The year is 2192AD. 40 years ago, the Stellar-class All-purpose Administrative Computer ALLTYNEX suddenly attempted to enact genocide upon mankind. Commandeering armies of unmanned weapons, ALLTYNEX enacted a massacre so terrible that within only 72 hours of the start of the incident, approximately 85% of the world's population had...
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Release Date: Dec 11, 2014

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The year is 2192AD. 40 years ago, the Stellar-class All-purpose Administrative Computer ALLTYNEX suddenly attempted to enact genocide upon mankind. Commandeering armies of unmanned weapons, ALLTYNEX enacted a massacre so terrible that within only 72 hours of the start of the incident, approximately 85% of the world's population had perished.

A small number of people narrowly managed to escape beyond the solar system, but their population steadily declined in the face of brutally harsh living conditions. Now, gambling everything, the remaining survivors rally to begin their first and final attempt to reclaim the Earth. Fight your way through the drone armies and Guardian Soldiers to end the Era of A.I. Dominance!

  • 5 stages of carefully crafted 2.5D vertical scrolling shooting action!
  • Powerful Blade melee mechanic: get up close and personal for maximum destruction!
  • Target enemies from afar with Homing Lasers or lance through enemies and bullets alike with the powerful Buster Rifle!
  • Advanced combo system: smart play and switching between melee and fighter modes is rewarded!
  • Tutorial, Practice and Replay (featuring normal and cinematic views) modes!

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium4 1.4GHz or better
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8.1 or above and Direct3D with 64MB or more of VRAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible Sound Card
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
The best Siter Skain game by a mile. Very balanced difficulty and mechanics while having much tighter pacing and level design. Stages tended to drag on in Kamui and RefleX but you never get that feeling here. Scoring system feels very natural and the sword attack (reminiscent of Radiant Silvergun) + special weapons are incredibly satisfying to use. The fully 3D graphics are understated but the game features excellent art direction and impressive effects in certain places. Music is an unabashed tribute to the iconic rocking themes of Hyakutaro Tsukumo from Technosoft fame. Highly recommended to anyone, not just genre fans. (I recommend disabling the shot + sword for special attack command, and the annoying pause when killing enemies with the sword that is enabled by default.)
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
Heck Yea! This is an awesome 2.5D shooter with a kicka$$ soundtrack that really gets you into the action.
The graphics do seem a little dated, but what this game offers in gameplay and fun factor will be more than enough to keep you playing and enjoying it. :)

Just like in similar shooters, you get your bullet spread and homing lasers but this time you have a freakin' awesome laser cannon that locks onto foes from all angles so you can knock them senseless if they try to be slick and sneak up behind you. :P But I have to say that the laser blade is what does it for me. :D It locks and attacks close range foes at all angles just like the laser cannon and its capable of slicing through most enemy fire. Its almost like a shield and weapon all in one. But it's strong point is when fighting tough foes and bosses and moving in with the laser blade and pounding them down to size! It's awesome!!! xD

This game plays smooth, looks great and is a lot of fun but don't be fooled. This game is not easy! You will find a very good challenge here even on Normal difficulty. Swarms of foes and enemy fire from all angles and crazy camera movements will sometimes make you dizzy trying to catch up to what is happening. LOL. xD

If you are a fan of shooter games, you should definitely try this one. You won't be disappointed. ^ ^
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
There’s a running duality to all of Siter’s games. KAMUI asks you to dance between twin layers while RefleX has you constantly switch between offense and defence to reflect projectiles back at your enemy. ALLTYNEX’s catch is figuring out whether you’re going to play safe and shoot down things from the edge of the screen or charge in swinging. Be brave, be good or be lucky and boss fights can last seconds as you position yourself in a manufactured safe-spot right in front of their face and hack away. There’s something so satisfying about watching an enemy fighter craft quadruple in size by firing robotic tentacles that latch massive frigates to its sides only to then get effortlessly slashed into scrap regardless. In finding yourself trapped in a corner and realising you can just slice the smaller bullets out of the air and squeeze through the projectile wall unscathed.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
The shot system is what makes this game feel unique. Fun gameplay with a beautiful soundtrack like in any other good shmup.

Always bet on Siter Skain.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
Siter Skain made another ALLTYNEX game.

And it was very good.

I always worry when I see a beloved 2-D game jump to three dimensions. After some time learning Second, this is still every bit an ALLTYNEX shoot-em-up. My one wish would've been more original boss archetypes; most of these are reused from KAMUI and RefleX. However, because it's a visual jump, I'll forgive it that. The devs probably wanted to make the game play well first. And with that, they surely succeeded.

10/10 Would shmup again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This is a fast paced arcade bullet hell shooter that I have been missing for some time now. Certainly a classic feel, but with the addition of blades on your ship to slice at enemies as you shoot makes it innovative as well. If challenging and arcade style gameplay is what you are looking for play this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
It is not easy to find modern shoot em ups that keep the quality and enjoyability that had those of the 16-bit era. I have played to many shoot em ups since then and I have found only a few worth playing. Of course Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga, Gradius V and Gaiden and so on. Alltynex second is clearly worthplaying. It has good graphics, good music and smart gameplay that includes a silvergun-style sword.

