The ice planet E.D.N. III was colonized by Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) only to see the humans chased from its surface by the native insectoid Akrid. When it was discovered that the Akrid contained a thermal energy source called T-ENG, humanity returned to harvest the Akrid. During the original evacuation, Gale Holden fell in battle holding off the insects but his son, Wayne, was left behind. He is found by humans who refused to leave, but he has no memory of his past – only a mysterious implant in his arm.
This device – the Harmonizer – uses T-ENG to heal wounds and provide warmth, keeping you alive as you set out to seek revenge in this third-person shooter. Along the way, you'll uncover your past and have plenty of opportunities to destroy swarms of the insect-like aliens with advanced weaponry. The heavily-armed robotic Vital Suits will let you cross vast areas of snowy terrain as well as taking the fight deep underground. Fight through destructible environments as you take on swarms of killer Arkid and humans from opposing factions. Earth-shaking bugs and missile- and laser-armed Vital Suits attempt to destroy you.
Four different online modes let you play with up to 15 other players for epic combat in beautifully-rendered, vast environments with destructible scenery, vehicles and objects. From towering structures to underground tunnels, you can go head-to-head or team for deathmatch, and team deathmatch games as well as fugitive mode where one player is the hunted while the others the hunters. The fourth mode pits two opposing teams against each other in trying to secure and defend multiple positions. The Colonies Edition includes additional multi-player battle maps along with new monsters and weapons. Players can now take on the role of the insects in Human vs. Akrid combat. In addition to six additional online multi-player modes, three new single-player modes have been included.