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  • Summary: Take on Galactoil, a comically dysfunctional intergalactic energy corporation, and its larger-than-life employees in a tactical-stealth game that fuses satisfying strategic gameplay and dark comedy in a quirky single-player story.

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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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 Expand
  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. 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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