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: 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...
Summary: Team17 continues it’s long-running series Alien Breed with the newest installment, Alien Breed: Impact. Played from a top-down perspective, the basic premise tasks you as a Marine (in this case, a chief engineer who happens to double as a badass supersoldier), shooting your way through an onslaught of aliens onboard a spaceship. Your goal in each level is to make your way to an elevator which takes you to the next level of the aforementioned spaceship.
Summary: Computer-Nerds mit einem Faible für menschenfressende Aliens schnalzten 1991 freudig mit der Zunge. Denn da erschien Alien Breed von Team 17 für den Amiga, die sich später mit der Worms-Serie einen Namen machten. Ganze 19 Jahre später wurde der Alien-Shooter für das PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade und Steam neu aufgelegt und mit der starken Unreal-Engine ausgestattet.
Pros: Atmosphärisch sehr gelungen, Feuergefechte machen Spaß, Online und lokaler Coop