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Jump into an action-packed strategy and first-person shooter hybrid where it’s you versus the aliens in brutal combat with your Natural Selection 2 Steam PC key.
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About Natural Selection 2

About this game

Jump into an action-packed strategy and first-person shooter hybrid where it’s you versus the aliens in brutal combat with your Natural Selection 2 Steam PC key.

STRATEGY ON BOTH SIDES

You can play as both the Alien and the Humans, both with their own perks. The Aliens can evolve into one of five different lifeforms, the Skulk which can run on walls, Lerks that can fly, Gorges that can heal and more. In comparison, the Marines wield your typical marine weaponry such as rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers and more.

COMMANDING PRESENCE

Each team, alien and human, has a Commander. The Commander looks down on the battlefield and issues orders, place structures, collects resources, researches technology, and deploys abilities. A human Commander could drop health packs and ammunition to a trapped marine squad, and deploy sentry guns to help them defend their position.

Or an alien Commander could grow a new Hive to spread infestation throughout newly captured territory, allowing more alien eggs to spawn. Plus, the game is receiving constant updates, so you’ll never get bored or run out of things to do!

YOUR OFFICIAL NATURAL SELECTION 2 STEAM PC KEY INCLUDES:

  • Mash-up of strategy and FPS gameplay.
  • Multiplayer action as either humans or aliens.
  • New features, content, and improvements.

Game Details

Release Date:
October 30, 2012
Developer:
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Publisher:
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Rating:
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Natural Selection
Link:
Genres:
Strategy
FPS

Action

RTS

Shooter
Themes:
Sci-fi
Aliens

Competitive

Tactical

Space
Play Styles:
Multiplayer
Team-Based

First-Person
Collections:
Competitive FPS
Space RTS

Alien Strategy

Tactical Shooter

Sci-Fi Strategy
Features:
PvP
Online PvP

Steam Achievements

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Valve AntiCheat enabled

Includes level editor

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor:Dual-core processor 2.4 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo, i3), 2.6 GHz (AMD Athlon or FX)
  • Memory:6 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 11 compatible dedicated video card with 2 GB VRAM
  • DirectX®:11.0
  • Hard Drive:13 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Recommended:

  • OS:7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor:Quad-core processor 3.2 GHz (Intel i5, i7) or 3.6 GHz (AMD Ryzen, FX or Athlon)
  • Memory:8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 11 compatible dedicated video card with 4GB VRAM
  • DirectX®:11.0
  • Hard Drive:13 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Critic Reviews

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"If you're a fan of online shooters on PC, then Natural Selection 2 not only comes highly recommended, but essential, and should sit right alongside other classic entries into...
91 / 100
"Natural Selection 2 is one of the best FPS online of the last years. It blends FPS and RTS perfectly. Buy it."
80 / 100
"Natural Selection 2 isn't great only because it's different, but because it does asymmetrical multiplayer so damn well, offering up a variety of experiences in one small game."
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Relax & enjoy! 69.23%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Played It
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11.76% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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In Natural Selection 2 you can play as either the Frontiersman (Humans) or the Aliens. The Humans host a wide range of weapons and utility items once researched, as opposed to the Aliens who can change into different variants of alien types to suit the situation. There is also a Commander role for both the Human and Alien Faction, As the Commander you will get an top-down view of the map and begin to strategize tactics for your race and managing the respective faction's resources while your on-the-ground teammates go in and execute your plans and strategies in the field. Natural Selection 2 is a fast paced tactical fps game with a relatively small but active and competitive community of players. P.S The community can be very toxic due to the competitive nature of the game and the general playerbase (If you enter the command center to be the commander as a newbie, they will absolutely flame you to the netherrealm).
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 69% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 26% of GameFAQs users said Natural Selection 2 is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to USK, Natural Selection 2 is suitable for players aged 16 and above.
Yes, Natural Selection 2 is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
Minimum:
  • OS:7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor:Dual-core processor 2.4 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo, i3), 2.6 GHz (AMD Athlon or FX)
  • Memory:6 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 11 compatible dedicated video card with 2 GB VRAM
  • DirectX®:11.0
  • Hard Drive:13 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Recommended:
  • OS:7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor:Quad-core processor 3.2 GHz (Intel i5, i7) or 3.6 GHz (AMD Ryzen, FX or Athlon)
  • Memory:8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:DirectX 11 compatible dedicated video card with 4GB VRAM
  • DirectX®:11.0
  • Hard Drive:13 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 26 hours. 59% of users played Natural Selection 2 for over 12 hours.
86% of critics on Metacritic recommend Natural Selection 2. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
Natural Selection 2 was released on October 30, 2012
Natural Selection 2 is published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Natural Selection 2 was developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Fanatical users tagged Natural Selection 2 as Strategy, FPS, Action, and RTS
Fanatical users tagged Natural Selection 2 as Sci-fi, Aliens, Competitive, and Tactical
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Natural Selection 2 as having Multiplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Natural Selection 2 as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Natural Selection 2 as FPS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Natural Selection 2 as Action

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