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…
Aliens versus Predator 2
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3 years ago
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Aka "the one where you got to be a chest-burster chewing its way out of someone's ribcage." Five stars for that alone, right?
11 years ago
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…
12 years ago
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.