I hate to say it, but Gamespot was right on this one.

User Rating: 5.5 | Aliens vs. Predator PS3
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. That's right, folks. I was right once, but not the second time. Gamespot did not fail to deter me from getting Dante's Inferno, but following through with getting this was one too many. Being a fan of the original AvP games, I was very disappointed at how this turned out.

GAMEPLAY - In this game you can play as the three featured races: the alien, predator, and human marine. Each is distinctly different, and somewhat unbalanced. The single player campaigns are bland and uninteresting. The only thing that saves this game is the multiplayer, which isn't nearly as fun as it should be. My personal favorite character to play as is the Alien, but even then it's very difficult to climb around the different sides of the walls at times due to the controls. Compared to the original AvP games, this game plays the same way except with worse controls and worse level design. It was quite a disappointment for the most part, but still a decent game for die-hard fans of the movies. - 6/10

STORY - The story is the same for all campaigns, and pretty much what you'd expect from an AvP movie. It's nothing astounding, but decent enough to pass as an alright story. - 7/10

GRAPHICS - The graphics are alright, but definitely not top-of-the-line. The look of this game reminded me a lot of Doom 3, but with less effective lighting. That's the main reason this category is getting graded down. If the lighting were better, especially for the marine, this would actually be pretty nice to look at. - 6.5/10

SOUND - The voice-acting is actually pretty great in this game. The sounds made by the aliens are terrifying and convincing as well. The sound effects are the one thing that really bothered me about this game. The gunfire sounds very unsatisfying, and I noticed a couple sounds that were recycled from Starcraft...no joke. This is just another reason why this game didn't succeed at being a truly great game. - 5/10

LENGTH/REPLAY VALUE - Like I said, this game's campaigns are very uninteresting and bland. Unless differentiating difficulty levels are your thing, you're not going to find much good here. Not only that, but the campaigns are very short. Each one is only 5 or 6 levels at most. Definitely not a game worthy of your time to begin with. - 3/10

BOTTOM LINE - With all the hype to this game, it was quite disappointing to see the final product. The only redeemable quality to this game is the multiplayer, and even then it isn't for everyone. It does present some interesting concepts, and hopefully if they do make another one it will be much-improved upon this one. I would only recommend this game to die-hard fans of AvP stuff, otherwise you should rent this first. - 5.5/10

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