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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you know that everyone is raving about Alien Swarm; the free, 4 player, top-down, co-op shooter released by Valve on its Steam service.

Well, word got out that there are a few simple console commands that allow you to get down and dirty with the aliens by playing in first-person. Don’t believe me? See for your self.

In order to switch up the view, first activate the developer’s console (options-> keyboard-> advanced-> enable console). Once you got that set up, make a game. Once you are in-game hit ` (left of 1) and enter the lines:

  • firstperson
  • asw_hide_marine 1
  • asw_controls 0

As you can see from the video above, it’s not a perfect transition, however, it does make for a unique play though in what is normally a relativity short game.

If this sort of in-game modding tickles your fancy, you should check out this post on the Steam forums. The user Shrimpsess was good enough to post a ton of useful console commands that let you tailor the game how you want it.

On a side note, how have you guys been enjoying Alien Swarm? Last night was the first time I really got to play the game with my hardcore L4D2 crew, and it was a blast. Nothing beat shouting quotes from Aliens while gunning down hordes of baddies. Now if only they had Bill Paxton doing the voice acting… (NSFW: language)

Source: PC Gamer

  1. Nice… I need to get some time to play this thing, asap.

  2. avatar Ziggy

    The FPS experience is really fun, but there must be a way to make this easy in a normal game with people.

  3. avatar Vodage

    Could you guys please post the console command for framerate limiting? The #@$% menus have no framerate limit on them so my card’s temp just goes up and up until I can leave them. If u remember this is the same bug that was in SC2.

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