Aliens: Colonial Marines (2013)

Video Game  -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  12 February 2013 (USA)
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When an incomplete signal for help is sent by the survivor of the events depicted in Aliens (1986), another unit of colonial marines is sent to investigate.

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Pvt. Mark Drake (voice)
Al Matthews ...
Sgt. Al Apone (voice)
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Pvt. Peter O'Neal (voice)
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Cpl. Christopher Winter (voice)
Nisa Ward ...
Pvt. Bella Clarison (voice)
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Cpt. Jeremy Cruz (voice)
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Keyes (voice)
Ashly Burch ...
Lt. Lisa Reid (voice)
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Pvt. Willaim Hudson (voice)
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Redding (voice)
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Jason Liebrecht ...
Quintaro / Marine (voice)
Adam Ray ...
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When an incomplete signal for help is sent by the survivor of the events depicted in Aliens (1986), another unit of colonial marines is sent to investigate.

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The story of the game is somewhat based off of the original concept story of Alien³ (1992) where Cpl. Hicks and another team of Colonial Marines discover a top secret research facility by Weyland-Yutani that is focused on using the Aliens as Bio-Weapons. See more »

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In Stasis Interrupted, Hicks doesn't have his head bandage when escaping the Sulaco, but his head bandage is on when he sends his distress message. See more »

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Pvt. Bella Clarison: Hey, why are you looking at me like that?
Pvt. Peter O'Neal: [to Bishop] Tell her.
Pvt. Bella Clarison: Tell me what?
Pvt. Peter O'Neal: [to Bishop] The hell is going on.
Bishop: When you woke up with the Xenomorph on your face.
Pvt. Bella Clarison: [Interrupting] I already told you, it was dead. There's nothing wrong with me.
Bishop: Did it's exterior resembled bones, white skin and a spider with a tail?
Pvt. Bella Clarison: Yeah, and my throat hurts a little, but I'm fine.
Bishop: Bella, you're gonna die.
Pvt. Bella Clarison: How do you know that?
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I'll be brief...
13 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Once upon a time the awesome Alien franchise was born... When i switched on my Xbox 360 earlier this week and played this game i quickly realised that the franchise, specifically in respect of video gaming, is dead and buried. The graphics are too sharp yet ill detailed and not at all Alien-esque... The titles are also juvenile attempts at mimicking the movies and are awful. The levels belong on an original xbox or PS2 release and are dreary, tiresome, repetitive and ill conceived. The interface isn't innovative in any way and must have been designed on the back of the blank cheque that Sega wrote Gearbox to bring this high school project to fruition.

I've been playing video games for 30 years and not ever has a publisher spent so much dollar on promotion for such a bland, weightless, empty shell of a concept that has not materialised into any semblance of a 21st century hi-def title.

In conclusion its like playing a several year old platinum title that has no place being in the modern era of video gaming. A poor poor title that'll keep you happy (in anticipation only) for about 10 minutes (if you're a die-hard Alien fan) before the disc is on its way to trade in for store credit.

What were 20th Century Fox thinking?! PS. Give the trailer director credit for clever editing, tricking us all into believing that we were actually buying something of substance.


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