Alien Breed 2: Assault
|Alien Breed 2: Assault|
|Engine||Unreal Engine 3|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network), Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade)|
|Release||September 22, 2010|
Alien Breed 2: Assault is a video game in Team17's Alien Breed series and is the second new title in the series since 1996 after Alien Breed Evolution. It was released on Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on September 22, 2010. The follow-up Alien Breed 3: Descent was released November 17, 2010.
The game continues the story of Alien Breed Evolution (and consequently, Alien Breed: Impact) of engineer Theodore J. Conrad fighting against aliens on the Leopold spaceship.
Assault is an immediate sequel to Alien Breed: Evolution. Conrad, Chief Engineer of the starship Leopold, attempts to restart the engines of a hostile, alien-infested ghost ship that has crashed into his ship dragging them both towards the planet's surface. When this fails, the android Mia boards the ghost ship, and Conrad must escort her to the bridge where she can hack into the ship's computers and restart the engines. Upon arrival, Mia finds that she must connect herself to the ship's main computer.
The ships artificial intelligence then kills Mia and possesses her corpse. It reveals itself to be the ships chief science officer, who became an AI to achieve immortality. It then reveals that the ship is a 300-year-old scientific research vessel from Earth that went missing and that the chief science officer is responsible for the creation of the aliens. Conrad then sets out to destroy the AI in order to restart the engines. The game ends here on a cliffhanger. Multiplayer co-op consists of players taking control of Barnes and Vance who have been sent by Mia to find and help Conrad. After finding him, they are separated by an alien attack, and both are presumed dead.
Alien Breed 2: Assault is a third person shooter set in a futuristic spacecraft and played from an isometric perspective. The player controls the main character Conrad across a series of levels and is tasked with a series of missions to progress in the story, and finish each level. Whilst accomplishing these missions, the player will find a variety of alien enemies who will attack on sight. To fight these aliens, the player is provided with a set of different weapons and tools, which can be improved. Ammunition and items such as med kits can only be optained through computer terminals, which also serve as save points.
Conrad can move freely in all directions; the camera can also be rotated at will by the player. Conrad can be affected by the environment, and he will receive damage if hit by explosions, fires, electrical disturbances, and enemy turrets. Every level has an amount of data pads, which contain relevant information about the game's story. Assault includes a survival mode that puts the player to fight as much aliens as possible before being taken down. It can be played in both single and multiplayer modes.
Alien Breed 2: Assault received mixed reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the game holds scores of 63/100 for the PC version based on 5 reviews, 69/100 for the PlayStation 3 version based on 6 reviews, and 67/100 based on 23 reviews.
IGN gave a very positive review of the game, saying that "It's a small game that feels big while you are playing it, a laudable accomplishment for a $10 title." GamingXP gave somewhat positive review, stating that "is a great sequel to Alien Breed: Evolution. Compared to its precursor, it has improved in terms of graphics and gameplay."
- Metacritic - Alien Breed 2: Assault
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- "Alien Breed 2: Assault for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
- "Alien Breed 2: Assault review". GameZone. Archived from the original on November 7, 2010. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
- "Alien Breed 2: Assault - PC". IGN. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
- "Download Games Roundup Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
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- IGN - Alien Breed 2: Assault Review
- Gaming XP - Alien Breed 2: Assault Archived 2013-01-23 at Archive.today. German.