The Behemoth is an American developer that created one of the best cooperative beat 'em ups of all time: Castle Crashers. After releasing Pit People way back in 2018, the studio has been relatively silent - until now. Alien Hominid Invasion recently launched on consoles and PC, and it's an exciting co-op follow-up to another Behemoth favorite, the run-and-gun shooter, Alien Hominid. This one features online co-op, something the original game never had.
From what we can tell, Alien Hominid Invasion isn't a sequel to Alien Hominid. Rather, it's a spin-off that teams up to four local or online players up in horde mode-like 2D stages. The team will have to complete various objectives while they blast away at never-ending armies of bad guys. Roguelike elements and lots of options will add replay value. Based on Steam reviews, it sounds like the game is balanced in favor of co-op, so make sure you have a friend or two to bring along for the action.
A few of Alien Hominid Invasion's features:
- Invade with up to four players through online co-op, couch co-op, or both!
- Play across skill gaps with difficulty being set per player – one player can choose Friendly while another loses their mind on Insane!
- Choose from three difficulty levels and two life insurance modes
- Unlock and equip an astronomical arsenal of unique weapons, boosts, and cosmetics to customize your alien.
- Complete missions, level up, and mutate your alien to deploy new mechanics like super speed, healing, and flight!
- Determine your own gameplay path with a non-linear leveling experience. Invade randomly-assembled neighborhoods from hundreds of hand-crafted city blocks to reach enemy headquarters.
Alien Hominid Invasion sells for $19.99 on Xbox, Switch, and Steam. Invasion is also available in a bundle with Alien Hominid HD, recently remastered for modern platforms, for a grand total of $24.99.