Experience Aliens: Colonial Marines how it should have been when it first released. This heavily balanced and thoroughly play-tested mod is built for exciting, suspenseful and most importantly, fun gameplay.

Xenomorphs have seen the most improvements, with fixes to their behaviour and core mechanics to make them truly terrifying foes, dramatically shifting the tone of the entire campaign.

This state of the bad-ass art modification for Aliens: Colonial Marines reworks, reprograms and rebalances xenomorph AI, human AI, weapon mechanics, ballistics, animations, shaders, particles, decals, lighting, and engine features to get the best out of the game possible. This is truly the ultimate Aliens gaming experience!

If you would like to see the full list of changes included in the latest version of the mod, you can check out the changelog by clicking here.

This project is a work in progress and will be expanded and improved over time to try and refine the game even further to an enjoyable experience. We're open to suggestions and feedback to help shape the future iterations of the mod!

If you would like to thank TemplarGFX for the Aliens: Colonial Marines Overhaul and help support future updates, you can now donate to James through PayPal. Donations aren't expected, but they are greatly appreciated!

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These together with the installer How-To's should hopefully mean no-one has any trouble getting ACM Overhaul installed!

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The biggest BUG in the game is just one letter long

The biggest BUG in the game is just one letter long

News 58 comments

A typo found in the INI file after all this time appears to be one of the major causes for terrible AI mechanics in the game. Thankfully typo's are easy...

Graphical Quality with and without Reshade

Graphical Quality with and without Reshade

News 7 comments

Some examples of the difference in image and lighting quality using an updated version of Reshade.

TemplarGFX ACM Overhaul V5 - Complete Changelog

TemplarGFX ACM Overhaul V5 - Complete Changelog

Feature 13 comments

Here is a full list of all the changes added in TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V5.

ACM Overhaul V5 Internal Test

ACM Overhaul V5 Internal Test

News 6 comments

Fantastic youtuber ThisNthaT has created a very detailed and thorough installation guide for ACM Overhaul including where to get and how to install the...

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TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V5 - Game Over Man!

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V5 - Game Over Man!

Full Version 160 comments

Version 5 is finally here, adding new graphical overhauls to all levels plus reworks and fixes to a number of other features.

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4.5 -  Mini Update

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4.5 - Mini Update

Patch 72 comments

This "Mini" update brings game-play changes and bug fixes to balance the game out a little (hopefully). Ally AI is the Highlight of the show here!

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4 - Hadley's Hope

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V4 - Hadley's Hope

Full Version 104 comments

Version 4 Improved installation, better Xeno balance, better weapon balance, more MP support and Hadley's Hope! Big thanks to Jonny Thunder for the installer...

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V3

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V3

Full Version 80 comments

"The Risk Always Lives" A big update to the everything! 7 difficulty options for all types of players! Completely custom built easy-to-use installer by...

Addon - Slower, Tougher Soldier Xeno's (V2)

Addon - Slower, Tougher Soldier Xeno's (V2)

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Xenomorph Soldiers maximum speed and acceleration has been reduced, however their Health has been increased to compensate. No other Xenomorph types are...

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V2

TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul V2

Full Version 47 comments

Experience Aliens: Colonial Marines how it should have been when it came out. Heavily Balanced and Play-Tested for exciting, suspenseful and most importanly...

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Guest
Guest

I bought this game, or pre-ordered it and with the biggest upset from the community for this game, I enjoyed it. Needless to say, I enjoy the game more as a fan of the Alien's series then a gamer. This mod have helped tremendously and I have continue to link people here for the revival of this game. Is there a message board or anything I can follow to get news? Someone told me theres a new patch coming for this at the end of the month!

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Dimebag_Darrell
Dimebag_Darrell

I bought the game just to try this out, so far so good, can't go back to the vanilla game :P

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EvilGoodGuy
EvilGoodGuy

Same here. Bought the game recently when it was on sale. Would not have done it if not for this epic mod. Eagerly anticipating V6! :D

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jamesdickinson963 Creator
jamesdickinson963

Version 6 will be released before Christmas, hopefully in a week or so after some playtesting.

Difference between V5 and V6 is like night and day!

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Teacher_Galante
Teacher_Galante

I'm so stoked for it! The YouTube video of v6 looks amazing!

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Knight45
Knight45

Anyone know the config name for no disappearing bodies? For some reason I still get disappearing bodies.

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Stogie83
Stogie83

Problem: i download a 712MB archive, with only 12MB of content. Some MasterEffect Reborn files, nothing more. I already downloaded v5 from several mirrors, same problem.

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BrosephStalin90
BrosephStalin90

Just wanted to pop in and say I'm greatly enjoying this! I never played ACM due to the original feedback, and being an Alien fan, I didn't want my favourite franchise tainted. However, going in with this I'm inclined to say that this actually isn't a bad experience thus far! Dare I say, I'm enjoying the game!
I hope to see an update soon!

As for some info for new users, make sure you use those .ini fixes that Templar found, and I'd suggest delving into some guides and wiki's for further .ini fixes and edits. Also, if you run into strange crashes where you need to restart your PC, just go into the settings next time you boot up the game and crank them to "full", once you get past the area and to the next checkpoint, restart the game and continue on!

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raps0die
raps0die

hello, (sorry for my bad English)

It is possible to reactivate this :

the shadows like on this video : Youtu.be

Textures resembling directx10 ( more relief and less “flat” ) : Youtu.be

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TheSpoons313
TheSpoons313

Oorah to Ashes!

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