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Alias

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Acclaim
Developer: Acclaim
Release Date: April 6, 2004 (US), April 9, 2004 (EU)

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'Alias' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2004 @ 1:56 p.m. PST

Alias is a third-person action adventure containing a unique blend of action and stealth that puts you under fire and under pressure. Utilize your incredible spyware and array of disguises to complete the most dangerous covert missions across the globe. Experience all the heart-stopping action and tension of the award winning TV series.

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Costume and Disguises

Just like the TV series, Acclaim included a lot of different disguises to help Sydney work undercover. For example, as the game starts, we are actually working as a waitress in a casino. If we happen to move behind the bar while in our waiter’s outfit, the guards will scold us and tell us to get back to work. However, if you are found in a restricted area further into the casino, you will either be attacked or asked to surrender. Case and point, you must change your costume in order to go undetected in individual environments.

In addition, costumes can also affect how you move and act. For example, you will see in this case that Sydney is in the freezer looking for a disk that has been left by another agent. However, since we forgot to change out of our waiter’s outfit, Sydney is so cold that she is unable to move or fight. The solution, you must switch over to your heated stealth suit. As you can see, the costume impacts not only your ability to be undetected, but your game play as well.

Costumes:

  • Mission Briefing Suit
  • Stealth Suit
  • Cocktail Waitress Outfit
  • Museum Benefactor Suit
  • Burka Disguise
  • Tattoo Parlor Outfit
  • Doctor's Uniform
  • Evening Trouser Suit
  • Russian Outfit
  • Follower of Rambaldi Disguise

Environment

Just like the show, the game allows you to use your surrounding environment in combat.

You can grab an opponent’s head and slam it into a nearby desk; or push them into a wall and close-line them as they are coming back. For example, in this part of the nightclub I am forced to stick to the rooftop because of the heavily guarded streets below. We can use this situation to our advantage by sneaking up behind the guards who are patrolling precariously close to the edge and strategically throwing them to their deaths.

In other environments, there may be a nearby staircase, which we can hurl our opponents down. If your challenger should survive the fall, go down and give them a good kick and punch to make sure they won’t be getting up. Once they are down, try to keep them down!

Environments:

  • Casino - Monte Carlo
  • Museum - Saudi Arabia
  • Desert Ruins - Saudi Arabia
  • Tattoo Parlor - Romania
  • High Security Asylum - Romania
  • Embassy - Hong Kong
  • Night Club - Rio De Janeiro
  • CIA Rotunda - United States
  • Underground Bunker - Russia.

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