Review by stone100

"Another Great First Person Shooter Game Plus Some Zombie Like Alien Cretures"

Gameplay:
Area 51 is a FPS (first person shoot) in which you take on the role as Ethan Cole. This game is very fun to play in the Campaign mode and in Multiplayer mode. In Multiplayer mode you can go online and play with up to 16 people at a time. This is one of the most fun things that you can do in this game. When you are playing online you can view your stats. Your stats keep a record of how many games that you play, how many times you died, how many time you killed someone, how long you have played online, and a lot more.

This game is not too hard to play. There are different difficulty levels that you can choose from at the beginning of the game. There is Easy, Normal, and Hard. If you find that one is too hard and you can't get past a certain spot you can lower the difficulty at any time in the game. Also the controls to this game are not very hard at all. If you have ever played a first person shooter before, the controls should not be too hard to get use to.

Graphics:
The graphics in Area 51 are pretty good. The cut-scenes look a lot more realistic then when you are playing the actual game. A lot of the blood affects look great too. The aliens and the guns have a lot of details in them. Other then that there is not really much to say about the graphics in this game.

Story:
Area 51 has a pretty good story to it. You are Ethan Cole, a mission specialist on Hazmat Bravo. A strange virus is going around and is mutating everyone who catches it into crazy monsters. It is your job to descend into the complex of Area 51 with your team and get the situation under control. Plus there is some zombie like alien creatures in this game. You can see them eating dead bodies on the ground. (I like zombies)

Sound:
This game is great when it comes to audio. The every gunshot and explosion sounds realistic. And they actually got some good voice actors for the characters in this game. The creatures in this game sound good and creepy. And when you walk over something like water or blood you can here it splashing under your feet.

Final Recommendation:
I would recommend buying this game if you like such games as Halo, Halo 2, and Doom 3. If you have not played any of those and you like FPS then you will probably like this game. If you are still not sure about this game after reading this review then you can always rent it at a store and see what it is like. If you have Xbox Live then this game will be worth it definitely.

Final Score: 10/10

Pros
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-Great Multiplayer that lets you play with up to 16 people at a time
-The sound in this game is amazing
-It has zombie aliens in it (who doesn't love zombies?)

Cons
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-The story is a little weak at some parts


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 06/20/05


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