Conclusion: So the one thing about Alien Breed is that the game is kind of boring and if you aren’t a fan of the old game there really isn’t anything here to bring anyone new to the mix. Even going back to the game, it was hard to stay focused and want to keep playing. This package is a love letter to those who really enjoyed the original game and it doesn’t seem to be targeted towards anyone else really.
Excerpt: Ever play an older game that was popular and praised in its heyday only to wonder what the big deal was? How about one that is re-released with a new coat of polish, has a bunch more stuff to do and is still kind of meh? I sure have. Even stuff once loved has sometimes failed the tests of time and experience with me.
Review: Alien Breed (Sony Playstation 3/Sony Playstation Vita)
5 March 2013
Summary: : Alien Breed is a classic game for its time, but its port to the PSN ends up being a basic dual-stick shooter that’s too archaic, too limited and too simple to be entertaining for any long period of time. The mechanics are fundamentally easy to understand and work with, and the game generally looks and sounds adequate on the PS3 and PS Vita all in all.
Excerpt: After a six month tour of duty of the relatively quiet Outer Spiral arm, Johnson and Stone were looking forward to nothing more than a well earned break. That was when the command came through – outpost ISRC-4, in orbit over Gianor, had gone dark and needed to be investigated. But as they docked the IPCC Miraculous to the space station, an eerie silence was evident.
Excerpt: Alien Breed 2: Assault is the seventh game in Team17 ’s Alien Breed series , which dates back to the early 90’s during the time of shooter games such as Doom . Currently available for PC via Steam and Xbox Live Arcade , Assault is a 3rd-person action-shooter, which picks up right where its predecessor Alien Breed Evolution ( Alien Breed: Impact on PS3 and Steam) leaves off.
Pros: A solid shooter with a (mostly) intuitive interface, Art direction lends a great, eerie alien-infested environment, Good variety of weapons, items, and upgrades, Suspenseful music and ambiance; good sound effects and voice acting, Multiplayer expands the game to allow a shared experience
Cons: Gameplay can become tedious and repetitive, Some control issues that could have been easily addressed, Slow camera control causes blind spots during ambushes, A few odd and distracting animation effects
Excerpt: Alien Breed is a series of games that started on the Amiga in 1991, and now, over twenty years later, the original classic has been remastered and updated with a few new extras. It’s the year 2191 and specialist I.P.C agents Stone and Johnson are sent on a series of missions to derelict space stations, to learn what they can about the experiments that were taking place.