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  • Summary: In Alien Syndrome, players take control of the game's strong and enigmatic heroine – Earth Command Trooper Aileen Harding – and battle a variety of fearsome aliens and colossal bosses. Gamers choose from a wide selection of character specialties and skills as they progress through an engrossing campaign, protected by many different types of armor and using a variety of melee and ranged weaponry. Players can improve their heroine's statistics and discover a huge number of powerful new abilities as they fight through infested spaceships and bizarre alien planets. Alien Syndrome features two fast-paced action-RPG modes – the dramatic and engaging single-player campaign, plus an infinitely replayable co-op multiplayer mode for up to four players. Derived from the classic SEGA arcade game, Alien Syndrome's new action-RPG gameplay makes it easy to pick up and play, while its depth and wealth of features and missions keeps it challenging for all gamers. Alien Syndrome features 20 different weapons including flamethrowers, quad-barreled lasers, nanobot swarms that dissolve enemies, and incendiary grenades that shoot fire geysers from the ground. Each weapon offers advantages and disadvantages, dependent upon how it is used and the specializations players have chosen to adopt. Alien Syndrome's fast-paced combat also allows for any number of combat strategies to defeat over 100 different alien enemies at one time. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. The levels are rote and tedious, offering no real surprise or sense of design. Adding to this sense of half-hearted execution are the graphics and storytelling, which are both sub-par even for the Wii.
  2. Still, Alien Syndrome delivers solid arcade-style action, and the inclusion of a four-player co-op mode always helps to mitigate a game's shortcomings. [Oct 2007, p.89]
  3. 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.
  4. 50
    The graphics, which look perfectly fine on the PSP, look decidedly low budget blown up on a TV. This is compounded by the fact that AS has been released as a full price title. This would be less of a problem if the game was $30, but for $50? You'd be better off saving $20 and picking up a copy of "Resident Evil 4."
  5. Gamers should do their best not to contract this syndrome.
  6. 40
    Alien Syndrome is a generic update and a game that is easily forgotten.
  7. 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.

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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. Expand

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