Parents' Guide to

Alpha Protocol

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, sexy spy game has players make moral decisions.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Good, but bad

Good game includes violence, sex and swearing but not TOO bad. A good messages because of the decisions you make

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Educational value
age 15+
we like it!!!!!! its a good game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (4):

There's no doubt Alpha Protocol has the foundation of a deep and satisfying action-oriented RPG. Its character growth system is complex and clever, and the dynamically changing conversations and their narrative consequences are impressive. Unfortunately, many other parts of the game are woefully underdeveloped.

Gunfights are frustrating until you've managed to level up your skills and find some decent weapon upgrades. Ditto for situations requiring stealth. Melee combat is perhaps the best part of the action, but even that is hindered by poor navigation; our hero's turns are too wide and he gets stuck in canned animations while enemies back away and take aim at him. Then there are the glitches. The screen tears when turning the camera quickly, details sometimes slowly pop-in when new environments load, and the camera sometimes gets stuck while in cover. There is plenty of potential here, but this game needed a lot more baking.

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