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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Release Date: Jun 3, 2010

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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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ℬ☺ℓттℯ
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Hm, not bad - if you've played Shadowgrounds before this(like me), then you already know what the gameplay is similar to. If not, it's basically a top down shooter game where you run around solving missions, shoot stuff and hopefully don't die in the process.

Now for some reason, it gives me a steam error saying I don't have steam running is obviously complete crap when running this under my XP system but when I transferred it over to my 7 machine, lo and behold, it works no steam error saying oh you're not running steam! And yes, the min os requirement is XP so that should be supported, unless it was false advertising.....or a bug on steam/game.....or it was only meant to run on VISTA or newer systems which the author never updated the storepage to reflect that....

So yeah...I haven't done coop mode for this game so I can't comment on that - I would if there was anyone online still playing it....hahahaha

I thought the controls were alright, graphis and sound too. I don't think there is anything I disliked about this game besides that steam error when attempting to run it under XP.....

The weapon upgrades, you can only pick one of those three upgrades as if you buy another upgrade, it will override the current upgrade you have. So you have faster reload time or faster fire rate or more damage per shot. Can't have a combination of them or just two of them, only one so pick wisely.

Yeah, that's about it....I liked it, just sat today the entire day playing this game all the way to the finish, and took 7 hrs to do so. So yeah it's fairly short game.

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Played on Raikou (Gigabyte P35x V3): i74710HQ, 16GB RAM, GTX 980M, 128GB SSD mSATA, 2TB HDD, Win 7 Pro x64, BD-R ODD, FHD display; resolution 1920x1080.
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Ishvii
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Similar to Shadowgrounds but more predictable, less atmospheric, worse controls, repetitive gameplay and uninteresting characters. I felt more like a door repairman than an alien exterminator.
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hellcat5
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This series reminds me of the question, "what if issac clark from dead space was a not as witty guy, and was put into an overhead shooter game? crossed with aliens?" While it has it's downfalls, it's definitely enjoyable for a couple dollars.
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slippygreenfrog
( 46.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Buy this game, a complete no-brainer at the price, ignore the wierd voice over, instead call your boy Hicks, immediately select assualt rifle or flamer - replace the horror of aliens3 and rezzerectn with the endless pleasure of your newly minted Hick's blowing up endless waves of aliens. Oh yes, buy this game.

Seriously. 8 maybe 9 out of 10. This is a lot of fun - But - It's a lot of fun for a platform shooter don't expect this to rock your world for more than 45 mins at a time. Put it on the laptop, play it on the train to work.

Try Resident Evil Racoon City as a alternative. Feel free to compare. As always Caveat Emptor
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woodCAT71
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
If you like explosions left and right and repeat, this one's for you.
Otherwise don't bother
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StanicEnemy
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Too many unnecessary explosion and the camera system is kinda bad also there is no way to dodge incoming monsters attacks,mega unlimited ammos,the story line is sucks,this game doesn't worth to buy unless its under $1
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D.Cosmos [lv]
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Short verdict: it's not a complete crap.

Let me guess: you got this game in a bundle? Then this trilogy might be worth those few cents you've invested in it. As a remake of the original Amiga title, it's great. But on its own...meh. Modern games just have higher standards. In every aspect, this game is mediocre.
It has just enough to get you going and want to finish it. But barely. Often, during the gameplay, I caught myself thinking: "Do I really want to finish it?" Because you just walk around, shoot aliens and fix/open doors or other mechanisms. That's it. It's very repetitive. You do get weapon upgrades, and the weapons and aliens do change a bit in each part, but only a little. The game also throws in a bit of puzzles, there are a couple vacuum scenes, a few boss fights, but mostly it's about navigating through the mazes that are the two space ships in this game. Physics or logic? Don't expect scientific accuracy in this game. I wish you could fix something, by blowing it up in real life, too.

There's a lot of backtracking and forced camera angles/close ups. If you can tolerate it, then this trilogy might be worth a few evenings it takes to complete it. After the second half of the Alien Breed 2, I was hooked enough to find out how it all ends. With enough patience, you might be, too.

On a side note, the game has a nice design and a cool little comic story between the stages.

