Alice: Madness Returns

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In American McGee’s Alice, Complete the Game   

Complete all the stages Royal Rage, Battle Royale, Ascension, Castle Keep, and Heart of Darkness. This is a story related achievement for American McGee's Alice and cannot be missed.

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Comment #1 by Mgetter
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 02:44:01 PM

I wonder if this is for the pack-in download of the original game. I didnt play it, so Im glad I get to, but it seems weird that the achievement unlocks under this game (unless the original game is treated as an in-game feature rather than its own arcade downloadable title - I cant see it working any other way, unless this is just a bad description)

Comment #2 by RikusTwilight
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 05:28:12 AM

Yeah It does seem like a weird thing to do. Yet the Achievements for the original Alice only add up to 100 so maybe its 900 for Madness returns and 100 for the Original Alice, but all under one banner.

Comment #3 by seven43861
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 08:24:32 PM

Doesn't matter to me, I get a chance to play the first one and catch up on the story, and earn achievements doing it, woo-hoo!

Comment #4 by DSOUCY
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 08:49:11 PM

I'm confused... Isn't the first Alice supposed to also be a stand alone xbla release later this year? Meaning it would have it's own 200 achievement points? I hope this isn't accurate or we are misreading it.

Am I the only one that finds it odd that there is no info/trailers anything on Xbox Live and this comes out Tuesday?

Comment #5 by geneon101
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 12:48:11 AM

you get a code in your game case when you buy the game. its not a standalone game but but rather more as dlc. also the graphics are improved and all that.

Comment #6 by DARK DREAMER75
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 01:33:32 AM

Yea. You get a code for it. I havent played it yet. I started on Madness returns first. Its free though.

Comment #7 by warlockx5
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 04:19:58 AM

I just got through beating this. It was a great trip down memory lane. It is a little buggy, but manageable. My suggestion is to save FREQUENTLY! Cause you'll die a lot from something as simple as missing a jump. It's a tad annoying. But the game was fantastic. Gonna start on Madness tomorrow. Good gaming everyone!

Comment #8 by Jack Pumpkinhed
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 02:06:39 AM

I second the saving frequently. This is an older game and only autosaves when you enter a new level. I think the reason this is tied to Madness returns is because it's a niec bonus and it's to get people caught up on the story of the original.

As for it being released as a stand alone, it will not have achievements. You will still need the Madness Returns disk to access the game. They are doing that for people who gamefly or buy used.

Comment #9 by Wess25
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 12:12:43 PM

So if I shell out the $10 for American McGee's Alice and I don't have the retail game I can't play it? If that is true then it's really an awful move on EA's part. But that's what you get dealing with EA.

Comment #10 by DENAz666
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 07:01:29 AM

@9 Yup, think of this as DLC

Comment #11 by Darkelf X
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 04:09:38 PM

@10 : But then they broke the 1000 GS per retail game rule, since A:MR only has 900 GS. Kinda odd :/

Comment #12 by Hybridchld
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 04:38:06 PM

@11 its a feature of the game that you have to have an online pass for not regular DLC.

By your logic Bulletstorm broke the rules becuase it has MP achievements that require the pass.

Either way there's no rule that says a retail game has to have the full 1k, there have been others that have had less like Condemned and one of the LOTR games.

Comment #13 by Darkelf X
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 06:55:01 AM

@12 : OK, haven't played Bulletstorm yet. I'd really like to see MS stopping these kinds of "pay extra for your GS" methods. :/

I know I know.. :D

@Game : It was really nice, to play it again (still have my PC version :) ), BUT they should have at least taken the new control mechanics from A:MR for jumping and walking. XD

Comment #14 by The Malta Dog
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 04:05:10 PM

For anyone out there who is having trouble with the final boss this is what you do.

The monster queen will duck into the abyss. With the Jabbawock eye staff hold down Y. This unleashes a massive air-raid that will kill all the tentacles. Then fall down to the ledge on your right and collect the blunderbuss. Shoot her in the head. The blunderbuss uses the whole blue bar so you have to collect more hearts and two more shots should finish her off.

Comment #15 by zdude
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 01:26:56 AM

@10 : But then they broke the 1000 GS per retail game rule, since A:MR only has 900 GS. Kinda odd :/

Still fable 2 broke the rule to cos u needed to buy pub games to complete 1 achievement from it so I think these people couldnt care less.

