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  • Summary: The player is dropped into the maze of rooms, halls, corridors, mining facilities and shafts of an apparently abandoned deep-space asteroid mining base, facing rebellious machinery of assorted robots and automatic systems, which he has to defeat and demolish, using his weapons and wits.The player is dropped into the maze of rooms, halls, corridors, mining facilities and shafts of an apparently abandoned deep-space asteroid mining base, facing rebellious machinery of assorted robots and automatic systems, which he has to defeat and demolish, using his weapons and wits. Strong story, fast paced shooting action. However, if you cannot shoot, then there is your RECON, hacking device enabling you to remotely control various devices you meet (robots, manipulators, surveillance cameras, security systems, weapons etc.) on your way through the dark halls and corridors of Alpha Prime. If that's not enough, you can drug your mind and sharpen your senses (bullet time) by injecting a small dose of hubbardium. And all the time you will be surrounded by physical world in a very literal sense, because almost everything that moves, moves thanks to advanced real-time physics algorithms. Features 10 levels full of action; 5 non-playable characters to help you; 14 different enemies including Special Forces soldiers, robots and crazy miners; 8 futuristic weapons including pistol, shotgun, machine gun, grenades etc.; Devices to hack - including a variety of robots and manipulators, surveillance cameras, security systems, doors, etc. [IDEA Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. It's a bog-standard shooter with some cool graphics. Honestly, Alpha Prime feels like the product of a first-person-shooter checklist. It hits all the marks that, if missed, would bring a game's score down. Multiple enemy types? Check. Narrative? Check. Slow-motion? Check. Good graphics? Double check. Aside from the embarrassing acting.
  2. Alpha Prime is a commendable game that offers a solid FPS gaming experience but lacks the innovation some might expect with a new game.
  3. Alpha Prime does a great job of being average.
  4. A pretty shell for a game that's pretty lacking. Not much fun. [Aug 2007, p.92]
  5. Alpha Prime takes a little from each game but has a hard time carving out its own identity.
  6. Alpha Prime, with a passable storyline and passable gameplay, is a little passable anomaly. [July 2007, p.77]
  7. The cinematic cut-scenes are poorly voiced, the characters unconvincing, and the plot is so-so at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 14 out of 43
  1. Sacred_flame101
    Oct 17, 2009
    10
    my god this was such a great game i enjoyed it a hell of a lot the story was quite good there was a nice array of weaponry and it is just a my god this was such a great game i enjoyed it a hell of a lot the story was quite good there was a nice array of weaponry and it is just a great game. people who rated it low probably just suck at fps games this is one of the best i have played. do yourself a favor and play this game Expand
  2. JamesW.
    Dec 11, 2007
    9
    Very strong story with believable characters. The space ship/planet mining facility setting is tired but the great graphics and the Very strong story with believable characters. The space ship/planet mining facility setting is tired but the great graphics and the characters make it playable - one more time. The voice acting is good and I liked the hero portrayed as being a greying and long-in-the-tooth cynic. At a price of only $20 (on Steam) the game is a real value. I will keep my eye out for another offering from Black Element. Expand
  3. RadekJ.
    Jun 24, 2007
    7
    I was really charmed by this game. A simple but solid shooter, only thing it lacks is more terrain variation and in game candy. The only time I was really charmed by this game. A simple but solid shooter, only thing it lacks is more terrain variation and in game candy. The only time you actually get to leave the monotonous "sci-fi-doom3 type of" enviroments is when your supposed to drive this silly little jeep on the planets surface. Bad. However the good part and the really special thing about this game is the storyline. Sure, some bad acting and all that. But still the storyline is a really ambitious attempt at making soomthing more interesting than your average save the earth pc game story. All in all a solid 7, I'm looking forward to the sequel. Expand
  4. KyleB
    Dec 23, 2009
    7
    This game is really underrated. It reminds me of System Shock 2 and Unreal 2. It is great for a small company to release. I bought it for This game is really underrated. It reminds me of System Shock 2 and Unreal 2. It is great for a small company to release. I bought it for $2.70 off steam and it is truly worth at least 10. The physics, graphics and hud are great. AI can be dumb sometimes. Voice acting is par, cut scenes should be shorter. The gameplay is standard but it is still fun to play. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    5
    Very, very VERY standard shooter fare without any noticeable highlights. Ok as an in-between, but not quite an experience. Great for playingVery, very VERY standard shooter fare without any noticeable highlights. Ok as an in-between, but not quite an experience. Great for playing while watching TV in the background. Expand
  6. May 9, 2014
    4
    Sub par and below average in every department with an A.I. that feels like it was scripted by a hacker with an aim-bot mentality too gaming.Sub par and below average in every department with an A.I. that feels like it was scripted by a hacker with an aim-bot mentality too gaming. One play through and I was so done with this tiresome game. Consigned now to the trashcan folder in my Steam UI with all the other broken and/or poor games, meh... Expand
  7. ZozoR.
    Oct 8, 2009
    0
    Do not buy this piece of crap!!! It is a CRIME against gaming and should be avoided under all circumstances!!! It is the most frustrating and Do not buy this piece of crap!!! It is a CRIME against gaming and should be avoided under all circumstances!!! It is the most frustrating and horripilating FPS that I ever played in my entire life.Even if you EVER have the possibility to downloading FREE stay away from this PIECE OF SH*T!!! Expand

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