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 (482 reviews) - 62% of the 482 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 22, 2010

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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
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
If you were around for the awesome summer sale with the tickets and prizes, you probably have this game in your backlog because I think it was the only full game you could get with tickets. Obviously I've been sitting on it for years, and despite its apparent similarities to Shadowgrounds (which I love, get it) I've never given it a try. But my internet was out one particular night and I didn't have much time to play so I figured it was finally time.

Alien Breed is an isometric shooter from Team17, far better known for their excellent Worms 2, Worms Armageddon, and all the awful Worms games that came after those. This installment is the middle part of a trilogy whose story appears to be completely unimportant. Your grizzled spaceman is stuck on an exploding derelict ship that you need to either escape from, stop from exploding, or both. I got a little muddled in there because the cutscenes are voiced poorly and the in-game direction is just text.

But you really need to pay attention to all that text because the majority of the game is backtracking and flipping switches. Seriously, in the 40 minutes I played I fixed like 5 doors, three valves, flushed coolant, refilled coolant, and started three backup generators, one of which exploded and had to be repaired. Your character in Shadowgrounds is an actual mechanic and you do less busywork fixing than your hard-boiled spaceman in Alien Breed. Interaction is the new standard "Hold X for 5 seconds to fix/open/hump" which REALLY adds up in this game. In addition, half of the things you interact with trigger boring in-game cutscenes of machines moving around that add up even faster.

It's a shame too, because Alien Breed looks good for a budget shooter. It's built in Unreal3 and makes good use of the engine. The combat is good as well, but sadly not as varied as Shadowgrounds in guns or enemies. The main problem is that you start with a ridiculously effective assault rifle that can then be upgraded further, rendering most of your other weapons moot. There's a standard assortment of shotgun, flamethrower, minigun, and rocket launcher to pick up and upgrade, but outside of corner cases your AR is going to get the job done better. Plus you can pick up gear like grenades and turrets that further marginalize your other weapons. There are only a few enemy types to shoot and almost all of them are the "get up in your grillpiece" type, which only exacerbates things further because your assault rifle has a knockback effect. I really don't know what they were thinking with this thing.

There's a story mode with all the switch-flipping valve-turning annoyance I mentioned, a survival mode where you just kill huge waves of aliens, and a co-op mode which I didn't even bother looking into. I don't know if Alien Breeds 1 and 3 are better balanced in terms of weapons and switch-flipping, but 2 here just wasn't doing it for me. If you don't have Shadowgrounds it might do the trick for you, otherwise I wouldn't bother.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015
Finished alien breed impact and now im on alien breed 2.. And ohhh boy, im really digging the series.. Coop is a blast playing with the right friend. Love the new camera views they have placed in the game. This game/series could be fun if they made it into a fps or a 3rd person shooter kinda like a gears of war style. Game does get repetitive and i mean repetitive in less than 40mins but, if you love top down shooters with intense action and your heart pounding that you dont run out of bullets this is the game for you.

pro
Graphics seem to be alittle bit better than alien breed impact
Top down shooter
upgradable weapons and customisation
Gameplay addictive and solid
sound effects
Co-op
Easy Achievements

cons:
small glitches that you can get stuck in walls
Objectives/gameplay gets repetitive
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
I got this game for free during one of the Steam Summer sale things where you could get a free game. Honestly I wasn't expecting much out of this, and when I did get around to playing it... that opinion did not change. It's a top-down third person shooter where you kill endless hordes of aliens to do... stuff. I didn't get very far into the game because I couldn't bring myself to care enough to progress further. There just wasn't else to it except shooting alot of aliens who kept charging at you down linear corridors.

Boring and not worth the money.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
At first glance this game looks promising but it's actually repetitive & boring.

2/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Pre-Release Review
got this game for free durring a summer sale. also got a copy from a bundle i bought on the cheap cheap. game is not my cup of tea.
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