Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Alien Breed: Impact is an nice action-packed Arcade game. 15 Euros is more than "ok" for eight to nine hours exciting gameplay.
  2. The brisk single-player campaign is reason enough to overlook the boring cooperative multiplayer. Unfortunately, the lack of blood, same-looking environments, and cheap-looking comic strips let it down.
  3. Perhaps more significant are the advantages of mouse-based control, which offer not only more precision but a far better camera system to boot. But while no one will have any complaints about the quality of the port, charging almost twice as much for the privilege is a little optimistic.
  4. With a price tag of 11 Euros and some spare change, Alien Breed: Impact should have been a pretty easy to recommend title, but the recent release of the free remake of Alien Swarm has further thrown a wrench in the works, besides the above-mentioned issues.
  5. Irritating level design and a poor story are somewhat redeemed by explosive action and a challenging co-op mode. [Sept 2010, p.82]
  6. At its best, Impact is an exhilarating, old school blaster that's very easy to dip in and out of. But at its worst, it's simplistic, repetitive fare with not enough to it. [Sept 2010, p.88]
  7. After 19 years Team 17 excavated its classic Amiga game and it still has some charm today. But it's a game to play for half an hour a day at most due to its lack of variation.
  8. Alien Breed: Impact is a nice game, which could be overworked at some points. But if you are not sure if it's worth € 14.99, you still can download the demo on steam and take a look first.
  9. Technically brilliant "update" of the famous arcade shooter ruins its image with crappy controls and too much roaming through the confusing corridors. [July 2010]
  10. But repetitious single-player, frustrating co-op and a laughable narrative reduce it to a mess that's fun only as long as it takes you to realize nothing interesting is ever going to happen. [Oct 2010, p.81]
  11. In spite of the suitably grubby atmosphere, you always feel as if you're being kept at arm's length from the slimeys. [Aug 2010, p.101]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Nov 16, 2010
    Alien Breed is a nice looking top-down shooter. It's a really good old-school game, it wouldn't bother you with long briefings or lots of text, everything you need to do is just shoot in well designed monsters, open doors and sometimes try to found special keys or any other ways how to get to the next point. Several times Team 17 offers player different game-play thing like to run from a giant alien or to kill a boss. You will go throw different kinds of levels, and will be a little disappointed in the end. Good entertainment for a couple of evenings. Full Review »
  2. May 4, 2012
    I do not know how anyone could rate this game a zero, that is complete rubbish! this game is awesome fun.. yes it has similarities to other games in the same genre hence a genre that is what a genre is folks. ya so, it also has differences. graphics meh? haha did you like alien shooter graphics better because these gfx are sweet i dont know of many games with better graphics especially in this genre.. this will stay in my top favs of one of my fav genre.. shame on you zero reviewers tisk tisk to shame!=P Full Review »
  3. Aug 19, 2010
    This is an overhead, 3rd person shooter, much like Alien Swarm. You spend a lot of time running from Point A to Point B and back again, meanwhile killing aliens and picking up ammo, credits (currency), logs, and searching dead bodies for useful stuff. The upgrades are nowhere near op, the graphics are meh, the plot is kind of awkward, and default moving speed is "walk" (you have to hold a button down constantly to run and not all places will allow you to run).

    Despite that, they do throw in different timed missions and a couple of small puzzles to keep it interesting. Elite mode is pretty easy, so easy mode would probably be perfect for a kid. An excellent time-suck kind of game. I paid about $5 for it during a steam sale, so for the price, it's better than most.
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