An alien dropship hums overhead, trailing otherworldly ruby-red fumes from its engines. The patrol craft spits shining metal pods at the earth as it passes. Embedded in the city street asphalt, the pods pop like pressurized eggs, three raptor-legged, inquisitive Ceph soldiers spring out.
They can't see me, but I'm a mere 20 feet away, invisible, steel feet perched still atop a shipping crate. I'm holding the wrong gun for thisa microwave gun would've been idealbut I don't care. I love the way my SCARAB assault rifle's laser sight attachment seems to wander organically, slightly out of sync with my movements, illuminating what I'm about to kill. I center it on the aliens' weak spot: an exposed patch of pink-goo translucence where tendrils danglelike Cthulhu's tentaclesfrom their back.
As the aliens' formation fans out, I seize the moment and fizzle out of stealth mode. Eight rounds ping the Ceph commander, but he doesn't die.
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: 13 Nov, 2007
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Shooter, Open World, Adventure
- Supported OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista***
- Processor: 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster* (Vista)
- Memory: 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
- Graphics: 256 MB**
- DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (included)
- Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
- Hard Drive: 12GB
- * Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.
- ** Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
- *** Currently only the 32-bit version is available.
- Supported OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
- Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
- Memory: 2.0 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar