Experience the explosive science fiction arcade-shooter that resurrects a much revered franchise in an epic single player and co-op multiplayer campaign.
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Mostly Positive (33 reviews) - 78% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (685 reviews) - 72% of the 685 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 3 Jun, 2010

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Includes 3 items: Alien Breed 2: Assault, Alien Breed 3: Descent, Alien Breed: Impact

 

About This Game

Alien Breed™ Impact is an explosive science fiction arcade-shooter that resurrects a much revered franchise with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons, highly detailed and rich environments; all implemented with superb technology in a state-of-the-art gaming experience. In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign mode, the game also offers a relentless, action-packed, online two-player co-operative battle mode.

Key Features:
  • Alien Breed is back! - An action-packed mix of arcade-shooter, survival-horror and tactical weapons upgrades and customisation.
  • Epic single-player story mode - The single-player campaign mode that follows the narrative of the game through five huge and challenging environments.
  • Single-player free-play mode - A single-player challenge mode – beat your high score on a previously completed campaign mission.
  • Two-player co-operative play mode - Work together to defeat the alien horde across three specifically customised maps.
  • Additional Steam online features - Quick Match, Create Game, Friends Lists, Voice Chat, Leader-boards and Co-operative Achievements.
  • FREE TRIAL - The "Prologue" sample section – a specifically designed introduction to the game; play in either single-player or two-player online co-operative mode.
  • NEW – Upgrades shop - Search fallen comrades and lockers to accumulate cash, and then tactically spend it on weapons/kit upgrades in the shop.
  • NEW - Enemies - Re-imagined and improved Alien Breed enemies.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 6800+ or ATI Radeon X700+ Video Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB
    • Sound: Windows Supported Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection required.
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TiTeddyBear
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 July
If the first level of this game is anything to go by the rest will be 40% fighting aliens, and 60% pointless backtracking.

And the backtracking isn't even interesting.

You will walk to your objective (the objective markers work sort of effectively, so that's good) and when you get there the door will be locked, or you won't have clearance, or there'll be a fire, or some other cliched nonsense, and you'll have to walk back the way you came, past all the lockers you've already looted, all the stuff you've already seen to the get the thingie.

And then you'll have to walk ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE OBJECTIVE AGAIN.

This is not what I expected from an "explosive science fiction arcade-shooter".

And it's a damn shame because the intro sequence was done pretty darn well. It made me want to know what was going to happen next.

50 minutes later (30 of them spent backtracking) I am none the wiser, and bored.

2/5
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Erik Klepton (NL)
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 July
Came across this game a few years ago by accident. Played the demo and loved it! Intuitive gameplay, simple controls and GREAT GRAPHICS and Physics!
Bought the complete trilogy 2 days ago on steam-sale. It looks even better than I remembered and worth every Euro!
Pros:
- Great graphics
- Great (Nvidia) physics
- Great atmosphere
- Great gameplay
- I really love the graphics-style (but that is personal :)

Cons:
- Very few adjustable graphic settings
- Too much back-tracking (unlogical ship lay-out - I think the architect was drunk designing this ship...)
- Campaign too short - I would love a map-editor in this game for designing your own levels)
- Multiplayer/Coöp is dead.

I would recommend the trilogy-version, so that you can play all levels. Definitely worth a buy!
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Demonstrain
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 July
gREAT gAME, controls felt very wierd at first but after 20mins they are quite useful. :)
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NyghtWolf2
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 July
Could you please have the original on pc too?
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mrky0906
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 July
If you ever played the originals this is the game for you. If you're new to Alien Breed, go for it, you won't regret it.
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Herbo
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: 23 July
Local multiplayer on consoles but not on PC. Are you F'ing kidding me?!
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AlexFox
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 22 July
Alien Breed 2D for Amiga Rulez Forever!
I want Alien Breed 2D procedurally generated sandbox multiplayer! :)
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Psygnal
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 22 July
In short: I got this game for $1.75, and it's definitely worth that.

It's a 3D-Isometric shooter - not quite top-view - which has you roaming corridors, following waypoints, deactivating systems, reactivating systems, repairing things, and... shooting a lot of insect-like alien creatures.

At its heart, it's a fine game. A very nice upgrade to an old, old classic.

Graphically it's great. The ship in the opening act, for example, feels real. You can catch glimpses of its exterior and what's outside as you play, which adds to the atmosphere. The place is a wreck. It's burning, air is venting, lights are flickering, and creatures keep trying to eat you.

Where it fails is in that the creatures just... appear. You go into an area, and they crawl from holes in the ground based on whatever segment you happen to have triggered. This feels a bit "Deus Ex Machina" to me. I would have preferred the scripted stuff to have been kept a bit less obvious, with aliens just roaming the corridors, with you shooting or avoiding as per your preference.

