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Alien Breed

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Alien Breed
Alien Breed cover
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows (DOSBox) January 10, 2012[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Themes Sci-fi
Series Alien Breed
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Alien Breed
Alien Breed 1993
Alien Breed: Tower Assault 1994
Alien Breed: Impact 2010
Alien Breed 2: Assault 2010
Alien Breed 3: Descent 2010

Alien Breed is a singleplayer and multiplayer top-down view action and shooter game in the Alien Breed series.

The original 1991 version was released only for Amiga, with an updated version on 1992 called Alien Breed: Special Edition 92. The PC version is based on the Special Edition, including all 12 original levels and 6 new levels.[2]

The sound quality of the PC version is inferior to the Amiga version.

General information

To start the game once in menu, press RShift or the button bound to fire. Community Discussions for game series Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Manual lookup copy protection. Use DOSBox.
Bundled together with Alien Breed: Tower Assault. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
On the version, the copy protection has been bypassed. Type anything and press Enter to start the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) 80286
System memory (RAM) 640 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Extended memory is required under DOS (or DOSBox) for digitized sound
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.