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Alien Breed: Tower Assault

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Alien Breed: Tower Assault
Alien Breed: Tower Assault cover
Release dates
DOS 1994
Windows (DOSBox) January 10, 2012[1]
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
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: Tower Assault is a singleplayer and multiplayer top-down view action and shooter game in the Alien Breed series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox.
Bundled together with Alien Breed. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
On the version, the copy protection has been bypassed. Type anything and press Enter to start the game.
A demo is available.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\tower\ta.cfg
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\tower\highscores.dat
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
This game does not support saving (highscores.dat contains high scores).

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


Use Space in order to use the Action Button, which can be used to selected items in the main menus and attack.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Go to <path-to-game>\tower\ and open ta.cfg.
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) 4.0
Processor (CPU) 80386SX
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


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