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Zax only loves one thing, money. On one particular planet, he believes plenty of ore is available to dig up and sell, making him plenty of cash. However, while coming in to land, he is shot down. Zax soon discovers that two races populate the planet: The Korbos, a peaceful alien race and mechanical beasts led by their God, Om.

Using the high artificial intellegence on his ship Zelon, Zax must help the Korbos from total destruction, collect as much ore as possible, plus parts to fix his ship.

Zax: The Alien Hunter plays somewhat like the Crusader series. The player controls Zax's movement with the keyboard and his aim with the mouse. The aim movement is completely free, and Zax can shoot to a direction while moving to another different one. To use items, Zax needs only to touch them, and to collect items he needs only to step over them.

The ore collected can be used at Zax's ship for creating new items such as weapons, shields and batteries. The better the item, the more ore needed to create it. Each weapon and shield has its own energy bar, which is depleted as Zax shoots his weapons or gets hit. Energy orbs will be available as he kills enemies (orange orbs for shield energy, blue orbs for weapon energy). Besides the hand guns, Zax will also find auto turrets and companion drones.

Zax can also use portals to teleport himself to different locations on the map. Specific portals will lead him directly back to his ship.

This game can also be played by up to 16 people in three multiplayer modes: capture the flag, death match and "salvage king" (where the players must gather as much ore as they can).


Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows Strange robots come to attack Zax.
Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows ... and zooming in.
Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows The game allows zooming out...
Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows The orange orb restores Zax's shield energy, the blue orb restores his weapon energy.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Зак - охотник с другой планеты" -- Russian Spelling
  • "Zax: O Caçador de Alienígenas" -- Brazilian Title
  • "Zax: Galaktyczny Wojownik" -- Polish title

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GameSpy Oct 30, 2001 82 out of 100 82 (UK) Aug 29, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 02, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameguru Mania Oct 05, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Gamer Brasil Jun, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Oct 05, 2001 70 out of 100 70 Nov 06, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Joystick (French) Jan, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Armchair Empire, The Nov 14, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Svenska PC Gamer Jul, 2002 50 out of 100 50


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Kartanym (10704) added Zax: The Alien Hunter (Windows) on Mar 10, 2002