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Aliens: Colonial Marines [Download]

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2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews) 45 / 100

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Platform: PC Download
Edition: Standard
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B009K6YJTS
  • Release Date: February 7, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

The Aliens are perfect killing machines, the nightmares of the galaxy. Our only hope for survival is the ultimate in military force. Are you ready to sign up with the Colonial Marines? 17 weeks after losing contact with Hadley’s Hope, a new team of Colonial Marines returns to LV-426. The rescue mission becomes a battle for survival against new dangers, new enemies and new species of Xenomorphs. Developed by Gearbox, the critically acclaimed developers of Borderlands and Brothers In Arms, Aliens: Colonial Marines is the ultimate action/horror first-person shooter.


Enlist in the Colonial Marine Corps
Get tooled up with classic Marine weapons including pulse rifles, motion trackers and flamethrowers.

The most authentic Aliens experience ever
A true sequel to James Cameron’s classic Aliens. Enter an eerie, atmospheric world where any moment could bring your death.

Drop-in/Drop-out co-operative gameplay
Gearbox, 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.

Badass competitive multiplayer
Play as Xenomorphs or Marines in four thrilling game modes. Xeno players will have to focus on agile movement and timing of quick, devastating attacks. Marines take them on with teamwork and incredible firepower.

Loadouts and upgrades
Create your perfect killing machine. Earn experience to get perks, new weapons and new looks for your squad.

System Requirements

Minimum Specs:
Operating System: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
RAM: 2GB RAM (XP),2GB RAM (Vista)
HD: 20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum)
* This game requires the Steam client to be installed for gameplay

Recommended Specs:
Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad CoreProcessor
20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum)

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124 of 131 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only for the Biggest of Fans...UPDATED February 13, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
Man it hurts to write this review. For over 6 years I have been waiting for this game and I had high hopes.
Even with my high hopes I was concerned. This is one of the strongest franchises today but as we have seen with the latest of Alien movies (Resurrection, Alien3, AVP) and games, it's one of the easiest to mess up.

Sadly folks this has happened again.

When I heard that Gearbox was making this game, my hopes rose a bit. Their Boarderlands games were pretty good all in all so how could they screw this up? Right?

As soon as you start playing Aliens: Colonial Marines you realize that every inch of the game screams how much Gearbox tried to make it everything it should be. They cared about the franchise and they wanted us to feel the same emotions that we felt from the Aliens movie. It has a million different pieces from the movies but fails to connect them properly.

Unfortunately they failed and they failed badly!

All that you cared about from the Aliens movie is hard to find in this game.
The emotion is gone.
The tension is gone.
The atmosphere is gone.

What a shame!

The game does have potential and that is seen in the game as quick glimpses but it never mounts to much. Sadly these rare moments are just that; RARE!

The Graphics are extremely dated and this brings this title down another notch. As one reviewer said already, it's like playing the first FEAR game which is insane really. While better than the consoles, the PC version still has low res. textures. Suffers from odd glitches and has some TERRIBLE A.I.

Speaking of the A.I. ...... What on earth? Why is it so bad? Your fellow marines in the game will behave in the most idiotic of ways.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
I was really excited for this game, especially after watching a few of the videos that I will post in the comment section (Amazon doesn't allow linking to other sites in their reviews). I went so far as to pre-order the game on Steam and now wish I could get a refund.

The ONLY good thing about this game is that the whole thing can be beaten in under 5 hours (less if not for the bugs). According to Steam, I played this game for 7 hours so far and have had 4 crashes, as well as encountering literally countless bugs, the best of which was doors NOT OPENING, or getting STUCK in the environment - forcing me to reload multiple times... Yeah. No idea how this made it past quality assurance... Way to go Gearbox, way to go.

But honestly, the bugs aren't even the worst part. What makes this game so terribly boring is that it feels like an on rails light gun game, with terrible and uninteresting level design (there are some exceptions to this). Why an Aliens game has such limiting environments is beyond my understanding. Invisible walls and missing textures also serve to bring down the little immersion that some of the better designed areas bring to the table.

