Natural Selection 2 is the sequel to the popular Half-Life mod Natural Selection. It is built on our own engine and will be distributed through Valve's Steam platform.

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The_Captain943 Feb 28 2011, 12:16pm says:

Nice Concept! my favs are 2 and 4.

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projektariel Feb 28 2011, 12:39pm replied:

Seconded, 2 looks realistic and 4 looks awesome :)

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{{)ark}_}{ue Mar 2 2011, 10:01pm replied:

Gotta agree with that. Two definitely looks realistic with the arch that forms a gate (even if there is a break in the middle at the top). And four, yeah that one looks extremely awesome.

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ExecutorTassadar Mar 1 2011, 9:04am replied:

Gotta agree with the_captain here. 2 and 4 are great!

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Rukus_ Mar 2 2011, 7:55pm replied:

2 or 3

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lol1234 Mar 30 2011, 4:58pm replied:

I like 1 and 4, since it could be like this, you have to stand in it, and then the gate has to fire up, and phase you away(?) to the other gate, instead of it being just "poof, you're on the other side", plus, it also makes it harder to escape an onslaught ;)

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aliron May 9 2011, 8:12pm replied:

4 definatley does it for me, but what would be cool to have on 4 is the ability to look through the phase gate whilst standing infront of it and see what is on the other side, that would be truly amazing.

on a side note just want to say job well done with natural selection 2 devs, you are really pushing the bar and I for one am looking foward to seeing what else you guys come up with, I've been a big fan of you guys since the beginning of NS1, spent many a sleepless night spitting fade goo balls at the enemy lol. Anyway, thanks for an amazing game.


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luch174 Feb 28 2011, 12:22pm says:

i think 3 and 4 are pretty sick.

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Togranigdo Feb 28 2011, 11:13pm replied:

Me too :D

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D3@DM4N Apr 29 2011, 3:50pm replied:

gah sorry to rate you down! im tired i clicked the wrong side luch174!! sorry!

i agree though #3 looks awesome!

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Maxen1416 Feb 28 2011, 12:32pm says:

a little combination between 1(base), 2(lasers), and 4(portal-ish gate) will look good, if not, number 1 and 2

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xXMaNiAcXx Feb 28 2011, 12:34pm says:

Use 4, it's the coolest. But 3 is also really great.

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Killed_By Feb 28 2011, 1:10pm says:

1 or 2. 1 looks a bit more realistic, as it might be hard to contain the power these things use, but 2 on the other hand has a neat system to keep it contained, while having those little beams in it, supposedly to see whos travelling through.

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RastaBadger Feb 28 2011, 1:21pm says:

I think 4 is my favorite though it would be cool if you could enter it from four sides not just two.

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SaintPapaJesus Feb 28 2011, 1:32pm says:

2 or 3

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LopperUK Feb 28 2011, 1:34pm says:

1 or 4

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Pennypacker Feb 28 2011, 2:32pm says:

1 or 2 or 3, or maybe 4. Or... Uhh. I dunno they're all great :P

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Radu_IceMan Feb 28 2011, 2:47pm says:

1 is the perfect one, but 4 looks cool.

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petemyster Feb 28 2011, 3:26pm replied:

Indeed, I think 1 is the best

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Meraqel Feb 28 2011, 3:31pm says:


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OMON Feb 28 2011, 3:31pm says:

I like 2 and 3

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spiderbug2 Feb 28 2011, 3:37pm says:

i like 4 the best

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Jeffman12 Feb 28 2011, 3:58pm says:

I only like 1, really, the others I could say are neat, but I'm not fond of them.

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Draze Feb 28 2011, 4:17pm says:

2, definitely

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Rook98 Feb 28 2011, 4:26pm says:

1 and 2 both look pretty cool.

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ThatOGDon Feb 28 2011, 4:32pm says:

Four, definitely 4.

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AngryHillbilly Feb 28 2011, 5:43pm says:

I love all of them but I think 1 could have the most awesome animation of as the person runs into it you see them like dicintigrate into like bright glowing yellow sort of dust that dissapears and disperses in the blue and the reverse as they come back. Could be very awesome particle effect. I also like 1 because of how right angled it is and beefy it has presence which i think suits the marrines

Although 2 is cool it seems a little plain although i do like the laser concept.

