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  • Summary: Alpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing game set in the modern world. Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending internationalAlpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing game set in the modern world. Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so means he must cut himself off from the very people he is sworn to protect. As players determine how to accomplish different objectives, the decisions made and actions taken in each mission will ultimately transform the type of secret agent Michael Thorton will become. Every choice the player makes as Michael Thorton will carry consequences for his future and the fate of the world. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 68
  2. Negative: 9 out of 68
  1. The game makes you feel like a real spy, complete with all the research-based legwork. In those respects, there are few games like it. Whether or not you like Alpha Protocol is probably going to depend on your proclivity for spy lore itself. But if you've ever wanted to be a secret agent, you could do a hell of a lot worse.
  2. Alpha Protocol succeeds at being on of the first spy-gaming RPG ever. It's not easy to love because of its poor graphics and clumsy control scheme, but as awkward as some elements feel, it's hard to not get engaged with it in just a few hours.
  3. Many good ideas like the free approach to each mission and the character design and a valid storyline are not enough for this RPG. Alpha Protocol was a troublesome project from the start and that has inevitably affected the outcome.
  4. Alpha Protocol could have been a really good game, easily on par with Mass Effect, but it fails in almost every way.
  5. Alpha Protocol does many things right and succeeds where it count for an RPG but falls short elsewhere.
  6. There are some really good things about this game. Unfortunately they are marred by other aspects of the game which are a technical mess.
  7. Flawed in its conception, impoverished in its design, and thoroughly inept in its execution, Alpha Protocol is an unmitigated disaster

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
  1. Sep 25, 2011
    10
    Loved this game. I think most criticisms are from people who tried to play this game as a shooter. The dialogue system is the best part of theLoved this game. I think most criticisms are from people who tried to play this game as a shooter. The dialogue system is the best part of the game and I loved the C&C. I wish there would make another game but it appears highly unlikely given the reception this one got. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2011
    10
    Don't misjudge this game. I must admit at first when I played it I ruled it out and just thought it was a piece of crap. Then I started toDon't misjudge this game. I must admit at first when I played it I ruled it out and just thought it was a piece of crap. Then I started to play more and more and the story was interesting because it was my story. I've finished this game about 5 times but have had nearly 8 characters attempt the game. There are so many different options/choices/decisions to makes throughout the game. Lots of great RPG elements woven into the gameplay and leveling system. Also the dialogue. Only problem is it only gives you a short amount of time to make a decision in dialogue, which doesn't give me enough time to think about possible outcomes of my decision to my character and his relationships.

    I really wish for a sequel of this game, as it's rpg elements are unseen in pretty much every game. Hoping Mass Effect 3 might take influence from this.
    Although I have bad news, SEGA announced a while ago their not making an 'Alpha Protocol 2' as it did not sell very well.
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  3. Apr 16, 2020
    9
    Fun mass effect style game. Gameplay was fun and engaging but annoying at times.
  4. Oct 15, 2020
    8
    Lovable but Glitchy game . Alpha Protocol has the best dialogue system I have seen And the feeling of being a spy Amazing . But it is also theLovable but Glitchy game . Alpha Protocol has the best dialogue system I have seen And the feeling of being a spy Amazing . But it is also the most lovable bad game around . I have now played it for a 4 time and I still love it . So give it a try and see if it becomes your new you call favourite game Expand
  5. Dec 19, 2010
    7
    Alpha Protocol is kind of a hard game to review on one hand it's got great rpg elements, and the choices you make really effect the way theAlpha Protocol is kind of a hard game to review on one hand it's got great rpg elements, and the choices you make really effect the way the game plays out, on the other hand it's clumsy shooting mechanics, and some really bad flaws cripple the experience, graphically it's looks like a game made back in 2006, and the voice acting is hit or miss, the controls are great, as far as conversations plat out you choose one of three stances suave, professional, or aggressive, which doesn't work out that well considering the way to get most people to like you all you have to do is use the professional stance, the story is interesting and has some cool characters, i personally enjoyed this game, all in all if you are a big rpg fan and you can overlook a few flaws you'll find a good game, others may want to avoid. Expand
  6. May 6, 2011
    6
    This game was ok. Wouldnt advise anyone to rush out and buy it though. Graphics where good, storyline was fine and gameplay good. The oneThis game was ok. Wouldnt advise anyone to rush out and buy it though. Graphics where good, storyline was fine and gameplay good. The one thing that really got on my **** was the pissing around with the security hacking systems, they could have made it a lot easier. Not up there with the best of rpgs, not memorable. Mediocre gamde overall. Expand
  7. Apr 16, 2017
    2
    Certainement la déception de l'année 2010 ! si la musique et l'interface sont remarquables, tout le reste est consternant... Farci de bugs,Certainement la déception de l'année 2010 ! si la musique et l'interface sont remarquables, tout le reste est consternant... Farci de bugs, affublé d'animations ridicules, voix en anglais uniquement (au sous-titrage VF très mal géré), level design très médiocre, IA débile, scénario abscons, maniabilité moyenne, plutôt moche et en plus il rame énormément !... Alpha Protocol cumule décidément les tares. Ennui et lassitude s'installent rapidement : un terrible faux pas pour Obsidian que l'on espère le dernier tant ce studio a prouvé son talent jadis. Expand

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