best game ever
I just recently bought the game and i havnt put the controller down in about 17 hours. The game is pretty long and challenging but not too hard. An average gamer would be able to play this for days, but the hardcore player may think it is to easy. The graphics, for a ps2 game, are superb. My only complaint is the voice acting. The main charectar is so boring to listen to that I almost fell asleep. The controls were so easy to learn within 5 minutes I was playing like a pro. For the parents out there the game is very bloody. If this may bother your child I would not reccommend it. I think that many people will agree with me that the sound is great. I havent heard anything so crisp and sharp in a game. The storyline is just ok. I think that the creator was trying so hard to make a all out shooter that they forgot about the story. So in closing, I would think that anyone 13 and up would be fine but 10 and under may get scared. As you mah have guessed from the m rating. I give it a 9 out of 10
This game is great. I recommend it to anyone who has a ps2 that likes shooting games. The two player in this game is lame, but the one player is awesome. In two player you do multiplayer. The storyline is pretty good. I beat the entire game in about 8 hours. There are a handful of guns in the game. There are only two alien guns, but they are cool. One of them has an automatic reload, the other one is this huge cannon. There are SMG's, Shotguns, Pistols, and snipers for the human guns. The game gets scary at parts. The game is about some kind of virus spreading through the humans and turning them into zombies. Throughtout the game you fight aliens, infected human zombies, and these humans that the aliens'created'. The storyline is hard to explain. I hope you buy this game!
Not so Top-Secret anymore...
Since the original launch of the game in 2005, I couldn't wait to play it. A year and a half later, I got a PS2 and forgot all about Area 51. Bored, I decided to read up on some Area 51 information. Bam. There it was Area 51 the game. I read it was like a Halo for PS2, best FPS game ever for PS2 and a lot of similar things. To my surprise, they were very true. I was hooked when I popped it in. It reminded me of Half-Life 1, but without the large amount of weaponry and reminded me of GoldenEye: 007 because of the dual-wielding weapons. For PS2 (and 2005) the graphics are amazing. The Grey's look so nice, almost like how someone would imagine a real alien. The cut-scenes are breathtaking. It's almost like watching a movie. I haven't shook so much or been so hooked since I first played and beat Half-Life myself. Of course Half-Life is a bit longer. Area 51 has more clear missions and most of them are just "Go get this item" or something similar. The two player mode is awesome, and I have yet to try the online mode. The storyline is somewhat sad, especially the end. I still have to scan all the things, which will probably take a lot longer. This is the greatest PS2 game I have ever played. It also ranks up there with the greatest games I have ever played. Get Area 51 and you'll have no regrets.
BEST GAME FOR PS2
GREAT GAME ONLINE!!!!! always something to do in online multiplayer gameplay!!>
Better than it looks!
Area 51 is a fun addicting game once you start it.The campaign is awesome,the graphics are great,and the game itself is just amazing.Even the multiplayer is fun!
This game is straight up amazing, I would recomend this game to anyone who enjoys fps. The storyline was pretty easy to follow and kept me interested. This game is fairly easy to beat on the normal setting. I personally beat the game in about 24hours total. This game isn't too long and can be beaten by a hardcore gamer in a night.you would be crazy not to buy this game if you own a ps2, It's a great bang for your buck. Split screen is ok, but gets very boring after about 20 minutes. I've never played it online but I can't imagine it being very good considering that the game isn't very popular. I did enjoy the databank in which you can use the hazmat scanner to scan various objects giving you a detailed account of secrets and gov't conspiracies. The enemies in this game are pretty interesting, but I wish there were more. In total there was only a handful and this dissapointed me. The weapons were good, but I did not like how the meson canon(most amazing weapon in the game) can only be used a few times on account of scarce ammunitions! The mutant mode is pretty cool too, I like the flying parasites that found enemies and killed them. Only one thing kinda bothered me and that was that you never really get to kill a grey. =( Overall, this is a solid 10 out of 10.
my favorite PS2 shooter
this game is old, but i had to make a review, because this has been the best alien shooter of all time for me, i have the PS3 and many games, but i still plays Area 51 in my PS2, the graphics for its time are great the sound and everything, ive past that game about 50 times already lol i really recommend this game even if you have a PS3 and or an Xbox 360.
keep an Eye ony your hud
Best ps2 game i have played about syfi i would let a 5 year old kid play this game
Area 51 is Better Than I Expected..... LOOK OUT!
