Alien Breed 3: Descent

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The first Alien Breed game came out way back in 1991.  It was made by Team 17, of the Worms franchise fame.  Last year they breathed new life into the series with Alien Breed Evolution, which we liked. A sequel quickly came out last September, titled Alien Breed 2: Assault, which we didn't like as much.  Less than three months have gone by, and Alien Breed 3: Descent has released for Xbox LIVE Arcade and Steam. 

When Alien Breed Evolution came out, it was announced that the title would be released episodically.  So it would be fair to call these latest games 'installments', rather than 'sequels'.  Unfortunately, this means that there has been zero innovation or gameplay changes.  It's a top-down shooter with questionable camera controls with a high difficulty level.  So if you absolutely loved Alien Breed Evolution or Alien Breed 2: Assault, you are going to love Alien Breed 3: Descent.  On the flip side, if you didn't like those, you aren't going to like this.

Alien Breed 3: Descent finds ship engineer Conrad-- oh who cares?  Dude One must make his way through same-y looking corridors while blasting aliens X, Y, and Z.  They burst from holes in the ground and walls, spring from eggs, and generally try to ruin Dude One's day.  These all look like your garden variety face-hugger, soldier and queen-type aliens from that one movie, you know the one?  The one with aliens?  I can't remember the title at the moment. 

Your ship was hit by a bigger ship, which happened to be infested with aliens.  At this stage in the game you are either in your own ship or the on the Hulk ship.  I honestly forget.  You are preparing for impact with the nearby planet.  None of the story will be necessary though, because if you are playing this game on anything other than 'Rookie' difficulty, you are already out of ammo, or dead, or both.  There is a pistol with infinite ammo, but like the knife in a Resident Evil game, or that girl who works at Game Stop, it's just there to mock you.