All parts in the trilogy are pretty much the same. Basically, it's one game, split in three parts, which I think is a cheap move.

My overall rating: 6/10
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Solid
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Nuclear Throne, Gungeon, and Issac too fun for you? Want a game that defines clunky controls? Want to see the same enemy and the other 234123561245 memebers of their family? Feel that clunky controls are best controls? Determined to prove that 3D makes everything better no matter the game or how it is used?

This game has you covered and then some. I have argued that Nuclear Throne is so good it's addictive; this game does not have that problem.
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Homey100
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
it reminds me a little bit of Warhamer 40,000 Kill team
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Sorimachi
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
If you like twin stick shooters, this game should be on your radar.
It's actually a trilogy, but you can get it for really cheap if you wait for a sale.

The storyline is a bit non-existant, so far and the gameplay is pretty standard.
Shoot aliens, stay alive.
There's a co-op mode, which I haven't tested yet, since my friends don't have this game.
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Matrix
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
I can describe this game with this sentence: "Dead Space" with "X-COM: Enemy Unknown" graphics style.

It's a fun over the top action game with lots of aliens swarming at you.
Game length - about 6 hours.

The only negative for me was the (mouse) controls. It can really turn you off at the very beginning, but if you adapt - this game shines.

I recommend if you can get it cheap.
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Mizipzor
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
A top down twin stick shooter featuring a lone hero in sci-fi setting killing aliens. I didn't expect much but I still struggled with playing enough to write this review. Everything about this game is as generic as can be. The story and setting has been used countless times before. The weapons, enemies and mechanics are nothing new and the unnecessary backtracking sealed the deal. I didn't see much, but I'm confident I've seen enough.
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Hammertime
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
In one sentence - Short, sweet and repetitive.
I picked it up for free, but worth it if on sale (~50%).
Gameplay is fun, even if the standard AR is extremely OP.
A few issues that prevent this from being a great game - Graphics haven't aged that well, with some clipping and stutters. Starship Trooper/Aliens enemies are very bland, and can barely be distinguished one from the other. Also, and this is the most annoying - it's in 3 parts. Story ends abruptly and disappointingly.
Takes less time, I had about 2 hours of standby (finished in Elite mode).
In short, if you like flipping lots of switches and shooting aliens in the face for a few hours, pick it up on the cheap.
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JackMclin
( 56.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
This game is boring for me,
the objectives are repetitive,
the characters are easily forgotten,
i finish this game in only 6 hours (and thank god it's short),
the level design is not good,
the camera control is bad,
but all of this is just my opinion.
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Griever
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Even having finished the game I cannot really recommend it. It's repetitive, hence it gets boring quickly. Other than that, it's just a regular top down shooter, and not the best out there either.
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Jerusalem
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
Good for killing 3 hours of your day.
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simonbrowne404
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
This is an excellent way to waste a few hours. I was a big fan of the original game and so when this new and updated version came out I was pretty excited. From what I can remember of the 90's game, this seems to be pretty faithful to the original. Pick up a gun, kill aliens. Admittedly some of the mission tasks can be pretty repetitive, and the story.. exists... but thats not what this game is about. With the unreal engine behind it I sometimes felt that this is what XCOM would be if it was just the combat in real time. In any case, I enjoyed myself with this one.
8/10
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Darth Tater
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
This game is quite fun, it has good graphics that run very well, and a good upgrade system.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Similar to Shadowgrounds but more predictable, less atmospheric, worse controls, repetitive gameplay and uninteresting characters. I felt more like a door repairman than an alien exterminator.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Short verdict: it's not a complete crap.

Let me guess: you got this game in a bundle? Then this trilogy might be worth those few cents you've invested in it. As a remake of the original Amiga title, it's great. But on its own...meh. Modern games just have higher standards. In every aspect, this game is mediocre.
It has just enough to get you going and want to finish it. But barely. Often, during the gameplay, I caught myself thinking: "Do I really want to finish it?" Because you just walk around, shoot aliens and fix/open doors or other mechanisms. That's it. It's very repetitive. You do get weapon upgrades, and the weapons and aliens do change a bit in each part, but only a little. The game also throws in a bit of puzzles, there are a couple vacuum scenes, a few boss fights, but mostly it's about navigating through the mazes that are the two space ships in this game. Physics or logic? Don't expect scientific accuracy in this game. I wish you could fix something, by blowing it up in real life, too.

