Tumble down the Rabbit Hole into a deliciously twisted adventure through a shattered Wonderland.

User Rating: 8.5 | American McGee's Alice PS3
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a classic, so it's only natural that this game is a cult classic. Since I'm not a PC gamer, I was incredibly happy to hear that the classic American McGee's Alice was included as the online pass for Alice: Madness Returns and I'm happy to say I haven't been disappointed.

The plot follows Alice traveling through Wonderland, trying to save it from the Queen of Hearts. Alice has gotten quite dark since her first two adventures in Wonderland, her parents and sister died when their house caught fire. Alice was sent to an asylum and has retreated to Wonderland only to find it seeped in madness. The story has great potential but it's more shallow then it could have been. It's still worth playing the 6 hour game for.

The gameplay in Alice is actually incredibly simple, it's a platformer with shallow combat though the controls take some getting used to. You explore areas based off places from Wonderland that have been twisted by the Queen of Hearts. You meet other characters and fight evil creatures with an assortment of weapons. The save system is annoying since the game has no checkpoints, you die you go back to your last save, thankfully you can save at any time. You die instantly from falling in pits and the game gets quite difficult coming on the end. Still, it's an enjoyable experience.

The music is chilling in this game. The music is made by Chris Vrenna, who was a former Nine-Inch-Nails member, and it is excellent. It's incredibly eerie since some of the tracks are made with children's toys and it comes out as the perfect soundtrack for the twisted and broken Wonderland. The voice work is good as well, with the Cheshire Cat being the best.

The art-style is brilliant and it's thanks to the art that it looks good even today. From the dreary Village of the Doomed to the eerily beautiful Vale of Tears, it's great to look at. The character models aren't as impressive but they get the job done.

In closing, this is a great thing to promote the second game with and it's a great game on top of that. If you haven't played it yet but are interested, give it a try, Wonderland depends on your participation.

Story: 8.0/10
Gameplay: 8.0/10
Audio: 9.0/10
Presentation: 9.0/10