Number 4 is nice but i think the shape is way to natural. Circuler and soft shapes are more for the Aliens they are natural shapes and man are more for right angles and beefyness.

Number 3 is a nice combanation between 1 and 2 but again i think it is a little thin at the sides but again i do like the the way the base floor of it glows that sort of blue very effective on the eyes.

Overall I would say the best option is 1 due to it being a realistic size and is realistically open for marrines to pile in but bring in concepts from the other designs such as the glowing floor from 2 and perhaps a little bit of a static looking sort of mini lightning effect im noticeding 4 in to give it that extra bit of chatecter. Also the deepness of the blue in 2 is much nicer on the eyes so pherhaps deepen the blue of number 1.

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maddima Feb 28 2011, 6:07pm says:

4 simply looks awesome

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Paxton Feb 28 2011, 6:35pm says:

Three is my personal favorite. The more digital portal design is really cool.

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Yasuhiko Feb 28 2011, 6:52pm says:

1 or 4 with a more round look.

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Vcc2cc Feb 28 2011, 7:59pm says:

I'd prefer NS1's PG but... can you just walk into this PG or do you have to use? Also can more then 1 person phase now?

If I had to choose I'd just have to say 2 because it's a bit slim, and looks like something FM would use. 4's portal is cool but it looks a bit rough, like maybe its a prototype.

I choose... CHARMANDER! I mean #2.

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timstro59 Feb 28 2011, 8:25pm says:

for me, its a cross between 2 and 3.

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Plasmatic Feb 28 2011, 9:49pm says:


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KEVLAR60442 Feb 28 2011, 10:39pm says:

Am I the only one who likes 3 the most out of all of them?

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Hell_Diguner Mar 1 2011, 2:04am replied:

No. My vote's on 3, but with the height of number 2.

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Kasplatt Feb 28 2011, 11:27pm says:

number 2 is my favorite since it's the most believable and practical one, both to use and in terms of imaginary technology used to make it.
number 4 just seems too exaggerated and goes against the pros mentioned with number 2 above.

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Mkilbride Mar 1 2011, 1:15am says:

2 or 4, the others are plain stupid.


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Predalienator Mar 1 2011, 9:00am says:

I like 3 the best and its a tie between 1 and 2 for me

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ZombieX Mar 1 2011, 9:42am says:

The 1st one. 3rd one would be great too if it was a bit bigger to fit the size of a marine. Simple thin lasers of #2 are a bit generic in my opinion, but still looks really great on this concept.

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King_Arfer Mar 3 2011, 11:22am says:

i love 4 ^^ but could'nt you use a mixture of them :P like 3 would be the base model, 2 is when its been upgraded, and 4/1 could be if its upgraded again for machinery or two marines at once OR for a particularlly fat marine :D

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ToTac Mar 3 2011, 5:18pm says:

I like 1 and 3 the most. 2 looks like the mirror from a fairy tale and 4 is too much stargate I think ^^

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justinms66 Mar 6 2011, 3:24pm says:

I really like 3

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Sergeant23 Mar 14 2011, 6:06am says:

Is it me or the marines look reluctant to enter sphere shaped portals?

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Detnaite Mar 15 2011, 3:31am says:

I'd have to say 1 it feels more down to earth and something real. Just a self contained box of mass to allow travel.

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SgtBarlow Apr 11 2011, 11:17am says:

Thank you everyone ofr the feedback, A final concept has been drawn with a combination of two of the 4 choices, Wich two I will leave you guessing untill its revealed ;)

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Monkeyshinex Apr 27 2011, 5:43pm says:


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xalener May 7 2011, 3:48pm says:

1 would look ******* awesome in game. It would be nice to see some volume to that kind of effect. It looks really original. The other ones with the flat gate just look generic.

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De.Facto May 7 2011, 9:04pm says:

1 or 4

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sandalf May 9 2011, 8:10pm says:

I like the pedestal of number four, but it should also include the arc from n.2

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OutlawD Jun 11 2011, 2:50pm says:

2 is what they eventually went with fyi

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xalener Jul 26 2011, 10:27pm replied:

gah, I hate two :/

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This device has a much shorter range but is a lot faster at teleportation than the Infantry portal that takes time to bring in reinforcements from a much greater distance.
This fast travel device will instantly teleport personnel from A to B.

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