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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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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.6 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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39 of 54 people (72%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Personal Rating: "Grab it during a massively discounted sale"
Traditional Rating: 3/10
Paltform: PC
Genre: Isometric Shooter

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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
it is the exact same game as alien breed 2, but slightly grittier & a larger focus on lore
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
So, damn, repetitive.
So, boring.
So glad to finish this garbage.
I like the story but damn that sucked.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Game is an endless series of "Fetch and Run" quests

Here's everything you need to know about this game:

OMG, there's a fire! Quick run back half way across the ship to activate fire suppression (shoot 3 aliens)! OH NO, the panel isn't powered, find the generator and fire it up (shoot 5 aliens, 2 of them really big)! Fire out? Good, lets go all the way back to that first door and find out why we need to backtrack again (Shoot 2 aliens, assorted sizes).

Rinse and repeat!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
80% less explosions and the game would be okay
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
The controls for this game were so clunky, I found it unplayable. I deleted it after 10-20 minutes. Don't really recommend.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Good fun top down Sci-Fi Action game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Great game, highly recommended!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Get the trilogy!!! Again more of the same Alien Breed action.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Terrible game, uninstall.

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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.3 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.

I will note that the third episode is easily the most difficult of the three, so if you're looking for a challenge, this one is probably the one to look at.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Alien Breed comes in "3 Episodes" and if you like games like the Free2Play game Alien Swarm then you should try all three Episodes of Alien Breed. That would Be:

Alien Breed: Impact
Alien Breed: Assault
Alien Breed: Descent

Can recommend. Only flaw i found was the Co-op part of the game, its a stand alone four diffrent missions that you can play, and not the main campaign played in Co-op (Sadly). Later games even have survival mode.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2012
I think these games have actually gotten worse over the course of the series. To start with, this is Alien Breed 3. THREE. It's the THIRD game in the series, yet it uses the exact same engine as the first, as well as the exact same textures, exact same enemies (with a few additions), exact same guns (with 1 addition), exact same sounds, exact same level design, exact same atmosphere, exact same controls and gameplay mechanics, and exact same fetch quests. While the first one was mediocre, it's inexcusable that they didn't attempt to make ANY minor improvements by the third freakin' game.

The entirety of this game is fetch quests. Run here, activate door terminal, but oops power is out, run to power terminal, but oops there's flooding, run to flood control terminal, but oops it's blocked by fire, run to fire terminal, but oops it's blocked by debris. Run and find demolition charges, run back and blow up debris, run back and activate fire terminal, run back and activate flood control terminal, run back and activate power terminal, and finally run back and activate door terminal, all while fighting off tiny clusters of ridiculously weak enemies who serve only to nip at your heels while you try to complete objectives.

It is utterly ridiculous, entirely tedious, and completely predictable. Monsters pop out of the floor when you activate a terminal, search a container, or pick up an item (all which require you hold down a button for several seconds), but generally just one or two enemies appear at a time, which does not do anything other than require you to stop searching, kill them, and start searching again. Often multiple times.

Monsters are insanely weak, and do not pose anything remotely resembling a challenge. You can complete literally the entire game other than boss fights with the ultra-accurate pistol, which naturally has unlimited ammo. The only time that there is even a hint of a challenge is when the game throws 30 enemies at you at a time from 3 different directions, but even then, it's not challenging so much as annoying. There is literally not a single enemy in the game that you can't kill with the pistol before they get to you, and that is just sad. Is the whole point of the enemies to make it take longer to get to the next boss battle or something?

Speaking of boss battles (and slight spoiler here), you are required to "kill" the alien queen 7 times. SEVEN. Kill her once, then cutscene, then kill her again, then she escapes. Then on a later level, kill her once, then cutscene, then regular gameplay, then she returns so kill her again, then cutscene, then more regular gameplay, then she returns AGAIN so kill her again, then cutscene. Then on a LATER level, kill her, then cutscene, then kill her AGAIN, and she finally stays dead. If I hadn't been so annoyed, I would have laughed at the ridiculousness. Oh don't worry though, she's never a challenge. Ever.

Voice acting is cheesy as ever, which isn't a big deal, but the stupid disembodied cackling from the main antagonist gets INSANELY annoying, and goes on the entire game.

To be fair, I did actually manage to make it through this game (unlike the first 2), but that's only because I thought I should beat at least one in the trilogy. Now I wish I had powered through the first one, and never touched 2 or 3. I REALLY wish I'd never bought them in the first place, but whatever.

I do not recommend these to anyone. While I understand others may not hate this game as much as I do, the fact is that there are thousands of better games out there far more deserving of your time and money. Some of those better games (ahemALIENSWARMahem) don't even require money.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2012
Alien Breed 3: Descent is the last game of it's trilogy. The Game mechanics are all the same so you can read up using the Alien Breed 1 recommendation. The conclusion to the series is actually quite suprising since the ending isn't as it seems to be. For the most part there are a few changes just like Alien Breed 2. Dropped 2 weapons for 2 new weapons, 3 boss fights there are a bit more trickier than the usual shoot til dead, and a better cinematic experience.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
This one was slightly different from the first two. Of course it's the same follow waypoint to waypoint, oh this broke doing this, fix it then back to doin that mindless ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. They did try to change things up this round though, being the last installment. It is a bit shorter than the other two, and they switch up 2 weapons every game (game 2 was my fav with the minigun :D ). They did somehow make this game E VEN EASIER by doing a few different things. Not a bad little story, and even though it's completely predictable the entire way through, and it makes you hate not letting you just finish it by taking an extra 10 minutes to do a run around route haha .... but, alright, wouldn't reccomend though.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I’d be lying if I said that this review would be as negative as the other two games. Now, I may be suffering from Stockholm syndrome from continuously playing all three games in a row, but I find this game more enjoyable than the other two. I may actually even have to recommend it ;__;

The opening did not give us much to go off on—a monotonous comic strip will NOT capture the audience’s attention, especially when you’re trying to explain what has happened from Alien Breed 2. That’s my only real issue with the beginning. It seems that Team 17 did try to make a difference with their game. They did stick to the run-to-here-and-back game mechanic through the entirety of the game, but they threw in many more dynamic scenes and gameplay experience as far as ways in which you shoot aliens. Now that they’re raising Klein as your main antagonist, I find it a lot more enjoyable, especially when listening to his stereotypical German accent. <3

Very ‘OK’ boss battles. I actually kind of enjoyed fighting the aliens, especially in the water scenes (which I can also appreciate). They also brought in a new type of alien that while I like, I also dislike. I feel that the Electro-shocker is a bit overpowered, and would have worked better if it could not actively fight on land, since that was what I assumed from the first few that I had encountered. It would have made more sense, because the game shows that electricity will hurt you if it’s spread above water.

And ooooh my god, the comic scene for the last chapter is so lovely. SO LOVELY. It’s just so sick and cruel and yet I can’t help but love Klein even more for being such an evil lunatic. I just LOVE it, even though I know I wouldn’t really enjoy his company in real life. I did not enjoy the ending.

Team 17 made this trilogy with the interests of making money only, after seeing interest in their Worms series starting to dwindle. They made and released all three of these games in the same year. A LOT of content was reused in the first two games, but I also see a lot more introduced into this final game. I’m not sure what got them to put in more effort into this last one, but I can say that it is OK. Not BAD, per say, but OK.

I’m not sure why this game got as much bad rep as the other two games, but I’d still say get this game when it’s discounted at least 75%, but if you were going to pick any of the three, play this one first.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2012
The third and conclusive part. The final of a trilogy, based on the universe of Aliens.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2013
Good game 6/10
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