Aliens: Dark Descent

released on Jun 20, 2023

Drop into the gripping journey of Aliens: Dark Descent, a squad-based, single-player action game in the iconic Alien franchise. Lead your soldiers in real-time to stop a new and terrifying kind of Xenomorph outbreak on Planet Lethe.

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Challenging game of chess that’s always moving frantically and putting you on your back foot. A great way for fans of the series to spend 30 hours in their favorite universe. Lots of memorable missions. And the story sticks the landing.

Truly a great game. The amount of anxiety you and your marines feel throughout the game is astonishing, as Aliens of every form lurk in the shadows. A couple of hits and you're done, stress will make your team crumble. The sound of the movement sensor is gonna be stuck in your mind, and although a little annoying, it will be a constant reminder that a single mistake will bring your doom.

The story kinda falls apart in the end, but it's interesting nonetheless. Must play IMO.

This game truly is great from a design AND execution perspective. The downside is that it's a very dense set of game systems (with a lot of great tutorials) and is also quite hard. Add to that the expectation of Aliens games being mediocre at best and a genre that doesn't get a lot of love and it's clear why this has flown under the radar.

Make no mistake though. This game is everything you've ever wanted if you're a fan of both Aliens and tactical strategy games.

Really want to know what these guys do next because it's so clear that they have a LOT of passion for doing things right.

I feel like Aliens: Dark Descent lacks the tactical thinking that would make it engaging and has so many mechanics that distract from what could've been a more interesting game had the developers focused more on gameplay.

It can be tense but comes with seriously annoying things. The game has a death clock in it, good grief. This is not like the OG Xcom where a campaign was randomized and could completed in a reasonable time frame or Majora's Mask where a major mechanic of the game is resetting progress, it's 30 hours. It feels like it totally disrespects the player's time. Ultimately, I quit because I felt I had better games to play.

Aliens Dark Des-cent deez nuts lmaooo