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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 They're coming out of holes in the floor!
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 Controlling our hero as he makes his escape.
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows You'll make a lot of these piles of bodies.
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Xbox 360 Hold down A to interact with certain objects.

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien Breed: Impact" -- Windows title

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The Press Says Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2010 4 out of 5 80
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 01, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun 25, 2010 72 out of 100 72 (UK) Windows Jul 15, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GamingLives Windows Jun 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70 Windows Jul 22, 2010 70 out of 100 70
Ironhammers Windows Aug 05, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer Windows Aug 07, 2010 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul 13, 2010 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Xbox 360 Dec 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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