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Main article: w:c:alienswarm:Alien Swarm 2K4

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Alien Swarm is an overhead view tactical squad-based shooter for UT2K4. Set in the the distant future, the players take the role of a Commander in the Interstellar Armed Forces. They must guide their squad of marines through Swarm infested colonies, overrun bases and outposts, to achieve a variety of objectives.

Alien Swarm features:

  • Unique blend of action and strategy.
  • 1-8 players co-operative play.
  • Single mission or Campaign mode.
  • Large array of equipment for your marines, including Assault rifles, Shotguns, SynTek SmartEye Autoguns, Flamethrowers, Pistols, Incendiary Mines, Flares, Stim Packs, Ammo Bags, Sentry Guns, Medkits and more!
  • Four marine classes: Explosives, Special Weapons, Medic and Technical
  • Skill and experience system allowing your marines to improve as they progress through the campaign.
  • Full tutorial to teach you how to play and to use the equipment at your disposal.
  • 8 unique marines with portaits, personality, skills and background.
  • Easy to use emote system for team communication.
  • Full character speech for each marine which adapts to the current situation.
  • Alien parasites which infest your marines and hatch from inside them.
  • A variety of mission objectives.
  • High scores, kill records and medals.
  • A range of difficulty settings and unlockable map variations.
  • Leader and voting system for online play.

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Here you can find a list of official and unofficial, yet essential, files for your game.

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  • The mod won the second edition of the MSUC in the categories Best Non-FPS mod (Phase 3), Best Voice Pack or Audio Modification (Phase 3) and Best Non-FPS Mod (Phase 4). It also reached third place in the category Best Level Using Original Content (Phase 3) and reached fourth place in the Grand Finals.
  • The mod also won Gamespy's Mod of the Year award in 2004.[1]
"As you've probably figured out by now, 2004 was an awesome year to be an Unreal Tournament fan. Aside from the all the great modes and maps that shipped with the game, a flood of new mods hit the 'net as part of the "Make Something Unreal" contest. There was no shortage of great mods that we could talk about, but at the end of the day, the one that we thought stood out the most was Alien Swarm, from Black Cat Games.

Unlike most mods, Alien Swarm isn't focused on fragging other players. In fact, it's not even first-person! Primarily a tactical top-down co-op mod, Alien Swarm lets players lead a team of space marines through a series of futuristic locales infested with big, nasty bugs. Games can be played as single maps or as part of a larger campaign, and different character classes are able to improve skills and use a variety of different equipment to make it through each base. Interesting ideas like this are always common in the mod community, but rarely do they actually see the light of day and turn out this well. It's the perfect game to break out at your next LAN party."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Game of the Year 2004 - PC Special Awards". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 29, 2004. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  2. Staff (March 2005). "The Best of 2004; The 14th Annual Computer Games Awards". Computer Games Magazine. No. 172. pp. 48–56.
  3. ShortCutMan (March 19, 2005). "March's Mod of the Month is invaded by Bugs!". ModDB. Retrieved April 26, 2019.

See also Edit

Third-party mods
Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition: Chaos UT (mod)Rocket Arena: UT
Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition: Air BuccaneersChaos UT2Clone BanditsDeathballDomain 2049Frag.OpsJailbreak 2004Red OrchestraRocketeerUnWheel
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