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Action Alien

Jump into the action and battle your way through hordes of aliens!
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Jump into the action and battle your way through hordes of aliens from canyon deserts to tropical islands with fully destructible environments ! Complete the story-driven levels to unlock weapons and perks or play the survival game mode and try to hold on for as long as possible !

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7


Devdan Games




The game is available for $4.99, but the winners of our contest will get it for free.

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The Steam community, of which there are throughout Friday anywhere between 8 to 12 million community members means key will be taken very quickly. The game giveaways are advertised on many of the Steam key giveaway sites and Steam groups. with so many Steam users online when this game giveaway went live, it's certain that the keys will be taken quickly. 5000 keys went in around 2 hours. The giveaway team always endevour to get more keys, so, if you have joined the site after the keys were taken, check back later as there is always a chance more keys will become available, but it's not guaranteed. It all depends on the generosity of the developer.

The developer gave another 3000 keys late afternoon/early evening (UK time), again all keys have now been taken up. I'd like to thank the developer for his generosity and do hope we get some constructive feedback from the community. I have offered to give away Steam games (from my own personal stock of spare keys) to those that do give decent feedback.

Please only post comments about today's game giveaway; other comments either inappropriate, or not about today's game will be deleted at the moderator or administrators discretion; however a little light banter among community members and with the moderator to keep this a friendly place to visit is acceptable and welcomed. All comments not specifically about today's game giveaway will be judged by the moderator and if deemed not appropriate, will be deleted with no explanation. Please see the end of this review for further details about posting comments and links to the teams contact, moderation policy and the FAQ's thread, thank you.

The giveaway at my request have just implemented a VPN blocker, so those Trolls posting stupid and inappropriate comments will no longer be seen before moderation has taken place.

Action Alien

In Brief

Action Alien is a casual single player first person action adventure shooter created by a one man game studio called DevDan Studio.

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If you get a key for Action alien please give some feedback about your opinion of the game, for example, what you liked or disliked about it, or how it could be improved from your point of view . If you don't like this genre at all, please explain why. What, improvements, if any, would change your opinion? There are thousands of subscribers to the game giveaway of the day every weekend which makes this an ideal forum for giving developers ideas as to what their consumers (i.e you) would like to see in a game. For example, you could suggest extra content such as better or more original mini games, or a level editor that you would like to see that would make it more appealing to you. Maybe you think the graphics are a little dated and are in need of re skinning, or maybe you've just had enough of the genre and want to see something different or something with more originality?

If you don't win a key, don't mind playing games via Steam or miss the offer totally you can get the game 24/7 via Steam HERE. It usually costs £3.99/4.99$,


Jump into the action and battle your way through hordes of aliens from canyon deserts to tropical islands !

Reference accessed HERE 4th Match 2017

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Once you've found your key for Action Alien (should be sent to the email you used to enter the giveaway - it must be the email you first used to sign into the game giveaway site. If you’ve used a throwaway email there may be problems getting a key, because the key may be sent to that email. If you have any problems use the contact form. Hopefully the giveaway team will repost the information they posted several weeks qgo explaining the email situation. ) you have to activate the game via your Steam client. Once activated it will be permanently tied to your Steam profile and you'll be able to install the game at any time, anywhere on any computer, so long as you can validate who you are (usually via emails etc.). If you don't have a Steam account you will first have to download and install the Steam client HERE

Then create a Steam profile/account. Once that has been completed you can input the Steam code that you've received (after completing the form filling) via the game button along the top of the Steam client, (located between friends and Help. From the drop down menu select 'Activate a product on Steam'. This opens a product activation window. Just follow the prompts to complete activation. Once the Steam code has been accepted, the game will be permanently associated with your Steam account and can be installed any time you wish.

If you have a problem installing or activating or getting Action Alien to work, please visit the problems section over in the Game Discussion forums, which I've now incorporated into the FAQ's thread, and which you can find HERE

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The Game:

Action Alien reminds me (vaguely) of a couple of games I played extensively a few years back called Fallout: New Vegas and Dead Island, mainly for the environments portrayed in todays game, with even a little Crysis thrown in, tthugh the game engine used (Unreal engine) gives the impression of an older FPS game. Still, as a buget FPS game this is a decent shooter, with lots of upgradable weapons and perks that improve health, speed, jumping abilities as well as the ability to carry more ammo, reload your weapons faster and even improves melee such a s stronger leg kicks, which are useful if you are being attacked in the middle of a reload.

Keyboard controls are fixed, i.e. you cannot change the key bindings, but are pretty much standard FPS controls, i.e. left mouse click = fire, right mouse click gives you melee numbers 1 and 2 enable you to switch wepons, Tab gives you your objectives, E allows you to grab weapons, G is throw grenade and shift is sprint. Selecting from menus is standard i.e mouse left click That's about it.

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Complete the story-driven levels by collecting gas cans and defeating boss aliens to unlock upgraded weapons and perks to achieve the maximum fire-power, or play the survival game mode and try to hold on for as long as possible ! There are many different kinds of aliens to fight in various environments, as much as weapons and items to find !

Action Alien was formerly known as The Alien Wasteland, HERE is a blog post explaining the reasons of the change. Basically the developers of the game Wasteland and Wasteland 2, InXile Emntertainment (who I supported during their Kickstarter campaign for Wasteland 2), threatended DevDan Games (a one man development studio) with legal action over the original name of the game, so it was changed to the less impressive Action Alien . Personally I think it it was ridiculous and I've lost repaect for inXile for their action against a small struggling studio.

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Edited reference accessed HERE 4th Match 2017


3 large open world maps set in different places and guided by story lines
2 survival maps with the goal of resisting against aliens for as long as possible.
8 weapons ranging from the revolver, the tommy gun to the grenade launcher with each one having 2 levels of upgrade increasing their efficiency.
3 species of aliens requiring different tactics and weapons to defeat them.
Fully destructible environments as much by the player as by the aliens.
Perk system using credits points earned during playing to increase health, speed, jumps, melee kicks, etc...
19 achievements to unlock
Support of Steam trading cards.
Support of Steam cloud to keep all progress available on any computer.
Playable with Xbox-like gamepads.
Many customisable settings and tweaks.

Other Reviews, Videos and a Slideshow of images:

You can see Steam community reviews of Action Alien HERE, and some videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.




This is a cheap First Person Shooter, not the best I've seen, but for the price it's actually quite decent. The graphics are alittle dated, but that's down to the older unreal game engine used . Personally I love wastland type games like this. Action Alien was possiby inspired by games like the Fallout Series created by Bethesda Studios but I do see other influences such as Dead Island (especially the beach area's of the game). For free you can't go wrong. Get it before all the keys go.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the developer DevDan Studios for giving away 5000 keys for this First Person Action Adventure Shooter and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games, in this case a Steam key.

Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:

The problems section that used to be posted here in the Game review is now included in the Game Discussion FAQ's thread; which you can find HERE.

I've updated the games section that used to be posted with the review. The thread is now called 'Weekly round up of game deals', formerly the games section of the weekly reviews. You can find the new thread (which I've posted in the sticky section of the game discussion forums to make it easier to find if you are perusing the game discussion forums) HERE.



If today's game giveaway 'Action Alien' didn't appeal, you may find other games either free or for less than the price of a cup of coffee via the 'Weekly Roundup of Game Deals' thread which I've posted a link to above, or HERE.
The free game over on Origin is still the excellent atmospheric Sci Fi RPG third person Shooter Mass Effect 2, but it will probably be ending soon. If you've still not got a copy, get it now, it's well worth. It usually costs £19.99/$19.99 (though I paid the pre-order price of over £30 prior to it's release back in January 2010) . You can get it HERE. Please note that you do require the Origin game platform to be able to download and install the game.

You will also find lots of deals over on Green Man Gaming and Big Fish Games usually have 70% off the first game you buy from them, plus they also have other deals occasionally. Desura was purchased from Bad Ju Ju games last year by One Play. If you already have a Desura account you can read details of what is happening HERE. As yet you can't access games you previously purchased via Desura (I have around 1400), but One Play are working to recover everyone's accounts and hope to do so by the end of March 2017. Indie Royale will also resume on a weekly basis, though at this time I don't know if previous Indie Royale Greenlight bundles will be honoured? Alawar, Gamehouse and Playrix entertainment have free games available (usually online versions) and other game houses such as the AAA distributors Ubisoft and Origin always have some games on sale. I've updated the Weekly roundup of game deals HERE to include a large list of other sites where you can find games on sale ( e.g. Origin, uPlay, GreenManGaming etc, as well as links to free online games and other game houses such as Alawar, Playrix and Gamehouse plus gaming news sites such as Rock Paper Shotgun and Game Seek, and included a list of free to play Massive Multiplayer games such as World of Tanks, World of Warships, Liberators and Allegiance to name a few. For more details please go to the Weekly roundup of game deals over in the game discussion sticky section HERE.



There are 714 games on sale over on Steam at the moment, with up to 91% off. Game prices range from as little as £0.15p (most of these cheap games are actually cheaper in the UK than the US, so if you are a US citizen and have a UK friend, get them to buy the game for you). There are almost 200 games and dlc less than $1 and almost 250 for less than £1. You can find all of the deals HERE.

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If you spend more than $3 in the Indie Gala store you'll also get a free copy of the old school anime rpg '200% Mixed Juice' worth $6.99/£4.99There's 60% off the enhanced version of Dying Light The Following, plus there are loads more deals with excellent discounts that you'll find HERE.

The Humble Bundle site has two excellent bundles plus their monthly package that is excellent value for money. The game bundle is the Humble Civilization bundle that includes Civilization III, iV, V and 20% off Civilization VI, or 25% off the deluxe version. They even have a software bundle at the moment with apps such as System Mechanic, Air Parrot, EaseUS Partition Master, all three worth over $100 for a dollar, or for just over $6/less than £5 you can get Daemon tools Pro 8 lifetime, Blackblase Online backup, 3D Mark Advanced Edition, worth £110 or for $12 /under £10 PC Mark 8 advanced, VR Mark Advanced and Dashlane Premium (1 year) worth around £110, plus you get 10% off the humble monthly bundle for $12 worth over $100. If you subscribe now (ends in just over a week) you'll get as a bonus Total War: Warhammer. The Humble store features loads of discounted games (usually steam codes). If you subscribe to the Humble Monthly, which costs $12 a month (or less if you choose various monthly plans) you not only get a large collection of decent Steam games you will also get for the first month of the subscription Total War: Warhammer, which was released last Spring and costs $59.99/£39.99. The great thing is, you can cancel at any time, so only need to receive the first bundle of games. I personally haven't bothered, but only becasue I usually have already purchased most of the games included in the monthly bundle. The usual savings on the games you get are around 90%, not counting the introductory offer. There's also lots of games on sale over on the Bundle Stars and Indie Game Stand (IGS).



