Richard Wakeling, Thunderbolt:
Aliens: Colonial Marines has been a long time coming. After suffering through development hell for a number of years and eventually cancellation, Gearbox Software leaped into action and took the reins to finally see this troubled product through to completion. A few years and numerous delays later it’s finally available to play, aping the similar path Duke Nukem: Forever took to release. Unfortunately, however, the similarities between the two games don’t end there; the lengthy development culminating in another disappointment that, unlike DNF, is bereft of any creativity or redeeming qualities. It’s been a tough road to get here, but Colonial Marines is a bad game no matter how you look at it.