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Aliens: Dark Descent announced at Summer Game Fest

Yet another game using the Alien license was announced at Summer Game Fest – Aliens: Dark Descent.

Yet another game using the Alien license was announced at Summer Game Fest. Aliens Dark Descent appears to be a top-down isometric shooter, coming to consoles and PC in 2023.

The game is being developed by Tindalos Interactive and published by Focus Entertainment in collaboration with 20th Century Studios. In a press release, the game is described as a ‘single-player squad-based action game’ featuring an original Alien story.


It seems like the game will involve some commanding tactics, as you’ll lead a squad of marines in real-time to combat the alien Xenomorphs. You’ll be able to outfit your squad with various weapons, armour, and abilities as you explore and attempt to fix up a stranded spacecraft.

The death of squad members will be permanent, adding extra pressure to your mission.

The premise of Dark Descent is intriguing, but as with many Alien game adaptations, it’s best to temper your expectations. Very few have lived up to the high watermark of the classic sci-fi film series, with 2014’s Alien Isolation being a rare exception. In fact, another game announced during Summer Game Fest – Routine – looks to replicate Isolation’s excellent tone.

Aliens: Dark Descent is planned for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Windows PC. The game is available to wishlist on Steam.

Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.

You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.

Edmond was the founding managing editor of GamesHub. He was also previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran