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Alias (Xbox)

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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - Windows (United States):

    INFILTRATION. ESPIONAGE. RELENTLESS STEALTH ACTION.

    YOU ARE CIA AGENT SYDNEY BRISTOW. YOUNG. CUNNING. DEADLY. Go deep into her dangerous world – up against the clock, under pressure and under fire – and unlock the secrets behind TV's hottest sensation.

    Official story, dialogue, voiceovers, costumes and music by award-winning Alias TV show cast and crew, including Jennifer Garner as the voice of Sydney Bristow.

    [Captions]

    Realistic martial arts combat

    Split-screen technology delivers cinematic tension

    Non-stop spy action with amazing gadgets and disguises

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107125) on May 07, 2011.

Back of Keep Case - PlayStation 2 (United Kingdom):
    For secret agent Sydney Bristow, life is the deadliest of games – one of infiltration, espionage and relentless stealth action. Now her mission is yours. Get armed and go deep into her dangerous world – up against the clock, under pressure and under fire – and unlock the secrets behind TV's hottest sensation.

    Official story, dialogue, voiceovers, costumes and music by award-winning Alias TV show cast and crew, including Jennifer Garner.
    Music by Michael Giacchino and Alien Breed.


    • Relentless spy action
    • Split-screen technology = cinematic tension
    • Amazing gadgets, spyware and disguises
    • High-action combat

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107125) on May 07, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    After two years of being a double agent inside the criminal organization, SD-6, Sydney Bristow thought her mission was over. She thought she was getting out of the CIA. But when you're a spy, the truth is never that simple... Arvin Sloane, the mastermind behind SD-6, remains at large. And as long as he's out there, Sydney will never be safe. Alias is a third-person action adventure video game that allows players to step into the role of the series’ lead character, Sydney Bristow, an agent for the CIA. Bristow must use her cunning, extensive knowledge of martial arts and array of high-tech gadgetry to accomplish dangerous missions. Alias will encompass all of the key elements behind the series’ success, including high-action combat, stealth missions and time-based objectives, espionage, intriguing plot twists, high-tech weaponry and stunning game play locations that span the globe.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12454) on Jun 22, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Windows (German):
    Für Geheimagentin Sydney Bristow ist das Leben das tödlichste aller Spiele - pausenlose Infiltration, Spionage und Action. Stellen Sie sich dem Nervenkitzel ihrer neuesten Mission - stets gegen die Uhr, unter Druck und immer im Fadenkreuz. Entdecken Sie die Geheimnisse einer der größten TV-Sensationen!

    Mit der offiziellen Story, den Dialogen, Synchronstimmen, Kostümen und der Musik der preisgekrönten Fernsehserie Alias mit Jennifer Garner.

  • Geteilter Bildschirm sorgt für filmreife Spannung
  • Faszinierende Ausrüstung, Spionagewerkzeuge und Tarnung
  • Gnadenlose Kämpfe - mit Waffen und Fäusten
  • Knallharte Spionage-Action

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Jan 17, 2005.

uk.playstation.com:
    Summary

    After attracting a cult following in the US and collecting an armful of awards, Alias steps nimbly onto the PS2 with a stealth-action game featuring original story and script from the show's writers. Centring on the exploits of plucky teen Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) - college student by day, CIA über-spy by night - Alias is a sort of female version of James Bond, only with better wigs. We should also mention at this point that Sydney is actually a double-agent, working from the inside of the 'SD-6' division to bring down rogue operatives responsible for the assassination of her fiancé. Complicated stuff, we're sure you'll agree, but it'll all start to make sense once you get stuck in. Honest.

    Details

    Taking up the controls as Intel-gathering agent with a grudge Sydney, you'll be assigned various missions which place emphasis on stealth rather than scrapping, and involve gadgetry and disguises galore. Never fear though, it wouldn't be Alias if there weren't any opportunities for high-kicking, karate-chopping combat situations to show-off your 'expert martial arts' moves in. Engage in hand-to-hand combat with multiple opponents, execute perfect roundhouses in the face of dodgy CIA operatives, and make use of everyday objects as weapons.

    Comparisons with Splinter Cell and MGS will inevitably be drawn, but Alias' stealth-action mix has a unique 'split-screen camera' feature which distinguishes it slightly from the ever-burgeoning genre's pack. When Sydney is exploring her surroundings and attempting to locate her target (usually a vital piece of intelligence, such as a disk), the screen splits in two, with one side following Sidney, and the other providing a handy peek behind any upcoming obstacles. She also spends much of her time engaging in espionage, disguising herself as waitresses and wotnot to access top-level intel, and convincing goons to spill top-secret info to her. So, whilst there is plenty of action to keep attention deficit disorder sufferers pressing on, the emphasis is on keeping things low-key and using your nous to get through levels.

    Features

  • Original storyline and scripts from the show's writing team

  • Vocal talents from the show's stars, including Jennifer Garner

  • Unique split-screen camera style

  • Use objects lying about as makeshift weaponry

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Jan 17, 2005.