Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport is a fighting game developed by Argo game and published by Apogee software. Xenophage was released for DOS in December of 1995, discontinued in November of 2003, and released as freeware on April 24, 2006. The story is that aliens (and two humans) are fighting for the right to procreate. Should this game be allowed to procreate, or should this game go extinct?
Graphics-Background wise, the graphics aren’t terrible. They are nice, and the action in the backgrounds is a nice touch. Character wise not so much. They look horrible, they move stiffly, and they’re very uncreative.
Sound-The sound effects are very bland and very generic. There is nothing really interesting about the sound effects. The soundtrack tried to be metal and hard rock like, but fails miserably. There are no memorable tunes in this game.
Gameplay-The gameplay is like ‘Mortal Kombat’ except worse. The game tries a little too hard to be a ‘Mortal Kombat’ clone, and fails in all levels. But the biggest offense of all is the so called “finishers” as they too are really weak. And to make the gameplay even more pathetic, the flambé finisher didn’t need to exist what so ever. The only good thing is that you can beat your opponent while they’re down. The training mode is only average at best. The only redeeming factor is the free play mode, which is probably the best mode of all.
Story-Of all the stories in every fighting game that ever exist, this has to be not only the weirdest, but also the stupidest. Fighting for the right to procreate? This game could’ve done much better story wise. While the story is original, it is very weak at best.
Overall-This game is even worse than Nitemare 3d. The only redeeming factor this game has is that it is free to play, because even spending a penny is too much.
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