Let's get the logistics out of the way. The Alien Versus Predator 2 Demo
includes one Marine mission, one Alien mission and one Predator mission. There are customizable features and the ability to play with a joystick, but this is an old school FPS so a keyboard and mouse is a must. If you do die within each mission you must start at the beginning again, so there is a bit of trial and error with this demo
Now that we have that out of the way, I enjoyed the Marine and Predator missions the most, because of their replay value. In the Marine mission you start off at an abandoned base looking for any known survivors. You're given five powerful weapons that you'll want to take advantage of in each part of the level. My favorite gun is the shotgun, and although it had a slow firing rate the weapon has a nice instant kill feature. Now beware the dark lighting as it keeps you on your toes while Aliens lurk everywhere. The sounds of scratching and Alien chatter keep you constantly looking behind your back.
Next we have the Predator mission. You're given a nice set of weapons, one of which is the Spear Gun. What makes this weapon so fun to is the ability to zoom in with your Predator vision and cut off heads sending them flying off into the air. The Predator mission is a bit more fun, because of the array of gadgets, visions, and weapons the Predator has at its disposal. The cloaking device makes your practically invisible giving you the upper hand during battle. But beware there are laser guided machine guns that can detect you no matter what.
Finally, the Alien mission is the black sheep of the three. There's not much to do and you don't have any weapons. All you really have is a slash and pounce attack that gets old quickly. There is a slight bonus if you're able to match the Alien cross hairs with a Marine Soldiers body as your extendable teeth will shoot out and chop of his head. Other than that I got stuck mid way through the level with no light and no direction to follow.
Despite the Alien mission, the AVP 2 Demo
has a high replay value that will keep you entertained for hours. You can download AVP 2 Demo here
and you can download any patch, demo, mod, map etc at the Gamespot Downloads Page
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