Frantic, Fast, Frustrating.
Alien Rage is a game that feels markedly different from the countless other shooters that have been released in recent memory. Sure, the locations might look vaguely familiar, and the large, hulking main character could fit in to a few dozen other space shooters, but despite similarities, Alien Rage still feels – well, more alien in the truest sense of the word. Alien Rage feels alien in the sense that despite modern day visuals, it is still a game that seems to fit in better with the past generation of fast, twitch-based shooters. Not often does a shooter have a score screen on its HUD in this day an age, but Alien Rage happily rewards players who find creative ways to fell their seemingly countless enemies. Scoring system and hyper-fast gameplay aside, there are a handful of other mechanics that make Alien Rage feel a bit more old school than anything else, and while this is not entirely a bad thing, Alien Rage falls short in some areas where it really counts. 7/10