There's a lot of backtracking and forced camera angles/close ups. If you can tolerate it, then this trilogy might be worth a few evenings it takes to complete it. After the second half of the Alien Breed 2, I was hooked enough to find out how it all ends. With enough patience, you might be, too.

On a side note, the game has a nice design and a cool little comic story between the stages.

All parts in the trilogy are pretty much the same. Basically, it's one game, split in three parts, which I think is a cheap move.

My overall rating: 6/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Take a pinch of Resident Evilesque top down shooter and dark ambiance with "find the right key to open the door" progression, replace the slow zombies by a bunch of fast Starship Trooperesque insectoid aliens, and make the whole thing produced by Michael BaySPLOSION ! and Tada ! you obtain Alien Breed.

It's quite fun if you don't expect the best game of all times. It's cheap and there is a demo, so you have nothing to loose.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Alien Breed: Impact is a remake of a remake, but still manages to be a video game with a good personality. The gameplay is simple but fast-paced and if you like old-style shooter with a ton of weapons and enemies you won't be disappointed. The main campaign is somewhat repetitive and has little flashes of originality, but given the limited duration of the game (one of the major flaws) you'll enjoy anyway, especially in the company of a friend.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Whoever designed the layout for this starship should be sued for inhibiting emergency response.
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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 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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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 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: October 30, 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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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
I can't seem to get on with this game. The controls were good, the graphics are okay, the overall feel is good.. It's just the huge amount of backtracking I've had to do so far that puts me off massively. I've completed the first mission and I just felt like it could have been around a 5 minute completion time if it wasn't for the fact that every time I would progress, the game would send me back a few minutes to activate something I've already passed previously.
Is it just a technique to make a small map feel bigger? Probably. But it got very boring very quickly.
I'm going to keep going at it, and if my feelings change I'll update this review accordingly. But for now I'll stick with changing the game's name to "Alien Breed: Backtrack".
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Big jump back in time, the game was well hard back on my Amiga 500, never got to finish it. Now i am back into it thanks to Team 17, it's a kinda game you play until you get bored then leave it and back in it another day.
Great game, not technicaly eye blowing but it does the job to keeping you going, good stuff.
Bought the Trilogy when it was on sale for around £5.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
What I loved:
-Engaging combat with an elegant flow (practically glide from room to room gracefully dispatching enemies)
-Rich atmosphere, sound design and graphics (For a UE3 game, this is pretty gorgeous).
-Unique setpieces within levels (I LOVED the mainframe areas).
-Short and sweet (A lot of my time is AFK, you could beat this in half the time if you wanted)

What I was meh about:
-Camera is clunky yet manageable (Enemies that flank you make for minor frustration)
-Little variety in combat (Same types of enemies, but the combat flow makes up for it)
-Doom syndrome (Levels are different, but still similar enough to evoke, for lack of a better word, ennui)

What I disliked:
-Cutscenes of little interest (I skipped every single one and it didn't affect my enjoyment in the slightest)
-Repetitive mission layout (Go here, activate thing, activate other thing, get key, hold the fort, etc)
-Didn't care about the characters (I don't even remember who the protagonist was, let alone care)
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53 of 88 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

While playing though the first episode of the newly resurrected Alien Breed franchise I was constantly reminded of how the game lacked atmosphere and most importantly scares considering the plot revolves around aliens inhabiting a wounded spaceship.

Whilst the environments and aliens themselves are suitably grotesque, not once did I cower in fear of what may lay just around the corner. For the most part it was all pretty dull with the game simply going through the action tick-box motions - if you want to call searching for keycards to open locked doors action. You will spend a vast majority of the game searching for one key-card or another to open a locked door ad nauseum.

Having slogged my way through all three episodes I can't heartily recommend anyone do the same unless you have absolutely nothing else exciting to play.

