Alien Swarm is a cooperative bug hunt featuring top-down or first-person shooting and squad based tactics.

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How do I get medals / promotions in Alien Swarm?

I see them on people, and they can be low level or high level, and I don't know where they get them from.
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How can I add bots to an Alien Swarm online game?

How can I play Alien Swarm with only one friend and have the AI control the other two characters? I find it very difficult to play with only 2 characters, and I'd like to fill the empty slots with ...
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Does adrenaline cause the in-game clock to slow down in Alien Swarm?

I'm currently gunning for the speed-run achievements in Alien Swarm, and as a result every second counts for the level completion time. It occured to me that it might be helpful to get through the ...
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Can you play Alien Swarm in 1st person?

I guess Alien Swarm has been designed with 3rd person view in mind, but it would still be useful to try the 1st person view, if nothing else to help with friendly fire. Is it possible, maybe as a ...
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How can I play different levels offline in Alien Swarm?

1) I don't know if I'm missing something obvious, or if the offline practice is by design only the first level. Is it mandatory to play online to be able to play different levels or am I missing the ...
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Does Alien Swarm tune difficulty when play with less than 4 marines?

If we start a mission in Alien Swarm with less than 4 marines, is the difficulty lower than if we start with full human controlled squad? EDIT: Sorry it is better to clarify. I mean no the general ...
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Is there a way to switch characters in offline practice?

How can I switch characters in offline practice in Alien Swarm? That is I want to practice as the special weapons or tech character.