As the last surviving tank commander on Earth, single-handedly turn back the evil invading alien army, drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld... Titan Attacks has the same easy-to-learn and addictive gameplay of the classic arcade shoot 'em up, but is packed full of extras - new features, new...
User reviews: Very Positive (684 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 3, 2012

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As the last surviving tank commander on Earth, single-handedly turn back the evil invading alien army, drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld...
Titan Attacks has the same easy-to-learn and addictive gameplay of the classic arcade shoot 'em up, but is packed full of extras - new features, new strategies, and stylish neo-retro visuals.
Battle swarms of alien fighters, bombers and giant boss motherships, over 5 unique worlds and 100 levels of frantic action. Earn bounty money and upgrade your ship with extra cannon, rockets and lasers. Destroy falling wrecks, dodge hurtling asteroids and capture escaping aliens - or blast them from the skies! Win prizes in sharp-shooter challenge stages and compete on the online Hi-Scores table!

Key Features:

  • Battle across Earth, Moon, Mars, Saturn and finally Titan itself!
  • 100 levels with five giant boss motherships
  • Ship upgrade shop between levels
  • Global online Hi-Scores
  • Includes 47 Steam Achievements!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:290 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.7
    • Processor:1GHz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:320 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS:Linux (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor:1GHz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.5 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive:320 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Titan Attacks! is a retro, arcade, 2-D shooter where the nameless Commander fends off the Titan invasion with his trusty pixelated tank.

The game commences on Earth then progresses to new zones. Zone progression occurs when its boss is defeated. There are a total of five zones, each containing twenty levels, with their own unique design. Once all five have been defeated, it loops back to Earth, albeit with a slightly higher difficulty.

The game mechanics are fairly straightforward; aim & kill. Fortunately, that doesn’t do Titan Attacks! the justice it deserves. The mechanics conspire in such a way to exude a simple & fun experience. There are a number of boosts & improvements that can be purchased between levels to mitigate your success. For example, there are powerful area-of-effect bombs, weapon add-ons, additional shielding & more. Currency is derived from killing enemies & also capturing them. Capturing enemies adds a unique dimension to some situations, as doing so can be lethally dangerous, but extremely profitable. The Titans have a wide arsenal of ships & weapons that change in function & attitude from zone to zone, which can easily lead to your undoing if not cautious. There are bonus rounds that gauge your accuracy & reward you accordingly so keep nimble. These rounds occur between levels, after every seventh level.

There isn’t really any story, beyond what’s presented visually but that’s really to be expected with an arcade shooter. The sound is also quite typical of the genre, with generally the same music repeated throughout. The graphics while pixelated, are visually appealing, with colors & art that mesh together nicely.

For high score hunters, your high score is saved onto online leaderboards. So you can show off your skills or lack of them to your friends.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Titan Attacks: Space Invaders, but better! That's the long n' short of it, minus the long.


So what is the long of it? Well...


Firstly, presentation! The game takes on an 8-bit styled aesthetic; The game's rather high res, but all graphics are styled in a blocky fashion with thick black outlines. Alongside this, particle effects are large pixels, and there's a bunch of filters and shaders on the game that make it look, um, arcade-y? Like, you've got scan lines, and a lot of things glow in this weird way as if you're, er, looking at a screen. It's hard to explain without just showing pictures of the game itself. There's also these more abstract effects where the game screen distorts or wraps around the the edges of the monitor; It was kinda cool the first few times it happened, but it did get on my nerves after a while. Thankfully, it only happens on menus, not during heated space battles, and you can toggle the various distortions off in the options menu (Options are Stroboscopics, Shader FX and Distortion FX).


There isn't a ton of music, but what's there is pretty jammin'. It's all techno, ranging from softer tracks, like during the main menu and shop, to more intense pieces during the actual stages. Stages are over pretty quick too, so it's never like you're listening to any one piece for an lengthy period of time, making them harder to get tired of. Still, there are audio sliders in the options menu for both sound effects and music in case you don't care for either. Might not wanna turn off sound effects though, as each hazard has it's own very distinct sound effect that'll keep you notified as to what's going on around you when things get more chaotic in the later stages; whether it's mines being laid, saucers flying across the top of the screen, or a charging laser beam, you'll more than likely need to keep an ear open for telltale signs of doom.


