Aliens: Infestation Survival Guide
We're on an express elevator to Hell, going down.
Sega and WayForward finally released Aliens: Infestation, a tough as nails third person shooter with plenty of retro charm, set within 20th Century Fox's iconic sci-fi universe.
That said, we have nothing but praise for this Metroid inspired action fest. Every single Aliens fan should purchase this title, but only a select few will have the patience and skill to finish it.
Make no mistake, this is one of the toughest portable games to come along in years. Almost anything that moves can and will try to kill you, be it gun toting android, facehugger or even the alien queen.
With this in mind, it's also the type of game where one wrong mistake can prove fatal, so without further ado, arm yourself with these valuable tips before going on a xenomorph-blasting rampage.
Don't run into unexplored rooms
Aliens can and will suddenly appear. Tread carefully, and be ready for anything.
These useful items show up on the map screen and serve as a reminder of places you've been.
Crouch while shooting robots
Do this, and their bullets will sail over your head, preventing the marine from taking damage.
Use the motion tracker
This should go without saying, but when you find the motion tracker, use it. The device comes in handy for identifying threats.
It's OK to run
It's admirable of you to stand firm and fight, but sometimes, it's OK to run like hell.
Aliens and robots will sometimes follow you
Enemies know how to climb ladders. Don't think you're safe by moving up one level.
Those pesky critters don't stay dead forever. Aliens and robots eventually return, forcing you to kill them repeatedly.
Save early and often
There is no auto save in Aliens: Infestation, nor can you save anywhere. Instead, you'll need to find special safe rooms where you'll be able to not only record your progress, but also refill lost health, replenish ammo and switch to another marine. Always remember where these places are, and use them whenever possible.
Keep those marines alive and recruit new ones
Always remember that when a marine dies, he or she is lost forever. On that note, be sure to recruit soldiers you meet along the way, providing there's an open slot (out of four) in the current squad. Just keep in mind that when you run out of marines, it's game over, man. Game over.
Use grenades to uncover new areas
Flashing pieces of metal can be blown apart with grenades, revealing different places to explore. Just make sure you're far enough away from the explosion.