Here’s the thing with Alien games, they suck. Even Aliens vs Predator and Aliens Colonial Marines shit the bed. But one thing they all have in common is their amazing trailers the entice fans and trick them into dropping 60 bucks on them. Well this game is no different. At least with its action packed trailer, 3 player co-op and Left 4 Dead level of gameplay. It looks really cool.
Fireteam is a class-based shooter — where players take on roles like gunner, demolisher, or technician — and Cold Iron says there will be a huge range of enemies to take on, including 11 types of Xenomorphs, as well as some of those pesky Weyland-Yutani synthetics. Here’s the basic premise:
Set 23 years after the original Alien trilogy, Aliens: Fireteam drops players into the role of a Colonial Marine aboard the USS Endeavor, recently tasked with answering a distress call from the outer colonies. Deploy to overrun facilities, abandoned ruins, and strange alien landscapes as you battle terrifying enemies across four campaigns with two friends or AI teammates.
The replay ability on this could be amazing IF the gameplay mechanics are up to snuff. Left 4 Dead was a very basic zombie co-op shooter, but it’s level designers, likable characters and xbox live chat took the game to another level.
Aliens: Fireteam is expected to launch this summer on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Steam.