• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2011
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24

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  1. Oct 11, 2011
    10
    Aliens: 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!
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  2. Oct 15, 2011
    10
    Another masterpiece by Wayforward and Designer Adam Tierney. As always, the video clarity is incredible and the attention to detail is among the best in the industry. The script is also very strong.
  3. Feb 26, 2013
    9
    If you are a fan of the Alien movie series with a DS you need to pick this game up now. It captures the feel of the movie perfectly, and is filled with references that will bring a smile to the face of any fan. The game looks and sounds fantastic, just like the movie. As far as gameplay goes it's a challenging Metroid-like side-scroller. The games focus is more on action and exploration as opposed to platforming. In order to progress through the game you have to locate items that will grant you access to other locations. Part of the games charm is the perma-death feature, it works like this, you start off with 4 marines and you control 1 at a time, if one of the marines die they're gone for good and you have to locate another marine to replace them. Losing a marine and knowing their gone for good is tough, especially because they each have their own unique personality so it's easy to get attached to certain marines just like you got attached to characters in the film. Another cool feature is how dialog is changed based on the marine you're playing as. All of this helps create a game that Aliens fans are going to love, and thanks to the excellent gameplay even people unfamiliar with Aliens will have an absolute blast playing this game. So if you're an Aliens fan this is a must play. It's an excellent game that does the movie series justice. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    an excellent little game that boasts 16 bit style graphics and creates a great atmosphere true to the first films...
    a must own for any metroidvania fan...
  5. Oct 15, 2011
    0
    Aliens: Infestation is a fairly solid 2D metroid-like action game. The story starts soon after the events of the "Aliens" film. You play as one of four marines tasked to find out what happened to the Sulaco and its crew. You'll receive multiple missions and objectives throughout the game, placing you across several expansive levels based on planets, moons, ships etc. The developer is well versed in the lore of the series, and this shows in the plot. Gameplay is fairly solid, but slightly marred with less then optimized controls. You'll get access to many of the weapons used in the series, which feel and sound spot on to what fans of the series would expect. Many utility-based items like flares (which are very useful in this game), welders, motion tracker and other equipment can be found in the game, which will slowly give you more access to new and previously-visited areas. The level design is quite expansive and feels authentic to the various locales. I did find on several occasions that the developers lead you far off the main route with little to no reward, which is obviously unnecessary. The game sounds very authentic, and completely met my expectations as a huge fan of the films, comics, and games of the series. All-in-all this is my favourite DS title in the past few months, yet doesn't require the player to be a rabid fan of the series to enjoy it. Collapse
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    80
    Fans of the genre would be smart to pick it up, and fans of Alien can consider it both a mega-dose of fanservice, and a must-play to be tracked down.
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    70
    Aliens: Infestation is another nice effort from WayForward, a team we hope will get major support from the greatest software houses and publishers. It's a genuinely funny game, with a great atmosphere, perfectly suited for those who love Aliens but also for the ones which have never seen a movie of the series.
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    80
    For a DS game, Infestation looks great. The 2D animations are sharp, and there is a nice level of detail to each area.