Just *knowing* that there's a few nasty aliens around the next corner, which you'll need to deal with, could have added a lot more suspense to the game. Having them magically burst up through the floor the moment you reach the middle of the room is... well, cheap.

The action is nice. There really is a sense of being over-run in some parts, as you lay down a suppressing fire and fall back into more defensible corridors. The dead aliens can mount up rather horribly.

You can upgrade your gear too, by finding credits as you play, and visiting particular computer consoles. This doesn't seem to make much sense, but it works, so no complaints.

The only other thing that annoyed me was the amount of back-tracking you have to do. You have a running gun-battle from one end of the ship to the other, only to get to your goal and be told that you're missing a key-card... which you now have to find... back where you were originally. Then there's a problem with some power conduits, and you need to head across the other side of the ship... only to be told to come back to de-couple something. This happens a lot.

None of this (apart from maybe finding a key-card) is something you can do on the way. You have to be hammering on the damn door before the computer bothers to tell you that you need to turn on the internal security system, which is about five minutes back in the other direction.

The idea is to make best use of each map, I guess... but it did annoy me. I would have preferred to have been given a list of things I needed to do from the outset, and accomplish them as I went, before arriving at my goal. That way I'd feel like I had a bit more control.

Overall, a fine game, with flaws. Well worth the discounted price, and probably one I can see myself coming back to now and again to move just that little bit further forward. Not one I can see myself sitting down and finishing all in one go.
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Admiyer
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 22 July
Got the Trilogy for under 4$, wouldn't recommand buying at full price, nice graphics and plot, but definitely begs to be played coop.
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Random
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 17 July
I enjoyed this short, atmospheric top down shooter. Very aliens/space hulk/tyranid inspired. I do recommend it, but it is not a perfect game.

Pros:
- Artwork is decent
- Atmosphere is great
- Sound work is done well
- Does not overstay it's welcome. It can get repetitive, but then it is over. Only 5 missions.

Cons:
- A lot of backtracking
- the camera control is a little awkward, and that is noticeable when you get attacked from all sides
- the design of the ship makes no sense, and is more like a maze than a floorplan
- more backtracking

Not the greatest game you will ever play, but a fun popcorn entry if you like this style of game.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: 1 July
The good:
- Good graphics with Unreal Engine 3
- Enviroinment sounds / Alien sounds and music are nice
- Different type of Aliens (healer, charger, warrior, guardian etc)
- Survival elements (search for medikits, ammo and credits for upgrade and buy items)
- Each weapon / item is limited to one upgrade (makes the game harder)
- Coop is a challanging mode . You must share all what you find in the map with your partner for survive

The bad:
- The main Campaign is short but challanging (5 maps)
- Between Veteran and Elite difficulty it not give many difference (can be easy for some experienced players)
- 1 BOSS in all the game -_-

Tips:
- Always fight in corners or behind doors. Dont get surrounded or you will die
- Upgrade your medikits. Will save your a*s
- Buy so many ARMORS as you can!

You must get this game if you like Alien games. True survival insured!

8/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: 17 July
I enjoyed this short, atmospheric top down shooter. Very aliens/space hulk/tyranid inspired. I do recommend it, but it is not a perfect game.

Pros:
- Artwork is decent
- Atmosphere is great
- Sound work is done well
- Does not overstay it's welcome. It can get repetitive, but then it is over. Only 5 missions.

Cons:
- A lot of backtracking
- the camera control is a little awkward, and that is noticeable when you get attacked from all sides
- the design of the ship makes no sense, and is more like a maze than a floorplan
- more backtracking

Not the greatest game you will ever play, but a fun popcorn entry if you like this style of game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: 22 July
Alien Breed 2D for Amiga Rulez Forever!
I want Alien Breed 2D procedurally generated sandbox multiplayer! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: 11 July
Alien Breed: Impact is a sci-fi top-down alien game, in which you go around a ship and kill aliens taking over the ship, pretty simple. *MAJOR DISCLAIMER: I DID NOT PLAY CO-OP MODE*
Now this game has its pros and cons:
Pros:
+ Graphics are awesome for an 2010 game they are really good.
+ Sound quality is great.
+ Survival Elements (ammo count, medkit count, armor count, hp)
+ Different types of aliens to fight against
+ A few different types of level designs (very far and few)
Cons:
- The game gets way too repetitive.
- Lots of backtracking that takes away from the moments.
- Story feels like a chore to complete, not too interesting, and within a few days I even forgot the storyline.
- Storyline ends on a very poorly deserved ending, literally all they need to say was "Alien Breed 2 Coming Soon!"
- Why are the cutscenes just a comic and not actual 3d rendered videos?
- The whole story are in cutscenes
- Only 1 Boss at the end of the game
- Short storyline (5 missions)

Overall, even with a poor and short storyline, repetitive gameplay, the game displays great graphics, sound, survival elements, and a few types of aliens, and maybe CO-OP I can just barely recommend to buy this game when its less than $5.
VERDICT: 6/10 - MIXED BAG
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: 22 July
Got the Trilogy for under 4$, wouldn't recommand buying at full price, nice graphics and plot, but definitely begs to be played coop.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: 22 July
In short: I got this game for $1.75, and it's definitely worth that.

