Game Informer have taken the time to play the new Aliens vs Predator game, and apparently they aren't too happy with it. Awarding it an abysmal 5.75/10. See the scan (right) for the review.

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    Ammy and Issun Feb 6, 10
    It can't be THAT bad can it?...

    Can it...?

    /wrist
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      Hitsuji Feb 9, 10
      Actually it's much worse I would have given it 2/10... The demo (available on Steam) feels like a crap Quake 3 Mod. Really square simple level design, with very little object interaction. No "Classes" just simple quake style pickups. The Character models are exptremely poorly designed. We're talking extremely jittery animations with a relatively low number of frames per animation. The overall graphic effects are quite disgusting, think of just tring to apply shiny graphics details to quake 3 or AvP 2 without actually designing the textures work with well with the shaders used. And why the hell is EVERYTHING so shiny and relective?
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        Red 9 Feb 9, 10
        Are we even playing the same demo...?
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        aMSTERdam69 Feb 10, 10
        you playing this on a full hi-def tv bro??
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          Hitsuji Feb 10, 10
          PC w/ GTX 285 SLI at 1920 x 1080.
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        Ammy and Issun Feb 11, 10
        Oh i'm sure you have your little opinion, But i loved the demo.

        tbh you can't say anything that will ruin this game for me, as i have been a Fan of Alien Vs Predator since it first came out.
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        DarkieStompa Feb 11, 10
        Wow, the Demo only supports DX9. It will be DX11 in the final version AND utilize ATIs' eyefinity tech, but yeah, i could see quake..........................tool.
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        Avpfan25 Feb 11, 10
        no shit sherlock of course its ganna be bad its a demo, where have u been for the last 30 years demos are sopusoed to look sukier then the real version dumb*bleep*
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    Bale Fire Feb 6, 10
    May I ask where the actual review is? The link just brings up some profile thing, and I can't find the review anywhere.
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      Gamesta100 Feb 6, 10
      Check the scan next to this article.

      I also wondered where the review was at first.
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    FinalFantasyFanaticc Feb 6, 10
    I've really come to hate reviews nowadays, there normally wrong about alot of things.

    I've played the demo and thoroughly enjoyed it, hell i'll be playing it more tonight! Also thats just DEATHMATCH, Hell i can't wait for the other multiplayer modes!
  • 2
    Woudo Feb 6, 10
    Methinks somebody was upset with their bribe and wanted a tad more.
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    Dragoshi1 Feb 6, 10
    This reviewer guy knows nothing about the movies or previous games.


    He complained about their being too many aliens to fight as a marine.

    He also complained that Aliens are "Disorienting" to play as as.

    And that Preds only rely on "Stealth" in the campaign.

    And he bashed MP mode.

    He doesn't know shit, and I'm still buying this.
    • 0
      Ammy and Issun Feb 6, 10
      Well the marines only really fought a few aliens and got killed by them in the movies
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        Hideo1 Feb 6, 10
        True, but complaining about too many enemies in a game like this would be like complaining about getting two scoops of Ice-Cream instead of one.

        Yeah, it isn't what you paid for and wasn't what you expected but it's extra Ice-Cream. Be happy.

