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Description

Alter Echo is a third-person action game with a focus on close quarters combat. It is set in the 29th century where a substance named Multiplast replaces all known construction materials because it can be formed into anything. But something is wrong on the planet Proteus, the only known source of Multiplast. Now the simple worker Nevio has to investigate and stop the megalomaniac shape shifter Paavo who controls an even more powerful substance.

Luckily soon after the beginning of the game Nevo gets his hands on a special suit, which allows him to morph into three forms. The sword form is for melee combat, in which combos can be triggered by using the correct button combinations. The cannon form is a big robot which is more suited for gunplay and the stealth form is a futuristic lizard with a long tongue. During combat the player can instantly switch between the forms, which allows for many combinations depending on the former action or movement. This gets rewarded with plasma points which are used to upgrade Nevio's life energy, new moves or better weapons.

Besides combat, the game features basic switch puzzles and rhythm-based mini games. Most notable is the Time Dilation Mode, which can be activated near enemies - then the mini game begins and, if successful ended, launches an especially powerful attack.

Screenshots

Alter Echo Xbox Gun form takes on the gunship
Alter Echo PlayStation 2 The game's title screen is in constant motion. It follows a couple of company logos. There's no animated introduction
Alter Echo PlayStation 2 Leave the game unattended at the main menu for too long and it will automatically start to play a montage of scenes and fights from the game
Alter Echo Xbox Nevin stands in a dark corridor

Promo Images

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Alter Echo Screenshot
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User Reviews

Ambitious but flawed genre piece in a fascinating new setting. Xbox Rupert Breheny (117)

Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 2003 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Sep 18, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Pelit Xbox Dec, 2003 73 out of 100 73
Game Captain PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox Sep 19, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Xbox Aug 19, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2003 2 out of 3 67
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Sep 23, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Oct 10, 2003 11 out of 20 55

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Extras

Extras within the game include promotional trailers, music videos and a making of mini-documentary.

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