Dec 10, 2012
Natural Selection blends first-person combat with real-time strategy. It features intense “marines vs. aliens” teamplay, where one marine can becomeCommander. The Commander plays from a top-down perspective and leads live players.
The aliens can evolve upgrades like “Cloaking” and “Scent of Fear”, and can change lifeforms to run on walls, fly, and even devour marines whole.
NS has atmospheric indoor sci-fi environments full of steam and smoke, and features custom orchestral music from the award-winning Jeremy Soule.
It is a freely-available Half-life modification, and since its release in October of 2002, has had over 2 million downloads, and had been played for 2 billion player-minutes.
“It’s like these &*#holes have some weird machine inside my brain that tells them what I want.” – Tycho, Penny Arcade
“Charles Darwin would be proud.” Gamespy’s Mod of the Year, 2002
“The way all these details boil down in gameplay is simply amazing, and occasionally fascinating to just watch unfold. Firing Squad review, 5/5
“This is about as close as you can get to a perfect game.” Halflife.org, 5/5
“Natural Selection has hit the gaming world like a ten tonne truck, stirring up such an interest not seen since Counter-Strike did the same so long ago…One thing is certain though, Natural Selection has paved the way for a whole new genre in gaming and mod making.” Ozgn.com, 5/5
See articles in PC Zone (93% 12/16/02), PC Gamer as well as game magazines in Turkey, Poland, Australia, Brazil and more for additional coverage.