[Top 30] Best Alien Games For PC

Best Alien Games For PC.
Bug hunter or human exterminator the choice is yours.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the Alien franchise or play out your fantasy of invading the earth and subjugating the human race. Alien games offer a wide variety of enjoyment for a whole spectrum of gamers. Here is a list of the top 30 alien games for PC.


30. Scars Above

Scars Above official trailer.

Set in a mysterious alien world, Scars Above is a sci-fi third person action adventure shooter game.  

Players take control of Kate, a scientist who is part of the response team (SCAR) sent to investigate ‘The Metahedron’. A humongous alien structure that has appeared in the Earth’s orbit. 

With its emphasis on exploration, storytelling and mystery. Scars Above is an exciting and immersive sci-fi shooter.

Nothing will stand in Kate’s way.


29. GTFO

GTFO official trailer.

GTFO is a first-person shooter cooperative alien horror game. That places a huge emphasis on teamwork.  

Squad up with friends or bots as your team of four is dropped into the Complex. Where you must use your adaptability, teamwork and resourcefulness to survive. 

GTFO is an intense and unpredictable game that will leave players second guessing their every move as all manner of horror swarms towards them.

The team desperately defends the breach.


28. Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop

Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop official trailer.

Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is a free to play cooperative top down shooter game. 

Players are part of a team of up to eight marines, who are tasked with the elimination of alien bugs. 

With over 40 weapons and pieces of equipment available to the player. Bug hunting is incredibly fun and addictive in this fast paced top down shooter.

Surrounded. The team repels an alien swarm.


27. Strain Tactics

Strain Tactics official trailer.

Strain Tactics is a real-time-with-pause tactical shooter game which features 80 playable characters and over 150 unique items and weapons. 

Tasked with commanding a squad of elite soldiers, your mission is to liberate earth from an alien infestation that threatens to end humanity’s existence. 

Customisable deployable squads, intuitive gameplay and a vast array of loadouts makes Strain Tactics a great alien game for PC.

A news team captures the intense combat.


26. Aliens vs. Predator (2010)

Aliens vs. Predator official trailer.

Aliens vs. Predator is a first person perspective game where players playthrough three different campaigns on the hostile planet of BG-386.

Featuring three unique campaigns; Specimen 6 (Xenomorph), ‘Rookie’ (Colonial Marine) and Dark (Predator). Players will need to use each faction’s unique weapons and playstyle if they are to make it out alive.

This game does an excellent job of contrasting the power and violence of the Xenomorph and Predator, with the terror and vulnerability of the Colonial Marine. Arguably the best game in the franchise. 

Three species. Only one can survive.


25. Stranded: Alien Dawn

Stranded: Alien Dawn official trailer.

Stranded: Alien Dawn is a survival simulation game set on a hostile alien planet.

Take control of a small group of marooned survivors and ensure their survival through the many challenges of hostile aliens, starvation and extreme weather.

An incredibly fun strategy game where players will need to become experts of macro and micro management in order to keep their colony from succumbing to destruction. 

Mechs defend the base from an alien attack.


24. Black Mesa

Black Mesa official trailer.

Black Mesa is a first person shooter game and is a third-party re-envisioning of the classic shooter Half-Life (1998).

You play as Gordon Freeman, a physicist at the Black Mesa Research Facility. After a disastrous experiment, you are tasked with defeating an alien invasion and a ruthless military clean up team in order to save the world. 

Black Mesa is a brilliant remake of one of the most well remembered video games of all time.

Spray them down. 


23. Silica

Silica official trailer.

Silica is an amalgamation of First Person Shooter and Real Time Strategy games, set on the scorching desert world of Baltarus.

Players get to choose from three factions, two human (Sol and Centauri) and one alien. Your goal is to either gather as much of the required resource for your faction or wipe out the other competing parties. 

A tasteful and interesting blend of two popular gaming genres. Silica gives fans of either FPS or RTS an engaging science fiction game.

Combined arms are needed to take down a monstrous alien.


22. Nemesis: Lockdown

Nemesis: Lockdown official trailer.

Nemesis: Lockdown is a cinematic, turn based sci-fi horror game that is a standalone expansion to the award winning board game.

Players are thrust into an alien infested base on Mars, where you must craft, hide and fight in order to survive. Betraying your allies is not off the cards, but will your conscience be clear. 

Nemesis: Lockdown gives gamers the convenience of playing one of the best board games available, without going through the headache of trying to invite all your friends over to your house.

Will you escape the base alive?


21. Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilizations III official trailer. 

Set in the distant future Galactic Civilizations III is a turn-based strategy game that explores the expansion of civilisations throughout space. 

