This time it's war
Aliens: Dark Descent captures the sense of terror and claustrophobia made famous by the legendary horror franchise to which it belongs, despite being a tactical strategy game played from an isometric perspective. It alternates between intense tension, explosive action, and contemplative strategy, occasionally undercut by a...
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Everyone looks good in black
Aliens: Dark Descent quickly grabbed our attention with its tense atmosphere and frenetic real-time tactical gameplay. And while the wait continues (launching on PS5 and PS4 on 20th June), preorders are now live, and we got a blood-soaked trailer to tide us over in the meantime. If squad-based xenomorph slaying in a...
Game over, man!
Aliens: Dark Descent is a squad-based, real-time tactical action game set in the iconic Alien universe, and it's coming to PS5 and PS4 on 20th June. We got our best look yet at the game in action courtesy of IGN's First preview coverage. Dark Descent puts us in mind of XCOM but removes the illusion of safety offered by that game's...
On an express elevator to Hell
Legendary tactics RPG series XCOM can attribute a ton of its success to the Alien movies, and now it’s time for the space horror franchise to return the favour. It may be reductive to describe Aliens: Dark Descent as XCOM with xenomorphs – but, let’s be real, that’s almost exactly what it is. And for the...
Aliens: Dark Descent is the latest in a long line of games based on the iconic film franchise. Coming from Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive, it's a slightly different spin — a singleplayer, isometric shooter with a tactical twist. "Explore the horrors and wonders of the Alien universe like never before, immersing yourself...
In Aliens: Dark Descent, command a squad of hardened Colonial Marines to stop a terrifying Xenomorph outbreak on Moon Lethe. Lead your soldiers in real-time combat against iconic Xenomorphs, rogue operatives from the insatiable Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and a host of horrifying creatures new to the Alien franchise.
You are the commander. They are your weapon.
Infiltrate large open levels and annihilate enemies with your squad, dispatching orders strategically and intuitively at the touch of a button. Tread carefully, as death is permanent and your foes will adapt their tactics to your actions while hunting you down. Forge unique paths for survival, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones, and setting up motion trackers in a persistent world where your actions impact levels forever.
Customize your squad with a selection of different classes. Level up and specialize your soldiers with unique abilities and an arsenal of weapons, armor, and perks, for high stakes missions in treacherous territory. Develop your base to research new tech and improve your squad even further.
Manage your resources wisely and take calculated risks to outsmart the deadliest creature mankind has ever faced. Can you and your squad stop the outbreak before it’s too late?
- Face off in a gripping original Alien story against iconic Xenomorph creatures ranging from Facehuggers to Praetorians, Alien Queens and many more, including rogue human commandos and a brand-new threat unique to this Alien storyline
- Lead strategically and change squad tactics from mission to mission, carefully managing your soldiers’ health, resources, and sanity, to avoid permanent team losses and mental breakdowns
- Forge unique paths for survival in a persistent world, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones and setting up motion trackers to stay one step ahead of these creatures
- Assemble and level up squads composed of 5 starting Marines classes, with dozens of specializations, unique abilities and weapons.