Alpha Protocol is an action role playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows gaming computers. The game is a cross between a third-person shooter and an role-playing game and combines the twitch-based real time gameplay of a shooter with stats, equipment upgrades, and characters choices of an RPG. The game is different than other RPGs in that it has a modern day setting instead of a fantasy or science fiction one. The game also has an interactive story with a focus on choice and decisions in both story and gameplay, often meaning that there are multiple ways to do the same thing or different ways to complete a mission. In Alpha Protocol players take up the role of Michael Thorton, a special agent who is cut off and betrayed by his superiors and then goes undercover in order to find the truth.
- Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC Windows
- RPG and third-person shooter hybrid
- heavy emphasis on choice
- customizable character
- improve skills based on player preference
- modern day setting