The enemy AI is absolute garbage and allows you to easily blast one Xeno after another as they calmly walk in front of your shotgun (or get glitched in the environment and just stand there). Getting hit in ACM by an alien is virtually impossible.
Eventually you also get to fight some humans, but nothing changes. You can still Rambo your way through everything using your trusty shotgun with what feels like unlimited ammunition and pinpoint precision.
Next up is the AI of your squad mates, and wow... It is not uncommon to see someone glitched in the environment or running around in circles during a firefight.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars After Patch September 29, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
I bought this game recently when steam had a sale and I wanted to give people another perspective on the game after the 4gb update was applied in May. I played this game when it first came out and like everyone was really let down by the glitches, graphics and gameplay. I just played the updated version and I must say Colonial Marines feels and looks much better. Whatever polishes they did to the graphics made a noticeably nice (not spectacular) difference and the gameplay feels much smoother than when I first played it. It felt much closer to home with the movie, Aliens. I would recommend that people have a heart of forgiveness and try it again. From a 2 out of ten I now rate Aliens at 5.5 - 6 out of ten. Not bad at all. Sound effects straight out of the movie and the characters/aliens themselves look better and move smarter than before. If you're an Aliens fan and enjoyed games like doom 3, you would definitely have some enjoyment playing this game.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible game February 12, 2013
By Edge
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
I pre-purchased this game and I also bought the season pass of DLC from a different website. After playing this garbage and beating the game in about 4 1/2 hours on "hard" mode, I quickly requested and received a refund for my DLC, so all was not lost. But onto the "game", the AI is laughably bad, just check some of the youtube videos of the horrific AI. Even a video of the guy beating entire game without firing a single shot (except in a few cases where you have to use your gun to progress). The graphics look like the original F.E.A.R game. I actually loaded up my copy of F.E.A.R on steam after beating this game and they are pretty much the EXACT same as far as graphics go with everything maxed out on both games. The dialogue is cringe worthy, and goodluck on the last boss, I won't spoil anything, but it took me about 30 mins to kill the last boss ONLY because of the horrific AI and pathing. And lets not forget that there are no dedicated servers, so playing online will result in the host either being dropped or leaving, which in turn forces the game to end. This is a pile of garbage and this game is the SOLE reason I will never pre-order another game EVER again. If you are interested in this game, wait 1-2 months when this will be $5 - $10 in the bargain bin, where it belongs.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't do it.
Meh. I got it on sale for $2.00
For that price it's an okay game.
It's not a good game though.
Published 16 days ago by HomeSweetHomicide
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
awful game graphics are terrible would not recommend to a friend game play was strange rather choppy
Published 26 days ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great game for 1 dollar! not as trash as it all sad.
Published 2 months ago by Takács IStván
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as I was lead to believe
Not as bad as I was lead to believe. Not exactly "great". I'd describe it as a typical FPS with some creative license thrown into the Aliens mythos. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sabbatai
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of money and time if you want to disconnect ...
NO WHERE does it say you have to have steam (ing pile of ****) to run this game. I specifically wanted to download this game to bypass steam (ing pile of ****) DRM. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Todd
1.0 out of 5 stars I have given this only one star because one must ...
I have given this only one star because one must use Steam in order to download the game. However, I have yet to be able to access the Steam servers to get the game and play it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SPQR1805
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
nice and graphic, I like it
Published 3 months ago by victor h hawkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A little too hard for my kind of game.
Published 4 months ago by designconsigner
3.0 out of 5 stars Way better if you're playing coop with your friend
Way better if you're playing coop with your friend; just missing around and not taking it serious at all. It's a lot of fun.
Published 4 months ago by Sean Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars I would avoid this if you wanted to save money, even for a laugh.
I tried to love it, even for a funny satire game. Tried to go through with a buddy on PC online for as laugh. Read more
Published 4 months ago by FissionXMailed
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