Xenophage: Alien BloodSport Reviews (DOS)
|SNK or Capcom fighter this ain't.||Satoshi Kunsai (2074)|
|Ugh.||Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2419)||unrated|
Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the voice or video acting.||2.3|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||2.5|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||3.2|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||2.6|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.4|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||2.0|
|Overall User Score (12 votes)||2.9|
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PC Games (Oct, 1996)
It's increasingly tough to bring anything new to side-view fighting, but Xenophage carries a few new goodies to play with. It stacks up as a very playable beat-em-up, if nothing out of this world.
Gamezilla (Aug 17, 2000)
It's just been done so many times before ... Xenophage is not a bad game per se, but it's very simplistic and won't entertain mature game players very long. This genre did best, and rightly so, in the arcade and on the consoles where you could easily duke it out with your friend and where a big screen made the explosions, flashes, blood, etc. much more impressive.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Oct, 1996)
XENOPHAGE's gameplay isn't exactly great; compared to the amount evidently put into graphics and bloody details, the actual gameplay seems to have been overlooked. Sure, you have the usual assortment of special moves, different characters to learn, combos and ending moves reminiscent of the MORTAL KOMBAT fatalities and animalities. Yet, underneath all that, you won't find much that distinguishes XENOPHAGE from other fighting games. Only the outward shell does that; inside, you have characters that aren't different enough or well-balanced enough to make you want to try out each character, and much of the fighting seems to be too much like MORTAL KOMBAT. In the end, you have a fighting game that plays more like RISE 2 than VIRTUA FIGHTER PC.
Computer Games Magazine (1996)
Xenophage doesn't have any state of the art playability, but it does have eleven huge characters, is quite playable and on the whole isn't nearly as heinous as expected, just mindless fun.
Examiner (Aug 20, 2013)
Overall-This game is even worse than Nitemare 3d. The only redeeming factor this game has is that it is free to play, because even spending a penny is too much.