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Aliens: Fireteam Elite VG247 co-op video - plus the definitive Alien video game ratings

In space, no one can see you replay the whole level and pretend that you're playing it for the first time so as to appear better at games than you really are.

That video you see above is me, Dorrani, and Sherif playing through the opening level of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, the upcoming three-player co-op shooter with Left 4 Dead vibes.

It's from newcomers Cold Iron Studios, which might cause a stir of worry to rumble in your chest like a bad case of chestbursteritis, but our first impressions are pretty good overall. We had a great time blasting xenomorphs, which bodes well for the full game.

It's fair to say that we had reason to be somewhat apprehensive about Fireteam Elite, as the franchise hasn't always been good to us.

The Definitive Ratings of all key Alien Games

Video games based on the Alien franchise have been a rollercoaster of emotions over the years.

  • Alien 3 on Mega Drive: good
  • Alien 3 on SNES: average
  • Alien 3 - The Gun (arcade): an arcade classic
  • Alien Trilogy: good
  • AVP on PC: superb
  • Aliens vs. Predator (2010): decent, actually
  • Aliens: Infestation: so good
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines: abysmal
  • Alien: Isolation: the GOAT

That's a definitive rating of all the main Alien games. It can't be argued with as it is in fact objectively and subjectively 100% accurate. End of.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is set to launch on August 24 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (Steam), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. For more games coming this year and beyond, check out out video game release dates page.

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