Aliens: Colonial Marines

Players: 1-2 offline, 2-12 online
Publisher: SEGA
Genres: Action, First-person Shooter
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Developer: Gearbox Software
MSRP: $59.99
Platforms:
In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise.

RAD Episode 281 – Aliens: Colonial Marines, 6.6 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

“My mommy always said there were no monsters – no real ones – but there are.”
-Newt

I don’t think I could have picked a better opening quote to start this review of Aliens: Colonial Marines off with. We have waited years for this game and in today’s RAD we get right down to it with a man who loves the Alien franchise as much as he loves video games. The stage is set for this game with its creditability as the official canonical sequel to Aliens and a developer who created Borderlands… what could possibly go wrong?

Birdman sets down on LV-426 on company orders to go find out whats going on… What happens to Birdman when all is said and done? We will leave you with this quote and let you decide where this all ends..

“You better just start dealing with it, Hudson! Listen to me! Hudson, just deal with it, because we need you and I’m sick of your bullshit.”
-Ellen Ripley

Here, have something significantly cooler to tide you over:

OR THIS:

Send your feedback and hate mail to mike@thisweekingeek.net
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Click here to download RAD episode 281: Aliens:Colonial marines
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-Music featured in this episode-
The lonely man song

Be sure to check out Birdman’s other website This Week in Geek for more great geek content!

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Rating: 6.6/10 (11 votes cast)

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

Nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

RAD Episode 281 - Aliens: Colonial Marines

This ain't happening, man... This can't be happening, man! This isn't happening!

Sage Reviews - Aliens: Colonial Marines

Probably the best worst game I've played in years.
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Mike Dodd is the guy who always said video games could be turned into a profession and eventually it turned out he was right. Mike is a passionate nerd about all facets of nerd culture from the love of the BBC’s Doctor Who to the very latest in the fight game scene, he’s on to it and likely turned into his new obsession. Dodd was raised to love all things that were pop culture from viewing his first horror movie at five years old to owning one of the first Nintendos in North America, it’s been a childhood dominated by the controller and movie screens and he couldn’t be happier. Roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons dominated the high school years and unhealthy doses of Japanese anime were frequent as he completed his education and took sometime off to explore Canada and the US. However as all good times must come to an end, a decision was made to get some experience and do something fun and learn something and meant getting involved in the media. Mike volunteered with Rogers Television and became the audio/technical director for several successful programs and decided that he should further that experience by going to college. 6 years and several massive headaches later, Mike became known as “The Birdman” of This week in Geek but that is a story for another website….

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  1. February 19, 2013 at 11:18am
    In response to Article
    VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
    Rating: -1 (from 3 votes)

    Everyone is hating on this game

    • February 19, 2013 at 01:51pm
      In response to the_awesometeer
      VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
      Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)

      It deserves it.Had a quick go at it at mates house last night…i was laughing AT the chronic gameplay and horrendous A.I but at the same time felt sorry for my friend who paid full price for this bunch of binary bolderdash.

      • February 19, 2013 at 03:54pm
        In response to Destro9
        VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
        Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)

        This is the only time I can think of a game that literally broke my heart

        I’ve had relationships that have hurt less then this utter betrayal :(

    • February 19, 2013 at 03:57pm
      In response to the_awesometeer
      VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
      Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)

      Can’t think of a game that totally took advantage of a franchise like this
      It’s damned fan fiction…

  2. February 14, 2013 at 09:09am
    In response to Article
    VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

    Man Sorry Birdman I feel with you i Still cant believe that they fucked up Aliens I mean Hows that even possible.. Well looking forward to MG Rising .

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Aliens: Colonial Marines to get Campaign DLC

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Yes…THIS again.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is Skipping the Wii U

Posted by [ 1 year ]

Isn’t it a bit late to worry about Quality Control?

Aliens: Colonial Marines So Far the Best Selling Game of 2013 in UK

Posted by [ 1 year, 1 month ]

Oh dear. Oh dear indeed.

Sage Reviews - Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted by [ 1 year, 1 month ]

Probably the best worst game I’ve played in years.

RAD Episode 281 - Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted by [ 1 year, 2 months ]

This ain’t happening, man… This can’t be happening, man! This isn’t happening!

Video Highlights Differences Between Aliens: Colonial Marines E3 Demo & Final Product

Posted by [ 1 year, 2 months ]

‘What the hell happened to Aliens: Colonial Marines?’ indeed.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

Posted by [ 1 year, 2 months ]

Nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

Aliens: Colonial Marines "Contact" Trailer is Awesome

Posted by [ 1 year, 2 months ]

Gameplay? Nope! Multiplayer information? Nope! Unadulterated awesomeness? HOO-RAH!

Newest Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Lives the Creed of the Core

Posted by [ 1 year, 2 months ]

“You don’t die unless I give the order. Got it?”

