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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21

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  1. UbayO
    Jan 7, 2010
    8
    The worst flaw of the game is that you can't play the full campaign of coop. Still, you play sections without the same depth as the solo-campaign. However, I enjoyed what the game offered, specially in coop mode. Plays best in the dark with good sound. A really interesting remake of an Amiga's classic.
  2. brianc
    Jan 7, 2010
    7
    This is a pretty awesome game but you have to take that with a grain of salt. The graphics aren't awesome, but for an arcade game they're great. The game play isn't the going to blow you away, but my girlfriend learned how to play it in about 10 minutes. It has two player co-op online or local, it's easy to play and it's story reminds me of dead space. The only This is a pretty awesome game but you have to take that with a grain of salt. The graphics aren't awesome, but for an arcade game they're great. The game play isn't the going to blow you away, but my girlfriend learned how to play it in about 10 minutes. It has two player co-op online or local, it's easy to play and it's story reminds me of dead space. The only game i've liked even close to this much on xbox live arcade is shadow complex and the fact that its over the top like ultimate alliance put it above that. Very enjoyable for what it is. You won't be dissapointed if you pay for the game, but download the demo first and see if you like it. Expand
  3. BoonC
    Dec 18, 2009
    8
    A solid remake, and proof that retro resurrections need not suffer from lax production values, with great visuals (albeit lacking in variety), excellent sound design, and simple, classic gameplay. May not appeal to those looking for any real depth or complexity, but for anyone who appreciates the pick-up-and-play arcade quality of 16 bit gaming, Alien Breed is definitely worth a look. And A solid remake, and proof that retro resurrections need not suffer from lax production values, with great visuals (albeit lacking in variety), excellent sound design, and simple, classic gameplay. May not appeal to those looking for any real depth or complexity, but for anyone who appreciates the pick-up-and-play arcade quality of 16 bit gaming, Alien Breed is definitely worth a look. And in addition to being a solid game, it's a shining example of the kind of quality on a budget that Epic's UDK (Unreal Development Kit) can offer small and independant developers, especially with their new, affordable licensing options. Expand
  4. Apollo
    Dec 16, 2009
    8
    I loved the Alien Breed games on the Amiga back in the day. I have fond memories and remember at the time how great the games looked. Evolution follows that same trend, the graphics and the atmosphere are all very fitting. Anyone who played those original games will be instantly at home too. As far as I am concerned Team 17 nailed it and stayed true to the original formula for the fans I loved the Alien Breed games on the Amiga back in the day. I have fond memories and remember at the time how great the games looked. Evolution follows that same trend, the graphics and the atmosphere are all very fitting. Anyone who played those original games will be instantly at home too. As far as I am concerned Team 17 nailed it and stayed true to the original formula for the fans while keeping this interesting for people who might not have played the original games. For the 800 MS points they are asking it's a no brainer for anyone who enjoyed this style of game. Expand
  5. Sep 5, 2010
    7
    The Amiga classic gets a solid reboot - Evolution has some great graphics for a top down arcade shooter and a decent soundtrack which creates a good survival horror atmosphere . The only real fault is the simple and repetitive nature of the gameplay - with too heavy a focus on collecting items and flipping switches than actually blasting the nasty alien bugs ! 6/10 , or 7/10 if you managedThe Amiga classic gets a solid reboot - Evolution has some great graphics for a top down arcade shooter and a decent soundtrack which creates a good survival horror atmosphere . The only real fault is the simple and repetitive nature of the gameplay - with too heavy a focus on collecting items and flipping switches than actually blasting the nasty alien bugs ! 6/10 , or 7/10 if you managed (like me) to grab it at the sale of the week price of just 400 MS . Expand
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 79
    Anyone who played the original Alien Breed back in the day will find their simple top-down shooter is all grown up with great lighting effects, an atmospheric soundtrack, and affecting cinematic events -- but the gameplay itself is rooted in 1990.
  2. On the face of it, Alien Breed Evolution offers everything that fans of the 16-bit incarnations could wish for, with strong production values and focused design contributing to a sympathetic update that stays true to the source material. But sadly, a flawed approach to co-op play and an inherent lack of variety ultimately count against it.
  3. Compelling enough to drop your points on. It’s action-packed and looks great, and fans of top-down shooters like that, of which there aren’t enough on XBLA, should find the game highly satisfying. Just one more notch in the belt of XBLA’s great year.