Alien vs Predator Requiem Review
Alien vs Predator Requiem box art
System: PSP Review Rating Legend
Dev: Rebellion 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Sierra 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Nov. 13, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Teen 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Each level starts and concludes in much the same way. You'll be introduced to an area which you'll be forced to explore. There are a few different paths that you can choose to get to the last stage which gives you some sense of freedom. You can go through the industrial area of town, the residential area or underground. Eventually you'll make your way to last stage where you'll be swarmed by aliens. This is where your ranged combat will serve you well. An interesting feature of the game, though not very well implemented, is the Honor points. There are more than just aliens to worry about in this game. Humans, both military and civilians, will become embroiled in the fracas. If you avoid killing innocent civilians, you are supposed to be rewarded with Honor points, which will be used to upgrade your abilities, weapons, and armor. You will also receive these points for killing aliens. Needless to say, there are so many enemies to kill that it just doesn't seem to matter if you kill civilians. You'll end up with more points and power than you know what to do with without even being aware of what you're shooting at.

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Another way to generate Honor points is to destroy bits of alien technology, parts of their ships, and contraband. These items can be found scattered throughout the levels. All you have to do is consult the map and you'll see exactly where these items are located. If you want more of a challenge, don't use the map. Some of these items are presented as simple puzzle devices that must be implemented to gain access to another level. But when I use the word "puzzle," I'm using it in the most general and generic of terms.

A skirmish mode is available for both single and ad hoc multiplayer. You're given five minutes to destroy as many aliens as you can in a given level. The multiplayer mode is essentially a co-op mode in which another player takes part in the skirmish. It's not a very interesting mode to say the least. It's little more than target practice.

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Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem lacks great production values. It's decent, but never goes the extra distance. Overall the game is dark, making a lot of the detail difficult to see. There's just a bit too much of the vision modes which seems to be a cheap way out of rendering detailed characters and environments. The sound effects are average, and the music does little to inspire an otherworldly feel.

By Cole Smith
CCC Senior Writer

Don't expect to get much more than a day out of this game. At best, it's a decent rental.

Features

  • Based on the 2007 AvP Movie - As the ultimate Predator, hunt down and eliminate the Aliens species in the authentic universe of the AvP movie.
  • Futuristic Predator Weaponry - Unprecedented devastation as Aliens and Predators battle for supremacy using both familiar and completely new futuristic weapons: dual shoulder cannons, classic wrist blades, laser trip mines, and more.
  • Advanced Stealth Tactics - Use advanced technologies such as Predator's wrist computer, Pred-tech/thermal vision mode, and cloaking to stealthily track, stalk, and annihilate both humans and aliens.
  • Multiplayer Mode - Team up with friends wirelessly to play as the Predator's comrades, attempting to withstand hordes of attacking aliens, in last stand arenas specially adapted from the single player campaign.


    RATING OUT OF 5
    RATING DESCRIPTION
    3.1
    Graphics
    Dark, gloomy, difficult to discern detail in some levels.
    4.0
    Control
    Good solid control system. Lock-on and go.
    2.2
    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    Average sounding effects. Music is uninspired.
    1.1
    Play Value
    Gameplay is too easy. Multiplayer mode is little more than a shooting gallery.
    2.4
    Overall Rating - Poor
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
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