Experience the explosive science fiction arcade-shooter that resurrects a much revered franchise in an epic single player and co-op multiplayer campaign.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (255 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 3, 2010

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

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"Alien Breed feels like a game from the last generation of consoles. It is a solid action game"
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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.
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
1 hour into this game and I can describe it using the word "meh".

Nothing really fantastic leaps out from this game. It's a top down 3d isometric shooter. You run from one part of the ship to the next trying to find a lever that does something, which leads you to the next repetitive thing.

The graphics are alright.

What's irritating about this game are the shooting mechanics. The mouse is way too sensitive, and when you get rushed you shoot in a circle in all directions. Plus the assault rifle is underwhelming in its damage, as compared to the shotgun.

Picked this up on a bundle - it's not worth 10 USD, maybe 1.99.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I'll try to keep this short, not only for those who don't feel like reading but because there isn't that much to say about this game.

I found this wasn't a very good game overall. Some elements were good but not enough to redeem it as a whole. Its a fast paced, isometric shooter in a futuristic sci-fi settings. You get a small selection of guns in which you use to kill aliens as you progress through one bland environment after another. The combat itself feels fairly solid even though some things like interacting with objects and movement feel clunky. Also, the story feels pretty tacked on to what is already a mediocre game.

Score: 5/10

(Maybe wait until the trilogy goes on sale for dirt cheap if you're looking to buy)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Good fun top down Sci-Fi Action game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
2D Dead Space
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This is not a fun game.
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Alien Breed: Impact is an amazing shooter with isometric view. I am not usually into this kind of games but this has captivated me. Since I am not good at this, I am playing it on easy and I am having fun. Not many weapons to choose from but those it does have, are adequate. The enemies are very sneeky and while that would normally be a con for me, I enjoy it in this game.

So I suggest you try it even if you don't like this kind of games. It might surprise you.
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39 of 55 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Personal Rating: "Grab it during a massively discounted sale"
Traditional Rating: 3/10
Genre: Isometric 3rd Person Shooter

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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
[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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It is so bad i haven't finished it. All about going from one broken door to another and searching for keys to open them. Camera work is very clumsy as well. On paper the game looks great, but it's execution is very poor. Very repetitive and boring. Talk about being part one of a trilogy... If you like top down shooters, alien slaughter and can digest repetitivnes this game is for you. All non-masochists avoid this. 5/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I bought this thinking i was going to enjoy a updated amiga classic, oh boy was i wrong, first they kill the games fun by not including local coop, only online coop is avalible, and that lack of local coop kills the games immersion and fun stone dead, local coop was the feature that made the AB franschise stand out from the crowd, now its just a bland shadow of its former self, there is no fun to be had in these games in single player, and getting a online game is a pain.

Keep your cash and steer clear, unless bland, single player, boring, mediocre, did i say bland, top downshooter are your bag. :(
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
To be honest in this review, i didn't like this game at all... Alien Swarm which is free, has much better story and it's more fun than this game...

Annoying "move forward,... oops, malfunction, go back and repair it" is all that game is... and shooting aliens ofc...., maps are really long, but after first level game gets boring and annoying with always doing the same thing....

Online gaming is dead,..

Maybe all that is the reason why none of my friends own this game :( ...
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
This game ♥♥♥♥ing sucks.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Pretty fun game,this was made before Alien Swarm and I really like it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
do i have to play anymore of this
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Extremly boring, strange camera controls and alines look like free 3d models from Unity =)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
A very fun game with a cool storyline that reminded me of DOOM just with Aliens instead of demonic zombies etc.
Got pretty boring by myself, would have been nice to play with friends if they had any sort of game variety.
6/10
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