Aliens vs. Predator is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments, the team two previous Alien vs. Predator games and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is not a sequel to the previous game Aliens versus Predator 2, but a reboot based on the Alien vs. Predator franchise. The game also incorporates elements of the two live-action films, Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).
There are three campaigns in the game, one for each race or faction, namely the Predators, the Aliens, and the Colonial Marines. While separate in terms of individual plot and gameplay, they form one overarching storyline. In Multiplayer, players can face off in various game modes.
The game is set sometime after Alien 3 on the colonized planet BG-386, a forested world covered in dense jungle and ancient Yautja ruins. Having discovered the ruins, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation has established a research center near the mining colony Freya's Prospect, from which they begin investigating the ruins in hopes of uncovering the secrets of both the Yautja's advanced technology and the Xenomorphs they once hunted on the planet. During the course of this, Weyland-Yutani scientists find and capture a millennia-old Xenomorph Queen that had been held prisoner by the Yautja to serve as a source of Xenomorph prey. The company's scientists quickly begin breeding their own Warriors for experimentation. As the research continues, a vast underground Yautja temple is discovered and opened, whereupon a powerful energy pulse knocks out the research facility above, unleashing the Xenomorph test subjects and triggering a catastrophic infestation at Freya's Prospect. The incident attracts the attention of not only the Colonial Marines, but also the Yautja, who travel to BG-386 to ensure the secrets of their technology do not fall into human hands.
The game received mixed to positive reviews from critics. It was brought into controversy in Australia, where ab early cut of the game was submitted for review but was denied classification in Australia and effectively banned for sale altogether. Sega successfully won the bid on the classification of the game in Australia.
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- Official website via Wayback Machine
- Aliens vs. Predator on Xenopedia - The Alien vs. Predator Wiki
- Alien vs. Predator Central