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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.
Release Date: 11 Feb 2013
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About the 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)
Helpful customer reviews
98 of 153 people (64%) found this review helpful
341 products in account
32 reviews
27.1 hrs on record
Gonna go the opposite of a lot of reviews here and give a thumbs up to ACM. That being said I did purchase this during holiday sale off Amazon for $1.99 and several months have passed since relase date. Gearbox has patched the game up to eliminate and improve some issues. I can understand people that pre ordered and spent $60 on this game, I would def be ♥♥♥♥ed and upset as it is nowhere near worth that money, but for 2 bucks it surely is.

Being a fan of the Alien franchise and growing up in the late 70's/early 80's I can appreciate the tone of this game and the sense of art style seems to be a throwback to that era. Graphics are terrible by todays standards and what we should be getting, however I thought the Alien models looked really well done and were true to Alien lore. The sound was failry bad to, mostly the dreadful voice work, the ambient sound and alien hisses were good though. Gameplay is really straight forward to the tune of run n gun, with a checkpoint save system.

I have certainly played a lot more trash garbage games than ACM and in my opinion should not be labeled as such, just a game that was falsely advertised and was way below potential on a galactic level - BUT if you can pick it up cheap its worth a run through, which I thought was fun and ok.
Posted: 1 January 2014
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68 of 108 people (63%) found this review helpful
338 products in account
3 reviews
20.0 hrs on record
A long awaited game in which you shouldn't expect too much.
The graphics engine is really outdated. The Aliens are really buggy (no pun intended) most of the time. And you spend most of your gameplay killing humans or androids. The story is twisted and really bad and should not even be remotely related to the original.

~About the Season pass~

Still containing tons of bugs, graphical flaws, and also destroying the storyline even further. The aliens and humans are glithy to no end and the game still looks horrible.
Conclusion: Is it worth the money? Absolutely NO! But if you want to laugh at something so horribly excecuted and written. Play it on “Ultimate Badass” diffuculty with a friend and you will have many laughs! Even tho it's like playing on easy.
Posted: 30 November 2013
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140 of 241 people (58%) found this review helpful
538 products in account
28 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
I can't help but feel sad about Alien fans, who paid the full retail price to play this title. I paid $5 and I feel like that was a waste of money, as I didn't even have the desire to finish it. Delete Local Content.... Done. Now I feel better.
Posted: 4 November 2013
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29 of 43 people (67%) found this review helpful
389 products in account
2 reviews
8.9 hrs on record
The most rewarding part of this game is that sometimes the Xenos use Marine animations and take cover. It's hilarious.
Posted: 13 February 2014
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35 of 56 people (63%) found this review helpful
415 products in account
14 reviews
15.6 hrs on record
I've waited for this game since it was first anounced back in I believe 2006, i've seen all the movies, both the theatre versions as the directors cuts like a hundred times and played almost every alien game; Alien Trilogy, the old AVP, AVP 2 and the new AVP and I've played some Alien Ressurection but i couldn't complete it because of some bug.

So did i like the game? Kinda. It has some good aspects to it. I really liked the map design of the maps that takes place on LV-426, the maps that take place on the sulaco have some great parts but aren't really that statisfying, they've added a cool new alien called the Spitter, the other new aliens are sh!t (i'm kinda hard to statisfy when it comes to new alien designs) and the weapons are cool, the all of the traditional weapons are there including some new ones that actually aren't that bad, and the weapons used in the movie Aliens can be found as collectibles and I love them all except for Hudsons Pulse Rifle witch is a burst rifle for some reason but the weapon itself looks great. and the Pulse rifle finally sounds like a Pulse rifle, it might not sound like a big deal but to me it actually is. the graphics aren't that great but I don't really mind, I play games not graphics.

Besides all the things i just mentioned there isn't much to write home about. the AI can be really ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, especialy the AI of the weyland yutani mercenairies, and thats another thing, there are way too many weyland yutani mercenairies. I know fighting other people isn't new to an Alien game, Alien Trilogy and Alien Ressurection had some human enemies in it and AVP 2 also had a level where you had to fight humans, but why so many. there are a few boss battles witch are really, really bad, the ending is terrible. and there's the story, witch has been approved by Fox (probably by some f*cker who couldn't see past the dollar signs in his eye), it's just terrible.

So what about coöp and multiplayer,
i've heared a lot of people say games are much better when you can play them with your friends, but I liked A:CM more when I played on my own, multiplayer actually was really great, i really enjoyed playing multiplayer but unfortunately it took less than a month before the multiplayer was dead.

unfortunatly the game wasn't quite what i expected, I kinda enjoyed playing through the campain once but once that is over there isn't really any fun in it, and the multiplayer was great but now it's dead, therefor I give Aliens: Colonial marines a 4,5/10
Posted: 26 November 2013
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