Thursday, 6 December 2012

Natural Selection 2 Gameplay

Natural Selection 2 is the forthcoming title from Unknown Worlds Entertainment. It is a multiplayer first-person shooter and real-time strategy game and a direct sequel to Natural Selection, a mod for Half-Life also developed by Unknown Worlds.

The game is currently in production with a scheduled release date of Summer 2012. An open beta is currently available for those who pre-order Natural Selection 2.


Like its predecessor, Natural Selection 2 features two opposing teams of players, one [[Kharaa (Natural Selection 2) |Aliens]] and one Marines, seeking to destroy the other's respective base. While the two teams have the same essential goals, gameplay for each team varies drastically. Marines largely rely on guns and other pieces of tech to annihilate the alien presence. Aliens, however, rely primarily on melee attacks. Certain alien lifeforms can walk on walls, blink great distances, and even fly. Each team can also build structures to aid in their efforts.

The primary feature that differentiates Natural Selection from others in the FPS genre is its strategy component. Both teams may have one player act as a commander, purchasing and distributing items and abilities using collective currency. These players are given a top-down view of the map and may plan and direct combat actions accordingly.

Due to the strategical and tactical depth, the game is also extremly good for Competitive Play like its predecessor already has been.

Natural Selection 2 Game Information

Natural Selection 2 (NS2) is a multiplayer video game released for Microsoft Windows on 30 October 2012. Mixing first-person shooter and real-time strategy gameplay, the game is set in a science fiction universe a few years after the original Natural Selection.

Natural Selection 2 is an immersive, multiplayer shooter that pits aliens against humans in a strategic and action-packed struggle for survival. It seamlessly combines a shooter/FPS gameplay with a strategy (RTS) game.

2Unique Sides

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.

Real time strategy

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.

Dynamic Environments

Use a flamethrower to clear the spreading alien infestation. Aliens destroy power nodes knock out the lights and power down marine structures. Random start locations mean you must scout your enemy and before committing to a build. Every game is different.

Unlimited Variations

WYSIWYG graphical tools and powerful scripting allow you to create new weapons, scenarios or entirely new games. You’ll get all our tools (level editor, cinematic tool and more) as well as the full Lua source code to Natural Selection 2. Version 1.0 is just the beginning – ongoing automatic updates keep the game fresh by adding new maps, weapons and abilities. Steam Workshop support and auto-downloading makes playing and distributing mods automatic.