Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by meetajhu 1020d ago | review

EGM Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines

Most game developers are problem-solvers by nature, and few dilemmas vex them more than the challenge of building a great videogame based on a licensed franchise. So, when Sega announced in 2006 that they’d tapped the crew at Gearbox Software—creators of the beloved Borderlands titles—to take a stab at the Alien universe, it gave gamers and Xeno fans alike a reason to hope.

More than six years later, Aliens: Colonial Marines has finally arrived, allowing us to see whether the gang from Plano, Texas, could take one of gaming’s most-aped intellectual properties and deliver an experience that does the feature films justice. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9/10

meetajhu  +   1020d ago
Paid Review!! Total Sellout at its finest people!
The worst review website in the existence of mankind. I suggest no gamer to visit this website
#1 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(21) | Disagree(8) | Report | Reply
joab777  +   1020d ago
But everyone is and thats the point. Its the opposite of giving a great game like ni no kuni a 7... Yeah i am talking to you Game Informer!!! U got that one dead wrong...and 1 month kater dead space 3 gets a 9.75 putting it in legendary status. Cant wait to see their review on this game.
Jazz4108  +   1020d ago
Ni no kunai deserved that score as it wasnt that good. You really must need your exclusive rpg fix if thats the case. This game is no nine out of ten though.
joab777  +   1019d ago
It's an opinion but it's one backed up by 95% of reviewers. I am betting u didn't even play it. It's a great jrpgs and...oh's a great game in general. It's gorgeous, has great combat system, the story isn't bad, and it blends strengths from some of the best jrpgs out there. And what I love most is that unlike most games today, it doesn't try and cater to the masses. It is classic rpg in glorious hd. But that's why I love games, everyone can have an opinion...whether it's right or not!
#1.1.2 (Edited 1019d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report
ThanatosDMC  +   1020d ago
Yeah, BS review. Were they wearing money glasses while not playing the game. The game is not even working/loading properly. WTF?

Edit: Check how many Aliens CM ads are all over their website.
#1.2 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
SlapHappyJesus  +   1020d ago
Oh EGM . . .
BoNeSaW23  +   1019d ago
...quit playing in the gutter with kotaku!
Myst  +   1020d ago
O_o Playing the game now and I see it's shortcomings, what they could/should do or perhaps I should write what I would LIKE them to do. Even as it stands now I couldn't give it at 9/10.
Bio_Mod  +   1020d ago
Are you enjoying it though? mine still hasn't arrived yet.
Myst  +   1020d ago
Mm so-so. Reminds me of how I felt about Raccoon City was fun with friends but not so much alone. I was streaming it for a bit and that made it a bit more fun. overall though eh....I can only say it's so-so...
axerated  +   1020d ago
I am, despite it's flaws
Burackus  +   1019d ago
NO This game sux donkey balls, i cant believe gearbox would put there name on this, very heart breaking, its pretty much a ps2 game with crappy controls, story sux it doesn't get your attention i found myself thinking about how bad it was more than listening to what was going on.
#3.1.3 (Edited 1019d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
Sandmano  +   1020d ago
Hmmmmmmm ... yeah nuff said
blackbirdi  +   1020d ago
Wtf ... Was the reviewer drunk or did he never play a game before
TheCagyDies  +   1020d ago
I got a question for anyone to answer me. Gearbox was the main dev for this game along with some random companies. A little flash history, they released Borderlands 2, great game that gets like an 89 metacritic, now this games gets a 49 metacritic and now I am like "how does a triple A dev team makes such a superb title then makes a crap title afterwards?"

Were there development troubles, so far I learned of lengthly delays and that this game was originally shown on the PS2 back in 2001 I am going to keep investigating the dev cycle of this game. I am really intrigue by the massive drop of quality from Borderlands 2 to Aliens, I am pretty sure it isn't so simple as in they got lazy.

If there are any Gearbox faithfuls around here, please enlighten me. I haven't been following this dev team and I am really concerned about their abilities to make a good game. I really want to see a good Duke Nukem game come from Gearbox, especially after DNF.

Of course, I still haven't played this game and I believe I should judge it myself but that 49 meta rating speaks very high. Well then, to google and any replys will be grateful.
#6 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
MmaFan-Qc  +   1020d ago
Teltales made The Walking game(awesome) then they made Jurasic Park(shit game)

see the patern?
TheCagyDies  +   1020d ago
Actually, they made Jurassic Park first then they made The Walking Dead.
Actually, i think I found the problem, there's an article on IGN interviewing a former Gearbox member about the dev history of Aliens.
#6.1.1 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1020d ago
JP came first... then walking dead. the pattern is.....try and try again till you get it right. they didnt give up and they got it right. pattern is called persistence+learning from mistakes=success
ColinZeal  +   1020d ago
Colonial Marines was mostly outsourced. So, Gearbox wasn´t really leading the project as I understand it.
MysticStrummer  +   1020d ago
Well that's stupid on their part then. I'm sure Sega paid them well to do it, and they used the "We only finished it" excuse for Duke Nukem so they figured they could get away with it again, but eventually they'll do it once too often and be screwed.
TemplarDante  +   1020d ago a HUGE Goodiebag...
Must of had gold bars to polish up this turd...
Burackus  +   1019d ago
even if you polish a turd all you get is shinny sh*t
#7.1 (Edited 1019d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Irishguy95  +   1017d ago
Not if you encase the shit in gold
Amiroo  +   1020d ago
does Aliens:CM have ironsight like cod ? if it does then EGM likes it
axerated  +   1020d ago
Lol, it does actually
dafegamer  +   1020d ago
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1020d ago
this is....just... i dont....must hold back...BLAARRGHHHHH
Gamer25   1020d ago | Spam
Fatty  +   1020d ago
If I ever had to use the word "subpar" in a review, I don't think I could give it a 9 or higher.
Upstate8987  +   1020d ago

ApolloTheBoss  +   1020d ago
Ridiculously obvious paid review. Nope, too late, Sega. This game is gonna flop.
#14 (Edited 1020d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
ALLWRONG  +   1020d ago
overrated44  +   1019d ago
This isn't the first time EGM has had a ridiculously high score for a game that was being reviewed rather poorly... I'm talking about Rage, EGM was given the right to release their review before other publications and oh look at that it was also a 9 if I remember correctly, AND the review was far higher than most other reviews. EGM was amazing when I was a kid, it's now a husk of the wonderful magazine I used to receive in the mail as a child.
#16 (Edited 1019d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
stubee34  +   1019d ago
EGM is a joke,nobody respects them in the gaming industry.Halo 4 got a 7 from this guy and ACM gets a 9?? Get another job you fool.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

How 'Gigantic' Brought A Different Type of Shooter Video Game To Life

19m ago - Forbes contributor Todd Kenreck talks to Motiga creative director James Phinney about how the ide... | PC

Word Party review - ChristCenteredGamer

1h ago - Other than those minor issues, Word Party is a family friendly game that has some educational pot... | Wii U

HotLiked - What the Internet is talking about right now

Now - Kill some time at You will regret it... | Promoted post

Désiré - Prologue: Walkthrough Guide

10h ago - Appunwrapper writes: "This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough for the iOS and Android point-a... | iPhone

Blaze Proves the Commodore Amiga Was Capable of Sonic the Hedgehog

10h ago - Carl Williams writes, "While Sega never supported the Commodore Amiga with any games, they did la... | Retro

Westwood Studios to Receive Industry Icon Award at The Game Awards 2015

10h ago - Host Geoff Keighley just announced that the defunct Westwood Studios will receive the “Industry I... | Retro