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. Any game that can reference Contra, GodlenEye, Fargo, Mega Man, Tremors and include two Atari 2600-like mini games (Super Soviet Missile Mastar rules!) would already be alright in my book. But to do it like Alien Hominid does it is incredible.
  2. It's a shame that Alien Hominid ends - that's my only gripe with the whole game. It ends. But then, you can play through it again and again with friends, turning up the difficulty a notch each time.
  3. It really is that well done. I shudder to think what this level of talent is capable should they try this whole milieu again, but I'm even more excited about what it could mean. You must, for the love God, support this game and give it the money it deserves.
  4. I love this game. Frantic, old school gameplay plus a great visual style, multiplied by a terrific sense of humor equals a lot of fun.
  5. 90
    Nostalgic, frantic and fun. At $30, it's well worth buying for anyone who loved the side-scrolling shooters of the 8-bit console era.
  6. Loaded with features and pound for pound one of the best games of the year (and it's only $29.99), Alien Hominid's a treat for the senses.
  7. 89
    Definitely belongs in that elite class of quirky games, like "Rez" and "Katamari Damacy," that should at least be experienced, if not part of any self-respecting gamer’s collection.
  8. Grabs you by the funny bone and tender parts and body slams your senses right from the start, and if you just don't love that little guy the first time you lay eyes on him, you're just too jaded.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 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 »