• 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. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Trouble is, whichever character you pick, the game ends up largely the same. [Nov 2007, p.112]
  5. 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]
  6. Alien Syndrome is an all around terrible resurrection of a fun (albeit shallow) arcade game.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 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 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 »