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Command a team of 5 elite soldiers against an alien horde of 100,000. Surrounded on all sides, you must outmaneuver and outsmart the enemy. The enemy is closing in around you. Your soldiers are being flanked and the perimeter is slowly collapsing under a vicious alien assault. Robotic turrets will not last much longer.
Release Date: Mar 6, 2014
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Infested Planet Releases on March 6th

March 3rd, 2014

Infested Planet is coming out of Early Access on March 6th! This patch upgrades the game version from Beta to 1.0

  • Changed game version to 1.0
  • Added beta profile warning
  • Revised a bunch of text
  • Tweaked mutation power to make guardian mutation more probable
  • Changed patch counter to "Coming Soon"
  • Removed texture map compression, due to bugs on AMD cards

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Infested Planet Update 17 is Out

February 25th, 2014

Welcome to the last scheduled patch before release! It's been a crazy ride to get here - thanks for coming along and testing the game in Early Access. I'll see you all on the other side of the launch wormhole.

Some of the changes in this patch went live last week, so that reviewers have a smoother experience.

  • Fixed exploit with buying weapons and weapon cooldown
  • Added importing profiles to Steam Cloud
  • Added vsync to graphics options
  • Tweaked campaign dialog button order
  • Added ability to skip tutorial missions
  • Added text tips to notices
  • Fixed notice pointer positioning
  • Added options hints
  • Added non-linear scaling to audio sliders
  • Added graphics optimization through alpha blending and testing
  • Fixed chopper UI vanishing with res change
  • Fixed grenading marines getting stuck bug
  • Fixed bug with assault targeting and movement

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"Alex Vostrov has created the most fiendishly clever, creatively generous, and cinematically thrilling facing-down-the-alien-hordes real time strategy game this side of the original Starcraft! Who says a great RTS has to be a big budget studio endeavor?"
--Tom Chick, Quarter To Three

"Infested Planet is a game I’m excited to see evolve, as it has the potential to be a unique and engaging RTS unlike any I have played before."
--Nightmare Mode

"Infested Planet is already quite fun, and the current beta is being very actively expanded, refined and tuned. If you’re into strategy, this might well be worth keeping an eye on. After all, who knows what it could mutate into?" --DIY Gamer

"The mutations are an ingenious way to mix each game up and keep the experience fresh."

About the Game

Command a team of 5 elite soldiers against an alien horde of 100,000. Surrounded on all sides, you must outmaneuver and outsmart the enemy.

The enemy is closing in around you. Your soldiers are being flanked and the perimeter is slowly collapsing under a vicious alien assault. Robotic turrets will not last much longer. Just a little more and the bugs will swarm into your unprotected base. What are your orders?

You order your soldiers to fall back to a defensive chokepoint and rebuild your defenses. Sacrifice the forward squads to gain some extra time. Gather your team while equipping them with flamethrowers and laser guns. Start building a siege cannon for fire support. Then, while the aliens are busy, flank their main hives to destroy and capture them.

You have just pulled off a tactical victory - but there's no time to rest.

The aliens are constantly mutating. One moment your shotguns are ripping through the horde, the next the aliens grow hard, bullet-proof armour. You must adapt as well. Equip your team with stealth suits, miniguns, grenade launchers - your commands will decide the battle's outcome.


  • Real time tactical combat
  • A lengthy campaign where you develop new weapons
  • Procedural maps and random mutation system keep the game fresh
  • 21 Human weapons and buildings for you to wield
  • 33 Alien mutations to keep you on your toes
  • Fight thousands of enemies at once

PC System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB OpenGL 2.1 Compartible
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024MB OpenGL 2.1 Compartible

Mac System Requirements

    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6 or above
    • Processor:2.2 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB OpenGL 2.1 Compartible
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 119 people (93%) found this review helpful
1,312 products in account
29 reviews
3.6 hrs on record
Where on earth do I begin with this one. Right. Okay, what is it? It's not a traditional strategy game in the usual senses of the word. It's not an RTS in so much as that the forces are hideously asymetric, and it's not Turn Based either. I would call this a "Swarm control" game, where the concept is that you have a small number of deployable troops, as well as static defences, and from this you have to construct a working strategy that funnels a much larger force into killzones and crossfires.

Combat works on scales that you don't generally get to think about in such games, your 4-7 little poxy marines will end up riddling thousands, yes, thousands of enemy aliens with holes over the space of one mission, and quickly you stop viewing the enemy as a mass of individuals, but as mentioned - a swarm, one to be controlled, funnelled, and pushed back.

When you finally "click" with the concept, and you start figuring out how to approach the swarms and manage them, the game suddenly starts falling into place, systems and mechanics which were until then entirely unmanagable become second nature and intuitive, and you quickly fall into the habit of securing outposts, setting up turret crossfires, assessing where you can do the most damage, how to maximise your soldiers efficiency. You stop thinking in individual terms and if anything, approach the mission almost in a "grand strategy" way of things. That's the beauty of infested planet.

Graphics and sound are decent, it's an indie effort, and the graphics achieve what they set out to do (you won't get confused and lose track of what's going on, be thankful), ditto for the sound, the plot too, again, servicable, but the gameplay clicks, it takes a while to get over the learning curve, because the game is so radically different from what most people will be used to, but the investment eventually does pay off. The experience is very much unlike anything else around, and is definitely worth checking out if you fancy a change of pace from normal RTS experiences.
Posted: January 5th, 2014
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39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
314 products in account
7 reviews
6.9 hrs on record
Regularly expanding via patches, Infested Planet provides a solid gameplay experience with enough variety to keep you coming back for more. A fine balance between powerful upgrades and being hopelessly outnumbered allows for a fun mixture of a power trip with a slap in the face of miserable failure.
If you're like me, you find much enjoyment out of games that bring that feeling.
Highly recommended for fans of Tower Defense, Squad Based, and Tactical games.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
192 products in account
3 reviews
31.2 hrs on record
At first glance it would be easy to think this game doesn't look like much or have much too offer....but you would be wrong.

The premise is simple. Surive and elimante the alien horde by taking over thier bases. Sounds easy...it's not and I've spent hours on some levels trying to find that magical combination of marine upgrades and building tech to tip the balance. And when you do finally succeed it is very satisfing.

Each raid, capture or skirmish level is generated every time you play and offer a challenge to find a way to succeed.

This game is worh the money.
Posted: January 3rd, 2014
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
396 products in account
14 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
When i first looked at the game, i filed it under 'games i might get if the get cheaper'. Well the autumn sale rolled in and i thought i'd go for it. wasnt to sure what it would be like, but thought it was some sort of wave defense. Turns out its actually more a reverse tower defense. And a damn good one too. Its tricky, yet not punishing. Rewards all kinds of game play, from rushing, to careful pushing with a fairly open upgrade system and a very open game play system. I'd advise this to anyone who enjoys tower defense games in general, and to those who like a hoard mode game.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
97 products in account
6 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
Best bloody game i have played in ages. It has all the charm of old school difficulty paired with brilliant addictive strategy. Don't read this review, just go and buy the ruddy thing and find out for yourselves.

Posted: February 11th, 2014
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