GameInformer: "American McGee’s Alice wowed gamers a decade ago with its bizarre visual spin on Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. The title predated Tim Burton’s gaudy reimagining of the classic property, so the concept of a classic tale turned macabre was fresh and exciting. The sequel, Alice: Madness Returns, arrives with the signature dark flair of the original, but stripping off the stylish straightjacket reveals unstable gameplay that will disappoint all but the staunchest fans of the original.
What starts out as a promising romp through a demented Wonderland devolves into a few good ideas stretched across redundant gameplay. Like any game based on a popular property, there will be those who can overlook Madness Return’s shortcomings and scrape together a good time. To anyone considering picking up Spicy Horse’s latest in hopes of a rewarding adventure coated in psychedelic scenery, Alice’s encore is a disappointment."