Alien Syndrome PSP

  • 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
Buy On
  1. Alien Syndrome had the potential to be a decent by-the-numbers action RPG, but it struggles to even reach those heights with insipid repetition and a total lack of challenge crippling your incentive to see it beyond the first few hours.
  2. 35
    Never does Alien Syndrome become fun -- and unlike the Wii version, the PSP iteration doesn't even control well enough to become quietly engaging in its own methodical, repetitive way.
  3. The two-player cooperative mode may keep a duo of youngsters quiet for a handful of weekends, but otherwise this mismatched game has very little to offer.
  4. Alien Syndrome is an all around terrible resurrection of a fun (albeit shallow) arcade game.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    40
    Trouble is, whichever character you pick, the game ends up largely the same. [Nov 2007, p.112]
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    45
    Getting from one point on the map to another uses about six brain cells, leaving the rest to bitch about the boring weapons and enemies. [Nov 2007, p.83]

Awards & Rankings

#60 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
#26 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. dpc
    May 2, 2016
    8
    Definitely not the all time greatest game, but if you've got the itch to kill aliens and level up RPG-style, this satisfies. Playing it nowDefinitely not the all time greatest game, but if you've got the itch to kill aliens and level up RPG-style, this satisfies. Playing it now years after release maybe allows me to be more forgiving, but I disagree with people who say it's not fun. It is. The constant loot and upgrading is addicting and makes a for a great diversion from the usual stuff. Full Review »
  2. Apr 12, 2012
    4
    Played for an hour, but it's clearly lacks fun.
  3. 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 »