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Aliens: Colonial Marines reviews begin, get the scores here

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 08:55 GMT By Dave Cook

Aliens: Colonial Marines reviews have landed. Get all of the scores as they happen below.

My appraisal of Gearbox Software’s is live now. Check it out here.

Here are the reviews as they happen:

EGM – 9/10
gamesTM – 4/10
Eurogamer – 3/10
The Guardian – 4/5
OXM – 6/10
Digital Spy – 2/5
Polygon – 3/10
OPM – 6/10
CVG – 6.2/10
Gamespot – 4.5/10
El33tonline – 2/5
Edge – 5/10
Gamestalker – ‘Bad’
LaPS3 (Spain) – 58/100
Konzolista.cz – 5/10
Lazygamer – 4.9/10
GamerZines – 58/100
IGN – 4.5/10
Destructoid – 2.5/10
Kotaku – ‘No’
The Escapist – 3/5
Gameliner (Dutch) – 2/5
Games.it (Italy) – 6/10
Eurogamer.de – 4/10
All Things Xbox – 8/10
GamingBolt – 8.5/10
Eurogamer Sweden – 4/10

Got a score? Add it in the comments box below and we’ll fire it above.

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112 Comments

  1. ps4some

    We won’t want to miss you review tomorrow ?

    Do you get naked again Dave ? We’ve warned you about that remember ?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Games TM – 4/10
    PS3gen.fr – 5/10
    ITNewsAfrica – 7.9

    Expected. In my opinion Gearbox software didn’t made something decent this gen. Even Borderlands is mediocre, but the only reason it sold so well and was very well recieved is because it had loot and nice art-style in FPS.

    In the end Aliens is the same failure as Duke Nukem forever.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Edo

    The game is being sent out to die and will probably end up in mid 60s(at best).

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @1 Erm….no.

    Honest…

    *desperately thinks of new plan*

    #4 2 years ago
  5. datass

    lol’d at season pass thingy…game will be dead even before it launches

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Max Payne

    @5 Yea… its really sad.
    What’s even more funnier is that Sega though they would finally make some money :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    I canceled my preorder when I read about the season pass.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @5 It launched today. Retailers in Australia and Europe were given the go-ahead to break the street date apparently.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. macronia

    lol :) … i was looking forward for this game … why every alien’s game sucks with bad low score reviews ?!!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Max Payne

    ^^ I still think it may be fun in coop…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    I was thinking the samething Max. I will prolly pick it up down the road in a Steam 4pack for a small fraction of the launch price.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Sini

    WHAT THE FUCK

    this was suppose to be a good alien game :(

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Sadismek

    Gearbox should really solve their problems as soon as possible. After the fiasco that was Duke Nukem Forever, and the same path this one seems to follow, I don’t know how many lives they have left.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Beta

    I was expecting this to be good. :’(

    #14 2 years ago
  15. loki

    As i sad: before this game is crap

    #15 2 years ago
  16. azmza

    DeadSpace3 on top then.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    I saw a poster for this at Gamestop, where if you pre-order, you get multiplayer skins for Hudson (makes sense), Hicks (makes even more sense), Drake (I think if you mentioned him to most people, they wouldn’t even know who he was until you mentioned he had a giant gun), and Apone. Who the fuck even knew what Apone’s name was in the movie. He was the fucking drill sergeant who dies super early on. Also couldn’t help but notice no Vasquez skin. I guess they’re afraid it’ll scare off the dudebros if they get a female character’s skin.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. foxmulder555

    @17 Anyone who knows ALIENS knows this characters and everyone else in it too, stuff of legends each and every one, even that c*nt Burke!!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. orakaa

    @18: the TOTALLY should have created a multiplayer mode called “kill Burke”. Now THAT would have been awesome.

