Command a team of 5 elite soldiers against an alien horde of 100,000. Surrounded on all sides, you must outmaneuver and outsmart the enemy.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (34 reviews) - 82% of the 34 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,237 reviews) - 94% of the 1,237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 6, 2014

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"Alex Vostrov has created the most fiendishly clever, creatively generous, and cinematically thrilling facing-down-the-alien-hordes real time strategy game this side of the original Starcraft! Who says a great RTS has to be a big budget studio endeavor?"
--Tom Chick, Quarter To Three

"Infested Planet is a game I’m excited to see evolve, as it has the potential to be a unique and engaging RTS unlike any I have played before."
--Nightmare Mode

"Infested Planet is already quite fun, and the current beta is being very actively expanded, refined and tuned. If you’re into strategy, this might well be worth keeping an eye on. After all, who knows what it could mutate into?" --DIY Gamer

"The mutations are an ingenious way to mix each game up and keep the experience fresh."
--WarGamer

About This Game

Command a team of 5 elite soldiers against an alien horde of 100,000. Surrounded on all sides, you must outmaneuver and outsmart the enemy.

The enemy is closing in around you. Your soldiers are being flanked and the perimeter is slowly collapsing under a vicious alien assault. Robotic turrets will not last much longer. Just a little more and the bugs will swarm into your unprotected base. What are your orders?

You order your soldiers to fall back to a defensive chokepoint and rebuild your defenses. Sacrifice the forward squads to gain some extra time. Gather your team while equipping them with flamethrowers and laser guns. Start building a siege cannon for fire support. Then, while the aliens are busy, flank their main hives to destroy and capture them.

You have just pulled off a tactical victory - but there's no time to rest.

The aliens are constantly mutating. One moment your shotguns are ripping through the horde, the next the aliens grow hard, bullet-proof armour. You must adapt as well. Equip your team with stealth suits, miniguns, grenade launchers - your commands will decide the battle's outcome.

Features

  • Real time tactical combat
  • A lengthy campaign where you develop new weapons
  • Procedural maps and random mutation system keep the game fresh
  • 21 Human weapons and buildings for you to wield
  • 33 Alien mutations to keep you on your toes
  • Fight thousands of enemies at once

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB OpenGL 2.1 Compartible
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024MB OpenGL 2.1 Compartible
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.7 or above
    • Processor:2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB OpenGL 2.1 Compartible
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
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Very Positive (34 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,237 reviews)
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eXcruciate
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
After a couple hours the levels become such a cluster fk that it is near impossible to keep up with the extreme amount of micromanagement needed to even barely survive. Enemies respawn way too fast to keep up in later levels and capture/recapture points way too quickly. I thought a game like Starcraft needed a ♥♥♥♥ load of micromanagement but god damn man...
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Sergius
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
A spiritual successor to cannon fodder, I really enjoyed this title.
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Generic Infantry Unit
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This entire game is summarised perfectly by the trailer

Early levels: "Alien Scum!"
Mid levels: "Oh god they're everywhere"
Late levels: "OH GOD"
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goi_zim
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
The ultimate SPEHSS MEREENS experience
10/10
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Kektimus
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
I really suck at RTS, but this game has just the perfect scope for me. Few units, but a lot of choices to make. Should I invest in different soldier weapons, turrets or buy the ability to call in airstrikes? What hive should I capture next to gain the most advantage? Later on in the same game I might sell the airstrike in favor of a minigunner or sniper, and so on.

As you play, the enemies mutate and become different and you suddenly need to adapt your strategies.

Small bite-sized (15-30 minutes for me) levels with a lot of depth, and when you play the Campaign mode you earn money to unlock new upgrades between each mission even if you were to fail, so it always feels like you're making progress.

The music is wonderfully thumpy and deep, and I'd recommend the game just for that even if all else sucked, which it doesn't.
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TDuke
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
A difficult game. It was a lot of fun at the begining but towards the end caused a lot of frustration. It's not for casual fun.
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FedEx
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Simplistic gaming done right. Highly recomended.
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=7Cav=BG.Burgundy
( 38.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
A suprisingly well made blend between your standard rts and tower defense genre. Infested planet's premise is that you command a team of marines on a mission to wipe all bugs from "I can't believe it isn't Klendathu".

Pros
-Gameplay with a simple mission, but a great degree of freedom in accomplishing it
-AI that seeming reacts to your style in how it mutates(upgrades) which makes for a good challenge
-Simple yet deep tech tree that is open to the player and allows for easy blending of equipment and tech for different strategies
-A custom mission maker which lets you set match parameters to whatever you like( starting marine number, number of hives, alien ferocity, etc...)

Cons
-As the matches heat up and your number of bases and marines increase it can be easy to start to lose track of everything(and the AI will abuse that)


All in all, this games meets my golden rule of one hour of fun for every dollar paid, a great way to have some fun when you want to play a strategy game, but don't feel like doing anything that needs more than an hour.

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Ismaru
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
I enjoyed this game a lot! It's really exactly what it promised in the trailer. I don't think it's worth the regular price but in sale it's a good buy. It really had a Starcraft-like Terran vs Zerg vibe, down to even the loading screens being very reminiscent of that series. Didn't bother me, but it could bother others.

