Alien Arena 2007 is a free first person shooter by COR Entertainment for both Windows and Linux. Based on the original id source code, the CRX engine has been reworked and now boasts a lot more features than AA2K6.
It’s come a long ways since 2004 when it was released. Now it boasts to be one of the best free online deathmatch games out there. And there’s no doubt about it. This could literally have you sitting around for hours if you love first person shooters. It’s nothing like F.E.A.R. or the other types of storyline driven games. This is a pure maps for online/LAN play with multiple characters out to spread the fragging around.
As you can see from the gallery shots, that the game itself is pretty fragtastic. It’s in your typical deathmatch look much like Unreal Tournament, Quake, Doom and the rest but with a Mars Attacks feel. It also has all your usual game modes: Team Core Assault, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Deathball, and All Out Assault mode. And for people that are wondering if there are vehicles, yes… there are.
The gameplay is totally similar to any other FPS. Your keys are usually the left side of the keyboard (WASD layout default) with mouse shooting. Depending on what type of player you are, you would probably edit these to your liking. The framerates are pretty smooth on the geforce 5200 (windows) and also the ATI9600 (linux). A couple games of this and thoroughly hooked on playing a full night of fragfest. Did I mention it was free? Yes. Yes I did. F-R-E-E.
Brings me back to the old days of Quakeworld Fortress, Team Fortress, and Weapons Factory Arena. Crazy isn’t it. Nostalgia. Ahh.