Aliens: Dark Descent

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Drop into the gripping journey of Aliens: Dark Descent, a squad-based, single-player action game in the iconic Alien franchise. Lead your soldiers in real-time to stop a new and terrifying kind of Xenomorph outbreak on Moon Lethe. 
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About Aliens: Dark Descent

About this game

Aliens: Dark Descent from Tindalos Interactive and Focus Entertainment gives you a new angle on the Xenomorph threat: the real-time strategy angle.

They’re Coming Out The Walls

Aliens: Dark Descent is a real-time squad-based tactical shooter, set in the Alien universe. Players command a squad of hardened Colonial Marines to battle against Xenomorphs, rogue operatives from Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and all manner of other horrific creatures. They must take calculated risks and manage resources wisely as they infiltrate large levels, forge unique paths for survival, customise their squads with different classes and specialise soldiers with abilities, perks and weapons. Successful missions will require strategic thinking and quick reflexes to outsmart the deadliest enemy mankind has ever faced. 

You Can’t Put This Down

Aliens: Dark Descent features a gripping original story with iconic Xenomorphs ranging from Facehuggers to Praetorians, Alien Queens and more. It's up to the commander to strategically dispatch orders at the touch of a button while adapting tactics to enemies who are hunting them down. Players can also expect a persistent world where their actions have lasting impacts on level designs. With an array of customizations available for their squad, players can choose between five starting Marine classes with dozens of specialisations, unique abilities and weapons as they set out on missions across treacherous terrain. 

Gripping Storyline 

The stakes are high as players take on the role of a commander whose mission is to stop an outbreak before it's too late. To successfully achieve this task, they must lead their troops courageously against relentless foes in gripping battles that require intense concentration and managerial skills in order to survive mentally unscathed. Aliens: Dark Descent presents gamers with an unforgettable gaming experience that requires strategic cunning along with visceral combat in order to overcome Mankind’s most feared enemy.

Game Details

Release Date:
June 19, 2023
Developer:
Tindalos Interactive
Publisher:
Focus Entertainment
Supported Languages:
English +
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Franchise:
Alien

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Additional Notes: To be announced

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Additional Notes: To be announced

Critic Reviews

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GGRecon

70 / 100
"In Aliens: Dark Descent's best moments, it's a rich real-time tactics game that represents the Alien mythos from a refreshing gameplay perspective, revelling in stressing the...

We Got This Covered

60 / 100
"Despite being a solid real-time strategy game oozing with ambiance, 'Aliens: Dark Descent' joins the ranks of 2023's buggy releases."

God is a Geek

90 / 100
"Aliens: Dark Descent is one of the most immersive and exciting tactical shooters I've played, and a worthy successor to James Cameron's masterpiece."
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Aliens: Dark Descent User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 15 ratings
94% of users would recommend this.
4.9

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A great turn based Aliens game!

Smuggly
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Excellent transaction. Easy and secure. The Game so far (2 hrs in) is great. I have all the Alien games. This game is great it follows the movies Aliens great. If you like Turned based strategy games try it you'll like it.
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Good with little flaws

Ale
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Very fun game, lots of cool ideas ! I had a few bugs, the worst was the one where all marines kept firing at will no matter what (even when in undetected phase). Some stats at the end of the game would have been nice like most valuable marine, most kills, most accurate, most heal, etc..
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Recommended

Jorviktus
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This is a game of love and passion. Unlike other recent Alien games, this one right down to the minute detail is just outstanding. The devs released a game that was playable right out the door, they're some minor bugs here and there but for the most part it works. The set up to bring in all the world assets(enviroments) from the movies in a great way, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 they brought all that together in an way that it feels natural, the story is okay, The gameplay is fantastic and really immerses you into that world. Overall if you're an Aliens fan then this game certainly delivers on that.
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Recommended

Tikanderoga
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Fantastic game. command your marines in real time, pause the game when you need it, issue special commands and required, lay mines, call sniper shots, call air strikes and most of all: Manage the stress levels of your marines, so they don't go bonkers. And most of all: Don't forget to shoot some Xenos. Beautiful mix of RPG, tactics and some resource management.
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Recommended

best Alien game since Isolation
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When a game when you start it for the first time says in your face that "this game is hard" you know it will be hard. Yes. It is indeed hard. But really enjoyable - the atmosphere is also quite good. Totally recommend for all the Alien fans
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Game over man.... game over!

Burger
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Top notch. Its basically like playing the James Cameron Aliens movie if Lt Gorman wasnt incompetent! Its hard to put into words the joy and tension of sneaking across the maps, threading your way between hives, using your sentry guns and mines for overlapping fields of fire and protecting your rear. Check those corners...... and secure that #### hudson! Nobody touch nothing. P.s. it was great to purchase this via Fanatical, instantly got the key, great price, and a very legitimate seller. Would recommended x10!
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Recommended

Sam
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Brutal, atmospheric, tense. Everything you want from an Aliens game
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, Aliens: Dark Descent is not currently playable on Steam Deck.

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Additional Notes: To be announced

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Additional Notes: To be announced
64% of critics on Metacritic recommend Aliens: Dark Descent. The Metascore is 75 out of 100.
94% of Fanatical users recommend Aliens: Dark Descent. The average review score is 4.9/5
Aliens: Dark Descent was released on June 19, 2023
Aliens: Dark Descent is published by Focus Entertainment
Aliens: Dark Descent was developed by Tindalos Interactive
Fanatical users tagged Aliens: Dark Descent as RTS, Strategy, Action, and Survival
Fanatical users tagged Aliens: Dark Descent as Sci-fi, Aliens, Horror, and Tactical
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Aliens: Dark Descent as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Aliens: Dark Descent as RTS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Aliens: Dark Descent as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Aliens: Dark Descent as Action

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