AvP Evolution

Date Released: February 28, 2013
Publisher: FOX Digital Entertainment
Developer: Angry Mob Games
Formats: IOS, Android
Genre: Action

AvP Evolution is a 2013 game developed by Angry Mob Games and published by FOX Digital Entertainment for IOS and Android mobile platforms. Angry Mob Games previously developed the Predators mobile game. AvP Evolution received mixed to negative reviews upon its release.

Official Description

 AvP EvolutionALIEN VS. PREDATOR EVOLUTION (AVP EVOLUTION) brings together two of sci-fi/horror’s most iconic characters in a 3rd person action-shooter/melee combat title, offering a visually stunning gaming experience on the iOS and Android platforms. With playable campaigns for both the Alien and Predator, the app offers an immersive story and vicious battles, along with character progression, upgradeable weapons, armor and abilities.

On a distant planet, the Predators have built a temple to serve as a training ground for new Predator warriors. It’s here that they must face fearsome creatures with violent and deadly survival instincts – the Aliens. When a young Predator warrior enters the temple to prove himself, a disturbing truth comes to light, leading to the Alien Queen’s enslavement and the beginning of a brutal battle.

Developed by Angry Mob Games (Guerrilla BobMuffin Knight and PREDATORS), AVP EVOLUTION offers a compelling gaming experience that draws players deeper into the universe of the Alien and Predator mythology. Built using the powerful Unity engine, AVP EVOLUTION features visually rich 3D environments, detailed character models, and advanced lighting effects.

Features

    • Play as an Alien & Predator: Two distinctive gaming experiences, incorporating unique characters with numerous abilities
    • Rich Sci-Fi Universe: A gripping campaign draws players deeper into the world of AVP EVOLUTION
    • 5 Unique Environments & 24 Levels: Kill or be killed as you advance through the Temple Arena, the Marine Base, the Alien Hive, and more!
    • A Proven Developer: Angry Mob Games has a proven track record developing popular titles like Guerrilla Bob, Muffin Knight and PREDATORS
    • Upgradeable Characters: Create your own ultimate killing machine with character upgrades and enhanced abilities
    • Unity Graphics Engine:Rich detail, advanced character models and distinctive lighting makes AVP EVOLUTION a showcase title for new iOS & Android phones & tablets

Gameplay

AvP Evolution is a third-person action game where you can play as Aliens or Predators. The Super Predators are the main antagonists of the game. The Predator missions begin as a captured Predator who is forced in a Temple Arena trial to see how well the Super Predators can control Xenomorphs. The Alien campaign has the Super Predators attacking the Queen Alien and capturing her. They use the Alien Temple above as a training ground to enhance their skills as warriors.

Development

 AvP EvolutionAngry Mob Games previously worked with Fox Digital Entertainment on 2010’s Predators mobile game and it was well-received. They started working on AvP Evolution in February 2012 and it took them exactly one year to complete it. It was made using the Unity game engine and a lot of sound effects in AvP Evolution were recycled from 2010’s Aliens vs Predator from Rebellion. Angry Mob Games did release updates to fix the technical issues such as the camera and difficulty spikes, but some updates did introduce new features. Here’s a list of the most important changes:

April 23, 2013 – Two new playable characters were added: the Berserker Alien and the Chopper Predator, and each come with their own unique new abilities. There are some new missions to play through and secret areas to discover throughout the game’s campaign. The Predator has gotten a couple of new weapons to add to his arsenal: a Shuriken and a Plasma Railgun.

September 23, 2013 – An update was released adding iOS7 optimizations including 64-bit iPhone 5S support, major performance improvements and a fix to some of the rebalancing difficulties you may have experienced.

May 8, 2014 – They released an updated allowing the Predalien as a playable character. The update also includes the “Battle Generator” feature which allows players to pick their prey and customise their battles.

July 8, 2015  – Angry Mob Games released a remastered version of AvP Evolution which featured more high-detailed environments, dynamic lighting and better effects.

Concepts

Praetorian Queen Queen Alien Runner Alien Warrior Alien Warrior Alien Warrior Berserker Predator Classic Predator Falconer Predator Tracker Predator Wolf Predator Environment Environment Environment Environment Environment Environment
Berserker Predator

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Reception

 AvP EvolutionAvP Evolution was given somewhat mixed to negative reviews upon its release with many outlets criticising the camera, repetitive gameplay, diffuculty spikes and general technical issues. The few positive were aimed at the graphics and environments which were faithful to the franchises. MacWorld gave the game 2.5/5 criticising the clunky gameplay: “The monsters in AVP are both reduced to bumbling, clunky automatons; the only frightening aspect of the game is the prospect that I might have to review the inevitable sequel.”

PocketGamer gave it 1.5/5: “As a third-person brawler featuring unrecognisable characters, AVP: Evolution would be underwhelming. As a licensed product featuring two of the finest killers the human imagination has ever produced, it’s insulting.” RidgeTop of AvPGalaxy gave it a more positive 3.5/5 praising the graphics and environments but said it was buggy: “Overall, I had some good fun with Alien vs. Predator: Evolution and I’d recommend it to any fan. It was made with respect for the source material and is a nice little addition to the universe. It features tributes to all of the films, and there were plenty of interesting moments.”

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