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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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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Dr Shekel
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 May
This game is fun with friends, but seriously worst game I have ever played. Wanted to kill myself every second of this game, it is almost like SEGA decided to **** down my throat and tear out my eyeballs.
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The Hound
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 May
Well, can kill teamates....
10/10
Would kill again.
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Thanatos
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 May
Best game ive ever played!!!!
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|NcA|=S-mart_Security
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 May
I think this is a decent game. (especially on sale) Not sure why it got such bad reviews. Storytelling is decent. Game works flawlessly. I'm personally not all that picky about A.I. etc., ... Glad I played it. Worth it for the story and tying the movies together. If you like Alien , buy it.
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AlphaRaptorTBC
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 May
S-SO SC-SCARY!
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Insomnia
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 May
The overhaul mod makes the game enjoyable. I received the game when amazon was basically paying people $5 to play the game lmao and it was terrible. The versions 4/4.5 update to the overhaul mod turns the game from a stinker to what should have been day 1.

http://aliensoverhaul.mattfiler.co.uk/
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Worthmore
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 May
Even with Templar GFXs extensive modding, this game is still horseplop and sohuld be avoided. I have no idea why I bought it.
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ComboSlicer
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 May
Horrible graphics couldn't stand this. Uninstall came very fast.
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Zen-Zinxe
( 27.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 20 May
Why. This could have been good, but no. The aliens have ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI, the WY soldiers are scarier than the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ aliens because they are twice the threat the aliens ever are.

Why do melee finisher attacks exist on aliens, it looks absolutely ridiculous, you can't manhandle a ♥♥♥♥ing xenomorph.

Why.

Why is everything so well lit? The only ambience that exists in this game is in the far away scenery. How the hell is trying to avoid getting humped by elderly aliens in the sewer the BEST part of this game?

Stop gearbox, stop making games. You got lucky with borderlands now go away.
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Zoogleplex
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 20 May
I thought this was a good game but I think it's just because I paid real money for it.

The truth is that it's pretty bad.
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SlacK CaT
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 20 May
Everyone that has seen the Aliens movies will like this game
Getting to be a colonial marine is too ♥♥♥♥ing cool....
The game has done a good job of making ALIENS come to life....
Scary, dark and never knowing when death may come is what this game is all about
Turn out the lights and play this game.
8.7 out of 10 stars

This game is what you have been waiting for since the movies released years ago....
"Stay Frosty"
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S7ubbs
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 19 May
One of the worst games I played. Great with a friend, but a bit too easy, I beat it on the hardest setting within 5-6 hours. The story is awful. The AI is awful

The build up for this game is something for the ages. I remember when I saw the E3 gameplay and was hype. luckly i never got the game until recently with a sale inculding all the alien games.

Don't buy this game unless there is a sale and you have friends to play it with.
If you're a fan of aliens then get A.I not this.
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Phobos
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 19 May
Do not bother. Get Alien Isolation instead!!!
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Ubryx
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 19 May
keep it 100 emoji
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shakabra
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 19 May
absolute WANK, no amount of mods will save this piece of trash, and no amount of years will allow me to forgive Gearbox for what they have done to this franchise. This game made a good game like Alien Isolation go under the radar because of the name association.
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DeCoY
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 19 May
I tried... I tried so god damn hard. But i cant. Its horrible.

The gameplay is shonky and all over the place.

The aliens arent scary and follow pre-determined paths.

The enemy marines are stick standard "hide behind crate and shoot" but their shots do way more than you would expect, getting killed in 2-3 hits.

Grenades are thrown at you with pinpoint accuracy and sometimes even if youre behind cover it wont matter.

