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Aliens: Dark Descent

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Not to be confused with Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Aliens: Dark Descent
Aliens: Dark Descent cover
Developers
Tindalos Interactive
Publishers
Focus Entertainment
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 20, 2023
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Alien
Aliens: Dark Descent guide on StrategyWiki
Aliens: Dark Descent on MobyGames
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Aliens: Dark Descent is a singleplayer bird's-eye view tactical shooter game in the Alien series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Windows
Publisher website
DRM details are not known
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Lethe Recon Pack
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Manually remove/rename the intro videos
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\ASF\Content\Movies.
  2. Delete or rename Alien_DarkDescent_Bumper_Intro.bk2.

Mitigate stutter

Run game in DX11
  1. Create a shortcut for the game executable.
  2. Right-click the shortcut and choose Properties.
  3. Add -dx11 to the Target field, after the quotes.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ASF\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1150440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ASF\Saved\SaveGames\*.sav
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1150440/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video

The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Ultra-widescreen

Fix Vert- scaling
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\ASF\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following lines at the end of the file.
[/Script/Engine.LocalPlayer]
AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Latin American Spanish

Other information

API

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio XAudio2

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-6300
Intel Core i3-6100
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 380
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
3 GB of VRAM
Minimum is for 30 FPS, 1920x1080 in low. Recommended is for 60 FPS, 1920x1080 in epic.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1150440/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1150440) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References