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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
Been playing alien swarm from steam version, so i got this game.. I Its pretty tough at times and a lot of intense action does happen. Sound effects for this game were amazing.

pro
Graphics on this style of game is really good
upgradable
Gameplay is addictive and solid
sound effects
Top down shooters are great and this ones no different
Easy Achievements
Co-op

cons:
In co-op missions can not control the camera and therefore have a fixed view
There aren't a lot of options or collectables in terms of inventory but the weapons do feel satisfying
Objectives are a little repetitive
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
All I see is complaints, complaints ... This game is fun ! I admit I got it on a bundle with the other 2 episodes, but overall it was worth it. The graphics are good and the action is enough for me plus it has several difficulty levels. I also tried Alien Swarm and I own Shadowgrounds Survivor, but I still play this game and its siblings much more due to 1 little feature: Xbox Controller Support. That really allows me to kick back on a couch and enjoy the game for what it is and it kinda reminds me of the good ol' Contra III days ... Maybe its just me ... Get it on sale !
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
Older but still a good game, even to today's standards.

Examples:
- Graphics on this style of game is really good
- Easy Achievements
- Co-op

cons:
- In co-op missions can not control the camera and therefore have a fixed view

If you're bored and looking for some simple game where you dispose of the invaders then this is just enough for you.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
[EN]
Nice game, which takes place on the spaceship infested with aliens. Simple story, nice graphics and even better atmosphere. Five maps in single player and three in co-op. Three difficulty levels, thirteen achievements, from what a few quite difficult to accomplish. Minuses - you can’t skip movies and dialogues and this can be annoying especially when you repeat missions to earn achievements. Logs we collect stay in our collection permanently if we save our progress with them – after we found any but died before saving our progress on terminal they disappear and we need to collect them once again. Irritating map, which needs to be minimized every time we access it to see it as a whole. Overall it’s worth buying especially on sale.

"Thank you for choosing INTEX"

[PL]
Przyjemna gierka, której akcja rozgrywa się na statku kosmicznym opanowanym przez obcych. Prosta fabuła, fajna grafika i jeszcze fajniejszy klimat. Pięć map dla jednego gracza i trzy w kooperacji. Trzy poziomy trudności, trzynaście osiągnięć, z czym kilka dość trudnych do zdobycia. Minusy to, że nie można pominąć filmików i dialogów, co może być trochę denerwujące zwłaszcza jak się powtarza misje żeby zrobić osiągnięcia. Logi, które zbieramy podczas misji znikają z naszej kolekcji jeśli zginiemy i trzeba je zbierać jeszcze raz, po czym dotrwać z nimi do zapisu aby się zachowały na stałe. Denerwująca obsługa mapy, która trzeba minimalizować za każdym razem, żeby zobaczyć gdzie się znajdujemy. Podsumowując to na pewno warto mieć w swojej kolekcji zwłaszcza po przecenie.

"Thank you for choosing INTEX"
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
Finished it. This game has a lot of potential with its weapons and atmosphere. Overall it's very disappointing. In isometric shooters the last thing you want is to constrain the movement of the character. In many ways it felt like an on rails shooter with the illusion of character control. It didn't matter what I did in each room. The aliens would spawn predictably. Start the routine for alien control: go for a corner where you can't be flanked, kite, run around in circles, save ammo with infinite pistol ammo, so on and so forth. It's tedious, and it's the type of tedium that ruins whatever tension the game is desperately trying to create. I had the most fun when there were more open areas with many different aliens running around, then it felt like a good shooter. The uninspired key cards and missions make you feel ineffectual, like there's no agency in this character. It's sad when you can predict that the computer console will malfunction... Because on the map screen there's an area that you haven't explored yet. At least it had secrets. Overall, not worth it, but at least it didn't take too long to finish.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
I went into this thinking that I would have a separate section for each installment in this trilogy, but (after putting what I have deemed significant time into each of them) I have decided to lump them all in together as there wasn’t much difference between any of them. That being said, let’s get started shall we?

I – Story [2/10]

The gist of the story is this: Conrad, the Chief Engineer of the Leopold, are trying to restore power to your ship whilst doing battle with hordes of aliens and contending with a possessed AI. And that, kids, is all she wrote. I realize this is a remake, but honestly? That’s all?

