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Eisenburg intercepts this signal while in the Forward Observation Pods, and realizing what it could do to his career, demands the transmission be cut in order to keep his pride from being destroyed by the committee. Six weeks have passed since the incident at the Forward Observation Pods. However, the defense system completely shuts down, caused by Corporal Harrison and the Colonial Marines unknowingly.
Xenomorphs enter the area and kill Dimitri and the rest of the personnel outside. The Xenomorphs then proceed inside the Pods to murder everyone inside. The Xenomorph infiltrates the Pods before the security system is back online, but that is already too late for everyone inside. The creature causes havoc inside the Pods, and releases a Predalien from stasis.
This creature goes on a rampage of its own, killing everything in sight, before later being run into by Corporal Harrison. The doctor begins to shake in fear and starts seeing Xenomorphs all around him. He blocks the door to his office with furniture and huddles in a corner, having flashbacks to the horrific first expedition to LV Both men leave the office to a safer place where they can discuss their plan of action.
The Xenomorph reaches Dr. The Xenomorph finds several drones held within an artificial Hive, and the creature frees its kind and escape through a broken fan at the top of Core Access in one of the Pods. The Xenomorph proceeds to the Hive in order to protect the Empress. The theory initially appears confirmed, but the Xenomorphs rush back in even greater numbers.
Not hesitating, Eisenburg orders the Empress be taken immediately and destroy the Hive. The Xenomorph enters the Hive and assists its brethren in removing the combat synthetics and soldiers stationed inside. Because they are not human, the combat synthetics do not have any pheromones for the Xenomorphs to track.
However, she is already gone, and the Xenomorph goes after Eisenburg in order to take the Empress back. Access tunnel and neighbouring archaeological dig -- LV Eisenburg calls a team of combat synthetics at the Primary Operations Complex, and is told that a dropship from the Verloc has arrived, and the synthetics have killed the remaining members of White Team.
The Xenomorph chases furiously after Eisenburg and the captured Empress, killing every human and synthetic in its path. It destroys sentry turrets and machinery in order to open a way to the Empress. The Xenomorph continues to follow Eisenburg to the Auxiliary Landing pad, and they are aware of the creature following them.
However, things are made complicated once again for the humans because of a Predator in the area. The Xenomorph decides to either kill the Predator or ignore it in order to find the Empress. The Xenomorph figures out that destroying the equipment necessary for the dropship to land at the Auxiliary Landing Pad will prevent Eisenburg from escaping with the Empress. The Xenomorph goes and sabotages the Landing Hydraulics.
After that, it proceeds to a room overlooking the landing pad and destroys the Flight Telemetry Relay. The Xenomorph heads outside to the pad to intercept the captured Empress. Out on the landing pad, the Xenomorph is greeted by two Predators, possibly looking to kill the Empress. The Xenomorph destroys the threat and heads back inside the building to destroy one last device: the landing beacon.
Without it, the dropship is unable to land and crashes. Eisenburg is furious and shocked at this predicament, and decides to kill the creature responsible. The Xenomorph returns outside to tend defeat Dr. Eisenburg, who mysteriously emits no pheromones. Eisenburg is revealed to be an android, created by the real Dr. His limbs have been ripped off, leaving him only his torso and head cocooned within the Hive. His screams of agony are heard throughout the hive, and the Xenomorphs surround the severely damaged synthetic, gloating in their victory.
After completing all three campaigns, an extra cutscene is shown. A transmission is displayed. It is possible that Tomiko escaped from the Pods before they exploded, and that she was likely a spy for the company. The Verloc continues to drift through space, but is followed by the Predator ship, possibly targeting the humans on the Verloc as their next hunt. Most of the campaigns run concurrently with each other, but the majority of events for each race are separate from each other.
Other actions made by the three characters cause effects for each other before, during, and after the conflict inside the Pods. During the Alien campaign inside the Pods, the player controlled Xenomorph will release a Predalien in stasis, and it goes on a rampage inside the Pods.
This same Predalien is most likely the same one encountered during the Marine campaign, since it was the only one found in the area. During his escape, Harrison arrives in a room with a Predator in a stasis pod. The Predator in the stasis pod is the same one you play as in the Predator campaign, and after Harrison moves the pod in order to keep going, the Predator is released. When Harrison escapes the pods, he sees a hole blown open by the Predator who escaped minutes before.
The three campaigns proceed to go their separate paths after the events in the Forward Observation Pods. Multiplayer in Aliens versus Predator 2 allows you to play as all three races of different classes against each other on multiple maps and game modes. Each faction has four playable classes, six for the Alien if you allow the option for Alien life cycle in multiplayer. Deathmatch works just like it does in other games. Players kill each other for points, and based on which class you choose, your kills go towards a specific scoring class.
