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Aliens: Infestation (Nintendo DS)

by Sega
Nintendo DS
 Ages 16 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B005FOFBQO
  • Release Date: 30 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,910 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Aliens: Infestation is an action-heavy side-scrolling exploration game were players will be able to recruit and play as 19 different marines, each with their own unique dialogue, and explore iconic environments including the Sulaco, the Derelict ship, and LV-426.

Developed by WayForward in collaboration with Gearbox Software, Aliens: Infestation pits players against the overwhelming Xenomorph hive using a vast selection of iconic weapons and tools from the series. Featuring character designs by popular comic artist Chris Bachalo and equipped with an upgrade and collectibles system, Aliens: Infestation will allow players to explore large-scale versions of some of the most fan-beloved environments of the iconic films.

Product Description

Aliens Infestation is an action-heavy side-scrolling exploration game were players will be able to recruit and play as 19 different marines, each with their own unique dialogue, and explore iconic environments including the Sulaco, the Derelict ship, and LV-426.

Developed by WayForward in collaboration with Gearbox Software, Aliens Infestation pits players against the overwhelming Xenomorph hive using a vast selection of iconic weapons and tools from the series. Featuring character designs by popular comic artist Chris Bachalo and equipped with an upgrade and collectibles system, Aliens: Infestation will allow players to explore large-scale versions of some of the most fan-beloved environments of the iconic films.

 

  • Enter the eerie, atmospheric world of aliens, inspired by the film series, where any moment could bring death
  • Choose up to 20 Colonial Marines, with distinct personalities, to form a powerful squad to fight alongside
  • Wield authentic weapons, including the pulse rifle, smart gun and flamethrower, and unleash your fury in exciting combat
  • Use cover and blindfire to outshoot Xenos or sneak through Sulaco in stealth missions as you watch out for Xenos in the dark
  • Race to your comrades' rescue in five real-time minutes before they are implanted with Xenos
  • Recruit up to twenty individual Colonial Marines with distinct personalities, each designed by famed comic artist Chris Bachalo. Race to rescue captured comrades in five real-time minutes before they are implanted with Xenos.
  • Storyline and dialogue will change depending on who you have chosen for your team. Who will be able to stand up to the Xeno horde - and who will be dragged away to the hive?
  • Wield authentic weapons from the films, including the pulse rifle, smart gun, flamethrower and more. Use cover and b

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the beginner 27 Oct 2011
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is a serious challenge. The basic plot is that you are sent to explore a great hulk of a ship to find out what has happened. There are strange readings on board and you have to investigate. you take control of a group of four soldiers. Don't think however that you can become attached to them. One of the nice things about this game is that when a soldier dies (and he is not rescued) you will need to scour the labrynth like ships to find a replacement. After you complete the first level the real game begins. you jump from ship to ship exploring the tight passageways and clostraphobic tunnels. The music gives a level of tension not often found on the ds. This is added to even more by the fact that this game is not a blast everything that moves type. Its a good 20 minutes before you meet your first alien. And they are tough. They have a habit of jumping out on you and can give you a very bad day. You may walk for a good few minutes with nothing happening before an alien jumps down to greet you, keeping you on your toes. There are facehuggers drones security robots all manner of enemies. And of course the queen. The queens are spectaculaly tough and take a huge amount of firepower to bring down. Firepower that is limited. This game is old school difficult. If you are new or unused to games of this type then it is not for you. But if you like a challenge to really get your teeth into then you will LOVE this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid Game but way too short 25 Feb 2012
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Firstly this game doesnt get full marks because of the campaign length...it is far too short and those who have maybe looked at the game videos/images may think along the lines of Castlevania and Metroid, and yes it is in the same ball park but this is at heart a very one way game with minor side-exploration.

What we have left though is a very rare DS game with true jumpy-moments and tense exploration. Its hard to imagine that a side scrolling game could offer such an atmosphere but it certainly had me on the edge of my seat more than a couple of times. This is of course an Aliens game so it does live true to the theme of the overall series.

