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Alpha Protocol
Alpha Protocol: The Espionage RPG
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Release Date (US):
June 1st, 2010
Release Date (UK):
May 21st, 2010
Online Players:
Obsidian Entertainment
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
429 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
318 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Alpha Protocol

In the world of espionage, nothing is as it seems in Obsidian Entertainment's blockbuster RPG thriller, Alpha Protocol. Players will assume the role of Michael Thorton, a highly skilled government operative trained to eliminate threats to national security. When a mission goes horribly wrong, Thorton is the only one with the information, skills, and audacity to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so, he will utilize the very government directive that the enemy sought to use against him - Alpha Protocol.



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Alpha Protocol is all ambition with little follow through. This espionage-RPG attempts to draw players into a world of lock picking, Saudi terrorists, and secret government conspiracies, but does it so ineffectively it is hard to maintain interest past the first mission.

We like

  • The control players have on how the story plays out
  • An overall interesting concept
  • The dialogue system

We dislike

  • The wretched cover mechanics
  • The enormous amount of visual and animation glitches
  • The poor camera perspectives

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Last September we compiled a list of our most anticipated games for the remainder of that year. Coming in at 8 was Obsidian Entertainment’s espionage-RPG game, Alpha Protocol, which to our dismay was put on SEGA’s backburner for about six months. It’s unclear if the delay was strictly to distance itself from Modern Warfare 2’s chart dominance, or if Alpha Protocol needed some more refinement. Now, after...

Alpha Protocol News

  • No sequel for Alpha Protocol, says SEGA

    SEGA has poured cold water on any hopes of seeing a follow-up to Alpha Protocol, revealing the game ultimately didn’t sell well enough to warrant a sequel. Developed by Obsidian, Alpha Protocol received a luke warm reception from the games press, and ultimately failed to meet SEGA’s e...

  • Alpha Protocol gets new release date

    Remember hearing about Obsidian’s stealth-action-RPG? We don’t blame you if it’s off your radar since it was delayed back in October 2009 to a generic summer 2010 release schedule. Well, we now have a more concrete release date (hopefully). Alpha Protocol is slated for release in E...

  • Alpha Protocol pushed back to 2010

    SEGA's website recently updated the release date for Obsidian's anticipated espionage action-RPG Alpha Protocol to spring 2010. With the original release being in October, this pushes the title back nearly half a year. So far, SEGA has not provided an official explanation for the delay, but this...

  • Dev Diary for Alpha Protocol leaves us wanting more

    In this Dev Diary, Chris Parker describes how Alpha Protocol is attempting to be unlike any other role-playing game created. Fortunately, this includes an experience that is both action-oriented and twitchy in the decision making process. Our only concern in regards to Alpha Protocol is the history ...

  • Obsidian promotes choices in Alpha Protocol trailer

    SEGA and Obsidian has dubbed Alpha Protocol the first modern-day spy RPG and rightfully so. In this latest gameplay trailer, Alpha Protocol leaves you feeling like you may just get the chance to feel what it's really like to be a guy like Jason Bourne. With what looks to be solid melee combat, shoot...

  • Alpha Protocol not 'leading' on Xbox 360

    Alpha Protocol, Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming action RPG, is not 'leading' on the Xbox 360, as some have previously presumed. In fact, the game has no lead platform at all. The game "is being developed for all [platforms] (PC, 360, and PS3) concurrently," Matthew Rorie, Obsidian's M...

  • Alpha Protocol "Choices" gameplay trailer

    From the depths of Obsidian Entertainment springs Alpha Protocol, an action RPG where combat and meaningful, interactive conversations play out in real time. You're Michael Thorton, a highly skilled government operative trained to eliminate threats to national security. Although the game looks gr...

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