This Aliens VS Predator walkthrough of all 3 available species serves as your video guide to how to best start and finish the first-person shooter survival-horror action game on PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Who will you play as, Alien, Predator or Marine?
Aliens VS Predator is a new title for PC and the high-definition consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from acclaimed British developer Rebellion, the team behind the 1999 original PC gaming classic.
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Bringing the most intense war between two of science-fiction’s most popular characters FPS fans, AvP delivers three outstanding single player campaigns and provides untold hours of unique 3-way multiplayer gaming. Fight with skills honed and unique to their species — eviscerate, stalk, go in guns blazing. Master each species in three unrelenting single-player campaigns. Then fight online in the ultimate multi-species, multiplayer battleground, and go tooth-to-claw-to-pulse rifle.
On planet BG-386 a colonist mining group discovers an ancient pyramid containing a dark and horrible secret. Across the stars a race of warriors is alerted to the discovery of their pyramid and a hunting party is dispatched to ensure that it remains sealed at all costs, whilst deep inside the ruined pyramid a malevolent intelligence awakes from centuries of dormancy. Experience thrilling first person gameplay as you survive, hunt and prey in the deadly jungles and swamps surrounding the damned colony of Freya’s Prospect.
Below you’ll find videos that will show you what it’s like to play as all three of the species in the game: Alien, Predator and Marine.
Predator Walkthough Intro of the AvP Species:
As the Predator, you will stalk from the shadows and from above, passing athletically through the treetops to ambush your victims. Although equipped with an array of powerful, exotic weapons and tracking equipment, honour ultimately dictates that you must get in close and take your trophies face to face. Earn the greatest honour by ambushing prey up-close and butchering them for a gory trophy kill.
Predator intro: “We are old, my brother. Our race is few and scattered. Our ancestry lost to myth. The humans are still children, creatures of desire and hubris, with no comprehension of the long hunt. Still, they make good sport… They have discovered a trophy long locked away. They must not be allowed to find the crucible that spawned our most respected prey. If they succeed, all life will succumb to the crawling dark…”
Predator tips and tricks: Clumsyorchid, a pro gamer at Sega, gives play advice “To be effective with the Predator, you’ll need to use the many tools at your disposal. The Predator has many different skills and abilities, but only starts with cloak, melee, vision modes and the focus jump ability. Mastering these core skills will easily put you at the top of the scoreboard.
Once in the game, you should quickly activate your cloak ability and seek out your prey. Cloak is best used against the Marines, as they won’t see you coming; but don’t forget that Aliens will see you if in range. Marines can track your movement, so using the focus jump ability to move quickly about the map is essential in staying alive. Focus mode also allows for a lunge attack to close the distance on an unsuspecting Alien or Marine. Once an enemy is targeted, use the light attack to jump to your target and deliver a blow. If done properly, you’ll be in a good spot to perform a trophy kill and take a bit of your foe with you as a reward.
Ranged weapons populate the map and will keep the other species fearing for their lives while you stalk them from the shadows. If ever the battle is too tough, don’t hesitate to flee and apply a heal to stay in the fight. Using all of your abilities effectively is the key to success.”
Watch the Predator in action in this gameplay footage.
About Stealth: As with the movies, the Predator’s primary strength revolves around his ability to remain hidden, to disrupt and confuse his enemies, and strike only when success is assured. The Predator will remain in stealth unless he walks in water, is attacked, or performs an attack. Playing aggressively, leaving yourself open to attack, or even taking on more than one heavily armed opponent is a sure why to exit the world of AvP and dishonor all that your clan has fought for.
While Stealth keeps you hidden from view, it’s important to realize what tools your enemy has to counter this invisibility. Marines, for example, can track motion; so moving quickly, infrequently or by way of Focus Jump, is a good way to scare a Marine and get the drop on them. Aliens, on the other hand, can see you as a faint outline, but only from certain range. Use Alien Vision to get the drop on them before they get the drop on you.
About Energy: The Predator differs slightly from the Marine and Alien by having a rechargeable energy resource. This energy fuels the Plasma Caster, Proximity Mines, and allows the Predator to heal himself after suffering damage in combat. Once all your energy has been expended, you’ll have to find a recharge point to power up and continue the fight. Be careful though, when using a recharge point, the Predator is defenseless and open to attack, so always check your surroundings before starting a recharge.
Available Weapons: Use your wristblades to deal with the enemy at close quarters. Attack rapidly with Light Attacks, hit hard with Heavy Attacks, and eviscerate your opponents with Finishing Moves or Stealth Kills. Block or Counter the enemy to deal with incoming melee attacks.
