Once an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod, now Alien Swarm stands on its own legs.It is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community.Alien Swarm is a top-down co-op shooter with aliens!It’s a pretty good game. Especially for free!
Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes. Plan your attack using an unlockable arsenal of weapons with countless loadout configurations against a wide variety of aliens. Blaze your way through an overrun, off-world colony, eradicating the alien infestation in environments ranging from the icy planet’s surface, to a subterranean lava-flooded mining facility.
Together with the game,you’ll get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK. In fact,I know little about games,so I don’t know what I could do with that, but I guess those of you smarter than I am should have a good idea (Perhaps modders can tinker with this mod-based game, built by modders modding another game…???). Alien Swarm adds 3rd person camera, depth of field, improved dynamic shadows and a wide variety of gameplay additions to the Source engine.
Tactical, 4 player co-op action game with a top-down perspective
Complete game code and mod tools
Unlock persistent items by gaining levels
Over 40 weapons and equipment with countless loadout configurations
4 unique classes and 8 unique characters
Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats
Tile-based map generation tool
Powered by Source and Steam
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Title: Alien Swarm
Release Date: 19 Jul 2010
Includes level editor
The servers are busy as all hell! But it’s worth the download.As it looks very entertaining and frantic and it is free after all.You have to have a steam account to get this game.Click HERE for the free Alien Swarm.