Aliens Vs. Predator 2 Monolith / Fox, Sierra 2001

Using the Lithtech engine already well-known from No One Lives Forever, comes the second AvP game. Like in the first game, you can choose whether you want to play Marine, Predator, or Alien missions but now in comparison to part 1 it's also possible to save at any time and the game difficulty is slightly reduced. As a Marine, I enjoyed playing AvP 2 most. The environment strongly reminds of the second Aliens film. Being part of a Marine troop, one feels safe and comfortable even though the ship landing was rough. But quickly you are seperated from the group and need to fight and survive on your own. The story continues through ingame graphic scenes. Playing as a Marine and equipped with a motion tracker and a flashlight you get a very good Alien movie feeling implemented in the game as occurred in some parts of the film, even though the story is different. Sadly, one has to fight against humans for half of the game. The Predator as an opponent only plays a minor role. In this considerable part of the game, AvP 2 looks like a usual shooter. Much of the typical alien atmosphere is given away. As Predator the only mission aim is to collect and hunt after trophies. This is done by killing humans and aliens and cutting their heads off. Because of superior technology like the cloaking device and the portable recharging unit (which can be used for weapons and also the medical supply unit), it is unlikely to get into trouble. Here again, there's cutscenes about humans along the way but no interesting information on Predators is given. Partway through, the Predator loses his arsenal when he is captured and imprisoned and from this time on the equipment has to be regained. There are some very nice passages along the Predator missions but the claustrophic feeling of the Marine missions doesn't develop. Playing the facehugger Alien one has to look for victims who are alone. If this is acomplished one is surrounded onscreen by red and after some clicks with the fire button, the teeth of the chestbuster work their way through the body of the victim (breaking through the ribs) into the open. From this time on, one has to hide from humans and needs to find suitable cat-food to become a drone. Now the slaughter begins...with claws, tail and teeth your enemies can be killed. Each bite restores and gives back life energy and a head bite restores most energy. It's possible to run along walls and ceilings and very often one has to look for ventilation shafts which arent easy to find! Also cutscenes with humans are implemented again in playing the Alien missions. Part of the time, one is disarmed. In the end you are also fighting against Predators. For me AvP 2 was only of average fun to play. I played through all missions to complete them, like a real shooter fan does. It's quite certain when i find some spare time (in long winter evenings) that I'll play the Marine missions again.

See also: #Alien Vs. Predator 2 MP: Primal Hunt

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Final Singleplayer Demo ~166MB Multiplayer Demo v1.0.9.2 ~64MB ( @ GameFront)
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Total Conversion, Campaigns, & Graphic Enhancement
Fan-Made Maps/Mods
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Full Demo ~352MB (made for 3DSL by dead-meat & upped by Scaryfun) Music Addon ~57MB (made for 3DSL by dead-meat & upped by keropi) *rename dll to rar, password is www.3dshooterlegends.cjb.net
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No-CD full demo fix (upped by keropi)
2CD ISO Demo 689MB (upped by Egon68)
Alien Vs. Predator 2 + Primal Hunt + widescreen patch (16:9 only) + AvP2 mod manager 1.27GB (uploaded by yamibito)
Avp2 + Primal Hunt + addons + mappacks + hi-res textures 2.5GB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Aliens Versus Predator 2: Gold Edition - UK AlcoholClone 2CD ISO Demo 1.09GB (uploaded by Egon68)


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