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In XenoShyft: Onslaught, players take on the role of a Commander in the NorTec Corporation. You're tasked with defending the NorTec base as wave after wave of horrific aliens attempt to destroy it and end NorTec's strip mining operation in this beautifully illustrated, base defense, deck-building game.

XenoShyft is a game for 1 to 4 players, with each player controlling one of the divisions of the NorTec military: The Science Labs, Med Bay, Armory, Weapon's Research, Barracks and Command Center. Each of these divisions represents one part of the overall NorTec base with their own unique abilities, and it is your job as Commander of these divisions to protect the base while its field operations are completed.

"One of the most fun co-op games I have played in a long time!" - Tom Vasel (The Dice Tower)

"The enemies are just monstrous and difficult!" - Rodney Smith (Watch it Played)

Gameplay Features

1 - 4 players - Single player compatible, fully cooperative cross-platform gameplay.

Strong focus on coordination and strategic planning - to overcome the game's intense difficulty players will need to work together.

Cross platform multiplayer: Play with your friends cross-platform - iOS, Android, PC, Mac, it doesn't matter!

Base-Defense with deck-building elements

Incredible art - Illustrated by three amazing artists, XenoShyft features beautiful and consistent art. All of which creates one cohesive and frightening universe.

Inventive and exciting armor and weapon upgrade cards - You'll need to outfit your troops with the best equipment if you hope to survive.

You and your teammates will have to work together to survive the continuous onslaught of powerful alien threats and horrors – the goal of the mission is not to wipe out these threats, it is merely to outlast them!

Survive through nine rounds of combat with these horrors and the base will have succeeded in its mission, and you and your allies will have survived to fight another day!
Release date
Asmodee Digital
Cool Mini or Not
Asmodee Digital, CMON Pte Ltd, Cool Mini or Not
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 4, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

4.1 and up

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7 series or ATI Radeon HD 2000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Processor: Mid to High Range Dual-Core 2.5GHz CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 285 or AMD Radeon HD 5830
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • OS: OS X 10.9+
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB GDDR5)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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XenoShyft reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
The idea of a deckbuilding tower defense is well-managed, it costs little respect the physical counterpart (especially the pack with the expansions), sci-fi horror graphics, organic and very themed. Not very tasty The UI and can be improved, it seems all very cool but of different notice is to use it on the field. Too difficult, you always have the maps of the cabbage on its own line and when the fighting arrives you are practically overstayed. Maybe not in Wave 1, but already half wave 2 things get unrecoverable and the rounds are 9. I don't see the light. There are so many things you can buy but you don't have nearly enough resources. I also feel a bad scalability, almost want to force to play in many, which is not a problem (supported the hotseat and the multiplayer) but in short, 1VS1 is tough. If I play at the Easy level, to learn, it must be Easy gosh. As Many users have complained about the point are several dependencies by luck (pool resources, points to buy, totally random enemies) that sap the planning, side anyway that from (would give) satisfactions. Too bad the lack of cross-buy with the counterpart on mobile (many have to learn from Star Realms). I keep it monitored and in case I reevaluate, for now it is no. It Does not amuse, which for a GdT that is physical or digital is the minimum that must be ensured.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Sid Meier once said: "A good Game is a Sequence of interesting Decisions." And that'S what XenoShyft is enough to do. In each Move one is presented with interesting Decisions, that is demanding but also immensely fun. Weighing up the Options gets even better in the Co-op. Thus, the Game itself (like the Board game) is first class, but the Port to the PC is a single Disaster. It's so bug contaminated that it's unplayable. A Parable: Imagine playing Chess, but you're not allowed to move the Runner every second Move and all 3 Games break the Board. It remains the case that Chess itself is a great Game, but not to be endured under the Conditions. And that's exactly how the myriad Flaws in Xenoshyft feel. Non-playable Cards, many Complete Crashes (gives no memory function, thus always Reboot), pedantic and flawed interpretation of Game rules, weak Undo functions, that everything leaves even the most patient Masochists giving up. The non-playable Karters have been fixed, but it still often crashes in Multiplayer (Booth 26.08.2016) Can't make a Recommendation yet, please don't buy. P.S.: If you want to test the Co-op: Forget it, the average Number of Players is 1.1, so it's never who else online. Too Bad, too bad, too bad.
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