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Aliens vs Marines mod for CryEngine? Yes please!

Friday, 9th November 2012 06:03 GMT By Mark Limburg

There’s little doubt about just how good the CryEngine can look, so when a lone modder starts bringing the paranoia inducing setting into that engine, it’s best you sit up and take notice.

So far, it’s the Marine view only from the awesome game released back in 1999 but even so, things are looking very, very promising. The modder, who goes by the name oldschool.Dave, is working steadily through the setting to ensure the same edge-of-seat gameplay that only that damn pinging sensor can give you. From the video above, he’s more than well on the way.

Specifics include explosions that deform around objects, there’s no ‘wait-and-hide-to-heal’ game mechanic, aliens working to AI rather than scripting, and quicksaves? Nope. No quicksaves for you, so you better bring your A game.

Thanks, PC Gamer.

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  1. The_Red

    That is rather interesting, specially compared to Gearbox’s Aliens vs Marines game. Well done.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Kabby

    This will probably get stamped on.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. The_Red

    @2
    Probably true. Sega owns the rights to Aliens games and they already have the Aliens Colonial Marines game in the works (Using UE3 if I’m not mistaken).

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheWulf

    That’s a shame. As I would really love another game where I could actually play as an alien. If you ask me, Gearbox cocked that up by not seeing the value of a campaign from both sides. (Or at least not providing multiplayer thereof.)

    One of the best gaming experiences is still playing an alien in the original AvsP, the very first one. The AI was actually pretty great and it was fantastic how they reacted to things. It was a truly atmospheric experience, and I’d love to see a modern update to that, done well.

    #4 1 year ago