Alias

MPN: 40232
Product Details
Description
Alias is a third-person action adventure containing a unique blend of action and stealth that puts you under fire and under pressure. Whether you're up against the clock or being hunted by the enemy, fighting against the odds or fleeing for your life, the action is relentless. Utilize your incredible spyware and array of disguises to complete the most dangerous covert missions across the globe. Experience all the heart-stopping action and tension of the award winning TV series.
Quick Glance
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Expert Reviews
Alias
4 Star Review  GameZone - Apr 19, 2004

This might very well be the best year for the spy/mission genre. Splinter Cell's sequel is already in stores. Metal Gear Solid 3 is due out in the fall, along with EA's sequel to Golden Eye 007. Spy Fiction looks like it'll hold its own against these big competitors with its unique character control concept. This April, another made its way into stores: Alias. Calling it a "bigger-budget" game wouldn't quite cut it. It's obvious that Konami spends a lot of time and money creating voice-overs that are worth listening to. Acclaim did the same for Alias by hiring the show's entire cast.

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Alias
2 Star Review  GameSpy - Apr 23, 2004

In the vast, over-stuffed trash compactor that is licensed games, Alias is squished between that soggy, ketchup-stained Charlie's Angels hack-job and EA's crumpled Harry Potter offerings. It's passable, to be sure, but it still belongs in the garbage -- gelatinize ooze and all.

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Alias
3.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Apr 6, 2004

ABC's Alias, much like Fox's 24, is the type of show that's not easy to jump into halfway through the season. Heck, it's not even easy jumping in at the start of a season, because there's so much back story from previous years, new viewers are forced to try and catch up quickly. Despite the fact that Alias has seen only moderate ratings success , Acclaim decided to snatch up the license and make a go for it on Xbox and PS2. Television properties haven't had the best luck coming to game consoles , but have occasionally shined . Acclaim's Alias lands somewhere in the middle, a decent game that should please fans of the show, but isn't likely to inspire dreams of a long-running video game franchise.

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Alias
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Alias receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.55 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,995 game of all time and #607 Xbox game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 65 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Alias
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 7, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Alias and the rating is 63 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
OK game
2 Star Review   By member follandboy - Nov 29, 2005   

Strengths: Overall quality to this title

Weakness: Nothing new

Let me start off by saying I never watched the show Alias, nor do I know nothing about the charecters. Because of this, the story was too exciting for me. The gameplay was alright, but it is nothing that we have not seen and done in countless other titles. I recommend this game only to fans of the show since it has the original cast for the cutscenes and such.

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3 Star Review   By member shipwreck1 - Sep 17, 2005   

Strengths: Voice work by the original actors, good mix of stealth and hand to hand combat

Weakness: Somewhat unresponsive controls

Alias is decent stealth and action game based upon the television show of the same name. In this game, you will sneak and fight your way through various levels of espionage. All the standard stealth moves are here. You can flatten yourself against walls, hang from ledges, and perform instant kills when you sneak behind your enemies. Sometimes it is difficult to get your character to perform these moves, though, as the controls are a little touchy. The enemy artificial intelligence is decent enough, but the game never gets too difficult. In most cases, if you are spotted, you will still be able to just beat up the guards and continue on your mission. The fighting is based upon a two-button combo system that offers a good amount of variety, but is extremely easy to pick up. There are a lot of different weapons that you can pick up along the way and the animations when fighting are smooth and interesting. The only problem with the fighting system is that there is sometimes collision detection issues, so you'll often be confused as to why you aren't doing any damage. The response time also seems a little slow when fighting. Overall though, it's a good fighting system that allows you to perform combos, counter enemy attacks, and even disarm enemies. There are also plenty of gadgets to help you along and most of these turn into a small mini-game when used. It's a pretty nice touch to keep the game interesting. The graphics are decent, but not overall detailed. I really enjoyed the levels where you had to use thermal vision due to the darkness. This looks very nice and mixed up the graphical look of the game. You also have a night-vision type of mode that allows you to see where all the enemies are. Both of these definitely come in handy during the stealth portions. The voice acting is excellent as it is done by all the actors from the show. The storyline is also written by the writers of the show, so it feels like an actual episode. Fans will be pleased to see all the main characters along with other favorites. Overall, this isn't a top tier game, but fans of the show should check it out. It's a pretty good game for being based off a television show, but it could've used a little more polish before being released. It's enjoyable to play though and can be beaten in a couple of days.

