Alien Syndrome Wii

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2007
Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
Buy On
  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. 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.
  3. 40
    The addition of character development is a nice touch, but was handled poorly, and the visuals are almost depressing.
  4. 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.
  5. Gamers should do their best not to contract this syndrome.
  6. 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.
  7. A thoroughly disappointing and discouraging game.
  8. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    22
    It's dull, it's repetitive and it's as much fun as being cuddled by a cactus. [Nov 2007, p.87]
  9. 40
    Alien Syndrome is a generic update and a game that is easily forgotten.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#16 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Sep 25, 2015
    6
    Game is really full packed action one with good user friendly.From my side i recommend this game alien Syndrome wii for action lovers who areGame is really full packed action one with good user friendly.From my side i recommend this game alien Syndrome wii for action lovers who are eagerly waiting Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2015
    9
    I just signed up right now to say I'm appalled by the reviews given by the Critics! This game is FANTASTIC! I played it for weeks as aI just signed up right now to say I'm appalled by the reviews given by the Critics! This game is FANTASTIC! I played it for weeks as a kid/teen (13). I beat the game back then, and the weapons, leveling, armor, and enemies are still awesome! I remember upgrading my armor and weapons and being so happy about it. The controls work well, the graphics were good, and controlling the camera is nice. The inventory screen is great too. I chose a marine laser-rifle build/class. The co-op is great as well, I tried it for a few hours with my cousin back then. My only complaints are I could never figure out how to use melee weapons, and the final boss was a bit underwhelming. I have great memories about wearing the Carapace armor. 9/10, one of my best experiences on the Wii, next to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2014
    8
    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. LotsWell 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 »