Announced a while back as Alien Fear, City Interactive has rebranded their futuristic first person shooter as Alien Rage, a downloadable title for PC (Steam), Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. The catch here is that the game, despite its downloadable origins, looks and plays like a full console first person shooter.
The first I noticed during my hands-on time with the title are the game's impressive visuals. Looking like a modern shooter but with a healthy dash of color thrown into the mix (and a bit of Star Trek style lense flare to boot) the game definitely doesn't look your traditional downloadable title. The alien enemies are also quite well detailed and are diverse enough to present different and challenging gameplay opportunities as the demo went on.
The gameplay, while definitely inspired by games like Resistance and Halo, takes things in a different direction by not focusing on the story but instead on earning points and shooting for a high score. The demo level I played took me deep inside a mine where former alien allies turned against the humans for mysterious reasons. And while the developers have stated that story isn't their focus I am curious to see more of the lore behind Alien Rage.
Alien Rage will be releasing this fall as a downloadable title for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. And the best part? It's only $20 on Steam and $15 on consoles! I've also included the trailer for your convenience below, check it out!