Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person shooter developed by Cold Iron Studios. You play as a colonial marine sent on a mission to rescue folks after a massive outbreak of xenomorphs.
The gameplay is almost exclusively shooting. Thankfully, it feels fantastic. Enemies can come from many locations and have a few types, including ones with ranged attacks, extra armor, and grappling abilities. While more enemy types with different abilities — such as being able to grab a marine and drag them away — would be nice, the hordes of xenomorphs were fun to blast. Though the lack of boss fights is a travesty. While objectives have different contexts, such as welding a door or overloading a power grid, it always amounts to you holding a button at a location. The path forward is obvious with only dead ends and small corners to explore.
The end result is a fun game, especially with friends. While the 14-hour campaign doesn’t bring much that’s new or unexpected, it’s a solid third-person cooperative shooter that nails the fun of the genre.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is available now for $39.99 on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.
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