- Publisher: Maximum Games
- Release Date: Mar 1, 2016
- Also On: PC, Xbox One
- Summary: It is the height of the Cold War, a time of global uncertainty and civil unrest. In this stealth shooter you play Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin driven by a moral compass that leads you headfirst into a covert operation unsanctioned by the country you serve. WorkingIt is the height of the Cold War, a time of global uncertainty and civil unrest. In this stealth shooter you play Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin driven by a moral compass that leads you headfirst into a covert operation unsanctioned by the country you serve. Working alongside American CIA agents, your mission is clear - though how you accomplish it is anything but - as the tension of a nuclear standoff grows with each passing minute. In a world where one wrong move could be the end of you, navigating a new direction comes at a price.… Expand
- Developer: Maximum Games, Bigmoon Studios
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, General
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Alekhine's Gun - Teaser Trailer
Positive: 0 out of 10
Mixed: 2 out of 10
Negative: 8 out of 10
Mar 8, 2016Alekhine's Gun comes with an interesting story and some decent gameplay mechanics which are ruined by sub-par execution. The lack of features that are standard in modern video games such as auto-save and the ability to skip cutscenes, sluggish performance, convoluted controls and mediocre gunplay are just some of the most glaring issues of the game. More development time might have made Alekhine's Gun a better game, but in its current state and with a full price tag, the game is hardly worthy of anyone's time.
Mar 6, 2016When the various elements come together, which does happen in certain sections and when fate allows, the game has the potential to be a clever, informative and historically accurate stealth game set among one of the most intriguing and fascinating in recent history, but too often this potential is over shadowed by clunky controls, questionable AI and dated graphics that make the game look like it is a port from a previous console generation.
Mar 9, 2016Alekhine's Gun stole from the best, but didn't know what to do with the spoils of its crime. The story is interesting and the levels are playable thanks to the source material being just that good, but it's missing the spark and attention to detail which made Hitman such a phenomenon. The copycat locations may look better than the originals, but the gameplay simply isn't there.
Mar 1, 2016Alekhine’s Gun is a title where the ambition of design outmatches the execution with gusto.
Mar 2, 2016It’s not impossible to overlook Alekhine’s shopping list of shortcomings. There were a few occasions when everything would neatly come together and create something genuinely fun and entertaining. However, the consistency simply isn’t there.
Mar 4, 2016This title is one of a very rare breed, one that will appeal to absolutely no one, and buying it would quite literally be akin to throwing your money away.
Apr 27, 2016Alekhine’s Gun would have scraped by had it not had the hubris to call itself ‘Best Cold War Shooter’. It’s barefaced cheek to appropriate the Hitman formula to a different time is interesting, were it not taking everything else from a franchise that has just revamped itself.
Positive: 1 out of 15
Mixed: 4 out of 15
Negative: 10 out of 15
Mar 6, 2016A nice game some may say a clone of hitman but who cares since every game is copy of another game.So I really liked the game u gotta give it aA nice game some may say a clone of hitman but who cares since every game is copy of another game.So I really liked the game u gotta give it a try when it comes on lower price.… Expand
Oct 1, 2021The game is fun and it does not deserve this bad critics. Although it has bugs and some copied content from hitman, but it has plenty ofThe game is fun and it does not deserve this bad critics. Although it has bugs and some copied content from hitman, but it has plenty of unique ideas too. The story is interesting, the maps are different from each other. The graphic is indeed outdated and the PS port is not the best as well. Nonetheless, the developers treated their game with love and i noticed this.… Expand
Mar 22, 2016This game has been HARSHLY CRITICIZED! . Reviewers rating this game 1-3 out of 10 is unjustified.
While the game is not perfect for itsThis game has been HARSHLY CRITICIZED! . Reviewers rating this game 1-3 out of 10 is unjustified.
While the game is not perfect for its bugs and lack of polish there is a ton of nostalgia and good moments to be had in Alekhine's Gun. The developers clearly on a small budget have produced a Hitman style game that resembles the series from Hitman Codename 47, Hitman 2 and Hitman Contracts with elements of Blood Money.
There are 11 levels in Alekhine's Gun, all of which can take around 1 hour plus to complete if thought about properly. A few stood out more than others but each level offers something new and fresh and have a hint of the old Hitman too them. There were times when playing the game that I felt nostalgic as it bought back the feeling of playing those older Hitman games and although the combat and AI are not as good as Hitman its still rather difficult pulling of the perfect score and kill and importantly when you do it feels rewarding.
On ps4 the graphics are rather last gen with the occasional frame rate drops during busy on screen action or outside sequences this was really my only complaint. The rather stupid AI never really annoyed me as in all honestly most stealth games do have stupid AI these are just more stupid than the usual ones but still enough of a threat to make the levels hard to complete.
Many reviewers have complained about the controls, at first i could understand this but once you unlock more weapons and get use to the mechanics i didn't find them a distraction, my best advice is to save frequently in case of an occasional mishap
The game took me around 10 hours to complete all levels once, I rushed the final 2 levels and went more aggressive as i struggled with the increase in enemies. The last level is a fantastic finale with the highest score almost seeming impossible to pull off. I still have some trophies left to unlock and look forward to replaying some of the better levels.
