The metal box made me buy this game. I knew nothing about this game other than it has the most incredible graphics, yet the box is so cool, that I couldn't restrain myself from getting it.
The most obvious thing to note about this game is the graphics. I have to run this game on a mac laptop, so I have to turn all settings to low. But even still, the graphics are incredible.
Gameplay-wise, it is quite revolutionary. The adapt to survive idea is fantastic. That suit is great fun to use and sneaking up on someone with cloak-mode turned on, giving him a surprise and seeing the reaction of the guy as you suddenly bash him in the face with strength mode is very hilarious.
The first part of the game is very fun and extremely well made. Killing people in different environments, and different situations is exciting. However, once the aliens come, it becomes impossibly difficult, and eventually, overdone, and tedious. The last few missions are terribly made, and the end is very stereotypical.
Also, the first part of the story is believable. But the last few missions just ruined it.
Online can get boring very quickly, as there are only 2 game modes.
So, as a whole, I gave this game a 4 star rating. The fun bits are indeed very fun. But the rest is really not so fun. In fact, frustrating.