Like its predecessor, Aliens versus Predator 2 allows the player to choose one of three characters: an Alien, Predator, or a human Colonial Marine. Each character has different objectives, abilities, and weapons at their disposal. The single-player campaigns present the player with conventional series of levels to progress through, which are designed around the abilities of each character. As the Colonial Marine, which is one of the characters that many players choose in order to revive Aliens 2, the player uses a number of weapons to combat Aliens and Predators. The Marine wears an armor for protection, and uses an image intensifier and flares to improve visibility in dark areas. When playing as the Predator, the player uses a variety of weapons from the Predator films such as wrist blades, a throwing disc, and shoulder-mounted energy weapons, this part is also cool. The Predator is more durable than the human or the Alien and can survive falls from greater heights than the human. It can use a cloaking device to become invisible and several different modes of vision to help in the detection of enemies, including infrared vision and a mode sensitive to electrical systems. Unlike in the previous game, the Predator in Aliens versus Predator 2 recharges its energy supply automatically. As an Alien, the player can explore most of the game's environments freely, even climbing across walls and ceilings. However, the Alien has no weapons and must use its claws, tail, and jaws to attack enemies. When playing as an Alien, the screen is distorted into a fisheye lens effect to reflect the Alien's field of view. The player can also use a form of echolocation in dark areas and can detect pheromones to discern human or Predator enemies. The Alien can drop from any height without injury and is the fastest of the three player characters. This game is so fun and scary that many people keeps jumping in the marine levels. The game keeps your heart racing because an alien can jump at you out of nowere and can appear behind you. And it’s cool how you only have a little light to help you see in the dark. Some people say the graphics are not that good but when I played the game I thought they were good. The sound in the game is really nice since it reminds you that of the movies. The backround music is really cool too. The Predator levels are really fun with all the different weapons, but it also is the hardest because you die very fast. The Alien levels are real fun because you get to go through the alien’s life cycle. If you like any of the Alien or Predator movies or AVP the movie, then you will love this game. Play as a vicious Alien, stealthy Predator or combat-hardened Marine through three unique, interlocking storylines.
- Fun, thrilling, full of action, great sound
- good graphics but not great