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3 Star Review   By member StashEX - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: Look nice and has an interesting storyline

Weakness: Slow animation, standard game design

Acclaim's Alias contains an original storyline and places the shows title character in a collection of enjoyable, but average levels. It doesn't help that Sydney and her adversaries animated really slowly, making precision in the controls a no-no. It can be a fun game though, and I never even watched the tv series. Alias is fun, largely because it shows potential, but it's never fully realized.

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3 Star Review   By member Alive741 - Jun 28, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics are decent

Weakness: Controls

This is a decent game. The graphics and camera angles aren't the best. They aren't done really well...we'll put it that way. But the graphics and storyline are awesome. This is actually a must have for any Alias fan.

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3 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - Jun 23, 2005   

Strengths: Cast and crew from the tv series involved, action and adventure straight from the hit tv show

Weakness: Lackluster control, generic graphics and level design

You play as Central Intelligence Agency spy Sydney Bristow, and you get voice work from Jennifer Garner herself, a story from the tv script writers, music from the show, etc. The considerable involvement of personnel from the tv series in this game's production might suggest that we could expect more than just another licensed game here. Unfortunately, what we get in the final analysis is a decidedly mixed bag of a third person spy adventure. Garner's character model looks good, but some other regular cast members aren't so fortunate. All of the characters animate stiffly and unnaturally, and the generic bad guys and environments could use considerably more detail and polish. The controls are somewhat slow and unresponsive as well. Still if you're an avid fan of the series and aren't too discriminating in your gaming, Sydney can keep you busy for 6-8 hours in this videogame adventure.

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2 Star Review   By member jrhee9595 - Jun 21, 2005   

Strengths: Great voice-over work and great typical xbox graphics.

Weakness: linear game with horrible AI

I suppose the only people that this game would appeal to are those that watch the show. i dont so...you understand my disappointment. This third-person action game is very primitive, but has great graphics. watch the show? buy it on sale. dont watch the show? dont need the game.

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4 Star Review   By member silentassassin47 - Jun 7, 2005   

Strengths: The videogame captures the tone/feel of the show. All the Alias cast members lend their voices to the game. The entire game feels like you are watching a episode of Alias.

Weakness: Gameplay is pretty mediocre. Combat is more button smashing than strategy. No radar of any sort for stealth aspect of the game. No extra/bonus materals after completing the game.

Alias is probably the most unique and entertaining show on television. It combines James Bond, Mission Impossible, Buffy, and La Femme Nikita all in one show. So it's pretty obvious then that Alias would make an excellent game. This game takes place near the end of season 2, in between episode 21 and 22. This game does an terrific job in immersing you into the feel of the show. All the cast members lent their voices for the game. The storyline are written by the Alias writers themselve; so it really feels like you're watching an episode of Alias. However, this game fails in gameplay. The stealth aspect of the game is just average. It's certainingly not up there with Medal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell. The combat feels clunky and messy. Most of the time, you are just kicking and punching air. It would have been nice to have a targeting system of some sort. But I did like the countering mechanics of the game. This game would probably been significantly better if the developers had more time to polish up on the combat and stealth aspect of the game. In the end, if you are a huge Alias fan, I recommend you go and pick up this game. Although the gameplay is not so great, it does an excellent job of deliverling the feel of Alias. And one more thing if you haven't seen Alias before, go and rent season 1-4 on dvd now.