For those who missed out on the Alien Shooter 2 - Conscription giveaway from last month or Zombie Shooter from last October or Alien Shooter 2 - Conscription from last June or Zombie Shooter 2 from last May you can get six games from the series including Alien Hallway, Zombie Shooter 2, Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded, Alien Shooter: Revisited, Alien Shooter and Zombie Shooter for $1.49. HERE. Pay an extra $0.50 and get a second bundle to give to your friends. All keys are Steam based. This offer ends mid March. ;) stores. Or you can join the competition to win a copy of Alien Shooter TD HERE.



Giveaway Team Contact and Moderation policy:

Continued from the first paragraph at the beginning of this review ........... I am posting this in light of the massive increase in negative comments not related to the game being given away, inappropriate comments and spam that have occurred over the past several months since the site was updated and in particular since the site started using Facebook, Twitter and Steam. Almost 700 spam comments were posted over a 24 hour period last month. This is a site that gives free games away, so it's quite shocking to see the number of negative and sometimes inappropriate comments being posted here, especially when they are not even related to the actual game that we receive. I always though getting something for free was a privilege/perk/treat/ and deserves at least some thanks or gratitude and cannot understand why we get so many negative comments that possibly turn away potential developers who would otherwise have given the project their games. Of course we have freedom of speech, but as mentioned in my review above, there are rules to posting in this comments section; even a free society requires rules and regulations to run properly, so please bear this in mind when posting a comment.



I believe if we get lots of decent feedback about the games we get here, more developers would be happy to give away their games. Seeing lots of complaints (and spam) instead of feedback about the giveaways will not persuade other developers to give their creations away for free, especially when they may have spent thousands of hours working on them. So please also consider this when posting your feedback. Any comment not about the game for example complaints, or if deemed unfriendly or inappropriate, will be deleted (usually with no explanation) or added to the spam folder, which automatically black lists the IP address you used. Although I have enjoyed responding to many of those comments in the past, I will no longer waste my time answering comments from community members who should have read the moderation policy.

Negative feedback about the games given away will always be welcomed because they can also be very constructive for developers, however, complaining about the way the site is operating or problems about downloading or installing the games or about Steam keys not received should be directed to the giveawayoftheday team via the contact form together with evidence of completed tasks, the name and email you used to enter the competition, or giveaway). You can find the contact form HERE; alternatively, if the problem is game related and it is late in the day, please also consider posting your issue in the forums where you may get a response from the community because I cannot moderate 24 hours a day. All games given away here have been thoroughly checked using several anti malware suites to ensure a safe download and in the 10 plus years this site has been operating, there has never been a game infected with malware. If your security software flags an issue, it's probably the Themida code that is used to protect the game from hackers or sometimes the non invasive adware that MPC games use. Themida code can also be used to hide malware, so some security software's will automatically block anything with Themida code, even if it's absolutely safe to install; also, other computer configurations (i.e. the way your computer is set up) may have blocked the installation. Often, such problems are related to your computers set up. i.e. your security may block the installation; for example, quite a few game giveaways I've installed have been blocked by my copy of Zemana AntiMalware. Also please read the moderation policy which can be found HERE and if you do have a problem please check the FAQ's thread HERE. Thank you for reading.



FREE game offer from the moderator in exchange for quality feedback:

There were more winners for posting good feedback, which I mentioned in reply to their comments. Some I haven't as yet and those that have won do need to post a comment in the appropriate thread over in the forums with their section of games they wish. First come first served if more than one chooses the same game. If you think you wrote feedback that may win a key from the last two weeks, do please check those comments on Sunday evening/Monday evening to see if I've left a comment letting you know you've won a key. then go to the forums and let me know what you want. I'm hoping to add more games to the list this weekend. That said, I do have multiple keys for some games. , but will be doing over this weekend. Been a little busy since last weekend. One particular community member has excelled and will be receiving yet more keys. He knows who he is I've already given a couple away so far, but I'm still waiting to hear from others.

So far I've posted a list of over 200 Steam games in the forums HERE and will be adding more as time permits over the coming weeks. It is quite an extensive list of games taken from the 10 000+ Steam keys I've collected over the last several years. All keys were either purchased by me, with a few received free for pre-ordering games on Steam, plus a few others for entering competitions and other offers). There will be a limited number of other keys available, such as Origin, uPlay and Desura keys as well as some DRM copies. Desura has recently been purchased following the original owners demise and should be up and running by the end of March. I will announce winner's from each giveaway the following week. If no announcement is made, it means no one posted feedback that qualified for a free game that week. If you have won a game, I will also post details in the thread I've created specifically for that purpose HERE. Once I've given a key away, the game and any comments by the winner will be removed from the list the following week. I will assume if you don't reply within a few weeks you aren't bothered about a key. Please post your preferences (list at least 3 games in order of preference over in the forums HERE. Thank you. Happy gaming.)

