Area 51

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Area 51 is one of those rare gems that don’t get much in the way of promotion. Although it uses basic 1st person shooter formulas it executes with such precision that it doesn’t need flashy gizmos akin to those in Project Snowblind to stand out and provide good gameplay. It instead pushes players forward with its intense plot and event scripting. There’s never a dull moment and the voice acting by David Duchovny and Marlin Manson is superb, perhaps one of the best aspects of this game. David Duchovny’s voice-work provides the perfect atmosphere for the narrative and really gives character to Ethan Cole, the protagonist. The visuals are up to the standards of any other 1st person shooter out there. The levels are spacey enough for combat but aren’t that varied as the game plays out in Area 51, (another one of those ‘facilities’ that seem to pop-up everywhere in games these days) so one has to appreciate the effort gone into making the levels seem not so in your face. It’s right up there with Halo and Killzone and is perhaps a better buy than say Pariah or Close-Combat: First to Fight depending on what you are into. Definitely for those looking for intense-situation action and thrills. And as a bonus there are virtually no loading times.

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Forget what you think you know about Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 - the truth is far more insidious than you could possibly imagine. Area 51 is the only action-packed 1st person shooter set in the U.S. governments' most secret and secure military facility. Take on the role of Specialist Ethan Cole, a hazardous materials specialist sent in by the U.S. Army to investigate a highly volatile biohazard situation. Explore, investigate and battle through Area 51, where futuristic Alien enemies, powers, and weaponry await you. Discover the truth about the extraterrestrial crash at Roswell, the faked lunar landing, Alien autopsies and more as you explore the reality of these chilling conspiracies. Your survival, and that of the entire world, rests on your ability to remain human and solve the enigma of Area 51 before a viral mutagen mutates all life on Earth. Features:
  • Area 51 will take you through eight massive levels within the facility, Combining intense combat, sniper attacks, hand-to-hand Combat, exploration, adventure, discovery, and puzzle solving.
  • Play as HAZMAT specialist Ethan Cole investigating a viral outbreak.
  • Access to a 10 realistic military weapons as well as alien technology. Included are Sub-machine guns, double-barrel shotguns, sniper rifles, .45 caliber handguns, and grenades. There’s also a mutant melee attack which kills foes extremely fast. The alien technology you will discover deep within Area 51.
  • The game comes to life, thanks to the vocal work of David Duchovny, who provides the voice for Ethan and Marilyn Manson provides the animated voice for Edgar, an alien that inhabits dead bodies to provide you with tips and direction.
  • Release date NZ
    May 27th, 2005
    Publisher
    UPC
    5037930081552
    Product ID
    1471628

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