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Attack of the Earthlings

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Attack of the Earthlings combines turn-based combat and stealth in a dark comedic single player campaign, where you the player, take control of the native alien race to defend your home world from the invading humans.

Serial Drillers from Outer Space
Galactoil, a comically dysfunctional energy corporation, are hell-bent on harvesting the known universe for energy and will drill anything worth a dollar in its incessant quest to line its pockets with profit. However, their latest foray into energy exploration on Planet X13, has placed them into a bit of a pickle. The Swarmers, the native insectoid species, have another idea - to eat all the workers!

The Perfect Swarm
You take control of the Swarmers, a highly aggressive insectoid species, who must convert human flesh into alien muscle, upgrade their units and even find the time to gatecrash a birthday party.

To put a stop to the invasion, the Swarmers must plan attacks carefully. Take control of unsuspecting workers, set traps, emerge from vents and hiding spots to take your human prey by surprise, and assault in groups to kill multiple enemies at once.

It’s meat Jim, but not as we know it
The more earthlings killed, the more corpses can be consumed and transformed into new units with specialized roles and unique abilities. The flesh of their own workers is the key ingredient to developing a successful alien insurgency against Galactoil.

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Team Junkfish
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Wales Interactive
Publisher
Junkfish Limited
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://teamjunkfish.com/game/attack-of-the-earthlings/

System requirements for PC

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Quad-core 3.0 Ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 760 (2GB) / Radeon R9 280 (3GB)
Hard Drive Space: 3 GB
Mouse, Keyboard

System requirements for macOS

Mac OS 10.11 or later
Processor: Quad-core 3 Ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 760 (2GB) / Radeon R9 280 (3GB)
Hard Drive Space: 3 GB

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04
Processor: Quad-core 3.0 Ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 760 (2GB) / Radeon R9 280 (3GB)
Hard Drive Space: 3 GB
Mouse, Keyboard
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Attack of the Earthlings reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Hm... Ok, basically this Game is good. It has something of a reverse X-COM. Your Alien sneaks through the Aisles, kills as secretly as possible the human Personnel (workers/soldiers/researchers), eats them up and-if it has eaten enough-can spawn more Units (melee/Long-range Mucers). The Levels are puzzle built and it's really Fun to solve them. Other Reviews praises the Game's humor, but may not be my Kind of Humor. More than one Grin has not elicited it from me so far, and I have already reached about half. Well, it's a Matter of Taste. What I don't like like like like like that now is the Length of the Game. A Total of 7 Levels. Appreciate I will be through in 7-8 Hours. This is too little compared to the Potential Of this Game concept. That's Why I almost gave a Thumbs-down. Could just pull me together, though.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Solid but not outstanding XCom-Style Game, with just Under 8hrs playing time for €172 In my Opinion also priced ok. Here are some Criticisms on my part: 1) No difficulty levels 2) Only a few Levels exist and they are completely scripted through. 3)AI ... Can you talk about AI if the Opponents only stubbornly pull their Tracks, unless you create Noise or leave a Corpse on Your Way? 4)Born Monster "Variations, there are only 4 different of which you usually rarely use all of them. The Spitting (Long-distance Fighters) is needed at most against the exploding Melees. 5)The Skillbaum, well choices don't really exist, as there Is only one Branch for each Type of Creature. So The Choice Option is which Creature you improve, but since not all creatures are used equally often (at least with me) there is no Choice. ^^ Personally, I enjoyed the Game, despite the Weaknesses. I can't see a Replay Value at this time.
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Quite funny. The Aliens are in the ggs. To the painstakingly accrued X-Com Soldiers completely expendable. The Game is relatively simple, as you can see through Doors and Walls when you walk more densely. In addition, a maximum Of one Field can be monitored and Opponents also have only a very limited Field of view, which makes Situations such as the Round-assite-of-drone shot as in Terror from the Deep impossible. Thus a fairly relaxed, amusing Stratgie-or Puzzle Game. Unfortunately, something very short for the Price. In lt. Ad 12h I was through at least an hour afk and leave despite time. I honestly Don't see any Replay value and a Try of different Strategies is considered, but it doesn't come to bear due to the Game Mechanics. Essentially, you can focus 3 out of 4 Branches in The Skilltree, 3 Branches fall on the 3 alien types, the 4th to the "Mother," who is the only one not allowed to die. But since you don't need the Spitts (Remote Fighters) there is nothing missing if there are no Points in their Abilities. As a result, the strategic Possibilities have already been exhausted. Therefore, although I have a Buy recommendation, but perhaps better wait for the "Summer Closing sale" or so.
Favorite Thing: The gameplay's pretty fun. Not exactly original, but fun!
Least Favorite Thing: Finding out your cover actually doesn't provide any can be quite frustrating.

Date Completed: 2018-10-28
Playtime: ~ 8h
Enjoyment: 8/10
Recommendation: If you liked XCom you'll enjoy it.
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