TV Trailer & Concept Art Marks Latest Aliens: Colonial Marines Videos

Posted by [ 1 year, 3 months ]

Get ready for the bug hunt.

Aliens: Colonial Marines to get Campaign DLC

Posted By about 9 months, 1 week ago

Yes…THIS again.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is Skipping the Wii U

Posted By about 1 year ago

Isn’t it a bit late to worry about Quality Control?

Aliens: Colonial Marines So Far the Best Selling Game of 2013 in UK

Posted By about 1 year, 1 month ago

Oh dear. Oh dear indeed.

Video Highlights Differences Between Aliens: Colonial Marines E3 Demo & Final Product

Posted By about 1 year, 2 months ago

‘What the hell happened to Aliens: Colonial Marines?’ indeed.

Aliens: Colonial Marines "Contact" Trailer is Awesome

Posted By about 1 year, 2 months ago

Gameplay? Nope! Multiplayer information? Nope! Unadulterated awesomeness? HOO-RAH!

Newest Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Lives the Creed of the Core

Posted By about 1 year, 2 months ago

“You don’t die unless I give the order. Got it?”

TV Trailer & Concept Art Marks Latest Aliens: Colonial Marines Videos

Posted By about 1 year, 3 months ago

Get ready for the bug hunt.

The Story of Aliens: Colonial Marines? Search & Destroy

Posted By about 1 year, 3 months ago

Spoilers: Xenomorphs kill people.

Travel Inside & Outside Hadley's Hope With Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted By about 1 year, 3 months ago

Bug hunt central, here we come.

You Won't Survive Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted By about 1 year, 4 months ago

Take a look at Survival Mode from Gearbox’s upcoming Aliens game.

RAD Episode 281 – Aliens: Colonial Marines

RAD Episode 281 – Aliens: Colonial Marines

RAD Episode 281 – Aliens: Colonial Marines, 6.6 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

“My mommy always said there were no monsters – no real ones – but there are.”
-Newt

I don’t think I could have picked a better opening quote to start this review of Aliens: Colonial Marines off with. We have waited years for this game and in today’s RAD we get right down to it with a man who loves the Alien franchise as much as he loves video games. The stage is set for this game with its creditability as the official canonical sequel to Aliens and a developer who created Borderlands… what could possibly go wrong?

Birdman sets down on LV-426 on company orders to go find out whats going on… What happens to Birdman when all is said and done? We will leave you with this quote and let you decide where this all ends..

“You better just start dealing with it, Hudson! Listen to me! Hudson, just deal with it, because we need you and I’m sick of your bullshit.”
-Ellen Ripley

Here, have something significantly cooler to tide you over:

OR THIS:

Send your feedback and hate mail to mike@thisweekingeek.net
Click to follow @BirdmanDodd on Twitter
Click here to download RAD episode 281: Aliens:Colonial marines
Click here to subscribe to Reviewaday on iTunes

-Music featured in this episode-
The lonely man song

Be sure to check out Birdman’s other website This Week in Geek for more great geek content!

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

Nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

RAD Episode 281 - Aliens: Colonial Marines

This ain't happening, man... This can't be happening, man! This isn't happening!

Sage Reviews - Aliens: Colonial Marines

Probably the best worst game I've played in years.
  1. February 19, 2013 at 11:18am
    In response to Article
    VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
    Rating: -1 (from 3 votes)

    Everyone is hating on this game

    • February 19, 2013 at 01:51pm
      In response to the_awesometeer
      VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
      Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)

      It deserves it.Had a quick go at it at mates house last night…i was laughing AT the chronic gameplay and horrendous A.I but at the same time felt sorry for my friend who paid full price for this bunch of binary bolderdash.

      • February 19, 2013 at 03:54pm
        In response to Destro9
        VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
        Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)

        This is the only time I can think of a game that literally broke my heart

        I’ve had relationships that have hurt less then this utter betrayal :(

    • February 19, 2013 at 03:57pm
      In response to the_awesometeer
      VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
      Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)

      Can’t think of a game that totally took advantage of a franchise like this
      It’s damned fan fiction…

  2. February 14, 2013 at 09:09am
    In response to Article
    VN:F [1.9.21_1169]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

    Man Sorry Birdman I feel with you i Still cant believe that they fucked up Aliens I mean Hows that even possible.. Well looking forward to MG Rising .

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Sage Reviews - Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted in Bennett The Sage [ 1 year, 1 month ]

Probably the best worst game I’ve played in years.

RAD Episode 281 - Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted in Review A Day [ 1 year, 2 months ]

This ain’t happening, man… This can’t be happening, man! This isn’t happening!

RAD Episode 281 - Aliens: Colonial Marines

Posted by [ 1 year, 2 months ]

This ain’t happening, man… This can’t be happening, man! This isn’t happening!

Possible Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition Contents Leaked

Posted by [ 2 years, 3 months ]

A screenshot detailing the Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector’s Edition has quietly sneaked its way onto