The consensus seems to be that Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't a very good game. But that doesn't mean Aliens can't make for entertaining playthrough videos. Ah, the wonders of YouTube.

Enter the always-amusing Criken, who has been uploading his playthrough of Aliens: Colonial Marines to YouTube for the past couple of weeks. He just finished the series this weekend, and it's definitely worth watching in its entirety. It goes through the good, the bad, and the ugly of the game. Mostly the latter two.

The benefit of watching these is that you can see what people go on about when they criticize Colonial Marines, but without having to play yourself. And you'll probably have a laugh along the way—pretty good deal, if you ask me.


The first video is above. Here are the next two:


It felt like something was off with the AI when I played, but man, I had no idea it could get this goofy. Then again, I could say that about a lot of what Criken shows in these.

Aliens Colonial Marines: Close Encounters of the 1st Kind [Criken2]

Aliens Colonial Marines: Close Encounters of the 2nd Kind [Criken2]

Aliens Colonial Marines: Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind [Criken2]