        That analogy kind of sucked (how can an analogy involving Ice-Cream suck? ) but you get my point.
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        DarkieStompa Feb 11, 10
        Wow, you are wrong, just flat out wrong. In aliens there were several hundred aliens. That one scene where they are all locked up in that room they sealed themselves in and had the sentry guns. When they first find the aliens they kill at least 30 and lose 3 or 4 guys. One of which takes a flamethrower from FF.
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    Ech0ez Feb 6, 10
    Has anyone actually read the review? They complain about the fact the Predator is stealthy and the Alien can climb on walls. And they completely avoid any mention of the multiplayer, which is the focus of the game.
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    Absolute Feb 6, 10
    Fyi, Gameinformer post their reviews online a few days after the magazine gets shipped. I used this as the source because in the next few days it should be up there. Until then, the scan should suffice.
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    Chad Feb 6, 10
    I would've liked to have heard more about the multiplayer, other than that you can choose which of the three species and that it brings nothing new to the table. I'll probably have to wait for other reviews to get my answers, which is something you never want to do as a reviewer.
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    Red 9 Feb 6, 10
    Mass Effect 2 aside, 2010's starting out pretty rough for gaming. First with White Knight Chronicles, now with this. Have critics just become cynical or something?
    • 0
      Euphoric Feb 7, 10
      The standards that people expect from games has gone back up again.
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    Kave En Feb 6, 10
    Ah, to hell with reviewers. They trash MAG because it's online only, which some (myself included) consider that a plus. Now, they're trashing this for many (if not all) of the reasons that it APPEALS to me. I LIKE playing as an Alien and climbing all over the place, I LIKE being a Marine and feeling the tension of two other species hunting you down, I LIKE being stealthy and using the cloak and getting weapons as a Predator.

    Definitely buying this one. 9/10 in my books and that's just from the Demo.
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    Volomon Feb 6, 10
    It's easily 8 or 9, this review based the game on HIS PERSONAL game skill. Your not suppose to base a game on your ability to play. The melee combat is simplistic and easy there light attack which can be block, and there's heavy attack which can not be blocked. Marines can only push an opponent off for a few seconds in order to blast them. It isn't an overly complex thing to get.

    The game is awesome btw, it's like three games in one you get the Alien which are more like a freaking race car rogue you run around trying to pick people off (yet they can hold there own in melee with pred), the Marines get a 180 view point and know when anythings coming a 100 ammo clip to blast anything, the Pred are stealth but they don't have to stealth if the odds are even they can leap like crazy and pounce on anyone.

    Also the notion that Marines constantly and commonly fight Aliens and Predators is retarded, and a retarded assumption by the reviewer. In Predator 1 they don't start looking up in the trees till near the end of the movie. So what's so special about these marines that they would look up? Let alone see an invisible predator?

    This guy is mentally handicapped and Game Informer should fire him for being woefully unskilled at gaming.

    To many magazines and websites hire Journalists with NO gaming experience.
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    robtion Feb 6, 10
    The demo doesn't make a great first impression but once you get used to using each of the 3 species and their unique strengths it is great fun to play. I'll be picking this up on day 1.

    Other gameinformer scores if your interested:
    BattlefieldBC2: 9.5
    Heavy Rain: 9.5
    Bioshock 2: 8.3
    Dante's Inferno: 7.0
    MAG: 7.0
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      Dragoshi1 Feb 6, 10
      They dare rate BBC2 9.5 and give Bioshock 2 a 8.3?


      *cocks shotgun* *readies zombie chicken horde*
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    John Master Lee Feb 6, 10
    Wow. That is shocking. Even if there is inherent bias, a 5.75 is so low, you gotta wonder if there are some larger issues that could only be experienced through deeper gameplay. So far from what I hear with all the hands-on playthroughs, and even my own playthrough, the game is a lot of fun.
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    uberguber Feb 6, 10
    Dont worry guys he obviously played the xbox 360 version, with that type of resolution i wouldn't have known what was going on on the screen either. PC FOREVER!!
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    BANDITO ATTACK Feb 6, 10
    everyone: quit getting mad at reviews.
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      Hideo1 Feb 6, 10
      You say that because reviews aren't worth getting mad at but if everyone didn't get mad at things not worth getting mad at, this would be a cold, desolate place.
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    venom_x2x2 Feb 6, 10
    is this real, now come on GI are you high, but i don't care im getting it.
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    fartwad Feb 7, 10
    I'm also forced to ask if this is real or a bit of photoshop magic. Honestly I've never read such a poorly written review of a game and it is beneath even GI's somewhat low standards. I'm calling bullshit until I see another source. If you guys want a more in depth article on the AvP's multiplayer go here...www.allegedly-speaking.com/features/avp.htm
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    Goldva_X Feb 7, 10
    If the multiplayer demo is an indication of how the final product is going to play, then this is quite possibly the worst game this year.
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    Pablosdog Feb 7, 10
    Somebody should actually give credit to the guy who's scans you've stolen. Because this is some pretty shoddy journalism if you can't even give credit to your sources.
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    RedKool8 Feb 7, 10
    I created an account on this website just to say how f*cking retarded this reviewer is, and how f*cking bad he just made game informer magazine look, people like this are a tumor to the entire gaming world. Ignore this mentally handicapped f*cknut and buy the game, its gonna be good
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      aMSTERdam69 Feb 10, 10
      lol i did the same thing bro
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    carricker16 Feb 7, 10
    How can they have given BFBC 9.5
    If its Splayer is the same as the last
    Which was bland, boring and mp with no private gaming
    It deserves 8.1 at best