A signature Predator weapon, the Plasma Caster can be fired in both bursts and charged shots. In bursts, the Plasma Caster is less accurate, but might be a better option at close range. For long range, the charged shot is the best bet as it will lock onto your target and delivery a one-hit-kill if it connects. One major disadvantage of the Plasma Caster is the targeting laser, which while offering lock on for the Predator, also causes all nearby players to spot the Predators location.
The Combi Stick is very powerful and will kill an opponent in a single shot if it connects. At long range, the Combi Stick arcs slightly and is not instant to target, so you’ll need to compensate appropriately. At short range you are nearly guaranteed a kill if you can fire fast enough. This weapon does not require energy.
Proximity Mines are an excellent way to booby trap areas throughout the Aliens vs Predator environments. For Marines, quickly discover the key locations of weapons, such as the Smartgun, and place mines to ensure easy kills. For Alien, use mines on walls, ceilings or other areas that a pesky wallcrawler might not expect. Proximity Mines require energy to use.
The Smart Disc is an excellent tool that’s easy to pick up, but difficult to master. Once launched, the disc can be controlled to pick off moving or multiple targets. Best if used at range, however in close quarters, the disc can easily destroy a squishy target.
Available Abilities: In addition to weapons, the Predator has access to a wide range of tech to aid in his hunt of the Alien and Marines. Using these abilities frequently is the key to success, so learn them well, if you want to survive.
While the Predator cannot climb across all surfaces, he can jump to locations beyond the reach of Marines using the Focus Jump ability. Taking the high ground is key in taking advantage of both Aliens and Marines in combat. Sometimes a well placed Plasma Caster shot can take out a few enemies from afar, so don’t feel rushed to make a good kill. — Focus Jump can also be used on enemies with deadly outcomes. Focus on an enemy and use your Light Attack as a Focus Attack to lunge across the battlefield and deliver a crushing blow. Often, this will distract or confuse an enemy allowing for a finishing blow or a Trophy Kill.
The Predator has two Special Vision Modes to help expose and track Marine and Alien targets. Vision modes should be cycled frequently to spot hidden enemies and plan strategies. — Using Heat Vision, the Predator can track human targets. In this vision mode, the environment lacks detail and Aliens are increasingly difficult to see and cannot be targeted using Focus mode. As expected, using Alien Vision will allow the Predator to track Aliens, but Marines are difficult to spot and cannot be targeted in Focus mode.
Killing an enemy with a Stealth or Trophy Kill will reward the player with an animated killing blow that will instantly kill the other player. There are two types of attacks, Stealth Kills that are performed from behind, and Trophy Kills that are performed from the front. While these kills are brutal, they also leave the Predator defenseless as they deliver the killing blow. Always be aware of your environment before you engage in one of these kills, otherwise you might become a victim yourself.
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Tutorial:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Mission 1 “Jungle” part 1 beginning:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Mission 1 “Jungle” part 2:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Mission 2 “Refinery”:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Mission 3 “Ruins” part 1:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Mission 3 “Ruins” part 2:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Mission 4 “Research Lab”:
Let’s visit the lab.
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Predator Final Mission 5 “Pyramid” ending:
The final battle takes place underground in lava. Predator fights the good fight against… the Pred-Alien!
Marine Walkthrough Intro of the AvP Species:
As the Marine, you’ll experience a claustrophobic and terrifying experience where light is your friend, but there’s never enough. However, the United States Marine Corps are humanity’s last line of defence, and as such they are armed to the teeth with the very latest in high explosive and automatic weaponry. The Marine’s story is an incredible fight against the odds.
Marine intro: According to developer Rebellion, the key to the Colonial Marine single-player campaign is “the sheer terror of facing off against the two movie menaces of the title.” Gameplay will be the closest to your standard first-person shooter fare. This campaign will cover the most storyline out of the three species’ plots.
Marine tips and tricks: Martin, a pro gamer at Sega, gives play advice “The key to survival as a marine is TEAMPLAY – it’s not about running around like a headless chicken shooting shadows. Do that and you’ll be deader than a dodo before you can say “Kane is looking a bit peaky, do you think it was something he ate!” Communication is key; if you have a headset, use it – it could mean the difference between win or lose. One of your greatest assets is your motion tracker; learn to rely on it more than your eyes as predators will more than likely be cloaked. But you also need to look everywhere. Stay sharp!
