Secret agent Michael Thorton must investigate the destruction of a commercial airliner in this spy-filled role playing title from SEGA.
Based in the near future, national relations across the globe are tested when a U.S. missile shoots down an airliner over Eastern Europe. With the U.S. government denying responsibility, secret agent Michael Thorton is brought in to investigate and punish those responsible. Alpha Protocol has the feel of a classic thriller, but its gameplay elements are strongly influenced by the realm of role playing games.
Developed by the minds behind classic role playing titles such as Baldur’s Gate and Fallout, Alpha Protocol gives players a great deal of influence over the progress of their character. Players can advance their spy with combat, marksmanship and gadget upgrades as they advance. Alpha Protocol’s storyline is also dynamic, allowing players to make their own decisions as they play and influence the final outcome of the plot. Each decision is made within a strict time limit, forcing players to make snap decisions and deal with the consequences.
Alpha Protocol has the real-world look of a gritty action title, but its robust upgrade system and progressive plot give this thriller a more rewarding role playing edge.