The endless darkness and the sombre, long passages of a military complex have become the abode of evil, as countless blood-thirsty creatures fill its offices, storehouses and mysterious laboratories.Your mission is simple: clear the base at all costs. You will be provided with explosives to help you gain access to the teleports from where thousands of pitiless creatures pour. A stationary gun will aid in the defense of the area. You have been granted access to the most advanced weapons tech money can buy. As you earn your pay, you can equip yourself with additional weapons in the arming area and biomechanical implants that will make your fighting abilities superhuman.
The alien invasion has begun, we have one chance, and that is to stop them cold in their staging area. Do not allow them escape this facility, you are our last hope. The fate of humanity now depends on you!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2010-12-02 19:37:30 bySoanoS:
There are a lot of action shooters out there, but what it comes to this game, I have had it for quite a while, and never gotten bored of it.
Everything just feels right. The controls, the difficulty, the graphics... It is difficult to describe. I just love it and the entertainment it brings.
There is nothing quite as fun as unleashing a hail of bullets at a rapidly approachingread more wall of alien scum, and nothing quite as satisfying as seeing them being splattered all over the walls before your weapons.
The controls feel simple and they are easy to get comfortable with, after which the fun begins...
You have a choice of 2 different characters, a male which is tougher and stronger but a bit slow and inaccurate, and a female who is not quite tough as her male counterpart, but what she lacks in brawn she makes up for movement speed and accuracy.
Characters have 4 different attributes such as Health, Strength, Speed and Accuracy which you can upgrade by finding hidden implants from the levels or buying them from the shop between levels.
Of course, this would not be much of a game without tools of destruction, eh? Well, let's just say you aren't going to make very far with just your twin pistols with infinite ammunition. You will need something a little bit more substantial to push trough the horde of aliens.
Your first real upgrade is the pump-action shotgun which is an improvement, allowing you to kill multiple enemies at once.
The next toy in line is a grenade launcher, extremely inaccurate but very effective for groups.
The next weapon you will be one of the most useful ones, a minigun that can rain death upon your enemies at a terrifying rate at the cost of ammunition.
After that you have a rocket launcher, which does pack quite a wallop but lacks in firing rate.
After that we will get to the more exotic weapons such as freeze gun that freezes enemies and blocks others, plasma rifle that causes splash damage, flamethrower that can burn trough large groups of weak enemies and the representation of the pinnacle of military small arms technology, the almighty magma minigun that rains molten death upon anything unfortunate enough in it's path.
You might say this is a bit of an overkill what it comes to weapons, but you WILL need all that firepower you are bestowed or you will quickly find yourself torn into ribbons in the later levels. Yes, it WILL get VERY tough, as you need to think fast and shoot even faster because the aliens know no mercy and will walk over you if you aren't giving it all you've got.
Other tools that you can buy to enhance your chances of survival are combat drones, medikits, suits of armour, flash light, night vision and extra lives.
Level design is more than adequate, there are a lot of places to explore and there are secret rooms hidden almost everywhere which you can use to your advantage. Missions vary between killing all aliens, destroying structures on a map, or turning on generators to open security doors. There is also a survival mode where you are in an open area and fight increasingly tougher waves of enemies until you die.
Bottom line is that you should not miss this game if you like action games! Alien/Zombie Shooter series are excellent entertainment and great value for money.
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Posted on 2010-12-02 12:30:38 bytb87670:
This game was aces in one exact niche of gaming, and that is the "put your brain on cruise control and look at the virtual death" niche. No, you don't need a brain for this one. And not in a bad way, this is a sort of coffee break game you can pick up and rip things apart for 15 minutes then come back to work slightly more relaxed.
The only game that surpasses this one in thisread more exact gaming niche is the sequel, but I'll argue the sequel makes you think more because you got more objectives and have to look for hidden items.
Main reason this one gets a 3 star is because the second game is available for cheap right now, but once it hits GOG I'll buy it again.
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Posted on 2010-12-02 12:27:50 byTantrix:
Woah, I am really surprised Sigma Team managed to join on GoG. After all, they are a pretty unknown indie company and only few who bought the games on Steam are aware of this joint. Hopefully this means a positive future for Indie games on GoG!
Anyway, back to the game. Or let's rather cut the crap and say game series, since ST uses the same engine and gameplay system on everyread more Sigma Shooter.
The scenario is simple. You, an experienced soldier, happen to carry out a secret operation involving help calls from code black facilities and laboratories, and you realize the horror that ALIENS INVADED YOUR WORLD!
What to do? You aren't a pussy, aren't you? Right, get the next weapon and blast their motherf*cking ugly faces off!
This is so far the story line which involves differently on each Sigma shooter. At most times it ends up with an implied love story, but you have a little free room how you want the relationship to be: heterogen or homogen.
Speaking of which, this is the fun part about Alien Shooter aside just killing masses of monsters off like you get it on old isometric games like, let's say Diablo II.
It has RPG elements. You can decide if you want to be a guy or a girl,the colour of the clothes, or how your powers are settled or balanced, additionally with a little superpower.
I always preferred to use the blonde with a red dress, since... you know, I got a thing for yuri, and every girls ends up as a lesbo in this series. Always.
Well, what else to say? Catchy tracks, LOLQUALITY voices(with the Colonel from Metal Gear Solid in the sequel), good graphics, and a really greath athmosphere with good variety of enemies.
The only downside which I have seen in every Sigma Game are the bugs caused on the maps. More or less you happen to be stuck on some parts and with very little luck you can get out of this bug. Some secret are like pixel hunting, so you have to be careful and maybe start of with the ability to look for the secrets in order to know where the fuck they are.
Get this game, it is mindless fun. You also switch to certain vehicles and armories during the levels, like when you walk around with a tank. Badass.
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