Conclusion: Alien Breed 2: Assault is solid, alien-splattering fun, and a real challenge to boot. If you and a friend can see past the harsh difficulty curve and appreciate the more tactical side of alien hunting that this game provides, there are half a dozen hour's worth of dark, claustrophobic fun to be had.
Excerpt: Alien Breed 2: Assault arrived at a time when Xbox LIVE Arcade was delivering real quality. Limbo, Hydro Thunder and Guardian of Light are just three titles recently released to glowing reviews, so this twin-stick shooter needed to be more Aliens than Alien Resurrection to have any chance of making an impact. Sadly, while it's by no means terrible, the repetitive, dated gameplay means this is a downloadable game destined to be forgotten.
Excerpt: Date: 9/28/2010 By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 Extra Features: Co-op play, Leaderboards Alien Breed 2 is the second game in a series of science fiction shooter games developed by Team 17. The game places you in the role of Conrad, a space marine that is sent aboard an alien ship that his crew's ship has collided with. The story picks up right where the first Alien Breed left off. We rejoin Conrad as he investigates the alien vessel.
Excerpt: A decade and some change between releases, you expect a few improvements. The first Alien Breed update since '96 was last year's "Impact," which we downloaded along with the rest of the faithful. It was a great throwback vision from the days where top-down gameplay could hold our attention for an almost infinite time span. Less than a year later, we have Alien Breed 2: Assault to play with, and it's definitely more of the same.
Conclusion: Assault is a great addition to the Alien Breed series, as it kept everything that was good about the first part and built on it without adding too much and ruining the mix. The story is really good and you can see that Conrad is slowly getting deeper into the ghost ship, which is unfortunate for him!
Pros: Keeps close to the last game with only a few non-game changing additions. New Survival Mode.
Cons: Despite the 2 new weapons there still isn’t a big armoury. There isn’t much new to look at.