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Aliens: Colonial Marines: Was it really a bad game?

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MemberPraetorianJan-03-2014 11:04 AM

Did you like Aliens: Colonial Marines? It's not actually a bad game imo. Comment what you think about it.

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

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AdminPraetorianJan-03-2014 12:14 PM

I was so disappointed with the game, had been looking forward to it for a longtime. The staff did a review if you would like to read it. 

]Aliens: Colonial Marines - Scified's Retrospective Review



MemberOvomorphJan-04-2014 2:56 AM
I love the Alien franchise and waited 4 years for that game. I was so excited that I bought 3 copies of the game. 1 collector's edition that I will not open and 2 regular editions ( 1 for me and 1 for my wife so we could play it together). The story was good but the game was so bad that my wife refused to play it any more after about an hour. All of my friends that bought it had the same opinion good plot but horrible game. Well all but the one friend that has never seen Alien, Aliens or Alien 3, he did not understand the plot and just hated the game 100%. GuapoPogi


MemberOvomorphJan-05-2014 7:15 PM
If it was released as a $10 arcade game on Steam it would have been cool. But considering the amount of hype, time, and money that went into it was brutally underwhelming. The story was weak; the AI was weaker; and the lighting, atmosphere, and pacing was downright tragic. One more flop and the Alien franchise is dead on the consoles.


MemberOvomorphJan-06-2014 1:54 PM
It was definitely not as good as expected but I still thought it had a decent story and is worth playing. Just don't expect it to be amazing.

Sci-Fi King25

MemberPraetorianJan-08-2014 12:21 PM

I kind of liked it. (Well, I only did the 1st couple of levels, but we got stuck on level 2.) They did add too many new, unrealistic Xenos though.

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster


MemberOvomorphJan-22-2014 5:59 PM

Im a twin and my brother and I play it every once in a while, its a fun game to mess around on, I really liked the sound FX though.


MemberOvomorphApr-01-2014 8:48 AM

ACM was not completely horrible although it did have its fair share of problems.  I think that what made it seem alot worse than it was, was the fact that it was just so far and removed from what they showed in the Demo.  So you take a game that was buggy, unpolished, and kind of a mess, and then it is nothing like the demo, yeah it comes off as a huge mess. 

The singleplayer portion was dissappointing, and the coop was poorly implemented.  Multiplayer on the other hand was alot of fun, not nearly as buggy, and many people still play it today.  Bughunt was a great mode of play that the first DLC offered, alot of people loved it and wanted more.  Stasis Interrupted was the game redemption in the way of an addon singleplayer campaign.

ACM could have been better, much better that is for sure.  But it could have been much worse as well.  Wether it was good or bad is all in the eye of the beholder.  Here is an anniversary video with my thoughts on the subject.


I got to the chopa!

MemberOvomorphApr-20-2014 2:07 AM

So... After I read through the comments, it is safe to say that I better stay off this game. But since I am a huge AvP fan will it be better for me or should I stay clear from it?

PS: I love the rebooted AvP game... If that says something!


MemberFacehuggerJul-21-2014 6:36 PM

Yes it's better to stay away from this game. I was also a huge fan for the 2010 AVP game but felt the Predators ruined the multiplayer so I was very excited for the new Colonial marines. The game is extremely average to under average, when we were promised so much more.


And then there's twist at the end. Better off you not ever having the misfortune of seeing that


MemberOvomorphOct-11-2015 7:55 PM

5 reasons why Alien: CM was awful

  • Terrible new Xenomorphs
  • No real plot devlopment
  • Overuse of WY corperation
  • Awful Alien AI
  • Terrible atmosphere

5 reasons Aliens: CM was good

  • Difficult, but unique enemy soilder AI
  • (SPOILER ALERT!) Sad Scenes (EX: Xenomorph butsting from Bella's chest)
  • Showing how powerful the Queen Xenomorph is
  • Graphics
  • Multiplayer

Sci-Fi King25

MemberPraetorianOct-12-2015 12:58 PM

Ah, coming back on this topic. After some time, I now find A:CM very similar to the Aliens arcade game.

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster


MemberOvomorphDec-03-2015 10:20 AM

i think its a averge game the only reson i buy this game is becaues its aliens not alien but aliens its fun being a marine.  it was terrified when i saw the alien queen. its terrible but fun


MemberOvomorphJul-18-2017 6:39 PM

I enjoyed the hell out of this game..I still play it ..right along with the last AvP game on the 360



MemberOvomorphSep-29-2017 11:00 AM

I didn't think the game was that bad.  As long as you don't try to find glitches, the game isn't too bad.  the variety of weapons, aliens, and missions allowed for decent gameplay.  The only problem I see is because of the passage of time and the stigma the game has against it, the multiplayer, which for completionists is a requirement, is utterly useless.  If you don't enjoy the game that's your opinion your opinion, but if its for petty reasons like 1 or 2 glitches, then you have to learn to keep an open mind.

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