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2 Star Review   By member fever - Apr 10, 2005   

Strengths: Good voice acting and story. Faithful representation of Sydney Bristow and the characters in the TV show. The split-screen effects when sneaking

Weakness: Terrible controls, too simple and slow. Most of the enemies are very dumb, and using stealth is often not needed.

Since this is based upon the TV show it is easy to get into the scenarios set-up in the game, for fans of the show. One of the main features is stealth, which is interesting and fun at first but since the enemy AI is so simple it is often not needed. I would like to have more control over the character and most of the motions are average. All the cool technology and items to collect is fun and the graphics in the game seem adequate.

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3 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Dec 19, 2004   

Strengths: Top-notch voice acting, good graphics and sounds, decent character animation, OK story

Weakness: Not quite Splinter Cell, controls have some issues, moving is a bit troublesome

Alias is a stealth action title, in the vein of Splinter Cell. The voice acting is one of the best out there, as the actual actors from the series do the voice acting for the characters in the game. The graphics and sounds are pretty good, with the character models being pretty believeable for their real-life counterparts. The story is decent enough, with enough to keep interest through the game. The controls sometimes are a bit difficult to respond, which makes the movement a bit troublesome and difficult to get into some of the more difficult areas. It's not Splinter Cell in some ways, since there's much more fighthing than in Splinter Cell, though it keeps to the vein of the show. For fans of the show, it's worth a look. For action/stealth fans, it might be worth a look.

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3 Star Review   By member wpbgwm - Jul 13, 2004   

Strengths: Graphics & voice acting

Weakness: Linear Gameplay and Control issues

This one isn't a stellar title, but it's not a total dog either. The graphics are sensational- and the story is well told. All the actors from the series are involved so their likenesses and voices are dead on. First complaint is that what are supposed to be stealth levels can be completed by merely fighting your way through them- which brings me to my next complaint. The characters movements are dead slow- so fighting is a laborious chore at best. If you're a fan of the show or not- it's worth a look.

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Product Details
Description
Alias is a third-person action adventure containing a unique blend of action and stealth that puts you under fire and under pressure. Whether you're up against the clock or being hunted by the enemy, fighting against the odds or fleeing for your life, the action is relentless. Utilize your incredible spyware and array of disguises to complete the most dangerous covert missions across the globe. Experience all the heart-stopping action and tension of the award winning TV series.
Quick Glance
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Summary
Product Title Alias
Manufacturer Acclaim
Power Score 3.2 | 15 Reviews
Game Information
Release Date: 2003-12-3
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Expert Reviews
Alias
4 Star Review  GameZone - Apr 19, 2004

This might very well be the best year for the spy/mission genre. Splinter Cell's sequel is already in stores. Metal Gear Solid 3 is due out in the fall, along with EA's sequel to Golden Eye 007. Spy Fiction looks like it'll hold its own against these big competitors with its unique character control concept. This April, another made its way into stores: Alias. Calling it a "bigger-budget" game wouldn't quite cut it. It's obvious that Konami spends a lot of time and money creating voice-overs that are worth listening to. Acclaim did the same for Alias by hiring the show's entire cast.

Read the full review »

Alias
2 Star Review  GameSpy - Apr 23, 2004

In the vast, over-stuffed trash compactor that is licensed games, Alias is squished between that soggy, ketchup-stained Charlie's Angels hack-job and EA's crumpled Harry Potter offerings. It's passable, to be sure, but it still belongs in the garbage -- gelatinize ooze and all.

Read the full review »

Alias
3.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Apr 6, 2004

ABC's Alias, much like Fox's 24, is the type of show that's not easy to jump into halfway through the season. Heck, it's not even easy jumping in at the start of a season, because there's so much back story from previous years, new viewers are forced to try and catch up quickly. Despite the fact that Alias has seen only moderate ratings success , Acclaim decided to snatch up the license and make a go for it on Xbox and PS2. Television properties haven't had the best luck coming to game consoles , but have occasionally shined . Acclaim's Alias lands somewhere in the middle, a decent game that should please fans of the show, but isn't likely to inspire dreams of a long-running video game franchise.

