Apart from an interesting gameplay gimmick on each of each five levels, Xenocide is a fairly basic and generic top down shooter. It only has five levels, a very limited selection of guns and a paltry amount of power-ups. Shooting waves of enemies while trying to stay alive is still fun for a short while, but it won’t take long to experience everything on offer and then grow bored of the repetition. While the basis for a good game is definitely there, Xenocide just never does anything to elevate it above the competition, which is a real pity as it had potential.
Gameplay: Running and shooting will always be fun, but the lack of weapons and variety results in repetition way too soon.
Graphics: The visuals are competent enough, but a little too bland.
Sound: Unimpressive sound effects, but the soundtrack at least sounds good