BlackSite: Area 51 - hands-on

They definitely did not come in peace

If you like your science fiction kitschy, you've come to the wrong place. And if you like your alien invasions to involve tin-plated saucers, ray guns and adorable egg-headed extraterrestrials, BlackSite: Area 51 is not the game for you.

The aliens here are big, mean and freaky. Seriously, disturbingly freaky. Even after getting hands-on time with the upcoming first person shooter, we're nowhere close to figuring them out. We encountered the first tearing off a car's door, reaching inside with a long arm and mercilessly gutting the driver before casually tossing his body across the length of a gas station.

And that wasn't even the scary part. No, that would be when we saw the creature in the light and noticed it looked unsettlingly human... albeit just a human torso that had been grafted onto spindly robot legs and equipped with head-mounted machine guns. Or when we thought we had destroyed the cyborg, but suddenly discovered the detached, hungry-looking torso crawling desperately after us through puddles and mud on the rain-soaked pavement. Hit the Images tab above to see the aliens we couldn't even find words to describe.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I enjoy sunshine, the company of kittens and turning frowns upside down. I am also a fan of sarcasm. Let's be friends!
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