Berlin Players slip into the role of Maeko Hayes, who witnesses an alien attack on her space station. But she can’t stop it and ends up stranded on the planet Lethe. From there, as part of a four-person unit, she returns to the space station to liberate it in battle.
Tactical refinements and special abilities
In action, you look down on your four own fighters, who you command simultaneously in real time through the gloomy station. Tactical refinements, such as slowing down the game, help to effectively take the wind out of the aliens’ sails. The unit, initially only equipped with simple weapons, is later trained in special abilities.
Of course, many enemies known from the “Aliens” games, such as Facehugger or Praetorians, are also part of the game. Although you are allowed to save in between, the missions, which each last about an hour, can become a real challenge. Because the aliens take advantage of every mistake and can even permanently eliminate their own units.
Strategy makes “Aliens” exciting again
As a strategy game, “Aliens: Dark Descent” hits a completely different notch than the previous titles. But that’s exactly what makes it interesting. The game is available for Playstation and Xbox consoles as well as for PC and costs around 40 euros.