    So disappointed that the game is not looking very good. I REALLY wanted a good Alien game :/
    Might as well try “Alien vs Predator” (didn’t buy it back then but now it can be found for like 10 euros)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. SplatteredHouse

    @17: Don’t know Apone…If they watched the film enough, I doubt that applies to a lot of people. He’s a bold presence in the opening act.

    I just plain rolled my eyes when I saw a damn season pass materialise on the digital stores for this, last week! What a joke. It knocked my interest to see that being applied.
    There seems to be just this accumulation of cynical practice from SEGA, or their marketing team, or whoever’s leading the ship when it comes to positioning this game.

    No Vasquez: when you’re talking about memorable characters of that film, it’s strange not to include her. Was there no way, or did they have some marketing gooseberry consult a think tank, or quote spreadsheet to determine that the idea was not any importance. I don’t know! But, I am surprised with these scores. :( I expected, anticipated CM to become a much-cited example of a quality game, that overcame clammy publisher influence to show how a good game will win through – one of the shining last moments of the current generation…That this may not happen is unfortunate.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. SplatteredHouse

    @19: If you can, get AVP on Steam (IF you mean the original – I momentarily forgot the more recent version) as it’s, to read the description, almost like a remastered version containing all of the original with controller support and other modern conveniences: http://store.steampowered.com/app/3730/

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    Well, Burke was the villain so everyone knows him.

    But I just find it so odd to not include Vasquez but to include Apone. Vasquez is one of the main characters. Not equal to Hick, Newt, or Ripley, but definitely up there with Hudson, arguably Bishop. Hell, I’d actually find it make more sense to include Gormon over Apone, because even if Gormon did freak out during the film, he did live longer than Apone did.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. LuLshuck

    @17 No idea how offensive that post was, howthe fuck do you not know Apone!!! anyways i couldnt give a fuck about the reviews, game looks class, season pass thing is shit though

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TFPtMaster

    I’ve my review ready to publish tomorrow in my portuguese gaming website. I’ve being playing the game for 5 days now. And i will say one thing i had high expectations. And the only thing about the game i can say for now, is, i’m a sad Alien fan.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. SplatteredHouse

    Neogaf has a thread entitled: “Aliens: Colonial Marines review thread of broken dreams and movie references”.

    Rob Florence tweeted: “If a postman delivers that game you pre-ordered tomorrow, kick that fucker back through the letterbox.”
    https://twitter.com/robertflorence/status/301009400066347008

    #25 2 years ago
  26. violntshags

    your letting these no name review sites sway your decision. wait till the reputable reviews come out, for real.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. SplatteredHouse

    This guy looks like he forgot the weekly happy hour sale at the convenience store was on:
    http://uk.ign.com/wikis/aliens-colonial-marines/Humor

    #27 2 years ago
  28. stevenhiggster

    @26 Lol, reputable reviews? Where would one find these mythical things you speak of?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. manamana

    Such a crying shame that this grand Alien-theme can’t get more respect. So many tries, so many flaws. In the end, it may be impossible to make a decent Alien(s) game….

    #29 2 years ago
  30. SplatteredHouse

    “In space no one can hear me scream
    Because I have no F*ckin .exe file.”…Australian would-be players of the Collector’s Edition take to the Gearbox forums as they found themselves impeded from playing their new game: http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=243779&page=4 (Gearbox say they’re working on a fix – “The executable should become available once the game is unlocked in your region.”) THE GAME WAS RELEASED UNFIT FOR PURPOSE. The community manager’s words really shouldn’t explain the matter away.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dark

    http://stickskills.com/2013/02/11/rumor-aliens-colonial-marines-campaign-not-made-by-gearbox/

    o_o

    #31 2 years ago
  32. SplatteredHouse

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/49540/discussions/0/846944689763124876/#c846944689764396041 – Steam users taking things in their stride. It’s just like one of those performances you get from musicians when Wimbledon tennis gets rained out!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Hirmetrium

    @31: What?! Section 8 was pretty good.

