I loved this game back in the day, and recently replayed it on PC. The new PC version by Nightdive Studios is fantastic and worth checking out.
With the recent release of the massive Unearthed Update and the sale of the game on Steam, I have seen a bunch of new players getting into Natural Selection 2. I brought the game up to a few of my friends, and they didn’t really know what type of game it was. So I figured I would take the opportunity to post a bit of gameplay (one round on each team) to give people a better idea of how it works. Take a look at the videos below if you are on the fence about the game.
Here is a quick overview so you know what you are looking at
Here is some Aliens gameplay:
Here is some Marines gameplay:
I honestly can’t believe that Natural Selection 2, the asymmetrical alien versus human multiplayer game released in 2012, is still getting updated. This was my main multiplayer game for at least a year, and I recently got back into it and was surprised to see it still gets updates thanks to a community development team.
So whats in this new patch?
A lot actually! This new update to NS2 includes a new map, changes to existing maps, new skins, new models, new sounds and new gameplay and balance changes. All told the changelog for build 327 came to be 10+ pages once we included everything. There is so much in this update to sink your teeth into, read ahead for all the details or just jump in game and figure out all the changes in battle. People playing on the new map Unearthed will receive a new alien commander skin and if you like that you might also check out our Catalyst DLC Pack, which has many other skins and now includes a new Sandstorm skin for the updated machine gun model. Remember all sales of NS2 and DLC directly affect our development budget and allow our team to continue work on NS2.
Check out the full changelog below to see all the goodies contained within.
Follow the NS2 development roadmap to see our plans for future updates.
Westwood Studios co-founder Louis Castle talks about the development of the classic RTS, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun.
This is actually pretty old, but I realized that I never made a post about it. Adam Sessler serves as host for OtherSide Entertainment and guests including Ken Levine while they play and discuss System Shock 2. There is a lot of great anecdotes around the design and development of the game, but unfortunately the audio quality is all over the place. Someone really should create a KickStarter to replace Adam’s dollar store microphone. At least Paul Neurath and Ken Levine sound good.