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Generally favorable reviews- based on 222 Ratings

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  • Summary: Unleash a devastating array of conventional, hybrid and Alien weaponry and eliminate the Alien masses with extreme firepower in massively destructible environments where collateral damage can literally bring the house down.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Apr 25, 2016
    100
    Alienation is undoubtedly one of the best games currently available on the PS4. Go buy it. Now. You won’t be disappointed.
  2. Apr 25, 2016
    90
    Alienation is Housemarque's masterpiece. A fast-paced heir of Dead Nation, deeply integrated with RPG mechanics and loot system. Alienation is the Diablo of the Twin Stick Shooter genre, with a short campaign but an enormous endgame.
  3. May 3, 2016
    85
    Housemarque once more delivers an excellent game, with simple yet addictive twin-stick action for the ages. The ability to play co-op puts the icing on an already delicious cake.
  4. Apr 25, 2016
    80
    Alienation is a slick and polished twin stick shooter, filled with huge explosions and seemingly endless enemies to kill, but it’s let down in a lot of little ways. It’s still a great game, but I didn’t fall as madly in love with it as I did with its predecessor.
  5. May 12, 2016
    80
    In a world of game that take themselves too seriously, Alienation is simply fun, and it’s a game that I can see myself coming back to when I need just that.
  6. Apr 29, 2016
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. 60
    Alienation is a solid shooter that halfheartedly ends and then asks players to do it all again. The hooks just aren't there though to make it a game that you want to replay after completing its relatively short campaign.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
  1. Apr 26, 2016
    10
    Absolutely amazing arcade blaster from top developers Housemargue that keep producing quality titles for the sony system time after time,afterAbsolutely amazing arcade blaster from top developers Housemargue that keep producing quality titles for the sony system time after time,after the brilliant Resogun ,Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD they have in my opinion topped all of those with this Alienation.

    Unlocked at midnight last night and i was playing it 2 hours later and literally loved what i was seeing,as Siontis said its a top notch product and well worth the £15.99 asking price
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  2. May 16, 2021
    10
    For me this game was a random find on sale at the PlayStation store. I have to give credit where credit is due and for this type of game IFor me this game was a random find on sale at the PlayStation store. I have to give credit where credit is due and for this type of game I can't really see much to improve upon. This is a twin stick shooter which has an arcade like feel to it but has other elements to keep the game from becoming stale and repetitive. It's not my favourite genre for sure but it sucked me in a good hour the first time just checking it out then another 5 hrs the next session. The controls on this game are great and easy to learn. The tutorial is probably under a minute and you are good to go. The gameplay is never boring you are always busy and with a good progressive scaling of enemies and variety. Gunplay was solid and enough weapon and character skill trees exist in the game to consider multiple styles or playthroughs. Upgrading is fantastic and it's nice you can power up your weapons with cores but then remove them without penalty and use them in a different weapon if you like. You can play coop or solo and can go online for various modes related to the campaign. Overall a steal considering the game is entertaining, bug free and dirt cheap. I can't really see how they could improve the game I found it easy to learn, moderate to master and very entertaining throughout. For me, a hidden gem I would have never considered if not on sale. Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2016
    10
    This game is tons of fun. It's a perfect combination of Dead Nation and Resogun - games from the same studio, Housemarque. They added localThis game is tons of fun. It's a perfect combination of Dead Nation and Resogun - games from the same studio, Housemarque. They added local co-op after all, which is a great move. Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2018
    8
    I m a huge fan of Housemarque games. I played every single one. This one was no different. Alienation is a fun, action-packed game which willI m a huge fan of Housemarque games. I played every single one. This one was no different. Alienation is a fun, action-packed game which will suck you in for hours.

    I really enjoy myself to this day (2018) and roam the servers with couple friends. There is an infinite grind, leagues to climb up in, challenges, and ofc loads of aliens to kill :)
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  5. May 13, 2016
    8
    This was a unplanned purchase for me. I'm glad I decided to pick it up. The overhead style combat is great. The upgrade system is interestingThis was a unplanned purchase for me. I'm glad I decided to pick it up. The overhead style combat is great. The upgrade system is interesting and well done. It can be a challenge solo, but is oh so much fun in multiplayer. Great game. Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2019
    7
    It's one of the best Diablo clones that I ever saw. Right now It's one of the best CO-OP PS4 games
  7. Jul 8, 2016
    0
    The game stated it had local co-op mode, it does not. Looks like it would have been a fun game to sit around the couch with some friends.The game stated it had local co-op mode, it does not. Looks like it would have been a fun game to sit around the couch with some friends. Otherwise looks like it gets old really fast playing by myself Expand

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