Can you survive the alien onslaught? Gamers across the world will now have a chance to play the next chapter in this high-budget, high-quality series.
User reviews: Mixed (341 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2010

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"I would suggest purchasing Alien Breed 2: Assault. Gameplay improvements and graphical enhancements make it the best option."
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About This Game

Can you survive the alien onslaught? Alien Breed™ 2: Assault is the second chapter in the Alien Breed™ series, and is an explosive science fiction arcade-shooter with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weaponry, highly detailed and rich environments, developed using Epic Games' Unreal® Engine 3. Take control of the hero, Conrad, the ship’s Chief Engineer, and continue your fight for survival across the fatally damaged space vessel, against a ruthless assault by an alien horde. Your only hope relies on reigniting the alien space craft’s monstrous engines to rescue you from impending annihilation. Deep inside the bowels of the unfamiliar craft, and with time rapidly running out, ready your weapons and begin to claw your way through the darkness in a fight for survival. But you are not alone. The ship is home to the carnivorous alien horde and something else ... something yet to reveal its true intentions ... something biding its time. In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign and all new “survivor” modes, the game also offers relentless, action-packed, two-player online co-operative battle modes.

Key Features

  • Survive the assault! – An action-packed mix of arcade-shooter, survival-horror and tactical weapons upgrades and customisation.
    • NEW - set pieces – fight the breed through the new vertical climb section and the mounted gun battle.
    • NEW – fight the alien horde with new hardened armour and new weaponry:
      • Hyper Blaster – a destructive chain-gun.
      • Rocket Launcher – blow the horde away.
    • NEW - take on new alien enemies – the ‘webber’ alien and endure dramatic encounters with new shocking bosses.
  • Epic single-player story mode – The single-player campaign mode that follows the narrative of the game through five huge and challenging environments.
  • NEW - single-player “survivor” mode: – Resist endless waves of intense alien horde attacks in three specifically designed arena 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 specially customised assault maps for two players, over Steam.
  • NEW - two-player co-operative “survivor” mode – Join forces and try to survive three specifically designed arena environments, over Steam. Get competitive and challenge others to beat your survivor abilities on the extensive Leader-boards.
  • Additional Steam online features – Quick Match, Create Game, Friends Lists, Voice Chat, Leader-boards/Achievements/Co-operative Achievements.

System Requirements

    • 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: 1.5GB
    • Sound: Windows Supported Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Generic and boring.
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5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Good fun top down Sci-Fi Action game.
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6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Contains somewhat enjoyable survival horror shooter gameplay, but occasionally has forced camera angles that quickly become an annoying hindrance. However, I was willing to overlook this in part due to the game's excellent atmosphere until a game-breaking glitch occurred near the end of the third mission. As if forcing you to babysit a helpless AI that chastises you whenever you stop holding her hand isn't enough, the game suddenly teleports her through a door before she properly unlocks it to let you through. Not sure how to fix and not sure I care.

Uninstalling for now, but maybe someday I'll retry it when I'm in a better mood.
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Personal Rating: "Grab it during a massively discounted sale"
Traditional Rating: 3/10
Genre: Isomeric 3rd Person Shooter

More Starship Troopers than Alien, this next episode in the series yet again fails to capitalize on its setting which could have been tense and claustrophobic but only ends up being generic and uninspired. The story continues where the first installment left off as you continue to traverse the bowels of the damaged space ship you find yourself aboard all whilst fending off an against a ruthless alien horde. The so called plot twist that comes at the end of the episode is pretty much telegraphed right at the very beginning so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise. All in all I am failing to get one bit excited about this reboot *rolls eyes*.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
A slight upgrade from the first game. Enemy AI is basically the same, but the game itself is harder. Trying to change it up from the first one by adding new camera angles in certain areas of the game. It is repetitive, but it's a decent game. I do have to say that whoever developed level 4 is just an ♥♥♥. I mean, who thought it was a good idea to just fill a level up with all them birthing pods? Seriously, that was the worst idea ever lol. I give the game a 2.5 out of 5 overall.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
9.5 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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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Say NOP to this game!
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
10/10
Great intro & main menu
The main menu was entertaning enough for me. No need to play the rest of the game.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I have tried the get through this game multiple times, It just doesnt "click" for me. Its mediocre at best.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Glad I got this steaming load of a game for free because I would've contacted Steam Support for a refund had I wasted the asking price for it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
ayy lmao
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
No.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Got a little repetitive besides storyline and weapons.
Running back and forth just to do tedious tasks is annoying, let me re-create what is feels like for your typical objectives:
1) Get to Generator
Generator door is locked we must find a way to open the door
2) Find way to open door
You run all the way back and found a keycard!
3) Use keycard on door
The door is now blocked by fire!
4) Turn on sprinklers in Security Room
Runs back and around to a newly unlocked door
Turning on the sprinklers
5) Open door
There is no power!
6) Over-ride door power
Runs to a random room you were in 10 minutes ago and shoots something to open the door
NOW YOU CAN FINALLY PROGRESS
That stuff ♥♥♥♥es me off, and happens throughout the entire game trilogy...
3/10
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I had carried expectations of this game which is probably not I good idea because I have found to find the tactics and gameplay rather limited...and the rather repetative having to find several keys to solve multiple tasks (which strangely seem similar) the graphics were ok but sometime I had trouble defining what was interactuve and which was not....
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I'm sorry, I don't like fat marines. I really don't.
I played the original Alien Breed games from the early 90s. I just... no. no no no. never. not these. no. not these pretenders.
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6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Nice game until you get to the Mia escort part. Any time Mia gets attacked while "hacking", she gets bugged and you have to restart the game. If you save while she's bugged, you're SOL.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Unplayable on Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz, GTS 450 and 2 Gigs of RAM on Windows XP SP3 due to graphics issues and glitches - random crashes, massive slow downs and visual artifacts.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
time killer
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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
7/10.
Casual,repetitive,good storyline.
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10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Knowing that it's an update/sequel to an early 90s series, I'm inclined to forgive it somewhat for its repetitious gameplay, heavy backtracking, trite dialogue and plot, and bland characterization. The voice-acting leaves much to be desired. Monster closets are its stock in trade, though I'll admit to yelping at some cheap jump scares.

The isometric camera is fine, and the camera only becomes frustrating for the moments in which the designers decide that this inexplicable angle is most appropriate, and you're stuck with it until you progress to the next area. As in, the camera pans to face you head-on as you move down a corridor -- you can't see any enemies more than two feet ahead of you, and if you happen to spot some behind you, you have to spin around and take them out, anyway. There's an irritating boss fight with a fixed camera, making it more challenging than it ought to be.

That said, it is a graphically beautiful game, and the set and sound design are well-done. The shots you get of the area surrounding the ship (the planet in the distance, debris burning up, or thrusters firing) are lovely and detailed, and while the alien sounds are (like the monsters themselves) repetitive, they are evocative, and the other environmental cues are thoughtfully done.

If you enjoy the grind, or end up with this in your library and want to knock one out of your backlog, here's my advice: keep your expectations low, play for short sessions, and just power through it.
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