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Alpha Polaris: A Horror Adventure Game

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In the midst of the snowfields of Greenland lies Alpha Polaris, an American oil research station. High above, the ion storm of the century is gathering, bringing about a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors...

Alpha Polaris is an old-school adventure game focusing on character-driven horror and environmental themes. Previously released worldwide in retail, the game features professional voice-acted dialogues, hand-drawn dialogue portraits and an original soundtrack.

Alpha Polaris was developed by Turmoil Games, an indie game studio situated in Finnish Lapland, making the game an authentic Arctic production. Developed during two long and dark Finnish winters, inspiration for the game was drawn from such sources as inuit legends, Cthulhu mythos and the very real blight polar bears face today.

The Steam edition includes:
* Expanded resolution support (MINIMUM RESOLUTION 1280x768)
* Steam achievements & trading cards
* Minor tweaks & bug fixes, tweaked dialogues
* English voice acting, ingame texts available in English, Russian, German and Polish
Release date
Turmoil Games
Turmoil Games
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Processor: Intel P4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 1000 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: MINIMUM RESOLUTION 1280*768
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Alpha Polaris: A Horror Adventure Game reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Hey:] I was Interested in the Game because I was looking for Horror Adventure, there I came across Alpha Polaris and I thought, let's give the Game a Chance. From the Story and the Atmosphere, it was not bad and fun, only unfortunately it was kept quite short and I also found that towards the End the more or less a "Hop Hop we have to Bring the Game to a close." That bothered me a bit, because I think you could have got a little more out of it. The Puzzles I found not difficult in itself, you could think a lot of things quickly and easily together and you also have, if you don't know what to Do, the Chance to click on Rune and this one gives us your Thoughts with (what you have to do on the Day) This Helps us to get very far. If you hope to get an Adventure Game, where you are frightened in some cases, you will unfortunately be disappointed. There were maybe 1 to 2 scenes in the whole Game where you had been frightened for a moment, otherwise rather less. I have to say that I thought the Sound Effects were really good, since you had felt a slight Goosebumps every now and then. So If you're looking for a little Adventure in icy Greenland;) The one should access here, it's worth it.
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In brevity lies the Seasoning, they say so beautifully. A KLEINES Indie "Point & Click" Adventure in Greenland. Yes, because Alpha Polaris has a maximum Playing Time of 4-6 Hours (Jeh after progressing) and not much Leeway. That is, there is "unfortunately" not much to discover or other Places. (Except the Base + round once, the Crevasse and a few small Side Rooms) BUT it doesn't have to be to build tension or tell a nice Story! We can move freely and take things in or investigate with the Mouse. In The Backpack, Items are combined or other Things examined (With the Space key, we turn on all hotspots so that you don't have to click with the Mouse wild everywhere ^ ^) Me has tied it up and would drive me mad about further Games of this Kind by these Developers The:) What also gave me Goosebumps Was the Final Music * _ _ * (On Youtube: "Closer to the Sky (End Credits) | Alpha Polaris OST | Wind Aper "enter!) A very nice Soundtrack: 3 Pro:-Very good Characters + setting-Environment looks wonderful-Linear & Exciting Story with unexpected Output! -18 Achievements & Collectible Cards 2 tiny Defects:-The Price itself in the Sale (€3.59) seems to me just fitting. But unfortunately Alpha Polaris is NOT worth £12 for me. I'm sorry. Should not be a mecker or a great Criticism. I like to support Indie Developers who make good Games for it, but I am a small Game, which also has no need for repetition, no domes 3 of a Top Title game Value! (Top Titles such as new Call of Duty or the soon to be new "Deus Ex ..." 35-40 on Key Pages)-2x crashed and as always I hadn't saved for a long time:D (No further tragic) Vllt was lying on Window mode. Nevertheless positive and please more of the same:D What is Ultimately at Stake, you can find out for yourself:P Dear Greetings Turbiii PS: My Reviews Are different. Sometimes long, sometimes short. I don't write Reviews to want to get "positive" Thumbs (Like Likes on Facebook) ... Fingers itch me quite little. (Gives enough idiots anyway who simply click "Not Helpful" out of Envy or Boredom ...) I'm primarily concerned with showing the Developers that I liked the Game and then you guys. I write THAT what I want! I wouldn't know what else to write at Alpha Polaris.
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