Aliens Colonial Marines Collection is $2.80 right now. Wait, hear me out...

Oct 25, 2017
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#1
https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/aliens-colonial-marines-collection

So people genuinely hated A:CM when it came out, and for good reasons, it was a huge downgrade from the initial showing, both graphically and from a game play perspective.

Enter TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul, a huge mod that touches basically every aspect of the game, from graphics to alien/enemy human movement in-game, re-balancing and improving on a ton of the negative aspects of the game.

Is it a great game with the mod? Probably not, but it makes a huge difference with how the game looks and plays, and I recommend checking it out if you own the game for sure, or if you're a big Alien fan, the $2.80 deal comes with all of the DLC (Bughunt was a lot of fun even before the mod).

Here's some game play with the mod installed that I found on Youtube if anyone is interested as well.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I am one of the very few that enjoyed the game. Yes, it was a bit of a wreck but the story was just big dumb fun. I stayed for the multiplayer as it was actually really well done. I had to stop playing though due to low player counts. I have never heard of this mod but am now curious to check it out.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#19
This is a 10/10 thread title, btw. I saw the sale come up on my Twitter feed, and I've been considering it. Thanks for the recommendation on the mod.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#30
If you have to say "Hear me out" to sell someone on a game, you've probably already lost.

NEVER FORGETTI that this game siphoned PSO2's localization budget.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#33
I haven't played it, but how could any FPS be THAT bad that 3 dollars is too much?
At that point it's more about the time investment than the monetary cost. Why bend over backwards to pick out the undigested corn out of a pile of shit when there are thousands of other games, much less better things to do in the world?
 
Dec 8, 2017
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#36


Nah. I'm good trying to forget my worst gaming experience from the last decade.
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Seriously, how can this be not worth 3$. You guys lack a sense of humour
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#37
I'm not a huge fan of the game or anything, but I always see this gif used as a way of showing the game's bad AI. What most people wouldn't know is the aliens in this section of the game are blind, and the entire point is to sneak past them. The way they move looks dumb as hell, though.

EDIT: Does this mod disable the auto-aim in the game? That alone made it practically unplayable for me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#38
Great thread OP! I feel that this game has gotten a bad rap undeservedly. It's still a totally decent and serviceable action game like Spec Ops or Bulletstorm.
It's atleast a hell of a lot better than Alien Isolation where guns are fucking useless and the entire game is just you hiding. Real exciting there.
 
Jun 12, 2018
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Kinda liked the game. Granted I've got 2 copies of the game for 5 Euros so i could play the game with a friend, also used sweetfx and removed the HUD which really helped to improve the immersion.



 
May 24, 2018
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The end boss of Aliens Colonial Marines is a perfect microcosm of the whole experience.

Colonial Marines has a working, usable power loader introduced in a sequence midway through the game. The final boss is the alien queen, and you kill her by forcing her out the airlock of a ship that's leaving the atmosphere. It's obvious that they had planned to recreate the ending of Aliens, but... You don't actually fight the queen with the power loader! You just run past her and hit a few buttons on the wall! It's the most anticlimactic thing I've ever seen in a game.
 

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#45
Hello, my baby!
Hello, my honey!
Hello, my ragtime gal!
Send me a kiss by wire.
Baby, my heart's on fire!

Seriously, how can this be not worth 3$. You guys lack a sense of humour
hahaha PERFECT


Make sure you get the Wii U version. It’s the best one.
The only time I felt like I dodged a bullet when a wii U version was cancelled. ... it's still painful though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#46
I remember being so hyped for this game when I saw it in a gaming magazine. When it finally came out, every review said it was awful in every aspect and that no one should buy it. I didn't believe them and bought the game anyway because I'd waited so long for it. This game is still hands down the most disappointed I've ever been in a game in my life. No mod can save this train-wreck.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#47
https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/aliens-colonial-marines-collection

So people genuinely hated A:CM when it came out, and for good reasons, it was a huge downgrade from the initial showing, both graphically and from a game play perspective.

Enter TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul, a huge mod that touches basically every aspect of the game, from graphics to alien/enemy human movement in-game, re-balancing and improving on a ton of the negative aspects of the game.

Is it a great game with the mod? Probably not, but it makes a huge difference with how the game looks and plays, and I recommend checking it out if you own the game for sure, or if you're a big Alien fan, the $2.80 deal comes with all of the DLC (Bughunt was a lot of fun even before the mod).

Here's some game play with the mod installed that I found on Youtube if anyone is interested as well.
there was DLC to become one of the ignored Q&A testers?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#48
I liked Colonial Marines.

Yeah.

I mean, it is not amazing, but....it is Aliens! And I love Aliens. And after all the patches, highres texture pack, added graphical effects it looked and played good when I played it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#49
Wait for it to be in a Humble Bundle so you can make it so 100% of the money goes to charity instead, and then make a donation to the modder that actually fixed the game.