Alien Breed Evolution is a standard third-person shooter played from an isometric perspective with twin-stick controls. What this means is it feels a bit like Dead Space mixed with Shadow Complex and Geometry Wars. Moving around the ship and defending yourself against waves of dangerous aliens is simple thanks to the intuitive control style. Cumbersome controls would have made it a lot less enjoyable to loot the ship and explore every nook and cranny for items; fortunately the game isn't hindered by this problem. Finding hidden bonus items is very rewarding, like finding Audio Logs in BioShock.