Aliens: Colonial Marines

Developer: Gearbox Software
International Publisher: SEGA
Official Website: English
Genres: First-Person / FPS / Shooter / Sci-Fi
Platforms: PC, X360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS
MultiPlayer: Co-Op (2), Internet (4)
Release Date: Spring of 2012
Russian Release: 2012
Our Score:

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines:

Best FPS (IgroMir 2011)

An FPS-game inspired by the classic Aliens (1986) movie, where you will be put against the deadliest killers in the galaxy, while spending another glorious day in the corps. Created by Gearbox, the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite developers of such games as Brothers In Arms (2005-2010) and Borderlands (2009), this first-person shooter is steeped in the eerie, claustrophobic and memorable terrifying atmosphere, which made the Aliens films successful worldwide. You and your friends will become the US Colonial Marines. It’s down to you to not just survive, but to wipe out the Xeno infestation as well.

The developers of Aliens: Colonial Marines have collaborated with a famous visual futurist, Syd Mead, and with the 20th Century Fox film production company, while discussing the look and feel of the newest Aliens. Besides enemy types diversity, here the challenges come in various forms letting you stick to your role in the squad and use a wide array of deadly weapons along with famous special gadgets. The game world is going to guide you through some well-known places from the movie and present many new areas.

Key Game Features:

  • Enlist in the Marine Corps. Bringing you a true sequel to James Cameron’s classic Aliens, get tooled up with all the classic Marine weapons including Pulse rifles, Motion trackers and Flamethrowers;
  • The most authentic Aliens experience ever. Using authentic environments inspired by the film series including Hadley’s Hope, the Sulaco and LV-426, you will be immersed in an eerie, atmospheric world where any moment could bring your death;
  • Loadouts and upgrades. Create your perfect killing machine – an extensive upgrade system in Aliens: Colonial Marines allows players to customize their characters to play the way they want. Earn experience to get perks, new weapons and new looks for your squad;
  • Drop-in & Drop-out Co-Op Gameplay. The masters of Co-op bring their expertise to the Aliens universe. Xenos getting too tough? Call up your buddies so they can drop in with extra firepower. The whole campaign can be played with a squad of up to four players, dropping in and out as necessary through self-contained missions within an over-arching narrative.
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The visceral action at the show of the «Best FPS» game of that Expo finished with a notable crescendo of applause. It did feel like the famous Aliens (1986) movie was getting a video game sequel. We asked Matt Powers from Sega of America everything about proper teamwork for a Marine's unit. More »
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