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 buy weaponry and 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 devour enemies whole.

Real-time Strategy
New strategy gameplay allows players to Command from overhead. Build structures anywhere, collect resources and research upgrades. The marines can build phase gates, sentry turrets and siege cannons to assault the enemy. Aliens can build upgrade chambers, evolve special abilities, lay eggs and plant traps.

Dynamic Environments
Levels change as you play. Spreading alien infestation deforms hallways and causes space station power failure, halting all lifts. Destroying a catwalk's supports causes it to fall, revealing a new route. Use a flamethrower to clear infestation, spin webs to block a passage or weld a bulkhead shut for a last defense. Every game is different.

Unlimited Variations
Flexible game rules and scripting allow you to create your own unique scenarios like "Colonist Rescue", "Alien vs. Alien" or anything else you can dream up. Free automatic updates keep the game fresh by adding new levels and abilities.

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TremNS2 is a Natural Selection 2 mod based off Tremulous which is an open sourced, free (GPL) FPS semi-RTS Alien vs Human fast paced shooter game. Because Tremulous is dying after over a decade's worth of 24/7 games, Tremulous is still somewhat alive today but is mostly limited to one server. This mod is to basically advertise the gameplay of Tremulous and test the potential of the creator of this mod, potentially, make a full Tremulous mod port over into the Spark engine probably becoming another standalone successor to Tremulous as Unvanquished and Murnatan are. But who knows, the creator don't really have that ability and man power right now.

Anyway off to the actual videos, see the gameplay videos recorded during the tournement, see the attached videos tab on this mod page or use the embedded videos below:


If you want to join the tournament as a merc (substitute) then join the MMM Discord

Alien versus Alien test #4!

Alien versus Alien test #4!

NS2: Any Team

Had an awesome alien versus alien test! Despite some minor Onos issues and balance, we had some really excellent Alien versus Alien gameplay in this test...

Marine versus Marine test #2 was a success!

Marine versus Marine test #2 was a success!

NS2: Any Team

Great game with marine versus marine. Check out the whole game in the video below.

GorgeCraft Officially Released

GorgeCraft Officially Released

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NS2 Mod GorgeCraft has made the jump from beta to official release.

gc_crevice released on Steam Workshop

gc_crevice released on Steam Workshop

GorgeCraft

Added a new map for playing in GorgeCraft, gc_crevice. Taking the well-known crevice area from the map ns2_summit and recreating it for use in GorgeCraft...

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Natural Selection 2 HD Wallpaper Set

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GorgeCraft v1.6 - Outdated

GorgeCraft v1.6 - Outdated

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Here is the release of v1.6 of GorgeCraft. Updating for compatibility with NS2 build 220 Beta.

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GorgeCraft v 1.5.3 - Outdated

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NexusRider161
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Heard a lot of good things about this game, but all I want to know is: ARE THERE ANY BOTS?

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ScubaSteve3465
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You guys ever plan on adding Combat mode back in? Probably not... for some reason these Devs don't listen to anyone in the community.

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stephenmbanham
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Hey! We're doing an Indie Of The Year special series on the Top 100! And we featured your game!

Check it out? Youtube.com

Thank you so much in advance! and we hope you like the video!

Alot of team effort went into it! So if you could help us out and spread the word we'd be so grateful and thanks again for your amazing game!!!

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Mkilbride
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When will this be...the game we were promised...I'm still waiting.

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Guest
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Its already so soo soooooo much more than was promised. =D

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Promised what?

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RoguelikesEsp
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I Just need to say; The most epic, cool and perfect mod of HL 2. I just love this s*it!

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SavageCorona
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It's not even a Source game.

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It's not a mod it's a standalone game! -_-

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