July 19, 2010

Aliens invade Steam and for free.

Launching today on steam is Alien Swarm, a top down, class based, shooter running on the source engine. Alien Swarm puts you in the boots of a marine, killing bugs of all sizes with 4 player co-op. Developed by Valve this game will be on Steam for no cost what so ever. There is something for everyone to like here, Valve developed game, source engine makes it look beautiful as well as fun physics, and the fact that it’s free doesn’t hurt as well. The game will be up and ready for download at 5pm EST. Below are some of the points on the game from it’s Steam page as well as system specs and a few screen shots.

  • Tactical, 4 player co-op action game with a top-down perspective
  • Complete game code and mod tools
  • Unlock persistent items by gaining levels
  • Over 40 weapons and equipment with countless loadout configurations
  • 4 unique classes and 8 unique characters
  • Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats
  • 64 achievements
  • Tile-based map generation tool
  • Powered by Source and Steam

 

System Requirements

  •  Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
    • Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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  •  Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
    • Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better
    • Hard Drive: At least 2.5 GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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8 comments

  1. ScrotusKilmystr - July 22, 2010 3:25 pm

    Valve announced at E3 that they are doing what they said would never happen and are going to be on PSN starting with portal 2 and they will be able to manage updates etc via the steam network. So my thoughts are if portal 2 will be through steam why wouldn’t other titles be available as well I haven’t heard any word on XBL but maybe one of you guys know more than I.

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  2. thsoundman - July 22, 2010 10:28 am

    I can’t forsee steam coming to either PSN or XBL networks for the simple problem of money. Microsoft would want a cut of all of steams products to even allow steam to be on their network. Steam/Valve I don’t believe would be willing to do that.

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  3. Scythoro - July 22, 2010 8:34 am

    Pretty awesome game. For those of you who play TF2, there’s an achievement in Alien Swarm that allows you to obtain a new hat. On a side note, any word on whether or not Steam is coming to the 360?

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  4. thsoundman - July 21, 2010 8:01 am

    As soon as I get some time, now that I am taking courses at school again, I will play this game. I got it installed a couple days ago and just need to play it. I won’t lie the game looks pretty sick. Especially if you get several people playing with you.

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  5. ScrotusKilmystr - July 20, 2010 3:23 pm

    looks pretty cool and the price is definetly right,wonder if you’ll beable to run it on the ps3 when steam comes to Sony?

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  6. T8 - July 19, 2010 8:52 pm

    its freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  7. CABXYZ - July 19, 2010 5:05 pm

    Yea it’s up on there now.

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  8. thsoundman - July 19, 2010 4:36 pm

    This game actually looks pretty fucking cool I’m not going to lie. I might just pick it up if the price is right. Is it on steam right now? I should go check.

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