Each Alien class has their own scoring class, while all the Marine classes share the same scoring class. Works just like it does in Deathmatch, except the players are split up into teams. One team is tasked with killing the other team and vice versa. However, should the hunter be killed by the prey, they are switched to the opposite teams, making the hunter the prey in some situations.
Survivor is a mode where the last person alive wins. Everyone else that dies during the game becomes a mutant, and they receive 10 points for every survivor they kill. Overrun has a time limit. The defenders have a finite number of lives and must hold out until the round is over. Another game mode with attackers and defenders. The defenders not only need to survive until the end of the round, but they must reach an evac point and hold its position for ten seconds. The attackers meanwhile have to kill every defender and protect the evac points.
There are twelve multiplayer maps in Aliens versus Predator 2. The majority of the maps are based on areas that are shown in the single player campaigns, while some are designed as tributes to locations from the Alien or Predator movies. The Alien series inspiration is fairly dominant in the multiplayer maps, as it is in the single player. This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:. Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users.
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Marine Corporal Harrison is the main character in the Marine campaign. Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, the Incident. Hard landing. Dropship has sustained minor damage. Contact lost with Dropship Two and White Team.
They call him Frosty for a reason. Cool under pressure. Situation bad. Getting worse. He pulled through for us — landing beacon and all. Unfortunately, security is still down. Until we restore the security, this dropship feels like a breached whale waiting for the gulls to feed.
Good news, if you call it that, the plans show a security station on sub-level three — ten minutes run. If we lose this dropship, no one goes home. Xenomorphs everywhere. Harrison woke them when he activated security. Johnson says the dropship can fly at least that far.
I told Harrison to come back, but the S. Big if. Hall KIA as of eight-thirty two A. I will advance her name for a commendation. It feels like empty consolation. At least most of her team made it out, thanks to Harrison and his stolen APC. White team picked them up just beyond the POC perimeter and brought them back to the Southern Landing.
So much for saving anyone here. Despite casualties, White Team has secured the Southern Landing. Clearly, there are no survivors here. The Forward Pods remain another question. Self-sufficient, if highly isolated, they could have survived. However, our attempts to contact them have failed. Either the landline is dead, or the Pods are. Eisenburg gives us a better greeting than our last. The good news: we have found survivors.
We may be needing her cold sleep chambers — for emergency medical evacuation. Appendix C —Training Manual. Consider using convict labor when planning high-risk planetary developments. Contrary to popular legend, convict escape rates are uniformly low. Frankly, the convicts have nowhere to run, and given their steeply reduced penal terms, escapees are trading a few years of danger for a lifetime of incarceration.
Naturally, escapes do occur — but seldom involving rational men. For this reason, escapees should be considered extremely dangerous. SOP is to terminate with prejudice. I also heard warning klaxons periodically and reports that Deck 24 has been sealed due to an ongoing contaminant.
Rykov explained that this is normal procedure. The floors are evacuated and sealed until chemical treatments can be applied. No guards get hurt that way. Of course, this takes time. I pity the man who fails to get out in time. Harrison is dead. In the aftermath of the bug attack, a convict laborer jumped a guard. Harrison walked straight into the fight. Somehow the convict survived. They are hunting him now.
Dunya seemed especially intent on this. Obsessive almost. I hope she finds the escaped S. Maybe that will bring her some peace. Ten minutes ago, Dr. They are alive, but isolated. Still, I am uneasy. Our communications are limited to our own radio channels.
The Pod comms are isolated and encrypted — to deter industrial espionage — says Eisenburg. Appendix A — Summary. Their exact time of departure is unclear, but painfully evident that a difference of mere minutes would have meant the difference for the terms. Appendix H — Comm Logs. The POC is locked up tight as a drum. Stand in the courtyard and shout until they hear you, or head down into the outflow system. That should get you past the primary security net and into the Southern Landing.
Or get you killed. Half way there. Listen, Harrison. Tracking the Marine expedition becomes increasingly difficult with the commencement of Operation Savior, particularly in regards to White Team. From this period onwards, we are left only with uncorroborated testimony of a single low-ranking Marine. Given the events he describes, we find it hard to accept his depiction as fact.
Simply put, we need not introduce a third species to explain the destruction of the Southern Landing. Appendix I — Scientific Journal. The Praetorian is the warrior of the Hive, tough, massive, and ferocious. However, she is born quite humbly. Under the right pheromone conditions, runners and drones undergo a molting process extending over several years.
