“Graphic violence was necessary” in AvP, says Rebellion

Wednesday, 10th February 2010 21:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Rebellion’s Dave Brickely has said in an interview that the violence contained in Aliens vs Predator was “necessary”.

“In spite of drawing on some great source material like the comics, the 1999 game as well as the original films, the AvP movies went for the biggest audience they could find with a lower age rating and that, I think, is what pissed people off the most,” said Brickley when talking about the attention the violence in it has gotten from the media to CVG.

“It’s not something we ever even considered for the game, as you can probably tell by some of the kill moves. It’s impossible to pay homage to the material without being so graphic.”

The game was not released in Germany, due to the anti-violent game climate and because Rebellion did not want to hurt the game with cuts.

AvP hits February 19, for PC, PS3 and 360.



  1. Zarckan

    Aye, to hide the shite gameplay and art! ;-)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. onlineatron


    Me like.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Honnestly based off whats in the demo its not all THHHAAATT violent.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. RGW1982

    The Blood & Instant Kills Make It Violent, I’m Pretty Sure My Alien Tail Coming Out The Human’s Mouth Was Violence.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Soong

    He’s damn right about the films being completely neutered by going for that lower age rating. There are many (many) things wrong with the two AvP movies and the lower age rating is the most telling of all imo.

    Anyone who has read the first Dark Horse AvP from 1992 will know that the concept has tremendous potential when handled well by people who understand and respect both franchises.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Bulk Slash

    Let’s be honest, Rebellion’s AvP games have always been a thinly disguised excuse to make games based on Cameron’s Aliens, with a bit of Predator thrown in as a bonus (and I wouldn’t want it any other way).

    The fact that there actually now are some AvP movies doesn’t really change that fact, they were always going to make the game about the film Aliens. I’d be surprised if they even bothered to watch those awful AvP films…

    #6 5 years ago

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