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Aliens: Infestation

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Overall 9
8.5

Aliens: Infestation

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Videogames owe a lot to Aliens . The movie classic gave us the archetypal space marine, then pitted them against a nest full of drooling Xenomorphs, the titular Aliens that have served as a blueprint for so many videogame enemies. It seems poetic, then, that Aliens has finally reclaimed the gameplay it inspired.
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Overall 7
7.0

Aliens: Infestation review

GamesRadar
23 June 2012
  • Excerpt: For some of us, mapping our way through lonely 2D corridors and slowly accumulating the firepower to put a hole in the moon is the cream cheese to our bagel. It’s a decades-old obsession begun by Metroid and later championed by Castlevania; lately jettisoned to handheld consoles like the GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS. Without getting too deep into it, if you’re going to ape a certain genus of game design, you could do a lot worse than the Metroidvania style.
  • Pros: Sprite animation is crisp and attractive, Weapons are varied and fun, if too few, Locations from the movies look great
  • Cons: Repetitive level design, Characters are completely interchangeable, Stiff, awkward controls make the early game annoying
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
9 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Alienvania! In space, no one can hear you scream. Up and coming game company Wayforward and Gearbox have created a game where that is a lie. People will hear you scream like a girl. If you are a girl gamer then you will scream like a smaller version of yourself. This game is almost as creepy as the Alien movie franchise.
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Overall 8
8.0

Aliens: Infestation Review

ztgd.com
18 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The Aliens license has seen its ups and downs in the video game world. Sega and developer WayForward are hoping to be on the brighter side of that spectrum with their latest effort for the...
  • Pros: + Lots of playable characters, + Metroidvania style fits the game, + Creepy atmosphere, + Solid controls
  • Cons: Constantly respawning enemies, No diversity in play style of characters
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Overall 8
8.0

Aliens: Infestation Review

GameSpot
17 November 2011
  • Summary: Aliens: Infestation is an unforgiving and exciting retro romp.
  • Pros: Challenging combat, Great level design makes exploring fun, Chilling Alien atmosphere, Classic movie references will delight fans
  • Cons: Very short, Frustrating lack of checkpoints
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Overall 8
8.0

Aliens: Infestation (DS) Review

Vooks
24 October 2011
  • Excerpt: While the 3DS has struggled to garner the same level of enthusiasm that was felt during the launch of the DS, it is slowly gathering momentum, with more and more developers turning their attention to Nintendo’s newest portable console. Because of this, the little beauty that is the DS is on its last legs so to speak.
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Overall 7
7.0

Aliens: Infestation

Nintendo World Report
24 October 2011
  • Summary: With Metroid as its inspiration, Infestation has a lot to live up to.
  • Pros: Exploring the Sulaco is fun, Finding marines and weapon upgrades is rewarding, Great weapon variety
  • Cons: Lacks enemy and area variety, No replay value to speak of, The combat gets repetitive
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Overall 8
8.0

Aliens: Infestation Review

G4
20 October 2011
  • Summary: Aliens: Infestation delivers an excellent take on the universe created in the films, and it should appeal to fans of classic video games of the sort that were coming out at around the same time as the movie.
  • Pros: Excellent use of the Alien license, Permanent death and the environment effectively used to build tension, Fun Metroidvania-styled throwback gameplay
  • Cons: Clunky controls, User-unfriendly weapon upgrades, Suspense wears off quickly as you learn the maps
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Overall 8
8.2

Aliens: Infestation

AV Club
17 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Aliens isn’t scary because it stars hulking bipedal insects with two mouths that breed by violating people via crabs, then birthing larva through their chests while they’re still alive. Actually… yes, that is why it’s scary. The heart of that fear, though, is that the monster’s mere proximity means someone is going to die.
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Overall 8
8.2

The Metroid Formula Infests The Alien Franchise

Game Informer
11 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: Combine the Aliens mythology with Metroid-style gameplay Graphics: The DS can probably do better, but the animation and art direction are great Sound: Ominous music and the constant beeping of the motion tracker keep you on edge. Make sure to listen to the credits music Playability: Solid platforming with some minor shooting frustrations Entertainment: Good dialogue and a desire to explore will definitely keep you going to the end Replay: Moderate
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