Hot on the heels of Brendan's review, I bring you the first breakaway deal for the PS3 version of Aliens Vs. Predator which saves you £3 against the glut of retailers asking £33/34.
The game is made up of three campaigns with five missions each—one for each faction: Aliens, Predators and Colonial Marines which offer individual stories and gameplay but build together to form an overarching narrative. As an Alien you escape from the clutches of the mean scientists who have you imprisoned in their lab before heading to the colony to wreak some lovely havok with the help of your face-hugging buddies. In Predator form you must take on the trials to progress from "young blood" status to Elite in the jungles of your home world. Once you have gained this status you are sent on a mission with a group of your peers to investigate the disappearance of a number of young bloods on another planet.
The Marines campaign is fairly standard first person shooter fare but with a well established tension and some genuinely creepy moments. The Alien and Predator sections are a little more unique however, as you respectively squirm and scurry up walls and across ceilings, and propel yourself from surface to surface in a frenzy of bloodlust. Unfortunately the initial thrill of these novelties is quickly lost thanks to the awkward control system and the lacklustre package of graphics that the gameplay comes wrapped in.
Aliens Vs. Predator is a fun, if flawed, romp and the three separate campaigns represent good value for your buck but with the excellent Bioshock and Mass Effect sequels recently released, it seems criminal that the game has been announced as this year's fastest seller.