Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 9, 2018
    79
    A funny turn based strategy game for those who are looking for something more brainy and deep than the average.
  2. Jan 11, 2019
    75
    It is by no means a masterpiece, but Attack of the Earthlings provides a fun and a solid strategy experience for those who aren't looking for something extremely deep. The levels have a good layout, and there's a wide variety of smart and dumb enemies to keep you invested. Your offensive abilities, from setting up traps to body disposal, are fun, and the humor keeps things lively. It is a short experience that doesn't have much replayability due to the lack of variable difficulty, but you'll still enjoy your time with Attack of the Earthlings.
  3. Feb 26, 2018
    75
    Attack of the Earthlings is a fun turn-based game that is suitable for every player that wants to play something new and entertaining.
  4. Feb 23, 2018
    75
    A short game that makes a hell of a first impression. The story might not be anything to write home about, but it’s fun, engrossing, and surprisingly funny.
  5. Feb 16, 2018
    75
    A fun turn-based game, with a catchy narrative and some good ideas. Too bad for the lack of longevity and a low replayability. It won't be a smash hit, but if you are into this type of games you should give it a try.
  6. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2018
    74
    A fun strategy experience, limited by some rough edges and far too much repetition [March 2018, p.76]
  7. Feb 25, 2018
    70
    Attack of the Earthlings is a solid and fun turn-based strategy game, with some ideas that could've been further developed, but very good nonetheless.
  8. Feb 18, 2018
    70
    Attack of the Earthlings is a good, fun and funny game. While it's fairly short and has very limited replay value, the time you spend with it is genuinely fun. More than that, it's funny where most games will feel forced or simply re-use aspects to their death. Though it may not surpass other similar titles like Xenonauts, this is an altogether good experience and one that's well worth playing if you're a fan of the genre.
  9. Feb 15, 2018
    70
    As long as you aren't thirsty for a deep tactical foray into the great unknown, Attack of the Earthlings is a competent (and occasionally great) jab at the corporate world, and the ludicrous lengths that people will go to in order to make a buck.
  10. Feb 26, 2018
    65
    A funny game, but more puzzle than tactical and too short and simple for its own good.
  11. 60
    While pacing and the talent tree could use some improvement, Attack of the Earthlings is otherwise an enjoyable and entertaining release. This refreshing take on the traditional monster-in-space story melds lightheartedness with simple-but-fulfilling strategy.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Feb 9, 2018
    5
    With only seven static (non-procedural) levels that are quite constrained at times, and only five types of creatures at your disposal, thisWith only seven static (non-procedural) levels that are quite constrained at times, and only five types of creatures at your disposal, this game is over in only 10 hours, with no replayability. Even finishing it can be a chore, as the repetition turns into grind.

    The balancing and game design leave much to be desired. With the massive importance placed on stealth, it is immersion shattering that enemies cannot use their comms to talk during combat, or detect their own gunshots. Add in a lack of tactical shooting, 3D positioning, or the myriad of other aspects that have become the hallmark of XCOM-type of games, you are just left with the realization that this is just a monster movie simulator. It does have a few good ideas, and a few funny moments, but not enough of either or the necessary supporting gameplay to justify the time to see them.
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  2. Dec 8, 2018
    8
    Favorite Thing: The gameplay's pretty fun. Not exactly original, but fun!
    Least Favorite Thing: Finding out your cover actually doesn't
    Favorite Thing: The gameplay's pretty fun. Not exactly original, but fun!
    Least Favorite Thing: Finding out your cover actually doesn't provide any can be quite frustrating.

    Date Completed: 2018-10-28
    Playtime: ~ 8h
    Enjoyment: 8/10
    Recommendation: If you liked XCom you'll enjoy it.
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  3. Apr 30, 2018
    9
    Well worth buying! Excellent fun story and superb gameplay! Short and sweet game. Music is okay, 3D models are okay. Effects are good. GamesWell worth buying! Excellent fun story and superb gameplay! Short and sweet game. Music is okay, 3D models are okay. Effects are good. Games Unity engine use is slow on 7 yrs old computers, but bearable. What makes this game excellent is the amazing voice acting and character design, plus the superb Paradroid(C64)-style game level structure. Despite its small shortcomings this was excellent fun!!! MUST PLAY! :D Full Review »