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Aliens: Fireteam Elite Review

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Posted: 4 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative shooting game set 23 years after the original films. Unlike the stealthy Alien: Isolation, Fireteam Elite draws on Aliens: Colonial Marines' breathless shooting and racing pulse.

Play involves creating your character and then teaming up with two other people to take on the horror-survival missions. If you don't want to play with other people (friends or strangers) you can opt for two computer-controlled partners instead.

You can choose between five types of characters (Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc, and Recon) and need to play each differently if your team is going to survive. Together you work through four campaigns with three missions each. As you progress things get more difficult with friendly fire, more classes of aliens and larger levels. Between missions, you can customise and progress your character.

If you want some more reading on the game you can read Aliens: Infiltrator by Weston Ochse, which tells the backstory of the events that lead up to the game.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

Release Date: 24/08/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Shooting

Developer: @ColdIronStudios

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play this with 3 players online. Local co-op is not available, though online matchmaking can be public or private.

CostsCosts

Aliens: Fireteam Elite usually costs £34.99 to £59.99. 

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Xbox One £34.99
PS5 £34.99
PS4 £34.99

Aliens: Fireteam Elite: Deluxe Edition

PS5 £59.99
PS4 £59.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. Free and paid additional content is being added over time. For example:
  • Season 1: Phalanx brings new combat-shield-wielding Phalanx class kit, 4 new weapons and new unlockable cosmetics. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

Aliens: Fireteam Elite: Deluxe Edition Upgrade

Xbox One £29.99
PS5 £28.99
PS4 £28.99

Aliens: Fireteam Elite: Endeavor Veteran Pack

Xbox One £7.99

Aliens: Fireteam Elite: Hardened Marine Pack

Xbox One £3.29
PS5 £3.29
PS4 £3.29

Aliens: Fireteam Elite: Wey-Yu Armoury

PS5 £7.99
PS4 £7.99

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 because it features strong violence and use of strong language. This game features strong violence between human and alien characters. When aliens are shot, they ooze greenish blood before falling to the floor. When humans are attacked by the aliens' claws, there are copious blood effects. When humans die, they slump to the ground. The game also includes use of strong language ('*!@?*'), as well as milder language such as '*!@?*', '*!@?*' and 'goddamn'.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence. Players use pistols, machine guns, chain guns, and explosives to kill aliens and other beings (e.g., zombie-like creatures, synthetic androids) in frenetic combat. Aliens emit large amounts of mostly green blood when shot; explosive weapons cause enemies to break apart into chunks of flesh. Dead humans are found throughout the game, with their chest cavities burst open from a xenomorph (i.e., alien) emerging. During the course of the game, brief cutscenes are sometimes triggered when an alien kills a human character: aliens impaling soldiers with their spiked tails; soldiers stabbed in the face; humans getting grabbed and mauled by face-huggers—large amounts of blood spray accompany these close-up kills. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 15+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Aliens: Fireteam Elite Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ColdIronStudios) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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