Alien Shooter Review

Mindless shooting game that wears out near the end of the game

Submitted by Erkronos on Tue, 2010-07-27 17:08.
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The lowest price: 17.95$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
Good looking graphics - Great background musics - Nicely detailed stages with sense making missions - Pretty long campaign - Includes survival mode - Nice variety of equipment items (weapons, armors, etc.)
May lose its purpose as you progress - Playing inside an underground facility all the time gets boring - Cheap sound effects - No purpose to replay the campaign - No unlockable content

Alien Shooter is an isometric shooter game. You choose your main character, name it and start the game with the difficulty that you have selected.

Your goal is to acquire vital items (key cards, explosives), eliminate the alien monsters and head to the goal. At first sight the game looks fun for a moment with all the mysterious atmosphere, dark corridors, dead bodies and so on. Every mission is big and each of them have secret areas where you get some extra equipment and power ups. The game gets more tense when the aliens start to charge at you. The alien monsters have some variety according to their looks and their attack style. Some are reused by changing their colors which is a cheap trick in gaming design. It is pretty easy to kill them, just move around with the WASD keys and aim/shoot with your mouse. As you progress you will earn money where you can upgrade your gear by buying weapons, items and armors. There are variety of weapons that each of them has their own purpose and ability. You can buy armor sets to increases defense, some biological boosts to enhance your skill points, a handful of medical supplies to heal wounds and even flashlights to see well in the dark.

Although as you reach near the end of the game, the game becomes a total kill house. The enemies get stronger and their numbers increase. All you have to do is run continuously (avoiding their attacks and being surrounded) and shoot down anything that is coming towards you. It is so mindless that you get easily killed at any chance. The game loses its purposes as you shoot down aliens even without aiming since they are everywhere. On the other hand, if you are thirsty for blood you will love the aftermath whenever a battle finishes. You will see loads of bloody alien carcasses lying on the floor, some are chopped into pieces and gallons of blood smeared all over the place. The game has very catchy background musics that will keep up the tension of the game. Don't expect the sound effects to be realistic since the same sound effects are used over and over again.

The bottom line, this game is somewhat satisfactory. It is packed with never ending bloody battles, some light RPG elements and survival atmosphere. Although, $17.95 price tag is a little bit expensive for its content. If you want a quick fun shooter game that you especially want to play on your laptop/notebook get this game. If you are a hardcore shooter don't bother playing it.


If you really love plain shooter game, Alien Shooter is recommended for you. If you are an expert in shooter games, avoid it.