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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 Windows A dark hall
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 Title screen.
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows You'll make a lot of these piles of bodies.
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows Main hero has big troubles

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien Breed: Impact" -- PS3 / Windows title

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Critic Reviews Windows Jul 02, 2010 81 out of 100 81
RealGamer PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2010 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Sep 07, 2010 80 out of 100 80
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Absolute Games ( Windows Jun 22, 2010 72 out of 100 72
Ironhammers Windows Aug 05, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 (UK) Windows Jul 15, 2010 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Xbox 360 Dec 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul, 2010 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Xbox 360 Dec 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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