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  • Summary: Alice: Madness Returns takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the original game, with Alice struggling to recover from the emotional trauma of losing her entire family in a fatal fire. After spending a decade institutionalized in an insane asylum, she is finally released to the care ofAlice: Madness Returns takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the original game, with Alice struggling to recover from the emotional trauma of losing her entire family in a fatal fire. After spending a decade institutionalized in an insane asylum, she is finally released to the care of a psychiatrist who just may be able to help her conquer the nightmarish hallucinations that still haunt her. Alice embarks on a mission to root out the true cause of her family's mysterious death, jumping from a gloomy and stark London to a rich and provocative Wonderland. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. Jun 14, 2011
    92
    Alice: Madness Returns reminds me a lot of classic N64 platformers like Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie in the best of ways. By mixing a dark reimagining of a literary classic with stylish combat and rock-solid platforming, EA and Spicy Horse have created a gaming experience quite unlike any other. At any rate, its miles better than the lacklustre Tim Burton movie released last year. This is one rabbit hole worth tumbling down.
  2. Jun 21, 2011
    80
    Alice: Madness Returns should please fans of the original and newcomers alike. The game can feel a bit dated and tedious at times, but the incredibly dark Wonderland that American McGee has crafted is just begging to be explored.
  3. Jun 23, 2011
    78
    And that, in a nutshell, can be used to sum up Alice: The Madness Returns. There are moments of brilliance; of clever design, fiendish platforming, loads of secrets, and intense combat. At others, though, Alice's adventure can be an unpolished, frustrating exercise in repetition. To say Alice is trippy would be more than a slight understatement. I have to say I enjoyed my journey into madness as I plunged further and further down the proverbial rabbit hole more than I thought I would initially. Still, I can't help but feel like it could, and probably should, have been better.
  4. Jun 14, 2011
    70
    Playing Alice: Madness Returns isn't as exciting as looking at it, but you'll still enjoy getting lost in this twisted fantasy adventure.
  5. Jun 17, 2011
    70
    Alice: Madness Returns is stylistically gorgeous, with its crazy characters and a great environmental design. It's a shame that everything is spoiled by huge technical issues, bad graphics and a great lack of variety.
  6. Jun 14, 2011
    65
    Presents a fantastically imagined vision of Wonderland full of secrets, collectables, and wondrous areas of classic platforming to explore. But through questionable level design, graphical inconsistency, and repetitive gameplay, I was pulled out of the experience more than I would have liked.
  7. Jan 9, 2012
    40
    Alice: Madness Return has a terrific visual style and intriguing ideas, which is why it's so frustrating to see what could've been a clever game turn into such a tedious, drawn-out mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 65
  2. Negative: 2 out of 65
  1. Jun 19, 2011
    10
    If u are a fan of action/adventure/puzzle games this is a beautiful experience. There is no reason to hate on Alice. I wish there were moreIf u are a fan of action/adventure/puzzle games this is a beautiful experience. There is no reason to hate on Alice. I wish there were more games like this masterpiece. Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2016
    10
    This game is one of the few 3D platformers on the ps3 and it is wonderful. The platforming is spot on and the combat is interesting. Plus anThis game is one of the few 3D platformers on the ps3 and it is wonderful. The platforming is spot on and the combat is interesting. Plus an amazing art style and you have a game that is worth checking as soon as possible if you're a fan of 3D platformers. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2011
    9
    This game is a piece of art. If you're looking for adrenalin rush, or for a game to be a fine tuned hypnotic machine to make you think you'reThis game is a piece of art. If you're looking for adrenalin rush, or for a game to be a fine tuned hypnotic machine to make you think you're l33t. This is not that game. It is a fine piece of art for those who want to explore a fantastic world artfully placed between genius and insanity.

    Game reviewers these days are such morons. On one hand, they whine like dying cows when outsiders say game isn't art. On the other hand, when a truly artistic game comes out, they complain about gameplay being too repetitive and "irritating" then use that to slap on a low score.
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  4. Apr 13, 2016
    8
    este juego no revoluciona nada y su jugabilidad puede ser algo monotona, pero lo compensa un excelente ambiente, diseño artistico, que en loeste juego no revoluciona nada y su jugabilidad puede ser algo monotona, pero lo compensa un excelente ambiente, diseño artistico, que en lo personal, realmente amo, y por ser un juego del genero platarformas (genero bastante muerto en esta decada) Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2011
    8
    Creo que es muy dificil juzgar un videojuego tan de autor solo por las mecanicas frias de la jugabilidad y sus graficos. Con Alice, estamosCreo que es muy dificil juzgar un videojuego tan de autor solo por las mecanicas frias de la jugabilidad y sus graficos. Con Alice, estamos frente a un juego bastante unico, que atrapa tanto por su propuesta como por sus diseños. Si bien hay detalles a mejorar en el aspecto jugable, creo que restar puntos a un trabajo cargado de originalidad y locura creativa seria injusto.. no olvidemos tambien que el juego trae de regalo el primer alice, de hace 11 años. me parece un juego altamente mejorable, pero que sin duda destaca como propuesta fresca y cargada de guiños de autor, que haran la delicia de quienes disfruten de la macabra creacion de McGee. Para mi es un 8.0 de 10 Expand
  6. Jun 17, 2011
    7
    Some of the criticisms are valid. It's repetitive and game play is limited. BUT it looks gorgeous and Alice moves really smoothly. It'sSome of the criticisms are valid. It's repetitive and game play is limited. BUT it looks gorgeous and Alice moves really smoothly. It's full of fun characters but I won't give it higher than a 7. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2011
    4
    Despite the fact that the artwork in this game is good....it's not a good game. The game quickly goes from being a fun romp through WonderlandDespite the fact that the artwork in this game is good....it's not a good game. The game quickly goes from being a fun romp through Wonderland into a platform jumping grinder completely devoid of content. Aside from the gameplay, the thousands of collectibles that serve no purpose in the actual gameplay increases the time spent wandering around, constantly looking for stuff to collect. You can paint a crap sandwich gold, but once you bite into it, it's still crap. Expand

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