January 14, 2024

They're Coming... Arrival: Zero Earth (Steam) Review

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They're Coming... Arrival: Zero Earth (Steam) Review

By Joel | January 14, 2024
Arrival: Zero Earth, a game that captures the essence of alien invasion and the feeling of vulnerability that highlight our fears of the unknown.

When the sky darkens and the distant rumblings of mechanical thunder overwhelm the noise of cars, screams, and fleeing pedestrians, instinct tells us to seek refuge, fight, or go home. But what if there’s no escape? Nowhere truly safe? And the military we have naturally relied on for safety and protection is no longer present? What do we do then?

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They're Here...

Alien invasion games have always toyed with these fears, plunging gamers into a dizzying no man’s land. Filled with the dread of science fiction disasters, Arrival: Zero Earth from indie developer Jounitous Game Studios uses the immediate threat of a War of the Worlds apocalypse to echo with a gasping frenzy the feelings of vulnerability that highlight our fears of the unknown and the unexpected.

Arrival: Zero Earth, a game that captures the essence of alien invasion and the feeling of vulnerability that highlight our fears of the unknown.

Arrival: Zero Earth takes place in the snow-filled world of Finland during the 1990s. The game adopts the formula of viewing the invasion through the eyes of the townsfolks assembled to fight off the invasion. Your army is comprised of different unit types and is well-armed to take on the mightiest alien armada.

The simple movement of the WASD keys or controller moves your unit to where you need them to go and despite the ominous-looking invaders, your fearless men and women never once look terrified at the threats looming from above.

The Tripod-looking aliens are faithfully rendered to the original movie which begins to blast away at your army with their lethal death rays. Firefights become wonderful moments filled with colorful explosions, smoke, and flying debris.

But they also come to an end rather quickly; and without a way to move and shoot at the same time, outcomes generally rely on which side has the most stamina and better weapons.

Confronting Your Fears

In the face of such dire circumstances however, games like Arrival: Zero Earth present players finding themselves grappling with the primal instincts of survival. The thrill of these games lies not just in the act of pulling through against all odds but also in the camaraderie and teamwork that often become necessary to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Gamers in general, revel in the opportunity to strategize, to adapt, and to collectively outwit the alien menace that threatens their virtual existence.The success of games is a testament to our fascination with these themes—survival, invasion, and teamwork—which resonate deeply with our desire for self-preservation and human connection.

This is why gamers are drawn to them, time and time again, eager for the next heart-pounding adventure that awaits when the sky darkens and the unknown descends upon their virtual worlds.

Arrival: Zero Earth, a game that captures the essence of alien invasion and the feeling of vulnerability that highlight our fears of the unknown.

Enhance Your Gaming Experience

Interested in experiencing Arrival: Zero Earth for yourself? Check out the game here. For those looking to enhance their gaming setup for the ultimate invasion experience, our top picks for gaming gear can be found here.


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