Alien vs Predator Evolution Review: Good Graphics, Bad AI and Camera (Video)

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  • 08 Apr 2013
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  • When you set up to the task of creating an Alien versus Predator game, you can either do an excellent job… or a very bad one. Since the Colonial Marines title was a huge failure, people are expecting that at least the Android AvP game Revolution would be a decent one. It costs $4.99, it comes from Fox and it’s made by Angry Mob Games.

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    We’re dealing with a third person action game with some button mashing elements and a lot of upgrades to unlock. The game hits you from the start with its poor camera angles, just like a good old console game. You can play with either the alien or the Predator and climb walls with the former, while you become invisible/cloaked with the second. There’s also the Predator disk throwing and overall the graphics are very nice, so there’s nothing to object here.

    We tested the game on a Nexus 10 tablet, so its huge resolution certainly helped a lot. Sadly, the AI is pretty much braindead and it’s not that much of a challenge if you ask me. The main campaign alternates between alien and predator missions, plus some various side quests like protecting some eggs from the hive or finishing battles or a run through an area in a time limit.

    Combat gets repetitive, but at least you have some cruel combos, like breaking necks and snapping heads to console you. The camera and controls are quite bad, since they don’t quite do what you’d like them to do. At least the armors, masks, gadgets and spikes you can equip your creatures with are varied… We give this game a 7 out of 10 and you should know it could have been much better. You can download it from here.

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