But enough of that, what about the actual game? Well, you control a tank going left and right across the ground and shoot aliens, most of which fire back at you and descend in some way or another. Occasionally you'll see a saucer flying at the top of the screen behind everything; it'll drop bonus-points, cash, shields, health, screen clearing bombs, or super cannons when you shoot it down, making the game a little easier on you if you can shoot it down. Alongside that, enemies have a chance to fall to the ground instead of exploding when you blast them, and you can shoot them again for a "skill-shot" for extra points and money (Though they'll damage you if they crash into you). Alongside THAT, there's a chance that a martian will parachute out of the ship. These guys are a little trickier, 'cause you can pick them up for cash bonuses, but you can also accidentally kill them for no point/cash bonus, and if you don't pick them up, they escape and result in a cash deduction equal to the cash bonus you could've gotten otherwise.


With all these basic factors in play, alongside all of the hazards, battles become about good spacial awareness and quick decisions about what course of action should be taken: "I could try and get that saucer for it's bonus, or I could catch that alien to keep me from losing money and get some bonus cash... The alien's floating over an area of heavy fire though... It might be more trouble than it's worth, and I won't get the saucer in time if I go to it. I don't want the cash penalty though... I think I'll kill it, then real quickly get the saucer." Of course, if you don't make that rambling monologue of a decision quick, you'll be space dust. You'll have a lot to think about, and not a lot of time to think about it. Gotta be fast! All of this is helped by the fact that you move around by shifting the mouse left and right, so your speed is bound to how fast you can move it, and thus, is more or less infinite. This allows you to go mach 5 underneath low hanging projectiles and ships, making it possible to make those quick choices under the pressure and chaos of a full on martian assault.


In between stages is a shop to spend the money ya get, obviously, on health and weapons. There are repairs, which get more expensive the less damaged your tank is, screen clearing bombs, which get more expensive as you buy them through the game, cannon damage, cannon fire rate, add-ons (Other weapons), and add-on fire rate. It's pretty straight forward, and it's not like you have a whole lot of options, especially since you can't choose what add-ons you get (You purchase them in a specific order). Even then, the add-ons don't really change the gameplay too much; You've got left-side laser, right-side bigger-laser, left-side rocket launcher, and right-side laser beam. It all just kind of adds up to a large flurry of projectiles that don't add much of a tactical edge, but they're useful nonetheless.


The design of the different worlds were also very nice. Every twenty stages, after a boss fight with the mother ship of that world (Which, while fun, were never all that noteworthy), you go to the next planet: Earth, The Moon, Mars, Saturn, and finally, the alien home world of Titan. The changes of scenery were nice, but the new hazards were what really differentiated them. You see, this game, while being a Space Invaders homage, incorporates elements from other really old space games/shooters. Earth is simply Space Invaders, nothing more. Starting with the Moon stages, you'll be showered with neon blue asteroid outlines that split when you shoot them, which is a homage to... Well Asteroids. The Mars stages have their ships spin around in lines before taking formation for a short period of time, the dive bombing your tank, which is a homage to Galaga. I don't actually know what the Saturn stages homage; The idea behind those stages is that massive hordes of ships will descend from the top of the screen and try to collide with you before warping back to the top. Finally, Titan introduces these trains of enemies that go back and forth and split/drop stationary ships when you shoot them, which is how the Millipede in the game of the same name behaved. Every planet provided something new to keep the shooting more varied and interesting, and did so by providing tribute to some similar titles of gaming's history; I'd say it worked!


And for you score-junkies out there, the game doesn't have to end by the time you beat the 100th stage! After laying waste to Titan's flagship, you're instantly placed back at the first stage of the game with all of your upgrades, the same score, and more durable enemies. I think this goes on endlessly until you die, but I wouldn't know since I never made it to the end boss on the second run. Anyway, this allows you keep building that hi-score and show off on the global leaderboards; y'know, if you're into that.


I do have a few minor complaints, such as how there's no invincibility period when being hit, and how some stages have layouts that'll corner you very easily. Mix both factors together, and you've got a recipe for a near insta-death. It doesn't happen TOO often though, so whatever.


Anyway, I gotta wrap this up. It's a very nice looking and fun Score Attack/Space Invaders & Friends inspired game. It's a bit on the pricey side for what it is though... I'd only really get it if it's in a bundle, on sale, or you know someone who's into the Score-Attack genre/Looking for a late 70's gaming nostalgia trip. In those cases, I'd really recommend it!


