Alien Arena is a standalone that combines a sci-fi atmosphere with the tournament style deathmatch of Q3A and UT2k4. With major graphical features such as GLSL per-pixel lighting, ragdoll physics, light blooms, real time lights and soft shadows, Alien Arena brings a level of beauty and immersion not generally seen in deathmatch. The game also includes mutators, adjustable effects, bot skill settings, and fully configurable deathmatch, team deathmatch, CTF, All Out Assault, Team Core Assault, Cattle Prod, and Deathball games. 

Martian invaders. Dm-Chasmatic remake!  Martian Warrior Extermination, room of carnage.

The game features original artwork, with with a dark sinister atmosphere combined with an off-the-wall campiness, and trippy, techno type music. There are currently over 60 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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5 comments by Irritant_new on Jan 10th, 2014

Way back in early 2008, Alien Arena received a major graphical overhaul, updating all of the player characters and many other items.  Generation 2 served us for six years, slowly evolving over time as changes in the rendering engine came, to take advantage of new features.  Well, six years is a long time, and the decision has been made to move to Generation 3, starting with the player characters all receiving updates.  In some cases, the entire mesh has been reconstructed, in others portions have been redone, or enhanced.  Skins will all be redone either completely or whatever portions are needed to bring the standards and consistency to current levels.  Some weapon models will also receive either updates or be completely new, with only a few remaining unchanged, as some of them were more recently constructed, and others updated already(can you believe the blaster mesh has hung around since 2006?).  Powerups were all very recently updated so those will remain as is for sure. 

As of this writing, four of the nine characters have been completed.  Here are some images of the updated versions of the Martian Warrior, Commander, and Slashbot.  For "before" images you can peruse the images here on Indiedb.com or the official website. 

The Generation 3 Martians are coming...
Slashbot Generation 3Generation 3 Commander

Polycounts have are roughly 50-90% higher, and the UV layouts have been optimized to allow for more detailed, sharper texturing.  Performance in normal gameplay should be completely unaffected due to the rendering changes made over the past year.  Our tests in very extreme scenarios(i.e, filling a room up with fifteen Martians clumped together) showed only a small decrease in framerates on a variety of platforms.  As you can see the look of the game is evolving, while Generation 1 was quite campy and silly, Generation 2 took the game to a darker, more sinister look.  Generation 3 is furthering that trend, moving it towards a more "horrifying" visual...the stuff nightmares are made of!  Just wait until you see the new Overlord model...

The other change that will occur is that a number of levels will be receiving updates.  We are currently working on a new terrain rendering system, that is in it's early stages, and working very well thus far.  Some levels will be receiving terrain bits where appropriate, and some other updates.  As in the past, we may cull out some levels that are dated and just not worthy of continuing to be part of the base game.  It's also possible that some game types such as Deathball and Cattleprod may be relegated to the archives, as they never proved popular at all and maintaining them and their levels will dilute our efforts to push the game forward. 

The tactical version of the game is also proceeding as planned, and we are busy working on content and other gameplay enhancements that will be discussed in further news updates.  We expect all of this to be released some time this Spring, which will include the full demo of Alien Arena: Tactical. 

Generation 3 is coming...

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Alien Arena:Tactical Demo Alpha for Linux/Unix/OSX

Alien Arena:Tactical Demo Alpha for Linux/Unix/OSX

Sep 6, 2013 Demo 1 comment

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

Sep 6, 2013 Demo 0 comments

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

Sep 5, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

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

Sep 5, 2013 Full Version 1 comment

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

Alien Arena Accessory Pack

May 19, 2011 Multiplayer Map 3 comments

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

Q3dm17 "The Longest Yard" remake for Alien Arena

Q3dm17 "The Longest Yard" remake for Alien Arena

Nov 16, 2006 Multiplayer Map 0 comments

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

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punkupoli
punkupoli Jan 2 2013, 8:59am says:

It's a shame that i cannot play this on my netbook (Acer Aspire One) :'C When i click single player - Difficulty - The game loads and the screen goes to some random **** and the console oppens and says sumthin' :C

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Gardol
Gardol Dec 25 2012, 5:57am says:

Epic Game.

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711_Slushys
711_Slushys Dec 19 2012, 8:49pm says:

I lik tis gam, it god in mani waeys

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R5KSS
R5KSS Dec 31 2012, 11:58am replied:

You mean "I like this game. It is good in many ways"?

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Freakydb
Freakydb Dec 13 2012, 4:10pm says:

awesome game
its gameplay just rocks, particualy fragging with the minderaser makes lots of fun. the rest of the weapon balance is quite fine, and this one kill mode also makes lots of fun. there are other modes like ctf which are pretty funny. and did i mentioned the advanced graphic?

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Guest
Guest Dec 12 2012, 6:27pm says:

very fun game, with a great community :)

it's also very good that there's a Linux version, and that the engine is open source.

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METALHEAD62
METALHEAD62 Dec 6 2012, 1:02am says:

Man I've been playin FPS since the first "Wolfenstein"..Prolly played more than 1000 differnt shooters..I found this game 3+ years ago and I believe my search is over..This game friggen "ROCKS THE HOUSE" with all the new updates and outstanding graphics and performance upgrades...This is the sh*t my freinds..DEATHMATCH is here to stay \m/

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[OS]$hifty
[OS]$hifty Dec 5 2012, 2:02am says:

I have not had so much fun playing an FPS since Unreal Tournament & Quake 2, all those years ago. Have been playing this game for over 1.5 years and haven't looked elsewhere since, it's that good. Mods, keep up the good work and many thanks. Cheers.

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Guest
Guest Dec 3 2012, 10:10am says:

Great game. Very fast game play and highly competitive. It has become my favorite game and keeps evolving.

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sinbonfire
sinbonfire Dec 3 2012, 6:24am says:

awesome game!
incredible how much this game has evolved, since i started playing, almost 5 years ago!

keep it coming :o)

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