Read the full review »

Alias
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Alias receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.55 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,995 game of all time and #607 Xbox game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 65 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Alias
3 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 7, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Alias and the rating is 63 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
OK game
2 Star Review   By member follandboy - Nov 29, 2005   

Strengths: Overall quality to this title

Weakness: Nothing new

Let me start off by saying I never watched the show Alias, nor do I know nothing about the charecters. Because of this, the story was too exciting for me. The gameplay was alright, but it is nothing that we have not seen and done in countless other titles. I recommend this game only to fans of the show since it has the original cast for the cutscenes and such.

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Alias
3 Star Review   By member shipwreck1 - Sep 17, 2005   

Strengths: Voice work by the original actors, good mix of stealth and hand to hand combat

Weakness: Somewhat unresponsive controls

Alias is decent stealth and action game based upon the television show of the same name. In this game, you will sneak and fight your way through various levels of espionage. All the standard stealth moves are here. You can flatten yourself against walls, hang from ledges, and perform instant kills when you sneak behind your enemies. Sometimes it is difficult to get your character to perform these moves, though, as the controls are a little touchy. The enemy artificial intelligence is decent enough, but the game never gets too difficult. In most cases, if you are spotted, you will still be able to just beat up the guards and continue on your mission. The fighting is based upon a two-button combo system that offers a good amount of variety, but is extremely easy to pick up. There are a lot of different weapons that you can pick up along the way and the animations when fighting are smooth and interesting. The only problem with the fighting system is that there is sometimes collision detection issues, so you'll often be confused as to why you aren't doing any damage. The response time also seems a little slow when fighting. Overall though, it's a good fighting system that allows you to perform combos, counter enemy attacks, and even disarm enemies. There are also plenty of gadgets to help you along and most of these turn into a small mini-game when used. It's a pretty nice touch to keep the game interesting. The graphics are decent, but not overall detailed. I really enjoyed the levels where you had to use thermal vision due to the darkness. This looks very nice and mixed up the graphical look of the game. You also have a night-vision type of mode that allows you to see where all the enemies are. Both of these definitely come in handy during the stealth portions. The voice acting is excellent as it is done by all the actors from the show. The storyline is also written by the writers of the show, so it feels like an actual episode. Fans will be pleased to see all the main characters along with other favorites. Overall, this isn't a top tier game, but fans of the show should check it out. It's a pretty good game for being based off a television show, but it could've used a little more polish before being released. It's enjoyable to play though and can be beaten in a couple of days.

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3 Star Review   By member StashEX - Aug 31, 2005   

Strengths: Look nice and has an interesting storyline

Weakness: Slow animation, standard game design

Acclaim's Alias contains an original storyline and places the shows title character in a collection of enjoyable, but average levels. It doesn't help that Sydney and her adversaries animated really slowly, making precision in the controls a no-no. It can be a fun game though, and I never even watched the tv series. Alias is fun, largely because it shows potential, but it's never fully realized.

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3 Star Review   By member Alive741 - Jun 28, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics are decent

Weakness: Controls

This is a decent game. The graphics and camera angles aren't the best. They aren't done really well...we'll put it that way. But the graphics and storyline are awesome. This is actually a must have for any Alias fan.

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3 Star Review   By member MaxBiaggi2 - Jun 23, 2005   

Strengths: Cast and crew from the tv series involved, action and adventure straight from the hit tv show

Weakness: Lackluster control, generic graphics and level design

You play as Central Intelligence Agency spy Sydney Bristow, and you get voice work from Jennifer Garner herself, a story from the tv script writers, music from the show, etc. The considerable involvement of personnel from the tv series in this game's production might suggest that we could expect more than just another licensed game here. Unfortunately, what we get in the final analysis is a decidedly mixed bag of a third person spy adventure. Garner's character model looks good, but some other regular cast members aren't so fortunate. All of the characters animate stiffly and unnaturally, and the generic bad guys and environments could use considerably more detail and polish. The controls are somewhat slow and unresponsive as well. Still if you're an avid fan of the series and aren't too discriminating in your gaming, Sydney can keep you busy for 6-8 hours in this videogame adventure.

