Aliens vs. Marines mod recasts AVP into Crysis 2

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If a sound epitomized Rebellion's 1999 FPS classic Aliens vs. Predator, it's the terror-inducing ping (opens in new tab) of a motion tracker. Eyeballing your demise creeping closer upon a sensor screen occurred most often during the Marine campaign, and the same weighty pressure of panic from being hunted by something quite evolved into efficiently snuffing out life appears in Aliens vs. Marines (opens in new tab) , a recreation of AVP's Marine missions glittering with acid-droplet-like beauty on CryEngine 3.

Author oldschool.Dave's efforts so far look astounding: explosions deform around objects, injuries don't magically heal themselves, alien encounters won't be scripted, and quicksaving heads out the airlock. From the work-in-progress video, the mod perfectly captures the opening moments of a Marine barreling haphazardly down metallic corridors, shooting egg sacs, and flipping over chairs. And, of course, it's exquisitely atmospheric.

Planned as a Crysis 2 mod for now, Aliens vs. Marines might sprout into a standalone release in the future. And yes, it's exceptionally tough thinking up an egg-laying pun without tossing everyone's cookies, so I won't bother.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?