Experience the final explosive chapter in the Alien Breed series and uncover the horrifying truth surrounding the existence of the Breed. Launch discount good thru Nov. 24 10am PST.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (163 reviews) - 72% of the 163 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 17, 2010

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

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"Descent is the best of the three. It fixes some of the problems that held the others back."
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About This Game

Alien Breed™ 3: Descent is the final explosive chapter in the Alien Breed™ series, and is a science fiction arcade-shooter with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons and stunning environments, developed using Epic Games' Unreal® Engine 3. Descend into hell and once again take control of the hero, Conrad, the ship’s Chief Engineer, in his last stand against the savage alien horde. While the doomed vessel, the Leopold, and the alien space craft plunge deeper into the planet’s atmosphere, with an icy ocean promising a watery grave, you have just hours to defy a grisly death and survive the alien onslaught for the final time. As you struggle deeper into the sinking alien ship, through the freezing waters flooding every corridor, the horrifying truth surrounding the existence of the Breed is finally uncovered… In addition to the thrilling conclusion to the single-player campaign and the relentless and competitive “Survivor” modes, the game offers action-packed, two-player online co-operative battle modes.

Key Features

  • Alien Breed™ 3: Descent - The stunning final chapter in the Alien Breed™ trilogy - an action-packed mix of arcade-shooter, survival-horror and tactical weapons upgrades and customisation.
  • The final descent into hell!
    • NEW - Set pieces – battle the breed through flooded levels and hull walk sections.
    • NEW – Third-person action - take control of the hero, Conrad, in the new action-packed, third-person, sections.
    • NEW – Fight the last stand armed with powerful new weaponry:
      • The Project X is a ‘BFG’ that vaporizes everything it comes into contact with.
      • The Electro-Link gun fires bolts of electricity and also sends chain lightning to damage nearby enemies.
    • NEW – Survive new alien enemies – the ‘Electro-shocker’ and dramatic encounters with the final horrifying bosses.
  • Epic single-player Story mode – The final chapter in the single-player campaign mode that concludes the thrilling narrative of the game through huge and challenging environments, including the new research lab level.
  • Single-player Survivor mode – Resist endless waves of intense alien horde attacks in 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 online.
  • Two-player Co-operative Survivor mode – Join forces online and try to survive three specifically designed arena environments. Get competitive and challenge others online to beat your survivor abilities on the extensive Leader-boards.
  • Additional Online features – Quick Match/Create Game/Friends Lists/Voice Chat/Leader-boards/Steam Achievements/Co-operative Achievements.
  • Upgrades shop – Search fallen comrades and lockers to accumulate cash, and then tactically spend it on weapons/kit upgrades in the in-game shop.
  • Playable demo/trial – A purpose-designed, action-packed free sample section of Alien Breed™ 3: Descent, called ‘The Prologue’, which also features a time-limited Survivor mode map.

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: 2.0GB
    • Sound: Windows Supported Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection required for multiplayer
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This is my second favourite version of Alien Breed, second to the first game in the series.
I've spent a lot of time playing this game and all the games in the series.
If you are new to the series I would suggest you start with the first game, however, the gameplay IS essentially the same in every version.

-Same old Alien Breed gameplay. If you like it, you will like this version.
-New and visually impressive maps and bosses, some new guns.
-Good sound effects, graphics, music, and controls.
-Multiplayer Co op Maps, multiplayer and singleplayer Survial Maps, and Steam Leaderboards. Voice Chat and Steam Achievements.

-Same old slow placed repetetive Alien Breed gameplay. Excessive focus stealing from the camera, (zooming in on switches, doors, explosions) and new but cramped and unpleasant camera angles.
-Environments are the same old interior of a spaceship, and many corridors and rooms.
-Same old sound effects, music, and graphics as the previous versions.
-Steam Achievements can be very challenging. No cards. No local co op.

I suggest you buy this game despite it's flaws. It's a fun game and online multiplayer adds lots of replay.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
A solid Twin Stick Shooter.

If you want to mow things down with no ethical quandry, this is a good game series. I had fun all the way through. It doesn't do anything unique or ground breaking, but it's solid for what it is. The game has a good number of weapons, each good in different situations. Flame thrower is fun.

I think one of my few complaints about this game series is a minor preference thing. There's 3 different upgrades for each weapon but you can only choose ONE. If you upgrade to another you will only be using the new one, not both. Just a money saving tip.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Finished alien breed impact and alien breed 2.. And ohhh boy, im really digging the series.. Game does get repetitive 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. This is pretty much the last series to the alien breed..

Graphics are same as 1 and 2
Top down shooter
upgradable weapons and customisation
Gameplay addictive and solid
sound effects
survivor mode
Easy Achievements

gameplay gets repetitive
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The third part of the Alien Breed series, starting this third part will give a big Déjà vu of the second part. The intro and start-screen are pretty much the same but instead of green they used a orange/yellow theme. After a quick Google search i came to the conclusion that this part was released a little less than two month's after part 2.

As stated before the intro and start menu look exactly the same as part 2, after starting a new single player you get to see the re-cap of what happened. Again this looks actually like part 2, even the first minute was the same as the previous part. After the cut-scene you get to start and it again looks actually like A.B 2, i am not stating this is a good or bad thing but since i didn't like the previous part this just didn't work for me.

Level design is done with a great eye for details, allot of scenic sightseeing helps to enhance the orbital atmosphere. The in-game cut-scenes are i bit short in my opinion, since they look decent and some of the character designs are to be called quite unique i would like to see them for longer than 5 seconds... The HUD's change of colour works better since it's easy to see no matter whats in the background. The music is still pretty good but after playing five minutes i noticed that they cut the alien ambient sounds. Objectives in the main campaign are mainly going from A to B and activating a switch to proceed in the level and some backtracking.

Controls are still mainly for the twin-sticks and using a keyboard/mouse feels awkward and still has some issues with turning around to shoot an enemy that is hitting you in the back. The multiplayer/coop aspect and survivor-mode are still the same as part 2, the overall gameplay is nice but not my thing. Also instead of tuning the game after A.B 2 they kept everything the same, this could again be a good/bad thing but they could of optimize the keyboard controls.
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43 of 69 people (62%) found this review helpful
5.9 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

The third episode in this whole Alien Breed affair (or drama as I see it) unfolds in a way you would expect it to unfold if you had played the first two episodes. Walk an endless labyrinth of spaceship corridors to an electric door that needs a key-card then proceed to walk the entire length of said spaceship in search of said key-card. Rinse and repeat! To break up this frantic key-card search for every second door you encounter there will be some pesky aliens lying in wait to snack on your bones.

Having completed the third and final episode in the Alien Breed series I am still not entirely sure what Team 17 was trying to go for here. Sure Alien Breed back in the nineties may have been a resounding success but dragged kicking and screaming into the new century the game comes across as archaic. Clearly Team17 are still stuck somewhere in the nineties when it comes to the game design process. I remember the original being quite fun to play and rather action-packed but this entire reboot had me bored to tears for the most part.

There are absolutely no scares and the action is so flat that you would get more out of a text adventure from the eighties. Maybe Team17 were going more for the laughs this time around with all this nonsense key-card collecting. Considering that there is another infinitely superior title about a engineer on-board an alien infested spaceship called Dead Space you are better off taking your money there.

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