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Natural Selection 2

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Natural Selection is a unique blend of RTS and first-person shooter that is complex enough it takes some time to master.

Two teams -- elite marines Frontiersmen and vicious alien Khaara -- compete against each other on robust maps. The number of them is limited only by the play imagination: the game features compelling level editor, scripting and graphical tools to sculpt a unique adventure. FPS mechanic is simple -- you just point and shoot. The beauty of the game mechanics truly shines in intense multiplayer sessions: you have to come up with the cunning strategy to win against players in Khaara team. The goal: clear spreading alien infestation for marines and destroy power nodes for aliens. For a successful completion of all tasks, players need to choose a leader in their midst. The leader rank requires to come up with the cunning strategy as well as with operative control of players.

Developers are still polishing their creation, so players are sure to get new patches and maps frequently.

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Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
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System requirements for PC

  • OS:Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Processor:Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz) or better
  • Memory:3 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 9 compatible video card with 1 GB VRAM and support for Shader Model 3 (e.g. AMD X800, NVidia 8600 or better)
  • DirectX®:9.0
  • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
  • OS:Windows 7 64-bit or newer
  • Processor:Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) or better
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 9 compatible video card with 1.5 - 2 GB VRAM (AMD 5770, NVidia GTX 450 or better)
  • DirectX®:9.0
  • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Natural Selection 2 reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
In the Film, Ripley builds the Bridge in natural Selection. But Movies are something Unrealists! NS2 takes on the Scenario of alien movies, transforming it into an eternal Battle for Resources. Locations include Space Stations, Mine Shafts and other enclosed Building Complexes. In these there are certain Rooms where resources can be extracted. Marines first have to build a huge Energy Plug before they can use a resource extractor, Aliens in turn spread through the Aisles via a System of Cysts and can't put a Harvester (to Extract the Resources) until the Resource point was taken from the Biogue emanating from the Cyst. The more Extractor-in-/Harvester a Team has, the faster it generates more Credits. These Credits flow once to every single naval/alien that can buy Weapons from them or evolite them into another Form of Life. But even the Commander-both Aliens and Marines have a Player who overlooks the Battlefield in isometric View-receives "team resources." He uses them to acquire Buildings and the almost more important Upgrades (more weapon damage, nimbler Aliens, etc.). The Goal is to destroy the enemy Base. If the Opponent has several, then all. Aliens are quickly propagated and created by the fundamentally higher mobility to carry Out raids even at the Beginning. However, they also need to be fast as they need a lot of Resources. The Marines basically play for Time, so go to Work more defensively. Cautious pre-tasting (just not alone) instead of scouting cheerful and fringing is the Motto. P.S.: The Steam Award goes to "Edit: It's still very good. Wooza! "
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Natural Selection 2 is a relatively fast ego "shooter" With a not negligible strategic Share. So Whoever is out on wild Rum rules should leave their Fingers off this Game. In addition, it has a relatively difficult Start, as you don't know a whole Range of Things yet and/or not master them, which is why it is advisable to look at some things in Advance at least once and, if necessary, ask questions in the Game of more experienced players. . Due To the strategic Part of the Game, it is also advantageous to use a Microphone to communicate with your Teammates. What is it all About? In Natural Selection 2, two Teams face each other, which differ greatly not only in terms of their Appearance, but also in their Style of play. While the Marines rely mainly on their Firearms, the Aliens are mostly limited to Melee Attacks, but have different Ways to approach the Marines depending on The Type of life. In each Team there is a Player who takes on the Role of commander. His Job is to give Instructions, build Buildings, explore Upgrades and, if necessary, Assist his Team in Combat Situations. As a new Player, this Task should not be taken over as if possible, as this presupposes a certain Gaming Experience and you can quickly lose track in critical Situations. If you still absolutely want to do this, it is important to inform your Teammates that you are not very experienced as a Commander, so that they can adapt their Style of play to it and, if necessary, give hints. The Aim of the Game is to destroy the enemy Base, which can be achieved by destroying any Command chair of the Marines or any Hive of the Aliens. The Round also ends when all Players in a Side are dead and there Is no possibility for a Respawn. Conclusion Who is bored of all the standard shooters à la CoD or CS (Players of these Games, or more alike, please do not feel personally attacked at this Point) and/or looking for an action-rich game with high Standards of abilities of Player is I can only recommend this Game. A certain Will to familiup oneseing in the Game, however, is absolutely necessary, since the Entry Can be relatively difficult and associated with many Setback. But If, on the other Hand, teamplay is a Foreign Word or if you just want to quickly ball a Round through the Card, I can only advise against this Game. The Same applies to all those who like to control Brain-AFK through the Area.
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