Demo of the Day: Aliens vs Predator

The Aliens vs Predator demo is now available for download via Steam, Xbox LIVE, and PSN – and from what we’ve seen so far, it’s quite awesome. We heard that some people were having problems finding enough players to start a match earlier this morning. But after downloading the PC demo via the Steam client, our deathmatch lobby filled up in about 15 seconds.

Check out our hands-on impressions by GamesRadar’s own David Houghton to find out whether you’re better off playing as the Alien, Predator, or Marine. We decided to go with the Alien and managed to pounce on a few hapless Marines by dashing across the ceiling. Which class do you think will be your favorite?

The system requirements for the PC demo:
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
Memory: 1 GB System RAM (XP)/ 2 GB System RAM (Vista)
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 128 MB RAM (NVIDIA 7900 or better, ATI X1800 or better)
Hard Drive: 4.6 GB free hard drive space
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c

Feb 4, 2010


  • TheHolyHandGrenade - February 15, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    played the demo on the ps3 my only problem so far is that it took 5m to find a match and that i was alien for 3 games and human for 15 and not a single time being predator. other than that this game is looking good
  • drako691 - February 9, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    i played the 360 version of the demo and i gotta say is: i. want. this. game. i found the aien(xenomorph right?) to be best with predator in a close second (bet'cha cant guess my third palce :P)
  • reaperman22 - February 8, 2010 5:18 a.m.

    love the demo and aliens probably my fav cause i havent used marine and couldtn work out why the predators cloak didnt work and also couldnt work out how to use him properly. i got it on psn and half the time it takes up to 20 minutes before it finds anybody which is very annoying
  • sprog - February 6, 2010 7:12 a.m.

    Or lasses...
  • sprog - February 6, 2010 7:12 a.m.

    Judging by the favourable opinions here, I think this will be my next purchase. Cheers lads!
  • fuzzynutz - February 6, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    i played as all three, predator is my favorite and the marine is okay (although i dont understand the radar and the noises made me very paranoid). But with the alien i had trouble controlling my attacks basically got owned.
  • Jbo87 - February 5, 2010 2:18 p.m.

    I really enjoyed the demo. Played all three species and managed to win with all three so the balance is pretty good i'd say. The alien is my favourite but has proved the hardest to win with for me. It was the marine I dominated with but that could have been the people I was playing against.
  • The_Author - February 5, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    I've tried all 3 types, and my favourite is the Alien, even though the Predator kicks all kinds of ass!
  • cen - February 5, 2010 11:40 a.m.

    I played on XBL as the marine and got mine handed to me. Couldn't see anything. To hit an alien dodging about you'd really need a mouse to twitch-fire. The tracker is spot on but why is it on the hud and not held up as a physical device in the marines hand - MW2 manages this fine with the heartbeat sensor...
  • ParagonFury - February 5, 2010 4:49 a.m.

    I played the 360 demo, and I have to say that the Predator is definitly the most fun.
  • Cwf2008 - February 5, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    I tried playing the Xbox demo...key word tried: I waited probably 5 minutes for a match and found no one
  • D3ATH13 - February 5, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    i payed on the xbox demo and this game is badass
  • felipe222 - February 4, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    i can't find the psn demo...
  • DrLovez69 - February 4, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    Demo is now live on PSN. I couldn't wait to play, Im a huge fan of the films (predator n' Alien alike) but alas, any happiness i feel is softly choked to death by bad servers and lack of dedicated ones, i managed to play as marines for 10 mins against a friend, was awesome. But i want more. or maybe no ones playing? Doubt it though my little paragraph above was too awesome to be contradicted.
  • BlackElement17 - February 4, 2010 9:11 p.m.

    I probably going to roll xenomorph.
  • Shagnasty - February 4, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    FIRST! No PSN demo yet!

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