Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings
Oct 11, 2011Aliens: Infestation is a must play for anyone who owns a DS, or is a rabid Aliens fan (such as I am). It's pure fun. The graphics are 16 bit awesome, the dialogue is punchy and enjoyable, and the gameplay is simple and engaging. Wayforward have done a terrific job of making a game that slots nicely into the Aliens Universe, and is something I know I've been looking forward to for a looooong time.:) I'm excited to see how it connects up to Aliens: Colonial Marines next year.
At any rate, you owe it to yourself to check it out!… Full Review »
Oct 16, 2011I'm really looking forward to Aliens: Colonial Marines, so when I heard that a game was coming out for Nintendo DS (one of the best platforms out there, period) which featured both Aliens and Colonial Marines, I was pretty stoked. This game plays very old school as the developers advertise. It's a sidescroller and you shoot things. You collect new weapons and new characters. You upgrade the weapons, and when a character dies you can go back to a person you've discovered in the environment and add them to your squad. Character designs and backstories are pretty meaty thanks to some well placed development effort. This game doesn't feel cheap, it feels like a real genuine effort to please fans and offer up a fun game in the series. This is more than can be said for the all out disappointment of Aliens vs Predator last summer. If you're looking for a really fun diversion until Colonial Marines is released sometime next year, go and purchase Infestation immediately. It won't let you down, even if you are not a fan of side scrollers like me. This game is fun, challenging enough, and has a smooth polish over its surface. My only gripe is that it's very short and there is really only one reason to play through it a second time: to find all of the USCM characters hidden around the levels. You earn one minigame where you stab a knife between the fingers of a hand which is actually pretty fun, but there could've been more replay value added in here. Infestation almost feels like an included minigame to a larger game (like Colonial Marines for instance).
In the end I can't complain, this is the best Aliens related game to come out since Aliens vs Predator 2 on PC in 2002. If you've got a DS and don't have this game, get it. If you're a die hard Aliens fan and DO NOT have a DS, I would consider getting one used and getting this game. It really is that fun.… Full Review »