Alien Swarm
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Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community.
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.
Along with the game get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK. Alien Swarm adds 3rd person camera, depth of field, improved dynamic shadows and a wide variety of gameplay additions to the Source engine.
Alien Swarm System Requirements
 

Recommended Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
  • System Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 2.5 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Alien Swarm Requirements
Alien Swarm requires at least a Radeon X1600 or GeForce 7600 GS to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 2 GB system memory. Your GPU is expected to be able to deliver DirectX 9.
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Alien Swarm PC Release Date:

19 Jul 2010

Alternative Game Tags: alien swarm, top down, coop, co-op, co op, alien, swarm, valve, alien breed, alien breed impact
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Alien Swarm First Person Shooter Mode
Aug-28-2010 [pc]
Now a few of you may know this already but I just found out. You can change the perspective you play the top down, free game, Alien Swarm into a FPS. Admitedly it isnt quite as polished as a top FPS r...
Alien Swarm System Requirements
Jul-24-2010 [pc]
Alien Swarm Minimum System Requirements: o OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP o Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz o Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista o Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card wit...
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can i run this?

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hey can I run, pls tell me quick,

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eerr…lowest setting.

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My rig, gt 420m, i5 480m & 4gb ram, won't play this smoothly on high. Very smooth on medium though.

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Will it not play smoothly on high? that's odd! Maybe upgrade your GFX and give it another go.

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Game isn't all that bad, if you can find some people who won't f…ing ditch you like twits.

 

Overall though, if you can find a good team however, and on high difficulty while they know what to do, it can be an enjoyable experience.

It's free on STEAM, but if this doesn't count towards making a limited account, a full account.

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Anyone played this free - I repeat and capitalise: FREE - game yet?


I haven't - not had the time yet. Loved the UT mod version back in the day though. Can't wait to give this one a go.


Did I say it was free? Poor old Team 17.

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yes its free, on steam

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