Alien Versus Predator - DieHard GameFan review

Published: November 1994

 

Review:

"if 3-D gaming is your thing,

AVP has been worth the

wait"

"Jag owners have waited patiently for the better part of a year, for what has been hailed as the Jaguar game of games; AVP. Well, I just finished playing it for twelve straight hours and let me tell you, if 3-D gaming is your thing, AVP has been worth the wait. In the last twelve hours I managed to beat the Predator game (the Alien and Predator adventures are much shorter than the Colonial Marine's).

I took a peak at the Colonial Marine game and decided to save that for my few days off between issues. To beat all three is going to take some serious time and effort (I've waited a long time, so I'm glad AVP is a long game). As the Predator, you begin with your claw attack only and must earn (by killing Colonial Marines) your stick, disc, and finally the big gnarler, Shoulder Cannon! Make your way to the Queen's lair and turn her in to bubbling stew! As the Predator, you can cloak, but kills while cloaked won't earn you any points.   As for the marine game, you may as well go out and get the graph paper now, because the on-screen map is confusing (it's scaled way down) and the levels (which include a maze of ducts) are massive. I got chills when I walked past a cloaked Predator and heard him whisper... "over here" just like the movie. The sights and sounds are so realistic, it's frightening. I haven't gotten to the Alien game yet, but you can bet I'll be back with more on AVP in future issues. If you own a Jag, you must own this game, and if you don't own a Jag, well, now is as good a time as any. More games are on the way!" - E Storm

DieHard GameFan CAPSULE REVIEWS

Graphics:             10
Music / FX:           9
Control:               9
Play Mechanics:    9
Originality:           9

Overall Score:      98

SKID:

What an absolute butt-kickin' game AVP is! A couple of years ago (when I saw the movies) I would have never imagined playing a game this good. If this is how Atari treats a big license, then every big movie should go directly to the Jag! Great sound, great graphics, great control...GREAT GAME!

 

Graphics:             10
Music / FX:           10
Control:               9
Play Mechanics:    9
Originality:           9

Overall Score:      98

MR. GOO::

AVP is not a walk through, 3-D shoot 'em-up. I'm so happy! I've waited six months, so I wanted a long game. Well, I got not one, but three! You have to think and map in AVP or you WILL die... cool. I can't believe this is a 16-meg cart.

 

Graphics:             10
Music / FX:           8
Control:               9
Play Mechanics:    9
Originality:           9

Overall Score:      98

TAKAHARA:

AVP is the best 3-D action game that I have ever played.. It has more strategy than Doom, and the graphics are second to none. I cannot believe how well the movies are represented here. From the sound to the look of the characters and backgrounds this is what a movie port should look like. The Jag has proven itself. This is only a 16 meg cart! Imagine the future!