A very customisable game, players can choose or create their own race, as well as set certain victory conditions and opponents. Players then lead their civilisation on a path of exploration, conquest and resource acquisition.

With tons of customisation, interesting game mechanics and endless hours of exploration. Galactic Civilizations III is a great alien strategy game. 

Talks are not off to a good start.


20. Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair

EDF 4.1 official trailer.

EDF 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair is a third-person shooter game that pits the Earth Defense Force against the Ravagers, an alien swarm that has invaded earth.  

You play as a member of the Earth Defense Force elite Storm team in your fight to repel the alien invaders. Choose from four classes and a plethora of weapons to vanquish your foes. 

A thrilling third-person shooter  with its nostalgic retro style and slick combat.

Can earth prevail against overwhelming odds.


19. Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge official trailer.

Axiom Verge is a retro-style action adventure game that is set in a mysterious maze-like infected world. 

Players take control of Trace, a scientist who suffers an accident whilst conducting an experiment in his lab. You awake in a surreal and alien world where you’ll need all your wits in order to survive. 

A fast paced and addictive game with an aesthetically pleasing retro style.

Elsenova is the first Rusalka the player meets.


18. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 official trailer.

Destiny 2 is an open-world multiplayer first-person shooter game that is set in a sci-fi world.

Players take on the role of a Guardian whose sole purpose is to protect earth’s last remaining safe city. Wielding the power of Light, you will defend humanity from a variety of alien races and the encroaching Darkness. 

With its expansive open world, compelling storyline and vast array of weapons. Destiny 2 is a worthwhile shooter. 

Gorgeous visuals and slick combat.


17. Destroy All Humans! (2020)

Destroy All Humans! (2020) official trailer.

Destroy All Humans! (2020) is an open world action-adventure game set in 1950’s America. 

Players take control of Cryptosporidium 137 (Crypto), an alien who is sent by his superiors to harvest human DNA in order to save his own race from extinction. 

A game that switches things up, usually you’d be playing as the humans repelling an alien invasion. Here you are the alien, slaughtering and harvesting humans has never been more fun.

Crypto wreaks havoc.


16. X-Morph: Defense

X-Morph: Defense official trailer.

X-Morph: Defense is a combination of top-down shooter and tower-defense strategy set during an alien invasion of earth. 

Players take control of the X-Morph, an alien species intent on conquering the earth, harvesting its natural resources, and terraforming the planet’s surface. 

This game has tons of replayability, the strategic focus sets it apart from a lot of other top-down shooter games. 

Earth will be conquered.


15. Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Aliens: Fireteam Elite official trailer.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person survival shooter set in the iconic Alien universe. 

Create and customise your own colonial marine and then drop in with your fireteam (three players) into four unique and challenging campaigns. Where you’ll do battle against Xenomorph hordes and Weyland-Yutanin synthetics. 

Fans of the Alien franchise will have a blast with this intense and immersive shooter. 

Time to purge the infestation.


14. Among Us

Among Us official trailer.

Among Us is an online multiplayer social deduction game where players can either be a crewmate or an imposter. 

As a crewmate your goal is to complete tasks and to discover who is the imposter. As an imposter your sole purpose is to murder your crewmates, whilst avoiding suspicion and being ejected into space. 

Among Us absolutely exploded when it first came on the scene and for good reason. The game is addictive, fun and allows players the ability to role play to their heart’s content. 

Who do you trust?


13. Dead Space (Remake)

Dead Space (Remake) official trailer.

Dead Space is a remake of the 2008 classic survival horror game set aboard the USG Ishimura in the year 2508. 

You play as Isaac Clarke, an engineer aboard the USG Kellion, which is sent to investigate the USG Ishimura, a planet cracker that has gone dark. After a botched landing it is clear something horrific has befell the Ishimura. 

One of the best remakes in gaming history, Dead Space recaptures lighting in a bottle and delivers it to us on a silver tray. 

Cut off the limbs.


12. XCOM 2

XCOM 2 official trailer.

XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactics game and a sequel to the award winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown. 

Twenty years have gone by since XCOM was decimated by alien forces and earth surrendered. Now you lead the last remaining human resistance in their desperate attempt to eliminate the aliens and reclaim earth.  

One of the best games of its genre, XCOM 2 is an impressive game that ticks many turn-based game boxes.

The combat is very satisfying.


11. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection official trailer.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a first-person shooter game that comprises of Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST Campaign, and Halo 4.

Players can now experience the Master Chief sage across six games and 67 campaign missions. Relive the highs and lows of one of gaming’s greatest franchises.  

With improved graphics and optimisation, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a great gaming experience, particularly with co-op mode. 