    And jesus christ. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/02/11/the-future-according-to-randy-pitchford

    Looks like its true. A patchwork of crap sew together by lazy and incompetant hands. I’m prepared to be disappointed.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Fin

    @28

    Edge
    Eurogamer
    Gametrailers

    #34 2 years ago
  35. viralshag

    I’m not even surprised. This never looked like the game to live up to Aliens-fans expectations.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Fin

    @35

    When has any recent game (except Deus Ex: HR, Skyrim, Borderlands 2) ever lived up to gamers expectations.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. themadjock

    Well I like it, graphics are actually fairly decent on PC version maxed out, ok it’s not crysis but those games are dull as dishwater, this is Aliens with pulse rifles and loaders :)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. happyguy76

    To be honest i’ve played this over the weekend and i give it a 7.5.

    Not worth £45 day one buy though. Story has some decent set pieces in it and the visuals match the film pretty well as do the sound effects.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. SplatteredHouse

    “It’s never a bad idea to read a review before getting a game. Remember that preorders aren’t binding. Just… remember that.” – Ben Kuchera. There’s more out there.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. ez054098

    Well, I plan to get the game no matter what. I am a huge Aliens fan and sure the game isn’t as bad as the reviews will make it seem. A lot of times reviewers are looking for moments that blow them away or new and fresh gameplay. While that is very desirable, not every game can deliver that. I just want a pulse rifle and Aliens to splatter. Binary Domain wasn’t anything fresh, but I had a really good time playing it. I believe it averaged around a 74%. Another example is Defender for the original Xbox. It got horrid reviews, but for some reason I loved it. I plan to buy it at lunch and play it when I get home. Hopefully, I won’t be in some real fruity shit.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. civicsrkilla

    I am not surprised if it gets a bad review from a lot of critics.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Henry

    The game came out earlier in my place because of the Chinese New Year holiday. I am at the last 2 stages now.

    Cons:
    Graphics is outdated, alien’s body movement is a bit awkward, some stages has human enemies only (I bought this game for bug hunt, why human enemies?)

    Pros:
    Many fans service. Many reference to the movie. Sound effect, motion detectors, all give you the movie’s atmosphere. Has in-game small achievements (challenges) for you to go after, fulfilling them will raise ranks and let you upgrade weapons.

    I recommend it to Alien movie fans. But not for average FPS gamers. Coop may be fun. I don’t know. Haven’t tried.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. OliverKO

    You can add El33tonline’s Review:

    http://www.el33tonline.com/past_article/2013/2/12/aliens_colonial_marines_review/

    2/5

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Soong

    Edge: 5 out 10 http://www.edge-online.com/review/aliens-colonial-marines-review/
    Gamestalker: “Bad” http://www.gamestalker.nl/aliens-colonial-marines-review/

    #44 2 years ago
  45. varrelo

    http://www.laps3.com/analisis/373250-analisis_aliens_colonial_marines.html 58/100 from LaPS3.com (Spain)

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Soong

    CVG 6.2 http://www.computerandvideogames.com/390380/reviews/aliens-colonial-marines-review-or-how-to-waste-a-great-license-review/
    Eurogamer 3 out of 10 http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-12-aliens-colonial-marines-review

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Kachlo

    Konzolista.cz – 5/10 – http://konzolista.tiscali.cz/articles/onearticle?link=aliens-colonial-marines-172998

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Cyrano De Ballsack

    Lazygamer.net – 4.9
    http://www.lazygamer.net/xbox-360/aliens-colonial-marines-review/

    #48 2 years ago
  49. gribb85

    GamerZines – 58%

    “This time it’s poor”

    http://www.gamerzines.com/playstation/aliens-colonial-marines-review.html

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Edo

    IGN 4.5/10
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/aliens-colonial-marines-360ps3-review
    Detructoid 2.5/10
    http://www.destructoid.com/review-aliens-colonial-marines-244276.phtml
    NowGamer 5/10
    http://www.nowgamer.com/xbox-360/xbox360-reviews/1799776/aliens_colonial_marines_review.html
    It seems that I was too optimistic about the scores…my bad :) .

