Aliens: Colonial Marines

Genre(s): Shooter
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UK Publisher: Sega
US Publisher: Sega
Developer: Gearbox Software
Age Rating: ESRB Mature | PEGI 18

Authenticity will only get you so far, and despite boasting Aliens' iconic pulse rifle and motion tracker noises, Aliens: Colonial Marines was about as welcome as a face-hugger when its millennia-long development cycle finally came to an end. Comparisons to the initial gameplay demo are stark, with the eventual game disappointing on a visual level in addition to, well, just about everything else.

Gearbox's game is certainly a fully featured first-person shooter, boasting co-op as well as a raft of Xeno-on-Marine multiplayer modes, so there's plenty to chew on here - even if, while chewing, you may be inclined to nuke the game from orbit.

However, it's not all doom and gloom. Various community-made mods have already begun to spring up, suggesting that we may eventually get the epic Aliens sequel we were initially promised.

Verdict
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48

A middling shooter with a wildly inconsistent tone. Decent multiplayer is hindered by questionable longevity.

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System Requirements

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OS: Operating System: Windows XP SP3