Are we alone? Is there life on another planet? If a UFO lands on Earth, would the come in peace, bring a cure to diseases we cannot cure or to come and vaporize us all? Or will the US government will make the dumb decision to hide everything? Well, Area 51 brings the answer the all these questions: the US government takes them, experiments on them and would you believe that it turn on them? Wow, that's a cliche that I would prefer not to know it. Now, don't get me wrong. Area 51 is not that bad, Actually, I had quite some fun with this game, however there is one thing that just doesn't seem right: the game was marketed as a horror survival FPS game, yet the game barely resemble a horror game! What? You think that putting alien mutants as enemy NPCs in a game makes it horrifying? It doesn't! Have the developers ever played one of the Doom
games? If we're still here, even Doom 3 looks more like a horror FPS game, even though it was a disappointment for fans. Now back to Area 51. Now that we got the marketing problem out of our way, how's the game? you might be asking. Well, to be honest, I found the game to be okay, yet it's nothing special from other games: enemies appear and you need to shoot 'em. The plot is a bit interesting, but you need to read it on wikipedia. The gameplay is like in other FPS games, but with some great inovations, like being able to dual wield an assault rifle or use operable object such as plasma cannons. Apart from that, for me it's just an FPS game where you shoot anything on sight. In conclusion, if you're looking for a decent Sci-Fi FPS game, Area 51 may be a good start for you, yet I'm not sure if the horror fan would enjoy it. It's my opinion, but if you really love this game, than please don't hate on me because it doesn't appeal to me. We all have our different opinions.