Pros
  • Fun gameplay, requiring tactical decisions
  • Easy to pick up, no steep learning curve
  • Upgrade system with valuable upgrades that change your playstyle

Cons
  • Few things are actually explained decently. For example, I didn't know snipers were a good idea against towers, as they are "advertised" as being good vs units but can't damage structures.
  • I didn't like the graphics, and they weren't very diverse. There's a green and a purple palette and that's about it.
  • Dialogue wasn't voiced and that gave the storyline characters a trivial feeling. It felt like they were there to give some diversity and reasoning to the maps but I really didn't feel invested in any of the characters. In fact, that leads to my next point..
  • The storyline isn't so good altogether. I won't spoil anything but it's nothing spectacular
  • The game gets pretty tough later in the campaign mode, increasing difficulty by creating "unfair" advantages for the enemy player. I don't think that's the right way to increase difficulty. I would have liked to see more diverse monsters or challenges in the landscape.
  • This game lacks online co-op play! That would've been awesome.

You should definitely pick this up if the trailer appeals to you gameplay-wise. Other than that there's not much more to be found in this game, but that point alone is good enough to carry it to a positive review!
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DK
( 35.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Easy to pick up real time strategy with lots of depth. Challenging but never frustrating - just makes you want to become a better player.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Great game that I thoroughly enjoyed completing.

I want to address some of the negative comments. Most peoples problems boil down to them not having worked out how to play the game properly. By the sounds of it, the extent of their strategy is deciding do I build 7 shotgunners, or 5 flamers, and then do I attack this point or that point. No wonder they can't complete the later levels.

This game requires constant 'recycling', and effective use of the limited resources. You need to do things like recycle old turrets and advance them forward, or turn your soldiers into snipers to take out the turrets, and then quickly switch them to flamours to rush in.

Sometimes you have to let some of your bases get captured, so you can focus on capturing the enemies in a specific pattern. For example, allow a base that is being attacked from 3 directions to be captured, so you can work your way down 1 of these of these directions, then return to your original base and only have to fend off aliens in 2 directions.

To claim this game lacks in strategies is absurd. The aliens will constantly beat you and cap your bases, so it is regularly 2 steps forward, 1 step back. If you can't handle 'losing for the greater good', then this game might not be for you.

Saying this though, the full price does seem a bit steep, and I did get on special.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
cheap, simple game system and challenging. Good game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
An awesome game with quite interesting content. If you consider buying it here are some pros and cons.

Pros:

A lot of ways to finish each mission
Challenging but not insane level of difficulty
Quite interesting plot
Haven't seen any bugs (only those who swarmed my marines)
Good soundtrack
Variety of objectives that spice up the game

Cons:

If you look for a game with nice modern graphics you probably won't like this one
Standard price of this game is a bit too high, I recommend buying it on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
A suprisingly well made blend between your standard rts and tower defense genre. Infested planet's premise is that you command a team of marines on a mission to wipe all bugs from "I can't believe it isn't Klendathu".

Pros
-Gameplay with a simple mission, but a great degree of freedom in accomplishing it
-AI that seeming reacts to your style in how it mutates(upgrades) which makes for a good challenge
-Simple yet deep tech tree that is open to the player and allows for easy blending of equipment and tech for different strategies
-A custom mission maker which lets you set match parameters to whatever you like( starting marine number, number of hives, alien ferocity, etc...)

Cons
-As the matches heat up and your number of bases and marines increase it can be easy to start to lose track of everything(and the AI will abuse that)


All in all, this games meets my golden rule of one hour of fun for every dollar paid, a great way to have some fun when you want to play a strategy game, but don't feel like doing anything that needs more than an hour.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
This is one of the games when I hope that Steam would have a third option between recommend and no.

The game has good ideas, and was really enjoyable for the first half. However, the difficulty curve for the campain is badly designed. It went from enjoyable to crazily difficult very fast. I don't like the resource system of this game. It really limited your options as you approach a mission.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
awesome game!! excellent mix between RTS and TD
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Simple, addicting, and fun. Not much more to say truthfully. I am glad I bought it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Mindless killing of mindless hordes if you want an evening of mindless (not some much you do have to think a little) gaming. But seriously it’s what it says on the packaging, you grab a squad progress through the level, normally destroying alien nests while killing thousands of bugs who want to eat your squad. Between missions you upgrade your squads gear, new weapons or options and progress to the next level. This is one of the games where you want some fun but don’t want anything serious (detailed background, griping story, open world etc.). If you want a game of that elk, then this is for you, if you want something with a bit more up then seriously consider the purchase, thumbs up from me!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Fun, challenging, high quality game.

Bonus: fairly easy to get 100% achievement with some efforts.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
After a couple hours the levels become such a cluster fk that it is near impossible to keep up with the extreme amount of micromanagement needed to even barely survive. Enemies respawn way too fast to keep up in later levels and capture/recapture points way too quickly. I thought a game like Starcraft needed a ♥♥♥♥ load of micromanagement but god damn man...
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