PSX Extreme writes: "In the world of spy games, there just isn't enough of them lately. You can lump Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell into the category, but they aren't quite James Bond-ish enough to be considered espionage (although the original Metal Gear Solid was). So here comes Sega with another new intellectual property up their sleeves, and it's called Alpha Protocol - a game that gets its name from the same term used to describe an agent who's on underground missions, working off the grid.
This one stars a character named Michael Thorton. He is a young'n, a newcomer to the world of espionage, and his inexperience is demonstrated in full force when a mission of his goes wrong. And thus you pilot this newborn spy and walk him through the ranks to mold him into the best damn spy possible."