II – UI [6/10]

In part one of the trilogy (Alien Breed: Impact) the UI (or User Interface for the less savvy among us) was colored blue and was infuriatingly hard to see at almost any given moment. Thankfully, in installments two and three, the color had been changed to green and was infinitely easier on the eyes. The mini-map was rather reliable, making it mostly unnecessary to consult the full map often. Apart from that, HUD was minimal and user friendly.

III – Gameplay [1/10]

Altogether I found Alien Breed to be underwhelming practically at every turn. The game is played from a top-down angle with rigid and irritating camera controls. The objectives were mind-numbingly repetitive and I found myself getting overly bored about an hour into the first game. I present to you a dramatization of just about every thing you do in these games.

“Turn on the cranky thing to put out the fires.”

*Kills aliens*

“Oh no, the cranky thing is broken. Go reboot six computers to fix the cranky thing.”

*Kills aliens*

“Good job on rebooting the computers. You can turn on the cranky thing now. Also, here are some more aliens for you to kill.”

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is quite seriously the entire game. Sure, you get an odd boss battle here and there, but I’ll be damned if they aren’t just as repetitive and underwhelming as the rest of the game. My other biggest complaint about all the games was the weapon upgrading system. This game is how far into the future and I can only have one upgrade installed on my weapon at a time? What kind of garbage is that?

IV – Content [4/10]

With this being a trilogy, you’d assume they’d add some new content into each game right? Well, they did, but I had you going there didn’t I? Impact was easily the worst game in the trilogy. The campaign (in all three games, mind you) was downright awful. Part two (Alien Breed: Assault) added in a “Survival Mode” which was mildly entertaining. It was a billion times more fun than the campaign, that’s for sure. The enemies felt uninspired; most of them looked like the bugs from Starship Troopers only fatter and more ludicrous. The weapons were a bit boring as well, though I did particularly enjoy using the flamethrower. (Who doesn’t?)

V – Visual [6/10]

There isn’t much to say here really. The graphics throughout the trilogy were consistently the same, with varying levels of obnoxious explosions everywhere. I realize the ship is crashing, but come on. That being said, the graphics weren’t too bad and the lighting was good.

VI – Audio [4/10]

I found the sound effects to be rather lacking. The guns weren’t thrilling in the least and the little, face-hugger-esque aliens, I would swear on my non-existant childrens’ graves’, were frog noises. Thank Cthulhu they got the explosion sounds down though. I can only assume that Michael Bay consulted with them on that.

VII – Overall [3.9]

In closing, I’m glad I got this tripe from Humble Bundle and didn’t pay full price for it.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015
Alien Breed is an excellent arcade-shooter released back in 2010. In fact, its original title was Alien Breed Evolution (only available on Xbox Live Arcade at the time) but after that it got its PSN and PC release.

You control a guy who tries to solve all kinds of mechanical issues on a ship while eliminating hordes of enemies.

Lots of shooting? Check.
Explosions? Check.
Ugly, alien monsters appearing out of thin air? Check.
Few but very efficient weapons? Check.
Coop beside single player? Check.
Extra difficulty levels for die hard fans / crazy gamers? Check.
Great graphics? Check -> Hail to you, Unreal Engine 3, as always.

The only downside is the number of sections where you need to do some backtracking to operate a machine; this makes the available 5 levels in single player a bit longer without showing you new sections. Still, the environments are varied and interesting.

Cool little game: hours of arcade shooting fun guaranteed!

Worth the purchase? Check :)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I liked this game quite a bit! I've played through the second one as well (Assault). It's a run and gun, isometric alien shoot-em-up. It all takes place on ships infested and breaking apart. You kill aliens, repair and bypass things, explode stuff, and reek havoc in general. The gunplay feels really good because the aliens get knocked down and impacted by gunfire. This makes even the generic machine gun feel good to use because you can keep aliens at bay with its stopping power. I even played the second game occasionally with a controller and it felt pretty good (although I went back to kb/m because of the precision).

The story reads (literally) as a pulp sci-fi comic book, but it's interesting enough to frame the combat. This game makes killing aliens fun :)
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