|Release||Feb 12, 2013|
|Genres||Action, First-Person Shooter, Survival Horror|
2 players, console only
Includes 9 items: Aliens: Colonial Marines - Bug Hunt DLC, Aliens: Colonial Marines - Movie Map Pack, Aliens: Colonial Marines - Reconnaissance Pack, Aliens: Colonial Marines Collection, Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition Pack, Aliens: Colonial Marines Limited Edition Pack, Aliens: Colonial Marines Sawed-off Double Barrel Shotgun, Aliens: Colonial Marines SHARP Sticks, Aliens: Colonial Marines: Stasis Interrupted
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The Alien movie series is well known for its particular tension. The humans are the prey. They run and hide from monsters that are quicker, deadlier, and maybe even a little more cunning. Colonial Marines had a long development cycle and spent a lot of time trumpeting itself as a true successor to the Aliens movie. This generated some high expectations. Namely, that ACM would make you feel like you were a marine in an Alien movie. It didn't do that.
In Aliens: Colonial Marines, the monsters are not quick or deadly. They are as dumb as bricks and distinctly less than lethal opponents. This is a linear zombie shooter with monsters slower, stupider and far less dangerous than the zombies in Left 4 Dead. There are also far fewer noisy switches to mash. If you are looking for a game like L4D but significantly easier to carry some of your fattest, least coordinated, and chubby friends through, then this is a purchase to consider. Keep in mind the campaign only lasts 5 hours before you buy.
As an easy low-budget zombie shooter this game delivers. Unfortunately, it's billed as a high-budget Aliens sequel.