Alice: Madness Returns [Download]
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Alice: Madness Returns is an Action-Adventure game that delves deep into the dark and violent side of the imagination, creating a nightmarish Wonderland where Alice must face the demons that haunt her visions. Visit the grim reality of Victorian London and then travel to the beautiful yet ghastly Wonderland to uncover the root of Alice's madness and discover the truth behind a deadly secret, kept hidden for years. Features include: upgradable melee weapons and magic abilities, a shattered gameword filled with altered versions of Lewis Carroll's famous characters and intuitive and rewarding puzzle play.
Return to a Very Different Wonderland
Eleven years ago a horrific fire took Alice's family from her and left her mind horrifically scarred. Afterwards she was confined to Rutledge Asylum where she struggled to confront her demons by slipping slipping further into her fantasy world of Wonderland. Now, after ten years, she has finally secured her release - yet she still bears the heavy psychological burden of that tragic event.
With her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Perhaps she'll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the "real" world can't provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge. Can Alice save Wonderland -- and herself -- from the madness that consumes them both?
Alice: Madness Returns like the original 2000 game release for PC that it is a sequel to, is a third-person, single player, action game that incorporates platforming and combat gameplay. Playing as Alice players retreat into Wonderland for comfort from the real world, only to find it in even more shambles than before. Yet this world that exists in Alice's head holds the secrets to her repressed memories and the truth behind the murder of her family. Players must fight their way across this world using a mixture of melee weapons, magic and puzzle-solving and platforming skills to defeat a variety of enemy types, each with particular strengths and weakness. By besting each, players collect in-game currency that can be used to upgrade weapons and skills. In addition to combat players also must explore every corner of this strange world to find clues, messages and potions that help to literally unlock memories that will finally expose the truth behind the madness.
Key Game Features
- Intense 3rd-person Action - Use multiple upgradeable melee weapons, including the explosive Teapot Cannon, the punishing Hobby Horse, and the classic Vorpal Blade.
- Explore a Dark and Shattered Wonderland - Encounter familiar, but now strange characters including the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and the Red Queen.
- Magical Abilities - Obtain peculiar abilities in Wonderland such as floating with Alice's dress, shrinking and growing to towering sizes in order to crush enemies.
- Interactive Puzzles - Intuitive and rewarding puzzles such as transforming obstacles, musical memories chess and picture blocks.
- A Visually unique Gameworld - Delight in the whims of the ever-changing visual aspects of the gameworld which visually affect everything in the game, including Alice and her attire.
Minimum PC System Requirements
|OS:||Windows XP (SP3) / Vista (SP2) / Windows 7|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 1.6 GHZ or greater / AMD Athalon X2 running at 1.60 GHz or greater|
|RAM:||2048 MB or greater|
|Hard Drive:||8.8 GB|
|Video Card:||NVIDIA GeForce 7600 256 MB PCIe or ATI Radeon X1650 256 MB PCIeor greater*|
|Additional Info:||DirectX 9.0c compatible (XP or Windows 7 required for DirectX 10/11), Keyboard and mouse or dual analog controller|
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A very different Wonderland.
Wield upgradable weapons.
Platforming and puzzle play.
* Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 8400, 9400, 210; ATI Radeon HD 2400, HD 3200, HD 4300 as well as integrated versions of supported chipsets are below minimum system requirements) For best results, make sure the latest drivers for both video and audio cards are installed. Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in Alice: Madness Returns.
Platform: PC Download
Top Customer Reviews
-This game is visually stunning. The more I play, the more time I'm taking to explore the environments and really enjoy the detail the designers have put into the game. It's this very point I think that's causing other to dislike the game. Recently, I've seen a trend in gaming to identify a challenge and work to complete that challenge as quickly as possible. My son is a prime example, he works to get through a game as quickly as possible and doesn't try to enjoy the game, the challenges, and the puzzles. Alice:Madness Returns reminds me of many of the early computer games that were released. Various jumping, lever, platform challenges to move onto the next level. The enjoyment from Alice comes from the amazing visuals and how Alice actually moves. Her hair, her outfits, and the butterflys that appear when she dies, sprints, or floats down to a platform. An additional perk is her heightened senses when she's small. This sense allows Alice to see hidden platforms and messages throughout the game. Most of these messages are informative, however, a few I found very amusing.
The combat system has been upgraded and it is very satisfying. There are a few issues which I will highlight below, but overall, it's tolerable and it's not anything that I don't think a future patch can't resolve.
This was clearly ported to PC.Read more ›
I bought this game the first day it came out, anxious to play it. While it did not work on my computer because I had crummy a graphics card, my brother allowed me to use his because his computer has the recommended graphics card, and was more suited for gaming. On the highest setting it ran good,but not perfectly, so I turned the resolution and dynamic shadows off (on will really kill your cpu) and it worked much better :)
Now, as for the game itself, it wasn't bad but it was lacking in many areas, which I will explain in a minute.
(NOTE: REVIEW FOR THE GAME PLAYED ON NORMAL MODE, OTHER MODES LIKE HARD, OR NIGHTMARE, MAY HAVE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THINGS o.o)
Story: Like the first game, due to a fire that happened is Alice's past, she is still scared and trying to pick up the memories of what really happened with that fire. Since she is troubled, her wonderland is troubled as well. Now a train is part of the reason why wonderland is so corrupted and Alice must try and get to this train before it corrupts even more of it. It is rather interesting, in my opinion, to see a macabre version of Alice in wonderland.
Graphics: if your computer can support it, the game actually looks very pretty,not final fantasy 13 pretty, but still clear, with many shades of colors.Read more ›
To give you a bit of perspective, I played American McGee's Alice as a kid when it first came out nearly eleven years ago. I became an instant fan and the talked about but never released sequel was a cruel, constant taunt. When Alice: Madness Returns was announced, I was thrilled that my years of waiting would finally be rewarded. The question now: Was it worth the wait?
Overall, this game is (so far) absolutely amazing. It is visually stunning and it's well worth it to take the time to stop and admire the scenery. The story has many of the same elements of the original but has enough added to make it new and unique in its own way. It definitely has a different visual style than the original, but it is by no means a downgrade. The story is similar but adds a new dimension to Alice's madness, which I appreciated a great deal. The script is, at times, a bit off, but it contains the same cynical humour from the first and is far from awful. There seems to only be four weapons that Alice may carry, but each weapon is upgradable and the new added elements (e.g., shrinking and an ability to dodge) make up for the lack of physical weapons.
-Script occasionally sacrifices quality for quantity, particularly when Alice is speaking, and is sometimes delivered too quickly. This is not a constant, though.
-The graphics engine is not the best. I had a major problem with frame skips when I first started. However, I lowered the resolution and turned off the bells and whistles and no longer had this problem.
-There is no manual save, only autosave.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This really SUCKED!!!!!!!!!
The game was great when it first came out but EA games doesn't support this game any more. Read more
I was very anxious to play the game, I've played it before on the Xbox360 and decided I wanted it on my PC, and so I bought this game thinking it would work fine, but it doesn't. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Trevor mcbride
Bought the game the other day and will not launch. Why is this being sold if it's not being supported anymore? Waste of money.Published 1 month ago by Janet L. Ashby
Great deal so I had to try After installing game, download manager, origin, directx STILL FAIL (did a download origin date that failed)
Possible fix USE the activation code at... Read more
dont buy this! I did and installed it and got to the checking the release date and it would not go further. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alicia Richards