During this time, the Xenomorph skin thickens and hardens. As the Praetorian enters mid-phase, it emits its own behavioral pheromone, which in turn enrages the Hive. Most Praetorians die during this phase. One strong enough to escape will wander the surrounding environs until her shell completes its hardening.
Then, with a skin capable of reflecting small arms fire and a temper to match, she will return to assert her presence in the Hive. Listen Harrison. It dates from the first studies, before the Hive learned to tear the synths to pieces.
Good luck. Appendix V — Scientific Briefing. Once the Xenomorph population reaches a critical environmental mass — we judged somewhere between a thousand and two thousand base-living-units — the Hive pheromones change. What we call Spreading begins — as the Young Queens search out new territories.
This is the normal state of affairs. Of course, should the Empress die — or even abdicate if such a thing were possible — one of the Young Queens would have to replace her. One can only imagine the fury and storm generated by such an instinctive and violent urge. McCain reporting. LV abandoned. Casualties extreme. One dropship still missing. Evacuation failed. Recommend scrubbing further evac by the 6 Battalion.
Primary Operations Complex has been overrun. Forward Observation Pods appear unsalvageable. Sensors indicate a massive rupture of the fusion reactor cells in the Pods. Likelihood of finding additional survivors: negligible. Requesting medical intercept ASAP. Predator The player controlled Predator in the game is presumed to be a Prince, a high ranking member of his clan based on the design of his armor and equipment. I have seen enough. The Zeta site is not Pilot technology.
The scientists have dated the artifacts found there. They are young — hundreds of years old at most. I recognize the carvings. It is my enemy. I should have anticipated as much. This land is too rich with trophies; it is perfect for their kind. Still, I will not fail this time. Although the scientists do not understand the full technology, they have already begun to unravel the strange gear.
Given time, we will find their weakness. Given time. The attack has begun. Our modified EMP grenades work. It is fitting that we use their own technologies against them. We have taken two of the creatures — I shall call them Predators. With surprise gone, I have ordered the teams to withdraw. We must not underestimate the killing power of these beasts. The teams have returned. I should say that some have returned. We have lost many. What else could I do though? They would have found us soon — I am certain — just as they may have found the POC.
Eisenburg will not hear of this possibility — he insists that the Aliens alone possessed the power to destroy the POC. His imagination is too small. It will be his undoing. I will not make the same mistake; more creatures will come for their brethren. We must be ready. I told Dunya to take the first creature to implantation immediately. I wanted it to die slowly. I would happily kill them all for what they have done to me. They should have finished me when they had the chance and not left me broken.
Unfortunately, I was not as quick with the second. Eisenburg intervened before I could dispatch it. He wants it alive, for study. Again, he misunderstands what he holds. He needs to kill them. So, we have not taken them all. One comes for me. We track it through our cameras and sensors.
I have studied some of the footage. Something about the mask draws my attention. Under magnification, I can just make out markings. They are different from the masks on the other two — more ornamental. Different and yet familiar. I feel I am staring into my past — into the face of my would-be killer. Does this mean I have found him — my attacker from so many years ago? Or more likely, his friend, his brother — ha, perhaps it is no more than a brand like a logo on a shoe.
No matter. I will think of him as my nemesis — and enjoy his undoing all the more. Appendix K — Scientific Records. Holding time: five weeks, three days. The predator remains strong with high antibody count and little fever. I am surprised at its resilience after our…test. Based on the blood loss alone, it should be weak and sickly.
Still, our understanding of its physiology increases day by day. We have time now — to work without fear. Without weapons, the creature is weak — I should say without most of its weapons. Our surgeons are still reluctant to attempt removal of its forearm bands.
Eisenburg was not pleased with the death of the last one — no need to repeat that so soon. Perhaps I was wrong on Eisenburg. Perhaps the captured Predators can open the door to a final solution. After all, their physiology is not magical — they have hemoglobin — they require oxygen — they can die. One sickness, one contagion, one carrier.
If I kill this one, they will return. Perhaps, there are other options. Damn Eisenburg. I should have killed the creature when I could. Between him and the clumsy Marines, I am surrounded by fools. No, that is not fair. I could have fought Eisenburg harder. I gambled that we could learn from the creature. Perhaps we can. I imagine something similar to Anthrax 9. Without the risk of human infection, we could make it much more contagious and long lasting.
If we can just catch it again, I will even have a host to carry home the death of its people. It has escaped from the Pods, hijacking a dropship in flight. No human could have survived the crash, but it is hardly human. I pray the Xenomorphs will finish it, or failing that, Dropship 2 should finish it if we detect it trying to reach its mates. Still, I cannot be too sure. I have ordered the team to prepare evacuations — the medical data must survive.
