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.
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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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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
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7.7 hrs
Posted: September 8
DISCLAIMER: This is a full review, and NOT a first impressions review like all my other reviews, if you want a better full review, then please read better reviews then mine

PLEASE NOTE: I recommended this game with some exceptions, overall if the game did not live up to just a tiny expectation, I would not have recommended it at all, so please read the review carefully if you are thinking of buying/playing this game

Alien Breed 3: Descent is the third and final game in the Alien Breed trilogy developed by Team 17 Digital and is a remake of a very old Amiga game by the same developer. However, Alien Breed 3: Descent and possibly all the Alien Breed trilogy games suffer with some bad choices which ruin the game completely

You travel between waypoints, press a button or something for a few seconds and then go somewhere else and do almost the same exact same thing. The whole time aliens are trying to kill you and you do this for five levels and then there is a boss fight and then game is over

While Alien Breed 3: Descent lasts between five to six hours and I must admit I don't even know if I was truly interested in a full hour of the gameplay in total. The multiplayer is completely dead, but if you're not playing with someone I'm not sure if there's much reason to even play this game. The game is just doesn't do anything interesting after a level

The levels are mostly start to go to point A, get blocked by something, side track to open a door, then go back, then get blocked again and sidetrack again, then come back. It's extremely repetitive, but it's mostly just wave after wave of the same enemies

Alien Breed 3: Descent is a mixed bag and I highly recommend to watch some gameplay videos, download a demo or (although I do not fully endorse it) pirate it and try it out before buying it...

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Dominant Chris
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
All that backtracking through 3 games for a cloudy pi$$ ending, a junkie could have thought up if he was high off cocaine cigarette's?
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3.5 hrs
Posted: August 14
The Alien Breed 3: Descent gave me a lot of fun and I really enjoyed playing it

+Klein talking to you when you are slaughtering aliens
+Aliens are great
+Camera ofcourse
+Weapons - I loved Link Gun and Project X
+Story of this part wasn't great, but it was the best out of whole trillogy

-Ending didn't satisfied me but it's just my opninion

I recommend this game
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0.2 hrs
Posted: July 31

Works well with a pad.
But I would rather be playing Alien Shooter
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All Might
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 30

It seems this game is not at all friendly towards players with AMD GPU's. I had trouble launching the game and read the discussions and realised that all the people complaining were AMD users. The game uses PhysX, which is a Nvidia product and that is what is causing all the trouble.

If you plan on buying this game, pray that you are lucky and that it works on your PC. Otherwise you are in for a hell of a lot of bug fixing to get this game working. I was busy for 3 hours try to fix it and I still couldn't get it running and gave up on it. That is why I am giving it a thumbs down.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: July 24
very repetitive missions, a lot will have you backtracking to open doors and activating power sources. The aliens are same old through the missions and there is little diversity between the sifferent types. 4/10 is my score..

Buy on a massive discount
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0.2 hrs
Posted: July 15
Yeah, I've played less of this than probably any of the three games.

See my review of the first game. All of them are the same.

This is an average as hell top down shooter. It's extremely average in every way. You could also call it "follow the waypoints" simulator.

I also just noticed, all these games released the same year...

They pumped out all three of these games as soon as they could.

Steer clear.
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Evil Dave
14.0 hrs
Posted: July 5
Well, I am really disapointed with the third part.
1 & 2 were more focused on surival, loot and story
But this one looks like a shooter. "Call of Aliens". Seriously -_-
To much enemies. Really stressing ufff

I dont recommend this one. Sorry
Loved many the first two parts

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Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
This is one of those arcade games that eats all your quarters. Except there are no quarters or options to continue when you lose. No co-op campaign either just "Assault mode".

0/10 would not try to stick spare change in DVD drive again
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2015
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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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
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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51 of 91 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
First of all, I end up recommending this/these game/games but my overall score regarding this trilogy is barely 6/10 and I'd like to share my view about this.

Alien Breed: Impact - The graphic looks neat despite the age, the controls are a little clunky and the explosions shockwave, more than being realistic, just give you nausea after some time. I swear, the camera shakes all the time non-stop. Still, the levels are smart-structured and the weapons/weapons effects are very cool. The story begins to unfold here and it's quite interesting, so when the game ends, you fnd yourself wanting more because you really want to know what's next.

Alien Breed: Assault - By far the worst of the three chapters imho, the levels are just huge for nothing, you always end up running in small hallways or from a room to another, in quick sequence. The secrets/logs aren't really that secret so the exploration part of the game is also limited compared to the previous chapter.
Talking about difficulty and all, there's no reason not to play on Elite from the start, all you need to do is always have an automatic door between you and the enemies, since they will just stand there for a few seconds getting hit to death... or you can simply run past them. This is a huge problem shared in all the Alien Breed games, but in this chapter it's more of an issue because despite the levels being huge, you always end up running through small places (making your life easier or miserable depending of the situation).
Story-wise you won't be that much satisfied but I guess they wanted to leave the better stuff for the final chapter.

Alien Breed: Descend - Imho the best of three, even with all the flaws of the previous chapters, it has some increased pace that in gauntlet-games like these is a must-have.
The weapons at your disposal are better than the second chapter and more similar to the first. For the first time here, even tho the logs are still very easy to find, the secrets are not, you may have an easy time with one or two, but you're gonna experience hell to find a couple, and not always you can spend your time looking for them (there are a lot of events with a timer on, so no easy backtracking). The story kicks in to his final stages and before you realize you're on the last mission the games ends with a brutal end-game fight.

Now, talking about stuff shared between the three games, I have to say I really hated the camera and overall the stiff controls, they could've done a better job, sometimes you're forced to proceed with a fixed camera and it's really annoying.
The story isn't that original but it's cool enough, it only lacks a couple of secondary characters, since you're always on your own or talking to MIA (the AI android) more or less.

The biggest blackdot in these games is the lack of Local Co-Op, it'd have been that much better with this option... also, if you're an achievement-hunter, you're gonna experience hell to do the last achievements in multiplayer, problem being there are not enough players online (or none at all) still playing this trilogy, so you will probably need to find someone on the forums and ask for help.

As I said previously, overall my vote is 6/10, I recommend you to buy the trilogy on a super special discount or in a bundle (better) like a I did, since imho they're not worthy the full price (or even half the price tbh).
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
probably the best game in the series (sligtly) but also the shortest. more of the same alien breed style game. buy it if you already played the other two
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26 of 48 people (54%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
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: The biggest massive problem, 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.
2: CONSTANT screen shaking from explosions. It caused me to have to play each game from start to finish with a non-stop bad headache.
3: 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.
4: There are very few types of enemies. I think 5 or less. And even those 5 all feel the same.
5: 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. The game offers no variety at all, especially since all 3 games are mirror images of each other.
6: 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 are completely identical.
7: All 3 games are very short, about 4 hours each.
8: 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. Their forum pin says it could be a file validation to fix it, but who cares when the games have the other bad problems I pointed out. And YES I understand it is a problem on my end. But no other games crash so it is a problem on my end caused by something to do exclusively with this game in particular and none of the other 150+ games I have installed.

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 loud. 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 in some areas like graphics and control is 8/10, everything else 5/10. Overall, 5/10. Badly missed opportunity for a all-time favorite cult classic. Whoever made this is jarringly inept.
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11 of 19 people (58%) 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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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
50.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
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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