Game over, man? It's only just begun. Aliens: Colonial Marines is a squad-based shooter, set in the science fiction universe inspired by James Cameron's 1986 film. In the spirit of the 20th Century Fox movie series, the game plays out through the claustrophobic corridors of futuristic, labyrinthine, extra-terrestrial industrial constructs. Tense, creepy pacing is punctuated with vicious ambushes and explosive firefights. To succeed in their deadly mission, each marine must know his role, and the squad must work together to survive.
The assignment is a covert, preemptive strike, part of a desperate plan to foil a pending full-on invasion of Earth. Players wield weapons seen in the Aliens films, including pulse rifles and flamethrowers, and also new equipment created for the game. A full single-player campaign is available, as well as an online, four-player co-op adventure mode. The game's story was authored by Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, partners who have previously written for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Battlestar Galactica sci-fi TV series. Aliens: Colonial Marines was developed by Brothers in Arms creator, Gearbox Software. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide