Welcome to the first edition to Modded. My hopes for this featured series is to highlight cool mods and freebie PC games on the internet. Mods are an unique feature to PC gaming that rival and at times outdo the source material they stem from in terms of creativity and design.Take for example the mod DayZ. It’s popularity and new concepts of gameplay has spawned it’s very own standalone product, as well as a shotty “clone” product. Modding within the PC community is a big deal and I suspect will grow into a bigger role in future of PC gaming.
Fans of Killing Floor are no strangers to fighting hordes of monsters in a hopeless attempt at survival. Bringing fans into the universe of Aliens is a seamless transition and fits nicely into the gameplay players are accustomed too. Aliens Killing Floor is a total conversion for killing floor that bring players into the universe where no one can here you scream, unless of course you have a mic headset. AKF creates three classes for players to choose from, rifleman, medic, and specialist. Much like in Killing Floor players “level” their characters as they play with each class having special perks and abilities. The Rifleman is your basic grunt and is more efficient with rifles. Medics in Killing Floor were also important, but are more important in AKF because they are the only way players can get health other than spending precious cash to buy a health kit. Specialist have the ability to buy and place automated turrets, a real lifesaver during a xenomorph invasion. Players can enjoy these new classes with character skins and voices from the films. Weapons from the films such as the Pulse Rifle and Smartgun have been implemented into the stalls of the trader as well as other lore friendly weapons. The motion tracker has also been implemented as a hud display after it’s been purchased. Several movie levels have also been included to further add to the Aliens experience.
Then there is the aliens. Every xenomorph you’ve come to know and love in the films comes after you in hordes in typical Killing Floor fashion. Drones are the typical xenomorph that will run and leap towards you. They also can climb walls. Runners, like the name implies, are quick, agile and have a low profile making them hard to hit. Spitter’s will stand erect and spit acid from you at afar. This rounds out the typical xenomorph assault, but the you’ll also encounter the beefy Praetorians, the guards to the Queen as well as the Queen herself. Perhaps the most interesting enemy is the face-hugger, yeah they included those too. If players fail to kill a face-hugger and they get too close to one it will jump onto the player blanketing their vision. A message will display saying, “Player X has been face hugged” Your team then have several secound to shoot you in the face killing the face-hugger. If they fail to do so a message will display saying “Player X has one inside them” and 30 seconds later the player will die and spawn a little baby xenomorph. It’s an interesting and totally new mechanic to Killing Floor. Once a player is “impregnated”, do they stay and fight unto the birthing, or do they do their team a favor and kill themselves? It creates unique and tense situation.
Aliens Killing Floor is awesome! Consider it the poor mans version of Colonial Marine (which hasn’t been getting reviewed well). If you are a fan of the franchise it’s a must. The creators of the mod have done a fantastic job recreating an “Aliens” experience and marrying it with a game that is well suited for it.
If you don’t have it already Buy Killing Floor here