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    Heya,

    I am a tiny bit in a bummer moment, and I'd like some mindless sci-fi fun to take my mind of off things. I'm looking for suggestion at a game that's about shooting aliens. It could be a cool squad strategy, or maybe a third- or first-person shooter, but I want just the pleasure of blasting aliens.

    Something like Space Marines, or maybe some of the X-Com game. I also played a board game named XenoShyft that, in my opinion, got the feeling across.

    The game would be for PC. Are the recent Space Hulk FPS games good?


    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Looking for a computer game; Starship Troopers-like

    Have you tried DOOM 2016? It's pretty much nonstop frenetic alien demon blasting action.
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    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Default Re: Looking for a computer game; Starship Troopers-like

    If you don't mind older games, with all that entails, the Serious Sam series has a lot of Aliens to shoot.

    Fair warning though: it's not actually very serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Have you tried DOOM 2016? It's pretty much nonstop frenetic alien demon blasting action.
    Ooohhh that's a good idea

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    Default Re: Looking for a computer game; Starship Troopers-like

    Have you played XCom 2? Cause if not, I highly recommend. I also recommend Xenonauts, but it's definitely more brain intensive.

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    Default Re: Looking for a computer game; Starship Troopers-like

    Helldivers is a really fun twin-stick shooter very much in the vein of starship troopers. Probably best if you can get a friend to jump on with you, as the online community is fairly quiet now.
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    Default Re: Looking for a computer game; Starship Troopers-like

    First- or Third-Person shooter where you kill aliens? Let's see...

    Dead Space, as well as 2 and 3? Starts out more horror with survival elements, by 3 it's a more straight forward shooter.

    Gears of War? I'm told that 3 is the best of the recent ones, though 4 has it's merits. 5 is supposed to be a bit of a let-down in terms of plot, but for mindless blasting it seems okay.

    Warframe? You play as a robot-space-ninja, lots of manoeuvrability as you bounce around the scenery and mow down scores of cloned humans, robots and infested lien creatures.

    Duke Nukem Forever? Despite the reviews it had, I found that if you can skip the mini-games as fast as possible then the actual gameplay loop is quite satisfying, in a "juvenile humour" kind of way.

    Space Hulk: Deathwing? You mentioned Space Marine, there's now a co-op/squad-based FPS shooter set in the same universe where you purge the xenos filth from an abandoned space station, very atmospheric.
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    Ooohhh that's a good idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    There's also the Halo series. A couple of them have even been released on PC.
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    Default Re: Looking for a computer game; Starship Troopers-like

    Thanks a lot guys!

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    It might be a little funny, but I haven't thought of a game that comes to your mind other than chicken invaders

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    I've always liked Alien Swarm for something Starship Trooper-esque. It does kind of require a team though. But other than that it's quite brilliant. I also seem to recall it's free?!

    Maybe it's free. Or I'm deluded. Or possibly both, it's not like the two are mutually exclusive.

    Edit: I checked. Yes, it's free. And it now has a single player option.
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    Crimsonland is perfect for this. Other games contain useless vestigial appendages like 'plot' or 'dialog' or even 'context.' Crimsonland however has removed these unfortunate distractions and in so doing become 100% pure violence. There's just you, a very large to endless number of aliens to shoot, and a variety of things to shoot them with. It's total and complete engagement for your lizard brain; which is sort of ironic because of all the lizards you shoot in the head.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Have you tried DOOM 2016? It's pretty much nonstop frenetic alien demon blasting action.
    DOOM 2016 is a valid answer to literally every question. Want to go out for dinner? DOOM 2016! Do you find the trade proposal acceptable? DOOM 2016! Will you marry me? DOOM 2016!

    Look, if the person proposing doesn't accept that as an answer, why would you actually want to marry them anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by warty goblin View Post
    DOOM 2016 is a valid answer to literally every question. Want to go out for dinner? DOOM 2016! Do you find the trade proposal acceptable? DOOM 2016! Will you marry me? DOOM 2016!

    Look, if the person proposing doesn't accept that as an answer, why would you actually want to marry them anyway?
    You're a man of culture, I see. DOOM 2016!




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    The Earth Defense Force games are weirdly fun.

    3rd-person-shooter, RPG elements, different classes with different playstyles/goals, weapons have different mechanics. Shoot bugs the size of houses off of other houses.

    It's kinda campy, but in a good way. Like, you don't play it for the intense graphics, you play it because you want to kill apocalyptic-sized ants and spiders with a mech or howitzer laser cannon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warty goblin View Post
    Crimsonland is perfect for this. Other games contain useless vestigial appendages like 'plot' or 'dialog' or even 'context.' Crimsonland however has removed these unfortunate distractions and in so doing become 100% pure violence. There's just you, a very large to endless number of aliens to shoot, and a variety of things to shoot them with. It's total and complete engagement for your lizard brain; which is sort of ironic because of all the lizards you shoot in the head.



    DOOM 2016 is a valid answer to literally every question. Want to go out for dinner? DOOM 2016! Do you find the trade proposal acceptable? DOOM 2016! Will you marry me? DOOM 2016!

    Look, if the person proposing doesn't accept that as an answer, why would you actually want to marry them anyway?
    I think Doom 1993 is a fine alternative answer.
    And the crazyness in some doom 2 megawads goes beyond most games(Deus Veult 2 for example is absurd(just look at how swarming the monsters are and how epic everything is in that wad)).

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