You & your friends are the deadliest killers in the galaxy – the US Colonial Marines. It’s up to you to not just survive, but wipe out the Xeno infestation.
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Mixed (104 reviews) - 54% of the 104 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (5,930 reviews) - 54% of the 5,930 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 11 Feb, 2013

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About This Game

You and your friends are the deadliest killers in the galaxy. Another glorious day in the Corps.

Buckle up, soldier! Welcome to Aliens™: Colonial Marines. Created by Gearbox, the critically acclaimed and fan-favourite developers of Borderlands and Brothers In Arms, you and your friends will become the most badass military outfit in the galaxy – the US Colonial Marines. It’s up to you to not just survive, but wipe out the Xeno infestation.

Key Features:

Enlist in the Marine Corps.

Bringing you a true sequel to the classic Aliens film, get tooled up with 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.

Drop-in/Drop-out co-operative 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.

Loadouts and upgrades.

Create your perfect killing machine. An extensive upgrade system allows players to customise their characters to play the way they want. Earn experience to get perks, new weapons and new looks for your squad.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Operating System: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 20GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: : 2.3 GHz Intel Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 20GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements: Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)
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Mixed (104 reviews)
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Tadush
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 July
good game.
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B18
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 July
กว่าจะเข้าเล่นได้ก็ยุ่งยาก
พอเข้าเล่นได้แล้วจะเลิกเล่น เกมส์ก็รันเองอัตโนมัติอีก.....
ห่วยแตก ;(
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JackBurtonLsg
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 July
Don't buy it until its on sale and even then, don't buy it unless you are willing to download and install TemplarGFX's ACM overhaul mod for this game. While the mod doesn't fix everything, it fixes a ton of problems with the original release. After I installed the mod, I actually found myself enjoying this game more than the other Alien games I own. I looks and plays great with the mod and while ACM can never be completely fixed, its SO much better than it was.

Like any mod it can make the game crash or make the game unstable but its ultimately worth it if you want to play the best version of ACM. Highly recommended when used with the TemplarGFX Mod.
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ThatsMax
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 July
As soon as speculation started to fly about A:CM the expectations were of course, very high indeed. Despite what seems public opinion, I gave this game a chance around release date and it is not at all as bad as people have made it out to be. Is the A.I at times poor? Yes, but if you're an avid Aliens fan like I am, you find yourself pushing past the small issues to satisfy that urge to find closure from Aliens The Movie.

It does a great job of placing you firmly in the hefty boots of a Colonial Marine and even using items like the Pulse Rifle and the Motion Tracker really immerse you into the role. Visiting old haunts like The Sulaco has you smiling and reliving the moments you loved most from the films, even with a few (SPOILER WARNING) cameos from the original characters.

My final thoughts are give this game a chance, but only purchase if it happens to be in a Steam Sale deal. The issues can be persistent and at times frustrating. But the game doesn't lose much in terms of the 'fun-factor'. I would recommend strongly if you're an Aliens fan, but proceed with caution. :D
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JB187
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 July
I got this game on sale for $3. This game along with the latest templar gfx mod is actually really awesome. Me being a massive alien fan i'm really enjoying this game with the mod (as you can tell from my total hours played XD!). With the templar gfx mod this game is worth playing at least once if you're an alien fan or looking for something different to alien isolation that puts you in the shoes of a badass colonial marine. Pick it up on sale :)!

If anyone would like to play co-op shoot me a mesage :)!
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SUCKBREADKID
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 22 July
As A Fan Of The Alien Movies I can Safely Say This Is Isn't the worst thing to come out of the franchise. IM LOOKING AT YOU ALIEN RESSURECTION. That and they fixed alot of the games launch probles not perfect but now its average
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Þolveremorta
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 22 July
The horror of being a Colonial Marine is real thanks to SEGA, above the criticism, Aliens Colonial Marines delivers a(n) (almost) solid experience. If you really want to find cons in this game then you'll likely find them and if you're a fps gamer then you'll probably find this game not-so-advanced in terms of gameplay, but the lover of the genre, the old school fps-type player and in a closer way the hardcore lover of the Alien franchise, cannot ultimately find this game uninteresting and will eventually give it a playthrough sooner or later. That's because Aliens Colonial Marines is a game that keeps intact the core atmosphere of Aliens, and given that you're able to close an eye at the occasional glitch and that you're not demanding too much in terms of intricate or extremely godmode fps mechanics, then you'll like this game. Afterall, you're the average Marine on your (not so) daily routine-job, trained to kill, that's true, but still partially green against a menance that's not human in form and mind. You will embark a semi-space oddissey revealing your true nature as a survivor, demonstrating that you're not that average afterall, but an extremely capable soldier if not a hero, should we consider the ethics. All in all, the story is good for a spin-off, if not for some forced innests and twists inside the canon that maybe were a bit hazardous. This game is deadly both in the reconstruction of all the stuff that we've seen in the movie, and in the idealization of new ideas and concepts about the setting. Elements and details such as weaponry and sounds are 100% loyal to Cameron's creature, and the same goes for the whole visuals, paying their tribute to H.R Giger and other artists.

Pros:

- Stays true to the movie
- Old school adrenaline formula
- Good atmosphere, tasteful setting, concrete believable sci-fi look

Cons:

- Sometimes it's glitchy
- Not so appealing to non Alien(s) fans

Personal comment:

This game managed to realize one of my childhood dreams: to be a Colonial Marine (trapped) on LW-426 fighting hordes of aliens.
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mike_el_cucui
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 July
I don't know what people are complaining about, I like this games. I like how much detail they put into the background in the Hadley's hope area. The little easter eggs and the xenos themselves are awesome. However I've got a technical problem I can't figure out. The game continues to relaunch after I exit it. If anyone could help me with that I would appreciate it.
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spLagger
( 42.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 July
It's obviously not a Triple A title as it was meant to be, however with reduced pricing it's not bad, especially if you get a group of friends to play.

BUT! This is pretty important, get the overhual mod by templargfx. That fixed a lot of bugs in the game and made it a lot better to look at. Also recomend turning up the speed of the aliens.
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Gains
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 July
With the TemplarGFX mod, this game is actually a decent single-player experience. Without it, it's garbage. Don't bother buying this unless you intend to use the mod or your PC can't handle it.

Again, THIS GAME IS ONLY GOOD WITH THE TEMPLARGFX MOD. It is not worth its asking price as a vanilla product.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
67 of 72 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: 29 June
I bought this on the 360 when it came out, and it was an unplayable mess.

I bought it on steam when I saw how much Gearbox upgraded on the PC that would never make it to a console. I got it on sale, so I didn't feel like I was getting cheated too badly, having to buy it twice. After the initial patches, it was a playable mess.

Then the support dried up. The servers began to wither and die. Gearbox forgot about the game. Sega went on to release the admittedly and infinitely superior Alien: Isolation and forgot all about this little space shooter. So did I, for a time. I let it fall to the wayside, despite modders over on ModDB like Cilitbang, who managed to remove mercs from the Bug Hunt DLC. I just sort of...stopped playing. I moved on.

But TemplarGFX didn't.

Version 4.5 of his mod is a light in the darkness. It is a revelation. The game went from horrendous, poorly rendered crap to a beautiful landscape and smooth textures. The AI went from being the dumbest creatures to ever exist to ACTUALLY hunting you. You know, like a xenomorph would. The gameplay tweaks, the balancing, the improved difficulty, the visuals, everything about this game once you have installed the TemplarGFX 4.5 mod and Cilitbang's Bug Hunt (No Mercs/No Dino Heads/Welding Enabled) mod is what the game SHOULD have been at launch. A little sad that it's taken us four years to get here, but here we are. Finally.

If it is on sale, snag this one. Hop over to moddb (dot) com and look for the TemplarGFX mod. Look for the Cilitbang Bug Hunt Mod. Install them. Tweak your .ini. Blow ♥♥♥♥ up.

If you are feeling really frisky, download Cilitbang's ReShade profile for Templar GFX and your screen gets transformed into the helmet cam just like in the film.

