An amazing looking 3D third-person game about an alien abducting rednecks for probing.
Historically earth has been portrayed as the good guys. In games such as Space Invaders, for example; or in films such as… well, any movie with aliens in it. Sometimes the intruders are friendly, sometimes not. Some bring messages of hope to earth and some want to cook us. It’s time to meet one specific alien who just wants to pick up some rednecks and give ‘em a darn good probing.
In Probed, from independent producers The BLOC, you are a stereotypical looking alien who gets free run in a small farming community which is populated by five stereotypical looking rednecks. Oh, and a small herd of cows. What you need to do is, using your probing tool, sneak up on the rednecks and probe them. They don’t like to be probed so they’ll turn red, seemingly on fire, and they will chase you down. Run, set up barriers or launch a decoy, do anything to escape them long enough for the mother ship to abduct them and do whatever probing happens up there.
You’ve been given three “traveling visas” and must keep a hold of them. If a would-be abductee gets a hold of you and you lose all of them, you yourself will be brought back up to the mother ship. Nobody knows if you get probed for failing your mission. It’s best not to ask.
All in all, it’s a great looking game which fills the previously void niche of probe related games. Its downsides are its shortness and awkward camera, but its pluses are equal and it’s still enjoyable, to a certain degree. Come for the scenery, stay for the probing.