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User reviews: Mixed (355 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2010

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

 

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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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Since all three games are exactly the same this is the same review as the other two games.

Not a great game but it has great weapons and really good graphics and very smooth gameplay. Why it's not a great game:

1: Crashes/glitches. I don't think I had any trouble with the first two games, maybe one or two crashes in the second game. The third game has crashed three times now. Once early, then half way through it, and now near the end. I went up a long elevator fight sequence and the game crashed at the top. Upon restarting I had to start way back at a checkpoint. After suffering through all three games and nearly completing the third, I have just been pushed far passed my limits and have had enough and have uninstalled it to never play again.
2: The biggest massive problem besides crashes, CONSTANT AND NEVER ENDING FOCUS STEALING FROM START TO FINISH. Which really is not that prevalent in the first game but is a major problem in the second and third games. The game constantly, more than any game I have ever seen, even Resident Evil 6, steals focus from you during events to make the camera spin a little while zooming in and force you to watch the stupidest most mundane ♥♥♥♥ like a grate opening or a switch turning on or ANYTHING. It was like the developers found a little focus stealing trick and went way, way, way overboard with it. It is aggravating to astronomical levels and does not feel like you are playing a game but something where you get to play only sometimes when it lets you. Again, not so bad in game one but a massive problem in games two and three.
3: CONSTANT screen shaking from explosions. It caused me to have to play each game from start to finish with a non-stop bad headache.
4: The sound is very low. I have to turn my volume way way up when playing this game which is a big problem because of course I am not going to remember to turn it back down when I'm done playing so the next thing I do, like play music or play another much better game, blows my ♥♥♥♥ing ears off.
5: There are very few types of enemies. I think 5 or less. And even those 5 all feel the same.
6: The game is very, very repetitive. What you do in the first fifteen minutes is exactly what you do in every other minute of all three games.
7: The environments from the start to finish of all games is all exactly the same from game to game. Even though each game takes place in a different area of the ship or I think on different ships maybe, all three games look completely identical.
8: All 3 games are very short, about 4 hours each.

It's sad because the games graphics are outstanding and the gameplay is very, very smooth. But because of the main flaws being so incredibly bad, I can only recommend them if you can catch them on sale like I did for $5.65 for all 3 games. Their normal price of $10 each is laughable. Like throw your head back and audibly laugh ear crushingly loud laughter. Once I play through them I'm never coming back to them, ever.

Since all 3 games are the exact same, only one score is needed. Production quality 8/10, everything else 4/10. Overall, 4/10. Badly missed opportunity, whoever made this is jarringly inept.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
This game really isnt that bad. I don't see what everyone is ♥♥♥♥♥ing about. "Waaaaahh the angle isnt exactly the same as all the other games I play! Whats the point in playing if its gonna be different!?" Get a controller and shut the ♥♥♥♥ up. Its not that bad.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Please, why did you had to make this camera so... bad?
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Still slow. Still boring. Not worth even bothering with unless you can stomach the first somehow.
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3 of 19 people (16%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
The worst ♥♥♥♥ing game in the history of ebola. I would mix aids, ebola, cancer and diabetes and shoot it into my ♥♥♥♥♥♥ instead of playing this piece of ♥♥♥♥ game
10/10 ~ IGN
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Aliens in 2D .. a bit boring
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
One of the most boring, and un-fun games ever made. Playing one hour of this game was like cancer, PAINFUL. Don't buy it, it's a big waste of your money, and the company who made it needs to stop with it.
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38 of 45 people (84%) 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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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This is just a pretty horrible top down shooter. I see why they gave this away in a summer sale years back. Just download Alien Swarm. Its free, this isn't. Same premise but better, with more features, an SDK, and its on Source Engine.

Cons
-First boss battle and where I quit the screen is shaking and dang near constantly shaking in a way that actually made me feel disoriented in real life. Which is a rarity for the amount I play vidya games and speaks to the bad design.
-To much of the game is opening doors or holding a button to activate something to walk to the next area that looks alot like that last.
-Character can be pointing at and missing aliens and his aim snapping to the aliens isn't quite what you would want
-Dark, gritty and brown graphics. Brooowwwwnnn. Like a turd.
-No one owns it to play coop with they probably wouldn't want to though
-Feels more like a Coop/online intended game than a single player experience. Like Borderlands. Feels somewhat empty without other players.

Pros
+It looks good for an UE3 game and the devs did some work trying to hide that cheap UE3 look but didn't succeed completely
+Sound design can be quite good and pleasant to the ears
+Cooperative play over network is always a good addition if you can find someone

After typing all this up I still feel a little weird and disoriented from that beginning of the boss battle. Man that was horrible. Never touching this game again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 3 people (33%) 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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4 of 10 people (40%) 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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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
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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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I'm unhappy that I even got this for free. I think I would pay to have this removed from my library because of how frustrating and anti-climactic this game is.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
ayy lmao
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Generic and boring.
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8 of 21 people (38%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Say NOP to this game!
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