Aliens Infestation

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Aliens Infestation
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Developer(s) WayForward Technologies
Gearbox Software
Publisher(s) Sega
Distributor(s) 20th Century Fox
Series Alien
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s) AU 20110929September 29, 2011

EU 20110930September 30, 2011
NA 20111011October 11, 2011

Genre(s) 2D Side-scrolling

Aliens Infestation is a 2D sidescroller game for the Nintendo DS handheld console. It was developed by WayForward Technologies and Gearbox Software. It is a part of the Alien franchise.


Gameplay of Aliens Infestation is comparable to the Metroid and Castlevania video games, where players are encouraged to search and backtrack for weapons, upgrades, and keys. The player controls one of a party of four marines and explores the U.S.S. Sulaco as well as LV-426 and Phobos in order to investigate the Union of Progressive Peoples (UPP) and Weyland-Yutani's involvement in Xenomorph development. If a marine falls in battle, another in the party will take their place. The player loses if the entire party is wiped out. Fallen characters can be replaced with any of fifteen displaced marines found throughout the game, each with their own unique dialog.


The USS Sephora has discovered the USS Sulaco adrift in space after the events of Aliens and Alien 3. You play as the Colonial Marines sent aboard the Sulaco to investigate and recover the life form detected aboard the ship.


Aliens Infestation received positive reviews from critics. It received a score of 77.84% on GameRankings[1] and 76/100 on Metacritic.[2]


  1. ^ "Aliens Infestation (NDS)". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Aliens Infestation Critic Reviews for Nintendo DS". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-03-08.