Depending on the quality of the feedback, I may choose to award games to more community members for each game given away, 'at my discretion'. The feedback must be about the game, and it must include a couple of paragraphs of feedback following the guidelines I've posted in the suggestions section of my review. i.e. your opinion of the game, what you liked and/or disliked plus suggestions for improvement. If you choose a game that is very cheap I may give you a second game; so, when choosing from the list I provide, please list more than one choice. If a game is chosen by more than one community member and only one key is available the key will go to the one I deem the most useful. I do have multiple keys for quite a lot of the games I've listed, so, don't be put off if you see someone else has chosen the game you want. I haven't indicated any of the games I have multiple keys for (though for example I do have several keys for the excellent Western themed AAA game Call of Juarez, which i picked up for free for purchasing several games via the Indie Gala store several months ago. spending a few dollars got me a copy of the game, so I made several separate purchases over a couple of days while the offer was still live.
I do own at least three community members a game from the previous giveaways that I posted several months ago. I'd totally forgotten about those. I do have a document with their names on, so they will get a game from the original list when I find the document (I'm extremely disorganized); or they can peruse the new list and choose something different. Just post a comment over in the forums in the appropriate thread. If you do post feedback with a view to getting one of the games and think you have covered the requirements, you don't have to do anything until I announce the winners the following week.
Please remember, this comments section is mainly for feedback about today's game giveaway. If you're not sure, read the moderation policy, which you can see HERE



Reply   |   Comment by whiterabbit-uk  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Is this gonna get restocked?

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The giveaway ended on Saturday morning. If you applied for a key but never got one, contact the team via the link I've provided in my review include proof that you completed all tasks, your name and email you used when applying for the key.

Reply   |   Comment by chenouf sifeddine  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

buen huego

Reply   |   Comment by guido  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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I'm retiring for the night. I'll be up in the morning to finish off moderating. Please post appropriate comments. No comment can be seen by the community until it has been moderated. I will try to answer any problem queries before the giveaway is over. check back in case more keys are given, though that is not guaranteed.

If you completed all the tasks and didn't get a key, please send evidence via a screen capture using a free image host e.g. PostImage. Also include your name and email that you used. check other emails first just in case you've previously used a different email. The giveaway site keeps a record of the first email used and all keys are sent to that even if you use a different email later. you can contact the team HERE
Good night

Reply   |   Comment by whiterabbit-uk  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

.............removed due to unsuitable language....................... ALL GONE!! >:[

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There really is no need to use such foul language, especially considering this is a family site. I've deleted the offending part of your comment, please refrain from using such language in the future. Thank you. To avoid disappointment, it would be advisable to visit the site first thing to ensure you get a key; that is if it was a Steam key. The Steam community is massive and at the time of this giveaway, the number of Steam community members online was never less than 8 million users and went as high as 12 million . With Steam key sites posting details of this giveaway more or less as soon as it went live and Steam groups doing the same, as well as friends posting in activities feeds (I did while at l east 50 of my friends were online first thing this morning when the Steam keys went live, you can see why the keys went so quickly. When the steam key giveaways first started, the giveaway team still had keys left a the end of the day, but only becasue they were given upwards of 25 thousand keys and a the time the giveaway community had reduced significantly when the site was updated and Face book became a regular feature. Within six months news had spread and now millions of community members know about these giveaways thanks to the power of the internet). The giveaway team did manage to get a further 3000 keys from the developer, which were given away late afternoon/early evening (UK time), sorry you missed them.

Reply   |   Comment by REx00  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Cannot really comment on Action Alien, because like usual by the time I click on these the keys are given away!
Also many of us cannot use social media due to work, or prefer not to be on it, so thee people are excluded from these. Wish they would have alternative ways for us to get them.

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Hi J Burt

They did give another 3000 keys later in the afternoon, (about 6 hours after the first 5K were taken). There is a possibility that more may come, but as before this is not guaranteed. I am going to suggest to the giveaway team that instead of posting them all en-mass, that they split them up into enough that they can spread them out over the 24 hour period, with say so many every 2 hours. That would enable more community members the chance to get a key. It's unfortunate (though in another way fortunate) that the giveaway site has become very popular with the Steam community. That is why the keys are going so fast. I did check one of the sites where you can purchase keys and before the giveaway went live there were nine keys available for that game. when the keys had all gone there were still nine keys, so I doubt the keys were being taken by community members requesting more than one key to sell on: it is more likely that because the site is now advertised on lots of Steam key sites more or less a soon as they go live (plus You tube videos of game play appear within an hour) and the fact that there were a minimum of 8 million Steam community members online when the game went live and by the time all the first batch of keys had gone the numbers were more like 10 million, that the keys went to genuine community members, at least I hope so. There is an excellent Steam game due on Monday, though it's a limited giveaway of 100 keys that will run all week. I already have the game and can say it's very good and well worth entering (if you don't already have the game, it also has very good reviews from the Steam community)

Reply   |   Comment by JBurt  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mod No they didn't go to "genuine" members. What makes you think they'd be up for sale/trade immediately? Seriously.

