Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. It has a very unique, underground comic look to it that makes the game almost as much fun to watch as to play.
  2. 70
    The fundamentals of gameplay are strong, but when you start getting into the details the roughness becomes increasingly apparent.
  3. 70
    Fortunately, the developers have done a good job of implementing that cartooney and sarcastic style, so those players who like the Alien Hominid universe will find a lot to like in the game.
  4. AH doesn't quite live fit comfortably into the 'great shooter' garb I've seen it masquerade about in on the net--those clothes fit noticeably loose. Still, it's fun with a friend, a decent way to spend a few frantic hours, and one can't help but appreciate what was attempted here.
  5. Alien Hominid is just about an essential title for anyone who’s caught themselves yearning for a forgotten past, or to any young blood wondering what people mean when they say they don’t make them like they used to. [Jan 2005, p.97]
  6. 70
    Alien Hominids control scheme doesn't allow for players to fire diagonally. Also, the console version is intended for 2 players--single player games are frustratingly hard due to the cheap AI.
  7. With a great style taken directly from the pages of a deranged art student’s sketchbook and fun if occasionally frustrating action to boot, this little alien proves that you don’t need a big, fancy ship to invade a home console.
  8. With frequent cheap deaths and enemy shot sthat are often lost amid the hordes of bad guys, the difficulty is just unholy. [Holiday 2004, p.88]
  9. Alien Hominid was brilliant and inventive on net browsers. On consoles, it loses much of its charm. Silly graphics and straightforward violence entertain for awhile, but the idea does not translate well enough into a full console game. [June 2005, p.66]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    4
    Shooting stuff is fun, right? Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this game all that much. It's hectic and fun for a few minutes but gets a bitShooting stuff is fun, right? Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this game all that much. It's hectic and fun for a few minutes but gets a bit boring and isn't very involving, one reason could be that I simply don't like how it looks all that much. Too cute. I'll stick to Metal Slug, Contra and others if I feel like playing a game like this. Full Review »
  2. EdwardF.
    Jan 19, 2007
    9
    Oldschool bloody kicka** shoot-em-up! This game is just so damn awesome!!!!!! how cool is it to jump on the shoulders of an F.B.I.-agent, Oldschool bloody kicka** shoot-em-up! This game is just so damn awesome!!!!!! how cool is it to jump on the shoulders of an F.B.I.-agent, bite his head off in front of two other agents then slice up one of the two remaining agents and pulling the final one down into the ground. After that 5 more agents appear and you can repeat the whole thing untill you meet an almost indestructible boss.. I mean.. THIS IS SO COOL! Only one point that's not so cool.. it has 15 levels (not much) and 6 minigames (not much) so you played through the whole game in one afternoon (not much).. BUT anyway... It kicks a**! And the graphics are totally insane!! Coolest cell shading ever! A+! Full Review »
  3. WeirdN.
    Oct 12, 2005
    6
    This is a great looking game and it's fun to play in short bursts. But by jiminy is it hard! At least 50% of the time when I die I have This is a great looking game and it's fun to play in short bursts. But by jiminy is it hard! At least 50% of the time when I die I have no idea what hit me, and I end up using 3 continues at 9 lives a pop in each just getting to the final boss. You might say that this is because I'm no good at shooters, but that's not the case. I was probably playing Super Probotector before you were born! I really enjoy this game, but ultimately the difficulty has put me off and it spoils the flow to have to play every level 5 or so times before progressing. You've gotta respect the independant nature of this title though and it's great to see some innovation (and rennovation) in the video game world. Hurrah for gameplay! Full Review »