Aliens: Dark Descent pits you against Xenomorph hordes

A new Alien game called Aliens: Dark Descent shows off a group of humans fighting hordes of Xenomorphs in a space base, as part of Summer Game Fest 2022

Aliens: Dark Descent

A new Alien game titled Aliens: Dark Descent from Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive has been announced at Summer Game Fest. The tense, atmospheric trailer shows a group of humans exploring a quiet, dishevelled base that is overgrown and covered with gunk, before confronting a group of screaming Xenomorphs in head-on combat.

The tone certainly feels more Aliens than Alien, with plenty of guns and a focus on action. A brief gameplay clip at the end of the trailer shows gameplay taking place from a top-down, isometric perspective, with four humans standing together against the onrushing alien hordes, acid blood spilling from the foes as they go down.

The game’s Steam store page describes Aliens: Dark Descent as a “squad-based, single-player game” where you must lead your soldiers in real-time combat against both Xenomorphs and rogue Weyland-Yutani operatives, alongside “a host of horrifying creatures new to the Alien franchise.” Players will assemble a squad of colonial marines with their own unique specialisations, weapons, and abilities. You can also upgrade your home base and research new tech to help kit out your team.

Players must adapt their squad tactics to fit the mission, and keep track of their units’ health, sanity, and resources – not only can your members be killed, they are also susceptible to suffering mental breakdowns as a result of the terror and stress.

You can check out the reveal trailer below:

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