December 16th 2009 1:02 pm PT

Arcade: Alien Breed Episode 1


Alien Breed™ Episode 1Content: Alien Breed Episode 1
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: Better get ready for some action! The ‘breed’ are back and must be stopped! Choose to go it alone or buddy up with a friend offline or online and take fight to the enemy in this fast-paced action horror set in a foreboding world of dread and terror. You will have to kick fear into touch if you are to fight your way through this myriad of challenges in order to complete this seat-of-the-pants adventure…Just remember to release the safety catch! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see


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Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • happysnowman163

    Can’t wait to try this…. brings back fond memories of my Amiga 1200

  • DJ Deathstar

    Is the game actually 800 points now as this morning it was incorrectly priced at 1200

  • PiMD

    They need to offer refunds to those who bought it at 1200, anyone have any pics anywhere?

  • Sneeches

    downloaded the demo this morning, will give it a try and decide if its worth my points.

  • Anonymous

    Very cool game, I picked it up afetr the demo. The only think I hate is knowing I’ll have to shell out another 1600 points just to finish the game.

  • DrDaveWatford

    I loved this game on the Amiga, so it’s a definite “buy” however bad it might be…… Heard it’s pretty good, however, which is a huge bonus !

  • wiirule111

    Alien Breed is a nice remake of the Amiga classics, and i may buy this tonight. :-)

    If its 1 of 3 parts, the game wont be cheap.. but its 36 achievements in total thou.

  • oAssassin Xo

    This game looked awesome up until I seen “1”. Companies that sell their games in parts never get my money. Its just another way for them to milk us off. Such as with Sam & Max. Either give me the whole game for a reasonable price and don’t give me it at all. This is why people find other routes to get these games. >.>

  • Soulr3ape

    Fantastic game , loving it !! Thank you very much Team 17 :-D Me and my mates used to play this and sensible soccer religiously on the old A500 + before moving on to the A1200, now I am enjoying it all over again, kind of sucks its part one of three, but still gives me something to look forward to ;-)

  • Ai Kago

    Great game and a great price.

    This is the sort of quality we want from xbox live arcade. I would rather have quality titles coming out less often than some of the complete junk they released recently.

  • wiirule111

    I bought it, but i dont know when i will play it. It had good first impression thou. :)

  • Xlrking

    Dont even know what this game is, nor have i played the original, good thing i can try the demo at least.

  • Anonymous

    good game low price thank you

  • metallicorphan

    is it just me or does it have Russian(or something like that)on Major Nelsons Gamercard in the top left hand corner,and his gametiles have gone as well

  • UKresistance

    $10 is too much for a third of a game.

  • a peeking duck

    wiirule111: please learn how to spell “though”, ok? :(
    I’m enjoying this piece of old-school shootery, although the fetch quests can be a little annoying.

  • Boe2

    Tried the demo, it just didn’t work out for me. I immediatly fell in love with Shadow Complex, but Alien Breed just feels too boring to me.

  • Sneeches

    Loved the demo. Never heard of this game before playing the demo and I was pleasently surprised.

  • DrDaveWatford

    Just thought I’d check back and report after my message yesterday. I loved this remake – real ‘old school’ gaming with an overhead/isometric view, but with great graphics and sound. After a constant diet of FPS over the past year it’s refreshing to play something different…..

  • DarkTear81

    Won’t buy it cause of “Episode 1″.
    Maybe I’ll search my A500 that should be somewhere in this house and play the good old original game =D

  • DarkTear81

    Maybe a FULL remake (non-episodic) of Chaos Engine would be cool. ;)

  • captpluto9465

    Nice graphics and sound, but not so sure I would buy this as it seems like a lot of other top-down shooters. Cool Dead Space-like atmosphere.

  • BrooksterMax

    This was a great game in its original form back in the early 90s. Can’t wait to see the Alien Ressurection :)

  • HenkvdWeerdt

    A nice ‘retro style’ game.
    Hopefully a nice start to the deals of the day

  • Z4M0

    The only drawback it has is the episodic release. Besides, as far as I remember watchmen wasn’t any cheaper since it had two 1600 points-worth episodes.

    The single player campaign doesn’t have much to do with what’s shown in the demo. The atmosphere builds up quite nicely with no aliens at the very begining, just little hazzards and tasks to do. As someone else’s said here, feels like a top down dead space arcade game.

    It’s supposed to last at least 5 hours on single player campaing and then you got 3 coop levels so I think it worths 800 points. I don’t remember Zombie Apocalypse being any better and it sold very well.

    It has good gameplay (very reminiscent feel of original AB games when you dont use the R stick to aim) and really nice graphincs considering all the dynamic lighting involved. Bottom line is, don’t get fooled by the episodic nature of it; it’s really enjoyable so far and I guess you can just play one part and get a good deal for your 800s without having your hands tied down to buy the upcoming chapters.


  • BrooksterMax

    Got it today and it is a pretty good remake capturing that dark atmosphere.