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) - 50% of the 104 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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Mixed (104 reviews)
Overall:
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lexxstyle
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 30 June
I liked the game, the atmosphere as in Aliens movies, the sound, even gameplay, I recommend to start game directly from Veteran difficulty level. But if you are picky guy, don't even start it.
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Tadayoshi レッサーパンダ
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 30 June
So i got this junk so i can play co-op with a friend. The Co-op campain works as it should but the game lags, aliens are hangin right infront of you not moving when shot and then just falling lifeless to the ground after a little while. Then when i closed the game it had not agreed to be closed now. it started itself up everytime i closed the game again. like a damn loop. whoopdidooooo. All i can say is wasted money! Hands of this junk.
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Tomoko Kuroki
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 30 June
The game is okay, but it needs to be optimized, I got it for xbox 360 in 2013 and it ran just fine but on here it is optimized horribly.
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The Method
( 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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bakerj1030
( 10.7 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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The8BitBrit
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 29 June
Why did i get this game? I thought it would be funny, oh god it was not funny. If you're looking for a stupid game that is funny to play with your mates stay far away from this atrocity.This game can have some funny broken moments but it gets old in about 30 seconds so yeah its not even worth buying on sale (which is the stupid mistake i made btw). I somehow managed to punch a xenomorph to death wtf sega just no...
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DON_Shake
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 29 June
I'm sorry but this is pathetic game.

Stupid AI.
Hardest difficulty feels like medium.
Why the hell do I shoot other humans
O'Neil is R€TARDED
Alien's corpses disappear in the most ridiculous way
Super alien gently waits for you to unseal the door.

True name of this game should be Call of Aliens: Collonial warfare
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Toast-O-Matic 300
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 29 June
I give this game a 1/5 stars. I am trying REALLY hard to like it. I love the aliens series, and I am going to play my way through all the glitches and abysmal AI screwups that ruin this game completely, but god is it painful. I got this game for $3 on the summer sale and I think I might have overpaid. Yes. It really is that bad. It's just not fun most of the time. Its cool to walk around with a pulse rifle upright and a motion tracker out, but you can just save yourself alot of time and play isolation and actually enjoy yourself. Avoid gearbox if at all possible.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: 16 June
Not even worth it at a vastly reduced price point. The multiplayer was okay for a very brief window of time, but that's pretty much dead now too.

Even so long after release, Randy Pitchford still refuses to admit that he cheated people out of their money and insists the game is actually good. A garbage game developed by gutterscum.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 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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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: 11 June
You know honestly this game was not that bad. Do not get me wrong though it is not a great game by any means. The game does have poor textures in spots, bad AI, very short length, a dead multiplayer, and some unfair balance. Despite this there is some good here. The areas in the game are all very cool to look at despite the graphics not being the best. All of the locations have a very Aliens feel to them with pretty good attention to detail. The weapons all feel pretty cool to shoot and they were all fun to use. The sound effects and sound in general in this game is fantastic and pretty immersive. The story was not super terrible (nor was it good though honestly thought it was better then that resurection movie) There is no two weapon limit(You get an inventory that you can swap weapons whenever). If you are playing on the hardest difficulty(the only way to play this game) then the game can be pretty tense.
If you like the liscense and you like fps then I suggest trying it on sale. I was able to get this game and all the dlc for like 80 cents on a discount Aliens bundle. I would say this game is worth about 5 dollars to play through. It is an average fps with a decent use of the liscense that will make this worth playing for a fan.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: 24 June
I don't care what people say, this game is GREAT!!!! I just played through twice in a row. It is so worth the bundle price.
As a true fan or the franchise, I believe this game fits right in. The connection is explained in Stasis Interrupted. Granted, the dialog is general action game dialog, but it fits.
If you wind up getting the bunble, hit me up for some badass MP Battles!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: 10 June
The game is OK... not what it should have been. Needs to be a 9.99 title for sure.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: 8 June
An underrated game, sure it isn't the best, AI can be kinda dumb, voice acting could be better, but it can be fun!

I bought this game with reward points on gamestop for my friend, been having great fun playing it with him on ultimate badass mode!

after our first playthrough, we will be attempting TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul which improves graphics and AI.

I recommend this game when it goes on cheap sales!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: 13 June
Except for buggy(!) ai this is a good game. I enjoyed playing this.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: 16 June
Bought it. Played it. Decided not to play anymore. Closed the game. It opened by itself again. Closed it 2nd time. Game opens again. Had to close everything on pc to make it stop from reopening itself.

TL;DR Game is so great it forces you to keep playing.

69/10
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