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Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 is an example of how to do First-Person-Shooters right. The fast gameplay requires more skill and focus than most modern First-Person-Shooters. Instead of trying to level up your character to get OP weapons, most weapons have a legitimate purpose, and most of them don't feel too overpowered (except Disc, Pred Pistol, Skeeter, and Sadar. Not to forget Mines). Instead of grinding to get perks to power yourself up, Aliens versus Predator requires skill from the start.
Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 [Which I will be calling 'AvP' through out the rest of this review] allows the player to take control of three species, Aliens, Predators, or the human Marines. Each have their advantages and disadvantages.
The Alien is a melee only species, a hurtful disadvantage, but is patched up by the speed and wallcrawling ability that the Aliens have. Aliens also can smell the scents of other beings, allowing it to see its victims in the dark. The Alien regains health by headbiting Predators and Humans, you can do this on both the living and the dead. Obviously headbiting live beings is harder than dead ones, but gains back more health.
The Predator is a mix of Melee and ranged weapons, the majority of his weapons, Medicomp, and cloak are powered by 'Field Charge
'. This will auto-recharge if you are not using anything that uses charge, or you can find field-charge items around the map which will give you full energy. The only weapons that don't use energy are the Wristblades, and Disc (Unless you use the recall ability, that will use a small amount of energy), as well as the Speargun. But this uses ammo, which only replenishes upon death. The Predator can heal using his Medicomp, this will use a large amount of energy, but puts you back to full health everytime (TIP: Secondary fire of Medicomp will put out fires
). In some of the bonus levels the Predator gains a new gadget, the grappling hook, which can pull him to higher heights. The Predator also has three vision modes, which can help him spot enemies. The first vision mode can help spot humans, the second aliens, and the third other Predators and field-charges (Of course you have the default normal vision).
The Marine is a ranged only species, guns guns and more guns. The Marine replenishes health with medkits, found about through-out levels. Armor, which can protect against Alien acid and absorbs small amounts of damage. The Marine has a Motion Tracker, if anything moves, a small dot and a beep sound will appear on it. But it isn't always reliable, if ANYTHING moves it will beep. In some of the bonus levels the Marines get a jetpack, allowing them to fly to spaaaaace
! In multiplayer Marines can select a specialist sub-class, this will allow them to pick from any of the weapons in the game (unless game host restricted it), and you will always spawn with the selected weapon, but you can only use that weapon (and the pistol).
Each species can unlock bonus missions after you complete the main game, (you will unlock more if you beat it on a higher difficulty) these levels are the levels from other species singleplayer, for example: You can unlock a backwards version of the Predator's first level as Marine if you beat the Marine SP on Director's cut [Hard]. Pretty cool!
Not to forget, you can unlock cheat options in the game by completing certain objectives through-out the levels. These can be things like slow-mo whenever you are near enemies. Or unlimited speargun ammo and more spears per shot as Predator.
The music will change depending on what species you are playing as, Predator will recall images of the jungle, Marines have a very militaristic beat, while Aliens have a slow and creepy tone. The music really sets the tone well, but I wouldn't find myself listening to it outside the game.
The Multiplayer is where this game shines most. Fast gameplay and the different play-styles of each species make for very fun and memorable experience. This is one of the fastest games ever, you will die, fast, and a lot. It is extremly well balanced, and I almost never feel like a player is winning because of the species they are playing as. But, unfortunatly, this game has a small player base, so at times you may not be able to find a game. Because of this the community doesn't play competitively (most of the time), anymore. Servers will also usually have a small amount of players, 8-player games are kinda rare, but when they happen, it is sooooo fun!
Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 is easily one of the fastest games, and one of the best, ever made.
You would be doing yourself a disservice by not playing this game!
Why are you still reading this review, go buy it and play it?!