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Alice: Madness Returns

a.k.a. American McGee's Alice 2

published by Electronic Arts in 2011-06-14, developed by Spicy Horse, running on Windows
type: action/reflex, adventure
genre: Tie-In, Fantasy, Horror
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng fre ger ita jpn spa
3.3/5

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Official descriptions (2)
Return to Wonderland and battle the corruption with all new weapon upgrades as well as 6 new collectible dresses. The new fourth tier of weapons tips the scales into Alice's favor by unlocking a whole new level of destruction.

Eleven years ago a horrific fire took Alice’s family from her and left her mind horrifically scarred. Afterwards she was confined to Rutledge Asylum, where she struggled to confront her demons by slipping further into her fantasy world of Wonderland. Now, after ten years, she has finally secured her release—yet she still bears the heavy psychological burden of that tragic event.

With her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Perhaps she’ll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the "real" world can’t provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge. Can Alice save Wonderland—and herself—from the madness that consumes them both?

Key Features:
Intense 3rd person action:
* Use multiple upgradeable melee weapons, including the explosive Teapot Cannon, the punishing Hobby Horse, and the classic Vorpal Blade.

Explore a dark and shattered Wonderland:
* Encounter familiar but now strange characters, including the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and the Red Queen.

Magical abilities:
* Obtain peculiar abilities in Wonderland such as floating with Alice’s dress, shrinking, or growing to towering sizes in order to crush enemies.

Interactive puzzles:
* Intuitive and rewarding puzzles such as transforming obstacles, musical memories, chess, and picture blocks.
# 2011-06-17 21:12:15 - official description
Eleven years ago a horrific fire took Alice’s family from her and left her terribly burned—and her mind terribly scarred. Afterwards she was confined to Rutledge Asylum, struggling to come to terms with her demons by slipping into her fantasy world of Wonderland. Now, after ten years, she has finally secured her release--yet she still bears the heavy psychological burden of that tragic event.

In Alice: Madness Returns, Alice is released from the asylum to a London psychiatrist’s care. As nightmarish hallucinations continue to haunt her and invade her reality, she seeks to understand her torment in order to recover herself. Her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear and neuroses prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Her relocation to London seems only to add to their number and intensity.

Perhaps she’ll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the "real" world can’t provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge.

Can Alice save Wonderland—and herself—from the madness that consumes them both?
# 2010-10-08 12:47:40 - official description
Technical specs
display: textured polygons
Minimum:
* Windows XP w/ SP3, Vista w/ SP2, or 7 w/ SP1
* 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 CPU
* 2 GB RAM
* 256 MB VRAM
* GeForce 7600 or Radeon X1650 GPU
* 8.5 GB HD space
Sanguine # 2011-06-17 21:14:04
Editor note
Never released or announced as American McGee's Alice 2 but references to it as such can be found on official websites, likely to attract attention of those who played or are interested in the original.

Actual working title was "The Return of American McGee's Alice" from 2009-02 till 2010-07 before which it had no name at all and after which it had its final release name.
# 2011-11-03 18:10:08
Authors / Staff
American McGee
External reviews (2) - average: 70%
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20116.5/1065%
201175/10075%
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