Having only being announced a few months back, Aliens: Fireteam Elite is here to offer some manic co-operative action. Ahead of its launch on August 24, reviews for the game have dropped today.
Here at Pure Xbox, we gave the game a 7/10, praising how it replicates the the feel of the films and solid co-op gameplay. But how is everyone else fairing with the Xenomorph killing action?
Here's what the critics are saying about Aliens: Fireteam Elite so far:
The Gamer (8/10)
"I love what I’ve played so far and I intend to grind out all of the classes to unlock those perks so I can experiment with potential builds before Season 1 starts. I’d love to see new campaigns, new classes, new weapons, new mods, and new perks with each season. If the next four seasons are as good as the base game, Aliens: Fireteam Elite will end up in my permanent rotation with Destiny 2 and Apex Legends."
"Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a bad Aliens game but a whole bunch of fun. You’ll probably not find anything revolutionary here, but if you want to bellow “Let’s Rock” at friends as a tsunami of Xenomorphs comes at you from all angles, you’ll enjoy every second – providing you’re not playing alone, with only the game’s woeful bots for company."
Pure Xbox (7/10)
"Aliens: Fireteam Elite mostly delivers the goods with a super solid squad-based shooter set in the Aliens universe. There's plenty to enjoy here, lots of fun nods to the movies, tons of lore, impressive attention to environmental detail and slick Xeno-slaying action that's enhanced immensely by taking the fight to the alien hordes with a couple of friends."
"Aliens: Fireteam Elite does enough right to be plenty worthwhile for a trio of co-op shooter fans who’d rather battle hordes of xenomorphs than the usual zombies. Between the excellent weapons, classes, and enemy types and some wonderful nostalgic hat-tips toward what came before, it's a must-play if you hold any fondness for this series."
"Aliens Fireteam Elite is a title that will likely disappoint you during the first few hours, but once you get past the first chapter, the game starts to open up to its potential more. If you have a squad ready for some challenging scenarios in a decent, albeit familiar, co-op shooter, then you could see yourself with an enjoyable couple of hours on your hands."
Aliens: Fireteam Elite's average review score is still being calculated on Metacritic at the time of writing, but it looks like it'll sit somewhere around the 70-75 mark. It's a bit of a mixed bag, but overall, critics seem to be having a good time!
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