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Aliens vs. Predator Demo Hits PlayStation Network Today

While it's true that many PlayStation 3 owners are anxiously awaiting the Heavy Rain demo that will hit the PSN next week, there's a good reason to log on today, too.

It could very well be the sleeper hit of the month: Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator. We've been hearing a lot about this game over the past few months; the seven great online multiplayer modes, the depth provided by three distinct species, and the nostalgia of the great AvP Atari Jaguar title following us around. But many have adopted a "wait and see" philosophy for this next-gen take on a classic, which is why they need to try out the demo that drops on the Store today. It's a multiplayer demo that gives you access to the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien, although you will be limited to Deathmatch mode on one map; the Refinery. It's hardly surprising that a FPS has a multiplayer focus, although we're definitely counting on a robust single-player mode. Said Jason Kingsley, Rebellion CEO:

"Multiplayer was a huge part of our original AVP game back in 1999, and we've kept the spirit of that classic experience in creating the multiplayer for our new Aliens vs Predator. With the demo now gamers can get to grips with each of the three iconic species so they can hone their skills and be ready for when the game launches and battle commences."

Yeah, well, we still say the "original" came well before 1999, but whatever. Download the demo and see what you think; you just might need your shooter fix, what with the likes of Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy XIII and God of War III on the horizon.

Related Game(s): Aliens vs. Predator

2/3/2010 9:08:09 PM John Shepard

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Comments (61 posts)

St_Jimmy
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:31:55 PM
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Awsome, on my way to the ps store now!

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:41:20 PM

Good luck finding it now. It's still Wednesday. Haven't you noticed that the news comes out the day before the date posted?

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:45:55 PM

Exactly. I wanted to give it a go before I went to bed tonight. Oh well. It's only 2 weeks away from release anyways. I'm still buying it, demo or no demo.

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St_Jimmy
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 3:14:04 PM

Yeah i didn't even end up going to check. I just crashed on my bed. but thanks though.

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rogers71
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:35:22 PM
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No thanks. They would have been better off if they could have put in 1 level of the SP campaign to go along with the multiplayer mode.

Will wait for you guys to put up a review.

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Deleted User
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 8:09:02 AM

So you have to wait and see the review before you even try out a free demo??? The sense is absent in that logic.

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rogers71
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:06:18 PM

@Audia,
My logic is that I don't want to play the MP so I am waiting for a review to find out how the SP is. I thought I made myself clear but there you go.

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Gabriel013
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:34:21 AM

I understood you and I also won't bother with the demo.

Give me single player demos. MP can wait for the game release.

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rogers71
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:29:35 AM

Thanks Gabriel,
The same goes for the Battlefield:Bad Company 2 demo. What is with the companies releasing multiplayer demos?

Just like I said in an earlier post. It is a sign of the times. Pretty soon all games are gonna be multiplayer oriented with an option to purchase SP levels as DLC.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 9:55:30 PM
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Damn, I was waiting for a SP demo!

I guess I'll be taking the same "wait & see attitude" too then.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:11:41 PM
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Maybe when I'm bored. The problem with this game will probably be that it would need 3 proper single player campaigns to be worth it. Does it have that or was the DVD too small?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:32:59 PM

mmm, it probably has everything, i mean i don't think the game is super graphx gorgeous or anything and probably not a whole lot of super next gen going on at once so it'll probably be all good

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I_defenestrate
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:12:50 AM

It does have three seperate SP modes, they all start with the same intro, but then you get to play it from each species perspective. I'm pretty sure I read an article somewhere stating as such. Maybe IGN.

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I_defenestrate
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:21:44 AM

My edit button pulled a vanishing act, but here is the link to the preview, if you're interested, World.

http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/105/1057316p1.html

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:44:02 AM

Thanks def, that's a help.

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Dridion
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:32:33 PM
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@John

Are you referring to the great AvP game on the SNES? THAT WAS GOD LIKE! If so I do agree that the original came WAY before 99!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:32:07 PM

Hmm...I dunno...I'm thinking Ben wrote this for some strange reason..

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:30:47 AM

I was thinking AvP on the Jaguar, I loved that one.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:01:32 PM

@I_defenestrate,
Thanks for that good article on the SP mode, great catch on that one!

I already have the Jaguar cartridge, & now this one's also going on my wish-list now too.

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Nlayer
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 10:35:29 PM
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I've been worried that this won't meet my expectations, so I haven't been paying much mind to it. However, I guess it won't hurt to download it and see if it's any good.

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calculator
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 @ 11:12:55 PM
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I have a strong feeling I'm gonna love this game...

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I_defenestrate
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:24:39 AM
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I do wonder why we never see comments from "John Shepard" in the articles. He must be too busy saving the galaxy from the Reapers and Collectors.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 1:25:38 AM

or jumpin through stargates

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:29:23 AM
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I'm definitely lookin forward to crawling up walls and jumping on unsuspecting space marines

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___________
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:48:16 AM
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ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
i was hoping on a single player demo.
what is with developers and only releasing MP demos this is really starting to piss me off!
anyway you sure its up today?
the PSN normally does not update till friday morning and its thursday.

just checked, still not there.
50 bucks says it wont be there till tomorrow morning along with the BFBC 2 demo.
both better be SP demos otherwise im going on a murderous rampage.

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Deleted User
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 8:18:14 AM

BFBC2 demo won't be single player. It's multiplayer only on 360. Why would it be any different on PS3?

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___________
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 11:36:25 PM

true.
but than we already had a MP demo a few weeks ago, why do we need another one?