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How do you know they didn't go to genuine members? My explanation is the most reasonable considering the number of Steam community members who know about this site now; besides, the giveaway team have looked into the situation and have found no evidence of such behavior. The only time it happened was when the very first Steam key giveaway happened last year. The giveaway was stopped part way through and the team took steps to stop it from happening again.
What makes you think they wouldn't be put up for sale immediately if they were getting extra keys to sell on? There's no reason not too.

Reply   |   Comment by REx00  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hey, my key!

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If you completed all of the tasks and didn't receive a key, please first check all of your emails. If you've previously used a different email, it's likely it has gone to that email. If you used a throwaway email, the key is now lost. Contact the giveaway team via the contact form HERE
, posting evidence that you completed all the tasks (via a screen capture. upload the image to a free image host . You can find a free one PostImage. Also include the name you used and the email. Hopefully the giveaway team, once they have seen you completed the tasks and it says a key was sent to your email, they will have kept a few back for these instances, though I cannot guarantee it. some community members have already contacted them and received a key from them. good luck. If all else fails, you could contact the developer and explain what has happened, he seems keen to get the community playing his game and he may very well send you one., but again I cannot guarantee that, I'm just suggesting alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by Dambledore  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

more aliens and more guns

Reply   |   Comment by guilherme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

..................Removido devido a linguagem inadequada.........................

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Olá geyvson

Não há necessidade de lasanguage como você usou. Este é um site da família, então eu exclua seu comentário. Se você não recebeu um lkey enquanto eles ainda estavam disponíveis entre em contato com a equipe giveaway AQUI. E incluir a prova de que você concluiu todas as tarefas, além de seu nome e e-mail.

Se eu vir xingar novamente, vou listar você.

Se você já usou um e-mail diferente, provavelmente é onde o código foi. Se você já usou um e-mail descartável, o código é irrecuperável. A equipe do giveaway já enviou chaves para alguns membros da comunidade que contataram com as informações que eu pedi para você dar. Você precisará fazer uma captura de tela das tarefas concluídas, fazer o upload para um daqueles sites de hospedagem de imagens gratuitas, em seguida, enviar o link com seus detalhes. Eu uso postimage.io que você encontrará AQUI

Reply   |   Comment by geyvson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

very nice

Reply   |   Comment by guilherme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

É um jogo com bons gráficos e poderia melhora a jogabilidade

Reply   |   Comment by Cesar Rafael  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Formerly called The Alien Wasteland. This game doesn't have much going for it despite the updates.

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Would be nice to know why you think that. Personally I think for a one man development team it's actually quite good. I've paid £20 and more for FPS games that were far worse than Action Alien. I think the worst thing about this game considering it only costs £3.99 when not on sale is the name change the dev' was forced to change due to InXiles threat of legal action. The usual case of Goliath vs David, but in this case David lost. I thought the original name was appropriate for this game i.e The Alien Wasteland. Why InXile though it was too much like their game title i.e Wasteland 1 and 2, makes me angry at their selfishness. If I'd known what they intended to do, I would never have supported their Kickstarter campaign for Wasteland 2. One of the first Kickstarter games I backed back in January 2012. I ended up paying more via Kickstarter than what the eventual release price was on Steam, so felt a little cheated. That said, the whole,p[oint of backing games via Kickstarter for e was that I wanted to support smaller indie developers, which i thought InXile was a tthe time. They got $2,933,252 in sponsorship via Kickstarter for Wasteland 2, the game is still nearly £30 on Steam despite it now being almost 3 years since it was released, most games tend to be reduced in price after, but Inxile seem to want the original release price. reminds me of Activisions Call of duty series, which rarely got reduced in price for the first two or three years. Scuze the whinge.
I know the graphics are a little dated, but the actual game play, with up-gradable weapons and perks is okay. There's enough game play elements to make this worth the cash those that buy it worth it, for free it's definitely worth having IMO. We rarely get first person shooters here on the game giveaway of the day, so it';s a bit of a treat; also I believe the giveaway team managed to get some more keys, so I hope those that missed out this morning managed to grab one. I paid full price for this when it was originally released on Steam back in July 2015. Didn't regret it at all.
Still each to their own. I would still like to know what you think it doesn't have much going for it. Maybe suggest some improvements that the developer may implement? :) Thanks fir your feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by WGS  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A suggestion: When a game is only for specific 'platforms' (Steam, EA/Origin, Gog, etc.), add that to "system requirements"...

Reply   |   Comment by alexyu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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I have a spare key for the Epic Starter Pack DLC for the 'Free to Play' clicker game Crusaders of the Lost Idols worth $6.99/$9.99. If you want the key the first person to ask nicely will get it sent to the email address they use to post comments. If you've used a throwaway email, please don't bother as the key would be lost to all.

Reply   |   Comment by whiterabbit-uk  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

whiterabbit-uk, May i please have it ? ^^
My email : halaraja@hotmail.com
Thanks =)

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Hi Kokoriko

Yes, sending it via your email, though will do it tomorrow, it's past my bed time and I need sleep. I've copied your email to the document where I've recorded the key. will send it sometime tomorrow. good night.

