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How to Save Your Game in Aliens: Dark Descent

Aliens Dark Descent screenshot
Image: Tindalos Interactive/Focus Entertainment

If you’ve watched a single Alien movie you know that the humans often come off badly. So if you’re playing Aliens: Dark Descent, how do you save your game?

It makes sense that you might want to manually save your game in Aliens: Dark Descent. What if your favourite marine, the one you’ve got really attached to, gets his head punctured by an Alien? Here’s what you need to know about saving in Aliens: Dark Descent.

Unfortunately, there is no way to manually save your game in Aliens: Dark Descent. The game autosaves for you and it does it regularly so if there’s a power cut or something, you won’t have lost much progress.

However, when it comes to saving marine lives, if a marine is dead there’s no way of bringing them back. Encountering an alien close-up isn’t necessarily fatal but once a marine has expired they’re gone. And, unless you’re lucky enough to have a recent autosave where they’re alive, that’s it.

You could potentially cheat, using your PC to “save scum”, which is tracking down the save file and copying it or duplicating it. But that would be a little naughty and, honestly, more hassle than it’s worth.

But honestly, we like that your marines can expire. It helps add an air of danger to the game, reminding you what the Aliens are capable of. But if you want to save your game manually, you can’t.

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.