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Robochic
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 1:39:00 AM
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I'll try it when it hit the PS store later.

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kevyd09
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:47:00 AM
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does any1 remember a games called robocop v alien on the amstrad? or is my memories goin to shit!! cos i loved that game i think i beat it bout 20 times!!

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Geobaldi
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 3:45:02 AM

I remember Robocop vs Terminator. As far as I know, Robocop and Aliens have never met. Though there was a viral video a few years back where he fought Predator also.

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kevyd09
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:32:59 AM

now that u mention it your correct!! i can remember the last boss was a big terminator head
good times

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:09:14 AM

Robocop vs terminator was the shiit

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sunspider13
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 4:17:05 PM

That game takes me back, good times.

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D1g1tal5torm
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:22:49 AM
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Love it when a demo gets posted.

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Godslim
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 7:08:56 AM
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i wanted a sp demo!

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Oxvial
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:23:03 AM
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AWASOME !! I'm actually hyped with this game.

bad thing isn't a sp demo.

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SvenMD
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:28:45 AM
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I think this has the potential to be a real hit. I'll check out this demo in the next few days - wish it was SP too though.

"The come mostly at night.....mostly"

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:55:02 AM
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Haha nice South Park quote, its from Aliens I believe, but it was funnier on SP. Anyway, from the Trailers and footage I watched the Space Marines were getting SLAUGHTERED. It doesn't really seem worth it to try and be a Marine, maybe it looks unbalanced a bit I dunno. Either way it looks fun, I hope.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 12:10:03 PM
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This demo is not posted up on the US PSN yet. later today maybe?

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daizycutter
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 2:20:21 PM
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just played the MP demo and its bad ..the game is now a renter for me until i see some SP gameplay if the demo is anything to go by.

I thort the idea of a demo was that it tempted you to buy the game not put you off!

my cash is now on BFBC2

oh and good luck tryin to connect to a game

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Oxvial
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 7:08:49 PM

He wasn't liying about to have luck to play this thing I can't find a damn game in almost 20 min.

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Nickjcal
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 5:53:55 PM
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its posted now im dloadin it right now

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natho86
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:42:30 PM
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downloading right now and FF8 is on there as well!!!!

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JDC80
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 6:58:28 PM
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I know I'm changing the subject but what do you think if they made a game based off that Batman versus Predator comic book from back in the day?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_versus_Predator

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Geobaldi
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:22:42 AM

I still have all the original issues of that miniseries. Was great seeing Batman pratically in a body cast lol.

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Guest
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 7:35:47 PM
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Amazon pulled the pre-order today (2/4/10) for the Hunter Edition for the PS3, does anyone know why?

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Geobaldi
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:50:09 AM

They could've sold out of available copies.

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gungrave
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 8:53:34 PM
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The Demo is wack!!! I can't even play it >=(
I heard the servers for the PC and PS3 version were having difficulties with the matchmaking. It says it's easier if you have a party of at least 6 before you go into the match making menu.....It won't even let me do that 8===D(x.0)

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natho86
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 8:56:03 PM
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got the demo, too bad there is no one on there to play against.

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gungrave
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:57:13 PM

there are people on the game trying to play it as well....there's a problem with the matchmaking. I'm just glad they discovered this problem now. They have 2 weeks before the release date to get the servers working properly....hope it don't take 2 weeks though.

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Gabriel013
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:39:09 AM
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If they'd released a single player version, server issues wouldn't have been a problem.

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rogers71
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:31:26 AM

Keep SP alive!!!!!!!

We need to somehow start boycotting all this Multiplayer madness.

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Geobaldi
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 2:11:58 AM
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It's a lot harder to control the aliens now than it used to be. And they lowered their speed down considerably so it takes a lot more skill to play them now. Definitely more of a challenge this time around. Haven't played the other two races yet, but I'll do that tomorrow. Still a day one purchase now after trying it.

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spiderboi
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:43:13 AM
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DL'ed it today. Like the others, I tried for about 10 minutes to connect but I can't even get into a single damn game. Was so excited to try this :(

On a side note: I also downloaded BF:BC2 MP demo. I wasn't overly impressed. The vehicle controls felt like driving cardboard tanks/copters. Sure it had that BF1943 feeling of massiveness (demo maps were large) but the amount of time travelling just so a hidden sniper picks you off then travel back again to get picked by another sniper. Yep the map I got to try was huge, but it was huge in terms of length. The width wasn't. So snipers had the advantage when people came to close in. I think I'll just go buy MAG now..

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daizycutter
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:03:29 AM
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completely agree with you on both demo's ..MAG looks like the only viable option right now.

im dissapoint with the ps3 system at the moment seems to me the game thats made any attempt at utilising the hardware is killzone2

the rest just as good on xbox

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spiderboi
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:13:09 AM

+1
First time I slipped KZ2 in MP (also SP), was instantly wowed by the genuineness of the battle atmosphere. The only thing I didn't like bout KZ2 was the ditzy sound when you killed someone (kinda out of place, IMHO)

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mid10smaradoarg
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:59:17 AM
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same problem here cant find a game

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Oxvial
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:30:34 AM
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finally play the demo....it sucks.

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Nickjcal
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:49:51 PM
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still cant join a god damn game wtf is going on. I really want to like this game no game in a long time has had me excited like this one. MW was a bummer. I want a good game

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I_defenestrate
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 8:48:13 AM

Try out MAG, it's a good game and is only going to get better over time.

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Nickjcal
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 10:18:15 AM

bought it yesterday ha

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