The date: the far future. The place: war-tom, al.er-infested Earth. You are Peter Andre. It seems science was right - only the simplest invertebrates will survive global apocalypse, including 10th-rate. antipodean swing merchants Ahen Earth is a point-and-click adventure with you taking the role of the aforementioned pop artiste (he's called Finn, but we recognised him straightaway). Earth has been battered by an all-out war and conquered by nasty aliens called the Raksha, who have reduced humanity to slavery. Ybu must save the planet while being the prey for a Raksha 'hunt'.
This momentarily provides for a fnsson of excitement - you've only got a short time, you're told, until the aliens turn up and stalk you. Unhappily, the game rapidly disintegrates into an aimless wander, shuffling the sprite around until you're finally able to dick on the object you've spotted. Sometimes you meet people and clumsily dick your way through key words, each of which sparks off a digitised sentence or two. but it all feels tembty mechanical. Combat is a simple matter of left-dicking on your target until they drop dead - hardly inspinng. Later, you join the Resistance and go on missions, which are a little more interesting, but the game is still let down by a clunky interface and dodgy collision-mapping.
Alien Earth never surprises. Some of the mutated be ashes are nice, and the storyline is mildly enthralling, but nothing makes you sit up and take notice. Fallout is a similar game with a similar premise, but it's much slicker and better done.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP