Rebellion made FPS history in the early 90s when they created Alien vs. Predator for the Atari Jaguar console. While the crossover of these two science fiction franchises had already become commonplace in many mediums, the idea of a game with an amalgamation of different races, each with their own distinct play style, was nearly unheard of. Even today, such a thing scarcely exists outside of the real-time strategy genre, where StarCraft made its mark in much the same way.
The developer rehashed and refined its unique concept for the PC and Mac with 1999ís Aliens Versus Predator, when the advancements in game technology allowed the differences between Alien, Predator, and Colonial Marine be magnified to great effect: Aliens could climb freely along walls and ceilings, Predator used an array of optical sensors to highlight specific enemies, and Marines were scared shitless by who-knows-what setting off a motion detector from the shadows.
More than 10 years and a couple of crappy movies later, AvP has been reincarnated by Rebellion yet again, but this time theyíre talking about a sequel. Letís not get ahead of ourselves, though, Iím sure youíre itching to find out if this game is worth your time and money. Well, the PC version has mouse aim (useful for playing Marine) and much higher resolution graphics than its console counterparts, all for $10 less. Sounds good, right? Read on!