156 CommentsRefresh
Avatar image for bionicicide
Posted By Bionicicide

The grain effect looks better in Left 4 Dead.

Avatar image for nzv
Posted By NZV

Vinny, I'm afraid that you are the worst Alien Swarm player I have ever seen, haha.

Avatar image for flstyle
Posted By FLStyle

FISSION MAILED INDEED! I love me some MGS2 references. Game looks cool.

Avatar image for jokersmilez
Posted By JokerSmilez

Wow, it is really hard to watch Vinny play this game. He is terrible and not even trying.

Avatar image for ptys
Posted By ptys

Free is the new...Paid.

Avatar image for colf
Posted By Colf

Vinny sure sucks at this game.

Avatar image for bionicmonster
Posted By BionicMonster
@Sharpshooter said:
" I get a serious Left 4 dead vibe from this. Hell it is left 4 dead but viewed from a different perspective, set in the future and with aliens instead of zombies. Other than those three things this game plays exactly like Left 4 dead "
its also class based with persistent leveling and hacking minigames.
Avatar image for theht
Posted By TheHT

very obviously not an internet flash game.
 
pretty damn fun i must admit.

Avatar image for jmrwacko
Posted By jmrwacko

I played through this game the other day, it was short but sweet. I'd love to see new maps, and maybe some rebalancing of the infestors so that you don't necessarily need a dedicated medic.

Avatar image for jedted
Posted By Jedted

Looks interesting.  I like the fact that you loose ammo if you reload the clip while there's still ammo in it, one thing that kinda bugged me in video games.  It encourages you to ration your ammo and time your reloads more carefully. 
Avatar image for dylabaloo
Posted By Dylabaloo

 They missed the best feature! You can draw things (dicks) on the map when everyones dies or wins after the mission and also this game rocks so hard!    

Avatar image for toma
Posted By TomA
@Colf said:
" Vinny sure sucks at this game. "
Giantbomb sucks at every freakin game
Avatar image for dedlok
Posted By Dedlok

This was awesome to watch, but can you guys set it up so you tracks the achievements now? :p

Avatar image for captain_max707
Posted By captain_max707

 Seeing as this was put out by Valve, the kings of additional content, and has the source tools with it, I think we can expect a lot more content for this great game soon :D    

Avatar image for andrewb
Posted By AndrewB

Only disappointment is that it isn't available on Mac yet. Seems like a good game to play on my lappy. Since it's Source powered, seems like a port at this point would be very easy.

Avatar image for onimonkii
Posted By onimonkii

this game owns

Avatar image for faint
Posted By Faint
@AndrewB:  that's true, but who would play games on a mac anyway? that's like trying to watch tv on a radio
Avatar image for paulosaurus
Posted By paulosaurus

I think Brad has now expressed surprise at how good the Source engine can look in 2 quick looks. It's a fully capable engine, Brad. It was designed to be able to evolve gracefully, and it has done just that.

Avatar image for addfwyn
Posted By Addfwyn
@Faint: I play all my games on the Mac, since almost anything I want to play on computers (aka non-console games) are available on it (any Blizzard game) or are coming out on it soon (League of Legends). 
 
Quite a few people don't like having to reboot their computer to just play games, that's why the availability of games on the mac is increasing pretty rapidly.  Wouldn't be surprised to see the mac port of this come out soon as well, since it's Source and all.  
Avatar image for deusoma
Posted By Deusoma

Anyone who hears 'Sarge' and thinks of Quake 3 before Halo should get their head examined. Yeesh.

Avatar image for bigdre
Posted By BigDre

Possible future TNT?
Avatar image for reverseface
Posted By Reverseface

Tested need to set up a Alien swarm Server ASAP!!!

Avatar image for ajamafalous
Posted By ajamafalous
Wish they had played a bit more of the game before recording this quick look, a lot of misinformation here.
 
@Onigenko said:
" @Levio said:
" Its fun, but its so repetitive you'll get bored before unlocking all the guns. "
I have to agree. It really could use something like the Director from Left 4 Dead, so that it wouldn't be the same every time. "
Hey, guess what?
 
 
 
You can turn on the AI director through the console.
Avatar image for cmdrweakness
Posted By CmdrWeakness

Game of the Year for me.
Hard mode isn't that hard if you have a good team online, but Insane mode actually requires people in the same room to survive. I mean in the very first mission, when running to the double-doors there are actually parasites lurking about. Thank god it's repetitive otherwise you'll die in 3,14 seconds - certainly not easy as Pi.

Avatar image for jackg100
Posted By JackG100

This game reminded me mostly of Crusader. Awesome game.

