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Aliens: Colonial Marines mod 'fixes' the game for a better experience

Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn't the game we thought it would be. A new mod changes that for the better.

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Let's face it: Aliens: Colonial Marines was a poor game when it was released. The game needed a 4GB visual patch soon after launch, and then had to endure a lawsuit claiming false advertising, which publisher Sega acknowledged. All in all, not a good time for developer Gearbox Software.

But the game did sell more than 1.3 million copies . And now, a modder has released an update to the game that purportedly will allow it to play the way it was supposed to be played in the first place.

Over at Mod DB (via Eurogamer), TemplarGFX has released an ACM Overhaul that allows players to "experience Aliens: Colonial Marines how it should have been when it came out." The mod includes a massive list of changes, including a upgrade to Xenomorph AI, while lowering health to compensate for the better response. In addition, human weapons and AI, as well as a ton of visual enhancements. 

The videos make the game look and feel a lot more intense. It should be a great upgrade for those who are still interested in the two-year-old game.

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    April 4, 2016 10:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Aliens: Colonial Marines mod 'fixes' the game for a better experience

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      April 4, 2016 10:43 AM

      Good they're fixing the AI, - it was godawful. (Typo in the article. "reponse")

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      April 4, 2016 10:51 AM

      Wow, that's fan dedication. Kudos to that guy. Maybe if I suddenly have a billion hours of free time, I'd reinstall Aliens: CM to check this out!

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      April 4, 2016 11:03 AM

      KEEFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      April 4, 2016 11:28 AM

      Video won't show up for me on Chrome, Safari, or FF on Mac.

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      April 4, 2016 11:28 AM

      Video isn't working.

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      April 4, 2016 11:54 AM

      I love seeing all the replies who missed the intro thread :)

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      April 4, 2016 12:17 PM

      This game made me hate Gearbox and Randy Pitchford in one fell swoop. Everything that man says from this point on is a fucking lie.

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        April 4, 2016 2:44 PM

        You can join my one-man feud against them that they aren't even aware of! My dagger wound was Borderlands 1 Day One $49.95 Retail Box for which the DLC still would cost me $10 each.

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          April 4, 2016 2:44 PM

          I liked the Borderlands games but yeah, the lip service and blatant lies he told about A:CM were enough for me to never trust or purchase anything from them again.

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          April 4, 2016 2:44 PM

          And the "Apology Letter (for all the lies we told you about PC focus last game)" that they used somehow for positive marketing spin.

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      April 4, 2016 1:51 PM

      Good. I paid full price for that and didn't play more than 15 minutes.