Do you like old school deathmatch with modern features but none of the frills that have ruined the raw purity of the genre? How about rich, colorful, arcadelike atmospheres? How about...retro Sci Fi? Then you're going to love what Alien Arena has in store for you! This game combines some of the very best aspects of classic deathmatch, and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique.

Alien Arena is a furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive. With game modes such as Capture The Flag and Tactical, there are terrific team-based experiences to be had as well as 1v1 duels, free-for-all, and dozens of mutators to alter the game play to your liking. The community is friendly, as well as prolific. Dozens of maps, models, and various accessories have been created by community members to add on to the game experience.



The CRX engine that powers Alien Arena is very scaleable and will run extremely well even on older hardware while still delivering smooth, slick graphics and visual effects.

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The game features a dark sinister atmosphere combined with an off-the-wall campiness, and trippy, techno type music. There are currently over 15 maps, loaded with weapons(each having an alternate firing mode) and powerups.

Alien Arena has fast, smooth gameplay, and players can play online against one another or against the bots, which feature multiple skill levels, and will rocket jump, strafe jump, and taunt you mercilessly.

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The third installment of Alien Arena's iconic alien characters may seem a little more familar to long time players - and for good reason - it's based more on the first generation rather than the second. However, that is not to say that some second gen ideas didn't find their way into the third, and it's also fair to say that the third generation drew on a far larger set of influences than either of the first two iterations.


Most people see the aliens in Alien Arena and think "Mars Attacks" - simply because well, it's a goofy, big-headed alien in a glass helmet, and that movie was probably the most recent example our generation relates to. However, while certainly that creature has it's share of influence, it's only a portion. The first generation aliens were a bit of a mix between that and the classic "grey" alien.

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With Generation 2, I took a different approach. While on a trip to Las Vegas, I saw a fetal skull in an exhibit, and though, wow, that looks like an alien! It was time to revamp the game's artwork after 4 years of it being the same, and I had decided to give the game a darker, more serious tone. Shown here is the later, updated final version of Generation 2 with a bit of battle damage and extra tubing.

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The newest version of the aliens sought to modernize the level of detail, to continue with a gritty, damaged appearance, but try to recapture the spirit of the first generation. The creatures drew on a much larger pool of influences, from the Metaluna Mutant, Invasion of the Saucermen, Mars Attacks, War of the Worlds(remake), and distinctly, a bit of Gigeresque style.

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Maybe some of these reference are lost on younger generations, or those who are not familiar with classic sci-fi, so here is a little image showing some of these classics, each one contributed a bit to Generation 3's new aliens.

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Next up - a few comparisons of levels and their evolutions.

Alien Arena: Warriors of Mars Imminent Release

Alien Arena: Warriors of Mars Imminent Release

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Alien Arena: Warriors of Mars is set to be released this Summer! The game is near completion, and is essentially a complete reboot of the game. New artwork...

Alien Arena to get massive artwork update!

Alien Arena to get massive artwork update!

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In concurrence with the development/release of the upcoming Alien Arena: Tactical, the entire game is receiving an artwork update to take advantage of...

Alien Arena tournament @ Winter DreamHack!

Alien Arena tournament @ Winter DreamHack!

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Win Intel SSD's at Winter DreamHack in an Alien Arena Deathmatch Tournament!

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha, and Combat Edition released!

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha, and Combat Edition released!

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Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released! Combat Edition now includes the brand new Alpha Demo of Alien Arena: Tactical, a completely new mode of...

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This is an alpha of the Alien Arena: Tactical Demo. Alien Arena: Tactical is an offshoot of Alien Arena that is a class-based teamplay game that pits...

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha for Windows

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha for Windows

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This is an alpha of the Alien Arena: Tactical Demo. Alien Arena: Tactical is an offshoot of Alien Arena that is a class-based teamplay game that pits...

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Linux/Unix

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Linux/Unix

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Alien Arena is a freeware online deathmatch game with fast and furious action for Windows and Linux! The game runs on the CRX engine, and features modern...

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Windows

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Windows

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Alien Arena is a freeware online deathmatch game with fast and furious action for Windows and Linux! The game runs on the CRX engine, and features modern...

Alien Arena Accessory Pack

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A collection of numerous third party maps, models and textures created for Alien Arena.

Q3dm17 "The Longest Yard" remake for Alien Arena

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A very faithful remake of the classic Q3DM17 "The Longest Yard" for Alien Arena 2007.

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HappyLarry129
HappyLarry129

Is there going to be a download for Mac?

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SillySina
SillySina

Awesome update! I love the direction the art is going.

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Maggy_

So any solutions for my problem? Is the game going to be updated? For me game is dead.

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Irritant_new Creator
Irritant_new

For now, play with GLSL disabled. At the moment, it seems this is a driver bug, but we haven't solved it yet.

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Maggy_

Graphics are ****** up when playing with glsl shaders enabled. I have trasparent walls and floor, player models twitching and glitchy.
Does anyone have fix for this issue?

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Irritant_new Creator
Irritant_new

Without any information about your system specs and drivers, nobody is going to be able to help...can't read minds :)

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Maggy_

Win 8 64 bit
8 gb of ram
intel celeron 1000m
intel hd graphics, driver version 9.17.10.3223
As you can see it is laptop, lenovo b590.
For some odd reason, this laptop supports directx 11 and opengl 4.0.

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Maggy_

And i found some info about this issue in alien arena forums, in bug reports section where guy had same problem (transparent walls and floor)

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Irritant_new Creator
Irritant_new

Yeah this is a likely driver bug, we are looking into it.

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Maggy_

Waiting for the fix.

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