• Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2004
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. The variety with the games objects, as well in locations, aint half bad and that alongside some really plush graphics gives this almost instant appeal, which proves a point that some TV programs do transform into half decent games.
  2. Alias, in essence, boils down to an age-old sentence in the gaming review business: Fans will mostly dig it and newbies won't be terribly disappointed. [Apr 2004, p.94]
  3. Whilst the game does have camera issues and the combat can be clunky at times, if you're looking for something to keep you going after a game like "Pandora Tomorrow", then Alias offers some decent action based gameplay.
  4. 73
    Don't go in expecting great stealth or action of the quality found in EA's Bond games, but fans of the series will enjoy this one. It's pretty short, though, and can be finished in 10 hours without many difficulties.
  5. It's just not very good...Missions are hamstrung by some sloppy ideas and a noticeable lack of playtesting.
  6. The third-person game is faithfully realised, enhanced by a coherent adventure penned by the show’s own scriptwriters and solid voice performances by the series’ cast members.
  7. It's a very authentic reproduction of the TV show that fans will love, but a few flaws in the combat system, stealth continuity and frequent gameplay breaks prevent it from reaching its potential.
  8. Jennifer Garner is hot - sizzling hot - to be exact, but sadly, her game is just lukewarm. As a result, even die-hard Alias fans may be let down by this game. [June 2004, p.29]
  9. None of the major elements in the game is anything that hasn’t been seen in other stealth games. Nor are they as good. Which gives it the score of 6, but Alias fans should take that score with a pinch of salt...
  10. While the game itself isn’t too short, the lather rinse repeat style gameplay is only rarely challenged and you’ll never get stuck wondering what special gadget to use next.
  11. 50
    Makes a brave effort of emulating the TV series, but is ultimately let down by the poor A.I., and when stealth is the mainstay of the game, we’re left shaken, not stirred.
  12. We’re saddened to break the news to all those fans of Sydney Bristow that, taken purely on its gaming merits, Alias is stunningly average at best. At times it does manage to break above tedium with some interesting gadgets.
  13. At 8 to 10 hours of game play, it won’t be the toughest challenge on the market, but it’s one of the best television/movie to video game adaptations you will find on the market.
  14. Cool things like split-screen graphics and a true story give way to a somewhat dull fighting system and graphics that don't quite cut the mustard.
  15. Alias isn't the disaster that it could have been, but it doesn't have what it takes to sneak past today's heavyweights.
  16. Better than "Dark Angel" but not nearly as good as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the TV-to-video-game treatment of Alias amounts to a fairly basic stealth-action title that's likely to appeal mainly to fans of the show and/or Jennifer Garner's digitized bum.
  17. There are still too many unpolished areas and simply not enough challenge to make the game appealing to anyone outside of the most devout Alias audience.
  18. 63
    Although this game adaptation's take-down-the-arch-criminal plot is trite, the heroine looks so much like Garner - skintight guises and all - that we're ready to back her on recon missions and vicious fire-fights from Saudi Arabia to Hong Kong. [Feb 2004, p.32]
  19. I find Alias to be a simplified version of an action/stealth game. It's certainly better than most TV-to-videogame titles but it's really aimed at fans of the show that aren't hardcore gamers.
  20. 60
    Unless you're predisposed to buying anything that is related to the show, just ogle a few gameplay videos, fancy a screenshot or two, and call it a day without wasting fifty bucks.
  21. Only players seeking the gaming equivalent of "easy listening" will derive significant enjoyment from this title.
  22. It is quite entertaining, but if you are looking for something unique that offers you more than the spy games you've already played, then look somewhere else. Alias fans, however, will get a blast out of this.
  23. It's way too easy, its puzzles are so shallow as to be nonexistent (the "hacking" puzzle is almost embarrassing), it's got some pretty serious camera issues that could've been solved by anyone who's ever played a third-person action game before, and its stealth component simply isn't worth bothering with.
  24. Unless you are a big fan of the show, in fact, a good portion of the story will be lost on you.
  25. Sadly every single part of this game seems average and we can't help but feel that the fans are being let down.
  26. Missions degrade into mindless, clunky combat, in which imprecise fisticuffs and useless, fragile weapons abound. Don't bother. [June 2004, p.92]
  27. As a game it is well below the current bar that has been set by other titles in the stealth action genre, and even casual gamers will most likely be bored to tears with Sydney Bristow's exploits.
  28. 80
    Although the scriptwriters are straight from the show, Marshall and Vaughan's dialogue feels a little forced; otherwise, the large cast of participation and television soundtrack give the game exactly the authentic audio flavor fans would want. [May 2004, p.70]
  29. Seasoned gamers will rarely have to attempt anything in Alias twice, yet the game still has quite a satisfying length to it.
  30. A one-button action/adventure dress-up simulator.
  31. While the show features remarkably choreographed fight scenes (certainly by television standards, much less so in general), the game's fights are stilted and spastic.

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