    AVP was Definetly Ruined and described with such vague notions about the game like
    1.Its to dark?>>>>>>Its a HORROR GAME!!
    2.Too many Aliens!?!?>>>>>No such thing!!
    3.NO motion tracker, NO Stealth, NO WALL CRAWL
    IT WOULDENT BE AVP WITHOUT THEM!!!!

    Ben, Have you actually played this game for more then 20mins???
    Clearly you no nothing about elaborating your points as to why this was a 5.75
    Dantes inferno 7.0????
    Don't even get me going lolol
    I Know i speak for every intelligent person on this forum when i say "THIS GAME" Deserved at least an 8.0 if not more or at least a valid, well filled in person as to why it received an abysmal rating

    THIS GAME IS GREAT!

    Hope you don't get slaped for being vague Ben
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    dan2600 Feb 8, 10
    Seriously, why do you rampant fan boys bother reading/commenting on reviews. The guys who made the game could say it sucks and you would say "u guis r idi0t m0r0ns, th1s gam3 ruelz lol haxor 2 da m@xor"

    I figured this game would suck because Rebellion has yet to put anything short of a steaming pile of crap out since the first 2 AvP games (and the second one wasn't even that great). We are talking about the same Dev group that has made Gems like Shell Shock Vietnam 1 & 2 (metacritic score 50 & 40 respectively) and Rouge Warrior (metacritic score 29).

    Didn't the green light go on when they release a demo, people say its not very good and they go, "Oh don't worry, the Demo is a year old!"...Why are you putting out a year old Demo 3 weeks before the game comes out? Does that make ANY SENSE?

    As much as I wanted this game to rule, I can guess that this low review is only the first of many to come out. Thanks for posting this, cheers!
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      FinalFantasyFanaticc Feb 8, 10
      People are only commenting the way they are because this reviewer has no idea what the hell he's talking about. He obviously isn't a fan of the Alien/Predator series and hasn't even played the previous games.

