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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Alien Hominid Invasion (2023) is a cooperative running and shooting game where you play an alien, fighting secret agents and looting Planet Earth. Play is a simple task of running-and-gunning through the large arena levels, using your arsenal of unusual weapons to dispatch enemies. It's a game that's all about how good (and silly) it feels to run around and shoot things.

The game is the sequel to the original Alien Hominid HD game which was popular for its arcade-brawling and tongue-in-cheek alien theme. Here though the levels are vertical as well as horizontal so exploration and multi-directional shooting are the order of the day. Play is the same rushing around and shooting while avoiding enemy attacks.

You play with up to three friends, to abduct intel from your enemies, sabotage their plans and observe the oddities of human life. Along the way you'll need to take on big bosses and mutate into a variety of powerful Alien forms in order to take down the government Agents who are dead set on ruining your

The result is a game that expands on the original with more forgiving play (no more one-shot kill), and more customization both in the weapons and how you look. Add to this the four-player multiplayer where each person chooses their own difficulty setting and you have the perfect chaotic romp of a game for all ages. (While fans of the previous game can learn more about what happened to the original alien, where the agents came from, and why there is such an intense hunt to find them).

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Alien Hominid Invasion 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Alien Hominid Invasion. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Shooting game with Action and Fighting elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Fantasy Violence and Blood and Gore.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The difficulty levels offered in this game allow for a range of ages to engage with it. Younger children can experience the chaotic game with less worry of dying quickly, whereas older children and teens can explore the “Insane” difficulty level with lower health and a greater challenge of surviving to overcome.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 8 years old as minimum age.
  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

CostsCosts

Alien Hominid Invasion usually costs £14.99 to £16.75. 

Alien Hominid Invasion

XBox Store Xbox X|S £14.99
XBox Store Xbox One £14.99
Switch Store Switch £16.75
Steam StoreSALE PC £16.75 £12.56 until 29/07/2024
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/11/2023

Price: 25% off

Out Now: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Platform, Shooting (Action and Fighting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: The Behemoth (@TheBehemoth)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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