Summary: Never played it when it originally came out, but I can see it hasn't aged well, even with the new graphics. It can be fun, I'll admit, but the coop servers are dead and I completed everything the game had for offer in less than three hours.
Summary: Downloaded this when it first came out, PS Plus showed it as free, then charged my credit card. Already off to a great start. Normally I'm a pretty big fan of top down shooters, but the slow plodding pace that is supposed to simulate the Aliens films just doesn't work in this genre.
Conclusion: It's awesome! Sit down with Alien Breed: Obliteration for about ten minutes and I guarantee that you'll be hooked. Even if you're not into 2D games anymore, you'll see why this game is so gripping!
Pros: Alien Breed: Obliteration not only captured the fun gameplay of the original game, but it improved it! The gameplay in Obliteration is faster than the original, making the battles even more intense and gripping. A cool new feature is the ability to shoot and back away from my target. The graphics...
Cons: The enemy A.I. was okay, but needs some work. If I position myself just right, I can always find a way to trap the aliens in a corner and kill them easily. Another technical flaw is the lighting system. Rather than being rendered on the fly like most games, it's pre-computed. That prevents any sp...
Conclusion: Alien sci-fi action for your PC perfectly ported from the Amiga classic with all it's smooth scrolling, top-down, alien blasting action intact. Bonus: super-exciting multiplayer gameplay on your PC by 1991!!!
Pros: Alien Breed is really a next generation-updated version of Gauntlet (or the equally classic Robotron) enhanced for serious gameplay as opposed to just being a fun but shallow arcade diversion as those previous classics.
Cons: Severe identity crisis. I really don't know how a rain of lawsuits didn't fall over Alien Breed, probably because Fox hadn't yet seriously considered their Alien franchise for videogame development and the folks responsible for Robotron where too busy doing Smash T.V. on the arcades.
Excerpt: Alien Breed, c'est un jeu qui tourne sur Amiga crée par la célèbre équipe (à l'époque) : Team 17 (qui nous avait pondu auparavant le fameux jeu de combat Body Blows entre autre, j'ai encore la boîte du jeu dans ma chambre :).