Damning With Faint Praise, Or Time To Lock And Load
The exception that proves the rule came from a very different type of game for this franchise; Alien: Isolation did receive great reviews from players but it was very different from previous games that were set in Ridley Scott’s famous universe. The previous release was Aliens: Colonial Marines, which was so bad Sega agreed to pay $1.25 million to a class action lawsuit, though apparently fixing a typo makes the game slightly less horrendous.
A part of the problem is the unbelievably good job the original game did at capturing the feeling of the film in single player and offering a multiplayer experience unmatched at the time. Then we ended up with hybrid Predaliens with laser eyes and from there the franchise produced far more flops than successes; partial or otherwise.
TweakTown tried out the newest release from this franchise, Aliens: Fireteam Elite. The game is pure multiplayer, letting you pick from a variety of customizable classes to face off against endless hordes of Aliens. The environs certainly seem to offer an atmosphere worth of Giger, with the 3rd person gameplay giving you a better look at it than first person; at the cost of abandoning that iconic FPS view.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is ultra-chaotic, thrilling, and intensely fun, making it the best Aliens shooter on the market today.