Whether you play as one of the elite marine Frontiersmen or the vicious alien Kharaa, you must use unique strategies and your abilities to win. Marines form persistent squads to find and destroy alien hives. Aliens can choose a wall-running Skulk, pudgy Gorge, flying Lerk, murderous Fade or gigantic Onos that can smash through doors.
Commanders play from overhead to lead their team to victory. Build structures anywhere, collect resources and research upgrades. Marines buy weapons at an Armory or build sentry turrets and siege cannons to assault the enemy. Aliens build upgrade chambers, evolve special abilities and plant traps.
Spreading alien infestation deforms hallways and causes space station power failure, turning off lights and shutting down marine powered structures. Use a flamethrower to clear infestation or weld a bulkhead shut for a last defense. Every game is different.
WYSIWYG graphical tools and powerful scripting allow you to create new weapons, scenarios or entirely new games. You'll get all our tools and Lua source code we're using to build NS2. Ongoing automatic updates keep the game fresh by adding new maps, weapons and abilities.
- 1.2 GHz Processor
- 256MB RAM
- DirectX 9 level graphics card
- Windows Vista/2000/XP
- internet connection
Buy Now! for $19.95 (price increase after July 26th), or $39.95 for the Special Edition.
I can't believe there is no official thread for this game yet. The last topic about it was back in July of 2009.
If this game is half as good as the first, it will be one of the best PC shooter games in recent times.
The Alpha starts July 26th, if you preorder the Special Edition, you get Black Marine armor, access to the Alpha on the 26th, and of course the full game when it releases. The special edition will be unavailable after the 26th, in which case you can only preorder the normal edition which DOES NOT get you into the Alpha, only the Beta.
I played the first game for 5 years before I was VAC banned (towards the end I started getting bored and started hacking), it was the single best FPS experience I have had on the PC since the original UT. If the sequel follows in the original games footsteps, it will be the next best FPS experience with recent FPS games.
The entire game logic is coded in Lua, so it will be a modders paradise, you can change the Lua files and instantly change gameplay (they will likely use a system like Steams sv_pure to ensure file consistency).
Natural Selection 2 Alpha is now available to download, you will not be able to play until the Alpha Activation keys are released at 9PM EDT (6PM PDT). But go get your game downloaded so you do not have to wait until the keys are released to do so. - Special Edition owners only.
NS2 Alpha has Officially Launched! Use your Black Armor key to 'activate' your Alpha to launch the game (Special Edition buyers only).