Friday Flame Wars: Is Aliens: Colonial Marines Really That Bad?
It’s no secret that Aliens: Colonial Marines is not receiving the warmest reception by critics and fans alike. With Metacritic review scores averaging 45 across all platforms and user ratings coming in at about 3.7 — and our own Ben Richardson giving the game a 40 in his review – the numbers speak for themselves.
It’s a rare sight for a major AAA title to receive such low critic scores — even Duke Nukem Forever fared better. But after the integrity of game review outlets has come into question, could Aliens: Colonial Marines just be the sacrificial lamb the industry needed to try to restore the faith of gamers? Is the game really so much worse than other AAA titles that weren’t well-received by players?
What do you think? Is Colonial Marines the heaping pile the critics are making it out to be, or is it getting an unfair reception relative to other AAA releases?