Posts Tagged ‘aliens versus predator 2’

Have You Played… Aliens Versus Predator 2?

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? Read the rest of this entry »

Sierra vs History

as dead as AvP2's servers

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 the revered likes of No-one Lives Forever 2, Tribes 2 and Homeworld 1. Full list and more wittering from me below the cut.

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Retrospective: Aliens vs Predator 2

Not coming out of any goddamned walls now, are ya?

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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