It's a 3D-Isometric shooter - not quite top-view - which has you roaming corridors, following waypoints, deactivating systems, reactivating systems, repairing things, and... shooting a lot of insect-like alien creatures.

At its heart, it's a fine game. A very nice upgrade to an old, old classic.

Graphically it's great. The ship in the opening act, for example, feels real. You can catch glimpses of its exterior and what's outside as you play, which adds to the atmosphere. The place is a wreck. It's burning, air is venting, lights are flickering, and creatures keep trying to eat you.

Where it fails is in that the creatures just... appear. You go into an area, and they crawl from holes in the ground based on whatever segment you happen to have triggered. This feels a bit "Deus Ex Machina" to me. I would have preferred the scripted stuff to have been kept a bit less obvious, with aliens just roaming the corridors, with you shooting or avoiding as per your preference.

Just *knowing* that there's a few nasty aliens around the next corner, which you'll need to deal with, could have added a lot more suspense to the game. Having them magically burst up through the floor the moment you reach the middle of the room is... well, cheap.

The action is nice. There really is a sense of being over-run in some parts, as you lay down a suppressing fire and fall back into more defensible corridors. The dead aliens can mount up rather horribly.

You can upgrade your gear too, by finding credits as you play, and visiting particular computer consoles. This doesn't seem to make much sense, but it works, so no complaints.

The only other thing that annoyed me was the amount of back-tracking you have to do. You have a running gun-battle from one end of the ship to the other, only to get to your goal and be told that you're missing a key-card... which you now have to find... back where you were originally. Then there's a problem with some power conduits, and you need to head across the other side of the ship... only to be told to come back to de-couple something. This happens a lot.

None of this (apart from maybe finding a key-card) is something you can do on the way. You have to be hammering on the damn door before the computer bothers to tell you that you need to turn on the internal security system, which is about five minutes back in the other direction.

The idea is to make best use of each map, I guess... but it did annoy me. I would have preferred to have been given a list of things I needed to do from the outset, and accomplish them as I went, before arriving at my goal. That way I'd feel like I had a bit more control.

Overall, a fine game, with flaws. Well worth the discounted price, and probably one I can see myself coming back to now and again to move just that little bit further forward. Not one I can see myself sitting down and finishing all in one go.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: 9 July
Nice graphics, nice sound, but too repetitive.
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68 of 75 people (91%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: 6 January, 2014
Welcome to this stupid ship where the controls to operate every part of the ship are thirty miles from the thing you're trying to use. Thank you for choosing Intex.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: 19 April, 2015
Alien Breed is an isometric sci-fi shooter where you independently control the direction your character aims and moves. You maneuver through a series of 5 stages in each episode, collecting weapons and items, and shooting aliens as they appear while you move from objective to objective provided on your mini-map.

It is difficult to write a separate review for each Episode, as they all largely play the same - you move from point A to point B to pick up access code C to open door D to get to point E to get access code F to.....you get the picture. Lots of backtracking through same-looking corridors, fighting similar looking enemies which pop out of the floor and walls.

It's fun, but only moderately so - I would NOT recommend playing through a single episode in one sitting, let alone all three episodes. The gameplay is repetitive and it's the sort of thing you'll want to put down for a while between sessions (I'd actually say on the level of months between episodes) so it doesn't get stale.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: 30 October, 2014
Only recommended if you're a fan of the original game and want to see the it redone in a modern engine with more modern gameplay.

Impact isn't a bad game but there isn't a lot to truly recommend it. The gameplay is similar to the old Alien Breed with the addition of new weapons, enemies, and a 3d camera. Despite some of the enemies having ranged attacks or special abilities, the AI will charge you the majority of the time or amble about a short distance away not using their abilities. I'm not sure if this is any different on hard but that's how it is on normal. This also means the weapons, of which there is a decent variety, are ultimately just another way to dispatch the rushing bugs as nothing requires a change in tactics.

Similar to the original Dead Space, your character, the chief engineer, will shuffle fom waypoint to waypoint fixing everything that needs fixing and believe me a whole lot of ♥♥♥♥ is broken. This can get pretty tedious as the story is not advanced much in this first installment of the three episodes.

If you are planning on playing through all three episodes, be aware that your progress does not carry over from each game. Each episode is a separate executable and there is no way to import a save file to carry over your progress. This means at the start of episode 2, you have lost all your weapons, upgrades, and items acquired in episode 1. This feels very strange considering how quickly each episode picks up from the end of the last one.
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