Home of the Underdogs
About News FAQs Contact HOTU GoogleGroup Music Manuals
Category Applications Action Adventure Education Interactive Fiction Puzzle Role Playing Games Simulation Special Sport Strategy War




Support the EFF
Welcome How you can help
Browse Games
Welcome Random Pick
Welcome By Company
  Welcome By Theme  
Welcome By Alphabet
Welcome By Year
Welcome Title Search
Welcome Company Search
Welcome Designer Search
Recommended
Welcome Freeware Titles
Welcome Community Group
Welcome Twitter
Welcome Facebook
Welcome File Format Guide
Welcome Help: Non PC Games
Welcome Help: Win Games
Welcome Help: DOS Games
Welcome Recommended Links
Site History Site History
Legacy Legacy
Link to Us Link to Us
Credits Thanks & Credits
Abandonware Ring

Abandoned Places

Creative Commons License


Game #3022
Alien Virus  
Adventure   Traditional first-person

Rating: 7.86 (74 votes)

Alien Virus box cover

Alien Virus screenshot
Alien Virus is the first adventure game from Trecision, the Italy-based developer responsible for Nightlong, one of the best adventure games in recent years. It?s one of those adventure games that you really want to like but can?t due to insipid puzzles and other annoying quirks.

You will want to like Alien Virus because it has many positives going for it. The plot, for starters, is an interesting sci-fi mystery reminiscent of Alien movies. Upon arrival at an outpost on a routine cargo mission, you find it deserted. And worse, something is stalking the few remaining survivors... and it won?t be long until it detects your presence.

Unfortunately, the game never takes advantage of this promising premise. Instead of looking for survivors and trying to find your foe, you will spend most of the time in Alien Virus looking for ways to open countless locked doors. There are non-player characters, but they are few and far between, and static game screens ? although nicely rendered in SVGA ? hardly gives the sense of urgency necessary to immerse you in the plot.

Thankfully, the point-and-click interface is both simple and easy to use that playing the game is not a tedious affair, despite the fact that most rooms do look remarkably similar, i.e. bland without anything you can interact with. Had the puzzles been more varied and interesting, the game would have been much better. As it stands, Alien Virus is just a downright average, often boring adventure you?ll struggle to finish just because you are curious to see how it all ends. Fortunately for adventure gamers, Trecision improved their act significantly with each subsequent release.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Trecision
Publisher: Vic Tokai
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Trecision
Theme: Science Fiction, Horror
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links:  
Links:    
If you like this game, try: I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, Dark Seed 2, Prisoner of Ice

© 1998 - 2015 Home of the Underdogs
Portions are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please read our privacy policy.