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XCOM with Xenomorphs? Aliens: The Dark Descent tips off for PS5, PS4 on June 20



The great strategy RPG series XCOM can owe a ton of its success to the Alien movies, and it’s time to return the favor to the space horror franchise. It might be an understatement to describe Aliens: Dark Descent as XCOM with xenomorphs – but, let’s be real, it’s almost exactly that. And for the record, we’re not complaining about it!

This short trailer has been published exclusively IGN Provides a snapshot of the release, which is scheduled for June 20. You will control your team as a single unit, each one best equipped to carry out the sea action. Be careful, though, as in Firaxis’ iconic series, Permadeath is enabled by default – and one wrong move will cost you your best marines.

It looks like the game has been expertly tuned for controllers like DualSense, so for example, you’ll be able to slow down a touch during combat to give you a chance to issue a command. Unlike XCOM, all the action is realtime, but the developer is not compromising on strategies, so the mechanics as mentioned earlier.

We reckon it could be a surprise hit, as we love a good strategy RPG and the Alien franchise is clearly up for it. Do you like what you see here? Do not make any wrong moves in the comment section below.


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