Aliens: Colonial Marines gets 4GB PC update with improved textures

Monday, 18th March 2013 22:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gearbox Software has released a whopping patch for the PC Version of Aliens: Colonial Marines, adding a visual upgrade among other fixes.

The update bundles together a number of changes from a recent console patch, as well as a bunch which will make their way to consoles later on.

On the PC-specific side, keep an eye out for “improved texture resolution” and “various visual improvements” as well as a mouse smoothing option.

The update is rolling out now on Steam, but Gearbox notes that at 4GB, not every user is going to want it right now; you may wish to disable auto-updates for the moment.

Full patch notes are available on the Gearbox forums.

Aliens: Colonial marines released in February and took a critical savaging, particularly with regards to its bugs and visuals, so you may want to revisit it after this latest hefty update.



  1. Takeshi

    So it might actually be playable at some point. Will be interesting to hear what people have to say about it now.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Still not touching it until it hits a blow out steam sale for 3.75

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    Hmm dunno OG, 3.75… thats a bit steep, may wait for 3.32 myself.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    great what about the console owners then?… you gonna release a new retail disc?.. a update is waste it dont fix what is on the disc.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight


    Read an article before posting. I know bizarre concept.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    @5, he doesn’t care, his crusade is against patches in general.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Clupula

    @6 – Apparently, he doesn’t have the ability to use the internet…which makes his posting here somewhat miraculous.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Digital Bamboo

    A polished turd…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. silverstorm

    … is still a turd. Indeed.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Francis O

    This game sucks, damn FPS… the most played out boring genre in gaming.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. xxJPRACERxx

    @10 Not for me! (and many others)

    #11 2 years ago

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