Overall I believe this game to be considered for any Hitman fan who played the originals and doesn't have high expectation for graphics and slick controls. The developers must be rather upset that the game hasn't received a few more better reviews as I genuinely believe they are big fans of Hitman and were hoping to bring back the nostalgia of those classic games. While the game is not perfect by today's standards, the gamers that love Hitman will find something to enjoy here while we await the next episodes of Hitman. I would recommend waiting for the price to drop or looking for a bargain as at the moment the game shows as a full price game. This game would have been better received had the price tag been cheaper as that would have been fairer due to the low budget and lack of polish to the final product.
*11 different levels
*classic hitman style gameplay
*fun to play
*levels have a puzzle feel that is rewarding
*no season passes or episodes
*story is rather bland with pictures and dialog for cut scenes
*audio sometimes very poor
*controls sometimes can cause mishaps
*not worthy of a AAA price tag… Expand
Aug 6, 2019There’s a stealth game here, but it’s not a great one. It’s a genre that’s admittedly lacking in titles, so if you’ve played Hitman, and needThere’s a stealth game here, but it’s not a great one. It’s a genre that’s admittedly lacking in titles, so if you’ve played Hitman, and need something to occupy you until Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is released, then you might be able to stomach Alekhine’s Gun. For everyone else though, it’s one to avoid.… Expand
Mar 2, 2016Alekhine's Gun is being marketed as in the spirit of the Hitman franchise, it isn't anywhere close to it. Within seconds of starting theAlekhine's Gun is being marketed as in the spirit of the Hitman franchise, it isn't anywhere close to it. Within seconds of starting the first level you will quickly discover that you have been deceived. The AI for the guards is either hyper sensitive or completely unaware of your presence. The missions are boring and unoriginal as you move from one hit to the other hoping for something interesting to do but are always disappointed. It should also be said that the graphics appear to be last generation at best. My advice is to avoid this game at all cost and wait until it is available as either a Xbox Games with Gold or PlayStation Plus offering.… Expand
Dec 27, 2019It's a horrible game and one that I couldn't possibly recommend to anyone.
The graphics are horrible even if the game had come out 10 yearsIt's a horrible game and one that I couldn't possibly recommend to anyone.
The graphics are horrible even if the game had come out 10 years ago, the objects often times have severe texture problems that causes water to hitch at times, in other cases the aliasing is severe enough that it actually makes my eyes hurt when looking at the leafs and trees in the game.
The animations are extremely clunky and rigid, the voice acting is decent but terrible when the narrative tries to transmit a powerful emotional moment.
The writing is awful for the most part and it's a godsend that you can skip the cutscenes by mashing the circle button.
The actual a.i. perhaps the most important part of any stealth game, is sadly erratic in its behavior and at times plain braindead, in some cases I even shot at targets right in front of guards who didn't even check for bodies.
Even the game has technical problems, I thankfully didn't experience any crashes in the ps4 version of the game but the same can't be said for the pc version of the game, the ps4 version however does have some horrible framerate drops that are quite noticeable and prolongued, whilst also appearing when you least expect it, at times entering into a room causes the framerate to drop down to the low 20's, in other cases the outdoor areas in the game cause it to drop even below that.
The issue is that I enjoy the game personally, it is so awful, and so ridiculously absurd in some situations that I can't help but to enjoy it.
The game attempts to be just like Hitman Blood Money, you can even see the developers added subtle details as to how the a.i. behaves and acts that work exactly like Blood Money only if Blood Money had buggy a.i.
But generally I thought the game was so horrible that it was fun, if it was up to me I would recommend it in that way, but other people might not enjoy a game for being as horrible as this is.
You can unlock weapons between levels, and after the completion of the game you can revisit several different levels with your unlocked items and upgrades, although the missions sometimes limit the items that you can choose, I wouldn't be able to tell you why.
As for the rest of the game, the missions, locations, etc...
There isn't that much to say, the game tries to be an interesting drama with romantic aspirations near the end, but it just pails and ends up becoming a mess of different missions set in similar locations with similar objectives.
The game never got repetitive for me though, perhaps because everything that happened seemed so unexpected and silly, every mission was like a pandora's box waiting to be opened.
At one point in a mission there were two guards watching a door where the target I needed to take down was going in and out from, I thought:
I'll dristact the guards by luring them with my whistle to another room and then take advantage of that moment to follow my target through the door and then take him out.
But the guards didn't reacted to by distractions, instead some random guard at the other side of the level did.
That got me frustrated and desperate, so every plan I had went out the window, Because what's the point of elaborating a fun, and intelligent plan if the game can't keep up with it?
Eventually I returned to the location only to find out one of the guards had left and there was only one more guard with his back turned to me, I noticed this while the target walked right in front of him.
I ended up shooting at my target and the guard didn't reacted in the least, he just stared at a wall as if nothing had happened, it was hilarious, but then as soon as I shot the guard, the floor started shooting at me, because it turns out the other guard I had thought it had left, didn't leave, but instead fell through the freaking floor.
At this point I was laughing my ass off, but as an added punchline the game threw another npc's at me that seemingly came from nowhere, it was a woman wearing an american flag bikini shooting at me with a revolver.
And that whole situation became and incredible and joyous moment for me.
But this is really a situation that describes exactly why I enjoyed this game and why I don't recommend it...… Expand
Oct 5, 2019This is the most worst game in the entire universe. Slow loading, very stupid, waste of money. I took this back the second it started. Don'tThis is the most worst game in the entire universe. Slow loading, very stupid, waste of money. I took this back the second it started. Don't ever play this game or you might die from boredom… Expand
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