Not worth any special discount
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[M9G] Oohlala
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 19 May
This Game is an absolute piece of ♥♥♥♥ and i wish i could get a steam credit for it, Do not buy it.
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HattedSandwich
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 18 May
Being a huge Alien fan I was suckered into preordering this game for the xbox 360 back in the day. Everything you have probably heard about this game's quality is true. The graphics are nowhere near as stunning as they were portrayed to be in the early tech demo and the promotional screenshots (although the huge post launch patch did improve them vastly). The Alien and human AI (both your partners and enemies) gargles galactic balls, as either group often gets hung up in door ways or on props. The shooting feels very underwhelming, as most weapons lack an appopriate oomph, and aside from the pulse rifle they all are very underpowered damage wise. There is absolutely no atmosphere or tension in this game, save for one borderline genius level around a quarter of the way in. It's sad to see that a game that just came out a few years ago was unable to conjure up the same exhilaration and tension that AvP2 was able to over a decade ago. If you shop online frequently and love Aliens/tolerate or like Predator, then I highly recommend Aliens Vs. Predator 2, the game not the terrible movie. That game has a brilliant intertwining campaign told from 3 different perspectives, as well as genuine terror and tension, combined with sharp gunplay and mechanics. Very little fluff either, which Colonial Marines packs in en masse. I would avoid this game unless steeply discounted, and even then you probably will be disappointed unless you download the recent overhaul mod a dedicated fan released. Better quality work in a free mod than this corporate produced turd.
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TheLordofAcorns
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 17 May
The single player ranks as one of the worst games i've ever played, but the multiplayer was fantastic. I put in more then 100 hrs on 360. but community is now dead. 5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: 4 May
I played this game after finishing Alien: Isolation... there is a gap the size of a planet between the quality of these two games.

...but Aliens: Colonial Marines is not a bad game. I surley can understand why Xenomorph-Enthusiasts and people who bought into the Hype hate it. The pictures from the Storepage are more or less fake, the Alien-AI is except from some rare scripted behaviour poor and the Story is nothing to write home about. It feels like a game published from a low or medium-tier developer or something scrappy, unattractive standing for ten years in your shelf.

But if you can ignore all this and get it for a dicount(75%) than it´s worth the ten hours the campaign may take. It´s a fun mediocre shooter, best played in coop. You may forget everything about it afterwards but just running down a linear path, shooting at dumb Xenos and waves of corporate badguys is something of a guilty pleasure. Also it will give you some untold Alien-Storyline!

In short.. don´t expect too much.. 65/100
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: 30 April
If you go download the templar gfx + mod fix for this game version 4.0 + the mini update, you won't be disappointed.

It's the only reason I just bought this game a week ago, and it's a blast.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: 1 May
If you have watched the movie "Aliens" aka "alien 2", you will find youself in a familiar environment. I immediately recognized the characters and especially the buildings I saw in the movie.

The story connects directly after the movie, when a second team of marines answer to a distress call from Cpl. Hicks, one of the survivors of the movie.

The story is simple. You are a marine and there are aliens. There are also evil humans you should "only fire at when fired upon". Those orders stand for almost full 10 seconds!

It is very fast paced and the AI isn't too challenging. The aliens are not that good at hiding and prefer a simple assault, which makes them the inferior race. On some occasions the game has a little twist which made me quite enjoy it. Some sneeky parts for example where funny, especially in Coop.

I played it with 2 of my friends on Hardened difficulty and we managed to finish it in about 6 hours.

Some of the menus are quite hidden and I would've loved to play an alien campaign.

All in all solid. Too bad there are no multiplayer games any more.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: 30 April
2016 UPDATE:
Alien Day 4-26 (LV-426) happened, saw Jim Sterling play ACM... and I felt like a revisit of this game!
The game is still a big turd... BUT, thanks for TemplarGFX overhaul mod (Google it!)... GAME CHANGER MOD! Lots of improvements (visuals, improved A.I., 5 times to use SmartGun, fewer clippings, etc)! I played the 4.5 version and I've enjoyed my second playthrough of ACM much more!
ACM with TemplarGFX mod RATING:
6.5 / 10

STASIS INTERRUPTED DLC:
Three stories intertwined by three different characters and each offer a distinct story set before the ACM beginning. Aside from the story and characters, you don't have anything new. But the gameplay is pretty much worth it though.
RATING:
6.0 / 10


REVISED REVIEW:
Aliens: Colonial Marines was in development for at least SIX years. A game that I kept on my radar very closely and been monitoring its development progress. And even after reading the multitudes of bad reviews, I still kept that Collector's Edition preorder from the UK, hoping that the game could still be fun... right? NOPE! BIG PILE OF DUNG IT IS!

