Planet Alcatraz is a 3D role playing game with isometric projection. The player travels through the game world and fights against enemies in the real-time mode.Several genres are mixed in this game but despite that fact it isn't stuck between them and appears to be a classical RPG that is based on a specially developed system.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (132 reviews) - 75% of the 132 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 9, 2009

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Planet Alcatraz is a 3D role playing game with isometric projection. The player travels through the game world and fights against enemies in the real-time mode. In a general sense Planet Alcatraz can be portrayed as a non-linear adventure with lots of shooting. Several genres are mixed in this game but despite that fact it isn't stuck between them and appears to be a classical RPG that is based on a specially developed system.


The action takes place on prison planet Alcatraz. Its inhabitants are inveterate criminals that were banished there for the life term for their terrible crimes. The main objective of the game is to control a sabotage group that consists of the only one person in the beginning and enlarges through the game. The player has to use all sorts of resources and means to accomplish the mission.

Key features:

  • Absolutely unique universe
  • Creation of the main character allows changing basic characteristics and appearance including facial animation based on LifeMode technology
  • Tense atmosphere determined by deep immersion to planet's criminal world
  • Comprehensive dialogue system allowing the player to choose the way of behaving and communication on his own
  • More than 100 kinds of cold steel and firearms
  • More than 200 characters involved in dialogues
  • More than 80 original monsters, including flying and poisonous
  • Fights and adventures with different behavioral and battle options
  • Original sounds and music

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 3 GHz or AMD Athlon 1,4GHz+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce 6600/ATI Radeon X800, 128 MB
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
WARNING
Game is NOT politically correct. That's because it was made in eastern europe, where PC is not as stronk as western one.

I come to the prison planet
Fight with homemade armament
Heal my wounds with potatoes and carrots
Listen to terrible jokes (about sex and else)
Kick a lot of butts
I can rule the planet with my dropshipped power armor and laster rifles.
And all I got is Private rank

Of cource the game have problems,

Melee combat is wonky and have wooden animations. Just like Skyrim.
Skyrim sold in 15+mln copies, so why this game doesn't? No big publisher behind?

PS. I write my review during my 2nd playthrough. Can't believe I do this. But there is so much to milk out...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
It's the 26th century. You're an imperial soldier sent as an undercover convict to a penal colony on Planet Alzatraz with a mission to sabotage a spacecraft the convicts are building to escape the planet. The landing pod crashes, you are separated from your teammates, get captured and thrown in a labor camp. Because of your excellent build and opportunistic tendencies, you quickly rise through the ranks and become the go-to person for many Planet Alcatraz inhabitants, who have 25 hours' worth of quests for you.

The RPG-style 3rd person game lets you build your skills, as well as those of the members from your old squad which you pick up along the way. Overall, the game offers 2 major mission campaigns with dozens of places to investigate and clear out, and a final push through 3 extremely difficult areas to reach a shuttle and escape Planet Alcatraz. At one point, you're required to find item F for person E who has unfinished business with person D who first wants person C dead, but they turn out to be dead, and the trail is found with person B last seen at location A but it turns out he's actually held captive at location Z... this is just an example.

Pros - Immersive storyline and missions which get you really enthused to level up in the right skills. Fair hit system, smooth gameplay (although the animations are quite wooden), generous XP and money rewards for quests.

Cons - The storyline is pretty linear. It gives you the illusion that you can play both sides, but in the end you're left with no choice with regards to your loyalty. The developers could have spent more time developing alternative endings. Graphics aren't the best since the game came out in 2009. There isn't really a big variety of weapons, most are absolutely worthless and there's only 2-3 ones worthwhile keeping. Not many places to go for XP. Enemies can be permanently elimiated, so once you clear out an area it stays clear after re-loading the area.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
l always find the russian rpg's creative. they have always new ideas about the classic genres. For this rpg: its a nice game with a lots of fun. no mages no spell casting, it has a different tough world. if you get bored of high fantasy spell casting rpg games give it a try. I think Price is really cheap for a game like this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
It's alright!

+ : gameplay like Fallout, unique universe, quests, enemies, trading cards

- : confusing, some bugs

7/10 would planet again
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54 of 68 people (79%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
Well, english localization actually not very good, but I played it in Russian and this game is quite solid. Graphics is slightly outdated, game mechanics somewhat cranky, but - RPG system is nice, story is excellent, quests are very fun, lots of weapons and skills, large game world (prison planet). 8/10 for Russian version and it seems 6/10 or 7/10 for English version.
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