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: Picking up right where last year’s Alien Breed: Extinction left off, Alien Breed 2: Assault continues the tale of Conrad and his remaining crewmates as they fight for survival against a horde of ravening aliens. For those of you who have not played part 1, Conrad is the Chief Engineer of a ship called The Leopold which has crashed into a massive two hundred year old space ship filled with human corpses, deactivated computer systems and the afore-mentioned alien horde.
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: 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.
Excerpt: With titles like Solider of Fortune under their belt RAVEN is a company who know how to make first person shooters and Singularity certainly does not fall short of expectations. Singularity starts like so many others before it; you are a voiceless soldier on a mission to investigate a strange island. Suddenly a huge, bright light bursts from the sky and you crash land.
Excerpt: Alien Breed 2 picks up where the previous installment left off – somewhere in space where bad things lurk in the shadows of hollowed out star cruisers. We’ve seen this cliché recycled so much now that it’s become a cliché of a cliché. One can only imagine the pitch meeting where “Alien Breed 2: Breed Harder” was first discussed: “Hey Bob, how ‘bout this for an idea? Our guys are on a ship out in space, see? And then they crash into a much bigger ship.