Alien Blast: The Encounter PC

Metascore
41

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. As a $20 retail product, it's a slap in the face. Games like this one make a mockery of Darwin's theories. [May 2004, p.69]
  2. 43
    If you are one of those anti-social types with no Internet connection (and somehow read this review!) and are still trudging along with, say, a Pentium II, then this might be your ticket. In other words, the market has moved beyond this kind of game.
  3. If you're anything like me, you won't be able to play it for any length of time unless you've got something on your mind that you're concentrating on that is far removed from the game. It's perfect for zoning out.
  4. Across every category, Alien Blast defines itself as the very epitome of boredom. The action is dull, repetitive, and in some cases, a bit broken. The game's graphics are pretty much a sad, underdeveloped joke.
  5. Finding [four] people who would sit still for a single session of Alien Blast would serve as a remarkable testament to the power of sedatives. [June 2004, p.80]
  6. 30
    A repetitious, non-descript shooter that is has almost no entertainment value whatsoever. Don’t be fooled by the fact that they bill it as an "arcade" experience, because it is far from exciting and offers gamers little value in terms of overall gameplay.
  7. While it's slightly fun for maybe ten minutes, the boring gameplay, "pop-up" problems, and lack of variety in levels, AI, or weapons make Alien Blast one of those games that you can laugh about how bad it is.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MartR.
    May 8, 2004
    4
    Asking money for this is a crime against humanity.
  2. BeetleNuts
    Feb 17, 2004
    9
    Too good. very engrossing. highest return for money right after ROTK.
  3. BobaTT.
    Feb 12, 2004
    8
    For a casual game...