Area 51 single-player

Area 51 single-player


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

Version:
1
File Size:
728.46MB
Date Added:
June 01, 2005
Price:
Free to try; $29.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
87,690
Downloads Last Week:
3
Additional Requirements:
1.4GHz CPU, Windows 2000/XP, 3GB disk space

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
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    3.1

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 5
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