The aliens have returned to Earth, and they're back in a big way.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of the Aliens franchise, a trend that started with the release of Alien: Isolation in 2014. Aliens: Fireteam Elite, a new third-person shooter developed by Cold Iron Studio in collaboration with Disney's 20th Century Games, is the first Alien game since Alien: Blackout and is a standalone sequel to the original Alien trilogy.
For the most part, the game is played from a third-person perspective. Players can take cover behind objects, lean out to fire, and perform melee attacks on enemies. The game also features two types of grenades: an anti-personnel grenade that can be thrown over obstacles to take out enemies on the other side; and a more powerful grenade that can be thrown to destroy cover or hit clustered enemies. The game's weaponry includes laser rifles, shotguns, and grenades, and players will be able to use a variety of melee weapons.
The game's graphics are smooth and polished. Although there are no major graphical improvements over modern shooters, the graphics are more detailed than the original Alien trilogy. The game also features a photo mode that allows players to take screenshots in-game.
The game features an online multiplayer mode, with public or private matches, in which players can play with friends or AI teammates. It also features a single-player mode with four-story campaigns, each with three missions. There are also plans for post-launch DLC, which may include new missions, characters, and weapons.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a third-person co-op shooter with a focus on action rather than survival-horror. The game is a standalone sequel to the original Alien trilogy and takes place 23 years after the original films. The player can choose from six character classes - Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc, Phalanx, and Recon - to take on various missions with two other players or AI companions. There are twenty types of enemies in the game, and there are plans for post-launch DLC.
- The game is more in line with the Alien series than the Alien: Isolation series
- The game is co-op, which allows for more gameplay variety
- The game is more action-focused, allowing for more action scenes
- The game has more types of enemies, increasing replayability
- The game is more story-driven, allowing players to experience the story of the original Alien trilogy in-game There are plans for post-launch DLC
- The game doesn't have local co-op, which is disappointing to many fans
- The game has microtransactions and loot boxes, which may affect gameplay
- The game may be too similar to other modern third-person shooters
- The game may be too action-focused
- The game is not based on the latest Alien film