As hapens with Ikaruga, it is a bit too short, but I strongly recommend it. By the way, I am enjoying very much Reflex, so I should say that the tales of alltynex package is a good choice.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2015
A short and free modern sidescroller with good graphics, fast-paced gameplay, and challenging but beatable gameplay.

+The entire game is about 20 minutes long, but there's a tremendous amount of replay value in trying for high score achievements.
+The difficulty progression is just right, with the easy first 5 minutes scaling up to a very high difficulty for the last few bosses.
+The blend of melee and range is excellent: it's really necessary to integrate both to do well.

-The only flawis that it's difficult to aim the auto-targetting melee in some fights. The advanced craft's aiming functionality should have been combined into the basic craft to allow optional rotation.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
Vertical and horizontal scrolling shoot' em up !

If you ever played raptor in old times or you played KAMUI then you will like this.

Graphics :7/10

Nice ones with 3D graphics, although some models of spaceships are a bit cubic pixelated.

Gameplay: 9/10

One of the best characteristics of this game is the gameplay. A lot of spaceships in the screen to battle in a fast vertical and horizontal scrolling game.
Missiles to lock on and kiss the targets, blade mode to cut off the big momas cookies spaceships ready to leave the oven ^^

Music/sounds: 8/10

Nice music to follow the game. Better than the TADA sound of Windows ;)

Final Score: 8

Better leave with my spaceship if I want to escape from the Void !
Turn on the engines, Zeratul >:(
Departure on the way
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
SITER SKAIN continues to impress me. They've been making some awesome shoot-em-up games, and this is no exception. Utilizing two different weapon systems (your standard bullet spray and a blade system used to destroy enemy bullets and mid-sized enemies with ease), two different special attacks, a unique scoring system, decent graphics and a nice soundtrack make this one of the best, if not THE best shmup you can find on Steam. SITER SKAIN makes some awesome shmups, and I hope they continue making them.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 8
Good bullet hell type of game
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 10
It's ok, I hate the soundtrack, and the camera is confusing. It can be played if you get used to it.
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All Might
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 31
A very good Bullet-Hell game that is action-packed and keeps you on your toes every second while playing the game. :)
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32.7 hrs
Posted: July 20
This is my favorite game from the Tales of ALLTYNEX series. It's so fun going up to large enemies and destroying them with the ship's swords. One of my favorite moments is near the end of the game, where a sattelite is trying to blast the ship with a giant space laser. That's epic. The soundtrack is pretty good too. However, I do have a problem with how the game handles moments where the camera angle changes. The playing area won't change to accomadate the different camera angles, and this can screw the player over in certain sections (such as the stage 3 boss's final phase) because it's not clear where the boundary is. This can lead to the player bumping into an invisible wall while trying to dodge bullets, causing them to get killed. Another issue I have with the game is that sometimes enemies will materialize out of thin air. The game's still fun though, I just think that the issues that I listed should be fixed so the game looks more professional.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 22
Standard arcade-style bullet-heck aero-shooter.
Has some potentilly nifty stuff going on with the 3 weapons.

Not much going for it other than that - story is straight out of the 80s.

Solid mechanics - I know they must be solid, because I suck at bullet-heck games, and sure enough, I suck at this game.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: May 24
ALLTYNEX Second is tough as nails shmup in the same series as RefleX and Kamui. If you ever played raystorm on the PSX you probably know vaguely what to expect. This game is very unforgiving and features a mix of shooting and melee with your craft. Much like the others it's an extremely difficult, well crafted shmup that will give you hours of challenge. If you're a fan of the genre I recommend it wholeheartedly. If not, you should probably pass.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: May 5
Quite possibly the finest shmup ever made. And with gems like Ikaruga, Dodonpachi, Batsugun and Radiant Silvergun around, that's a tall order.

This game gives the shmup formula a kick in the balls in the form of extremely polished action visual and gameplay feedback, with the music to match and a badass laser sword with which you can cut bullets or combo enemies into pieces. All with a healthy serving of anime flair, of course.

Trust me, your jaw will be dropping in regular intervals during the course of the average playthrough.
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One Man and his Droid
0.3 hrs
Posted: February 11
... fantastic vertical shmup - old-school-style... responsive, graphics aren't so busy as you can't see what's going on (although it gets there!) and it's tough as nails... nice weapons dynamic... fluid controls... now aim for those high-scores!!
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3.4 hrs
Posted: February 6
I rate ALLTYNEX Second (I can't figure out the name of this game either), 3.5, It's okay if you like this sort of thing.

This is a fairly exciting bullet hell space action late 1980s styled arcade game which will seem familiar to anyone whos played Crimson Clover or Raiden III. The weapons systems on your spacecraft take a little getting used to but other than that there is nearly no learning curve to this game. However, this game is extremely difficult and can be frustrating at times (like other games in its series). This game runs adequately although I suffered one computer freeze from this game when turning it off. It's fairly creative and frenetic and exciting but if played more than just casually it can get repetitive and frustrating. Best to get this one on a special Steam sale if you get it.
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