Comment #16 by ZER0SUPERMAN
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 06:08:32 AM

American McGee's Alice was terrible. At the very least, they should have added some slight adhesion factor to the game engine, considering you spend so much time platforming.

The concept of AM:A is great, but the developers are lazy for shoving their 11 year old game into a $60 retail sequel with only a graphical upgrade. This is 2011, try utilizing the abilities of modern consoles.

Also, to clear up the speculation above, AM:A is a Game Add On to Madness Returns when you look it up in the XBL Game Marketplace. It sells for 800MSP.

Comment #17 by Rosebud1982
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 09:49:14 AM

does anyone else find this game difficult?

Comment #18 by Little Hell Angel
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 03:19:49 PM

Yes. Right now I'm stuck in the crazed clock work trying to get to hatter. I have no clue what I'm doing and other than this game needing a major graphics and play update like auto saving in more than one place and better jumping abilities I like it. I never got to play the pc version so it's nice to know the backstory on madness returns.

Comment #19 by Jack Pumpkinhed
Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 05:55:03 PM

@16: This wasn't really put in the game to be "new and improved" or anything of the sort. It's like a bonus for all the AM:A fans from WAY back when it initially came out as an awesome add on. By today's standards, yes, the game is definitely dated. Then again, I wouldn't be excited to play a updated version with new sequences, moves etc. because it destroys the nostalgia.

Either way, I don't think they are lazy for "shoving" their original game into this. I applaud them for doing what a ton of gamers wanted, which was for AM:A to be released in one form or another on Xbox.

Comment #20 by Little Hell Angel
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 07:01:53 PM

Has anyone any suggestions for getting past the jabbawocky the second time in queen of heartland at the entrance to the royal palace.

Comment #21 by ImAKing1987
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 06:01:50 PM

I feel stupid for starting this on Nightmare, cause there isn't any need
Oh well, I guess I should have re-read the achievements. :p

Comment #22 by zdude
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 10:01:08 PM

@20 use ur blunderbuss recollect mana and reuse it that would kill him

Comment #23 by NephilimBride
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 02:25:23 PM

@King I'm sure you've beat it on nightmare by now and so you realize you get the achievement for beating EVERY level upon completion of Nightmare. That allotta bloops! This is a loop hole that my bf discovered sometime ago and it is applicable to practically every game with the same line of completion achievements. I think its kinda cheap, but theres your silver lining!

Comment #24 by Little Hell Angel
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 02:25:35 PM

@22: What blunderbuss?

Comment #25 by resevil239
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 09:56:09 PM

@24: an old shotgun.

@23: so you get the achivments for the original alice if you beat this one on nightmare? Thats a little shaddy: fool people into thinking you need to buy it new or an addon to by pass MS's rule of 1000gs w/out extra purchases. Also, to the person who mentioned fable 2: they fixed that (I think through DLC and/or the game thing on their site) because it was an accident. They didn't do it on perpouse and MS didn't let them get away with it.

Comment #26 by Kaze Katana
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 02:56:09 AM

So boring.... cant believe i want to force myself to get 1k even though i got
the first alice game for free from work.

Comment #27 by A HornyGreenMan
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 08:51:22 AM

this sucks, i bought the game used and didn't get the code, i am definitely not buying the code seperately, so i guess it's yet another game that ruined my 100% because of add-ons that i don't want to buy, like L.A. Noire.

Comment #28 by Little Hell Angel
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 08:15:10 PM

Where's the Blunderbuss? Looks like I'll have to start over and find it. yuck.

Comment #29 by sapphire1983
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 12:14:36 PM

wow the controls of this game ar really annoying,
and the autosave also,starting over everytime you drop down or something.
But I still want the achievements :(

Comment #30 by Expendable789
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 11:17:46 PM

The DLC is rather annoying. But like everyone has said, save frequentely.
Especially before a big jump where you might miss the rope, shroom, etc.

Comment #31 by Ravenskull666
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 11:33:35 AM

@23 and 25 you Do Not have to play the original Alice on nightmare or hard mode to get that cheevo. U only have to play Madness Returns on those difficulties. U can play original Alice on easy and still get it :)

Comment #32 by Onyxflamegod
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:14:23 PM

@15 No you don't. I have no clue why you think you need pub games for any achievemnt on Fable 2...
I have all Fable 2 achievements, and I don't have pub games, or know a single person who does have it. So...

