4.5 Bad Rap! Stemot | 02/05/2011 | See all Stemot's reviews (3) It seems to me that this game has generated a lot of bad reviews from people that A) have no understanding of the mechanics of the gameplay or B) think that every game should follow the template of Halo or Call Of Duty.What we have here is a game that follows on directly from the original AvP game made by Rebellion in that it carries on it's old school gameplay. The game has 3 separate campaigns, one for each species. I have seen criticism that these campaigns re-use the same levels and while this is true there are areas of each levels certain species will never see. This criticism can also be levelled at the recent Halo games as well which re-cycle whole levels and portions of levels in new ones yet seem to get away with it. At least these levels hold something different for each species.The Alien AI is the best I have seen in any Alien game, it uses the walls and darkness to it's advantages, leaps from cover to cover to get closer to the player and is amazing to watch in action.I have also never before played a game that made me feel like I was finally experiencing playing as a Predator like in the movies.The visuals running on DirectX 11 can look amazing at some points, especially the details on the characters which have much better texture work than the console versions. The games multiplayer has been a bone of contention among the community with some people outright hating the melee system implemented. If this is given enough time to be learnt it actually becomes quite an effective fighting system and the first I have seen implemented into a multiplayer game so well. The game features standard deathmatch modes as well as Predator Hunt and the brilliant Infestation which picks a player to be an Alien picking off a full squad of marines who then become the aliens allies. Great fun.All in all if you give the game a chance it really is great fun in both SP and Multi. Just expect something different from your usual run of the mill sci-fi or real world shooters.My favourite game of 2010.