When comparing Cortex Command vs Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop, the Slant community recommends Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop for most people. In the question“What are the best co-op games on Steam?” Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is ranked 40th while Cortex Command is ranked 110th.
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Pro Endless mods
An in-game mod editor and Steam Workshop compatibility mean that there’s loads of content available.
Pro Extremely detailed physics engine
The physics engine allows for fully destructible environments.
Pro It's free
Pro Promotes human interaction and teamplay
Discussing tactics with teammates in lobby prior to mission in order to get best results.
Pro Doesn't require high performance machine to run it
Do you have a potato with download capabilities? Today is your lucky day!
Pro Has class system
The Officer - master of assault shotgun and explosives.
Special Weapons - master of minigun and autogun. The 'Heavy' guy.
Medic - heals team, supports with stun weapons.
Tech Marine - unlocks locked doors, hacks computers.
Pro Various challenging campaigns and maps
Pro You can see your teammates all the time
Pro Enforces aiming skills in order to avoid dealing damage to team members
Pro Highly customisable
Stating with difficulty, challenges and up to UI
Pro It's funny when you're better than your friends
You can see your friends dying on easier difficulties and it's a blast.
Con Expensive for what is on offer
While the game has endless community content, the in-game content is lacking and may not be worth the sticker price of $19.99.
Con The game itself is a bit clunky
Some mechanics feel a little clunky, such as the friendly fire mechanic.