Ivan is dead; the artificial Hive has been breached. The creature has escaped; I have lost my carrier. Enough sadness. It is unique — much older and more complex than the others. The scientists speculate the creature was either rich or royal or both.
With no ordinary crown. It is speculation, but I believe that the mask tracks their hunts — a tribal record book. If so, the mask may lead me to their homeland. I have the mask. I am certain that the creature knows. Fifteen minutes ago, the mask became active — most likely in response to some signal.
Let the creature come. Dunya and the team have copies of the blood work; they understand our stakes. One of us will survive. This fight will not end with me. It is here. I have entered the Hive and it follows. If I kill it, I will head for the surface and the old Access Point 3. You have my codes — the funds are yours. They are covered in the blood of the POC, but you can wash away the stain. Create the weapon! Finish my battle. The Exosuit combines the firepower of a light armor vehicle with the maneuverability of a foot soldier.
Against light infantry and insurgent forces, the Exosuit dominates the battlefield. Only a madman would challenge a combat Exosuit — and he would certainly not live to tell about it. Thirty minutes later, the wife of our division lead at the New Brazil WD plant reported that her husband had not returned from his daily golfing. By the end of the day, WY confirmed three abductions and two missing persons reports. By all accounts, this sudden activity is not a coincidence, but a highly organized operation.
As we have yet to receive ransom demands, the motivation for these attacks remains hazy. Alien A simple Xenomorph drone that single handedly sparked the incident on LV In laboratory conditions, containment fails less than one percent of the time. Most failures, when they occur, result in the escape of the first life-stage of the Xenomorph — the Facehugger.
Facehuggers are remarkably quick and cunning, possessing an innate drive to avoid detection and to find an appropriate, isolated host. During the second stage of life, the Xenomorph is at its most vulnerable. Even inexperienced teams can contain and eliminate the Chestburster with minimal loss of life.
Unfortunately, during this phase, the Xenomorph displays an instinctive caution, avoiding all contact. Worse, if given time, the Chestburster will eat, molt, and grow into a full-sized drone. Successful Xenomorph containment depends on a single factor — tracking and locating the offending specimen. This is doubly true when dealing with full-grown drones or larger Xenomorph specimens. During the first twenty minutes of a Xenomorph contamination, mortality rates are twenty to thirty times higher than the later stages of contamination.
Appendix C —Training Manuals. However, when dealing with Xenomorphs, no system is foolproof. Sufficient damage to the circulation and waste flow systems could create the conditions for massive Xenomorph infiltration.
For this reason, security should flush any contamination upwards — towards the office and living quarters sections — despite the certainty of increased short-term fatality counts. Engineering studies of the Primary Operations Complex identified the primary outflow system tunnels as the weak link in the POC defenses. However, these studies also concluded that nothing short of a bomb could breach tunnel walls and expose the POC to complete contamination.
While a catastrophic failure in the pumping equipment could have led to an explosion in the flow control systems, this should have been small and contained. One can only conclude that either the analysis was wrong, or that someone wanted the POC to fail. Throughout the early morning, all evidence points towards an atypically violent, but contained Alien contamination.
Oddly, these reports contain no direct mention of Xenomorph involvement. However, one must assume these were Xenomorph incidents as well, and not the work of some other hostile species. The flamethrower provides excellent firepower in all situations — against the Xenomorph, this is amplified by the natural shield it places between the security officer and the offending creature.
However, officers should not overestimate their protection. If you cannot find your enemy, you cannot fight him. On January 6 at approximately ten P. Records indicate some number of Xenomorph drones and runners entered the pods during the fifteen minutes of downtime. We believe that the focus on saving these men — code-named Operation Savior — distracted Pod security from a more immediate threat. Based on a crude analysis of the events at the Forward Pods, some have linked the loss of the Artificial Hive to Operation Savior.
Such attempts to create poetic justice from mere coincidence should be summarily ignored. As if Aliens could have known of the Savior plans or have reacted intelligently to such behavior — clearly such theories stretch the bounds of Xenomorph abilities. Appendix B — Recovered Email. From: Dr. The loss of our archeological expedition, while unfortunate, forces our hand. I have assured the Colonial Marines Major that the LMSE is the perfect operation to distract the Hive so that his team can rescue our companions safely.
To eliminate confusion on this, forward any Marine questions to me immediately. Access tunnel and neighbouring archaeological dig -- LV Dr. We will not need to evacuate medical casualties. However, I feel that Gateway would provide a better site for further research on the Empress. McCain concurs.
A dropship will arrive shortly.
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