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Aliens: Colonial Marines

The Alien Queen In Colonial Marines Terrified Us
by Ben Reeves on Aug 28, 2011 at 04:53 PM
Platform Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Publisher Sega
Developer Demiurge Studios
Release 2013
Rating Mature

We peered into the dark halls and walked down the creaky metal floorboard of Gearbox’s upcoming Aliens game. Somehow we’re still alive to tell the tale.

After the events of Alien 3, a search and rescue team is sent out to investigate the state of the U.S.S. Sulaco and the missing marines who were dispatched to the Xenomorph infested planet LV-426. During the game, players will explore the Sulaco, planet LV-426, and the abandoned alien spacecraft from the first movie.

We witnessed an early section from the game in which a marine squad first sets foot on the planet. The team crash lands and has to quickly regroup as a horde of angry Xenomorphs start to swarm about them. Some of the marines tried to set up a few stationary guns to fight back the crowd, but these were eventually overcome. Our marine tried to run back through the complex, and the whole base erupted into chaos, but when a semi-sized Alien Queen showed up, it was game over.

The game looks like a solid shooter, which shouldn’t surprise us coming from the developer that released Borderlands and the Brothers In Arms series. We haven’t seen much from this game that differentiates it from other sci-fi shooters, but the title looks intense, and if Gearbox can polish all of the game’s mechanics we should have another worthwhile shooter to play when the game comes out next year.

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