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. 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. A sense of murky monotony sucks most of the life out of this action RPG remake of Sega's classic arcade shooter.
  3. 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.
  4. 50
    PSP owners will be able to gloat that their version of the game looks better than the Wii edition.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 60
    In the end, Alien Syndrome could've turned out a lot worse than it did.
  9. PSM Magazine
    50
    A disappointment. [Nov 2007, p.87]
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#60 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
#36 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 »