Captivating the players in the world of crime, murders and mystery, Alter Ego is one game that no lover of thrill and murder mysteries can afford to let go. Building thrills, chills and suspense till the end this game surely fascinates the imagination and challenges the logic of the player at many levels. The story of Alter Ego takes place in the town of Plymouth where the residents of the city witness, first the death of Sir William Lewis who has left a scar on the minds of the residents with the mystery and the murders surrounding him and then the chilling robbery of his grave from where his body goes missing. The residents are scared to death and just at this chaotic time, arrive two people Tim Moor and British detective Briscol, one who works against the law and the other one against it. Both these men land right on two different sides of this gruesome mystery and in order to save themselves they must solve it. The player has to add 2 and 2 and follow the clues which oscillate between the understanding of both Tim and Briscol.
The play has 3D character which is placed in high resolution background. All the characters fit and blend into the environment easily and every environment carry a certain mysterious mood after the setting of the sun, which makes the all the scenes that take place in the nights, shine adding mystery as well a sense of unease in the environment. Some of the scenes like the one where Tim sneaks in the manor give the entire scene a claustrophobic feel with its high walls, sheer space, dim lighting and camera angles. The Alter Ego Game has been designed quite cleverly; the items that will help the player to solve the puzzle shine giving clues. This is an excellent visual clue since the items blend nicely in the environment along with the characters. To help the player to get to the next level a special feature has been added, the player has to just press key F1 after which certain icons will appear on almost every item with which the player has to interact.
The Alter Ego Game audio sound is crisp and clear making. The sound effects are thrilling and chilling with an air of uncertainty. The echo system is also quite good and there are subtitles playing below, which help both the player and the viewer in understanding exactly what the characters are exactly saying. Alter Ego Game has simple controls which are quite easy to operate. All the controls can easily fit in one page. A left click allows you to inspect an object or a person, a right click lets you examine it closely. The player has to use both the functions alternatively to progress in the game. For faster movement and transition from one scene to another the player has to double click. The double also helps to make Tim and Briscol run fast from one location to another. The player if he wants to use an item has to do left click to select it. If the player wants to see everything, he wants to interact in a scene he just has to press and hold key F1, for locating the exit points one has to hold and press E key and if the player forgets anything then he can just press escape which brings him back on the main menu. The replay ability of this game is same every time since there are no other paths to take so each time you start a new game you have to go through the same actions. Alter Ego Game blends in some elements of Xfiles with the European gothic horror giving the game an intriguing tone and though the lead pair resemble to the pair of X files that is Scully and Mulder but it is done so subtly that the player can expect no cliches.