Avatar image for andrewb
Posted By AndrewB
@Faint said:
" @AndrewB:  that's true, but who would play games on a mac anyway? that's like trying to watch tv on a radio "
Please grow up quicker.
Avatar image for faint
Posted By Faint
@AndrewB: the longer i keep my stunning good looks the better
Avatar image for metroid545
Edited By Metroid545

Awesome game I am still playing it
 truckers and alien bugs, 2 sides of the same coin
also hard mode is a joke, INSANE mode isn't

Avatar image for shinri
Posted By Shinri

In case anyone is wondering there is already a ton of player-made content for this, and there's a map editor and tools for making your own stuff etc. It seems like you'll eventually have to start downloading mods to keep enjoying it.
 
Very fun game, in any case.

Avatar image for rolyatkcinmai
Posted By Rolyatkcinmai
@Deusoma: Quake 3 >>>>>> Halo
Avatar image for august
Posted By august
@Sharpshooter said:
" I get a serious Left 4 dead vibe from this. Hell it is left 4 dead but viewed from a different perspective, set in the future and with aliens instead of zombies. Other than those three things this game plays exactly like Left 4 dead "
The original Alien Swarm mod came out in 2004.
Avatar image for jessicaboo
Posted By JessicaBoo

Im kinda struggling with top down, but then again, that "first person view" really spoils it for me too.... I guess is a matter of getting used to, but i can't turn around fast enough.... 
 
Don't get me wrong, i really like the game, i believe is well done for a free game to be honest. And i cannot wait for the new stuff people are going to be creating for Alien Swarm. 
 
Brad, Vinny, Will Thank you, Nice quick look.... Ammo wasting .... ;) ill forgive you!
Avatar image for urmean
Posted By Urmean

Learning the Valve Developer Console, starring Jeff & Vinny, with special guest, Brad.

Avatar image for kinggi
Posted By Kinggi

Valve is wonderful for putting this out for free!

Avatar image for schlorgan
Edited By Schlorgan
@Hockeymask27 said:

" @mikeeegeee said:

" Wait, Will Smith?! "
not that "will Smith" "
Yes, "that Will Smith"...
Avatar image for sbym
Posted By SBYM

Source games cripple my PC. This ran at about 1 frame for every 6 seconds. Some day I will have a computer that can play games that came out after 2002 without bursting into flames.

Avatar image for stickymicky
Posted By StickyMicky

This game works awesome with a 360 controller if you enable it in the console.

Avatar image for ch3burashka
Posted By ch3burashka
@Schlorgan said:
" @Hockeymask27 said:

" @mikeeegeee said:

" Wait, Will Smith?! "
not that "will Smith" "
Yes, "that Will Smith"... "
Someday, Black Will Smith will walk into a restaurant and say, "Will Smith, party of two", and the waitress will say, "Wait a minute, are you Screened.com's Will Smith?"
Avatar image for sarumarine
Posted By Sarumarine
@SBYM said:
" Source games cripple my PC. This ran at about 1 frame for every 6 seconds. Some day I will have a computer that can play games that came out after 2002 without bursting into flames. "
Heh. I hear you. I got all excited and bought Team Fortress 2 one day only to find my computer couldn't run it at any reasonable pace. One day, one day.
Avatar image for buzz_clik
Posted By buzz_clik

That title screen totally looks like it says "Aliens Warm" to me.
 
FILE UNDER: Can't Unsee.

Moderator
Avatar image for sins_of_mosin
Posted By sins_of_mosin

Shame it isn't more Diablo style.  I've love a solo part where you level up and gain new gear.

Avatar image for ridebird
Posted By RIDEBIRD

Ha, Brad said Fission Mailed. I say that like every time that goddamn screen pops up in any game, simply because that awesome inclusion and mindfuck in MGS.. 2? Was it?

Avatar image for nintendude
Posted By Nintendude

I actually downloaded it but haven't tried it yet. Looks interesting at least.

Avatar image for tripmastermunky
Posted By TripMasterMunky

I'd gladly pay $15 for this on a summer of arcade thing for XBLA. It's cool on PC, but all my friends are on live.

Avatar image for crushed
Posted By crushed
@Branthog said:
" This looks like the real fun is in the multiplayer and, unfortunately, that is where it falls apart. You have to know enough people who game much. Then enough of them who are interested in this type of game. Then enough of them that will actually download and play it. And when you're an adult, getting everyone together on the same schedule for some play time is pretty near impossible. Multiplayer stuff like this really seems aimed at reviewers who are surrounded by gamers. "
Multiplayer is fun playing with random people.
 
It all stays together, not falling apart at all.
Avatar image for dvorak
Posted By dvorak

The best thing about this game is that it's completely open code. I foresee a lot of crazy options for the future.

Avatar image for radikwl
Posted By Radikwl

Downloading now, looks awesome for a FREE game :D

Avatar image for tankhammer
Posted By Tankhammer

I thought Will Smith was a pro at killing aliens at this point.

Avatar image for commanderzx2
Posted By CommanderZx2

You can't beat the price of free