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Submitted by batbatz 560d ago | opinion piece

Are Steam hiding Alien Colonial Marines terrible Meta critic score?

Currently Gearbox’s Alien Colonial Marines is the top seller on steam, its fair to say that this new video game entry has not been very well received by critics, although I personally don’t think its as bad as people are saying, however its definitely not a polished as it should have been given the franchise and the time invested in its development.. (Alien: Colonial Marines, PC)

batbatz  +   560d ago
Should Alien colonial marines be pulled form the Steam store because its so buggy, similar to what happened with WarZ??
maximaz  +   560d ago
Is it that bad?
JustInTlME  +   560d ago
It's bad.... Never played WarZ but its BAD! Like not worth the $2 redbox rental bad...
maximaz  +   560d ago
Damn, thats a real bummer man. I've been waiting for this one.
PopRocks359  +   560d ago
Try it out for yourself. Not everyone has trashed it and even then the opinion that should matter to you the most is your own. What someone else hates you may love.
RememberThe357  +   560d ago
@PopRocks
Thats what reviews are for; to stop me from buying into the hype and spending my well earned money on a shit game.
Rubberlegs  +   560d ago
Alien: CM is not buggy. It would have been nice to see some extra polish put into the game but it plays perfectly fine. War Z lied about a bunch of features that aren't in the game yet and that's the main reason why it got pulled.

Also the metric score is back up on Steams store page.
squarecircle  +   560d ago
It is buggy, I've had my gun disappear many times so I can only see my hands and I have 999 ronds but I can't shoot. You have to quit out the whole game for it go back to normal, rather annoying.
thezeldadoth  +   560d ago
lol buggy as WarZ? no, don't listen to the troll. Its an average game, not horrible, not good. Its not even close to WarZ quality and probably wouldve gotten good review scores if it came out in the middle of this generation.
batbatz  +   560d ago
nowhere near as bad as WarZ
JedMan1985  +   560d ago
Man...and I was going to get it.
Neurotoxin  +   560d ago
Colon Marine it is then.
Iceman X  +   560d ago
Aliens Colonial Marines is a GREAT game stop hating, if you don't like it or NEVER even played it, Why are you here posting on a baord for something you don't like?? Get a life Trolls!!!
MrAnderson  +   560d ago
Apologistic fanboy.
aliengmr  +   560d ago
Sounds like someone got the Collector's Edition.

Seriously though, great games don't get rated this bad.
Wagz22  +   560d ago
Deadly Premonition says hi haha of course I haven't played Aliens yet so I can't say first hand its bad, but I have played Deadly Premonition and that game got shit on by most review sites but I freakin love that game.
thezeldadoth  +   560d ago
i torrented it to try it, so no i'm not sorry about a purchase. Its an OK game, not even close to as bad as people say.
Oh_Yeah  +   560d ago
I'm sure most people knew this game was going to be a flop since the first gameplay footage was released. Quality is on par with that of a 15$ arcade/psn game. You know the type of game that was aiming to be AAA but funding was cut, much like the game I am Alive. This should have been a downloadable title and marketed as such.. It would have faired better on the pockets and with the critics. This is not a 60$ game.
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BanBrother  +   560d ago
I'll probably rent it now, then buy it later when there is a goty (ROFLLMAO) collection with all the dlc. Need my Alien fix, but don't want to be disappointed minus $80.
Oh_Yeah  +   560d ago
Get dead space 1,2 and 3 then. Oh and crysis 3 is coming soon too.
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BanBrother  +   560d ago
Haha thanks for the advice but I meant 'Alien' as in the 'Alien' IP. Got plenty of games with aliens :-)
xPhearR3dx  +   560d ago
"Are Steam hiding Alien Colonial Marines terrible Meta critic score?"

Are? You mean "is"? For the record, no Steam is not hiding anything. If you scroll down on the product page it says Metacritic 44/100. You have to give them time to update their client. Everything isn't synced in real-time you know.
MadMen  +   560d ago
Played it

I do not think its as bad as the reviews say it is, however; it isnt as great as it COULD have been given the amount of time.

They should have gone for a little more creepiness to build the moment.

If you are an Aliens fan, you will still just love the fact that it feels just like part 2 from a look stand point and well worth it, if your just looking for a shotter its a hit or miss.

I would say its a 7/10
RuperttheBear  +   560d ago
'Are Steam hiding Alien Colonial Marines terrible Meta critic score?'

Um, no. No they're not.

What a silly article.

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landog  +   560d ago
lol....you can see the metacritic score right on the main page, steam are not the type of company to "hide" things from users, they built the reputation they have with gamers by being open and honest
that is why they are universally loved by 99% of pc gamers

unlike sony and ms who lie constantly;

posting complete BULLSHOTS of games with tons of aa and uber resolutions that will NEVER appear in the game on console

posting pc screenshots with the xbox360 controller in use....lol...a classic, they do it at trade shows all the time too, the pc is hidden under the table...lol

putting 1080p on their game boxes, lol....there is NOT a single console AAA game that runs in 1080p native is there? maybe like one old crappy looking basketball game from 2007...lol... sure ps3/360 "upconverts" to 1080p, so do those $20 dvd players at walgreens, and they look like crap too

next gen devs should be required to put the native resolution of their games on console boxes , screenshots should be required to have what platform the image is taken from posted as well
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sprinterboy  +   560d ago
Just finished the game and I would give it a 7.5/10, enjoyable game and finished in 2 sittings. Yes they could have polished the game more but i only came across 2 or 3 bugs which was a soldior halfway through a wall, some sound glitches, nothing to spoil the game though. The reason I gave a 7.5 was bad soundtrack, sounds of the guns were poor on my 5.1 setup, graphics should have been higher, not 2007 and the storyline was poorly written. At the end of the day the game reminds me of old FPS like DOOM style play and graphics remind me of a ps3 game at the start of the genertion like /gericho. All in all if you play the game as a shooter its fun, if you want to get immersed into the game story you will more than likely hate the game, just go with the flo.
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chobit_A5HL3Y  +   559d ago
i wanted this game so badly but i don't wanna spend $60 on it if it turns out to be as bad as a lot of people are saying T^T it looked so good in the footage before... :[

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