Alice: Madness Returns is an action-adventure game developed by Spicy Horse Games Studios and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the first title of the saga, American McGee's Alice. You can play it on your PC or your Mac, and also on your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. Even though it has been classified as an action adventure videogame, it can be considered part of other genres such as psychological horror, horror survival and platforming, too.
Once you download it, you will see that the storyline is set after the events of the first release. Our protagonist and main character, Alice Liddell has spent the last few years locked up in the Rutledge Asylum, and now she has been released. Nowadays, she lives under the care of Dr. Angus Bumby, her psychiatrist in the Victorian London. The harrowing memories about the fire that took her father, mother and sister's lives are still haunting Alice. Dr. Angus uses hypnotism to force her to forget about those memories, but the hallucinations about Wonderland do not cease.
One day, a hallucination is so strong that she believes herself in Wonderland again, and she meets the Cheshire cat. He tells Alice about an external force that is causing her madness, and sends her to search this menace. The rest of the game, you will control Alice in her quest, and your adventure will take place in Wonderland, but also in the real life during some brief periods of sanity.
We're all mad here
As mentioned, the gameplay of Alice: Madness Returns has platforming features. Thus, Alice will be able to perform triple jumps and float to reach platforms over long distances. She will be able to ride bursts of steam, too, so she will be lifted upwards. You will have to solve several puzzles concerning to platforms, switches, doors, etc. to complete some levels. You will need to use your weapons or items to solve some of the puzzles. Alice will also have the power of Shrink Sense, this way she can shrink at will and explore hidden locations, and also discover some objects or messages that would otherwise be out of sight.
Our protagonist and main character, Alice Liddell has spent the last few years locked up in the Rutledge Asylum, and now she has been released
Regarding combat, you will have a total of six weapons throughout the game. There is a main weapon, The Vorpal Blade, and the rest include the Pepper Grinder, the Hobby Horse, the Teapot Cannon, the Umbrella and the Clockwork Bomb. Each weapon has its own abilities and they can be upgraded three times with the Teeth you will find in breakable boxes or by defeating enemies. You health will be displayed as Roses. They can also be found in boxes or enemies. If the roses run out, you will have to start from the last checkpoint. When in danger, you can use Hysteria if your health is depleting. This provides you invulnerability for a limited time, and you will also become extremely powerful.
Alice: Madness Returns Full Version Features
Here you can see the main features of Alice: Madness Returns:
- Third-person perspective
- Ranged and melée combat
- Meet famous characters again such as the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar
- Solve the puzzles by using all your skills
- Six different weapons to defend yourself against multiple enemies
- Feel free to explore this creepy version of Wonderland
If you are interested in Alice: Madness Returns and you want to know more information about the game before you download it to your PC, feel free to visit the developer’s official website .
The minimum system requirements to download and play Alice: Madness Returns on your PC are the following:
- Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
- Processor: AMD Athlon X2 @ 1.6 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.6 GHz or better
- RAM Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1650, NVidia GeForce 7600 or superior
- Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9
- Hard Drive Space: 8.5 GB free on your PC