and show he has a passion to do anything video game related.

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