But in the end, it's all just my humble opinion. Cross-reference mine with others and see if it's a game for you.

Bottom Line: Titan Attacks is a game you get to shoot aliens and beat Admiral Nyaruko's 10 DIGIT SCORE. Jesus Christ, At least I'm in the top 10... For now...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Nice Retro game

Nothing much to say here. Just like an old arcade shooter with better graphic. Still enjoyable of course. It can be quite relaxing for the first few levels. It gets challenging on later levels. Be sure to pick it up if you want to feel this kind of game again.

★ ★ ★ ✫

3.5 stars
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Titan Attacks! is a retro 1980's style arcade space shooter with nice graphics, responsive controls and great gameplay! I love it! Its like reliving my teen years again without dropping a ton of quarters. If you liked good old arcade space shooters, buy it! 10/10 nostalgia
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
90's kids know it
2000's kids know it
The rebirth of one of the best games!
Titan atack
It is space invaders!
But Better graphics!
Upgrades!
And Harder than it ever was!
with multiple bosses!(I don't know how many... never passed the first one :c)
And of course FUN!

6.8/10!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Who did this?! Who made this game so addicting?! What kind of person would do this to others? This is a sick world we're living in.

Great game though. 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
It's like space invaders, except with upgrades. Then it's just button mashing.

6/10

Lots of button mashing.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
>be me last night bored at home
>too many RPGs
>wouldn't it be great to play Space Invaders with Steamworks
>search Steam
>find Titan Attacks
>mfw it's brilliant
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Got a 90% discount coupon for this game for crafting a badge so i bought it for just 1 buck. Only played one run so far and ended up getting to wave 34. Really fun game and seems to be well worth the cash i spend for it. Brings back memories from when i was but a kid playing the crap out of my old Atari. This game does well in bringing back good old retro.

Another good thing about it is that it has achievements as well as trading cards. ++
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I got this in a humble bundle and I'm glad I did! This is a good retro themed game, pretty fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This game is pretty great, very nostalgic if you played any of the old arcade machines. I honestly don't regret spending all the money for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Very nice little timekiller that reminds me of galaga big plus for me is that i can play it mouse only, the game has a very retro oldschool feel to it in a nice way the graphics fit this game very good

nice powerup system you can upgrade for example your shields between levels and if you get hit you can add shield again later on after the level, if you get hit you loose some so you need to :) same goes for the rest so there is a reason to score you want the cash for your upgrades very nicely done

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
A beautiful retro space invaders style/record setting game! This game is fun, challenging and brings that oldschool feeling into your steam library. I recommend this game only if its on sale. $10.00 seems pretty steep for this game. I will give it an 8/10. It could get repetitive to some. Guess it just depends who you are. There are only 5 levels, so its not that long of a game, but it could take you a long time if you don't build your spacecraft right.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
It's like an updated version of Space Invaders. If you don't like dog ♥♥♥♥ Atari graphics but want a space invaders type game, then this is fun.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
The game is great classic! plus it's quite fun to play.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Just like Space Invaders!
10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Thumbs Up !

Thank you for creating this game !
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Nostalgia city with this game. A retro arcade 2-D shooter that's super fun and addicting to play. The pixelated aesthetic of the game brings back memories and is a refreshing trip down memory lane you didn't know you wanted until you play it. It's simplistic in every way, but a blast to play none the less. Give it a go! It's a new age space invaders you know you want to try!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Space Invaders with nicer graphics
9.99£

10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
A fun little game that might just appeal most to old-timers who would appreciate the homage to arcade shooters. Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Galaga, of course, but also Centipede--by far the hardest levels. And throw in the occasional Asteroid.

Wonderful, bright (and yet dark?) graphics and simple, but satisfyingly wet and crunchy sound effects complete the package.

For the Achievers out there, don't be surprised to find you have completed over 50% of the achievements in a single, one-hour playthrough. Be aware that the save mechanic on Steam isn't at all like you'll read in the PSN guides. However it's not too hard to use the world-based checkpoints to quickly get to the challenge levels to perfect those. You'll likely want to fast-forward to Titan to have the best chance of grinding through the alien capture/escape achievements.
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