Battle: Los Angeles invades XBLA, PC

First-person shooter adaptation of alien invasion film moves to PSN March 22.

For many gamers, Battle: Los Angeles was first known as the movie through which the existence of Insomniac's alien invasion game Resistance 3 was first revealed. However, now that the film has finally premiered, it's receiving a gaming tie-in all its own.

From the halls of Santa Monica to the shores of Venice Beach…

The Battle: Los Angeles game is now available for the Xbox 360 and PC, with Konami announcing that the PlayStation 3 edition would arrive on PlayStation Network March 22. The Xbox 360 edition of the game features stereoscopic 3D support for TVs with a "horizontal split" 3D mode and HDMI connections to the gaming system.

The Battle: Los Angeles game is a first-person shooter that sees players taking on the role of Corporal Lee Imlay and fighting alongside other characters from the film. Saber Interactive has some experience with the genre, having created 2007's TimeShift as well as 2003's Will Rock.

For more on Saber Interactive's last first-person shooter, check out GameSpot's review of TimeShift.

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33kit
33kit

ya its amazing movie and i like the game we wont it on PS3 it will be better . then Xbox its cool in the Xbox but we are wont it on ps3 please with my pleasure

russianelvis
russianelvis

Its actually not 1 hour (at least not on 360) on hard it took me a good 2.5 hours to finish and then I unocked the physics and big head mods which added replayability. I liked the movie and the game just puts you into similar action. For a casual game its pretty cool I mean yeah it doesn't have the production values of Homefront, but it looks just as good and might be more fun to shoot. Not bad for $10...

blackace
blackace

Probably won't waste my money on this unless the pricess drops to 400pts. If it's only an hour long, why even bother. I will see the movie next week since I love alien movies. I saw "Skyline" already and even though the story and acting was horrendous the special effect were pretty cool. Battle: LA seems to be a better movie overall.

Grubish360
Grubish360

Even though I didn't enjoy the trial, I can respect this game a lot more due to the fact that it's an arcade release. If they just put in a little more effort or had the price at 400 msp or $5 dollars it would've been better.

tomo90
tomo90

Doesn't look too bad for an arcade game that's probably just been quickly thrown together to follow the movies release. Still won't get it though.

Witchsight
Witchsight

Wow, i was really expecting it to be 2d... Now i realize how silly i am. Might have helped though!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

This has seriously depressed me. I saw the film at the weekend and loved it, ironically enough I turned to a mate in the cinema and said "How much is this like Resistance: Fall of Man.. This would make an awesome game." Sadly it seems they couldn't be arsed to put any effort in. The fact that in the film it's near impossible to actually kill these things unless you shoot them 'just to the right of where the heart should be'.. on here he may as well be meleeing them to death :p Could have been an ace game.. Sadly they were too bothered about getting it out alongside the film. p.s. there's a billboard in the film advertising Resistance 3 :D haha. Love it!

fearless_alive
fearless_alive

This game is amazingly bad. 1 hour long at most. I know it's arcade. But it's waay to easy. You can't really die, only if you really really want to. AI isn't good, they just walk around and shoot. Flanking is like "Flank the enemy" and you have one route to do this. :))) I didn't see the movie, but this game ... pff.

blasterchief
blasterchief

For an arcade title, actually looks alright. I think they went a good route making it an arcade title. But how long is it, is the question.

russianelvis
russianelvis

Its great for $10, you need to put it into perspective. And the developer is HOT. They are working on a big project called Inversion with people are comparing to Gears and there have been substantiated rumors that they are redoing Halo. So this little game is actually a quality play I think...

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

oh geez, when will they learn? movie-based games = Mostly A regurgitated mess, btw the movie sucked too.

megakick
megakick

meh most video games based on movies are bad especially this close to movie release.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I tried the trial for Battle L.A. just for the funk of it and it sucks. Voice acting sounds like it was done in a room even though most of the action takes place outside. shooting works but could be better, A.I. is kinda dumb, aliens kinda just stand there or move from place to place taking pot shots......it's just a dumb game really.

amerxenos76uk
amerxenos76uk

Like the movie of the same name an average time passer. The alien movie of the year is gonna be Cowboys and Aliens.

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

When its on the DOTW I will pick it up until then I'm sorry.

JangoWuzHere
JangoWuzHere

This game is only 1 hour long, I can pay 7$ to go see a 2 hour movie and would have more fun.

BloodMist
BloodMist

When you can get something like Planescape:Torment for 10 dollars legit these days, one should really think long and hard on if that 10 bucks is actually worth what you're getting.

sexysexersex
sexysexersex

Pretty good game good use of the havok engine

4quarters
4quarters

The movie wasn't too bad, and if this is $10 I'm in...

ecw1983
ecw1983

Hey guys Come someone please @ me and tell me how the game is, out of /10 please... Cant find any reviews on metacritic

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

The movie was lots of fun- I think I'll pick this up just to show my support in hopes that a full fledged (and hopefully better-than-average for movie tie in) game gets made for the inevitable sequel. It would be a great property to give to a promising, but under the radar FPS developer. Definitely has a "Resistance" vibe. I'm mostly just thrilled that there were no energy shields, magic macbooks or drunken fighter pilots. *****MOVIE SPOILER****** Also, everyone's favourite tough latina LIVES! couldn't believe it, she always dies.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@Richardthe3rd "The Battle: Los Angeles game is now available for the Xbox 360 and PC, with Konami announcing that the PlayStation 3 edition would arrive on PlayStation Network March 22." Read before you slam the site :P

ralphikari
ralphikari

Several light years away, thousands of years ahead on a xenoevolutionary path and they fight exactly like we did in WWII for our sea water.

Echofoxz
Echofoxz

Much better than Magrino's "Prey" pun

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

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lfebaggins
lfebaggins

I agree, this looks okay for $10 bucks on Steam

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Wow, Gamespot just messed this story all kinds of up, didn't they? Battle LA has been on Steam all weekend, not later this month. Also, check out the Steam forums if you need convincing not to get this. And believe me, you shouldn't waste your money on it. Game is under 1 hour long, no multiplayer and is little more than a marketing ploy to get you to see the movie. Pass this title with confidence.

Maleek2K8
Maleek2K8

Another generic war shooter yay

darkchrisify
darkchrisify

Just like most movie based games, it's going to suck.

Barighm
Barighm

None of the screenshots of the game on Live include any pictures of the aliens, just explosions and a guy carrying a rifle. That didn't bode well for me, so I passed on it.

DarkBox360
DarkBox360

I can see that Hollywood doesn't take videogames very seriously. They act like gaming is cheap marketing. Ignorance is bliss :P

metalkid9
metalkid9

I think this is a very smart move by Konami to make it an arcade game. I think all movie based games should be like this and will be successful and more accessible to more people which helps more to promote the movie itself.

adrdeju
adrdeju

This doesn't look too bad. For a $10.00 game anyways.

imaidiot
imaidiot

This game came out on XBLA last week...but I couldn't even finish the demo. It was bland gameplay with poor gun mechanics. Some of the set pieces were interesting, but I think I would rather play a better game than waste my time on this.

gohoanq
gohoanq

Doesn't look too bad actually.. I think I've played worse for 10 bucks/more :| Might actually check this out lol