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GF Rating
6.9

2303 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

AREA-51

posted by code76 (SPRING, TX) Dec 17, 2006

Member since Dec 2006

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game has nice graphics good play, and challenging levels. But first player view of your character is different, the story line is confusing at moments, but has an understand-able story line. AREA-51 is blown out of proportion at some times, but over-all it is a good game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

If you are running out of shooters to play on XBOX

posted by countzero (OAKLAND, CA) Aug 2, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is not the best FPS you can rent for the Xbox. Having said that, it still isn't half bad. The array of weapons is pretty standard. The visuals are nice, but hardly breathtaking. The voice casting is well done, but I guess that depends on if you like David Duchovny(at his monotone best here). I think the most outstanding thing about this game is the amount of thought that went into it. It has a fairly developed story line and some of the specifics are pretty witty, especially if you are an alien conspiracy theory aficionado. For example, at one point you find, and battle, in the studio where they faked the Apollo moon landings. Funny stuff, For a rental it was alright. It's no Halo, or even Doom 3, but it was okay. As has been mentioned in other reviews you can expect to spend a bit of time repeating stages between check points, the learning curb ramps up steeply later in the game, and some of the cut scenes are unskipable(grrrr...)but I enjoyed it. Check it out(after you've played Halo, Halo 2, Far Cry, Halflife 2, Doom 3, maybe even Darkwatch.).

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Arguably one of the best games

posted by bbarr559 (MC FARLAND, WI) Apr 17, 2006

Member since Jun 2003

10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

Area 51 gave me a good idea of what to expect from next gen. slick graphics, great sound and lighting, and tight controls. However, at some points in time, the game gets repetitive. The same weapons are used in most of the game and other ones come in much later. Much as I'd like to say this is a great game, and it is, Area 51 needed to have a little more variety in the plot. In all, Area 51 is a good game for rental and maybe one to own.

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