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Alien Breed 3: Descent





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Alien Breed 3: Descent





Alien Breed™ 3: Descent is the final explosive chapter in the Alien Breed™ series.

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"Alien Breed 3: Descent tops off Team17’s revival fittingly enough. It’s atmospheric, lengthy and ultimately enjoyable though." - IGN.com

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.

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  • 64

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Team 17
Team 17
Indie, Shooter
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum 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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The best of the series


The ending part of Alien Breed is my favourite one. The game becomes better and there is a lot of improvement since the first one was released. Descent has unique levels that even change the point of view from the isometric perspective to a third person shooter classic view. As the game comes to an end it becomes more interesting. Alien Breed should be played as a whole as the game was planned like that, but this third establishment proves that getting the time and feedback to fix some minor problems was a good choice from the developers too. Worth it, but take the full package in a special offer.

Part 3 - Every journey ends one day


Alien Breed: Descent continues the story where Assault left off, at the cliffhanger of the second episode, and it is ready to close the circle and give you the final answers and the conclusion of the storyline. The graphic haven't changed since the first two episodes, but Descent has some new gameplay elements which is refreshing after the first two episodes. But the core gameplay haven't changed, so you'll still gather money, buy ammo, upgade weapons and fight against alien hordes. I felt this episode better than the second episode, Assault, but somehow its still weaker than the first, Impact. The storyline has an interesting ending, but the final fight is a bit disappointing and a bit off comparing to the rest of the game. But if you've played with Impact and Assault, Alien Breed: Descent is a mandatory purchase.

As Assault, a bit too repetitive...


Alien Breed 3 is recommended for those who have already had the opportunity to appreciate the previous chapter, but keep in mind that you will not find anything new in terms of gameplay. A wasted opportunity then? Yes, AB 3: Descent could be a game that concluded the trilogy in an explosive manner but instead proves to be very subdued and not very innovative ... a real shame for fans of a genre that is being lost (the one with the isometric view) in the time of three-dimensional graphics. Recommended only to fans of the series.

Equal to the predecessors


Descent is the last chapter in the Alien Breed series. It's again an isometric action shooter that continues and ends the story of the previous two games. There is again a single player mode with 5 levels, some survival mode maps and some multiplayer co-op missions. The gameplay is always the same and you must again survive hordes of aliens and manage the limited amount of resources you will find during the game. If you loved the first two title of the series you will like also this final chapter

Didn't add much new from number 2.


Let's cut right to the chase: there is virtually no difference b/t Alien Breed I, II, or III. They are the same game with a couple of different weapons thrown in here and there. If this is the first Alien Breed game you've purchased, then you may feel like I did the first time I purchased one of these games: "whoa...$10? totally worth it" and you'd be right. ...but if you've purchased one or more of the prior games, you would have caught onto the fact that Team 17 essentially been sly by splitting what could have been one game into 3 versions and charging $10 each time. And you might have noted that each edition follows just a couple of months shy of the last. The result is that to see the story through to its end, its going to cost you $30. Thus, my score is reflective of expectations of a game that costs $30 rather than a $10 budget title. Sorry Team 17, I've been a fan since the original Alien Breed game on the Amiga, but this is a little crafty...maybe EA will recruit you soon. That said, Alien Breed III is still a fun game, but don't expect anything but a recycled version of what you've already played in the first two. Ups: more save points, more cash (makes purchasing those hard to get upgrades a little easier, but not much) and no annoying game destroying bugs so far. Lingering complaint: Team 17 never fixed a bug that occurs mid-way through Alien Breed II which forces a restart if you don't save before. A number of people e-mailed them - no response. Get on the ball guys!

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