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Max Payne

    I can’t believe Alien vs Predator 2010 was better game :O

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Dave Cook

    @51 it’s not.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Edo

    Well…apparently it is.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. mikybcz

    Zing.cz – 5/10 – http://www.zing.cz/recenze/950/aliens-colonial-marines-facehuggera-na-vas-panove

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Dave Cook

    @53 No, it’s not. That game was a flaming car wreck. This is just a car wreck before the petrol ignites.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Edo

    @55 To each his own.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Dave Cook

    @55 I’ve played it to completion.

    It’s a better game than AVP 2010, but the technical issues make it suffer worse. Technically it’s worse yes, but as a game it’s better and more faithful to the canon. That’s not saying much.

    It’s still rubbish. I’m not defending it.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. jamjam

    Wow Dave, you really hate AVP2010. What did it do to you?

    Not all the scores are in, but A:CM hasn’t got off the a great start on metacritic

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/aliens-colonial-marines/critic-reviews

    vs

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/aliens-vs-predator/critic-reviews

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Dave Cook

    @58 It’s a travesty.

    AvP is worse in terms of game design, handling, plot and rote aesthetics.

    A:CM is better in staying true to the source, the gameplay is miles better and the aliens act and behave more authentically.

    However, A:CM is ultimately worse due to its technical issues and lack of polish.

    In terms of barebones control and aesthetic A:CM wins over AvP, but overall A:CM loses out.

    Hope this helps explain better :)

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Edo

    @57 I guess some people just don’t like unfinished games no matter how true to the cannon they are,especially since it was first announced back in 2006…PLEASE do me a favor and try hard to find out what the fuck happened then!

    #60 2 years ago
  61. zme-ul

    The Escapist – 3/5
    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/10187-Aliens-Colonial-Marines-Review-Game-Over-Man.2

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Dave Cook

    @60 Trust me, I’m tempted. There’s definitely a story in there.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Valky3it

    Games.it (Italy) – 6/10
    http://www.games.it/microsoft/xbox360/recensioni/aliens-colonial-marines-video-recensione.html

    #63 2 years ago
  64. jamjam

    @59 fair enough

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Clupula

    @33 – Section 8? You mean like with The Dogwelder and Bueno Excellente?

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Edo

    Sigh…this hurts even more knowing that,that Alien RPG made by Obsidian was canceled because of this garbage,and that game was basically ready to ship
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/obsidian-aliens-rpg-was-ready-to-ship .

    #66 2 years ago
  67. foofly

    I picked this up cheap on the PC. Guess I’ll give it a go at least.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. oldschoolsoviet

    “Technically it’s worse yes, but as a game it’s better and more faithful to the canon. That’s not saying much.”

    “A:CM is better in staying true to the source, the gameplay is miles better and the aliens act and behave more authentically.”

    Canon. Canon, canon, canon. Faithful to the source…….

    Exactly what everyone was blabbing about a few months back, the only thing that they could sell knowing how awful this would be –
    http://www.vg247.com/2012/12/11/aliens-colonial-marines-assholes-and-elbows/

    Watched a YT playthrough over the weekend, and the so-called story is as detrimental to the experience as the bugs and glitches throughout. Laughable in places, clichéd and corny at best, and very little explanation for those “wtf ?” questions.

    As for the authentic movement – http://i.minus.com/i212wUcwcU0eE.gif

    Say no more.

    At least Rebellion’s AvP is equally awful, but with the benefit of the two other campaigns, and is available for pennies now. A:CM will need a week or two to become that cheap.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. UniQ Gamer NL

    Gameliner (Dutch) – 2/5

    #69 2 years ago
  70. TheCreedsinator

    The game wont start. No executable file. I hear it is a wide spread thing in Australia and New Zealand, but I’m from the U.K and this is just ridiculous for a new game. Seeing as it didn’t even start I gotta rate it as N/A as a game. Also the ratings it’s getting….geesss. Don’t buy it.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. OliverKO

    Thanks Dave ;)

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Gadzooks!

