Final Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC out now

$10 single-player Stasis Interrupted expansion tells the story of what happened to Hicks between Aliens and Alien 3.

Sega today launched the final expansion pack for Aliens: Colonial Marines. As was rumored, the single-player content is titled Stasis Interrupted. It tells the story of what happened to Corporal Hicks between Aliens and Alien 3.

During Stasis Interrupted, gamers will play as three different characters through an "interlocking" story. Players must fight their way through an alien-infested spaceship to find what Michael Weyland is after in the process of discovering what actually happened to Hicks.

Players who already own the Aliens: Colonial Marines Season Pass are urged not to purchase the $10 Stasis Interrupted pack, because they will be charged twice.

Aliens: Colonial Marines launched in February to a fairly negative critical reception, but this did not keep the game from shipping 1.31 million copies to date. The Wii U version of the game was later canceled and a false advertising lawsuit launched against Sega and Gearbox Software.

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MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

Honestly i love this game. Could the graphics and etc been better? yah it could of been but once you get past whining about how much better it should of looked its honestly a really fun game. on utube i saw people saying the game sucked just because of a light difference in one area from the demo, thats just trying to find excuses to hate it. I love fighting the aliens as enemies. I have over 250 games so ive learned what games are going to be graphical like battlefield, and what games are going to be low budget looking like wolfenstein/singularity/doom etc. Once i let go of the fact that not every game is going to look like battlefield then i started realizing that these low budget looking games are actually really fun. I bought the game brand new for 20 bucks which was worth it to me. After i plat it im not going to play it anymore but for now as im playing it im having a blast. Theres not much i hate about this game. I agree with everyone that there was alot they could of improved, it dont look as sharp as the demo, the trailer looked like it was going to be alot better. But its a movie game, movie games are pretty much never high end. Star wars had a few somewhat decent ones. I think the big letdown for people is like i said they expect every game to be a battlefield grand theft auto borderlands and when they get a james bond doom3 they automatically hate it without giving it a real play. as for the dlc i dunno, im not paying that much for a level lol. i think everyone should ban dlc and it should be free. EA makes about 900 million dollars profit in just there first quarter of sales, theres no reason they cant give dlc away for free as well as anyone else

toby_hussein
toby_hussein

The DLC turned out to be pretty good. If the main campaign had the same production quality as the DLC ACM would have been really fantastic. Thanks for taking the effort Gearbox.

reyan1455
reyan1455

Seriously....who gives a fuck?

tightwad34
tightwad34

Man, I hope they don't lose too much money on this game.

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

How can you make DLC for a turd? More turd?

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@leikeylosh Certainly, one wonders who the fuck is gonna buy this. I don't know anyone who got the actual game and I know some big-time Alien fans. If they weren't gonna part with cash for it, I can't imagine someone who would...

reyan1455
reyan1455

@leikeylosh Unfortunately...yes...more turd is on the way..

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

@Shanks_D_Chop @leikeylosh  its brand new now for 20 bucks, and last week they had it buy one get 1 free and it was 16 used so with a free game thats not a bad deal at all. personally i like the game alot because i didnt expect it to be battlefield graphics so i wasnt let down

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

What happened to Hicks? Shit... that must be one hell'a short bit of DLC.

mechag2
mechag2

Hopefully patches will keep coming 'cause the game is still a train wreck. *facepalm* No apology from Pitchford and the rest of Gearbox yet, either.

D1N02982
D1N02982

Aliens

Alien

Alien Resurrection

Alien 3 honestly I thought it was a boring movie

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@D1N02982 If you're suggesting that Resurrection is better than 3, I implore you to go back and revisit both. Alien 3 is slow, yes. As an attempt to recapture the tension of the first film, it definitely doesn't succeed completely... but it has a damn good go, contains moments of brilliance and to top it off Resurrection's writing is really quite dreadful.

D1N02982
D1N02982

@Shanks_D_Chop @D1N02982 Yeah Alien Resurrection was pretty fucking bad. I guess Alien 3 is better know that I think about it.

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@D1N02982 It's like... I give Alien 3 points for effort that don't get awarded to Resurrection.

And while the actors in Resurrection ranged from average and perfectly acceptable to really quite good, the writing was dreadful. The way the plot moved along was painful... Joss Whedon is so hit and miss.

Do you remember the bit when (for some bizarrely contrived reason) the heroes are climbing up that pylon and the xenomorphs are jumping out of the water at them? Winona Ryder's character gets shot, falls all the way back down. A few minutes later, they've been locked in and things look dire. Then the door right at the top opens. It's Winona Ryder. What. The. Fuck.

D1N02982
D1N02982

@Shanks_D_Chop @D1N02982 Yeah I do remember that scene that was pretty stupid. I also wish a lot more of the characters died cause I thought they were really annoying.

vackillers
vackillers

still supprised they even made this DLC... it still doesn't improve the fundermental crap this game has and doesn't address ANY of the issues what so ever... I will still never buy a game from this developer as they clearly only know how to make boarderlands and thats about it

savagejoe444
savagejoe444

This game makes Alien 3 look like a good movie. FAIL!!! XD

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

After all the patches and DLC, this will actually be worth $15 during online sales over the next ~6 months.  It's worth playing once (post-patch, post-DLC) if you're "between games" and you're a fan of the movies.

garysingh34
garysingh34

This game got some baaaad reviews - im keeping the hell away from this.

passo_ola
passo_ola

@garysingh34 Its good enough to buy the coop modes are fun and you get adittionel alien designs even a spitting one

Crouteru
Crouteru

Just stay the hell away from me Colonial Marines, you got that straight?

Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

Ill just wait till the full game is released, with all the DLC, then wait a little longer for that to drop to only a couple of £$ then maybe ill consider buying it..... or staring at the sun.... the latter based on everyone else's opinion of the game may be more fun

WarL0rdzz
WarL0rdzz

I miss playing the multiplayer, it was fun eventho it had it's bads. Now the game is dead... can't find any matches... I doubt anyone will buy the DLC's...


plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

After downloading 10 gigs of patches the game was decent and that lawsuit is going to go nowhere since the game looks as good as the demo now.  If you waited for the Steam sale you would have only paid $10. 

liandrikonflict
liandrikonflict

Game over man...game over


Said everyone who bought this pile of crap.

ecurl143
ecurl143

They made DLC for this pile of crap?

wavelength121
wavelength121

What loser filed a lawsuit? Talk about flagrant ambulance chasing.

Nymphonomicon
Nymphonomicon

@wavelength121 It was a false advertising suit. Considering the game sold entirely on the strength of a faked demo, I would say they had at least the bare bones of a case, Mr. Snap Judgment.