Alien Versus Predator - Wired magazine review

Published: March 1995

 

Review:

"Poor Man's VR"

" First person perspective videogames are a poor man's VR. Sit close enough to a big TV, blast the sound, and it's sort of like being there. But Alien Vs. Predator for Jaguar made this poor man feel mighty wealthy. It's the best cartridge game I've seen. Exploiting Jaguar's 64-bit, RISC-based system, Alien Vs. Predator is like an immersive simulation. The cinematic graphics are hyper-real, and the expansive levels are mind-boggling. You choose a character: Colonial Marine, Alien, or Predator. Each has its own goal, weapons and interface. Strategy, brute force, and a good deal of running are the main ingredients. As the marine, for example, you search for security clearence cards, weapons, and medical kits. You must defend yourself against Aliens and the Predator and get to the escape pod in one piece. Alien Vs. Predator will impress even the most jaded, manic gamer. The milatary must wish its combat sims looked this good." - Scott Taves