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Aliens versus Predator 2

11 months ago

Feature: Not quite game over, man

A handful of fans have kept Aliens Versus Predator 2 multiplayer alive for a decade

Aliens Versus Predator 2 pitted colonial marines against predators against aliens. It was an asymmetrical first-person shooter that stood out when it was released in 2001. For seven years, the multiplayer servers pulsed with life. No dark corner offered sanctuary, cloaked predators disemboweled marines, and marines surrounded themselves with thickets of spider mines, and, all the while, alien players crawled through the vents. Then in…

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3 years ago

11 years ago

Sierra vs History

Some are speculating this is related to the recent Actard merger, but it's possible it's simply ruthless, Logan's Runny culling of the elderly. Whichever, the facts are these: come November 1st, the plug will be pulled on the official servers for 21 Sierra PC games (of varying classicdom). Several RPS faves number amongst them: Jim's beloved Ground Control, my semi-beloved Aliens vs Predator 2 and…

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12 years ago

Retrospective: Aliens vs Predator 2

I'll attempt to counterbalance my recent whining about Aliens with some celebration of Aliens. I have only foggy, slightly disappointed memories of Aliens vs Predator 2 - handled by FEARmeisters Monolith rather than the first game's Rebellion - so, hungry for Gearbox's upcoming Colonial Marines, I though it was about time I revisited it. Specifically, to talk about its one moment of genius.

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