Natural Selection 2

PC, MAC, LINUX / Action / Release: Oct 31, 2012 / ESRB: U

Natural Selection 2 Trailer Shows Beta Gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 17, 2010 10:00am PST

Following a streak of short teaser trailers for Natural Selection 2


"I never played Natural selection, but this strikes me as a mix between Gloom (Quake 2 mod) and ..."

- Raspyn see all 20 comments

Natural Selection 2 Closed Beta Begins Tomorrow

By Brian Leahy, Nov 18, 2010 1:40pm PST

The closed beta for Unknown Worlds Entertainment's mod-turned-game Natural Selection 2 will be kicking off tomorrow with access being granted to the first 10,000 pre-order customers, reports


"The fade's been under wraps all this time, and now... This video confuses me. Blink is a ..."

- Xulu see all 27 comments

Daily Filter: October 4, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Oct 04, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom


"Help me, oh Shack, you're my only hope. Alright, so apparently I must do an "informational ..."

- JonathanBedrava see all 5 comments

Natural Selection 2 Playable Alpha Hits Steam Monday, July 26

By Garnett Lee, Jul 14, 2010 2:00pm PDT

Game Director Charlie "Flayra" Cleveland announced in a blog post that the playable alpha for Natural Selection 2 will release through Steam on...


"Didn't these guys write their own engine from scratch for this? I'm going to wait for a demo to ..."

- flasher 907 see all 38 comments

Natural Selection 2 April Fools' Video No Joke

By Chris Faylor, Apr 02, 2010 12:00pm PDT

Answering the question no one dared ask, independent developer Unknown Worlds has revealed exactly how the Gorge--"the main builder/healer class" of the Kharaa in Natural Selection 2's asymmetrical multiplayer mode--and its stubby legs handle stairs.


"they really need to start hiring some dedicated animators. Environment look very nice, but the ..."

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Natural Selection 2 Pre-Orders Transferable to Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 03, 2010 11:00am PST

Those who pre-order Natural Selection 2 will be able to activate a Steam copy of the indie PC sci-fi FPS-RTS hybrid with their key, developer...


"Awesome. I know this was a big question for a lot of people, probably holding back buying it ..."

- duffman03 see all 17 comments

"Lerk" Revealed in New Natural Selection 2 Video

By Brian Leahy, Feb 26, 2010 5:37pm PST

Unknown Worlds Entertainment sends along a brand-new trailer for its mod-turned-series Natural Selection 2, which is slated for release sometime this year. In this video, we meet the Lerk, which seems to fly a


"WHY do EVERY trailer have to have the monster rooaaarrr at the camera for 3 seconds? How ..."

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Natural Selection 2 Pre-Alpha Gameplay Shown

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 08, 2010 5:50am PST

Indie developer Unknown Worlds has released a little Natural Selection 2 pre-alpha gameplay footage, giving a look at the current state of its PC sci-fi RTS-FPS hybrid. The pre-alpha footage--and do remember that it is pre-alpha--comes in celebr


"I get that game developers release very early build game footage to keep fans and the community ..."

- x Tempest x see all 51 comments

Natural Selection 2 and Overgrowth Pre-order Bundle a Success

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 25, 2010 6:00pm PST

Earlier in the month, we reported on the 'Organic Indie Preorder Pack.' This developer-driven effort bundles preorders for Unknown Worlds' Natural...


"I preordered the NS2 special edition, and because of this I got overgrowth for free =D"

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Natural Selection 2 & Overgrowth Pre-Order Bundle Brings 40% Discount, Win One Here (Updated)

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2010 5:55pm PST

Update: Our five random winners--Jer9Carver, Laaaz, thecatinthehat, destro- and cerealSAM2--have been notified via Shackmessage, meaning the lot of you are now free to buy the bundle without concern. Remember, it's only available until Ja


"Was just on the UnknownWorlds site and looking at the older video showing off the infestation ..."

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Natural Selection 2 Interview: The Evolution of a Mod

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 03, 2009 5:30am PST

The true scares of Halloween 2002 came not from monster movie marathons, haunted houses or college dorm parties but a multiplayer Half-Life FPS-RTS hybrid mod named Natural Selection, released that night by Unknown Worlds. Low-tech space marines and besti


First Natural Selection 2 Screenshots Released

By Chris Faylor, Oct 30, 2009 3:05pm PDT

To celebrate the seventh anniversary of its Half-Life multiplayer mod Natural Selection, independent developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment today...


"I will definitely support Unknown Worlds. NS hails as one of the best mods of all time, for any ..."

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Natural Selection 2 Trailer: Roaring Space Rhino

By Alice O'Connor, May 28, 2009 8:05am PDT

Have an in-engine gander at Natural Selection 2, indie developer Unknown Worlds' commercial sequel to its positively sublime Half-Life mod, and some shiny concept art


"Apparently, they are just a team of 4 people developing this game. Thats really damn awesome."

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