    Authentic? Canon? Don’t make me laugh.

    Giant ‘bull’ Aliens and other new Alien types..

    The Nuked facility is mysteriously radiation- and damage-free?

    The only Canon this game comes close to is the one it should be fired from… into the sun.

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Dave Cook

    @72 It’s more authentic to the canon than AvP. Massively.

    I know because I’ve finished it.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. Erthazus

    It’s Gearbox. I said since the game’s trailer was released that this will be a shitty game.

    It’s the same trainwreck as Duke Nukem Forever but worse because it is a new game based on the “franchise”.

    Call Of Duty developers after this deserve Oscar and you can call their shitty corridor shooter GOOD compared to this one.

    But my problem is that because of Gearbox, SEGA suffered. I like SEGA a lot. : (

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Gadzooks!

    #73

    ‘More authentic than AvP’ is more authentic than something completely un-authentic! Deputy Dawg is about as authentic as AvP.

    A:CM claims authenticity yet spits acid in the face of the events of the film it supposedly follows.

    Besides, anything to come from Paul W.S. Anderson or related to his ‘works’ is to be purged from memory. The man is a walking insult to the world’s collective intelligence.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. oldschoolsoviet

    @73

    As did I, as stated, by watching a full playthrough. Thankfully we live in an age where you can rely on review copies, and we can watch YT/streams, and neither one of us has to waste money, eh ?

    Piss poor argument, as is:

    “It’s more authentic to the canon than AvP. Massively.”

    Errr, who disputed that ? I stated that the sorry plot of A:CM shouldn’t be considered canon on the whim of a few hack writers and FOX execs. Merely suggested a cheaper, safer option, and AvP didn’t try to arse up 20 years of history.

    But then, you’ve been hyping this for ages, and it’s difficult to defend an indefensible position.

    @74

    But it wasn’t Gearbox. ;) It was all Timegates fault !

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-12-aliens-colonial-marines-primary-development-outsourced-to-section-8-developer-timegate-studios-report

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Dave Cook

    @76 Excuse me? I’m not defending the game, It’s truly awful.

    How have *I* been hyping this for ages. Don’t talk bollocks mate.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. Dave Cook

    @68 At that event I played 20 minutes of the campaign. I couldn’t – in any right frame of mind – comment on the full package at that point.

    As it ended up, the full package was dreadful.

    I’m really confused as to why people think I’m defending the game. You DID read my review properly right? Go back and read it again if you didn’t.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. SplatteredHouse

    @72: Bull aliens aren’t new – http://www.toyarchive.com/Aliens/Toys/BullLoose1.html The toy line’s the only place you find them, though.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Dave Cook

    @79 Yep, I had one of those toys when I was a kid, and the Preying Mantis alien. very weird :P

    #80 2 years ago
  81. SplatteredHouse

    @76: Gearbox were ready to reap the praise, they’d better not try to duck the criticism! SEGA set them the task, promoted them as the makers – that GEARBOX sought to outsource responsibility is on them, while they concentrated on whatever of Borderlands they did.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. f1r3storm

    @66: Who says it was good?

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2013-02-12-aliens-colonial-marines-test

    4/10

    #82 2 years ago
  83. UKVampire

    Scored it an 8/10 myself

    http://allthingsxbox.com/2013/02/review-aliens-colonial-marines/

    #83 2 years ago
  84. ATXB

    All Things Xbox review, 8/10. http://allthingsxbox.com/2013/02/review-aliens-colonial-marines/

    #84 2 years ago
  85. SplatteredHouse

    @80: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alien_morphs_in_the_Alien_franchise#Alien_morphs_in_the_toy_line …have you even seen a Snake Alien? It must be like a chestburster that survives the process, not evolving but continuing to grow. There was a nice independent toy shop down the road that sold the line. They were quality products, even if an amount of the featured characters had fleeting relation to the film, and was just to sell more toys. They were up there with the Jurassic Park series (same company, I think, too)

    #85 2 years ago
  86. Digital Bamboo

    First Dead Space 3 undershoots its mark, now Aliens: CM bombs…my hopes for 2013 sci-fi are being dashed all over the tarmac.
    Here’s hoping Remember Me and (gulp) Star Trek fare better.

    #86 2 years ago
  87. Christopher Jack

    Gearbox, please don’t pick up any more dead projects, focus on your own, Borderlands is great!

    #87 2 years ago
  88. fightclubdoll

    EGM gave it a 9.0/10

    http://www.egmnow.com/articles/reviews/egm-review-aliens-colonial-marines/

    One of few glowing reviews for it.

    #88 2 years ago
  89. oldschoolsoviet

    @77/78

    Oh calm down, dearie.

    It was the original article I linked to, full of praise and positives. One of the few previews that I’d read that didn’t offer any hint of criticism or caution.

    A lot of other sites saw this for the dog’s dinner they knew it’d be, as did many folk based on the “Borderlands funded by A:CM/SEGA cash” rumour that floated about for years, in combination with the development hell you seemed to be ignorant of.

    But hey, shout at me all you want, mate (really ?), and fire off news stories from my links.
    I don’t mind.

    #89 2 years ago
  90. Dave Cook

    @89

    Nothing in that hands-on session sparked caution in my mind. It was a carefully selected cross-section of the campaign and multiplayer geared to make the game feel brilliant.

    I’m not shouting at you, just calmly, merely stating that I was not intentionally hyping the game up. My review shows that I’m not happy with the end result. Is a person not allowed to change their opinion on a game?

    If a game feels shit, I’ll say it is.

    Surely you must understand why I have to make this clear, right?

    Yes ‘mate’. I try to get along with everyone here, but clearly you’re not interested. Fair enough.

    #90 2 years ago
  91. Karooo

    http://gamingbolt.com/aliens-colonial-marines-review – 8.5

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2013/feb/12/alien-colonial-marines-game-review – 8.0

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolpinchefsky/2013/02/12/review-aliens-colonial-marines/ – 8.0

    #91 2 years ago
  92. manamana

    ^ I love the guardian review :-)

    Game seems so clunky and broken and yet it has this charm of delivering a good Aliens-fanservice experience….

    #92 2 years ago
  93. Eregol

    So, OPM gives 6/10, yet the same people made it their game of the week in PS Access?
    Video minutes bought by Gearbox methinks?

    #93 2 years ago
  94. Toby Lee - Eurogamer.se

    Eurogamer Sweden:

    http://www.eurogamer.se/articles/2013-02-12-recension-aliens-colonial-marines

    4/10

    #94 2 years ago
  95. Dave Cook

    Just read the EGM review.

    Jesus fucking christ…

    #95 2 years ago
  96. bitsnark

    @95

    Me too Dave.

    “THE GOOD: A modern Alien game that does much more than avoid being total crap.” Oh EGM you loose cannons you!

    ;)

    #96 2 years ago
  97. SplatteredHouse

    @95: He’s just pulled the trigger, and probably cost his site into the bargain. What complete patchwork.

    #97 2 years ago
  98. whoisdo

    StickSkills.com – 1.5/5

    http://stickskills.com/review/aliens-colonial-marines-single-player-review/

    #98 2 years ago
  99. AvatarIII

    @72 “The Nuked facility is mysteriously radiation- and damage-free?”

    Sot sure what movie you watched, but they never “nuked it from orbit” they let the atmospheric processor blow, which was good enough, but you don’t know if the explosion was nuclear or anything, also the processor was not right next to Hadley’s Hope, it was quite some distance away.

