I Am Alive review scores rather satisfactory, rounded-up

Tuesday, 6th March 2012 17:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft’s I Am Alive releases tomorrow on Xbox Live and reviews for the digital title have starting going live. Get rounded-up below.

All seem to feel the game is a rather solid experience, with the majority thus far handing the digital title an 8 or above – Spong gave it a 7 as did Edge, and IGN bucked the trend by handing it a 4.5.

Game’s out this spring on PSN, and as more reviews come out, we’ll update the post accordingly.



  1. Fnerk – 9.0/10

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Ashwin

    TSA gave it a 4/10.

    I normally trust those guys but … Hmm

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    Wtf is up with IGN?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    Here’s our review steph. Cheers :) Good (4/6)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy 4/5

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Red

    I guess Ubi didn’t give the exclusive first review to IGN. Seriously, even Edge and Eurogamer gave it 7 and 8.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Well, watching IGN’s video review and GameSpots, IGN comes off as more honest.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DSB

    It’s pretty pathetic that as soon as a publication scores something differently than everybody else, gamers somehow see that as a disservice, or “wrong”.

    So… If every review is supposed to read the same and score the same, why do we need more than one reviewer? And why are people complaining about publishers buying people off? They’re just ensuring the “consistency” that is apparently so precious.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #8 well thats in the line with the previous discussion DSB, here we have the two sides of the coin, that in my eyes tend to affect reviews in the end, without making them dishonest, it will be interesting to make a topic out of this with a lot of views in this issue.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DuckOfDestiny


    God forbid somebody has an opinion that differs to the majority.

    Gears of War it’s immensely popular, however I’d rate it a solid 4/10. Why? Because, that’s just, like, my opinion, man.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DSB

    @9 I’m always game for approaching that though.

    Look at the difference between those guys and videogame critics. They’re actually using their own words to describe something, they’re enterpreting what they see according to their own feelings and references, they’re actually disagreeing on what’s good and what’s bad.

    You can always argue what a review “should be” – but in my opinion if the above isn’t reflected, then it’s a sign of a terribly low quality or even low culture of criticism.

    Personally I think a review is 50% entertainment and 50% analysis, which together make up a final opinion.

    You don’t know the name Roger Ebert because you agree with him, or because he’s somehow smarter than everybody else, or because he’s always “right” according to whatever cocked up standard. You know the name because he’s entertaining, interesting and obviously very opinionated.

    In my opinion those are the hallmarks of proper criticism. It’s very hard to find in videogames.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. jamesmilner2

    New Game Network – 76/100

    #12 3 years ago
  13. PEYJ

    Damn! I don’t know what to make of this game. After looking at some video reviews and reading some of the written ones AND checking out the number and average of mark level, I cannot find a consensus in it. That’s not a bad thing, it just that usually one can find a consensus in the marking.

    #13 3 years ago

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