June 14, 2011 - Origin
June 17, 2011 - Steam
December 13, 2011 (EU, NA)
December 13, 2011 (NA)
December 21, 2011 (AU, EU)
|Delistings||September 07, 2016 - Steam
March 4, 2022 - Humble Store
June 16, 2022 - Steam
|Relistings||February 28, 2022 - Steam
June 20, 2022 - Steam
|Developer||Spicy Horse Games|
PlayStation 3 (AU, EU, NA)
Xbox 360 (AU, EU, NA)
Alice: Madness Returns was delisted from Steam on or near September 7th, 2016. Some suggested that Electronic Arts chose to remove the game from Steam, along with several others, to incentivize purchases from their own Origin service. However, at least one user reportedly received a reply from Steam Support in late September of 2016 regarding the DRM implementation.
Surprisingly and without notice, Alice: Madness Returns was relisted on Steam on February 28th, 2022, over five years after it was originally removed. According to Steam Community forum discussions at the time, the only change to the game is the removal of EA’s old DRM solution which reportedly caused the delisting in the first place. The game was again delisted from Steam on June 16th, 2022 amongst other Spicy Horse titles before returning yet again on June 20th.
Alice: Madness Returns was formerly available through the Humble Store as a Complete Edition, which included a remaster of American McGee’s Alice and two unlockable weapons. After EA’s partnership with Humble Bundle ended on March 4, 2022, the game was removed from the Humble Store.
About the Game
As children we were told the story of Alice, a girl who went on an amazing adventure with mischievous cats, fancy tea parties, and an extremely irritable Queen. This isn’t a fairytale.
When you download Alice: Madness Returns for your PC, prepare to toss any warm and fuzzy memories of Wonderland out the window. After the death of her family, Alice is now a mentally disturbed young woman. She’s gone through the morbid world of Wonderland before, and now she must descend once again to the depths of madness. The creatures are twisted, the puzzles are wicked, and the world around her is dissolving into insanity – but Alice is ready. Armed with her trusty Vorpal Blade, new magical abilities, and some kick-ass gothic dresses, Alice is a force to reckon with.
Alice is not only on a quest to restore her sanity, but also to discover the truth behind her family’s fiery death eleven years ago. That horrific event may not be a simple accident caused by the house cat. But is she ready to face the truth? Can her already fragile mind survive another trip down the rabbit hole? Her questions can only be answered if you download Alice: Madness Returns.
Follow that seriously sinister rabbit and leave your fond memories of Wonderland behind.
- Intense 3rd Person Action – Use multiple upgradeable melee weapons, including the explosive Teapot Cannon, the punishing Hobby Horse, and the classic Vorpal Blade.
- Explore A Dark And Shattered Wonderland – Encounter familiar but now strange characters, including the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and the Red Queen.
- Magical Abilities – Obtain peculiar abilities in Wonderland such as floating with Alice’s dress, shrinking, or growing to towering sizes in order to crush enemies.
- Interactive Puzzles – Intuitive and rewarding puzzles such as transforming obstacles, musical memories, chess, and picture blocks.