Alien Colonial Marines is described as a true sequel to James Cameron's film, the story of Aliens: Colonial Marines takes place after the events of the second film, Aliens.
The game is considered an official part of the Alien franchise's canon by 20th Century Fox.
Corporal Christopher who is a Colonial marine is part of a search and rescue team sent to investigate the Sulaco spaceship in search of Ellen Ripley, Corporal Dwayne Hicks, and the rest of the missing marines who were dispatched to LV-426. Your aims evolve as you go along—they go from, say, solving a mystery to also trying to save a fellow marine, to getting vengeance.
The game has iconic environments with horrible sounds, bad writing and grating sound effects become a sort of psychological torture, and it was literally a pain just to get through the game. The game is a first person shooter even though it's pretty average. The aliens are not that scary and they are too many of them and easy to eliminate them not enough tension and anticipation. The aliens are not fearful because they get stuck on the scenery or sometimes the just pause and stare at your while you're reloading your weapon or they will miss.
There's also an introduction of two varities of xenomorph, the spitters who use ranged attacks and the faster one who are more dangerous but this didn't help as the fighting act feels unnecessarily repetitive. Lack of Ellen Ripley didn't help either, as there has never been a standalone Alien film without her and Colonial Marines attempts to rectify why she's not there. It’s not just a poor Aliens experience, it’s a poor game. There’s a stiffness to the movement and a lack of feedback to the vanilla weapon line-up that’s unexpected from Gearbox Software.
low res textures, shoddy lighting, screen tearing, rampant aliasing, environmental objects that pop in out of nowhere and vanish again. Unfortunately Alien Colonial Marines doesn't feel like the Aliens we all know it need plenty of imagination and polishing. Let's cut to the chase: Aliens: Colonial Marines is an awful game.
We rate this game 5/10