If you can, position your squad in a tight, confined area with narrow entry/exits; this will draw the enemy towards you through these combined entry points, allowing you to take them out. Camp if need be – there’s nothing wrong in wanting to stay alive.
Stay close together with your backs to the wall; this will give you and your squad much-needed protection from the rear, allowing you to concentrate on enemies attacking from the sides, above, below and in front of you. If you can’t position yourself against a wall, form a tight block with your backs to each other.
And remember… a squad that stays together, survives together.”
Watch the Colonial Marines in action in this gameplay footage.
Available Weapons: Weapons you’ll be using include:
* The iconic M41AV2 Pulse Rifle,
* The M56 Smart Gun,
* A Three-Burst Pistol,
* The M240 Flamethrower,
* And the good old Shotgun.
* Signature tools you’ll be using are an Image Intensifier to light up dark areas and the Motion Tracker made famous in the Aliens movie.
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 1 “Colony” part 1 beginning:
As mentioned before, the Colonial Marines takes the longest to finish, because storyline is the best. Let’s get started on the survival-horror experience.
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 1 “Colony” part 2:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 1 “Colony” part 3:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 2 “Refinery” part 1:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 2 “Refinery” part 2:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 2 “Refinery” part 3:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 3 “Jungle”:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 4 “Ruins” part 1:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 4 “Ruins” part 2:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 5 “Research Lab” part 1:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Mission 5 “Research Lab” part 2:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Marine Final Mission 6 “Pyramid” ending:
Alien Walkthrough Intro of the AvP Species:
As the most deadly species in the universe, the Alien offers you the chance to play as the very stuff of nightmares — the monster in the dark swarming forward with countless others, jaws like a steel trap and claws like blades. Discover what it’s like to have the ability to traverse any surface with awesome agility in order to get close enough to unleash the Alien’s deadly tail, teeth and claws.
Alien intro: You play as Number Six — you will have to wait to play to see just what your purpose and the reason for the number is, but you are introduced into the story in such a way that makes it incredibly satisfying once you finally have a chance to chase down some weak, squishy humans. As a xenomorph you’re part of the hive-mind; it’s your duty to serve the Queen — kind of like being a warrior ant in a big, really scary ant colony. The Aliens are a kind of biological force, a seething mass of destruction that moves through a cold & unforgiving universe as a literal hive-mind. If you’ve seen Alien: Resurrection you’ll have a hint at the story from the Alien’s perspective. It plays magnificently off the hubris and greed of humans, which has been a cornerstone of the series since the original Alien.
Alien tips and tricks: Edward, a pro gamer at Sega, gives play advice “Playing as the Alien reminds me of long-ago, playing games like Descent – disorientation, occasional nausea, and an ultimate “ah-ha” moment as you learn to maneuver while upside-down. First rule of playing Alien: If you’re on the ground for long, you’re dead. Marines especially will catch you quickly and you can’t withstand a frontal assault from them. Learn to cling to walls out of their line of sight, and especially learn to stay just outside of/above rooms that they’re in, where you can wait for one of their group to wander off alone. Predator playstyle is more difficult to counter – they tend to hop from pedestal to pedestal, scanning for easy targets. Your best bet when against predators is to keep on the move and wait for them to expose themselves, then sneak up from behind. Even better, wait for them to take out a target, and take them out while they’re distracted with their kill.
Always use the sprint ability to close distances, or if you’re caught in front, to get away. Your best bet if you’re actually caught on the ground with an enemy is to find an object to run them around; your strong attacks are lethal enough that if you catch someone from behind you can kill them before they turn around (with a bit of luck and dodging). The other big thing: be aware of the marine’s motion trackers. They will pick you up when you move but lose you when you stop. Move in quick bursts from one spot to another. Most shooters punish you for standing still, but most shooters don’t allow you to cling to dark corners where no one can see you until it’s too late.”
Watch the Alien in action in this gameplay footage.
Available Abilities: Other classes have the clumsy duty of picking up and using weapons. This is what you have to do when your entire exoskeleton is not itself a lethal weapon. And while Aliens don’t get any kind of ranged attack, AvP relies on a lot of melee combat, and aliens are incredibly fast and agile — and it is worth noting that claws and teeth don’t run out of ammo.
A Heavy Attack uses your tail to out-and-out clobber your prey. Marines are squishy and this will bring them down quickly. The tail has a slower windup but exceptional reach for a melee weapon; enough that if you’re on a ceiling low enough over an enemy it will reach them. Heavy attack also will give you a brief stun on your opponent. Depending on your situation, you can either try to follow it up with another heavy attack (if you think you’ll have time), or follow it up with a flurry of light attacks.