Area 51 takes place at the infamous military installation, where the US government supposedly houses all its secret alien technologies picked up after the Roswell, New Mexico, incident of the 1940s. You play as Ethan Cole, a HAZMAT operative sent in with his team to assess some manner of viral outbreak within the walls of Area 51. After a gruff meet and greet with the local military personnel, you're sent in guns blazing. What you end up finding is a horde of mutated soldiers, scientists, and other alien creatures wandering about the place, looking to infect and/or kill whatever comes their way. Oh, and there's also a whole bunch of nonsense involving the Illuminati, psychics, those little bigheaded, gray-skinned aliens we've all come to know and love, and a whole lot of crazy conspiracies thrown in to the mix.
Game play- you begin the game teamed up with a bunch of similarly armed HAZMAT soldiers, and during the early portions, you'll find yourself frequently bombarded by swarms of enemy mutants. Your team is quite adept at fighting off the enemy (especially because they can't be killed during these fights), so they're right there, fighting alongside you. These fights can be quite thrilling, as huge hails of gunfire go flying and more and more bad guys keep coming out of the woodwork. Sadly, there are only a few of these moments. The rest of the game feels like a pretty standard corridor crawl, with small groupings of enemies leaping out at you at the most predictable times. Whether you're fighting mutants, Illuminati soldiers, or just about anything else, the battles tend to feel pretty much the same. They can often be challenging, and admittedly, some of the weapons do pack a pretty satisfying punch especially the ones that can be dual-wielded.
There are a couple of ways in which Area 51 does try to break up some of the monotony. For starters, Cole can scan a number of different objects, documents, and corpses as he goes. Scanning items rewards you with unlockable back-story, info, and secrets regarding the circumstances of the game, although you can only access this stuff outside the main game. The other X factor thrown in is the fact that early on, the virus that’s turned everybody in the installation into an ugly mutant of some kind infects Ethan. When this happens, Ethan gains the ability to transform at will, and he gets a different set of powers when he "goes mutant." Essentially, his melee attacks become stronger, and he gains the ability to launch two types of viral attacks at enemies from a distance.
Graphics- The game also tunes the visual experience, colorfully highlighting heat signatures for nearby enemies and giving a sort of soft blur around everything else. This infected state isn't a bad idea by any means, and there are definitely times when it feels useful, especially because you tend to take less damage in this state. None of the attacks are really that much more powerful than when Ethan is in human form, and apart from a change of scenery and a slight dent in the amount of damage you take, there's little other incentive to get your mutation on. Area 51 excels most in the realm of visuals. The graphics have a consistently sharp, well-rounded look. All the environments are nicely detailed and are actually pretty well varied, despite almost entirely taking place within the confines of a government laboratory. The characters and enemies are similarly detailed, though not quite as creatively designed. The HAZMAT teams just look like slightly less cybernetic Master Chiefs, and most of the mutants aren't all that scary. That's not to say there aren't a few horrific and creatively designed baddies here and there, but it is to say that you won't see nearly as much of them as you will generic-looking mutants. Small visual touches, like excellent lighting and particle effects, do little to hinder the consistent frame rate, which runs pretty smoothly across on PS2.
Sound- is also quite impressive. Weapon sounds are brutally loud and echo off the walls of the base in pretty fierce fashion. In fact, during the chaos of battle, it's pretty hard not to get lost in the din of gunfire and enemy growls. Unfortunately, the rest of the sound design doesn't measure up as well. The soundtrack consists of mostly minimalist beats and tracks that are barely even noticeable, let alone memorable. The voice acting consists of David Duchovny, Powers Boothe, and Marilyn Manson. Boothe simply appears over the radio from time to time to bark orders at you, Manson's jar-encased, fleshy, psychic creature is amusing, though not because of his voice work, and Duchovny sounds like he is recurring his role back during his X-File days.
In the end, Area 51 turns in what amounts to the perfect game for first person shooter fans. The graphics are good enough (well you can see what’s happening) the sound is fantastic (you really can here the blood splatter) and game play is unique and exciting. It’s a brief and frequently enjoyable game that has some problems, but it does just enough right, to make it worth a playing.
AREA 51 THE BEST KEPT SECRET .......OF FPS
Just got this game after always passing it by.......the game rocks VERY SURPRISED