Aliens vs. Predator 2010 was lackluster and disappointing but NOTHING compared to ACM! How could a game be released in such a bad state especially after the impressive 2011 PRESS GAMEPLAY DEMO?


PROS:
+Decent shooting (the action is fun).
+Music, Sounds and the Ambiance like the films (most sounds are authentic from Aliens).
+Tried the MP quickly and it's possibly the only good thing about the game.
+Exploring the USS Sephora / USS Sulaco and Hadley's Hope colony was a good fan service from the developers,
+Weapons Upgrade system


CONS:
-PATHETHIC A.I. Aliens, humans and the O'Neil NPC are atrocious.
-Using the M56 SmartGun for about 10 minutes in the whole campaign.
-Weak campaign story problems/inconsistencies.
-Dated graphics.
-Contextual situations (these pre-rendered "autoplay" animation that you don't have any control over your character (activating switches, etc). I've died a few times already on the game because of that lame mechanic).


OVERALL:
Gearbox & other developers & SEGA lied to fans and released a rushed product whose development got changed a few times until SEGA ordered release. Buy cheap and play with TemplarGFX Mod!

VERDICT:
Gearbox outsourced ACM to other studios. Shady development and using SEGA's money to develop Borderlands 2 means ACM got facehugged. Gearbox messed up real bad! At least, thanks to TemplarGFX MOD, this game is worthy of a revisit! GET ACM CHEAP THOUGH!

RATING:
4.5 / 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: 11 May
This game is great if you you download the mod a guy named Templar made.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/templargfxs-acm-overhaul

When I originally bought the game it was total ♥♥♥♥. The game is still really hard and if you play on any difficulty beyond the easiest mode ( There are 4-5 difficulty levels) then you will die repeatedly. The checkpoints are far apart and often I had to play through difficult parts over and over. They have series in the game when events are happening such as the following: your supposed to get to the third level of a triple story circular generator room. Clear level 1 and get in elevator (ok that was hard but now im past it), clear level 2 and get to elevator (ok that was harder but I made it finally), clear level 3 and cover marine while he cuts the doo.... aww crap died (wait what? I have to start at level 1 again?) this happens over and over again. in the game and the checkpoints make it hard as you have to basically memorize where each alien will come from in a sequence to make it through, which I enjoyed because of the challenge. on medium or hard difficulty one or two swipes from aliens will kill and they are fast as hell. Havent even tried it on badass, I stuck it on easy and I still get killed every now and then, but hey aliens are supposed to be hard to kill... Definitly get this on sale and dont even try to play it without installing the mod. OR do but notice how much better the mod makes the visuals and the game in general.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: 25 April
It's fun with some friends!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: 27 April
I have owned ACM since release on 360 (despite the BS hype problems). im more than aware of its problems. I am still fond of it though. Sadly i cant recommend it in its native state. It looks like a PS2 game threw up on doom 2. I have played it to death and got every achievement so i can tell you for a fact that I have spent enough time to see all it has to offer.

Graphically... nah, it looks awful.
Gameplay... nah, aliens struggle to attack anyone but player and marines couldnt care less.
Sound... oh god no. overlapping audio clips and constant pulse rifle drone. and i love the pulse rifle noise.

so this is why ill recommend it... TemplarGFX. looks great, reworks everything. it is fantastic. makes the game worth it all. its tragic that a mod is what it takes to make this game good. it should be better from the start.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
191.5 hrs on record
Posted: 8 May
Excellent ! After the Patches, its definitely worth buying it today ! Atmosphere is outstanding
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: 20 May
Why. This could have been good, but no. The aliens have ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI, the WY soldiers are scarier than the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ aliens because they are twice the threat the aliens ever are.

