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Alien Virus features a story we all know very well; our hero is sent to deliver some goods to a top-secret space-station far away from the normal trading routes. And, of course, his girlfriend also works at the station. So our hero sets away in the hopes of spending some time with his girl. However, once he arrives he realizes that all is not well. Instead of a welcome committee, he finds an empty cargo bay and closed doors.
This is how the game starts, with you being trapped in the cargo bay, and your first task will be to get the robot online and the doors opened. The difficulty is just right for this to teach you the basics of the game. You spend some time figuring out how to get the robot working, but as soon as the doors open, you are thrown into a deadly race against time and monsters lurking in the shadows.
The game is a standard adventure game, where the key to success is in picking up everything you can and listening for clues in the game dialogues. Well, at least the first part of the game is... Somewhere near the end, all logic is blown away and you find yourself stranded without a clue. I am talking about a scene where you have to magnify a tube of grease, pour it on the floor near the ventilation shaft, turn off the lights, and wait for an alien to slip on the grease and get killed by the fan... If anyone didn't quite understand that, you're not alone. Everywhere I've looked, people have been upset with the game at that point.
Another weird aspect in the game is that all the rooms and hallways are viewed from a specific point, making orientation a bit strange at first (and especially in ventilation shafts). Still, you should get familiarized with this a little into the game.
As for the story and graphic, there's really not much to be said. The story is like any horror script in space with a lost group of people and alien monsters, and you know how it will end before you get halfway through the game. Even so, the game is fun and challenging with nice dark scenes that look ominous and scary, just like it should be.
All in all, the game has its ups and downs and receives a score of 3.
The intro is removed to make the archive smaller, but it really isn't needed for this game.
Also, you need to follow the instructions in the crack file for the game to work, but the crack explains everything very well.