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News Files and Mods 04 October 2022, 15:35

author: Adrian Werner

Best Alien and Predator Game Now Available in Co-op

The mod AvP 2: Cooperative, a project adding a refined cooperative mode to Monolith's classic FPS Aliens vs Predator 2, has been released.

In a few weeks Aliens vs Predator 2 will celebrate its 21st birthday, but despite this, the general opinion is that it remains the best video game encounter of the eponymous alien races (and certainly the highest rated one). However, it is not an item without flaws, and one of them until recently was the lack of a cooperative mode. We write "was" because mods have been appearing for several years to fix this. The latest and best of them, simply titled AvP 2: Cooperative, has just been released.

The project was developed to resemble the official cooperative mode as much as possible. The mod enables you to play in co-op through both campaigns and many fan-made single player maps. The author modified the mission structure and many gameplay elements so that the challenges are not too easy for a group of players

By the way, the mod's creator has fixed many bugs related to AI and faulty scripts. This is probably the most important feature of the modification. Earlier projects of this type (e.g. X co-op) had big problems with it, causing the game to freeze frequently. They were also not compatible with many maps.

  1. AvP 2: Cooperative - download the mod from our FTP server (the author has given us permission to host a mirror)

AvP 2: Cooperative requires two previous projects to work in the form of Master Server Patch and Ultimate Map Pack 3. The former is a fan patch that restores multiplayer in the game. In 2008, after the acquisition of Sierra by Activision, the so-called Master Server, with which other servers communicated, was disabled, thus preventing us from viewing the list of active servers. However, fans rolled up their sleeves and prepared an alternative, thus salvaging the game's multiplayer gameplay.

Ultimate Map Pack 3, in turn, is a set of more than half a thousand of the best fan-made maps for AvP. It contains virtually all the levels used on the still running servers, so it is a must-have item for fans of the game.

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


Aliens vs Predator 2

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