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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 Zax talks to his ship, Zelon, after crashing at an unknown planet.
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 Checking the log entries to see what are the mission objectives. Here he must collect ore and fruits.

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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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GameZone Oct 15, 2001 9 out of 10 90 Sep 14, 2001 82 out of 100 82 (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
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2001 73 out of 100 73
PC Gamer Brasil Jun, 2002 72 out of 100 72 Aug 22, 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 31, 2001 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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Kartanym (12782) added Zax: The Alien Hunter (Windows) on Mar 10, 2002