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Average Player Score Based on 715 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 715 ratings
  1. 10 (119)
  2. 9 (280)
  3. 8 (212)
  4. 7 (66)
  5. 6 (17)
  6. 5 (11)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (5)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9

    "I got signals. I got readings in front and behind!"

    "GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER!!!" Downloaded yesterday for free from Steam. Was initially impressed with the audio/video capabilities for this FREE game. As a nice feature, if you don't like the great ambient music you ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Alien Swarm (2010)

  • Rating:7.5

    Valve can't dissapoint

    If you think that free game means bad or small game - try this. I was waiting Alien Swarm for 3 weeks, first screenshots impressed me to death, kinda Left 4 Dead & Alien Shooter crazy mix. The game is non-stop 4 playe... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Great, great, great multiplayer! Very tactical and engaging.

    When i first started playing this with one of my best friends i thought to myself that a free valve made game had to either suck ass or be some kind of "scam". But when we had it downloaded, not many minutes later, we pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    A only multiplayer game with a short campaign. But it's still great! Recommended for 4-player LAN-parties!

    Overall: 7.5/10. It's to bad that this games campaign is so short, and that it's all multiplayer - no singleplayer. Those two facts lowers the score a lot, but if you are used to play games only with friends online and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Alien Swarm boasts balanced classes, strong cooperative play and a solid system of rewards.

    If you were a part of Unreal Tournament 2004's lavish mod-community, then you might have played one of its revered, total conversions called Alien Swarm. It was a squad-based, top-down shooter with tactical sensibilities... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Kill to survive and then kill some more XD.

    Alien Swarm is the game for all people who love shooting and co-op. Graphics:Great for the free game.Maps are beautifully design and characters to. Monsters are rely wacky and imaginative. Audio:Sound of gun fire ar... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    If Survival Horror met Top-Down.

    There's a certain bit of appeal to Alien Swarm, which, despite having a very generic title, strays very far from a generic shooter. Alien Swarm introduces you to a top-down version of what is basically put L4D when th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Probably best free game ever made!

    Old-school action game with nice graphics, well designed maps, impressive number of guns and gadgets and fast paced, rather chaotic co-op gameplay. There are seven missions in the campaign and four classes to choose from... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Interesting, but not quite there for now.

    Alien Swarm is a nice little free steam game that could 1 day become a big production. Its sort of a 3rd person strategy shooter game that you can play with youre friends without having to spend a lot of money to buy a 4... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    A nice side-game for your library, hell, it's free.

    A free download on Steam, you can't hammer this game with too many insults, but the gameplay gets old very quick, and has no real replay value after you've gone through the campaign a few times. 3/4 top-down gameplay ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    A great game, marred with bugs and glitchs.

    When I first downloaded Alien Swarm, I had high hopes. A free online co-op game by valve, developed by some of their best developers? Sounds great! However when I started the game up, it instantly crashed. I tried it ag... Read Full Review

    2 of 9 users found the following review helpful