Area 51 single-player

Area 51 single-player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    87,808
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 01, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    728.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The original Area 51 was an arcade hit in the '90s in which two players fired optical guns at prerendered screens, advancing to a showdown with the alien mothership. Midway's first-person adaptation extends the premise of the original with an involved story, impressive graphics, and voices from Hollywood players such as David Duchovny. Like many FPS demos, this single-player version is too short and too easy, but it hints at the full game's strong potential.

You can skip the lengthy introduction, but it's entertaining. Quality acting from Duchovny and Powers Boothe adds considerably to the atmosphere. The included mission has four checkpoints that automatically save your progress. In the last stage, you'll get one clue about the conspiracies unraveling at Area 51, but the end comes far too soon. Starting in the middle of the story makes it hard to pick up the plot. Enemies are cloaked and disintegrate soon after death, so it's difficult to see exactly what you're fighting. As easy as the demo is, the enemy works together and shows some promising AI. Graphics are excellent, though camera angles sometimes obscure incoming fire. If you have the bandwidth and an itchy mouse finger, Area 51 is worth a shot.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"great game"

June 20, 2011  |  By alvinmccrorey

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

Great grafices

Cons

File too large

Summary

This is a great game but complicated for key board operation. Needs aux. controlers for eaiser user use

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1 stars

"Didn't work on my Win Vista box."

February 20, 2010  |  By skaizun

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

It didn't work on my Win Vista box, so there are no "pros".

Cons

Took forever to download; seemed to install; wouldn't run on my Win Vista box.

Summary

My laundromat has the "Area 51" video arcade machine, but I don't believe in wasting money with such, so I really wanted this to work. Unfortunately, it didn't, so I can't recommend it, at least not for Win Vista, which is all I have.

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1 stars

"area 51 is qas a zero for me."

January 01, 2008  |  By ora1373

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

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5 stars

"great!!!!!!!!!"

July 19, 2007  |  By mrsnipe06

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

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4 stars

"Very Good Graphics And Weapons"

June 25, 2005  |  By Operator

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

This demo is one that I play over and over because it kept me coming back for more until I beat it! And now I just play to try new ways and different methods and discover more. Try using the wrist scanner on the open floor panels in the com station room floor.

Cons

I had no problems, downloading or playing this game on XP w/Celeron 2.8, Nvidia5200Fx, and 1Gig of ram

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2 stars

"I just can't download it!!!!! if I got like 500 mb it suddenly stop the download"

June 09, 2005  |  By II Leon II

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

download

Cons

dfdfd

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5 stars

"Halo 2 Feel like ... super"

June 08, 2005  |  By urbantank

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

I like the AI in this demo .. it felt alot like Halo 2 and I liked that. The story line was alos a big plus for this game

Cons

None seen yet ...

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4 stars

"this is a very good game"

June 08, 2005  |  By nabrusty

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

i thought this game was very good,i think ill be buying the game

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2 stars

"can't even get out of the first room played for 2 hours trying to get out"

June 07, 2005  |  By halo nut777

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

it probley would be ok if I could get out

Cons

you should know by now

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1 stars

"Downloaded - nothing but black screen - is there something I don't know?"

June 05, 2005  |  By liddlev

 |  Version: Area 51 single-player 1

Pros

I wish I could give pros

Cons

Can't play it!!!!!!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Midway
Publisher web site http://www.midway.com
Release Date June 01, 2005
Date Added June 01, 2005
Version 1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory First-Person Shooters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements 1.4GHz CPU, Windows 2000/XP, 3GB disk space
Download Information
File Size 728.46MB
File Name Area51_Demo.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 87,808
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29.99
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