Comment #33 by hamed3000
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 04:56:58 AM

america mcgee has a bad controll to enrol alice. any body has any idea?

Comment #34 by Habearu
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:26:02 PM

Wow, having a dlc as part of the main game and having it be something I have alreadyy played before, well done EA,last time I checked, this game is not that good so if you think i'm gonna shell out 800 microsoft points just to play the glitchy, laggy, incoherence of the first Alice then you are sorely mistaken, take your shit somewhere else cause I already suffered through that game once, NEVER AGAIN, just stop making games already.

Comment #35 by TheKobiashimaru
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 03:49:56 AM

You know, all of you can complain, bitch moan and gripe about this, but I for one absolutely loved AM:A for the sheer fact that it was challenging. If you can't get the controls down for the 360, then try something else and stop saying that they need to "stop making these kinds of horrible games." I agree with comment #19, and I love the nostalgia this game brings with it, as well as the satisfaction of finally killing the Jabberwocky and the Red Queen.

Comment #36 by nemeton
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 11:41:00 AM

Just started playing AM:A last night and quite frankly it was amazing. Played it several times on the PC years ago (and still have it kicking about somewhere). The to be honest the controls on the 360 are FAR better than they were on the PC, so stop complaining !

Comment #37 by HVAC Techie
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 01:08:01 AM

I don't see what all the whining is about. Back in October of 2000, this was praised for its graphics and gameplay. This is what passed for a good game back then, and it's meant to tell the backstory of A:MR. Personally I like this idea, they figured this much later, the fanbase of this game was going to be insanely higher than that of the older game, and they wanted fans to experience both.

Comment #38 by PhaseChan
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 03:52:46 AM

It does feel very outdated now, and was obviously built for PC, but I'm not finding it too bad. A game isn't good if it isn't challenging. I'm just going through it on Normal. Some of the jumping is dodgy though....

Comment #39 by otaking live
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 01:51:59 AM

Can't stand level 3 the woods. God awful and long.

Comment #40 by road kill candy
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 01:11:12 PM

Ya it's an old game and some time she wont jump when told to or your standing by something she is ment to grab and wont. and the resone they do this, the DLC; is so you wont buy USED, and if you do and want to play the rest of the game you still pay them money

Comment #41 by ActionTansill
Sunday, August 05, 2012 @ 05:17:50 PM

this is crap, why is it you have to play 2 games to get the points for 1?

Comment #42 by Jack Famine
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 01:54:56 AM

american mcgees alice was terrible! f**king terrible! bad graphics, awful controls and terrible sounds...
but then again, it was free, so maybe I shouldn't feel to hatefull towards it, and I did love!! the real game (madness returns) :P

Comment #43 by alisharawrx3
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 02:22:37 PM

I don't like American McGee's Alice... This is going to be fun getting the achievements. *sigh*

Comment #44 by TechnoN3rd
Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 03:09:00 PM

I think the game is a nice add-on when buying Madness Returns. It allows you to catch up with the story and gives you a chance to play the original without searching for a copy in a store which may or may not be compatible with your PC. I would've liked it more if it wasn't for the bloody Boojums...who thought they would be a good idea?

Comment #45 by RedstoneFanatic
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 05:13:25 AM

I honestly enjoyed it. I think most people are too used to today's standards to like any older games, which is a shame. :/

Comment #46 by ChungJai
Saturday, June 08, 2013 @ 05:40:38 AM

The American McGee's Alice doesn't seem to be available anymore despite the recent announcement from EA that the download is now free. Does anyone know the current situation?

Comment #47 by Young Tobias
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 06:21:21 AM

@46 - I just bought the game second hand, not knowing that you needed DLC to get all the achievements, so I was pretty irritated at first. However, I can confirm that the DLC IS still available as I downloaded it might. You may need to access it via the game's title screen though as opposed to Xbox marketplace. And the good news is that it is indeed free, if I'd had to pay for it I would have punched through a wall. No wonder EA is the most loathed games company in the world in spite of its sales.

Comment #48 by MrHarry Manback
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 04:04:01 AM

Yes, it's free, and in the Marketplace
Very hard, much more so than Madness Returns

Comment #49 by The 23 Freak
Friday, November 07, 2014 @ 04:35:52 AM

Hint for getting through this easily... save every 2 minutes or less.

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Game Info
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US June 14, 2011

HDD Space Required : 5.41 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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