Forget the awful films, the real Aliens Vs Predator experience has always been on videogames. The most recent addition to the long-running series has now seen its price plummet to a mere £9.93 at The Hut. And if you're any sort of Aliens or Predator fan, you'll buy this game!
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At a sub-tenner price, I really don't think you can miss out on this if you're a fan of the two series or simply an FPS fan in general. While it received a fairly mediocre reception, AVP is a rare thing, in that it's an FPS that takes risks. It's told from three perspectives, with vastly different mechanics and goals, all interwoven and integral to each other.
The story is simple. Aliens are on the loose, menacing Marines, and Predators are around hoping to off both sides. It's standard fare, and the story's not very important. After all, we're talking about penile-headed aliens with mouths inside their mouths, dread-locked galactic game-hunters with mandibles, and Marines that are surprisingly incompetent at their job.
AVP is played from three perspectives. At one end, we've got the Marines. It's familiar territory, pistols, rifles, shotguns. Marines lack the special abilities of their foes, and as such they're missions play out like horror levels, tense and dripping with dread. Then, we've got the Aliens. Almost like vehicles instead of characters, Aliens can climb walls and sprint ceilings, upside down. It's hectic, strange and wonderfully mad. Finally, meet the Predator. He's like a murderous Sam Fisher, keeping out of sight, bristling with weaponry like his shoulder-mounted cannon, wrist-blades and disc. He's huge fun, as are his trophy kills, where sneaking up on a hapless Marine results in his head being torn off, spine in tow. Wonderful.