Why do melee finisher attacks exist on aliens, it looks absolutely ridiculous, you can't manhandle a ♥♥♥♥ing xenomorph.

Why.

Why is everything so well lit? The only ambience that exists in this game is in the far away scenery. How the hell is trying to avoid getting humped by elderly aliens in the sewer the BEST part of this game?

Stop gearbox, stop making games. You got lucky with borderlands now go away.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: 27 April
I don't know what people's problem with this game was, but this was actually a lot of fun. Great Co-op experience as well, I must say. So all of you cry babies can go ♥♥♥♥ yourself, you stupid ♥♥♥♥♥. Get a friend, turn off the lights and make sweet love.... I mean, play the game and get into the mood.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.5 hrs on record
Posted: 1 May
The latest game in a long line of Gearbox titles it's cool to hate, for some reason.

Last year it was Duke Nukem Forever, even though nobody in their right mind had any excuse to expect that game to be good after a 15 year development window; played it with a friend and had a drunken blast. (I still contend that most of the negative reviews were pre-written before release.) Now everyone is butthurt over ACM, going so far as filing lawsuits for false advertising. There are Aliens. There are Colonial Marines. You got what you were promised in the title. Stop whining. It wasn't overhyped, except by gamers themselves. Does the story break the canon? Absolutely. So what? It's FICTION. Not like Gearbox denied the Holocaust or something. You know what else broke the canon of its predecessor? THE MOVIE ALIENS. Stop acting so entitled and get over it.

Not a bad game by any means, just mediocre, which wasn't a crime last time I checked. It has bugs (not just of the Xeno variety) but so do all games. It also has a long compaign, tons of action, and a full multiplayer suite. All completely wasted because gamers couldn't bother to be objective.

Final score: 10/10

(more like 7 out of 10 but I'm teaching you a lesson in not giving so much credence to arbitrary numbers)
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: 5 May
Product received for free
Aliens: Colonial Marines
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: 10 May
brought i n sale with friends for coop and gg for the price
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: 19 May
keep it 100 emoji
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: 19 May
Do not bother. Get Alien Isolation instead!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: 17 May
ok.. to start i modded the game with templars mod and it got super spookie. didnt play with flashlight constantly on.. played hardened with buddies on coop and it was a good time. we dc'd a few times but we figured out i have to host. tip there. anyways the game is a decent shooter and with templars mod it gets way harder! aliens are actual threats. theyll chomp you really quick.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: 18 May
Being a huge Alien fan I was suckered into preordering this game for the xbox 360 back in the day. Everything you have probably heard about this game's quality is true. The graphics are nowhere near as stunning as they were portrayed to be in the early tech demo and the promotional screenshots (although the huge post launch patch did improve them vastly). The Alien and human AI (both your partners and enemies) gargles galactic balls, as either group often gets hung up in door ways or on props. The shooting feels very underwhelming, as most weapons lack an appopriate oomph, and aside from the pulse rifle they all are very underpowered damage wise. There is absolutely no atmosphere or tension in this game, save for one borderline genius level around a quarter of the way in. It's sad to see that a game that just came out a few years ago was unable to conjure up the same exhilaration and tension that AvP2 was able to over a decade ago. If you shop online frequently and love Aliens/tolerate or like Predator, then I highly recommend Aliens Vs. Predator 2, the game not the terrible movie. That game has a brilliant intertwining campaign told from 3 different perspectives, as well as genuine terror and tension, combined with sharp gunplay and mechanics. Very little fluff either, which Colonial Marines packs in en masse. I would avoid this game unless steeply discounted, and even then you probably will be disappointed unless you download the recent overhaul mod a dedicated fan released. Better quality work in a free mod than this corporate produced turd.
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Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: 25 May
This game is fun with friends, but seriously worst game I have ever played. Wanted to kill myself every second of this game, it is almost like SEGA decided to **** down my throat and tear out my eyeballs.
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