Packing classic Aliens weaponry ranging from pulse rifles to flamethrowers as well as brand-new equipment and skills all within a squad-based combat system, players will become an elite United States Colonial Marine. Featuring claustrophobic environments, a brooding soundtrack, and a multitude of surprises and shocks, players will battle against menacing alien hordes in strikingly detailed levels that include the stark interiors of the abandoned Sulaco and unique environments created specifically for the game. Aliens: Colonial Marines features a story driven single-player mode and an all-new four player co-op mode allowing players to share the chilling experience with three friends. In co-op mode, each player will assume the persona of a United States Colonial Marine and have a distinct role to play in the completion of every mission. Additionally, more multiplayer modes will be revealed later in the year that will complete the Aliens video game experience.
Heading into Aliens: Colonial Marines, I was sure of two things: the Alien film franchise is one of the best sci-fi classics and it has never had a proper video game tie-in. Plenty have tried to replicate the experience in the form of a video game, but they have failed countless times. For some reason, developers and publishers can't seem to get it right. Having now played Aliens: Colonial Marines, I still remain sure of those two things, though I'll admit that Gearbox has had one of the better attempts. Upon firing the game up, I immediately felt that the guys at Gearbox really care about the Alien franchise. From the overall presentation to the lighting and music, Aliens: Colonial Marines offers that authentic Alien experience. These guys are fans, and they have no... Read Review