Reply   |   Comment by kokoriko  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hey Wabbit,

Yep..Like everyone else ....woke up and no game. :(

Here's free keys for some DLC here: http://games.giveaway-club.com/ I got mine last night right before I went to bed.

Crusaders of the Lost Idols - Epic Starter Pack DLC (Steam Keys)
by Codename Entertainment Inc.

Unlock crusaders, Collect gear, and Earn achievements!
Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the Award Winning clicker idle game of heroic awesomeness.
Create a band of unusual heroes to battle monsters, earn gold by killing them and use it to level-up and unlock new character abilities. Organize your Crusaders by designing the perfect formation for maximum damage.
Master Formation Strategy over multiple campaigns and events that are updated every month.
LEARN MORE: www.crusadersofthelostidols.com

What they do is...ON the HOUR..they release a few keys at a time so it gives their regulars a chance at getting a key. And they have a longer time period ..instead of the 24 hrs.

Huggles to you and your family, Wabbit.

P.S. Anyone want to friend me on Steam? ...There are 3 other delenn13's. I am the one from Ontario CA. with an avatar of a woman with red hair.

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Thanks for posting the link Delenn, joined the club and got my first dlc, which i thin we've already been given here at one time. I already have the dlc pack so i'm going to offer it up here. :) Thanks again. p.s. sorry about the defunct keys from those old Humble bundles.
Unfortunately the keys go really fast now that the Steam community are aware of these giveaways, pity the giveaway team don't do what the giveaway club do and release a certain number every hour instead of all of them at once. that would then give those who aren't up until later a chance to get a key as well. Maybe they will consider this after reading this. I will also email the giveaway team I'm in touch with and suggest the same.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hey Wabbit,

It's actually about every 3 hours but I also think it depends on how many keys and how many hours the giveaway is available. But it seems to be a bit fairer..because they were getting swamped also..at first. They actually have some decent software too.

Another place I get games is...https://chrono.gg/ Not free but you can get a few bargains. The game changes at Noon EST very day. You can sign up for an email to remind you to check their site. Right now they have "Grapple -a 3D puzzle platformer. You can fling, swing and climb across everything in Grapple. Different surfaces react uniquely to your gooball. Grapple is as fast paced as you want to play it. With multiple checkpoints and unlimited lives your skill is the only thing slowing you down." $7.99 USD - 81% off $1.50 To BUY GAME

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Ah yes Grapple, got that when it was released about 2 years ago. I posted a review of the game last year, giving it a thumbs down, but only because it was unplayable on my computer. I must check it out again soon as it looked very interesting.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just got this from my RSS feed...from Rock, Paper, Shotgun.."We've got 10,000 Robocraft starter packs to giveaway for the build-and-fight game's beta: https://goo.gl/XZsw7w

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Nice one Delenn, thanks for the heads up. Got a key, but can't play the game. I get a launch error due to driver signature enforcement being disabled. will have to remember how to re-instigate it. got some command prompt commands i.e.

bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

but still unable. will have to figure it out in the morning as i'm dead beat. still got to sort out tomorrows gameas well. Not had time to play it, so no review as yet.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wow! lots of giveaways today. Too bad I have this one already.

From Indie Gala: RPG meets Puzzle in the cross-genre indie game Gunspell! Try your luck in winning 1 out of 50,000 Steam keys we're giving away for Gunspell NOW on IndieGala![www.indiegala.com]

Happy Gaming!

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Keep em coming Delenn. :)

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

That's really strange ........mine installed no problems. Now Lego Jurassic World won't play for me. But I know what that is..it's my crappy video card.. I have trouble with a few games.

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Hi Delenn

Try turning down the graphic requirements. The options menu is quite extensive, with lots of adjustable/ toggles to reduce graphic RAM etc. You can see what there is via the image below:

action alien 008

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It won't even open. I have a really low end graphic card. I got so excited when I found LJW on sale, I forgot to check the requirements. I will just keep until I can get a better card.

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I've played LJW for about 6 hours, though not recently. You can pick up an old Nvidia 7600GS for less than £20 via eBay, or for the recommended spec a Nvidia GTX 480 for around £60, though I saw one going for £1 plus £8 postage today. Though still had 8 hours for bidding, so the price will probably rise. I may have an old graphic card that may just fit the minimum requirements, though it would depend on how much it would cost me to send it over to you. If it's not too much I'll be happy to send it over to you. Will let you know. Do you know what socket your motherboard has for your graphic card. I think the old cards I have are AGP though I may also have a PCIe but no PCI cards. I'd need to know which socket otherwise sending the wrong card would be a waste. All my spare graphics cards are going to be dumped this summer. i intend having a clear out as i have boxes of spare components from when I've upgraded my computers over the years. I've already had one dumping session, where I got rid of old monitors and cases, but so far I've kept any RAM that's 1GB or more, graphic cards, some motherboards and some cpu's as well as cooler fans, heat sinks etc, but still have boxes of th stuff that will never be used by me again,

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hey Wabbit, I have a ATI Radeon HD 4200 PCIe. What should i look for? I will check on eBay.