    #99 2 years ago
  100. CPC_RedDawn

    Gametrailers gave it a 5.9

    I actually think they spent more time photoshopping the screen shots than making the game better.

    This is just a complete and utter waste. I am a massive Alien franchise fan, I love ALL the movies, yes even 3 and 4 but I hate the V Predator ones they suck ass. I am shocked that Fox let these people have the rights to the movie lore.

    #100 2 years ago
  101. TFPtMaster

    @95 Dave the first comment on that review says everything

    #101 2 years ago
  102. Hydrophobia

    13/20 on PlayerOne.Tv

    -> http://playerone.tv/tests-jeux-video/560/360/test-de-aliens-colonial-marines.html (French)

    #102 2 years ago
  103. SplatteredHouse

    on the GT review. I am watching that, and the footage used to highlight the gameplay just looks really stilted, and the level design does not seem reminiscent of Aliens claustrophobic tunnels and backdrops – it reminds me more of a half-life mod or something. :(
    http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/oz9pto/aliens–colonial-marines-review

    #103 2 years ago
  104. ManuOtaku

    I will get it for the WiiU, i hope i will end up liking the game at the end, and i do also hope is like alpha protocol, bad reviews but such a good game overall, sometimes i dont trust reviews that much, i will find out for myself if they are right or not.

    #104 2 years ago
  105. orakaa

    @104: Given how even “good” developers struggled with WiiU ports (it’s normal as the console is still “new” to them), and how bad A:CM seems to be on the technical side, I fear the WiiU might be the worst version of the lot, technically speaking (they even pushed the release date on it, probably not for polish, but rather because they might have even bigger struggles with it).

    This really sucks, as all alien fans had high expectations on this. I’ll probably take it once it’s gone under 20€

    #105 2 years ago
  106. manamana

    @104 remember what they said about earth Defense Force 2017? Yeah, I still popp it in from time to time just to have fun and fun it is! Do it! :-)

    #106 2 years ago
  107. DSB

    I like how that 9/10 review is done by a guy called Brandon Justice :D

    #107 2 years ago
  108. SplatteredHouse

    2/5 Adam Sessler (Revision3Games)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv5bt2h1M-E&list=UUQXR8pItAoKDAJSbphFxbrg&index=1

    #108 2 years ago
  109. azmza

    Really like the game, the interaction with the enemy good, the weapons looks great, the environment in the game nice except the details not that much, still has bugs need to fix it, my score for ACM 8/10.

    #109 2 years ago
  110. SplatteredHouse

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/02/aliens-colonial-marines-review-xenophobia/ verdict: Skip it

    #110 2 years ago
  111. salarta

    I’m not too surprised by this now that I see it was published by Sega.

    Sega had a brief period where they were actually publishing or involved in the making of GOOD games that people wanted: Valkyria Chronicles, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Bayonetta, Vanquish. It was going slow, but they were on the path to rebuilding interest and faith in their offerings. But then they suddenly decided to do things like pass on the chance to publish Bayonetta 2, or make Valkyria Chronicles 2 into a generic mish-mash of anime styles and cliches followed by refusing to release Valkyria Chronicles 3, which appeared to get back in the right direction, outside Japan at all.

    Sega’s nowhere near the level of awfulness that Squeenix, Capcom and Konami (aside from Kojima Productions) share, but that’s only because the only old IP they have that they’re taking the time to screw up is Sonic, and that whole franchise is best described as FUBAR at this point. Sega’s more or less dead as a viable video game company unless they get back on the path they decided to walk away from a few years back, since unlike the three I mentioned, the only blind fanboys they have willing to buy any awful crap they make are Sonic ones.

    #111 2 years ago
  112. makta112

    http://www.geimaku.com/14/02/2013/aliens-colonial-marines-review/

    2/10

    #112 2 years ago

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

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  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

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  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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  • This is what Destiny players most want next

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