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Zax: The Alien Hunter (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
69
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3.9
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Description

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).

Screenshots

Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows The orange orb restores Zax's shield energy, the blue orb restores his weapon energy.
Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows With the ore collected, Zax can use his ship's generating machine to create items such as weapons, shields and batteries.
Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows Title screen.
Zax: The Alien Hunter Windows Zax talks to his ship, Zelon, after crashing at an unknown planet.

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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The Press Says

GameZone Oct 15, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Oct 30, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 29, 2001 8 out of 10 80
IGN Sep 28, 2001 7.7 out of 10 77
Gameguru Mania Oct 05, 2001 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Oct 02, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Oct 05, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Gamer.co.il Aug 22, 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2001 66 out of 100 66
Joystick (French) Jan, 2002 65 out of 100 65

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Kartanym (10779) added Zax: The Alien Hunter (Windows) on Mar 10, 2002