Alien Shooter

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Alien Shooter
Alien Shooter cover.jpg
Developer(s) Sigma Team
Publisher(s) Sigma Team
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) September 14, 2003
Genre(s) Top-down shooter
Distribution download

Alien Shooter is an top-down shooter video game from Sigma Team created in 2003. It is the first title in the Alien Shooter series to be followed by Alien Shooter: Vengeance. Alien Shooter has two expansions, Fight for Life and The Experiment. They each contain five new levels, including the conclusion to the alien shooter story.

Story[edit]

The player will play as a marine tasked to clear out an experimental laboratory where teleportation devices have allowed legions of aliens to pour into the world. The player has been given explosives to open up the sealed doors into these top secret areas; they had security measures in place so there will be stationery mini-gun turrets available to take them out. The government has given access to all the most advanced weaponry available in hopes of ridding the problem after receiving too many casualties of the previous military assault. A heavy burden is placed on one man.

Gameplay[edit]

Is a topdown view allowing the use of a variety of weapons and items, through the use of cash you can unlock more weaponry, restock ammo and obtain expensive biomechanical implants that will make your fighting abilities super human.

Reception[edit]

GameSpot gave it a rating of 6.4 out of 10, noting that "While the game makes good on its promise of giving you aliens to shoot, the end result is very repetitive."[1]

Alien Shooter Revisited[edit]

In 2009 a new version was released, featuring 10 missions; 9 weapon types; 3 game modes; modern visual effects; upgrading with help of implants; & buying additional gear that carries over to the next level.

Logical sequels[edit]

Zombie Shooter[edit]

It is similar to this topdown shooter game and it was released in 2007. Also, it is a logical sequel to Alien Shooter: Vengeance and it has modified graphics. Featuring 10 deadly missions, 9 types of weapons (Disc Launcher was displaced to Freeze Rifle), gaining experience points to earn extra skill points for upgrading implants, 3 game modes and buying additional equipments.

In the game story, the human race is in danger again. This time, scientists could not coup the dangerous threat and became the types of undead specimen, known as zombies. Crowds of the undead filled the secret research base and the dreadful contagion is about to spread earthwide. The mission is to use the last chance and save the humankind from total annihilation.

Theseus - Return of the Hero[edit]

Sequel to Alien Shooter, it was released in 2008. It has new locations, 6 types of weapons, 10 missions, 2 modes and buy additional gears. Also, it was powered by the original game.

Alien Shooter - The Beginning[edit]

A mobile or handheld version of the original PC game that is ported to iOS with new visual effects and elements.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. "Alien Shooter Review". Gamespot. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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