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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Mixed (21 reviews) - 61% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (712 reviews) - 72% of the 712 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 3, 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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arachnidsGrip
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Definitely worth the money. This game scratches the itch that Alien Swarm's short campaign left.

The item system works well, the alien spawns and objectives feel exciting, and the plot is delivered via loading scenes styled like a comic book with dialogue.
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Instifly
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
This is a a good game. Its not to complex, or vast, but thats the apeal I think. This game finds the best balance between challenge and fun. They definately got the little things right. For example, the map design is so nice that they were able to place save-point/shop terminals exactly where you need them. Another example is the escort mission. I honestly got really dissapointed when I heard that I was going to have to escort someone, because in so many games it feels more like baby sitting an idiot more than escort. Not this game, the person you escort lets you explore and just waits for you to clear out enemies before advacing to the next part.

There is one thing that I think is defiantely worth mentioning. This game's strong suit is not story telling or consistancy, so if you get hung up on the little things, this game isn't for you. For example, if questions like, [SPOILERS, KINDA] why is there a modern save-point/store on a 500 year old ghost ship[SPOILERS, END], bother you, you might not want to play it. There aren't that many things like this, but if you really get hung up on realism and practicallity, its going to bug you.

To be clear, this game is fun, and the story isn't bad, but if you are playing this only for the story, you are agoing to have a bad time. Also the acting in the cut scenes isn't that good at times, but its ok for a game like this.

Overall, I think this game is a nice little game if you are looking for something to pass the time.
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onlineb0t
24.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
Product received for free
Good game to play co-op with you friends.
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Squadron42
8.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Alien Breed is a rather simple but fun isometric view shooter. The game is set aboard a spaceship and the single player campaign lasts around 5-6 hours. Although the game mainly involves walking through dark corridors and shooting at giant alien bugs, it manages to maintain a good sense of atmosphere and delivers well on the fun aspect.
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groovieknave
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 10
Boring and repetitive, you basically backtrack on every level to click on doors and switches and shoot some aliens. There is nothing else ever done on any mission so just forget about that. The comic book style cutscenes are the only story that matters, they should have just made the comic book. The game does play well, but there is never anything of challenge. It's just shoot and use medpacks if you ever have to... you definitely don't. maybe on the hardest difficulty, but that would probably be because the aliens have too much health and they just kamikaze your face.

Buy something else...
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King Link
7.7 hrs
Posted: August 10
Alien Breed: Impact is apparently a remake of a very old amiga game, which is impressive. It probably takes nothing but a theme from the game, but it's great to see an old game get a remake.

Unfortunately that's the last time I'll probably use the word great for Alien Breed: Impact, or really anything in this series.

It's not that these are awful games. They are technically good games, and functional. It's just the games themselves do nothing interesting or impressive in the least. The player goes between waypoints, presses A for a few seconds and then goes somewhere else. The whole time alien bugs are trying to kill him. He does this for five levels and there's a boss fight (A boss fight that was easy to not get hit during) and then game is over.

While the game lasts 5 hours, I don't even know if I was truly interested in a full hour of the gameplay in total. The multiplayer is dead, but if you're not playing with someone I'm not sure if there's much reason to even play this game. The game is just doesn't do anything interesting after a level. You get more weapons but nothing even worth spoiler. They all operate about the same, and none feel that powerful.

The levels are mostly start to go to point A. get blocked, side track to open a door, then go back, then get blocked again and sidetrack again, then come back. It's repetitive, but it's mostly just wave after wave of the same enemy. There's at least 6 or seven enemies in the game, but I really only remember 3 that constantly harass the player, and there's not much to tell there.

Is it a bad game? No, but it's not a good game. I don't know who I'd recommend this game to. Maybe someone who REALLY loves twin stick shooters, wants to shoot a lot of bugs over and over, and has a lot of time on their hands. But really, I'm sure there's a few games that do it better than Alien Breed: Impact. Personally I'd recommend Geometry wars, Everday Shooter, Beat Hazard, or HellDivers.

Note: I got this in a humble bundle I bought to get the Worm games which are also from Team 17, which I enjoy. This was an add in that I was not planning on buying.
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ScreenName7
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
Really good game. It would be a thousand times better if it had 2 player mode (or more). I'm sitting here on my couch with my girlfriend reading up on how this game had a 2 player mode on consol but not PC? That makes no sense! We game on the PC with a 42" TV and wireless controllers and this game is CRYING OUT for co-op mode. Who plays consols anymore anyway? pfft :-p
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EndCredits
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 6
Irritating, slow and boring. There are better games.
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Kath-ana's returned
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 5
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Luisfius
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 31
Sigma Team's Alien Shooter is more fun.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Alien Breed: Impact is apparently a remake of a very old amiga game, which is impressive. It probably takes nothing but a theme from the game, but it's great to see an old game get a remake.

Unfortunately that's the last time I'll probably use the word great for Alien Breed: Impact, or really anything in this series.

It's not that these are awful games. They are technically good games, and functional. It's just the games themselves do nothing interesting or impressive in the least. The player goes between waypoints, presses A for a few seconds and then goes somewhere else. The whole time alien bugs are trying to kill him. He does this for five levels and there's a boss fight (A boss fight that was easy to not get hit during) and then game is over.

While the game lasts 5 hours, I don't even know if I was truly interested in a full hour of the gameplay in total. The multiplayer is dead, but if you're not playing with someone I'm not sure if there's much reason to even play this game. The game is just doesn't do anything interesting after a level. You get more weapons but nothing even worth spoiler. They all operate about the same, and none feel that powerful.

The levels are mostly start to go to point A. get blocked, side track to open a door, then go back, then get blocked again and sidetrack again, then come back. It's repetitive, but it's mostly just wave after wave of the same enemy. There's at least 6 or seven enemies in the game, but I really only remember 3 that constantly harass the player, and there's not much to tell there.

Is it a bad game? No, but it's not a good game. I don't know who I'd recommend this game to. Maybe someone who REALLY loves twin stick shooters, wants to shoot a lot of bugs over and over, and has a lot of time on their hands. But really, I'm sure there's a few games that do it better than Alien Breed: Impact. Personally I'd recommend Geometry wars, Everday Shooter, Beat Hazard, or HellDivers.

Note: I got this in a humble bundle I bought to get the Worm games which are also from Team 17, which I enjoy. This was an add in that I was not planning on buying.
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69 of 77 people (90%) found this review helpful
28 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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33 of 39 people (85%) 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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35 of 45 people (78%) 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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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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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17 of 21 people (81%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) 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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17 of 23 people (74%) 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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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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