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.
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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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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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Super Smash TV meets Aliens, yes! Fairly straightforward twin stick shooter. Felt like a rat in a maze for most of the game. Would recommend but I picked this game up when it was free!

7/10
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2015
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.

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.
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42 of 62 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 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

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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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
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My review for the original Alien Breed: Impact can be seen on it's store page, and seeing how this game is nearly identical, I'm not going to go into full detail. While I did recommend Impact, I simply cannot recommend Assault. The only thing this game does better is the graphics. That is it. Even in that department, a lot (and I mean a lot) of the rooms and floors were identical to the original game! That's just lazyness. This was by far, much more mind-numbing than the original as there didn't really seem to be much plot at all. Around 90% of this game was just wondering around from one objective to another with no clear idea of what each objective did to actually affect the plot. It's like this game was literally just filler. There was some plot exposure near the end of the game to explain what exactly is going on, but it was all bundled into one single cutscene. Why were there four other levels? They serve no purpose. Maybe it's just me, but whenever a game sets an objective for your character and you fight through countless (generic) enemies to reach said objective, I feel like something should have been accomplished besides just setting another objective. The storytelling is pretty dull.

There are a few more changes from the original however. A few new enemies were introduced (one I believe, and it is just incredibly annoying). They changed out two of the weapons from the original (laser rifle and ion thingy), for the hyper blaster (really good for mowing down tons of enemies), and the almost completely useless rocket launcher. Yes, this weapon does tremendous amounts of damage to all in the blast range....including you. Now, that does make sense in any game that a weapon as powerful as a rocket launcher is a double-edged sword, but in retrospect, in other games you can aim the damn thing. In Assault, you can only choose the direction. That means if the smallest little alien makes his way somehow right in front of you at the last second before you're about to fire a damn missile, it will explode point blank....killing you instantly. Not even close to being worth it, as some save points can be up to ten to 15 minutes behind you.

Other than that, there are three (kind of) new boss fights in this one with one of the fights taking place very near the beginning, which was refreshing. And honestly, it was the only slightly interesting one. The second boss fight which takes place near the end of the game was so dull, I wasn't really sure it was a boss fight. It's only attack seemed to be throwing a ton of little enemies at you at once. .....and that's it. FYI, don't use the rocket launcher on him as you will most likely kill yourself. And finally, the last boss fight which was actually just a bunch of enemies all at once, was unbelievably underwhelming. Saw the giant turret you sit in, got excited, was blown away about how dull it was to fire that turret. Put some damn impact in those shells! Make it fun! Make it exciting! Just not this. I might as well have been firing the pistol as it felt the same.

Overall, I do not recommend this game in the series at all unless you're up for wasting 5 hours. If you really want to play the trilogy, play the first, read about the plot in the second, and go play the third. Right now, I'm two missions into the third and I have to say it looks like the best of the three by far. As for this one....just don't.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Second game in the Alien Breed trilogy. The graphics are still sharp giving you great environments, though the environments lack variety. The action is well paced with some sporatic intense action sequences. The lack of ammunition in the levels keeps the strategy of what weapons to use for different situations interesting. I found it a bit irritating to keep backtracking over and over again on the same levels, however, this does give you a sense of a huge level since the levels can take quite some time to beat. Great fun at a great price. Online multiplayer, while dead, is available for those that have friends that may want to play this with them.
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