• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2007
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. 60
    For fans of classic action-RPGs or multiplayer addicts Alien Syndrome would be a solid weekend rental or bargain bin purchase, but given the lack of polish throughout, the overall lackluster graphical presentation, and the $40 price tag we’ve got to put SEGA’s latest effort in the “just skip it” category. There are far better games available on PSP, and far more are on the way.
  2. Between the PSP and Wii, the PSP is easily the superior. It offers the better controls and graphics, and just feels like a better game. It's a little harder to find three others to play with, so I guess that offsets it.
  3. 60
    In the end, Alien Syndrome could've turned out a lot worse than it did.
  4. Alien Syndrome for the PSP stands out over its Wii counterpart, thanks to a less inept control scheme and a somewhat improved presentation. However, the game suffers from a host of issues.
  5. Resisting the action-packed role-playing adventure awaiting you in Alien Syndrome is futile. While not terribly innovative, it's a solid title with flaws that can easily be overlooked in favour of a good time.
  6. 55
    All in all, it's a game you'll more than likely want o pass on, even if you're a die-hard fan of the original.
  7. Multiplayer may have been a saving grace, but you won't find any infrastructure play on offer, meaning you'll have to find up to three other people within local WiFi range if you want to get your game on. The original Alien Syndrome was all about co-op alien killing, but the ball has been fumbled in this remake.
  8. A sense of murky monotony sucks most of the life out of this action RPG remake of Sega's classic arcade shooter.
  9. As frantic as the action is at times, its drab visuals, control issues and lack of enemy polish brought us to the point of boredom.
  10. 50
    PSP owners will be able to gloat that their version of the game looks better than the Wii edition.
  11. 50
    It's a passable single-player experience but if you can find some friends to play with, it just might help you kill an hour or two here and there.
  12. There is a fun and compelling multiplayer game lurking beneath the mindless combat and level grinding that boasts a few subtle nods toward Diablo, but you don’t want to play this alone and you don’t want to have four people paying full price for what is arguably a budget-quality title.
  13. A disappointment. [Nov 2007, p.87]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 12, 2012
    4
    Played for an hour, but it's clearly lacks fun.
  2. Mike
    Jul 27, 2007
    5
    Only a few levels in, but there is an obvious unpolished feel. The graphics are mediocre with gameplay to match. The voiceovers are buggy and Only a few levels in, but there is an obvious unpolished feel. The graphics are mediocre with gameplay to match. The voiceovers are buggy and cutout halfway through sentences. I'm hoping it improves soon, but so far it has the feel of Untold Legends, right down to the rotating character in the stats window. Full Review »