A brilliant space odyssey.


10. Starship Troopers: Terran Command

Starship Troopers: Terran Command official trailer. 

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is an intense and exhilarating real-time strategy game set in the Starship Troopers universe. 

Players will need to build and develop their combat forces if they are to have any chance of winning the war against the Arachnids. 

Fans of the 1997 film and real time strategy lovers will have a blast playing this game.

Let the bug hunting begin.


9. Prey

Prey official trailer.

Prey is a first-person shooter game set aboard Talos 1, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032.

After an experiment goes awry, Talos 1 is overrun by vicious aliens. Players take control of Morgan Yu, one of the unfortunate humans aboard the space station. You must use your wits, weapons and abilities to save the day. 

The eerie atmosphere of the space station, the variety of weapons and enemies  as well as the mysterious storyline. Makes Prey one of the best sci-fi alien games on PC.

Can you survive the horror?


8. Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics official trailer.

Gears Tactics is a turn-based strategy game that is set 12 years before the first Gears of War.

The Locust Horde is devouring cities across the planet Sera. Players take control of Sgt. Gabriel Diaz and his squad mates on their journey to find and assassinate the Locust scientist Ukkon.  

Gears Tactics requires thoughtful, strategic thinking in order to succeed. It is a great addition to the popular and well respected Gears franchise. 

Defeat the Locust Horde by any means necessary.


7. Phoenix Point

Phoenix Point official trailer. 

Phoenix Point is a turn-based strategy game from the creators of the original XCOM.

Players must lead the Phoenix Project in the hopes of stopping a mutating alien force from conquering earth and wiping out humanity. 

A challenging sci-fi strategy game that manages to capture some of the magic of the first XCOM game. 

Laying down fire.


6. Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 official trailer. 

Gears of War 4 is a third-person shooter game set 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3. 

The story follows JD Fenix, Kait and Del as they battle a new locust-like enemy called the Swarm, which is abducting entire colonies of humans. 

A visually impressive game with slick, smooth gameplay. Gear of War 4 is a fine addition to the beloved saga.

Cover and shoot.


5. Earth Defense Force 5

Earth Defense Force 5 official trailer.

Earth Defense Force 5 is a third-person shooter, tactical role-playing game set during an invasion of earth. 

Players take control of an EDF soldier as you desperately try to fend off an invasion by unknown life forms. 

Earth Defense Force 5 is a fun and exciting role-playing shooter that will tickle your fantasy of repelling an alien invasion. 

Chaos rains down from the sky.


4. Crysis 2 Remastered

Crysis 2 Remastered official trailer.

Crysis 2 Remastered is a first-person shooter game set in a world ravaged by aliens.

Players take control of a Force Recon Marine named Alcatraz. With the use of the Nanosuit 2.0. you must lead the fight against the alien invaders and save humanity from total destruction. 

Arguably one of the best first-person shooter campaigns, Crysis 2 Remastered allows players to relive the iconic campaign in all its gorgeous glory. 

Use the Nanosuit to overcome all who stand in your way.


3. Alien Isolation

Alien Isolation official trailer. 

Alien Isolation is a survival horror game, with the majority of the gameplay taking place aboard the Sevastopol space station. 

Players take control of engineer Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, as she travels to Sevastopol station to recover the Nostromo flight recorder. Amanda will need to channel her mother’s survival instincts to survive the horror on board. 

Without doubt one of the best horror games to ever be made. Alien Isolation beautifully captures the terror of being hunted by a Xenomorph aboard a visually stunning space station. 

The Xenomorph is a deadly opponent.


2. Lethal Company

Lethal Company official trailer.

Lethal Company is a cooperative horror game that is set on a variety of hostile moons. 

With up to four players, your task is simple. Collect enough scrap to meet the Company’s quota. If only it were that simple, each moon is home to a variety of monsters all intent on making you their next meal.

Lethal Company exploded onto the gaming scene. It’s a fun, interesting and terrifying game that gets the juices flowing. Simplistic genius is how I would summarise this game.

The best Indie game of 2023.


1. Aliens: Dark Descent

Aliens: Dark Descent official trailer.

Aliens: Dark Descent is a squad-based single-player action horror game set in the iconic Alien universe . 

Players take control of a squad of battle hardened Colonial Marines as you try to put a stop to a Xenomorph infestation. 

Aliens: Dark Descent has a gripping story, a variety of enemies and tense gameplay that captures the horror of the Alien franchise. 

It’s a bug hunt.


So there you have it, my top 30 alien themed games for PC. So what are you waiting for, go blast some alien scum or enjoy a human snack. 

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