publisher : Holospark
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Earthfall is a first-person shooter with survival genre traits. The game was designed for four-player cooperation and it enables the players to participate in defending the Earth from an invasion of very dangerous aliens. The game was developed by Holospark, the creators of The Impossible Travel Agency from 2016.
The story presented in Earthfall is a variation of classic alien invasion tales. A meteor crashed on Earth, causing a major disaster. It caused overwhelming chaos. While the peace-keeping forces were trying to deal with the crisis, it was revealed that the meteor was just the first step of a greater plan: the Earth was invaded by aliens who can use hordes of dangerous creatures. The first hits were terrifying for humanity, but the hope remains. The fate of Earth is in the hands of regular people. The player assumes the role of one of four people who are trying to stop the invasion: Maya, Roy, Danny, and Jonas.
The gameplay in Earthfall focuses on elimination of enemies and completing tactical objectives assigned to a mission. Together with up to three other users, the players are taking control of strategic positions and fighting various enemies (including drones and giant monsters and machines) by using varied tactics.
The game features a few traits that distinguish it from similar titles. It is possible to use advanced 3D printers to create various weapons used for eliminating the aliens. The players donít have complete freedom in creating the weapons, but there are blueprints for a few dozens of tools available in the game. Another interesting mechanics is the possibility to create fortifications (fences, towers) that make the battle easier.
Earthfall is focused on a four-player cooperation mode. It is also possible to play the game alone Ė in that case, bots controlled by artificial intelligence assume the role of the companions. The game features a few story campaigns. Each of them features a few missions with different objectives and locations in the northwestern Pacific. Each of them tells a slightly different story and together they combine into one greater image.
Earthfall features attractive, three-dimensional graphics that meet the modern standards. Disturbing and terrifying alien designs are especially impressive.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7