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

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. 45
    Never does it become particularly fun, though it's quietly engaging in its own methodical, repetitive way. It's not a full-price purchase by any means, and it's nowhere close to the high action-RPG bar set by Champions of Norrath on the PS2 three and a half years ago.
  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. 40
    There are moments where it feels good (which we hope can be expanded on for a decent follow-up, or be applied to another game entirely), but mainly it leaves a bitter taste.
  4. Alien Syndrome is another entry in the catalogue of Wii games that fail to grasp the potential of the system. Simply tacking on a few new controls in a title that could easily have been created twenty years ago is not a winning formula.
  5. Alien Syndrome has a lot of promise, but the lack of a decent story and the poorly implemented Wii controls hamper the experience. If you're a fan of the original, get this on the PSP instead.
  6. 40
    Alien Syndrome is a generic update and a game that is easily forgotten.
  7. A thoroughly disappointing and discouraging game.
  8. It's dull, it's repetitive and it's as much fun as being cuddled by a cactus. [Nov 2007, p.87]
  9. 40
    The addition of character development is a nice touch, but was handled poorly, and the visuals are almost depressing.
  10. Gamers should do their best not to contract this syndrome.
  11. If you're an alien: we apologize for any offense taken by the poor representation of your kind in this game. Please don't invade us.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 27, 2014
    Well I cant understand the low score here. This is a really fun shoot em up overhead rpg. There's a ton of weapons and items to upgrade. Lots of aliens. And its a seriously long game as well. I'm hooked on this one.The users obviously disagree. Full Review »
  2. AlexisR.
    Nov 3, 2007
    Great game for co-op with non stop upgrades to keep it fun. Yes graphics are a bit dated but fun for the Wii to have a game like this on it;s roster. Its great to see less of the notorious minigame trend occurring in most Wii games but of the few offered here, they are easy to deny play, and continue which I recommend because they are hard and take upgrades away. Good game for non stop fun for 2-4 players. Do recommend it. Full Review »
  3. RC
    Oct 2, 2007
    Liked it a lot, played for hours and hours and loved the building, and puzzle solving scenarios. For multiplayer, it provided a fun gaming experience. Full Review »