      Judging by what your saying, you haven't even played the demo and your basing your opinion on what this idiot says, Your just as bad as he is.
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      Hideo1 Feb 8, 10
      quote dan2600
      Seriously, why do you rampant fan boys bother reading/commenting on reviews. The guys who made the game could say it sucks and you would say "u guis r idi0t m0r0ns, th1s gam3 ruelz lol haxor 2 da m@xor"
      ... because Aliens vs. Predator is notorious for having leagues and leagues of loyal fanboys, right?
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    onlinekiller Feb 8, 10
    He complains about the motion sensor wtf you hear them beeps and it makes you look around. It sends chills up my spine.
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    h311rais3r Feb 10, 10
    Ok. I have never really trusted GI to begin with but WOW this is bad. Too many aliens. It captures the feel of the movie ALIENS! There are supposed to be hordes of aliens. I guess L4D had too many Zombies huh. Complaining about the dark in an alien game is just stupid. LETS MAKE THE GAME BRIGHT! THAT WILL MAKE IT SCAWEEY! He clearly didn't adjust his brightness correctly. Predators rely on stealth? All I have to say it watch the dang movies. They DO RELY ON STEALTH! MArines to weak? ARE YOU KIDDING? They are supposed to be! They are supposed to work in groups. The alien is in no way disorienting aslong as you dont run in circles like a moron. I have played the demo and i expected the game to suck but if you play it CORRECTLY it is awesome. This isn't COD. As a marine, take it slow and watch your back and you should be fine. Preds use ur vision and cloak and youll be fine. Aliens be quick ruthless and sneaky and youll be fine. I am no fanboy and truly expected this game to suck but I love the demo, although TDM would have been a better choice. I prefer the PC version but the graphics are amazing (this coming from a Crysis Vet). This moronic review just bothered me.
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    DarkieStompa Feb 11, 10
    WOW!!!!! Ok, this game kicks ass. This reviewer obviously knows dicks from dildos about a good game, let alone a good avp game. He probably has an english degree and never plays games except for his jogb. The predator has to rely on stealth too much? It isn't the master Chief, he doesn't have a sheild, he's INVISIBLE, hence stealth. In predator did he just hop down outta the trees in the middle of Dutch's group and go to town? NO!!!! They woulda blown him to pieces!! He picked them off one by one using stealth and fear. OK, so the alien is disorienting, if you are RETARDED. Ever play descent? The marine is to soft? Lets see u take a predator fist knife to the face or an alien tail to the chest, see how you fare. And he said that you ar in a space fighting off a horde of aliens, which is THE ONLY WAY TO FIGHT OFF A HORDE OF ANYTHING, is with your back to a wall, let alone smart ass aliens who want you to have their babies. I used to like GI, but no longer. If you think the multiplayer sucks, its because u are terrible at visdeo games. The GFX in the demo only support DX9 stuff, so if your are playing on a crapbox then thats is as good as it will get, BUT if you have a good pc you will get DX11 (yes i said 11) AND atis new eyefinity tech. Xbox doesn't even support full DX10 and is therefore a PIECE OF DOO DOO. Thank you, that is all for now.
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    Avpfan25 Feb 11, 10
    WHAT THE *bleep*!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARE U FUKING ME ARE U REALLY FUKING ME BEN. YA PUT A PREVIEW ABOUT IT IN THE LAST FUKING GAMEINFROMER AND IT YA SAID IT WAS GOOD AND ENJOED IT THEN YA FUKING KILLED IT
    1.too much aliens? no shit of course theres ganna be to much aliens have u seen any of the movies for 1 marine. i didn't see any problem when ya reviewed dead space
    2. stealth is tacky for predator. are u fuking me of course they are stealthy, they do it for honer.
    3. aiens to disorienting. u clearly didn't play the first 2 avp games
    so down and under its atleast a 8.50, and realy bioshock 2 with a 8.25. u guys really drew the last straw, giving good names sucky ass reviews, bioshock with a 8.25, aliens vs predator with a 5.5, wats next dead space 2 with a 3.75, battle field bad company 2 a 3.5
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      DarkieStompa Feb 12, 10
      They gave BBC 2 a 9. fivecharachters
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    Avpfan25 Feb 11, 10
    i am sick of ya giving shity reviews for good games that diserve more, as i said wats next god of war 3 with a 1.00
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    Hideo1 Feb 11, 10
    If someone told me last year that an AvP game was going to stir up so much controversy I'd have told them to go suck a lemon.

    Now... I'm in shock.
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      DarkieStompa Feb 12, 10
      It does have a large loyal fanbase, what with 8+ big budget movies not to mention the comics, so ya its gonna stir somethin up.
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        Hideo1 Feb 12, 10
        BUT, it doesn't exactly have a big game fanbase. Generally movie games suck and past predator games (and probably alien ones too) have sucked, so it's a surprise to say the least.
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    Absolute Feb 12, 10
    I'm pretty sure this article has gotten quite a few new members on the site. Sad thing is they only registered to talk about how much they love/hate AvP.

    Ah well, I can't complain.

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