Conclusion: Alien Breed: Impact is a love letter to all the things that inspired the designers, but apparently they forgot to flirt with fun. Unless you still boot up your Amiga to play the original, don't waste time when there are better games in the genre.
Excerpt: In Mid-December Team 17 released Alien Breed: Evolution for the XBLA. Alien Breed: Impact represents the PC and PS3 versions of that same game with a selection of additions for those sets of users. Alien Breed in both its original form and in this current release, is the evolution of the twin stick shooter; with one stick controlling your characters direction whilst the other controls where he fires.
Excerpt: Imagine it’s the early nineties, you’ve just got home from school and your best mate’s just called round. The both of you race up the stairs, straight to the bedroom and straight to a huge off white coloured computer (with its full one meg of memory.
Excerpt: Come back with me, if you will, through time. Back to an era before the ascendancy of EA, Ubisoft and their like. To the age of the Commodore Amiga, where if it wasn't made by Team 17, the Bitmap Brothers, Bullfrog or Sensible Software, we didn't want to know. Back then, before FPSs, MMORPGs and RTSs, videogaming generally consisted of playing football with a live grenade , inflating a small boy's pocket , or chucking a shiny chrome sphere at your mates while bellowing...
Conclusion: Alien Breed: Impact is now available for the PlayStation Network in Europe for £11.99/€14.99. There is no release date in North America at the time of this writing. According to the game’s credits, a sequel titled Alien Breed 2: Assault is on the way.