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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 Shop
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows Use system console
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows Main hero has big troubles
Alien Breed: Evolution - Episode 1 Windows Graphics are correct and relying on colors

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews Jul 02, 2010 81 out of 100 81
Absolute Games ( Jun 22, 2010 72 out of 100 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun 25, 2010 72 out of 100 72 Jul 22, 2010 70 out of 100 70 (UK) Jul 15, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Ironhammers Aug 05, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamingLives Jun 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
PC Gamer Aug 07, 2010 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 2010 67 out of 100 67
GameStar (Germany) Jul 13, 2010 65 out of 100 65


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