There are a lot of games that receive decent scores on Metacritic but don’t sell well, leading them to an early demise. Alpha Protocol, developed by Obsidian Entertainment in 2010, is one such game. An action RPG with stealth elements, the game follows the aftermath of a terrorist attack on an American airliner in the skies of Saudi Arabia. Al-Samad, a Middle-East terrorist organization, is responsible for the attack. Alpha Protocol, a clandestine US agency, is called to take care of the situation as the United States wish for it to be solved as swiftly as possible. Michael Thorton, a new recruit, is sent as field agent in Saudi Arabia in order to take out Al-Samad and its leaders. Don’t be fooled by its premise, the plot is well written and will surprise you multiple times.
You might think that I play a really limited pool of genres, considering the games I have reviewed until now. While I do have a preference towards sci-fi and RPGs, I play a lot of other stuff as well. To prove this point, today I will be reviewing the new Hitman by IO Interactive. Are you familiar with the Hitman series? In these games, you take on the role of the infamous assassin Agent 47 as you travel around the world to kill various targets under the aegis of the International Contract Agency or ICA. With him is handler Diana Burnwood, who provides 47 with directives and support.