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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.

Screenshots

Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 They're coming out of holes in the floor!
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows Graphics are correct and relying on colors
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows You'll make a lot of these piles of bodies.
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 How bout a little fire, scarecrow?

Alternate Titles

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

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4Players.de Windows Jul 02, 2010 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de Xbox 360 Dec 18, 2009 80 out of 100 80
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
GamingLives Windows Jun 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Dec 16, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Jul 15, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Ironhammers Windows Aug 05, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul, 2010 67 out of 100 67
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Xbox 360 Dec 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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