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  • Summary: The year is 2366, and the Solgov federation faces turmoil. Lieutenant Kyle Hardlaw, leader of specialized commando unit 'Alpha Black Zero', stands accused of multiple illegal assassinations against his own government. In the courtroom on Qahira, the politically influential planet formerly known as Mars, a military tribunal asserts Hardlaw killed numerous Solgov officials during a secret mission on a rebellious world. Many local populations are hostile to Solgov, having been indoctrinated for years by ultra-right separatist groups. Olympus City, the Qahiran capital brims with intrigue and suspicion. Hardlaw's work is always dangerous, but what actions have resulted in his trial? Behind the courtroom drama, a series of missions are played out that reveal a sinister story of counter espionage and treason in an explosive climate. Hardlaw must fight through a military and political minefield to clear his name. Unravel the conspiracy, and he wins his freedom. Fail, and his team will be silenced forever. Alpha Black Zero is a fast-paced mission based 3rd person tactical shooter with a gripping storyline to test both your fighting abilities and your intelligence. Dozens of different enemies, all possessing strong artificial intelligence will punish your mistakes across huge and challenging levels. [GMX Media] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Provides an intriguing storyline that is sure to capture fans of the team-based tactical shooter genre.
  2. You never really feel engaged in this run-of-the-mill shooter. [Nov 2004, p.86]
  3. 60
    For forty bucks, Alpha Black Zero isn't terrible. It just isn't very entertaining.
  4. Alpha Black Zero isn’t a bad game, but it’s hobbled by so many execution problems that it never really catches wind in its sails.
  5. A muddy, hard to handle shooter with no real plot or enthusiasm. It's just "go there, shoot this, shoot this too, okay go here now," over and over again.
  6. 40
    Hell, Alpha Black Zero even makes games like "Chrome" look like high art. Ultimately, the intriguing storyline doesn't compensate for the vast, boring levels, and ugly scenery.
  7. Alpha Black Zero may not be the worst game ever made, but it may be the most tedious. [Dec 2004, p.93]

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