There have been a number of different types of games that have made use of the Alien franchise but a squad-based single player game isn’t one of those, especially not one focused around real time strategy combat. As such it came as a surprise when Aliens: Dark Descent was revealed by Focus Entertainment and Tindalos Interactive for release sometime in 2023 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
Aliens: Dark Descent places players in command of a squad of Colonial Marines to stop a Xenomorph outbreak on Moon Lethe. Players will battle against Xenomorphs, rogue operatives from the insatiable Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and a host of horrifying creatures new to the franchise. Players will infiltrate large open levels and annihilate enemies with your squad, dispatching orders strategically and intuitively at the touch of a button.
Tread carefully, as your foes will adapt their tactics to your actions while hunting you down because death is permanent. With the ability to customize your squad with a selection of different classes. Level up and specialize your soldiers with unique abilities and an arsenal of weapons, armor, and perks, for high stakes missions in treacherous territory all while developing your base to research new tech and improve your squad even further.