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Aliens vs Predator Multiplayer Demo Now Available @ Steam, PSN & Xbox Marketplace

Jonathan Lester
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Aliens vs Predator Multiplayer Demo Now Available @ Steam, PSN & Xbox Marketplace

We've recently featured some great preorder deals for Rebellion's upcoming first person shooter, but it's always difficult to decide whether or not to take the plunge and preorder a game without any reviews or hands-on experience. Luckily, Rebellion has just released a multiplayer demo of Aliens Vs Predator that'll give you a good idea of what the full game has in store.

The demo grants you access to a single map and deathmatch gametype, but more importantly lets you take the Marine, Alien and Predator out for a spin. I've spent some time playing as all three species and I can happily report they offer very different gameplay experiences. The Marines are the most conventional combatants, with powerful firearms (such as the classic homing Smartgun) and traditional FPS-style tactics. Squads that stick together and communicate properly tend to wipe the floor with xenomorphs and cocky predators that attack piecemeal- definitely make sure you've got a headset!

The Aliens play very differently. The ability to scale any surface allows them to take position high above unwary players and pounce when their back is turned. Grabbing and chowing down on tasty, succulent humans is an exhilarating experience - though mastering their blinding speed and disorientating camera took a fair bit of practice (and a fair few deaths!).

The Predator sits halfway between the two with a subtle blend of stealth, melée prowess and advanced firepower. They start with nothing but the bare minimum of equipment (to balance them out), forcing them to scrounge and hide before being able to take on a skilled enemy. I didn't really enjoy the Predator experience as much as the other two (in other words, I got completely destroyed online), but they're clearly an advanced multirole character who will reward clever tactics and singleplayer practice down the line.

Download the demo and let us know what species you prefer!

Add a comment2 comments
ODB  Feb. 5, 2010 at 12:11

isnt the new AvP game just AvP2 for consoles...so better graphics and a multiplayer?

Tom  Feb. 5, 2010 at 12:41

I am loving this game, however its a shame that they chose to release the demo using the standard Deathmatch mode as everyone against everyone else as a multiplayer doesnt show this game at its best IMO as it doesnt "seem" to play as well as COD for example

What looks more exciting are the other multiplayer options in the full gameincluding Predator Hunt (one player is a predator, all other players are Marines so the predator is hunting the marines, if you kill the predator then you become the predator) or the survival mode (4 marines vs an onslaught of aliens)as these force you to co-operate and also bring back memories of the original Pedator and Aliens films that we all loved :-)

Oh, and Marines FTW! Got to love the buttock Clenching tension as the motion tracker starts to ping....


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