Hi guys, so before I jump into what this post is about, I’m sure you all know that I’m a big fan of the Alien series. I have a pair of adorable Xenomorph earrings that look like they’re crawling through my earlobes, but I’m also starting to get into the Yautja a.k.a Predators.
So, it’s time for a mini game review. I’ve been alternating between my second DA: Inquisition playthrough, Sims 4, Slime Rancher (my ultimate go-to stress reliever when I need more than a spray of lavender), and when Steam had their Alien sale (not the midsummer one!) I decided to buy the Alien vs. Predator game.
Kind of hard to imagine myself switching between these games, studying for my licensing exams, and job hunting at the same time, but I need to keep busy with something fun when it’s time to call it a day with work! So yeah, I originally played AVP on my Xbox 360 and only beat the Alien campaign, but now I’ve beat all three and am going to give you a quick rundown of each, but first in summary!
It’s not your deep lore game for sure, but the three campaigns definitely alternate, some beginning before the others. According to fellow Steam users, if you want to play the story in chronological order, you should do it: Alien, Marine, and Predator. I just went from top to bottom of the list! So, here is what I think of each mission and gameplay for each character.
The first I ever played when I picked up this game on console. Being a Xenomorph is tricky with all the climbing you have to do, but at least they regenerate health unlike the other two species. It’s easy to get a little dizzy from transitioning from one wall to another like you’re spinning, but it’s fun to grab marines to bite their faces, or climb on the ceiling and hit them with your long tail. I just remember getting stuck in the last area looking for the other pressure plate, I crawled around for almost fifteen minutes until I realized it was hidden in the open space across from the other! At least Six becomes a queen at the end and gets back at those humans for recapturing her. Well done.
Now, I haven’t played the multiplayer and don’t really have an interest in it but it’s still a fun game with three fun campaigns. Now, I think I want to get all the hidden logs, masks, and canisters next. Have you played this game?