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Hi Delenn

It really depends on how much you are willing or can afford to spend, for example, the latest generation and the last couple of generation cards will cost a lot more than older ones; for example, I purchased two second hand GTX 980 Ti's with a total of 12GB of graphics RAM (gRAM) several months ago and together they cost me over £800 (approx $1000), but I could just as easily have purchased replacements for my GTX 580's and they would only have cost me at the most a couple of hundred. The main difference between the two is the GTX 580 doesn't support Direct X 12 and only has 3GB of gRAM as opposed to the GTX 980's Direct X 12 support and gRAM of 6GB each; (plus other upgrades and new technology).
The minimum I would look for is a card with at least 1GB of graphics RAM, though more is better. It also depends on whether you are faithful to a particular brand? I used to buy ATI/AMD cards, but after a disastrous purchase, where a card burnt out literally the week it went out of guarantee for no apparent reason (I always cleaned the fans regularly and hadn't played any high end games requiring a lot of graphics power, and the computer had good air flow with an over abundance of fans). I stopped buying ATI/AMD cards since then (AMD bought the company out so they are now AMD cards instead of ATI). That said I reckon NVidia have 'nearly' always had the edge when it comes to performance, so I will recommend Nvidia cards only. The best way to choose is to look at your game collection and search out those you reckon are more graphic intensive, for example the game you mentioned the other day LEGO® Jurassic World requires a minimum of a Nvidia GeForce 7600GS which really is old and I have better ones I could give you. The Nvidia 7600GS only has 256MB of gRAM, which for many of today's games including low budget and arcade games is very low, still it should still enable you to play Jurassic World but probably not on the highest settings. I would always go for the recommended rather than the minimum specification because the minimum spec usually means settings are on the lowest graphical settings, which you want to avoid. (If I tried to play Battlefield 2 on the lowest settings when using a particular mod, often the game would crash), so just looking as LJW the recommended card would be an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 or ATI Radeon HD 5850 or better with at least 1Gb RAM. That would cover all arcade games presently released and also enable you to play lots of decent AAA games, for example you could play The Elder Scrolls Skyrim (latest updated edition) though not on the highest graphic settings. What I suggest you do is look at the games you have and check the recommended system requirements on the Steam store. You'll find them below the game description for all games (apart from those that have been removed), then go to eBay and look at what is available. The Nvidia GTX 480 is actually a decent card. I've had the next generation on from that i.e. an Nvidia GTX 580 and it gave me brilliant service for a couple of years. I upgraded the two I had because I wanted to max out the settings in GTA V , plus I wanted a direct X 12 card, which the fifth generation cards didn't support ( the older GTX 580 wouldn't let me max out the maximum draw distances or increase traffic density to maximum in GTA V, which for that game you needed at least 12GB of gRAM to do because of all the information required to run with max draw distances set to 100% and have the maximum number of vehicles roaming around in game. Most games do not need such power. I also wanted to future proof the computer for a few more years. I split the 2 GTX 580's I was replacing and put one in my daughters main computer and the other in my back up computer, both of which still play every game we have, though some won't play very well if i max out the graphic settings. anyway all that said the GTX 480 with 1GB of gRAM would probably be okay for you, but with that I'm assuming you aren't playing the latest generation games?

Looking at E Bay at this moment I see several GTX 480's all with 1.5GB of gRAM and all going for around £45 to £70 ($55 to $85), though one was only £10. I also saw a GTX 760, which is one step down in power, but three steps up in generation, so will probably have extra's worth having, plus it had 2GB of gRAM for £35, that only has one hour left to run. I am looking at the UK eBay so won't bother posting links because the postage would be expensive. I'd certainly check out the US eBay and decide how much you are willing to pay.

When you look at a card the first number from the Nvidia 480 refers to the generation number, so a 580 is more advanced than the 480 and a 780 is much more advanced than both the 480 and 580. the second number refers to how powerful the card is, and usually denotes core numbers etc. The higher the number of cores the faster it will process because each core shares the load, much like a quad core CPU compared to a dual core CPU. (Basically the graphic card is a separate CPU dedicated to graphics), then you have the RAM size. The higher this is, the better you can set your graphics settings on high end games because you have more graphics memory. That is only a very basic explanation, it's a little more complex than that, but what I've described should hopefully help. So, the higher the first number the more recent and the more likely it will have newer innovations, or for example a better Direct X rating; for example my old Nvidia GTX 275 was Direct X 10, my GTX 580 was Direct X 11 and my GTX 980 is Direct X 12. The main thing about Direct X is that the higher the number, the more realistic the 3D graphics will be. i.e. if you compared a flag flying in Direct X 9 to one in Direct X 10 it would look more natural with Direct X 10 and even more so the higher up you go because there are more 3D points of reference in the more recent Direct X programs. So the movement of the flag looks more natural and flows much more smoothly in the higher rated Direct X. It's almost akin to drawing several images on flip cards with slightly different positions. When you flick the cards, the image looks like it's moving. The higher Direct X is sort of equivalent to having a lot more cards with smaller differences, so the moving image looks better; (again a very basic explanation).

I hope I've been of help? The main thing is to decide how much you want to spend then look for the best generation and model with the highest gRAM that you can get for that money, though beware of very cheap prices if most are much higher. That usually means there's a problem, or it's being sold for spares. Feel free to email me if you want more advice. Oh by the way, all recent graphic cards will be PCIe, so your motherboard will be fine for the newer cards. Do let me know if and when you buy a card and what the model number is.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

GRRRRRR! I should take another pain pill...NOT!

