Aliens: Fireteam Elite the co-op shooter from Cold Iron, launches very soon. But can the game break the curse that's afflicted so many Alien games since the original movie launched back in 1979 and actually be, y'know, good?
So far, scores are coming in mixed – some outlets think the game is an OK shooter, but that it doesn't make the most of the IP (and that's not an uncommon criticism of games in the franchise, either).
On the upside, at least, PS4 players will be able to play with PS5 friends, and Xbox users will be able to enjoy the game between generations, too – just don't expect to be able to play with your PC mates or those on rival console platforms if you're eager to team up and shoot Xenomorphs.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite offers four story-driven campaigns that you can play through, and gives you customizable Colonial Marines to deploy against the Xenomorph threat. But – as you can see from the mostly middling scores below – that doesn't appear to be enough to impress the critics around the world.
Check out our 3-player co-op gameplay video for Aliens: Fireteam Elite below, read our definitive list of all the Alien games at the link, and check out the review scores below.
- Eurogamer – Aliens: Fireteam Elite is exactly what it says on the tin. Stuffed with guns, gadgets, and plentiful alien goo, it's a frenetic cooperative firefight against some of sci-fi's most iconic monsters in an all-new tale that takes us beyond the original trilogy
- IGN – 7/10
- PC Gamer – 73/100
- GamesRadar – 7/10
- NME – 4/5
- ArsTechnica – Aliens fans with friends should buy, as should anyone hungry for a more focused take on online co-op combat (read: less sprawling than The Division). Solo, offline players should tread extremely cautiously. Destiny and Borderlands fans may be unmoved.
- Destructoid – 5.5/10
- Tom's Guide – 3/5