The Good Parts (3 out of 5)
Aliens in the Attic for the PC takes you on an action adventure that has an interesting and engaging story line that the kids will love. The aliens are taking on the kids in a battle for the planet Earth and the adults are no where to be found. Can the kids defeat the aliens and bring peace to the world. The battle ground is the big country home of the kids. You’ll battle from the roof to the basement for hours and hours of riotous fun and entertainment.
The family-friendly game play of this action adventure title is great for the whole family. The aliens are using devices to control the adults but the children are immune to the affects. The kids will need all of their wit and intelligence to defeat the aliens plans and protect the Earth.
The Bad Parts (3 out of 5)
The opening scene of the PC version of Aliens in the Attic doesn’t do enough to introduce you to the game play and story line of the title. You’ll spend the first hour or so trying to figure out what you’re doing and what’s actually going on. They should have added a useful tutorial of some kind to help introduce the gamer to the game play, story line and control system in this video game.
The Graphical Story (3 out of 5)
Aliens in the Attic for the PC has nice looking environments that have above average detail but it’s no where near the best in the business. They did a good job of giving the country home environments you play in a distinctive look but the environments didn’t make me feel like I was experiencing a different atmosphere. The animations were solid, smooth and entertaining to watch for the most part. I did experience a glitch that made me fall through walls into an abyss that didn’t end. The only way I could get around this glitch was to restart which was irritating.
Sounds in the Game (3 out of 5)
Aliens in the Attic for the PC has background music that repeats constantly between soft rock and energetic electronic tunes that were below average. The sound quality wasn’t very good, so the music didn’t sound the best at times. The sound effects were nice to listen too. Each of the weapons has a unique sound that will make the kids laugh as they play. The voice acting was also below average. Several times I noticed that the lips of a character were not moving in time with the words.
Playability (3 out of 5)
Aliens in the Attic on the PC only has average playability. You have a variety of tasks and weapons as you play this video game that does a reasonable job of making this title entertaining to play. Unfortunately, the control problems with the double-jump ability don’t work properly. You need to use this feature quite a bit to play this video game and the fact that it didn’t work made playing this game a lot less fun then it could have been.
The Last Word (3 out of 5)
Aliens in the Attic is a PC video game that is suitable for all ages and types of gamers. There are a few minor problems with the controls and graphical presentation but other than this Aliens in the Attic for the PC is a solid action adventure title. The kids will love this video game more than adults but even adults will enjoy playing this title.