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2 Star Review   By member jrhee9595 - Jun 21, 2005   

Strengths: Great voice-over work and great typical xbox graphics.

Weakness: linear game with horrible AI

I suppose the only people that this game would appeal to are those that watch the show. i dont so...you understand my disappointment. This third-person action game is very primitive, but has great graphics. watch the show? buy it on sale. dont watch the show? dont need the game.

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4 Star Review   By member silentassassin47 - Jun 7, 2005   

Strengths: The videogame captures the tone/feel of the show. All the Alias cast members lend their voices to the game. The entire game feels like you are watching a episode of Alias.

Weakness: Gameplay is pretty mediocre. Combat is more button smashing than strategy. No radar of any sort for stealth aspect of the game. No extra/bonus materals after completing the game.

Alias is probably the most unique and entertaining show on television. It combines James Bond, Mission Impossible, Buffy, and La Femme Nikita all in one show. So it's pretty obvious then that Alias would make an excellent game. This game takes place near the end of season 2, in between episode 21 and 22. This game does an terrific job in immersing you into the feel of the show. All the cast members lent their voices for the game. The storyline are written by the Alias writers themselve; so it really feels like you're watching an episode of Alias. However, this game fails in gameplay. The stealth aspect of the game is just average. It's certainingly not up there with Medal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell. The combat feels clunky and messy. Most of the time, you are just kicking and punching air. It would have been nice to have a targeting system of some sort. But I did like the countering mechanics of the game. This game would probably been significantly better if the developers had more time to polish up on the combat and stealth aspect of the game. In the end, if you are a huge Alias fan, I recommend you go and pick up this game. Although the gameplay is not so great, it does an excellent job of deliverling the feel of Alias. And one more thing if you haven't seen Alias before, go and rent season 1-4 on dvd now.

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2 Star Review   By member fever - Apr 10, 2005   

Strengths: Good voice acting and story. Faithful representation of Sydney Bristow and the characters in the TV show. The split-screen effects when sneaking

Weakness: Terrible controls, too simple and slow. Most of the enemies are very dumb, and using stealth is often not needed.

Since this is based upon the TV show it is easy to get into the scenarios set-up in the game, for fans of the show. One of the main features is stealth, which is interesting and fun at first but since the enemy AI is so simple it is often not needed. I would like to have more control over the character and most of the motions are average. All the cool technology and items to collect is fun and the graphics in the game seem adequate.

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3 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Dec 19, 2004   

Strengths: Top-notch voice acting, good graphics and sounds, decent character animation, OK story

Weakness: Not quite Splinter Cell, controls have some issues, moving is a bit troublesome

Alias is a stealth action title, in the vein of Splinter Cell. The voice acting is one of the best out there, as the actual actors from the series do the voice acting for the characters in the game. The graphics and sounds are pretty good, with the character models being pretty believeable for their real-life counterparts. The story is decent enough, with enough to keep interest through the game. The controls sometimes are a bit difficult to respond, which makes the movement a bit troublesome and difficult to get into some of the more difficult areas. It's not Splinter Cell in some ways, since there's much more fighthing than in Splinter Cell, though it keeps to the vein of the show. For fans of the show, it's worth a look. For action/stealth fans, it might be worth a look.

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3 Star Review   By member wpbgwm - Jul 13, 2004   

Strengths: Graphics & voice acting

Weakness: Linear Gameplay and Control issues

This one isn't a stellar title, but it's not a total dog either. The graphics are sensational- and the story is well told. All the actors from the series are involved so their likenesses and voices are dead on. First complaint is that what are supposed to be stealth levels can be completed by merely fighting your way through them- which brings me to my next complaint. The characters movements are dead slow- so fighting is a laborious chore at best. If you're a fan of the show or not- it's worth a look.

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