It Came From Space and Ate Our Brains Review

"Alien Blasting"


January 29, 2020 at 8:01pm
By Jason Stettner

This is a rather interesting twin stick shooter that feels somewhat like Left 4 Dead. It’s split into two modes, the first is the regular campaign and the latter is a survival option. Both include a number of maps to work through, and a fair challenge. There are difficulty selections, and the choice to play alone or with others cooperatively.

It’s a lot harder by yourself, and it’s definitely more fun with a group. The campaign missions offer some decent variety, and choice in how you move through them. This isn’t a wildly different choice, but there are splits in the levels and some offer a layer of what I’d describe as a maze like setup to them. Each is distinct in terms of the scenery, and the challenges throughout as you may need to interact with objects to go ahead or reach a safe room. There’s not necessarily a narrative in this, but you get the just of the situation as you play it.

Whatever the case, you can aim for high scores on the levels and just work through them offering a good amount of gameplay value. The survival mode isn’t an unlimited surviving setup, there’s an end goal in sight for anyone playing them to reach. Throughout playing survival you’ll get supply drops and it’s an interesting switch-up as the layouts are inspired yet different from the campaign levels.


I really liked the aesthetics of this title, there’s a sort of dark style with neon colors that pop with vibrancy. This helps you see the onslaught of aliens, but be weary as some hide amongst the shadows. You will get a good variety of aliens out there ranging from small to very big.

You’ll also need to take out an alien egg towards the end of missions and the waves stack up like crazy there. Along the way through the missions you’ll be able to shoot a special sort of box to get things such as med kits or power-ups. On top of this system is currency you’re earning to buy new weapons, or level up the one you own.

I found the laser gun to be the most effective option for taking out the aliens. This is of course a twin stick, and the layout works well for that style of gameplay. Again, this can be played alone or with others in coop. The cooperative play offers options for local splitscreen or online action which is great to have and most certainly appreciated.
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The Conclusion

It Came From Space and Ate Our Brains is a really enjoyable twin stick shooter offering a fair bit of gameplay and an excellent cooperative time whether that’s locally or online. The selection of campaign missions was definitely solid, as was the quantity of survival maps present. I suppose a couple more would have been nice, or some additional variation within levels for more replayability though honestly it’s a good amount.

This handles well, it’s better with friends and you can enjoy this by yourself if you need to. It has some really neat aesthetics to it, and a distinct style. It definitely gives off some Left 4 Dead vibes despite being a very different sort of experience. Overall certainly worth checking out as it should be a pleasant time, especially if you gather some friends to join in. Best of luck surviving the invasion!

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It Came From Space and Ate Our Brains Review on Xbox One X
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Rating Overall: 7.6

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner