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Alien Shooter (Windows)

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Description

Somewhere in a secluded research facility, something has gone wrong. Suddenly the area is overrun by strange alien creatures. Soldiers have been sent to this place with one mission: Destroy them all.

Alien Shooter is an isometric action game in which the player must shoot his way through swarms of alien creatures and complete mission objectives which invariably involves stopping the spread of the alien creatures.

Choosing from one of two characters, each with slightly different statistics (the male character can carry more ammo and take more hits, while the female shoots more accurately and moves faster), the player can start the 10-mission campaign or see how long they can survive endless waves of aliens in survival mode.

Both modes feature firefights against the aliens using 9 progressively more destructive weapons, from the simple dual pistols to the destructive MAGMA Minigun. Survival is quick and dirty slaughter. In campaign mode, the player will travel through different areas of the base; restoring power, destroying alien entry sites, and picking up cash to buy weapons, ammunition, implants that raise attributes, body armor and various gadgets at the mid-level shop. The aliens are at first simple grunts which have only one tactic which is to rush the player character; however, later on, most are equipped with weaponry and are much more numerous. The game sometimes has hundreds of aliens swarming the character at the same time.

The color of blood can be changed between red and green, as well as locked with a password.

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Alien Shooter Windows Main Menu
Alien Shooter Windows Green blood is somehow less violent than red blood
Alien Shooter Windows Many power-ups, such as health restore can be found about the levels. And those red canisters are explosive too!
Alien Shooter Windows Night Vision goggles help spot aliens in dark levels

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien Shooter: Начало Вторжения" -- Russian Windows spelling
  • "Alien Shooter: The Beginning" -- iOS title

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The Press Says

Game Tunnel Nov 29, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Binary Joy Sep 16, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 18, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Retrogaming History Mar 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Apr 18, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
Imperium Gier Apr 22, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Shooterplanet Jan 24, 2007 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot Nov 21, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Krawall Gaming Network Jan 29, 2004 50 out of 100 50

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WildKard (12146) added Alien Shooter (Windows) on Oct 27, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (126305)