Thanks Wabbit. Loads of info to digest. I put it into a txt file so I don't lose it. I, now, have some idea as to what i am looking for.

Thanks, sweetie!

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:) I just hope it helps. And I've just taken my evening dose of opiates. I've actually cut my evening dose of pain killers by half as I'm asleep for most of the time its active, so thought it would help and have cut out the gabapention totally in the evening as I've been told its the most toxic. I had to have some scans just before Christmas and was told both my liver and spleen were enlarged. I don't drink alcohol, so I reckon it's 11 years of living with fentanyl and oxycodone meds plus gabapentin and other poisons. I thought it's time i tried to wean myself off them, even if it means increased pain.
There's nothing like upgrading a computer and seeing a massive difference. I hope you find a decent one at a good price. Best time to bid is ones that are ending during the day and weekdays rather than evenings and weekends becasue more people are likely to be bidding on those. I'd also wait until the last 20 seconds before you put a bid in, then immediately place another bid that covers the maximum you'd be willing to pay. I've won virtually every bid I've made using that tactic.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not really my kind of game, so it's OK with me that all the keys are gone by 3 am my time, besides, I don't really like Steam anyway.
What I don't like is that keys that are meant for GGOTD members are "stolen" by Steam users that probably never knew we existed before they started giving us keys. While it makes GGOTD look good for all the hits they get, it really screws those of us who have been loyal members here for over 10 years. Steam users most likely don't even come here unless there is a Steam key being given away.

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You are porbably right Joe, and it does seem unfair. I'm going to suggest (via emailing some of the giveaway team) that they release the keys in smaller quantities, maybe so many every hour, tohugh that will mean more work for them. that way those that come later, or are not able to come early get a chance. Loyal community members should not be losing out to those who don't usually come to this site. Unfortunately I have no control over these matters.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Is this gonna get restocked? because it ended too soon I couldn't get myself a key :(

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Hi Dante

I cannot say. It depends on whether the giveaway team can get more keys from the developer. Unfortunately the Steam community are very aware of the game giveaway Steam key giveaways. Within minutes of the game going live you will find details on quite a few different Steam giveaway sites as well as Steam groups. So keys go very quickly, probably even before emails are sent out to the community informing them of the giveaway. I personally check at the time the new giveaway starts as I've also missed a couple of giveaways and I usually get notification a few days before they are given away because I have access to the giveaway admin panel that tells of upcoming giveaways. I can only suggest you check back occasionally throughout the day to see if they have managed to get more keys. Sometimes the developers are very generous, other times not so. Please bear in mind there are at this time of day up to 12 million steam users active, so 5000 keys will not go very far.

Reply   |   Comment by Dante  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dante, well... thanks for replying back

Reply   |   Comment by Dante  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Is this a joke?

I got the email, opened it and found that the game was over!

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The game giveaway team were given 5000 keys. Because the Steam community are now very aware of these giveaways (12 million community members are at the time of responding to your comment online) and within minutes of the giveaway going live, you'll find Steam user groups sending out messages to their members that there is a free key. I posted in my activities community section that the giveaway was live. Most of my200+ friends who come online regularity check the activities feed and I'm sure many of those will have applied for a key. Plus Steam key giveaway web sites advertising that there is a free key available will also have been accessed by the community. 5000 keys don't go that far.

the best way to get these keys is to check each morning at the time they go live. I do try to announce the day before over in the forums if there is going to be a giveaway , but even I, with access to the administration panel don't always get forewarning of a giveaway until it s actually live. Monday and friday's are good days to check to see if there are Steam games available, tphugh we have been given game son Wednesdays as well.

Check back later in case the giveaway team have managed to secure more keys. some developers are very generous and do give more, but that is not guaranteed.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ Vastiau  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

cool game

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Reply   |   Comment by Gimba  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Fine game

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Yo, I didn't get my game. I checked inbox and spam, nothing.

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Hi Kevin

If you've used a different email previously, please check that. The giveaway team send keys to the first email used from the IP address you used. This was to stop multiple keys being issued to the same IP address following the very first key giveaway last year when it became obvious some community members were claiming lots of keys, which they then attempted to sell via various Steam key sites. If the email you have used is the the only one you've ever used (i.e. the Kevin knows email), please contact the giveaway team HERE
with details of the email you used, your name and a screen capture of the completed tasks. You can upload your images to the free hosting site HERE (which I also used to post images for my reviews, once uploaded click on the second button (the pone below where it says ''codes for all images'', the button may say ''Thumbnail for forums'' . From the drop down menu select direct link and send that via the contact form. Hopefully they will sort it pout for you. sorry for the bother, I'm just a volunteer and can only offer suggestions. i applied for a key for my son (I already purchased the game when it was released almost 2 years ago) and he received the key almost immediately after I'd completed the tasks for him. Keys go vewry quickly, so please send your information as soon as you can.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hey, thanks for the help! I contacted them and provided them with proof & details and they sent me the key.

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Glad it was sorted quickly, thanks for letting the community know. Looks like the keys have already gone.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I love theis game

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Fine game

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