Alekhine’s Gun, Third-Person Stealth Game Now Available On Steam

Following its release on the Xbox One and PS4, Alekhine’s Gun from Maximum Games and KISS has officially launched on their third-person, stealth-action title on Steam.

The game has rather poor scores on the PS4 and Xbox One, and unsurprisingly so. It’s a mid-budget title that’s probably best described as a poor man’s Hitman. Even still, a poor man’s Hitman is still better than another zombie survival game or a modern military first-person shooter. You can almost count on one hand how many third-person stealth games we get a year.

The game’s launch on PC was accompanied by a trailer that features music more amped up the gameplay itself. You can check it out below.

Alekhine’s Gun (PC) – Launch 11 March 2016

Pre-order Alekhine’s Gun now: It is the height of the Cold War, a time of global uncertainty and civil unrest. You are Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin, driven by a moral compass that leads you headfirst into a covert operation unsanctioned by the country you previously served.

As mentioned, the game is like a poor man’s Hitman; you can sneak around, kill NPCs, take their clothes, hide their bodies or shoot them in the face. Basically you can play the way you want, either out-and-about Rambo or stealthy like Jason Bourne.

The game is set during the cold war Cuban Missile Crisis. Players will have to navigate through 11 different levels as Russian assassin, Agent Alekhine. The game centers around international subterfuge and uneasy allegiances between Russia and the CIA.

While the console reviews have been pretty poor for the game, the Steam user reviews have been fairly positive. You can see what some unedited gameplay looks like with Nokzen N.’s 22 minute gameplay video below, and form your own opinion of what you think about the game.

Alekhine’s Gun Gameplay – Mission 1

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Some have compared Alekhine’s Gun to Velvet Assassin, Hitman: Absolution and a tad bit of the old Splinter Cell games before they turned Sam Fisher into a Jack Bauer copycat.

I’m sure a lot of PC gamers are just happy that the game isn’t a poor port like some of the other recent releases, most notably IO Interactive’s first episode of the Hitman reboot, which is laced with always-on DRM and plenty of performance-halting hiccups.

If you want to learn more about Alekhine’s Gun or pick up a digital copy for yourself for $39.99, you can do so by heading on over to the Steam store page.


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