Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. I Am Alive is a surprising triumph. It's an original and satisfying challenge. A breath of fresh air. [April 2012, p71]
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
  1. Jun 24, 2012
    9
    I loved playing this survival game (no horror, just survival). I loved the scarcity of supplies, weapons and ammo. I loved being able to killI loved playing this survival game (no horror, just survival). I loved the scarcity of supplies, weapons and ammo. I loved being able to kill the leader in a pack of enemies and then intimidate the weaker ones to surrender. I loved getting stuck facing off against 3-5 enemies with only one bullet in my gun and having to think fast on my feet and then SURVIVING. I loved the graphics, both the toxic haze covering everything at street level and the skyscrapers collapsed onto each other above the dust. I loved climbing my way through an office building on its side, with everything topsy-turvy. I loved helping Mai and her mother, and the random survivors looking for food or first aid or just a last cigarette before they die. I loved "I Am Alive". 9/10 Full Review »
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    8
    I have been playing Skyrim and nothing else since December so I decided to give this a go (because it is a download I didn't have to take myI have been playing Skyrim and nothing else since December so I decided to give this a go (because it is a download I didn't have to take my Skyrim disc out of my PS3). I think that I needed this game. The graphics are a bit rubbish but only because they have a lot to live up to. I really enjoyed the sense of urgency you get when your stamina depletes while climbing or running through the dust covered streets. It's quite a linear game but you can go off the set path to assist people you hear calling to you though the dust clouds. Every person you help imparts a snippet of information about the 'event' and brings you up to date on what has happened since. I haven't finished the game yet but I do know that it is a short journey (10-12 hours maybe) that will soon be over. Put it this way - it's been an enjoyable and challenging diversion. Full Review »
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    8
    I found "I am alive" to be quite a surprising game. It has a lot of personality and it's a very, very ambitious downloadable title. It playsI found "I am alive" to be quite a surprising game. It has a lot of personality and it's a very, very ambitious downloadable title. It plays very nicely, it has great atmosphere, with constant fear and tension in the air; and, most importantly, the idea of not knowing what's around the corner. This makes any decision count, even the smallest one. To put it simple, if they had added a couple of zombies this game would easily be what the Resident Evil franchise is trying FOR YEARS without success. It's definitely worth a look! Full Review »