Alien Breed: Impact
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"explosive action and a challenging co-op mode." - PCGamer
Alien Breed™ Impact is an explosive science fiction arcade-shooter that resurrects a much revered franchise with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons, highly detailed and rich environments; all implemented with superb technology in a state-of-the-art gaming experience. In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign mode, the game also offers a relentless, action-packed, online two-player co-operative battle mode.
Alien Breed is back! - An action-packed mix of arcade-shooter, survival-horror and tactical weapons upgrades and customisation.
Epic single-player story mode - The single-player campaign mode that follows the narrative of the game through five huge and challenging 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 specifically customised maps.
Additional Steam online features - Quick Match, Create Game, Friends Lists, Voice Chat, Leader-boards and Co-operative Achievements.
NEW – Upgrades shop - Search fallen comrades and lockers to accumulate cash, and then tactically spend it on weapons/kit upgrades in the shop.
NEW - Enemies - Re-imagined and improved Alien Breed enemies.
Part 1 - Every journey has a beginningGuardian412 | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Alien Breed: Impact is the first episodes of the new Alien Breed trilogy which is the 21st century remake of the oldie, well known franchise of the same name. While the game is capable to grab the player from the beginning, its fast paced and has a story to tell, it has its faults which is coming out in the gameplay itself. The controls are responsive, but if you ever played with Shadowgrounds, you would wish a similar controls instead of the one you have here, namely the camera and character control. Unlike in Shadowgrounds where you was able to attach the camera rotation to the character, here you have to rotate the camera independent from the character, which is a bit flustrating at few places, especially at one place where you have to escape from an enemy and the camera controls is very annoying. The storyline is offering a mystery as your starship, the cruiser Leopold is crashing into a larger unknown craft. Right after that hell spreads all over your ship as aliens starts to decimate the surviving members of your crew. You, Chief Engineer Conrad have to find out what this space ship of alien origin is, while you also have to ensure the safety of the Leopold. As Alien Breed is an episodic release, you'll get all your answers in the second and third episodes, but unfortunately as you step onboard the alien ship in the first episode, Impact, some of the textures of the alien ship is spoiling some twists from the later episodes. The game itself is a simple fastpaced shooter, with five huge levels to discover and the episode ends with a cliffhanger (Each episodes have 5 levels, so the whole game is 15 levels long.). In the game you may gather credits to buy ammo and upgrade weapons, even sentry guns, while you have to repair critical elements of your space ship and fight your way through dozens of waves of alien hordes. The atmosphere is good, the environment is detailed and beautiful for this game, but the game can be a bit repetative at times. It's a decent shooter, which is not great, but its still a good experience in the very rare sci-fi, top-down isometric survivor shooter genre. But if you loved the original series or if you ever loved Shadowgrounds, give a try for Alien Breed: Impact.
Alien Breed: Impact - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 8, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
This title is a "modern interpretation" of a classic from the past, do not expect some kind of novelty. The gameplay is really simple: Conrad, helped by radio communications - that we will see on the screen in the form of post-, will go far and wide for each of the 5 layers that make up the game. Each level corresponds to a different area of the ship. We start the exploration by going to a point A, and then find a point B, and then get to a point C. The alien monsters are of different types: there are those little ones, more 'annoying than dangerous, who kill with a single gunshot, "standard" ones, that look like cockroaches, and the much more' stronger, because they are more 'fast and why they are also able to "shoot" some clothes (gas, spores, etc. ..). The weapons can be collected around the ship, or to be purchased in the shop that are also save points. Graphically, the setting is changed from the original 90s: top view, yes, but in isometric style.
Good but not impressiveStezizi | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all Stezizi's reviews »
Alien Breed: Impact is a remake of a remake, but still manages to be a video game with a good personality. The gameplay is simple but fast-paced and if you like old-style shooter with a ton of weapons and enemies you will not be disappointed. The main campaign is somewhat repetitive and has little flashes of originality, but given the limited duration of the game (one of the major flaws) you'll enjoy anyway, especially in the company of a friend. The game is very cheap and no doubt it's worth it all. Recommended if you like shooters!
Good but very short action shooterpanz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Alien Breed Impact is an isometric action shooter. The single player campaign is not really long, there are only 5 levels, but it's always fun. The level of difficult is not low: in each level you must resist to hordes of aliens and the resources you have and you can find to survive are very limited, so you must manage them in the best way. There is also a multiplayer mode with some co-op missions, but the game remains very short and you will fin ish it in 4-5 hours.
Alien Breed - act 1FreeMan85 | July 13, 2012 | See all FreeMan85's reviews »
Alien Breed: Impact is the first part of the newly created Alien Breed trilogy, developed by the original game developers Team17. AB is a classic type top-down view survival sci-fi horror game. A mix of Space Siege and Dead Space. You can save only the shops and buy new weapons, ammo and other stuffs. The game is extremley difficult, especially if you play on Elite difficulty. The alien hordes are tear you apart and they can come from any direction! The graphics is stunning, using the state of the art Unreal3 the game shines. Nice particle effect, detailed environments and lots of explosions and other visual effects. You really feel you're on the damaged spaceship. And you're always running from one console to another. Because nothing works. The mission start to reach the elevator, but you will find out the elevator doesn't working, need power, but you can get power because the generator room is on fire, but the fire extinguisher system doesn't work, etc. Something like that about the gameplay. Keep you always on the edge! The co-op section of the game is tells a different story. Sadly is dead, but if you manage to find a friend you can play it anytime. And it's harder then the campaign!
If you a fan of the original Alien Breed or simply like the top down view games and sci-fi horror/survival type of games you muat try Alien Breed. A really challenging and a bit scary game.