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PC Reviews: Aliens Vs Predator 2


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The Final Say!


Aliens Vs Predator 2 - reviewed by Tory F
Review Date: 25 February 2002
Review Score: 8.75/10 
Distributor: Vivendi Universal

"Ripley... Where the hell are you Ripley?"

Reviewing this title as one comprehensive package is somewhat of an unfair task for both the reviewer and the game. Lurking underneath the beautifully embossed packaging lurks not one but three, that's right, three full single player games which are totally playable as separate entities.

Following the success of the original Aliens Vs. Predator game, Monolith's Lithtech engine has been pulled out of the cobwebs and really put to work. Chances are if you don't know about the Lithtech engine, then you would have least played on it once having been the force behind such stellar titles as Shogo and Blood 2.

This title was an absolute pleasure to play, due to the most part of the sheer amount of detail in the single player missions and the amount of suspense involved getting the blood pumping.

Take the Alien single player for example. It would be assumed that you would just start as an Alien and get around biting and scratching. Most people would be happy with that. Well imagine having to fully develop into a adult drone first. You start literally from the start of the Alien's lifecycle and have to find your first victim to incubate from as a chestburster. From that point you need to find food and avoid detection to grow.

The Marine and Predator are a lot more straightforward in their approach, however the Predator's H.U.D (heads up display) is very complex and very true to the images represented in the movies. 

The music accompanying the title is riveting and truly makes you feel part of the action. Gunfire and other weaponry is accurately modelled by both look and sound to compliment the movies. When playing the title you will be very impressed by how much voicework is in the game, being able to overhear large amounts of conversation that you will have fun eavesdropping on, once again showing what quality this game is.

There is nothing really to fault on the title other than the very slightly dated appearance of the Lithtech engine. This is a minor point however and absolutely does not detract to how much fun you will have with the title.

Aliens Vs Predator 2 is 3 top notch games in one and if you are wondering how best to spend your 80 or 90 dollars, this is a good place to start for sheer longevity in both single player and truly amazing deathmatch mode.

Anyone who loves a good first person shooter would be hard pressed to ignore the quality of Aliens Vs Predator 2.

- Tory F


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