Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1

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Based on the original Alien Breed, Alien Breed: Evolution attempts to revitalize this top-down shooter series.

Evolution uses a 3D engine and an isometric view to track the player's doomed spaceman as he tries to escape his wounded craft while aliens swarm. While the gameplay of shooting aliens, finding keys, and avoiding hazards remains the same, unlike the original titles, Evolution is a dual-stick shooter. The left stick steers movement, and the right stick controls aim.

The single player campaign for this episode takes place across five levels, with the option for online or offline co-op play. Players must collect six various weapons to defeat the "breed," which break out of the walls and floor, and seek the player out based on light, sound, and smell.

The updated Windows and PlayStation 3 release, dubbed Alien Breed: Impact, is largely identical. It includes a new "Prologue" section, redesigned aliens and a shop where upgrades can be purchased.


Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 Aliens!
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows Graphics are correct and relying on colors
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 Aim with the laser and right stick, shoot with the trigger.
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 Your ship has collided with something in space. Shouldn't be a problem, right?

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien Breed: Impact" -- Windows title

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Critic Reviews Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2010 4 out of 5 80 Xbox 360 Dec 18, 2009 80 out of 100 80 PlayStation 3 Sep 07, 2010 80 out of 100 80 Xbox 360 Jan 05, 2010 78 out of 100 78
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun 25, 2010 72 out of 100 72
Ironhammers Windows Aug 05, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamingLives Windows Jun 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Windows Jul 15, 2010 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul, 2010 67 out of 100 67


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