Game details

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
Autumn 2012
Release Date (UK):
Autumn 2012
Online Players:
Gearbox Software
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
316 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
255 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.

About Aliens: Colonial Marines

In Aliens: Colonial Marines, players are part of a United States Colonial Marine squad and must prepare to face an Aliens assault more intense and horrific than ever before. Players must destroy the enemy with classic Aliens weaponry ranging from pulse rifles to flamethrowers as well as brand-new equipment. Aliens: Colonial Marines features a story driven single-player mode and a four player co-op mode allowing players to share the chilling experience with three friends. In co-op mode, each player assumes the persona of a United States Colonial Marine and have a distinct role to play in the completion of every mission.



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The biggest achievement in this title is that it works as a shooter, but the gameplay, plot, visuals, and audio don't do it any justice. The multiplayer lessens the experience even further by providing a simplistic experience that only deters players from playing more than one round. It's really hard to believe that Gearbox was even involved with this title at all.

We like

  • Aiming is surprisingly authentic
  • The way the Aliens look

We dislike

  • Glitches throughout
  • Graphically/audibly flawed
  • Cookie-cutter shooter that cut too much

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A franchise that requires an introduction must not be that great of a franchise, and the same can be said for a franchise that’s falling out of grace. Movie-based games almost never impress, but it’s hard to believe that a coupling between a prestigious developer like Gearbox Software and a franchise like Aliens cannot produce a title that shakes the industry. Actually, consider the industry shaken, but for none of...

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