Since you’re more maneuverable than Marines or Predators, the Light Attack is useful in a situation where you can out-maneuver your opponent — dash around something, get behind your enemy, and let out a flurry of quick attacks. Following up a successful block with a flurry of light attacks is a great way to handle a close-encounter melee threat.
Enter Focus Mode to zero in on a particular foe — especially one that’s fleeing you. This will lock you on, and even better, if you tap “light attack” while in focus mode you will leap towards your opponent; you can either attack unsuspecting prey from above in this way, or quickly close the gap on a fleeing opponent.
If you’re good at what you’re doing, a Stealth Kill will be the norm for you. Aliens are not designed to be caught in toe-to-toe melee. On the other hand, this is nothing more satisfying than sneaking up behind another player and delivering a brutal and gory stealth kill — especially if you’ve just managed to pick someone off from the group, and are able to slip back into the shadows. Some things to note: You can’t get the kill while you’re sprinting, even if you’re right behind your target. Just position yourself, stop moving for a split second, and hit the stealth kill button. Be careful doing this, too — it takes a few seconds to execute the move, and during this time you are vulnerable. Conversely, this was my favorite way to take out Predators: Wait for them to execute a special kill and then dash up behind them. You will be able to execute your own stealth kill before they even turn around. For good measure, eat their head before retreating back to the shadows, which will restore any lost health. Now you’re thinking like an Alien!
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Alien Birth:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Alien Mission 1 “Research Lab Escape” beginning:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Alien Mission 2 “Colony”:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Alien Mission 3 “Refinery”:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Alien Mission 4 “Jungle”:
Aliens VS Predator 2010 (3) Walkthrough – Alien Final Mission 5 “Ruins” ending:
In the final battle Alien Six fights against the Elite Predator!
Multiplayer tips and tutorial for AvP:
As an Alien, you really need to use the walls and ceilings to your advantage as rushing headlong into a Marine with a pulse rifle or a Predator with plasma cannon is simply suicide.
As a Predator, the same rules apply, it’s wise to stay cloaked and use your vision modes to stalk your prey.
As a Marin, don’t go rogue and run off alone tough guy, use team tactics, the motion tracker, and ranged weapons to watch each other’s back and you’ll give both the Aliens and Predators a fight they’d wish they never started.
One of the most important things to learn when playing AvP is that you’ll need to ‘block’ and ‘melee’. You will find yourself in a lot of close-quarters combat and learning to use these two skills will save your life.
Developer Rebellion has made a video tutorial showing how the Close Combat Techniques and other basics work.
The Aliens VS Predator multiplayer modes in detail:
1. Death Match: If you love a game with frantic, brutal chaos then Death Match in AVP multiplayer is for you. It’s all about getting the most kills in the time limit set. Players can also win the match by hitting the target score before anyone else.
2. Infestation: For total over-whelming mayhem, nothing comes close to the tension and potential for pant-wetting scenarios than Infestation. One player starts the match as an Alien Hunter and their task is to kill the Marine prey. When a Marine player is killed they will join the Alien Hunter team and help to kill off any remaining Marines.
3. Mixed Species Death Match: just like Death Match, but with mixed species. Two teams, made up from all three species fight to get the most kills in the set time limit or to reach the target score before the other team.
4. Survivor: For the ultimate test of stamina, play Survivor Mode. Survivor allows for up to four players to enter an arena to fight waves of progressively stronger aliens. Each arena will be set up with two main areas. One will be a platform which is relatively easy to defend; the other will be an area where ambush by aliens is more likely. Supplies of health and ammo will re-spawn in this second area.
5. Predator Hunt: If you’re after a more stealthy multiplayer game go for Predator Hunt. In this mode one player is selected to become the Predator Hunter, the rest of the players take the role of the Marine prey. The Hunter must use the Predator’s stealth abilities and advanced equipment to pick off the prey and score points. The Marines will need to defend themselves from this threat and if possible, to kill the Hunter.
6. Species Death Match: Pitting a Marine team, Alien team and Predator team against each other in a race to get the most kills within the set time limit or to reach the target score before any of the other teams.
7. Domination: Take capture the flag to a whole new level with Domination. In Domination two teams fight for ownership of Control Points around the level. Owning a Control Point gives the team a small and steady, stream of points. The more Control Points owned, the more that team scores. A team will win when their score has reached 100 points.
The AvP FPS game released on PC, Xbox 360 & PS3 in America on February 16th, and in Europe on February 19th, 2010.
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