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Alien Swarm

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Alien Swarm is a top-down multiplayer shooter remade from the game mod for Unreal Tournament 2004. According to the main storyline, a group of troopers reaches the colonized planet occupied by the swarm of invasive aliens. They aim to search for survivors or, if needed, to destroy the colony to prevent the spread of hostile aliens. After finding no civilians alive, the group realizes that the only way out is planet devastation with a powerful nuclear bomb. The main gameplay idea is in completing levels in science-fictional locations and eliminating waves of Swarm aliens with all kinds of weapons to get new equipment and to unlock individual achievements. As the game is class-based, players are able to choose between 4 types: Officer, Special Weapons, Medic, and Tech. Each type has two characters with different abilities. The whole loadout can also be selected before starting the mission. The game is absolutely free-of-charge and offers both single and co-operative (up to 4 players) experience.

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Valve Software
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
  • Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
  • Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
  • Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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Alien Swarm reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
Excellent free cooperation game (4 players). It is better to play with friends. -The campaign is a set of 7 missions. They're repeatable, but it's getting boring. It is possible to change the difficulty of the game, and choose survival mode if you want a real challenge! -Four types of characters will be available (2 heals, 2 technicians, 2 officer and 2 master of arms). Each with specific specialties and weapons. The choice of weapon is correct, but some will be much more often chosen (flame-throw)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Alien Swarm is a really great Game with lots of Fun and appealing Graphics. It's one of those classic "Horror" Games as I find because the Lack of Light in some Places and the sudden Emergence of Monsters makes me chlint together every now and then. The Game has completely exceeded my Expectations, but I have only just begun. I'm already looking forward to more and that it's f2p makes it even more beautiful. However, I will still be donating if I can, because the first Impression has already blown me away. So I can only recommend this Game, it's a huge Fun:D
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Microsoft from French
When valve offers a free title, he doesn't care about us! Whether you're a player, Modder or both, alien swarm will surprise you. With a simple concept and a realization in the hair, one can only rush on a title like that. At a time when you are being charged with astronomical sums for two new game cards or for ten minutes of additional content it's good to see that some developers are more motivated by the willingness to share their passion than by the lure of gain, gentlemen Hat! So you will understand, you just have to run to join the ranks of the Marines... Meet me at the Rydberg reactor, soldiers! ... Have fun! Xd
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Tactical Co-op action game for up to four Players from a Bird'S Eye view Complete Game code and mod tools Unlock weapons and objects after passing a Level. Over 40 Weapons and Equipment with countless Equipment Configurations 4 unique Classes and 8 unique Characters Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats 64 Achievements Kachel-based map Tool That I was promised when I played this Game Installed. Full Of Anticipation, my Friends and I stormed into the Alien Massacre. Since I already played the original Alien Swarm from Unreal Tournament, I hoped for a surprise, but expected a Disappointment. I wasn't disappointed. Neither from the Graphics, the Maps, the Weapons nor anything else anything else. Thanks to Opensource, there were always new Fun maps that you could play Cooperatively with your Friends. Since 2010 I've been Playing this Game over and over again. The Gameplay is extremely simple, the Graphics can still be seen to this day, you can get up to 6 times Promoters to start again from Level 1 and probably the most important thing-it's free. I can only recommend it further.
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