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"Alpha Protocol is an excellent hybrid between a straightforward third person shooter, a tactical game like the Tom Clancy series, and a plot-driven epic like Mass Effect; it is unlike anything else on the market." - RPGamer
"the story strands that bind it all together are excitingly unique to each other." - PCGamer UK
In the world of espionage, nothing is as it seems in this blockbuster RPG thriller, Alpha Protocol™. Players will assume the role of Michael Thorton, a highly skilled – yet inexperienced - government operative trained to eliminate threats to national security. When a mission goes horribly wrong, Thorton is the only one with the information, skills, and audacity to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so, he will utilize the very government directive that the enemy sought to use to against him - Alpha Protocol.
Set in modern day, Alpha Protocol gives players complete control not only of Thorton’s actions but his personality and attitude as well, all of which will determine the future of the world as we know it. Blending fast-paced modern combat, significant character advancement and innovative RPG features, Alpha Protocol brings a fresh new perspective to the genre.
With a story rivaling the best spy-thriller novels and an immersive, ultra-realistic espionage world, Alpha Protocol will redefine the RPG genre for the next-gen gamer. The title is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment – creators of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II The Sith Lords™ and Neverwinter Nights 2™.
Redefined RPG – Classless system gives players the ability to mold Thorton into the secret agent they want him to become with lethal close combat techniques, marksman skills proficiency with gadgets and much more.
The International Spy – Players will travel around the world to international safe house locations to obtain information and mission objectives and conduct meetings with a growing list of contacts.
Dialogue Stance System – With an innovative real-time dialogue system, characters will remember conversations and the relationships with allies; enemies will be determined by their attitude and the dialogue response chosen by the player.
good game for its timedamienjameswebb | March 2, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
Alpha Protocol was an odd game to play. it was a spy action/thriller type of game... with a hint of RPG thrown in for good measure. i didn't really know how to play this game at first... was it an RPG? an action shooter? It was kind of an awkward play. Either way, the gameplay was smooth and the graphics were nice for a game from its time. i never ended up finishing it, however, as it felt sluggish at times for me story wise and i couldn't really get into it.
it can run very well on laptops as long as you comp the graphics a little, but it will still look good and play smooth. and the broadness of your character customization and re-play ability with different methods is really what makes this game a strong one.
A brilliant title that needs more lovetaigatsu | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
To this day, Alpha Protocol manages to remain a massively underrated title. A fantastic piece of spy fiction, it's greatest strength lies in its verisimilitude and the depth of its reactivity. The sheer scope of conversation and the variety of character builds to try out means that you can play the game several times over and see find things that surprise you.
The world of espionage and intrigue is a breath of fresh air for an RPG, while the characters are varied and believable, and all respond realistically the wide variety of conversational approaches you can take with them. Not enough can be said about the dialogue in this game - each conversation can be played out in several different approaches, and how you treat each person effects how they respond to you and how they will interact with you in the future. One of the sharpest things said to describe the game is that while the beginning and the end remain the same, what happens in between can vary wildly.
Game play does suffer from a few weak points. It plays like a third person action shooter, but without the polish and precision that kind of game requires. Certain mechanics are bugged, broken or unbalanced. Combat can be either laborious at times, or rendered ridiculously simple by exploiting certain skills. It was designed with consoles in mind, so a gamepad is almost required - activities like hacking or locking picking are almost impossible without one.
Don't overlook this one; it's an absolute gem. If you're willing to overlook some rough edges, you'll find one of the most unique and compelling RPGs of the last decade.
Mediocrechataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This one is a pretty good RPG game. I wouldn't say it's top notch or anything. Deus Ex: Human Revolution would be better than this one in my opinion. The stealth is good as well for what it's worth.
I didn't really the story that much. I really just kept playing because of the RPG elements that were offered. It's one of those games where I finish just because I don't want to waste anymore time on it. It's just me though. I guess I'm not a fan of RPG mixed with stealth.
Amazing spy rpgbradysam | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all bradysam's reviews »
The game itself is looking a little dated now and some of the AI is a bit off. But the story itself is incredible and the amount of choice you have is amazing. You can develop a reputation with each character that you meet in game, and depending on your reputation you'll get different benefits. Each of the missions can be played through in multiple ways, each affecting the story and how the other characters in the game see you and treat you. It initially got poor reviews when it was released due to the general bugginess of the game. But it's easy to overlook once you start playing it. If you liked any of the previous Bioware games then it's easy to recommend. Similarly, if you have any interest in spy games (of which there aren't that many!) then it's quite easy to recommend as well!
Espionage RPGMscigniew | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
There is something very positive in this game,Alpha Protocol was kinda surprise for me,I bought it on sale not really knowing what to expect and boy I dont regret a penny I spend on it.In this game you gonna play as a spy working for organization called Alpha Protocol,you gonna encounter a series of missions around the globe,meet very interesting characters,which may become either your allies or enemies(make no mistake,here you decisions matter).Story is very good,overflowing with surprising twists,and slightly changing depending on your decisions.Graphics look nice,gameplay seems a bit stiff,but it aint bad.Every mission you can complete either by stealth or simply Rambo style.I had a lot of fun with it and recommend it.