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Continue the xenomorph journey in Aliens: Dark Descent on Xbox, PlayStation and PC


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Prepare to fight for your life in Aliens: Dark Descent

We’ve had a tense solo adventure in Alien Isolation, a taste of squad combat with Aliens: Fireteam Elite – heck, we’ve even had Aliens pinball! And now we can enjoy even more Aliens action with the release of Aliens: Dark Descent on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

A True Test of Skill

Launching today on Xbox, PlayStation and PC platforms, Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive have brought us one of the most intricate, complex ways to enjoy the xenomorph threat in all its terrifying glory. 

Take one look at a screen or video from Aliens: Dark Descent, and you’ll realise that this one is for the true Aliens die-hards – although that’s not to say that anyone couldn’t give it a crack.

The xenomorphs have invaded the Moon Lethe, and it is up to you, as a hardened commander of a Colonel Marines squad, to sweep the tense, dimly-lit buildings on the moon and dispose of the alien threat. 

Whilst just one xeno is a cause for concern, when they come in swathes your tactical nous will be tested in frantic real-time combat. Throw in rogue soldiers from the Weyland-Yutani Corp, as well as new threats to the Aliens franchise, and you’ll be constantly switching your tactics to suit the new opposition.

You are the Commander

As the commander, the decisions that you make in combat will carve out the fate of your squad. One wrong move and you could lose members to the true terror – permadeath! 

In order to ensure everyone makes it home alive, you’ll have to sweep every area thoroughly, find shortcuts through the levels, and make use of motion sensors to locate and eliminate the threat.

Each soldier of yours can be meticulously customised and upgraded, with a range of weapons and perks available to you. Variety is the spice of life in Aliens: Dark Descent, so ensure you have a man for every job – hacker, welder, tank etc. You’ll also have the pleasure of managing each soldier’s vitals – health and even sanity must be taken into account.

Key Features

  • Face off in a gripping original Alien story against iconic Xenomorph creatures ranging from Facehuggers to Praetorians, Alien Queens and many more, including rogue human commandos and a brand-new threat unique to this Alien storyline
  • Lead strategically and change squad tactics from mission to mission, carefully managing your soldiers’ health, resources, and sanity, to avoid permanent team losses and mental breakdowns
  • Forge unique paths for survival in a persistent world, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones and setting up motion trackers to stay one step ahead of these creatures
  • Assemble and level up squads composed of 5 starting Marines classes, with dozens of specializations, unique abilities and weapons.

Aliens: Dark Descent on Xbox, PlayStation and PC is Available Today

Whether you are on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 or PC, you can pick up a copy of Aliens: Dark Descent now. 

Over on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, the Xbox Store will have you covered for £34.99. Other digital stores will sort out those on other formats.

Review? Yeah, ours is coming. 

Game Description:

In Aliens: Dark Descent, command a squad of hardened Colonial Marines to stop a terrifying Xenomorph outbreak on Moon Lethe. Lead your soldiers in real-time combat against iconic Xenomorphs, rogue operatives from the insatiable Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and a host of horrifying creatures new to the Alien franchise.

You are the commander. They are your weapon.

Infiltrate large open levels and annihilate enemies with your squad, dispatching orders strategically and intuitively at the touch of a button. Tread carefully, as your foes will adapt their tactics to your actions while hunting you down because death is permanent. Forge unique paths for survival, uncovering shortcuts, creating safe zones, and setting up motion trackers in a persistent world where your actions impact levels forever.

Customize your squad with a selection of different classes. Level up and specialize your soldiers with unique abilities and an arsenal of weapons, armor, and perks, for high stakes missions in treacherous territory. Develop your base to research new tech and improve your squad even further.

I'm an avid gamer who will play pretty much anything... but stick an open world or adventure game in front of me and I'm more than happy.
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