3/10 Console version
5/10 without mods
8.5/10 with mods.
9/10 with mods and friends that actually play Bug Hunt.
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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: 3 July
In a space no one can hear you scream for a refund...
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: 29 June
I recommend playing this game with TemplarGFX's overhaul mod + the 4.5 mini update, got very nice, clean visuals and improved AI for squadmates and enemies. I totally recommend it with the mod.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: 3 July
It took a lot of convincing to even consider this, even with the greatly reduced Summer Sale price, but using TemplarGFX's overhaul mod coupled with the Bug Hunt DLC (much like Zombies from Blops) with mods for welding doors etc. makes it fun and playable. I haven't played it without the mod, but it's decent enough with it. I would only recommend it with a) the mod(s) b) reduced price c) friends to play it with. It's just about worth it with these factored in.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: 7 July
I got to play just about an hour and got absolutely fed up. If you're an alien fan, like I am, this game is not for you. The Alien Colonial Marines makes Serious Sam a story rich ultimate emotional experience with unexpected plot twists and great game mechanics. So disappointed.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: 2 July
Aliens: Colonial Marines is a mediocre game overall, but a must buy for aliens fans.

Multiplayer, however, can be a lot of fun, especially with friends.

It has many different unlockable skins and weapons/abilities for the marines/aliens.

I recommend buying on sale and ONLY if you are a big fan of the Alien franchise.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: 9 July
It's a shooter in the Alien universe. No more, no less. If you loved the visuals, setting and scores from Alien: Isolation, but wished you could have fought back against the xenomorph, you're probably going to have some fun with this. That is, if you nab it on sale. (I got it for $3 and change during Summer Sale.)

I was expecting much, much worse based on all the bad things I've heard about Aliens: Colonial Marines, and I'm sure people who dropped $59.99 on it at release were especially annoyed. Whatever problems existed at launch, the game has clearly been patched and cleaned up, and I have not encountered any significant bugs. Mostly, it's been an adequate shooter with Alien trappings, and it's mindless fun.

That said, this game is really a lesson that gamers shouldn't pre-order or buy games sight unseen. You'd think people would learn by now, but nope...they keep throwing money at devs, oftentimes before the games in question even exist, and publishers will gladly release a broken, disappointing game if people are giving them cash anyway.

If you find this game on a deep discount during one of the Steam sales, and you're an Alien fan, go for it. Otherwise, take a pass.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: 9 July
By now everyone knows the fiasco that was the launch of this game. Three years, a lot of patches and overhauling mods later, the game feels a lot more enjoyable, and as an Aliens fan, I felt that i should recommend this one. That being said, i acknwoledge every single flaw of A:CM, from the false advertising thing to dated graphics on launch and average gunplay except for the Pulse Rifle, Smartgun and Shotgun. But still, i had fun while it lasted. The soundtrack is good (in fact, the sound department is where this game shines), there's a lot of references to the movie to be found in the scenarios and while i do think that Biehn's voice acting was sounding a little bored, Lance Henriksen's lines were awesome. Regarding DLCs, Bug Hunt is a fun invasion mode that is playable both solo and online, and if you still want more of single player action, there's always Stasis Interrupted campaign, that helps to tie some loose ends of the convulted storyline. There's a bunch of weapons and skins to be purchased, but since multiplayer is essentially dead, they might become redundant. DLC weapons can still be used on single player though.

In the end, it's an average game. Not as bad as everyone says, and still may please some Aliens fans.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: 8 July
Pros: the sounds are ripped from the movies, not all of the shooting is terrible.

Cons: most of the shooting is terrible, literally everything else.

This game is a complete mess and not worth anyone's time unless you're a hardcore Alien fan and can stomach really C-list first person shooters. The story is beyond nonsense, the voice acting is terrible, the combat and AI are laughable, and the graphics were outdated at launch. It's a shame.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: 5 July
When this game grows up it wants to be Alien Isolation, or possibly Tetris. It's a pretty confused game.

To be honest the game play is distinctly average. Not in an acceptable way which means you should take a risk buying it, but in a "oh you bought it already, don't cry....I'm sure you'll enjoy parts of it" kind of way. If they made the uninstaller into a mini game I'd have been left with more of a fuzzy feeling about it. This game is a classic example of a game which uses existing IP to sell a broken dream - it uses the Aliens name but by god it sullies it.

I've played a lot of games over the years but this is the only one so far to give me motion sickness. Yay, Colonial Marines...not so much throw your hands up in the air as throw your lunch up.

Update: I hear the game can be significantly improved with mods, although I haven't tried them because of the motion sickness and I also now have Alien Isolation which is as close to being in the film Aliens as is possible in a game.
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