The now-infamous Area 51 meme might be long gone, but you can now remember it forever thanks to Steam’s Storm Area 51.
The PC game based off the meme has received terrible reviews all around, with lots of people blaming Keemstar for promoting the title.
KEEMSTAR play testing our 1st build! “Storm Area 51” pic.twitter.com/rdcz34KSS1— Storm Area 51 (@Area51Game) July 17, 2019
On the official Steam page for the game, the description reads: “Survive the epic raid on Area 51 and rescue the aliens from the military compound using classic stealth mechanics and cover.
“It’s 3am, September 20th, 2019…. join the millions planning to storm Area 51 in this alien rescue action simulator. Brought to you by Keemstar, can you survive the break in, find the helpless alien captives and get them safely to their UFO to pilot them out of Area 51 and show the world what the government has been hiding all these years?
“Find and explore hidden back routes and enter the legendary Area 51, avoid the guards using classic stealth mechanics, locate the captured aliens and escort them to their mothership! Utilise the other runners as human cover or provide the ultimate sacrifice so that others might succeed!”
Though it might be a nice idea as concept (and probably a helluva lot safer than the actual planned raid of the top-secret military compound) it’s sadly not living up to expectations.
At the time of writing, 33% of the game’s Early Access reviews are Negative, earning it a score at the moment of “Mostly Negative.”
One user review reads: “Horrible game…good job Keem for getting my money. Not buying one more game supported by that gnome.”
Another added: “Development was pretty rushed, as they were trying to get it out before the actual area 51 raid was going to take place, and it really shows, most of the mechanics aren’t there so right now it’s basically a half finished stealth game with no objective.”
One player in particular branded it as the worst game they’d ever played, writing: “this game is trash, straight trash. I’m all for being in on a joke, but this game is so bad it kills the joke. Save your money, it’s bad. Not ironically bad, just bad. Probably the worst thing i’ve played and believe me i have played a lot.”
Keemstar and the development team at ProjectorGames have yet to responds to the poor reception, but hey, the game’s in Early Access, so it’s got time to improve…
The page adds: “Help us evolve our game in Early Access by providing community feedback on level design and features, voice acting and chances to have your name in the final game!”
Featured Image Credit: ProjectorGames