Rebellion “proud” of AvP violence

Thursday, 11th February 2010 08:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Rebellion told us that Aliens vs Predator’s violence is something the studio’s “proud of,” but that a high level of gore was “essential” for the reboot.

Design head Tim Jones did note, though, that people getting their heads ripped off is just one aspect the team’s pleased with.

“The kill moves are just one part of a very rich, deep and rewarding melee system,” he said.

“While they look great, and can cause a stir if seen in quick succession, it’s fair to say there’s plenty else we’re just as proud of in the game.”

He added: “The violent acts of both the Alien and the Predator are essential to the licence, and to creating fear during the Colonial Marine single-player campaign.

“That’s why we couldn’t allow ourselves to remove them or tone them in order to achieve a particular rating in any territory.”

Aliens vs Predator is nothing if not mentally violent. Kill moves include Aliens shoving that funny mouth thing into Marines’ heads, Predators sticking that funny wrist knife thing into Marines’ heads, and other stuff involving Marines’ heads. Look.

The game’s out on February 19 for PC, PS3 and 360.



  1. Gekidami

    Any idea on when the reviews are due to start coming out for this? Is there any embargo on it?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    I played the demo and it looks like a bag of shit =/ doesnt look cool at all so duno what hes talkin about unless hes meanin scripted singeplayer scenes

    #2 5 years ago
  3. loki

    Better to proud the good game, not shit what they done

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Michael O’Connor

    The game is fine.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    high praise :)

    i would like to play through the marine campaign at some point

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Dralen

    The online multiplayer isn’t that great, but i’m hoping for something special with the singleplayer campaigns.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Captain Fruitloop

    I’m hearing the SP campaigns are worryingly short, which tallies with Rebellion’s usual MO – Shellshock 2, Rogue Warrior and even the superior Rogue Trooper all came up short in their SP running times.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. jamjam

    Looks like the review embargo is today, IGN review just gone live with an 8.5:

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    The graphics looks a lot better in all the screen shots then what i got from the multiplayer demo, are the graphics of the single player better?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. SunKing

    I think it’s more that the animation is a bit janky, and that applies especially to the Alien.

    In all honesty, it’s not going to win GotY, but I played that multiplayer demo a hell of a lot longer than most. There’s just something about running behind people and punking them that appeals to the baser instincts in myself.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. mington

    just read through the ign review, i think i’d be pleasantly surprised if i picked this up as i’m not expecting to much from it.

    and “The Colonial Marine’s opening moments are full of the suspense normally associated with survival horrors, and to its credit Rebellion succeeds where most others fail in providing some genuine scares.”

    i loved that from the originals, i’m glad they’ve redone it, i remember in avp2 you did two whole levels before firing your gun, lots of steaming pipes and skinned corpses :) set piece heaven

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    8.5 isnt bad. I’m starting to gain interest again. Though its an IGN 8.5… :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mescalineeyes

    lose it geki, I’ve played the game, it’s awful.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Captain Fruitloop

    It’s certainly an improvement on the 1.5 IGN gave Rogue Warrior.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    why would you be proud just of the violence in your game?

    Anyway I’ll wait for the reviews to appear cos the demo left me with mixed feelings (certainly not certain enough for a £60 hunter edition anyway).

    #15 5 years ago
  16. RGW1982

    @ 4

    Multiplayer Sucks Balls

    #16 5 years ago

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