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Alien Breed 2: Assault

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PlayStation 3
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3.1
Windows
63
2.7
Xbox 360
67
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Not to be confused with the original Alien Breed 2, Alien Breed 2: Assault is a sequel to series reboot Alien Breed: Evolution. Though the "Chapter" monikers have now been dropped, Assault is still the second part of the story started in Evolution.

Assault picks up with the story of Chief Engineer Theodore Conrad, and his attempt to escape the alien-infested starship Leopold. Players move with the left stick and aim with the right, though ammo conservation is much more of a concern than in traditional dual-stick shooters. The fundamental gameplay change in the sequel is an upgrade system allowing players to purchase weapon upgrades and inventory items at stations throughout the levels. Escort missions also play a greater role, where the player must protect an A.I. partner while they unlock doors or barriers. A few new weapons (Hyper Blaster and Rocket Launcher), as well as new Breed types also make appearances.

Assault's story takes place over five lengthy levels. Completed levels can also be replayed in solo "Free Mode," with players trying to top their high score. The game also features an online or offline co-op campaign, using redesigned maps and a new story that crosses with the solo campaign. The sequel also features a new "Survival" mode, playable solo or in co-op, where players defend against hordes of charging enemy A.I.

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Alien Breed 2: Assault Windows Survivor mode 3..2...1...
Alien Breed 2: Assault Windows History in story mode
Alien Breed 2: Assault Windows Red canisters can explode
Alien Breed 2: Assault Windows Intex terminal

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The Press Says

4Players.de Windows Oct 04, 2010 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Nov 15, 2010 80 out of 100 80
IGN Windows Oct 06, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 Oct, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Game Rant Windows Sep 26, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
XboxAddict Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 2010 65 out of 100 65
GameZone Windows Nov 05, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Inside Gaming Xbox 360 Sep 30, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamer Limit Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2010 4.5 out of 10 45

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