Alternativa is a story that will take you to a world much different to what you'd expect in 2045. To a world destroyed by war and revolutions, a world led by an oppressive and cruel dictatorship. Classic point&click adventure game based on the original sci-fi/cyber-punk script which is composed of a number of shorter stories that lead us...
User reviews: Mixed (109 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 3, 2010
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Alternativa is a story that will take you to a world much different to what you'd expect in 2045. To a world destroyed by war and revolutions, a world led by an oppressive and cruel dictatorship.

Classic point&click adventure game based on the original sci-fi/cyber-punk script which is composed of a number of shorter stories that lead us through the lives of individual characters as well as the fictional world of the future.

Murder of one, power of a few, betrayal of all!


Key features:

  • Classic point&click adventure game
  • More than 120 backgrounds modeled in detail
  • Play as up to 4 different characters in the story
  • Original sci-fi story in an elaborate world
  • Simple and easy controls using just a mouse
  • Rendered video sequences
  • 2 levels of difficulty
  • Interactive dialogues with choices
  • Original soundtrack

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP ® or Windows ®Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV ® 2.0 GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card with 512 MB RAM (Shader 2.0 compatible)
    • DirectX®: DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c ® compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
I can only half-recommend this game. The story and the atmosphere are both good, although I have to agree with other reviewers that there are some elements that seem unfinished (pretty sure more was meant to happen with the cat outside the apartment , for example). I liked the setting of a dystopian Prague, since I also know and like the city. The voice acting is decent. but as others have said, the game's ending leaves many questions unanswered and this is a slight disappointment.

All in all, I'd recommend it for the atmosphere, decent graphics and decent voice acting. However, it's probably more something who really love adventure games and dystopian themes in particular.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Everything about this point-and-click adventure is pleasantly ordinary. The game stays completely within the genre borders, use the standard patterns and doesn't mind being nothing special.
In short, if you're looking for a standard point-and-click adventure, then look no further.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Clunky puzzles, can easily get stuck and break the game. Terrible ending, developers obviously planned a sequel so ending is open ended and unsatisfying.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
It was a really fun game, until it kept on crashing constantly.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
I kind of regret having to say I can't qutie recommend AlternativA. Playing it I often had the feeling that the game could have been much more than what it eventually became.

Technically, it isn't perfectly top notch, but solid. Character animations and voice acting are at times a little wooden, but that isn't a huge problem; the animations are about on par for an adventure, the English dubbed voice action leaves a bit to be desired, which is a bit of a missed chance.
Artistically there is a huge plus in terms of the scenes. Even with very few characters the scenes come to life with detail. From derelict slums to high class modern facilities the artwork is convincing and draws one in. Unfortunately the writing of the story itself isn't on the same level, in my opinion: the story leaves very little room to actually explore the interesting world of AlternativA, the plot points sometimes feel a little bit forced (if not to say in some cases: random). Slight spoiler: Also the ending leaves a lot of open questions and unresolved issues
Gameplay-wise AlternativA unfortunately drops the ball. Some puzzles are logical and straight-forward, some a little tricky. Annoyingly, though, they quite often involve a lot of pixel-hunting. More than once I have been thinking of solutions to problems, which eventually came down to 'pick up the exact object you are looking for that happens to be lying on the floor with no satisfactory explanation'. Another gameplay problem is how one is often forced to traverse back and forth between the scenes. The scenes may be beautiful, but crossing through six screens just for a single line of dialogue before you go back six screens is just a nuisance.

In conclusion AlternativA is not remarkable game set in a remarkable and original world. I can't recommend it due to its flaws, but it is worth looking at nonetheless.
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