Sean Halliday of Gamer Euphoria writes:
''Earlier this year, Aliens: Colonial Marines was released. It tried to capture the feeling and atmosphere of the much-loved films, but it largely failed. The sense of dread, the feeling of being vulnerable–they were never present within the game. It left people longing for the experience that Colonial Marines had promised and had failed to deliver. However, that much sought-after experience has finally appeared in a game you might not have expected.''