Have you ever performed Aliens vs. Predator Traditional 2000 but? Do you wish to? If you happen to answered “no” to the primary query and “sure” to the second, this could be a good time to pop round to the Insurrection Video games storefront, where they’re giving it away totally free as a part of Insurrection’s thirtieth anniversary celebration.
Like all issues in life, it isn’t solely with out a value. You may want to enroll in Insurrection’s mailing record to get the game, which can come to you within the type of a Steam key. Restricted time provide, one per buyer, and topic to availability, which is a pleasant approach of claiming “first come, first served.”
To be truthful, this isn’t essentially the most can’t-miss giveaway of the yr. Aliens vs Predator was initially launched as Aliens vs Predator Gold in 2000, and right away it is on sale on Steam for $1. (The common worth is $4.) And relying on how you’re feeling about such issues, you may discover that it hasn’t aged notably nicely. Our former man Chris Thursten, for example, discovered the stress of the campaigns changed by unintentional humor when he had a undergo it again in 2014—virtually a full decade in the past.
When it was new, although, Aliens vs. Predator Gold was fairly scorching stuff. It options separate campaigns for the alien, predator, and human house marines, every of them impressively completely different from the others, together with in depth multiplayer motion. It has been a very long time since I performed, however I recall the predator marketing campaign being the weakest of the three, whereas the human marketing campaign was a extra easy (and higher) shooter.
The true enjoyable, although, was within the alien marketing campaign: The facehugger bits (as a result of sure, you get to play as a facehugger) have been surprisingly successfully, and going ham as a full xeno on a bunch of soppy, squishy people who cannot see at midnight—nicely, I do not recall that ever getting outdated.
And hey, on the backside line, it is free—even for those who simply spend a half-hour indulging in a bit of nostalgia gaming, you are forward of the game. There isn’t any listed expiry date on the free Aliens vs Predator Traditional 2000 provide, however the “restricted availability” suggests to me that availability is proscribed, so seize it whilst you can.