Alien vs. Predator is one of the most beloved brawlers of all time. In addition to its crossover license, it has an extremely refined and varied combat engine that incorporates projectiles, energy bars, special moves, and freeform combos. Its hour-long campaign is packed with tons of variety and emphasizes fighting huge swarms of enemies with overpowered characters.
U.S.A., west coast. San Drad, California.
Emergency! Evacuate all the facilities. Quarantine the city. Danger! Keep out!
72 hours later...
The largest city on the west coast has become...
a living hell!
Eat this! You scum bags! We're cut off. I don't think we're going to make it! Looks that way but...
I won't die alone! So come on, plenty for everyone!
It's time to hunt!
Come with me.
Alien vs. Predator came out way before the film series of the same name. The storylines are completely different and the only similarity is that a Predator fights alongside with humans.
The Power Loader boss is a reference to the machine that Ripley uses in Alien 2 to attack the Queen Alien.
Alien vs. Predator is definitely one of the genre's greats, but I don't put it on a pedestal like most other people seem to. It definitely has top-notch, deep freeform combat, huge gangs of enemies, and killer graphics. But for a Capcom game, it's severely lacking in personality, enemy variety, and music.