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  • Summary: Attack of the Earthlings fuses turn-based combat and stealth in a dark comedic single player campaign, in which you take control of the native alien race to defend your home world from the invading humans.
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  1. Mar 6, 2019
    Wales Interactive and Team Junkfish comes with a Strategic RPG that's very fun and pretty original, and will provide you with good laughs and a compelling story about a role switching between good and evil.
  2. Mar 5, 2019
    Attack of the Earthlings checks off a few boxes that don’t often get checked. It’s a stealthy turn-based game with a sense of humor and flipping the role of humans to enemy is a welcome change. It’s a bit slow and the highs it hits aren’t stratospheric but fans of the genre who need a strategy fix should check it out.
  3. Mar 15, 2019
    For the most part the game does a great job at being a strategic and thought-provoking turn-based strategy game. And the humour provides an excellent layer of polish and enthusiasm which makes playing Attack of the Earthlings much more enjoyable.
  4. May 6, 2019
    Attack of the Earthlings is by no means a bad game — its personality and anti-capitalist, anti-human stance works, and the ideas underlying the mechanics are well-thought-out. Unfortunately, the execution, lack of optimization and muddy presentation undermine a title that was already going to struggle in a genre well-stocked with plenty of superlative examples.
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  1. Mar 5, 2019
    Attack of the Earthlings has a different mechanics, that adds something to the overall gameplay and they also combine flawlessly which in turnAttack of the Earthlings has a different mechanics, that adds something to the overall gameplay and they also combine flawlessly which in turn keeps things fun and exciting. The story has a surprising amount of depth and humor. I found that the presentation side of the game ticked a lot of boxes for me and I liked how both the visuals and sound design had a retro yet quite modern feel to. There’s a decent amount of variety present in the gameplay and defeating the various enemies always felt rewarding. I found the camera in the game to be a troublesome and more freedom would’ve been nice.
    The length the game is a little short sided compared to other game’s in the genre. Difficulty of the game can spike out of nowhere at times and does make some levels more frustrating than they should be. I can see some similarity to the XCOM series, although Attack of the Earthlings mixes things up a bit more. It also features more mechanics than XCOM and while it may not be as good as XCOM, it still stands out as a worth addition to the genre. As already mentioned this game features an array of different mechanics and I enjoyed each of them as each one brings something good to the overall gameplay experience. There’s also a good amount of variety present in the mechanics as well. This adds deployability to the game even though the difficulty was a little problematic at times. In terms of content the game can literally be completed in one sitting which was somewhat disappointing. Despite this, the content is good and it features a story that’s packed full of humor and this not only keeps things fresh throughout, it also makes the gameplay more fun than it already is. If you fancy game’s that feature XCOM style, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy what Attack of the Earthlings experience brings to you because even though it has a few shortcomings, it gets the most important aspects right and this makes recommending the game easy to do. If you're not a huge fan of these types of games wait for a sale to pick it up. You may just find yourself having a good time even though a short experience, achievement hunters will definitely rejoice.