Today I am sharing a review of one of my favourite games from my teen years. The game was recently on sale on steam, so I have been replaying it. This game is full of nostalgic feels for me I remember playing in on release day back in 2010. I am using cover images I have found through google I do not own any rights and am using the image purely for future review purposes (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).
Title: Alien vs Predator
Date released: 16 February 2010
Game Developer: Rebellion Developments
Gaming Platform: Steam
Genre: First-person shooter, Survival horror
Bringing the legendary war between two of science-fiction's most popular characters to FPS fans, AvP delivers three outstanding single player campaigns and provides untold hours of unique 3-way multiplayer gaming. Experience distinctly new and thrilling first person gameplay as you survive, hunt and prey in the deadly jungles and swamps surrounding the damned colony of Freya's Prospect.
From what I can remember each of the three campaigns have their strong points and low points. From what I remember even the marine campaign was pretty decent. Each of the three campaigns have their own intriguing story elements, some nice set pieces, and unique gameplay. The attention to detail is great, the level concepts are thought out, and the sense of momentum that characterize the finest shooters is all here. The controls are easy to learn and the way the game is set up, you are gradually introduced to new controls and functions as you acquire new weapons, tools and abilities.
One thing this game really does have going for it is the sound effects. For me personally I think the AvP have always had the best sound effects. Given every sound is recognizable from the Alien and Predator worlds comes through just as you remember them. The nostalgia of hearing the Predator switching between different vision modes to the Alien's unpleasant hissing sound.
Honestly, I am usually full team Predator (AvP) but in this game it is more fun playing the Alien. This is the first Alien vs Predator game that has made me question my loyalty to the Predators, I found the Alien storyline a smidge more fun during my replay. I don’t tend to play the marine in the AvP world I don’t like feeling like a little duck. But out of the two species I replayed I think that the Predator is the weakest of the two campaigns, maybe I had some nostalgic memories of the Predator being a badass and I didn’t feel like the badass I felt slightly ripped off as the Predator in the 2000 game felt more powerful during a replay.