The game picks up after the events of James Camerons' Aliens. The Sulaco is found adrift in space and a new group of Marines are sent in to investigate and find out what happened to the former mission team. You begin on the Sulaco with a four man team of marines, in this case the marines, although you can choose one, act as your lives. Once the health bar is depleted you lose a marine - pretty smart - and as a plus side you can actually stage a rescue mission to retrieve them should you wish. Scattered around the environments you will find other marines who will, at some point join you if you are short of men. Save rooms are very scarce on this game, so it pays to treat every encounter with some strategy as the marines are in short supply - 19 in total throughout the game. Although the game plays like a hardcore shooter - think contra - with Castlevania exploration and map - you will be constantly under pressure to retrace your steps to recent save rooms and re-stock on ammo and health and venture out again to tackle the tougher encounters. I must empathise that the level of tension becomes quite high as you get into deep water.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School 'run and gun' 15 Feb 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Fantastic fun, the kind you remember from the 16 bit days. It's really difficult, which is a good thing. Using individual marines in your squad as 'lives' is a neat touch, especially considering the individualism of each of them, which is nicer than just a meaningless heart container. The fact that you can only have four squad member at any time gives the game an added level of difficulty, especially during the incredibly hard boss battles. As previously mentioned the replayability is pretty low as the game is linear, however don't let that discourage you from what is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The atmosphere is amazing from the very beginning. If you like the films and old games then I can promise you this game is loads of fun. You may only get one play through, but at the current price I'd say it's worth every penny!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contra/Metroid/Aliens - hell, yeah! 9 Dec 2011
By Fakamaz
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Great story, all marines you have - counts. When they die - they die. For anyone who likes exploring Metroid style, and who loves Aliens - buy it. Sadly, there is low replayability in this game, yet the time you spend playing will give you much fun. One of the best action/adventure games on the DS. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is a competent shoot em up game for the Nintendo DS featuring HR Giger's famous creations the Xenomorphs.

You take control of a platoon of marines who's mission is in protecting the human's from infestation as the Xenomorphs with there lethal acid blood are caving havoc & only your marines are equipped to handle this latest infestation.

Liked.

The graphics for a hand held are quite decent but not outstanding similar to the 16 bit Megadrive games of the 1990's & the story moves at a decent pace making this DS game an enjoyable yarn.

Battling against Alien's on the USS Sulaco is cool as this story takes place between Aliens & Alien 3.

The gameplay is fairly solid & you can upgraded your weaponry the further you go along in the game.

Disliked

Some slight niggles are if one civilian you fail to rescue dies you will to restart that particular section again as the game doesn't give you a expendable civilian allowance. & the gameplay can seem repetitive at times making it feel stale.

All in all though this is a decent if flawed DS game that delivers the atmosphere from the Alien movies but remember to stay alert & stay alive as in space no one can hear you scream.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic game
Squad based alien masher get to explore the Sulaco in a sideways scrolling frenzy of action! choose from 1 of 4 in your squad - shame it's not available in 3d!
Published 6 months ago by AdamF
5.0 out of 5 stars Good side scroll
Brilliant old school side scroll er may be a little short but good for all you retro gamer fans a must have!
Published 12 months ago by Ian Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Fun
I'm a massive fan of the ALIEN / ALIENS films and discovered this game by chance on Amazon. I hadn't even seen it advertised anywhere before which is a crying shame. Read more
Published 12 months ago by TubbyBinns
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointed fan
I'll start by saying, I really really wanted this to be great - sadly it fell short of my expectations... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Na De Berckem Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars given as gift and appreciated
Got this for my grandson and he loved it. He found it very difficult but loved the challenge. Sorry can give no details of game. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. A. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars A very retro game
I must say this game is actually very good and offers a decent challenge. The game has a very retro look & feel about it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ben H
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy games over, man
I enjoyed this game and it took me several days to complete, two bosses were reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy difficult, they reminded me of the boss... Read more
Published 21 months ago by el'Jmano
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