|a game by||Sigma Team|
|Platforms:||PS Vita, PC, Playstation 4|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 1 review, 2 reviews are shown|
|User Rating:||6.8/10 - 8 votes|
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With a name like Alien Shooter, you know exactly what you are getting here. This was originally released in 2003 and it has built up a bit of a cult following. Yes, the game is very repetitive, yes, the game shows its age. However, there is something that keeps me coming back and I am not 100 percent sure what that is!
Who Left The Portal On???
The “story” of the game is not exactly in-depth. To be fair this is a game that is not about the story it is just all about the killing, but if you want to know what Alien Shooter has you doing all this killing for, here you go. The game is set in a secret facility where these teleport machines have resulted in the place being overrun with deadly aliens and you need to kill them all!
The visuals of the game are pretty rough if I am being honest. There is not a ton of alien designs and the whole game has a bit of a repetitive look to it. To be fair though, this is the kind of game where if you take a moment to look at your surroundings you will probably be dead!
The Only Good Alien Is A Dead Alien!
Each stage of the game plays out exactly the same. Your goal in Alien Shooter is to kill all of the aliens and then move onto the next level. These aliens are relentless and will just keep coming at you so the game always has you on edge. You have various weapons that you can use such as a handgun, shotgun, and even a flamethrower and that is the best variety that the game throws your way.
There is something so very satisfying about this game. It is the kind of game where you just switch your brain off and have fun for 30 minutes or so. At the end of each level, you can use anything you have earned in the game to purchase new weapons before moving onto the next stage.
Aliens On Ice
The game is played from an overhead isometric point of view and I am fine with this. However, when you move no matter if you are using the mouse or the WASD keys, you have a kind of “slippery” feel to all of your movements that can take a short while for you to get used to. Really, I think if they had made this a twin-stick shooter like Smash TV it would have been even better.
I can see why Alien Shooter has a cult following online. This is a game that is very and I mean very rough around the edges. However, if you can look past that you will have a fun time with this. It is the kind of game I can fire up and blow off some steam with for 20 minutes or so before moving onto something else and that I think is what I like best about it.
- The game is fast and frantic
- There is a decent number of weapons to use
- The aliens do not hold back!
- It is a great game to play if you want to blow off some steam
- You do not really have to think when you play
- The game is very repetitive in pretty much every way
- The controls are very slippery
Download Alien Shooter
Enemies with trillions of polygons are all very nice, but sometimes you just want trillions of enemies coming at you instead - and of course, a high velocity chaingun with which to mow them all down. Step forward Alien Shooter, which in the absence of any empirical studies, I'm happy to stake has a higher body count than all the Dooms, Dukes and Gauntlets put together.
It's also a bloody good game with an arsenal of weapons any FPS would be proud of. Dual pistols, the obligatory shotgun, a flamethrower and a rocket launcher are available for purchase between each level as you fight to keep the unending waves of aliens at bay.
You may think the game looks a bit old-hat, but I can assure you the gameplay is anything but. Sadly, what the game does lack is a multiplayer mode - but for this price, Alien Shooter is excellent value even without it.