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New I Am Alive trailer goes in for the kill

In order to keep breathing in I Am Alive, players will have to contend with a host of post-apocalyptic looters, wackos, and psychopaths. Luckily, the main character Adam Collins will be adequately equipped to hold his own in combat. At least, that's what we're led to believe from Ubisoft's latest gameplay trailer.

I Am Alive picks up after the events of a catastrophic earthquake which leaves Chicago in ruins, and its citizens in a state of desperation. As Adam, players will be tasked with leading his daughter to safety, and helping the more noble survivors pick up the pieces of their broken world.

This trailer follows December's “The Rules” video, which is also a helpful tutorial for surviving Ubisoft's apocalypse. For a first-hand account, make sure to check GR's latest preview.

I Am Alive is excepted to arrive on XBLA as part of Microsoft's 2012 House Party on February 22.

26 comments

  • Cruddi - January 23, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    This games does look complex for a Download only, lets hope if this does very well the'll make n other as a retail release :-D
  • captiandog - January 18, 2012 10:39 p.m.

    how you talk to enemies and threaton to shoot so you can go around them lools cool
  • captiandog - January 18, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    looks not lools
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 18, 2012 7:41 p.m.

    Either I Am Alive or Last of Us needs to be cancelled or get a drastic name change because I keep getting them mixed up.
  • Z-man427 - January 18, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    I'm intrigued by it. I just wish it wasn't so brown and grey.
  • GaryTheGuidoHunter - January 18, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    I can't wait to play this! I still feel like the game has changed a lot from it's initial trailer. In the trailer, it's just an average guy still in his ragged clothes from work and not combat gear.. I guess it's the little details that help make a game interesting for me and the first trailer is usually never the same as the final game. But I will still play this.
  • The_King_of_Nothing - January 18, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    People seem to be complaining about the graphics. It's nothing impressive, but they are not bad at all. I think some are just to spoiled by some of the graphic juggernauts out there that they seem to think that every game that isn't BF3 quality is a POS. Don't forget that better graphics doesn't mean better game. Look at BF3, at least he campaign. It had the great graphics and gameplay was pretty good, but the story was nothing new and a bit of a let down. (I also thought the multiplayer was crap that pandered too much to vehicle hogs and camping, but that's opinion). The story and actual gameplay are the most important parts. Granted their is a certain level that needs to be met graphically, but this game seems to meet those with room to spare.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - January 18, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    I'm very intrigued by this game, but I do worry that it might be a little too high-concept for the budget they've been given. The ideas presented in this video would require a lot of work and a fairly ingenious AI engine in order to make them truly work, and I just don't know if they'll be able to pull it off given what they have to work with. Here's hoping though.
  • spencertucksen - January 18, 2012 3:19 p.m.

    Dude got "This is Sparta!'d" at the end. And it was glorious.
  • Wade D McGinnis - January 18, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    I am just glade this game didn't become vaporware.
  • spideralex90 - January 18, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    This could be awesome.
  • BladedFalcon - January 18, 2012 12:51 p.m.

    Graphics and animation definitely took a hit by becoming a DLC title, but if they really manage to motivate the player to be inventive when encountering a threat rather than just be able to mindlessly shoot everybody, This could be worthwhile. I WANT to like this game, since it's a survival game that for once does not have zombies or other kind of monsters. I just hope the story can remain reasonably grounded.
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 18, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    My thoughts almost verbatim. This game seems really interesting, and I love to play through post-apocalyptic settings. I'll wait for a review, but since it's downloadable, it should be pretty inexpensive.
  • ObliqueZombie - January 18, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    Too bad for the PC guys. It looks like too much of a hassle to even get the damn things started. Ah well, I'll have my nice and stupidly simple Xbox to start it up. I'm a little too hopeful for this game, but seeing as it's a downloadable, $15 game, I won't be losing much when it comes around.
  • db1331 - January 18, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    I don't think PC-only players are missing out on anything here. I have a PS3 as well, and wouldn't play this if it were free.
  • BladedFalcon - January 18, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    Judging a game with such finality without even playing it... And judging only on graphical aspects... That's wise, and not shallow at all. *rolls eyes*
  • db1331 - January 18, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    Animation is not graphics. Truthfully it looks bad all around. I don't need to see a new Nicholas Cage movie to know it's bad. I can tell by the trailer. Same principle here.
  • BladedFalcon - January 18, 2012 1:35 p.m.

    Animation is still a visual aspect that ultimately doesn't affect or break the gameplay. So yeah, it's still shallow to judge a game because of that. it's a nice bonus if a game does well in that department, (like max Payne 3 seems to be doing.)But if the gameplay is good, challenging and imaginative enough, i couldn't care less if the graphics aren't as great. Also, you applied the same principle with Sonic generations, and you were proven wrong my the majority of sites. You're a fan of judging and slamming things before they even come out, and that's just as idiotic as the fanboys claiming that ME3 WILL BE THE BEST GAME EVAR!!! even though it hasn't been released either.
  • spideralex90 - January 18, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    Mass Effect 3 will probably be one of the best games ever. And animation is an important aspect of games. But none the less this game is low budget and cheap for us. I'm not expecting AAA quality. It looks like it could be good.
  • BladedFalcon - January 18, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    I never said it won't be. I'm pretty damn excited for it as well. But I can't really assure it will be until I can play it myself. Basically, what ticks me off is people that make absolute assertions of either "It SUX!" or "IT ROCKS!" without even playing the damn game first, or at least waiting till reviews and general consensus comes out. That's exactly what an idiot, or a fanboy, not a inteligent, sensible person does.

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