Alice: Madness Returns Rating Outlines Enemy Types, Possible Plot Point?

By Spencer . April 3, 2011 . 2:18am


The ESRB descended into Alice: Madness Returns and pointed out a few enemy types from Spicy Horse’s game. In addition to card guards, players will fight teapots and doll creatures with exposed brains.


This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Alice Little, an asylum patient attempting to understand her past while struggling with an unbalanced psyche. As they traverse between the real world and Alice’s imagination (i.e., Wonderland), players use pepper grinders, knives, and other weapons to attack fantastical enemies (e.g., trolls, puppets, living teapots, doll-like creatures) in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by cries of pain, slashing sounds, and large splashes of blood that stain Alice’s body and the ground. Some enemies can be decapitated, and certain attacks cause them to explode into pieces; in one sequence, young doll-like characters are depicted with bloody wounds that expose their brains. During the course of the game, the dialogue contains occasional references to prostitution (e.g., ‘I saw you down at the bloody whore house,’ ‘Where’d she be without me? On the streets selling her backside,’ and ‘Where’s me money?’/’Get those fat-a*s whores out on the street . . .’). The words ‘f**k’ and ‘c*nt’ can be heard in dialogue.


When we saw Alice: Madness Returns a Spice Horse staffer explained each stage begins in London, which transforms into Wonderland as she loses her grip on reality. Search stages and you can find Alice’s repressed memories. Could the whorehouse the ESRB leaked be one of them?

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  • Ereek

    I need this game.

  • neocatzon

    hope the story real good

  • I just skimmed this quick to see what rating it got, my eyes just caught the word “c*nt” and then it was pretty obvious lol

  • Kris

    Sounds cheery as ever!

  • Fork and Can’t

  • Love the idea where they made Alice the way she is and relate it to her parent in a twisted way, which is really wicked! Can’t wait to get this game!

  • looks like this game are going to be DARK, i’m not sure about this.
    But if the gameplay addicting like DMC or Bayonetta, i will gladly play it^^

  • Seeing how this is a grittier rendition of a popular ‘childrens” story book, it’s interesting to take a look at it.

    • Ereek

      The originals aren’t as “childish” as you may think. In general they are quite twisted. Go back and read them. Then read between the lines. You may also want to read an annotated version.

      You’ll really get a new perspective on the books.

      That said, I’d definitely agree that it’s a grittier take.

  • Quite a dark and twisted take on a tale we’ve heard as children. I love it when something like this happens! Needless to say, I’ll bite.

  • Joanna

    This game looks really interesting. I think the reality becoming more more distorted is the one aspect that I’m really interested in. It just sounds really cool, to see London slowly turning into Wonderland. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this. :)

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