Alice: Madness Returns

    Game » consists of 11 releases. Released Jun 14, 2011

    Alice is back, and so is her fragile grasp on reality. She must journey through both Victorian London and the dark world of Wonderland to retain her sanity and find out the truth behind her family's deaths, in this long-awaited sequel to American McGee's Alice.

    mrsomeone77's Alice: Madness Returns (Xbox 360) review

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    An absolutely gorgeous game that needs a second look by the critics. Sure, it has a lot of jumping, gliding, and a bit of repetition, but what game doesn't? These days I feel reviewers are getting a bit too critical about very minor issues, and in the process they are dragging down some really amazing studios who have put in a ton of hard work to make some unique experiences. I have a feeling if Alice was replaced with Mario, this one would have at least received a 9. The weapons, environments, animation & platforming are outstanding. In fact, the only gripe I'd have is the slight lack of variety of enemies, and the length of some of the stages. Otherwise, this is a must buy. I particularly enjoyed the dollhouse inspired level which had me rearranging miniature houses to traverse through, while being attacked by bitch dolls. This, alongside the fact that each weapon (all unique in their own right)  can be upgraded by collecting teeth, makes it more addictive than many games in this genre. There is a sense of reward as your tea kettle becomes a monster slayer. It's weird yes, but I love it. Exactly my kind of game!

    Other reviews for Alice: Madness Returns (Xbox 360)

      Taking a very long trip through the Looking Glass 0

      Even with huge AAA titles like Infamous 2 and Mortal Kombat, I thought of no other game the most and the one I was going to own no matter what was Alice: Madness Returns. Having not played the original, that still didn't stop me from checking out every screenshot and video released. With some old-school platforming, a beautiful art design and creative use of the Alice in Wonderland license, my own personal expectations are high. So maybe it's because of this the game hit several sour notes, leav...

      4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

      A unique experience but one that repeats itself a tad too much 0

      Alice Madness Returns is a delightfully imaginative journey back to American McGee’s take on the weird and often creepy fantasy world of Wonderland.Although technically a sequel, I found myself easily understanding what was going on fairly quickly despite having never played the original game. A free copy of which comes with new purchases of Madness Returns.Featuring an art aesthetic rarely seen in many modern titles, every character and location brims with personality through visual design. Whi...

      1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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